On 9/8/2022 there were two closing ceremonies. First one was of Commonwealth Games 2022 at 12.30 a.m. in Birmingham. It was 8/8/2022 in England. Second one was of Chess Olympiad 2022 at 8 p.m. in Madras officially known as Chennai. Madras is Tamil. It comes from Madraspatnam. Chennai is Telugu. I like historical names like Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Calicut, Cochin, Burma, Ceylon and so on. Between those ceremonies two significant events happened.
First one was cabinet expansion in Maharashtra. It took place after 11 a.m. Nine each from BJP and Shiv Sena were inducted. For 40 days Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis ran the government. They went to Delhi seven times to get clearance for cabinet expansion. With 20 ministers the cabinet is close to sanctioned strength of 43. Induction of Sanjay Rathod and Abdul Sattar was controversial. Sanjay Rathod was Forest Minister in Uddhav Thackeray government. He was linked to suicide of 22 years old Pooja Chavan of Poona on 8/2/2021. BJP had agitated for his removal. Sanjay Rathod had resigned on 8/2/2021. BJP’s Maharashtra Vice President Chitra Wagh was prominent in protests against Sanjay Rathod. After induction, Eknath Shine said police had investigated the matter and nothing was found against Sanjay Rathod. Chitra Wagh tweeted her fight against Sanjay Rathod will continue.
Maharashtra State Council of Exams had debarred Abdul Sattar’s two daughters for their alleged involvement in Teacher Eligibility Test case. Abdul Sattar denied the allegations.
Second one was Nitish Kumar dumping BJP in Bihar. He joined with RJD, Congress and some others. He had dumped BJP nine years back and had joined with RJD and Congress. In 2017 he had undercut Sonia Gandhi by suggesting Ram Nath Kovind’s name as Presidential candidate and extending support to him. Later he dumped RJD and Congress and joined with BJP. He cited CBI raid against Tejashwi. BJP should have known better than joining with Nitish Kumar. Now RJD and Congress should have known better than joining with Nitish Kumar. Foolishness of leaders of political parties knows no bounds. Wrong for BJP to speak of betrayal of people’s mandate now.
On 31/7/2022 Amit Shah had said BJP and JD(U) will fight 2024 Lok Sabha elections together under leadership of Narendra Modi. Arun Singh had said BJP and JD(U) will fight 2024 Lok Sabha and 2025 Legislative Assembly elections together.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Stupid Sonia. Stupid Tejashwi. Stupid Amit. Stupid Arun.
There was another event which was not as significant as the above two. After having the status of state party in Delhi and Punjab, AAP received that status in Goa. With one more state AAP will be a national party.