Vishnu Deo Sai govt in Chhattisgarh to hold first cabinet meet, discuss poll promises

The first cabinet meeting of the newly-formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Chhattisgarh will take place on Thursday, Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai has said.

Sai was sworn in as chief minister on Wednesday, while two party MLAs Arun Sao and Vijay Sharma took oath as deputy chief ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Ramdas Athawale, BJP president J P Nadda and many other party leaders attended the swearing-in ceremony here that saw a massive gathering of around 50,000 people.

Sai and his two deputies later went to the Mantralaya and took charge after performing rituals.

The three held talks with state chief secretary Amitabh Jain and Director General of Police Ashok Juneja there.

Talking to reporters, Sai said, “The cabinet meeting will be held on Thursday. An introductory programme with secretaries of all departments will also be held. Subsequently a press briefing will be done.”

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