Headline: Vishnu Deo Sai Set to Take Oath as Chhattisgarh’s First Tribal Chief Minister on December 13
Chhattisgarh is poised to witness a historic moment as Vishnu Deo Sai, a prominent BJP leader, is all set to assume office as the first tribal Chief Minister of the state. The oath-taking ceremony, along with the induction of his cabinet colleagues, is scheduled for December 13 in Raipur at the Science College Ground.
By constitutional norms, Chhattisgarh, with its 90-member assembly, can have a maximum of 13 ministers, including the Chief Minister. Vishnu Deo Sai, aged 59, emerged as the BJP’s legislative party leader on Sunday during a meeting attended by all 54 newly-elected BJP MLAs. The BJP secured victory in 54 out of the total 90 assembly seats in the state.
The swearing-in ceremony, a significant event for the state, will commence at 2 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, party’s Chhattisgarh in-charge Om Mathur, and Chief Ministers from various states are expected to grace the occasion.
The BJP’s triumph in the recent elections marked a notable shift in political dynamics, with the Congress witnessing a decline from its 2018 tally of 68 seats to a mere 35 this time. The Gondwana Gantantra Party, a regional outfit, secured victory in one segment. As Vishnu Deo Sai prepares to lead Chhattisgarh, the swearing-in ceremony promises to be a significant moment in the political landscape of the state.