Apart from Naredra Modi and Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti attended the ceremony. Former chief minister Harish Rawat was also present.
For the 70-seat strong Uttarakhand, BJP couldn‘t have scripted a better future for itself. The saffron party stomped over INC and IND with majority of 51 seats in an assembly election that is often seen as a referendum on Modi‘s reforms agenda -- particularly the cash ban.
2016 saw the worst political crisis in Uttarakhand marked by a major revolt against Chief Minister Harish Rawat by his own party's MLAs which caused his ouster from power and imposition of President's rule in the state which lasted for nearly two months till his reinstatement after the intervention of courts.
The ranking has been made by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. These are not final rankings, which will be released in August by the DIPP after thorough analysis and verification of the evidence uploaded by each state.
Twelve persons were killed and 25 others were missing as torrential rains and landslides hit Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts in the wee hours of July 1, burying villages in sludge with many residents trapped under the debris
BJP on June 13 alleged a scam worth Rs 1000 crores in centrally sponsored schemes including PMGSY in Uttarakhand and demanded a CBI probe into the irregularities
Noting that the state government looks upon National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) as a "partner in development", he said they can work together for construction and conservation of water reservoirs and tree plantation to combat the effects of climate change.
"There should be no bad blood between the state and the Centre. I want that the Centre should lend a helping hand to the state like it has done in the case of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra," Rawat said.
The Cabinet met briefly at Parliament House at around 12.45 PM after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court that the Centre will revoke President's rule in the state imposed over six weeks ago.
The Union Cabinet had brought the state under Central rule on the ostensible ground that Congress Chief Minister Harish Rawat was indulging in horse-trading to retain power.
The Supreme Court today ordered a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on May 10 when sacked Chief Minister Harish Rawat will seek a vote of confidence during which the nine disqualified Congress MLAs may be able to vote if the High Court permits them.
The Supreme Court today maintained that status quo in Uttarakhand be maintained and ascertained that there would be no floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly until the next hearing
The remarks came on a day when the government moved the apex court challenging the Uttarakhand High Court verdict quashing President's rule in the state.
Senior Congress leaders held discussions with their legal team on Thursday and decided to approach the SC with a caveat so that Rawat is heard before any verdict or ruling is given on the petition to be filed by the Narendra Modi government on Friday.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said he will mention the matter before the Supreme Court in the morning and seek a stay on the verdict which has revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat.
The floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly will take place on April 29, ruled the High Court. The nine Congress MLAs have been barred from taking part in the trust vote.
With less than 24 hours before the crucial trust vote in the Uttarakhand Assembly where Chief Minister Harish Rawat was to prove majority support for his government, the Centre, in a dramatic move, dismissed the Congress government and imposed President‘s rule citing breakdown of governance.
The state government had formed the three-member committee last year to probe 'Putrajeevak Beej', an ayuvedic product which allegedly promises a male child.
The panel has also pitched for viability gap funding, tax exemptions and separate tariff for waste-to-energy and compost projects.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are locked in an all out war over tit-for-tat corruption charges, suggesting that even the third day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be a washout.
While holding a meeting with Uttarkhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat here, Naidu said projects which are not even completed 50 percent will be put under new schemes and will get funds accordingly.
Union minister Harish Rawat, who lost in the race for Uttarakhand Chief Ministership, is sulking and said to have resigned from the Union government. Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs, sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress sources said.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said it is for Parliament to decide what should be the final shape of the Lokpal Bill.
The government's budgetary allocation to agriculture has increased by over three-fold to Rs 17,122.87 crore in 2010-11 as compared to the past four financial years, Parliament was informed today