DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2023, PUNE, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES `6.00 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 STATE TO GET TWO DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTERS ` 74 per kilo ` 102 per kilo ` 124 per kilo ` 76 per Dozen BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY BJPhasanameforChhattisgarh:Tribal leaderVishnuDeoSaitobenewCM OnSpeakerpost, RamanSinghsays willtakewhatever roleisassigned Sai’s turnaround: Replaced as state BJP chief pre-polls, named CM post-victory VIKAS PATHAK & JAYPRAKASH S NAIDU JAYPRAKASH S NAIDU NEW DELHI, RAIPUR, DEC 10 ENDING THE suspense in Chhattisgarh, the BJP on Sunday namedseniortriballeaderVishnu DeoSai(59),aformerUnionminister and three-time state party president, as its Chief Minister. Soon after the party's newly elected 54 MLAs met its central observers in the afternoon, Sai's name was proposed by former RAIPUR, DECEMBER 10 ChhattisgarhCM-designateVishnuDeoSaiandotherparty leaderswith GovernorBiswabhusanHarichandan,Sunday. ANI chief minister Raman Singh and seconded by senior leaders Brijmohan Agrawal, the party's longest serving eight-time MLA, andstateBJPchief ArunSao,who resigned from the Lok Sabha after winning the Lormi Assembly CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Rebel faction halts bid to sell 2 plots of land in Osho Ashram for Rs 107 crore MANOJ MORE PUNE, DECEMBER 10 THE OFFICE of the Joint Charity Commissioner in Mumbai has rejected an application from the Osho International Foundation (OIF), which runs the Osho InternationalMeditationResort, to sell two plots of prime land in Koregaon Park area of Pune following objections from a rebel faction of Osho disciples. The OIF had sought permission to sell the two plots of land measuring around 9,800 square metre and located inside the Osho International Meditation Trustees making hasty decisions without seeking expert advice: Order osho.com Resort – formerly known as Osho Ashram – for Rs 107 crore toatrustbelongingtoindustrialist Rahul Bajaj's family. The rebel faction of disciples had protested this move, accus- ing the OIF trustees of trying to cause damage to the legacy of their spiritual guru. Denying permission for the deal,JointCharityCommissioner R U Malvankar in an order passed on December 7 directed the OIF “to refund the earnest amount of Rs 50 crore received from Rajivnayan Rahulkumar Bajaj and Rishab Family Trust without interest”. “Thepastrecordof OIFshows that the trustees are habitually dealing with the properties of the Trust. They are not serious withthefundsandincomeof the Trust. They are making hasty CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FROM BEING replaced as Chhattisgarh BJP president last year by OBC face Arun Sao, former Union Minister Vishnu Deo Sai, in a remarkable turnaround, was appointed the state’s new Chief Minister on Sunday. In,perhaps,thefirstindication of his elevation, Union Home CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Tribal outreach BY CHOOSING Vishnu Deo Sai as Chhattisgarh CM,theBJPhastakenforward its tribal outreach, months before the Lok Sabha polls. Sai hails from the Surguja belt, where the party won all the 14 seats. Mayawati names nephew political heir, keeps UP & Uttarakhand for herself ASAD REHMAN LUCKNOW, DECEMBER 10 ‘On electoral bonds, SC must not overreact. If it calls them illegal, we go back to cash’ SUBHASH CHANDRA GARG FORMER FINANCE SECRETARY PAGE 16 AT A party meeting held to discuss the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, BSP president MayawationSundayannounced that her nephew Akash Anand will be her political successor, party leaders said. She also gave him the responsibility of strengthening the party in all states barring Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, they said. Speakingtoreportersoutside the party office in Lucknow after Article 370: 4 yrs after J&K special status scrapped, SC verdict today EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 10 OVER FOUR years after Jammu andKashmir(J&K)lostitsspecial status following the abrogation of Article 370, and the state was reorganised into the two Union territoriesof J&KandLadakh,the Supreme Court on Monday is scheduled to deliver its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre's decision. On September 5, a five-judge Constitution Bench presided by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud had reserved its judgment after hearing the petitioners, the Centre and J&K administration for 16 days. The Bench includes Justices S K Kaul, Sanjeev Khanna, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. Justice Kaul will retire on December 25 while the other three Judges are in line to be the Chief Justice of India. Thecourtheardaclutchof 23 petitions. These included some which were filed before the August 5, 2019 changes, challenging Section 35A of the Constitution that empowered J&K to make special laws for its EXPRESS NETWORK SECURITY TIGHTENED, EYE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SAYS J&K POLICE P8 EXPLAINED LAW WHAT HAPPENED IN SC HEARINGS PAGE 14 permanent residents. Some of the petitioners, who commenced arguments on August 2, submitted that Article 370 was meant to be temporary, only until the Constituent Assembly for the erstwhile state took a decision, one way or the other. But with the term of the Constituent Assembly having expired in 1957, the provision CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE WORLD Mayawati with Akash Anand in Lucknow on Sunday. 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