Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more

Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more


Indian politics saw an eventful day today, from Chief Minister Hemant Soren winning the floor test amid allegations and Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing his maiden rally in Jammu and Kashmir after resigning from the Congress, to leader Rahul Gandhi making a host of promises at his Ahmedabad rally as Gujarat gears up for the Assembly polls. We take a look at the major political events of the day through pictures:

Soren wins trust vote

The Hemant Soren-led government proved its majority in the Jharkhand Assembly Monday. Soren had called for a trust vote amid allegations of MLA-poaching in the state. None of the MLAs of the JMM-led UPA alliance voted against the ruling government.

Soren 2 - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Soren along with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) MLAs arrived for the floor test in the State Assembly during a one-day special session in Ranchi on Monday morning, Sept. 5. (PTI)

Azad’s maiden rally after quitting Congress

Addressing his maiden rally in Jammu and Kashmir after resigning from the Congress, former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad stressed that his new party would bring together the people of the two provinces of the Union Territory, with its topmost agenda being restoration of statehood to J&K and “protection of the rights of locals” to land and employment.

Azad 1 - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently quit Congress party, interacted with his supporters in Jammu on Monday, Sept. 5. (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Ahmedabad

Amid the upcoming state elections in Gujarat, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday. Addressing the Congress’s booth-level workers at the ‘Parivartan Sankalp Rally’ at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gandhi made a host of promises to the people of Gujarat, where the Assembly polls are due later this year.

His promises included a loan waiver of up to Rs 3 lakh to farmers of Gujarat, LPG cylinder at Rs 500 instead of Rs 1,000, free electricity to farmers and up to 300 units of free power to general consumers, if his party comes to power in Gujarat.

 

Rahul Gandhi rally 1 - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at Sabarmati Riverfront event venue during Parivartan Sankalp rally in Ahmedabad on Monday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

In a major jolt to the Congress, Gujarat Youth Congress president Vishwanathsinh Vaghela resigned from the Congress alleging allotment of posts in exchange of money and the alleged control of the Gandhi family on the party, a day before the arrival of Gandhi in Ahmedabad.

Rahul Gandhi 4 - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by party workers on his arrival in Ahmedabad on Monday, Sept. 5. (PTI)

Nitish Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi

Bihar Chief Minister met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday evening. This is Nitish’s first visit to the Capital since leaving the NDA and returning to the Mahagathbandhan fold.  Sources said Nitish wanted to meet Sonia too in Delhi, but she is out of the country.

 

Nitish Kumar 1 - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar leaves from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s residence in New Delhi after meeting him on Monday evening. (Express photo by Anil Sharma)

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets his TN counterpart MK Stalin

Kejri Stalin - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gives bank debit card to the students at the inauguration ceremony of “Innovation Girl” program held at Bharathi Women’s College Campus, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI)

 

President Murmu awards educators

Murmu - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more President Droupadi Murmu presents an award to a teacher at a function on the occasion of Teachers’ Day at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday, Sept. 5. (PTI)

Bihar political stalwarts meet up

Lalu - Picture this: Hemant Soren wins trust vote, Azad addresses first rally after Cong exit, and more Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Patna on Monday, Sep. 5. Deputy CM Tejashwi was also present there. (PTI)