NEWSPAPERS- SCAN – MARCH 13
With attention now turning to government formation in the states where assembly elections were held recently, the Hindustan Times writes “Parrikar appointed Goa CM, BJP set to claim Manipur too”. The Times of India reports “Shah to pick UP, Uttarakhand CMs”. Regarding Punjab, the Pioneer states “Amarinder to be Punjab’s captain from March 16”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s address to the party cadres and supporters in Delhi in the wake of the BJP’s electoral success dominates the front pages. “Poll win underlines New India,says PM : Poor want leg-up not handout” reports the Indian Express. The Daily News and Analysis quotes Mr Modi as saying “Our governments will be for those who voted for us and those who didn’t”.
Here are some interesting nuggets regarding the newly elected legislators in UP. The Hindu writes “322 new UP MLAs are crorepatis”. The Times of India reports “Record 38 women in UP assembly”.
The election results in UP have spurred intra-party developments within the Samajwadi Party or SP. The Pioneer says “SP leaders blame Akhilesh for party’s crushing defeat”. Highlighting party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s response, The Tribune writes “Nobody to blame for defeat, MSY comes to son’s defence”.
In what can make the judicial system deliver justice faster, the Hindu states “SC cracks down on judicial delays : In a slew of guidelines for High Courts, it sets deadlines for hearing, disosing of criminal cases”. The initiative to speed up cases as it reports “Fast track prosecution cases against shell companies: Central board of Direct Taxes to taxmen”.
If you’ve been wondering about the unusually cold March in north India, here’s news that could chill your bones. The Hindustan Times says “At minus 0.9 degree celsius, Shimla records coldest March in three decades”.