First Haryana cabinet expansion likely on Wednesday

first_imgAt least five newly-elected MLAs – three from BJP and two from Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) were expecting on Sunday that the Governor will call them to take oath as cabinet ministers but the swearing-in ceremony winded up immediately after Manohar Lal Khattar and Dushyant Chautala were sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, respectively.While one of the senior Haryana bureaucrats was continuously making announcements to the television crews to leave the VIP area, officials of Raj Bhawan and the state government were arranging chairs, vehicles for nearly a dozen of cabinet ministers. Arrangements were already in place and there were plans to induct at least five cabinet ministers. Then came the announcement that the cabinet ministers will take oath later.There are speculations that the swearing-in ceremony was closed as the names of the Cabinet ministers were not decided. Some sources said the JJP had besides the Deputy Chief Minister’s post was also eyeing important departments like Home, Finance and Excise which was not acceptable to some BJP leaders who had already demanded a Deputy Chief Minister’s berth for senior leaders like Anil Vij who earlier was Health and Sports minister.While none of the BJP and JJP leaders want to come on record on the issue of the allotment of portfolios, lobbying was already on to pocket the key departments.Sources close to the state government said that the first expansion of the BJP-JJP cabinet can take place on Wednesday. Apart from the two JJP MLAs, at least one independent MLA from the seven who announced their support to BJP can get cabinet berths. Ram Kumar Gautam and Ishwar Singh of JJP can be inducted as cabinet ministers. It will be difficult for BJP to placate all seven Independents who were quick to announce their support to BJP when JJP was undecided.The BJP-JJP coalition government will have a total of 13 ministers including the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. If three berths are reserved for JJP and independent MLAs, the rest of the vacancies will be filled in by the BJP MLAs. While Anil Vij, Seema Trikha, Banwari Lal and Kanwar Pal Gujjar besides others can get cabinet ranks.Khattar’s cabinet will comprise MLAs from all sections of the communities. While Seema Trikha will balance the gender equality, Anil Vij and Manohar Lal Khattar will represent the Punjabi community. Apart from Dushyant Chautala, any one or two of the Jat MLAs including Mahipal Dhanda, Praveen Dagar, Kamlesh Dhanda and JP Dala can get cabinet berths.While Bishambhar Valmiki can be made a minister from the Dalit quota, Abhay Singh Yadav or Ram Kumar Kashyap will get a cabinet rank from the backward class quota. Gyan Chand Gupta and Kamal Gupta are in the race of Speaker and Deputy Speakers. Former Indian Hockey Team Captain Sandeep Singh who won the election from Pehowa is likely to get the Sports and Youth Affairs portfolio.Those who will not get cabinet berths are likely to be accommodated as state ministers or the Chairman of boards and corporations.Read | Can Shiv Sena really push BJP towards NCP?Also read | Why Haryana stunned BJP, rekindled hopes for Congress and made Dushyant Chautala kingmakerYou may like it | Maharashtra election results: BJP’s vote share dips but it’s not aloneWatch | Uddhav Thackeray pushes for 50-50 formula for CM’s postlast_img read more

Ziege: Klopp is better than Guardiola & Pochettino

first_imgChristian Ziege believes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp can rightly be considered the best coach in world football.Klopp led Liverpool to their sixth European Cup last season, as they beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid.Their success in Europe came on the back of a 3-1 defeat in the showpiece event in 2017-18, while Klopp’s side also finished just one point behind Premier League champions Manchester City last term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Former Tottenham defender Ziege stressed Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino, along with Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac, should all be considered, though he places Klopp just above the pack.”I think you have to be careful with that. To rate the best coach in the world you have to count in all coaches, even the ones working in low-class leagues,” former Bayern Munich and Liverpool defender Ziege told Omnisport.”The conditions that Klopp, Guardiola, Pochettino or Niko Kovac are having, many coaches don’t. So you need to be careful with that title.”If you take those who everybody talks about, there is no one who did better than Klopp. I’m a big fan of his because he started at Mainz and finished fourth three times in a row in the second division.”He made Mainz a club who finally got promoted and developed to an incredible club. Then he went to Dortmund. He took this club to German champions and a Champions League title candidate. He elevated this club to a level which they are still today.”He went to Liverpool, the club who has been talking about becoming Premier League champions or being more successful for years and has been achieving the same there.”He won the Champions League and finished second in the league with 97 points, which is mayhem. Now he’s leading the league again, even though it is still early in the campaign. This proves to me that he has to be an exceptional coach, because all of this can’t happen by accident.”Despite Liverpool’s perfect start to the Premier League season, though, Ziege insists the Reds cannot yet be considered favourites to clinch the title.”They have to face City twice, United twice, Spurs twice, Arsenal once and Chelsea once,” he added.”You can always lose those games and the most difficult part is to win against those teams that are in the bottom of the table. However, the other teams need to overcome the same difficulties in order to catch Liverpool.”[The start] boosts your confidence, but it can all be gone within two games. It is way to early for a decision, much can happen.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more