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A Busy Weekend For President Murmu

March 13, 2023 14:48 IST

What some of our leaders were up to on the weekend.


IMAGE: President Droupadi Murmu with Prime Minister Narendra D Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan, here and below. Photograph: PTI Photo


Photograph: PTI Photo


IMAGE: Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha presents the President with a unique gift from his state when he called on her at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the first time after last week's swearing in. Photograph: ANI Photo


IMAGE: As did Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton. Photograph: ANI Photo


IMAGE: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong chose bouquets instead.
Surely, Meghalaya has enough traditional handicrafts, Conrad? Photograph: ANI Photo


IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti felicitates Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Ravindra Bhawan in Bhopal.
Millennials may not recall, but Umaji was MP chief minister for 259 days before she was briefly replaced by Babulal Gaur after which Shivraj Singh began his 13 year-reign as CM. Photograph: ANI Photo


IMAGE: In Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot meets the wives and children of those who lost their lives in the February 14, 2019 Pulwama attack, here, below and below. Photograph: ANI Photo


Photograph: ANI Photo


Photograph: ANI Photo


IMAGE: Congress MP Jairam Ramesh, right, makes a point to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at an all-party meeting before the second half of the Budget Session at UpaRashtrapati Niwas in New Delhi, here and below.
The Veep is, of course, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo


IMAGE: Jairam Ramesh has been very critical of Dhankar's move to appoint personnel from the Veep's secretariat to committees under the ambit of the Rajya Sabha secretariat.Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo


IMAGE: Dhankhar, left, tries a different beat much to the amusement of Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, third from right, Dr Sudesh Dhankar, second from right, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, right at the Ayurved Mahasammelan in Meerut. Photograph: PTI Photo


IMAGE: Has P T Usha joined the BJP?
Usha -- a nominated Rajya Sabha MP, flanked by Bihar BJP President Sanjay Jaiswal, right, and party MP Rakesh Sinha, left -- speaks to the media at a felicitation function organised for her at the BJP's Bihar headquarters in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo


IMAGE: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, right, during an aerial inspection of the four-lane Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg and Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg in Pune district. Photograph: PTI Photo

Photographs curated by Anant Salvi/
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/