Legislative assembly

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The BJP legislative party meeting has decided to select the next chief minister of Uttarakhand and is expected to be held in Dehradun on Monday.

“All newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly will be sworn in tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Vidhan Sabha, Uttarakhand BJP leader Madan Kaushik said.

“The Legislative Party meeting will be held in the evening. Afterwards, the name of the chief minister will be announced,” Kaushik said.

Meanwhile, Pramod Sawant, the Acting Chief Minister of Goa, announced on Sunday that the decision on the swearing-in ceremony will be taken at the legislative party meeting on Monday evening.

He said observers from the Bharatiya Janata party will travel to Goa on Monday to attend the legislative party meeting, ANI news agency reported.

“I went to Delhi yesterday, BJP observers will come to Panaji tomorrow for the Legislative Party meeting. The decision on the swearing-in ceremony will also be taken in the evening of tomorrow,” Sawant told ANI.

“The BJP will claim and approach the governor to form the next government tomorrow after the Legislative Party meeting,” he said.

Russia-Ukraine conflict

President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday he was “ready for negotiations” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but failure to do so would lead to “a Third World War”, CNN reported.

“I’m ready to negotiate with him. I’ve been ready for two years. And I think without negotiations we can’t end this war,” he was quoted by CNN in his report.

“I think we have to use any format, any chance to have a possibility to negotiate, the possibility to talk to Putin. But if these attempts fail, it would mean that it is a third world war”, he added.

Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine about a month ago, around 6.5 million people have been internally displaced, while another 3.2 million have fled to security reasons.