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Who Made Cut For Republic Day Parade? Here's Complete List Of Tableaux Selected By Centre

Though The States That Have Been Rejected Have Blamed The Centre For Vindictive Politics, The Defence Ministry Maintains That Decision Was Purely About Rules And Was Apolitical.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 03 Jan 2020, 11:26:26 AM
In last two days, the Centre has reportedly rejected the tableaux proposals of four states.

In last two days, the Centre has reportedly rejected the tableaux proposals of four states. (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

After West Bengal, Maharashtra, Bihar and Kerala, one of the biggest questions on everybody’s mind was which states have made the cut and will be able to showcase their tableaux in the grand Republic Day Parade at Rajpath on January 26 later this month. The suspense is over and the list of finalists is out. The defence ministry has released the list of those states and departments that have been shortlisted for the Republic Day Parade. Though the states that have been rejected have blamed the Centre for vindictive politics, the defence ministry maintains that decision was purely about rules and was apolitical. So, which states and departments have been shortlisted for the Republic Day parade? Here’s the complete list:

1: Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

2: Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation

3: Department of Financial Services

4: NDRF, Ministry of Home Affairs

5: CPWD, Ministry of Housing Affairs

6: Ministry of Shipping Affairs

7: Andhra Pradesh

8: Assam

9: Chhattisgarh

10: Goa

11: Gujarat

12: Himachal Pradesh

13: Jammu and Kashmir

14: Karnataka

15: Madhya Pradesh

16: Meghalaya

17: Odisha

18: Punjab

19: Rajasthan

20: Tamil Nadu

21: Telangana

22: Uttar Pradesh

In last two days, the Centre has reportedly rejected the tableaux proposals of four states. On Friday, the Narendra Modi government rejected the tableau proposal by Bihar. The development comes after the Centre turned down West Bengal and Maharashtra’s plans for the Republic Day celebrations. According to sources in the government, Bihar’s bid did not find favour on the ground that it did not fulfil the necessary criteria laid down for choosing tableaux from the states for the occasion. Bihar had put forward its tableau based on the theme of 'Jal-Jivan-Haryali Abhiyan' launched by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in October 2019 to boost green cover.

Twenty-two proposals from 16 states and union territories and six from central ministries and out of a total 56 have been shortlisted for this parade. Maharashtra tableau was based on the 175-year-old journey of a theatre of the state. But reports suggest that it was not approved by the Union Culture Ministery. Some states have a chance for the rotational method every year.

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First Published : 03 Jan 2020, 10:44:03 AM