List of Politics Events on March-1998

6- March-1998 A Congress(I) Ministry headed by Virbhadra Singh is sworn in at Himachal Pradesh.
7- March-1998 A. B. Vajpayee is elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.
10- March-1998 A. B. Vajpayee agrees to form a government with 252 members including the BJP and it's allies.
10- March-1998 B. B. Lyngdoh of the United Democratic Party is sworn in Chief Minister of Meghalaya. The 12-day-old Congress(I) Ministry resigned following the failure of the party nominee to be elected as Speaker.
14- March-1998 Sonia Gandhi takes over as the Congress(I) president from Sitaram Kesri.
15- March-1998 Mr. Vajpayee is appointed Prime Minister. The number of MPs supporting the formation of a government by the BJP stands at 264 in a house of 539, just short of the working majority of 270. However, the President sees the figure as crossing the half-way mark as the Telugu Desam decides to remain neutral. Earlier, the Congress(I) conveys to the President its decision not to stake claim to form a government.
16- March-1998 Sonia Gandhi is elected chairperson of the Congress(I) Parliamentary Party.
18- March-1998 A.B. Vajpayee, the Prime Minister-designate, releases the 'national agenda for governance' in New Delhi. It is silent on the Ram temple issue, scrapping of Article 370 and a uniform civil code.
19- March-1998 BJP-led coalition government is sworn in. Atal Behari Vajpayee became the second time Prime Minister of India.
19- March-1998 Abdul Rauf Seddiopui, Samajwadi Party leader, is shot dead near Jadharpur village in Bareilly district.
19- March-1998 E.M.S. Namboodiripad, veteran communist leader of CPM and Kerala's first Chief Minister, passed away in Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 88.
20- March-1998 Rajesh Kumar Singh, CPI(ML) leader, is shot at Pandeypur village in Patna.
24- March-1998 G.M.C. Balayogi of the Telugu Desam is elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha as the candidate of the BJP-led Government.
28- March-1998 The BJP-led alliance survived its first test of trust with the support of Chandrababu Naidu's Telgu Desam Party. Jayalalitha continues to call the shots.
29- March-1998 The new govt. wins the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha.