BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on January 13 requested the Election Commission to form an inquiry against NCP’s minister Dhananjay Munde. Somaiya also demanded Munde’s resignation over the rape accusation by a female singer with whose sister the latter was in an extra-marital relationship. While Munde denied the charges calling it a blackmail attempt, Somaiya wrote to the EC that Munde did not disclose his second marriage details and properties… read-more
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For unknown reasons, actor Sonu Sood met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence on January 13. The move highlights the recent complaint filed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation alleging the actor of being a 'habitual offender'. Reportedly, the actor was accused of carrying out illegal construction work at his six-storey residential building ‘Shakti Sagar’ in the Juhu area. However, Sonu filed a petition stating he did not construct… read-more
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Maha Vikas Aghadi partners - Shiv Sena and NCP - fought each other over a banner of Sena candidate displayed at the Bhiwandi office. Being at the loggerheads over the Bhiwandi local body seat, the NCP’s Ganesh Gulvi and Sena’s Praveen Gulvi and their aides attacked each other. Reportedly, the Bhiwandi Election Commission has called for investigations after registering a case on NCP district president’s complaint.
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Citing Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, the Nationalist Congress Party minister Nawab Malik stated Congress leaders suffered miscommunication. The issue arose when Sonia Gandhi on December 18 wrote to the Maharashtra CM, asking for "legislative backing to utilize the funds allocated for SCs/STs". Malik said that since a Congress member headed the tribal department in the state’s Maha Vikas Aghadi… read-more
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Touted as the first party to take such step, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has set up a 'LGBT cell'. NCP's Maharashtra chief Jayant Patil on October 5 launched the cell, and appointed Priya Patil as its state-head. Jayant Patil said, "We will continue our efforts to bring them into the mainstream." Reportedly, the party has promised the constitution of such cell in its election manifesto as well.
Union Minister and BJP ally Ramdas Athwale on September 28, opined that Shivsena should rejoin the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to rule Maharashtra. He stated that after the coalition, Uddhav Thackeray should be the CM for a year and former CM Devendra Fadnavis should be rule for the following three years. He also added that Sharad Pawar's NCP should join the NDA if Shiv Sena refutes, so the latter might get 'big… read-more
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Citing financial miseries faced by the gym owners, NCP MP Supriya Sule has requested Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to re-open the gyms and fitness clubs. She said that gyms should also be brought under the state's 'Mission Begin Again', which aims to lift lockdown restrictions gradually. Earlier former CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and MNS chief Raj Thackeray had also requested the state government to consider reopening gyms.
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Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar's son Parth Pawar, expressed his contentment upon the peaceful and smooth end to the long-drawn Ram Janmabhoomi issue. Parth posted in social media, "Finally, Shri Ram, who embodies the faith and cultural identity of India, will be home in peace. The fight was bitter and long". "However, there was a sentiment attached to Babri Masjid. Let’s respect those who lost," Parth added.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on June 8 criticised Maharashtra government for its handling of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. "It looks like the situation in Maharashtra is more of a circus than a government", said Rajnath. "It is highly unfortunate to see the state crawling despite having a strong leadership of NCP chief Sharad Pawar", he added.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express