“Prime Minister Modi has leveled a serious charge that Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat polls. We can understand
the worries of Modi but a PM is supposed to take action and not level allegations,” the Sena said.
The Sena also said it was futile to register complaint on the “EVM scams” with the “BJP-sponsored Election Commission”.
Shiv Sena ministers were demanding that the government’s list of beneficiaries be shared with them.
“All this is the ‘Mann ki baat’ of Pakistanis. Will the person, who does his ‘Mann ki baat’ every (month on a) Sunday will realise this?” the Sena asked in an apparent reference to PM Modi
The demand comes at a time when the Centre is mulling bringing in a legislation in the Winter Session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq which is still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down.
“In Maharashtra, the urban population constitutes 45 per cent of the total population of the state. Out of this, 30 per cent do not have access to toilets that compels them to defecate in the open,” the Shiv Sena said
The party said Shinde’s medical condition forced him to stop on the way and urinate by the roadside. “But the way this video was widely circulated and some media organisations discussed it, is not a sign of good journalism,” it said.
“Those who feel the current regime is divine dispensation should stop insulting god. Citizens are god and they have become beggars because of the demonetisation decision.”
The Chitrakoot Assembly segment borders Uttar Pradesh and thus, the deputy chief minister of that state, Keshav Prasad Maurya, had also camped there for three days to campaign for the BJP in the bypoll, the NDA constituent noted.
Suryakant Mahadik, president of the Bhartiya Kamgar Sena, affiliated to the Shiv Sena, wrote to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis opposing the proposed amendments, asking it should be reconsidered. “These reforms will just lead to more exploitation of the labourers.
Ever since the stampede at Elphinstone Road station, the MNS has been agitating against hawkers with stalls outside stations. The agitations have often turned violent. The Congress, on the other hand, has been speaking out in favour of the hawkers.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) led by Sharad Pawar on Tuesday attempted to widen the distrust between the warring allies — the BJP and Shiv Sena — with party leaders leaking information of a secret meeting between Pawar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
“The RSS chief says like Hindus, India belongs to others as well. The Shiv Sena chief says India belongs to Hindus first and others later, because there are more than 50 countries for Muslims,” Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“I can state with certainty that a cabinet expansion and reshuffle will take place. Some ministers will be dropped. Candidates who have greater potential will be inducted,” said CM Devendra Fadnavis
“The whole exercise of loan waiver implementation has, in fact, increased the miseries of farmers instead of providing relief to them,” the Sena, which is a part of the ruling alliance in Maharashtra, alleged.