A highly placed source in the Sena said, “There is mounting pressure on the party leadership to change the existing Sena ministers who have failed to deliver in the last three years.”
Though the BJP leadership knows that Sena is the best bet and most suitable partner when it comes to ruling Maharashtra, the party has plan B in place, in case the Sena pulls out of the alliance. The BJP has 122 seats in the 288-seat state assembly.
While asserting that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would complete his five-year tenure, the top leadership of the party said they are not depending on any one political party to get to the magic figure.
Steps suggested include preventing dumping of untreated solid waste in rivers
The state government is keen to attract maximum funds for the project through foreign investments at low interest rates over 30-35 years.
The state government — which had initially opposed the railway ministry’s plan to construct the station for the bullet train in Mumbai at BKC — Tuesday approved allotment of 0.9 hectare in the G-text block at BKC for the station.
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Last month, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured the Maratha delegation of the government’s resolve to find an amicable solution to all their demands, including reservation. The sub-committee was part of the promise made by Fadnavis.
A senior secretary present at the meeting said the financial institutions responded positively but raised some concerns related to the financial model.
Giving nod to include representatives from every organisation in the coordination committee, Fadnavis got experts to dispel fears about pollution likely to be caused by the oil refinery.
Their double standards show the confused leadership of Uddhav Thackeray.” He said the Sena reckoned that if it were to distance itself from the BJP, the organisation would split vertically.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in an article in Saamana Sunday alleged that PM Narendra Modi had offered a cabinet berth to NCP MP Supriya Sule.
Taking the help of Aadhaar numbers, a specially-devised software would help in scrutinising the eligibility of an applicant for loan waiver.
Although in majority of the projects central clearances have been sought, state wants the Centre to accord a special category status to facilitate immediate financial assistance up to Rs 10,800 crore.
The Jigaon major irrigation project in Vidarbha covers six talukas from Buldana district and two talukas in Akola district. The project in the cotton belt, which is in an advanced state of construction, will require Rs 7,740.80 crore.
Another area of concern raised by the state government was to expedite its ongoing 26 irrigation projects, which have been shortlisted in Prime Minister Krishi Sinchan Yojna, worth Rs 25,000 crore.
The districts which would benefit from the river linking projects include Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Mumbai and Aurangabad.
In the monsoon session on August 11 following pressure from the Opposition parties and preliminary facts pointing to violation of norms, Fadnavis announced a probe against all charges of alleged corruption in housing projects against Mehta.
Another charge against Mehta is that he made a noting on the controversial project file citing he has informed the decision to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
In 2004, a special task force set a 2013 deadline for makeover, sought investments of Rs 2 lakh crore over 10 years
The state government has made all departments adopt an integrated approach in taking every developmental project ahead to make each village a role model in Maharashtra and India.
The Shiv Sena with 18 members of Parliament has a lone representative, Anant Geete, as the Union Minister for Heavy Industries. The BJP, while keen to retain the support of its ally, sees no reason to go out of its way for the Sena, insiders said
Mehta is seen as the BJP’s Gujarati face in the current council of ministers. A former Mumbai BJP president, he is known as a networker with clout both at home and in Delhi. Now, however, he faces a probe ordered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over corruption charges in a housing project.
Last date of online form submission extended to September 15
“The Mira-Bhayander victory is the trust people have reposed in development works of the government. It is a mandate for vikas and vishwas," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
A senior officer in the ministry told The Indian Express, “We are working on a two pronged strategy. The foremost task is to complete the 225 ongoing projects, which would enhance our irrigation projects from 18 per cent to 27 per cent.”
To begin with, across the 355 talukas in Maharashtra, local BJP leaders will hold meetings to bring the two communities together through development projects.
The police took the action after taking cognizance of a video showing Raigad NCP general secretary Prashant Patil abusing the CEO of PSA Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Ltd in the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust premises in Navi Mumbai.
“If we were to give complete loan waiver it would incur a Rs 1.14 lakh crore budget. Can any state in the country afford such a loan waiver? Do you want to stop all the other schemes for the dalits, tribals and other sectors?” said Devendra Fadnavis.
The Marathas constitute 33 per cent of the state’s population and Muslims 10 to 12 per cent.
According to the report, state governnment is planning to provide support from other sources (including cess on petroleum products) to meet cash shortfall funding arising due to timing mismatch in monetisation of land and/or increase in cash shortfall funding required dye to deviation from traffic/tariff assumptions considered.
The strategy change was an outcome of the Presidential elections that led to a thumping victory of Ram Kovind. The voting in the state assembly saw the BJP eliciting support of 22 more MLAs representing smaller parties and independents.
The Opposition had been demanding action against Mehta and Desai. While Mehta is a BJP minister, Desai is from Shiv Sena.
The scope of the scheme, which provides 50 per cent concession in fees, has been expanded to benefit more Maratha students pursuing higher and professional studies. The decision will cost the government Rs 600 crore annually.
Marathas who constitute 33 per cent of the state population are the dominant political force in Maharashtra. For the last one year, the community has taken to streets through silent rallies to highlight their demands for reservation in jobs and education
Core committee plans to start agitation from August 14