BJP legislator Medha Kulkarni said that the cadre of BJP, Shiv Sena and other alliance partners were working together for the victory of the BJP candidate. “This alliance will continue in the state assembly elections as well,” she said.
“I learnt the news about not getting the ticket at 2.30 am. As soon as I woke up, I called Bapat and wished him luck,” he said, adding that soon after that, he rushed from Mumbai to Pune to meet Bapat in person and wish him. “I met him at the Pune office and wished him,” Shirole said.
The Pune Lok Sabha seat has been in the limelight for almost six months. No other Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra has been discussed, and its candidates have remained undecided, for such a long period.
In his appeal made through Facebook, the BJP leader, from Pune, said that people stranded in areas such as Fort, and at Mantralaya can rest or stay in his official residence 'Dnyaneshwari', located at Malabar Hill, till the situation shows improvement.
Following a raid at government-run G T Hospital after the FDA seized illegal stocks of orthopaedic supplies and medicines, action was taken on 37 hospitals across the state. All the 37 hospitals were investigated thoroughly and cases were filed against them. It was found that some of the hospitals had charged patients for devices that were re-used, he added.