When Shinde speaks, he says too would have raised his voice but for bad throat. Shinde keeps his speech short but touches the same topics which he did at other rallies. The crowd, like elsewhere, hears him out with rapt attention.
The CPI(M) has a strong base in Solapur. BJP’s Jaisiddheshwar Mahaswamiji, Congress’s Sushil Kumar Shinde and Ambedkar are in the fray from the constituency. Ambedkar has tied up with the AIMIM to float the BVA, which will contest all the 48 seats in the state.
Under the project, the government will provide financial subsidy up to Rs 1.5 lakh to a family, which owns a land, for building a house. In case of landless families, the government will provide a financial aid of Rs 50,000 and help the family find a suitable land to build the house.
"In response to a query from the Solapur EPF office, the Delhi office again clarified that EPF is indeed applicable and asked us to start enrolling these employees to avail the benefits,” said a senior EPFO official.
A 14-year-old boy from Solapur, who went missing in the early hours of Wednesday, was found by the Pune Rural Police a few hours later. The teenager was found in a state transport bus in Bhigwan and handed over to his family.