Mumbai Maharashtra News Highlights: Champa Singh Thapa, who was an assistant to the late Bal Thackeray, joined Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction of the Shiv Sena on Monday. Thapa was greeted and felicitated by Shinde in Thane’s Tembhi Naka area, where the chief minister had gone to participate in a Navratri procession. Thapa served Thackeray till his last breath and was also one of those at Matoshree who were close to the Sena founder.
The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Income Tax Department not to take action against Anil Ambani till November 17 over its allegation that the Reliance (ADA) Group chief had evaded Rs 420-crore taxes on Rs 814 crore held in two Swiss Bank accounts. Alleging the detection of undeclared offshore assets and investments, the Mumbai unit of the Income Tax Investigation Wing passed a final order in March 2022 against the industrialist under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) Imposition of Tax Act 2015. The order was filed after notices were issued to him on a web of alleged undeclared offshore assets, the first in 2019.
The BJP has sent a strong signal to its alliance partner, the Shinde faction of Shiv Sena, that it will have a greater say in Vidarbha region of the state. Of the total eleven districts in Vidarbha, the BJP has bagged guardian ministership in eight districts, leaving just three districts for Shinde’s Sena. The decision has raised eyebrows among the leaders of Shinde’s faction. CM Eknath Shinde Saturday finalised list of guardian ministers in 36 districts in the state.