The eight assembly seats in the city — Parvati, Pune Cantonment, Kasba Peth, Kothrud, Shivajingar, Vadgaonsheri, Khadakwasla and Hadapsar — were all won by the BJP in the 2014 assembly elections, in which all prominent state parties, Congress, NCP, BJP, Shiv Sena and MNS, had contested separately.
The state government said in a statement that despite the Swachh Bharat Mission being implemented across Pune, rapid urbanisation is generating large amounts of waste, which is affecting the health of residents.
The Baramati town had witnessed tense moments during the roadshow of Fadnavis, when he had criticised the NCP. The CM had said that the mass exodus in NCP was due to “wrongdoing” by its party leadership.
The flood-hit districts are Congress-NCP strongholds, and the Opposition alliance was quick to criticise the government for allegedly responding late. The ruling alliance, however, not only managed to make its presence felt during relief efforts, but also lured several Opposition leaders to its fold.
Documents such as the spot panchnama done by the Talathi, police patil, sarpanch or the director of the local cooperative milk federation will be considered valid certification for compensation, it stated.
In a government resolution (GR), the state said that excess rain in the Krishna river basin in July and August had led to severe flood situation, which wreaked havoc, particularly in Sangli and Kolhapur districts, and claimed over 40 lives.
The decision was taken on August 5, at a time when several parts of the state, including Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, were grappling with flood-like conditions caused by heavy rain and overflowing rivers. The river passes through Pimpri-Chinchwad.
The petitioner, environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar, and groundwater expert Shashank Deshpande, on Sunday organised a meeting, where they pointed out the various problems that arise due to encroachment on riverbeds.