Ajay Jadhav

Articles By Ajay Jadhav

Stopped earlier, PMC may go ahead with water cuts across Pune soon

The civic body may have to take the step as water in the dams near the city has been drying up in the intense heat.

Charged campaign brings out voters in Baramati, areas partial to BJP-Sena see higher turnout

In the Congress bastion of Indapur assembly segment, the total polling was 1,94,572, which is 29,000 more than the number of votes polled in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Over 50 per cent Pune voters stay away; 1.25 lakh new voters, but only 40,000 more votes cast

The Pune Lok Sabha constituency comprises the assembly segments of Vadgaonsheri, Shivajinagar, Kothrud, Parvati, Pune Cantonment and Kasbapeth. 

Lok Sabha elections: Pune, Baramati vote in third phase today

The Pune constituency has 91 critical polling booths and live webcasting of 226 booths would be done to ensure that there is no law and order situation during polling process. Similarly, Baramati has 62 critical polling booths and webcasting of 285 of its polling booths would be done.

Constituency Watch, Sangli: No Congress, triangular fight keeps big names on toes

For the first time in history, Congress is officially out of the contest in the constituency.

Heard at Satara: ‘No respect for retired soldiers; need jobs, water’

With three days left for polling, no candidate has visited the village once till now. Only party vehicles with loudspeakers are making rounds of the village appealing for votes.

No secret understanding with NCP, BJP confident of winning in Baramati: Amit Shah

In first major BJP rally in Pawar bastion, party chief says: ‘don’t make mistake of re-electing NCP’.

More soldiers died during Modi’s rule: Raj Thackeray

Thackeray said the number of soldiers who have died in the last five years was higher than ever before. “More soldiers have died during Modi’s rule, but the Prime Minister was feeding cake to then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by making an unscheduled visit to Pakistan."

Two polling days in Pune, offices find it difficult to declare two holidays

The state government has also conveyed that those offices that could not keep their offices closed completely, can give a relaxation of two to three hours to employees, but with the prior permission of the district collector.

For PM Modi’s ‘secret’ visit, PMC repairs city roads, NCP says MCC violated

Modi is going to address an election rally in Madha in a couple of days and he is likely to make a brief halt at Pune en route, on April 16 or 17. The PMC’s official communication has mentioned that there was a need to “maintain secrecy about the Prime Minister’s visit” due to Model Code of Conduct.

Lok Sabha elections: Pune has 31 contestants in fray, direct fight between BJP, Congress

Three of the candidates failed to qualify as their nomination forms were declared invalid. Out of the remaining 43 candidates, 12 withdrew on the last day of withdrawal on Monday.

Lok Sabha elections: Battlelines drawn for keenly watched Maharshtra’s Baramati seat

Sitting NCP MP Supriya Sule, fighting to retain her seat for the third time, is pitted against BJP’s Kanchan Kul.

Decision 2019: Younger Pawars meet Rahul Gandhi, indicate past rift is well behind the two political families

During Rahul’s short visit to Pune — he arrived from Nagpur on Thursday night and left for Chandrapur on Friday evening — he took time out to meet Congress and NCP leaders separately. The two parties are leading the opposition front in the state.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: ‘I love Narendra Modi, he doesn’t feel the same about me,’ says Rahul Gandhi in Pune

Last year, after delivering a speech in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi, in a dramatic gesture, had walked up to the Treasury Benches and surprised Modi by hugging him. At that time too, he had said that he had no hatred for Modi at a personal level.

Younger Pawars meet Rahul Gandhi in Pune, may signal softening of NCP chief’s stance

It also reflects a considerable softening of NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s stance towards Rahul, years after he famously stated that the Gandhi scion will have to prove his mettle in politics before he could take charge of the Congress party.

After Modi jibe, Ajit Pawar hits back: ‘He should not be worried about our family’

At an election rally in Wardha, Modi had claimed that NCP chief Sharad Pawar was “losing his grip over the party” and his nephew Ajit Pawar was trying to take control.

With ticket to party loyalist Mohan Joshi, Congress sends the right message to pacify sulking cadre

Till Monday night, Pune, one of the most-watched Lok Sabha seats in the state, was the only constituency in Maharashtra where the Congress was yet to declare its candidate.

Pune: Worried about no access to private grounds for rallies, Congress seeks poll office help

District Collector and Election Officer Naval Kishore Ram said he has so far not been approached by any political parties with such concerns.

To ensure local leaders get along and campaign together, Chavan and Pawar hold joint meeting

Chavan, however, claimed that leaders of both parties have been able to put their differences at the local level aside and decide to campaign for the alliance candidate.

Pune district, 2 polling days, 4 constituencies: Officials take steps to prevent double voting

While Pune and Baramati Lok Sabha seats will go to polls on April 23, the election in Shirur and Maval will be held on April 29.