Under the project, dams will be constructed in five villages of Mokhada - Nilmati, Ghatkarpada, Pulachiwadi, Bedukpada and Udhale. Wednesday’s rally saw villagers from these villages participating, as well as those from nearby villages and hamlets.
Speaking at a rally on Monday, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray called the NCP and Congress scamsters and thieves. His reference to the drought was actually to the previous one, when the NCP, according to Uddhav, indulged in corruption in the fodder camps for cattle.
For a district that is among Maharashtra’s poorest, ravaged by cyclical drought and lack of development, the political discourse is focused on personalities and conflicts among them, including family feuds - sisters Pritam and state minister Pankaja Munde, their cousin Dhananjay Munde.
Marathwada’s complaints against the government are as plentiful as its water bodies are dry. Yet, across the eight Lok Sabha seats here, even an all-pervasive agrarian crisis will not drown out a BJP campaign on nationalism, finds Kavitha Iyer.
If the Congress candidate makes it, even if credit will be due to a large team of committed party workers and pollsters, Amit Deshmukh will still pick up that part of his father’s legacy — strong rebounds.
While independents who are namesakes of major parties’ official candidates are an old election ploy, 28-year-old Ashok Shankarrao Chavan shares former CM and sitting Nanded MP Ashok Chavan’s middle name too.
With three public meetings scattered 50 to 70 km apart in hilly Mudkhed and Umri talukas, Ashok Chavan has also squeezed into the day a series of consultations with party workers, other leaders on the campaign trail in his constituency and a press conference.
Among Maratha voters in Aurangabad, there is some resentment against Khaire for not actively supporting their cause. Aurangabad city witnessed the worst rioting when a bandh called by protesting Marathas turned violent in August 2018.
The DMK has attempted to cash in on the case, with no less than Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi addressing a rally in Pollachi, calling for a probe into the suicides of seven to eight young women in the town over the past few years.
In March 2018, under the Mudra scheme, Kashid took a loan of Rs 5 lakh from the Central Bank of India and set up ‘Brilliant Computer Institute’, which he runs from a 500-sq foot rented space in Rajgurunagar.
While over Rs 15 crore was released under the MPLAD scheme for each of the six MPs, barring Mumbai South MP Arvind Sawant of the Shiv Sena, the remaining spent the largest chunk of their funds on construction of toilets or drainage networks, or both, in their constituencies.
As of January 31, 2019, nearly 11 months since the long march, of a total of 3,62,502 claims for Individual Forest Rights filed with gram sabhas, only 1,25,681 progressed to the third tier, the District-Level Committees (DLCs). A total of 1,19,029 claims were accepted.
As some regions have reported acute water and fodder scarcity, the first government-run fodder camps for livestock will be operationalised soon, starting with Beed and Aurangabad districts, officials confirmed.