“The CM claimed that maximum investments and job creation have taken place in Maharashtra during his tenure. This is nothing but a big lie... When I seek figures from them, they refuse to place the actual facts... because they don’t have anything to show,” Ashok Chavan said.
While a similar tug-of-war in the saffron alliance had been seen before the 2014 elections too, the Sena is more aggressive this year. The reason: The Shiv Sena would like to have as Chief Minister Aaditya Thackeray, the son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
The Congress has been jolted by its poor performance in the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, when it won only one seat in the entire state. In the other seats it contested, the party candidates came a distant second.
State AIMIM chief Imtiaz Jaleel, MP, told The Indian Express that AIMIM has decided to contest the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections on its own. "We are no more part of Vanchit Bahujan Agadhi," he said.
Tata Motors observed a block closure from August 28 to 31, the second one in August. The next block closure is slated to take place next week as the demand for its cars and heavy vehicles has dropped significantly
This is the second block closure this August, which could affect small scale industries employing 2,000 workers. However, company officials said there was nothing to worry as it would soon return to its “top gear”.
Former chief of BJP’s Pune unit, Yogesh Gogawale, said Jaitley’s leadership qualities were evident even back in the 1970s, when he was an integral part of the mass movement launched by Jayaprakash Narayan.
“When the omelette was served, there were worms on the plate, in the pepper pouch and tomato sauce,” Kale said. Kale said the IRCTC staff told him they would replace the food. He shot a video of the omelette with the worms.
Activists said that busy roads and residential areas have become popular spots for mandals to practise ‘dhol tasha’, resulting in traffic chaos and noise pollution. According to the activists, it should ideally be done on open grounds or near riversides.
While talks of Bhujbal’s likely return to Shiv Sena folds — he quit the party in 1991 — have also been gaining some ground, a clutch of Sena leaders, including Subhash Desai and Sanjay Raut, have reportedly expressed strong reservations against it.
The city of approximately six lakh people is now waiting for tankers for the supply of water. But the wait may be a long one, as the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC), till Monday evening, could not supply water to all the flood-hit areas.
The video was shot in Kolhapur on Thursday. After he came under fire today, the Minister tried to make amends as a video of him trying to rescue people from deep waters in Sangli district has been uploaded on the social media.