A delegation led by Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana president Raju Shetti and social activist Medha Patkar met NCP president Sharad Pawar Tuesday to discuss the adverse impact of the controversial farm laws.
IPS officer Param Bir Singh, who has accused former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption resulting in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government initiating several inquiries against him, has been on leave for close to two months.
In the Vidarbha region, the Wardha District Cooperative Bank has not extended a single rupee in crop loan this Kharif season. Due to a huge financial problem, officials said, the bank had set a zero target.
While many ministers in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government are vocal about the Maratha reservation issue, they have maintained a studied silence on the 5 per cent reservation for Muslims in education that was upheld by the Bombay High Court.
Sources in the ministry of cooperation and marketing said, “Despite the ongoing pandemic and surplus production for past three years leading to decline in sugar demand and prices, Maharashtra has fared well.”
The BJP will seize the development to exploit the emotive reservation plank to consolidate its political base across Maharashtra. The developments provide them an opportunity to argue how MVA failed to protect the SEBC act which was adopted by Maharashtra government.
Senior cabinet members from the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress attacked Fadnavis for procuring the medicine on his own, questioned his intentions, and accused him of interfering in the work of the police.
Although enrolment under MNREGA in the state increases in peak summer -- from mid-April to June end -- the Covid 19 restrictions are believed to be a primary reason for growing demand for MNREGA in rural Maharashtra.
The letter's contents prompted BJP's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis to meet the Union Home Secretary in Delhi and hand over a sealed envelope “containing 6.3GB of records related to police transfers and posting deals”.
The project was sanctioned in 1997 at a total cost of Rs 699 crore, which has now escalated to Rs 13,874 crore. The largest component is of Rs 4,900 crore required for land acquisition to relocate 30,000 families from 32 villages.
According to highly-placed sources in the government, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is not in a hurry to make any final decision as the situation is evolving, with the intervention of the Supreme Court, which has put a stay on the implementation of the laws.