According to sources, the BJP’s move is aimed at exposing the “rift” in the MVA alliance. The BJP, sources said, reckons that the Sena will find itself in a catch-22 situation on the controversial issue as the Congress and the NCP disagree over conferring the Bharat Ratna on Savarkar.
“The silence of the Maharashtra government over Sambhaji Bhide, who played a crucial role in the riots at Koregaon Bhima, is shocking. Instead of raising a hue and cry over the Elgaar Parishad probe, Sharad Pawar should demand action against Bhide,” Ambedkar told The Indian Express.
“The greatness of B R Ambedkar cannot be measured with the height of a statue. It is a futile exercise undertaken by successive governments to serve their politics,” Prakash Ambedkar told The Indian Express.
Athawale said, “The local civic body has raised some objections as the Ambedkar memorial is in residential premises. The local civic body Queens Council should address the matter to ensure the memorial is not scrapped. The UK government should also overrule the objection against the memorial.”
In an interview with Indian Express, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi president Prakash Ambedkar says enforcement of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is not just against Muslims, but also Hindus and seeks to polarise both the communities.
Although Khadse did not directly name party leaders at the Centre or state, his ire was directed against the style of functioning in the organisation, and the decision to form a government with NCP leader Ajit Pawar.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Tuesday night invited Uddhav Thackeray to take the oath of office and secrecy at 6.40 pm on Thursday at the Shivaji Park in Dadar after he received a letter from the Maha Vikas Aghadi which stated it had the support of 166 MLAs.
Ties with BJP have been strained. But is that what explains the Shiv Sena going for broke in Maharashtra? Or is it part of the churning within the party, seeking to expand its base and in midst of a generation change, seven years after Bal Thackeray’s death? The Indian Express report on a new Maharashtra power balance
Hours after caretaker Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to say that he doesn’t have the numbers to stake a claim, BJP leaders said the move will send a positive message to the cadre as well as the voters.
This was the first time Fadnavis and Thackeray elaborated about their differences in public. They did not, however, rule out joining hands in the coming days. But both also put the onus of taking forward negotiations for government formation on each other.
In its assessment of the extent of damage, the state agriculture department has said that over 54.22 lakh hectares have been hit by heavy rain, with the eight districts of Marathwada reporting damage across over 22.71 lakh hectares.