Youth representatives from political parties including Congress MLA Varsha Gaikwad, NCP’s Rohit Pawar (grandnephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar) and Lok Bharati’s Kapil Patil, as well as lyricist Javed Akhtar are also likely to be present at the event.
Top sources in the Shiv Sena and the NCP said while Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray finalised the list of portfolios Saturday evening and sent it to the Raj Bhavan for approval, it was not cleared by the latter.
Sources in the Sena and the NCP said the portfolios had been finalised by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday evening and sent to the office of the Governor, but had not been cleared, forcing another day’s delay.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar returned as Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister a little over a month after he had broken ranks to ally with the BJP. Many of the 14 NCP ministers sworn-in on Monday are seen as close aides of Ajit Pawar.
"Our cadre base is spread all across the state. It is also true that we have not been able to capitalise this for university elections. Immediate plan is to establish a strong foothold in all universities, including in Marathwada and Pune," says Varun Sardesai.
Though there has been speculation in the media about Chavan succeeding Vijay (Balasaheb) Thorat as state Congress president, senior party sources said the party leadership was not inclined to such a proposal as of now.
The Shivaji memorial was a flagship project of the then BJP-led state government. Work on the project was stopped in January, days after the Supreme Court, while hearing a special leave petition on January 11, orally asked the state not to proceed with the construction of the statue.
The CAG carried out an audit of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial Project between April and May 2019. The report, accessed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, was sent to state public works department (PWD) in October.
The Home department, sources said, had written to the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), asking for a building to be used as a temporary detention centre and an open plot to construct a permanent one.
Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today: The Bill, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha with a 311-80 margin at 12.02 am Tuesday, seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims who entered the country from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan until December 31, 2014.