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MGP, GSM, Shiv Sena form anti-BJP coalition in Goa

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Jan 10: Setback to the BJP, RSS rebel Subhash Velingkar on Tuesday announced the formation of a new three-party political alliance between the MGP, Shiv Sena and Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM).

Former PWD minister and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader Sudin Dhavalikar would be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the coalition front.

Velingkar, who was appointed convenor of the alliance, also said that they, for now, had decided to contest 37 out of the 40 legislative assembly seats in Goa.

MGP, being the senior alliance partner would contest in 26 seats, GSM in six and the Shiv Sena in five assembly seats.

“We will work out a common minimum programme to ensure smooth functioning of the alliance,” Velingkar told a press conference in Panaji.

“Our agenda is to protect Goa’s languages and culture… Once we come to power government grants to English medium schools will be withdrawn,” he said.

The former RSS leader was sacked as sanghachalak for Goa region, for his consistent criticism of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), over its alleged anti-regional language policies, especially promotion of English language as the medium of instruction in government-aided primary schools.

The MGP entered the alliance, which was first floated by Velingkar, less than a month after two of its cabinet ministers were sacked from the BJP-led coalition cabinet after their criticism of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s leadership.

The Shiv Sena, meanwhile, was already committed to a grand anti-BJP alliance.

The alliance was represented on Tuesday by leaders of the three parties namely Anand Shirodkar, Sudin Dhavalikar and the member of parliament Sanjay Raut of the GSM, MGP and the Shiv Sena, respectively.

While Velingkar said, that the Manch would not enter into any alignment with the BJP after the results were declared, the MGP leader expressed his party’s commitment to taking on the BJP in all the 37 constituencies but preferred to keep his options open in the post-poll scenario.

“I cannot tell you that now… Sometimes in politics you have to adopt Chanakyaniti,” Dhavalikar said.

The MGP leader also had words of praise for Union minister Manohar Parrikar and Nitin Gadkari, while he blamed Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for sacking them from the alliance government in Goa, of which they were cabinet ministers from 2012-2016.

The MGP has also been in alliance with the Congress in Goa from 2007-2012.

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Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain discharged from LNJP hospital

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New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and  Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday discharged from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. 

Sisodia was admitted yesterday after his ketone level reached 7.4.

Sisodia announced his recovery on Twitter before getting discharged.

“With doctor’s care and your blessings, I am recovering fast,” he tweeted.

“Yesterday (Monday), my ketone level was 7.4 and BP reached 184/100, which was leading to renal failure. But now everything is under control. If doctors allow I’ll try to be back to work today only,” the Minister said.

He was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past 7 days at LG’s residence against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.

Late on Sunday night, Jain, who was also on an indefinite hunger since June 12, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital due to deteriorating health.

Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleague have been camping in the Raj Niwas, since June 11 protesting against IAS officers on de facto strike and seeking approval to the Delhi government’s proposal to supply ration to the poor at their houses.

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PM Modi turns blind eye to anarchy in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the national capital, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the crisis.

Gandhi tweeted “Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos and disorder”.

“People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out,” he added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor’s residence for straight eight days in a row, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give a nod” to the IAS officers to end their strike.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday also continued its counter-protest against Kejriwal’s stir.

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Manish Sisodia hospitalised

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New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in the national capital on Monday following a failing health, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

“Sisodia being shifted to hospital,” Kejriwal tweeted.

According to the reports, Sisodia’s ketone level reached 7.4, following which the decision was taken to move him to a hospital.

Late on Sunday night, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was also on an indefinite hunger since June 12, was also shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital due to deteriorating health.

In another tweet on Monday, Kejriwal said that Jain “is doing well”.

Jain and Sisodia were camping in the Raj Niwas along with

Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleague have been camping in the Raj Niwas, since June 11 protesting against IAS officers on de facto strike and seeking approval to the Delhi government’s proposal to supply ration to the poor at their houses.

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