Raj Thackeray accuses Uddhav of horse-trading in BMC | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs Raj Thackeray accuses Uddhav of horse-trading in BMC – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Politics

Raj Thackeray accuses Uddhav of horse-trading in BMC

Published

on

Raj Thackeray-wefornews

Mumbai, Oct 15, 2017: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Sunday accused cousin Uddhav Thackeray amd the Shiv Sena of “horse-trading”, two days after six MNS BMC corporators defected to the Sena.

“These municipal corporators have been bought over by Shiv Sena. Money was thrown to break these (MNS) corporators,” Raj said, in the most direct attack on his estranged cousin till date.

Raj backed it up with a sensational revelation that the corporators were bought over “for Rs 5 crore each by Shiv Sena”.

He claimed that the people were fed up with Shiv Sena’s dirty politics and “it’s because of Uddhav’s low-level politics that even I quit that party”.

He warned that people of the state won’t forget this and “I shall also remember it”.

The MNS chief also dismissed suggestions that he (Raj) had entered into a secret political deal with the Shiv Sena.

“I have not sent these six corporators… Why should I? If I wanted, I would have despatched all my seven corporators… The Shiv Sena is spreading canards against me,” Raj said.

He admitted that he had always helped his cousin’s party, “but this was not expected of the Shiv Sena”.

On Friday, in a political development that shocked the MNS and Bharatiya Janata Party, six out of seven MNS corporators in BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) defected to the Shiv Sena.

With this, the ruling Sena strength in the 227-member BMC shot up from 83 to 89. It also has the support of independents.

The strength of the BJP, which won a bypoll in Bhandup, shot up to 83. Two independents also support it.

After the Bhandup win, the BJP had claimed it would soon topple the Shiv Sena and install its own Mayor on the country’s biggest and richest civic body.

 

India

Covid positive staff at PAC meet sparks scare among MPs

Now, calls are being made to all those who attended the meeting, asking them to remain quarantined as a matter of precaution.

Published

on

By

adhir ranjan chowdhury congress

New Delhi, July 14 : In what could spell trouble for different Parliamentary committee meetings which have resumed after almost four months, all those who attended the Department Related Standing Committee for Public Accounts or PAC meet have been advised to go into quarantine after a staff who was present at the meeting tested positive for Covid-19.

Most members like Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury or DMK’s T.R. Baalu, who attended the meet and went back after meeting several people, have been informed about the official who was present at the PAC meet and later tested positive.

The meeting took place on July 10, while the official tested positive on Tuesday, which essentially means that the 18 MPs who attended the meeting carried on with their normal life for the last few days. The PAC has a total of 20 members, out of which 15 are from the Lok Sabha and 5 from the Rajya Sabha.

Among the 18 MPs who attended the meeting were the committee’s chairperson Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, senior DMK leader and former Union Minister T.R. Baalu, BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrashekhar, senior BJP leader Bhupender Yadav and Trinamool MP Sukhendu Shekhar Ray, among others.

Now, calls are being made to all those who attended the meeting, asking them to remain quarantined as a matter of precaution.

On Tuesday evening, Rajeev Chandrashekhar tweeted, “Ok, so I came to Delhi. Attended Parliamentary Committee meeting on 10th. Turns out one staff of Committee secretariat has tested COVID positive today. So I am headed to 7 days quarantine.”

With the gradual resumption of different committee meetings, the government is exploring the possibility of convening a short Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats have explored all the possibilities, including using a substitute venue like Vigyan Bhawan, to ensure seating with “do gaaz ki doori”, but none were big enough to accommodate the entire Parliament together.

With this incident, many parliamentarians believe that the fate of other parliamentary committees and even the Monsoon Session has now become uncertain.

Earlier, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had complained about thin attendance, arguing for a virtual meeting, which both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats have turned down.

Significantly, on Tuesday, two key BJP leaders — MoS Jitendra Singh and party General Secretary Ram Madhav — went into self quarantine after BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir chief Ravinder Raina tested positive for coronavirus.

Just two days back, Raina had accompanied both the leaders to offer condolences to the family of Wasim Bari, a local BJP leader who was killed along with his father and brother by terrorists in Bandipora town in north Kashmir.

Continue Reading

Politics

It’s raining resignations in Rajasthan Congress after Pilot’s sacking

High alert has been sounded in Gujjar-dominated areas in Dausa, Ajmer, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur to avert any untoward incident.

Published

on

Sachin Pilot

Jaipur, Jul 14 : Soon after Sachin Pilot was removed as Deputy Chief Minister and Pradesh Congress Committee president, Rajasthan NSUI president Abhimanyu Poonia on Tuesday also tendered his resignation.

Poonia said that around 400-500 members holding certain posts in the Youth Congress, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and Seva Dal have resigned to protest against the development.

Meanwhile, over 50 Congressmen have also resigned in Tonk, Pilot’s home constituency in Rajasthan to protest against his sacking.

District Congress President of Pali Chunnilal Chadwas has also resigned from the party.

Meanwhile, Pilot in a tweet said: “My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who have come out in my support today. Ram Ram sa.”

Retweeting the post, Poonia said: “We will defeat slavery and will make the struggle win (hamein gulaami ko harana hai aur sangharsh ko jitana hai) #RajasthanKaPilot.”

He said that he resigned from the post in support of Sachin Pilot. “Our conscience is alive, so is our self-respect. #SachinPilotkesaath,” he said on Twitter.

The Congress on Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister as well as the party’s state unit chief and also cracked the whip on the rebel party leader, removing his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet.

Meanwhile, protests were staged in many pockets of Gujjar dominated areas as Pilot is a favourite of the community.

High alert has been sounded in Gujjar-dominated areas in Dausa, Ajmer, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur to avert any untoward incident.

Continue Reading

Politics

Congress suspends Sanjay Jha for ‘anti-party activities’

However, a terse statement announced that he was being suspended with immediate effect for “anti-party activities and breach of discipline”, which were not specified.

Published

on

By

Sanjay Jha

Mumbai, July 14 : In an abrupt development, Maharashtra Congress President Balasaheb Thorat on Tuesday suspended former party spokesperson Sanjay Jha for “anti-party activities”.

Jha, who was the Congress spokesperson and was known for his outspokenness, was sacked as the party spokesman in June for a newspaper article critical of the party.

However, a terse statement announced that he was being suspended with immediate effect for “anti-party activities and breach of discipline”, which were not specified.

In recent weeks, Jha has been in the limelight for his articles, tweets, comments etc., many of which were interpreted as anti-Congress for questioning the party leadership.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular