Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicCongress-NCP-Shiv Sena

Topic: Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena

Sushant Rajput, Aryan Khan, Param Bir Singh — 2 yrs of MVA govt dominated by Centre-state rows

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress govt led by Uddhav Thackeray completes two years on 28 Nov, a tenure marked by constant ED and CBI probes against its leaders, and its own counterattacks.

Why BJP, Congress, Sena & NCP are all agreed over delaying local polls in Maharashtra 

The unanimity among parties to push back polls comes amid impending elections to 10 municipal corporations, including in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik and Nagpur, in February-March 2022.

Uddhav govt, battling Covid & minister resignations, faces another test: Its first bypoll

Voting for the Pandharpur-Mangalwedha bypoll is Saturday, and is the first assembly seat election after the 2019 state polls, which propelled the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to power.

Cracks in Sena-NCP-Congress alliance widening over minister Deshmukh, damage control mechanism

Shiv Sena has questioned NCP leader Anil Deshmukh’s record as Maharashtra home minister while Congress is unhappy at Sena touting Sharad Pawar as UPA chief. 

MVA partners shield Home Minister Deshmukh, say Covid put him out of action through February

Mumbai Police’s ex-chief has alleged Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh met arrested cop Sachin Waze in February and instructed him to collected Rs 100 crore a month from bars & eateries.

This is why Shiv Sena has been needling Congress and cosying up to Sharad Pawar’s NCP

Over the past few months, Shiv Sena has been frequently taunting the Congress, triggering talks of a rift in the MVA alliance. Sena insiders say the provocation is deliberate.

As MVA sweeps Maharashtra MLC polls, here’s a look at how those elections take place

While there is Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the central government level, there is the Vidhan Sabha or legislative assembly and Vidhan Parishad or legislative council in states.

Sena-led Maharashtra coalition sweeps MLC polls, BJP set to lose stronghold Nagpur

The elections to the six Maharashtra Legislative Council seats were held Tuesday. The Sena contested on one seat, the Congress on three and NCP on two.

Populist schemes, fiscal strain, tussles with Centre & Covid — Thackeray govt’s year in power

While the govt rolled out a few populist measures such as the farm loan waiver, it was unable to announce any major new development projects while grappling with Covid-19 crisis.

After uneasy year with Sena-NCP, Congress plays down rows, says Maharashtra govt won’t fall

The unlikely alliance between Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, the Maha Vikas Aghadi, completes one year on 28 November.

On Camera

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Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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