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Former Maharashtra ministers Vinod Tawde & Chandrashekhar Bawankule were denied tickets in 2019 assembly polls. Now Tawde is national gen secy, while Bawankule is set to be MLC.
Many politicians were accused of links — from Indira Gandhi meeting Haji Mastan & Karim Lala, to Bal Thackeray backing Arun Gawli, and various charges against Sharad Pawar.
BJP’s Fadnavis alleges NCP minister Nawab Malik bought land for a pittance from a 1993 Mumbai blasts convict and Dawood’s sister’s right-hand man. Malik says purchase was legal.
Former CM Devendra Fadnavis has refuted all of Malik’s allegations, slamming them as 'fuska fataka' (damp fireworks). He also alleged Malik has 'links with the underworld'.
There had been speculation that Devendra Fadnavis would be included in the Union cabinet, but party members and political observers feel he is too important for the BJP in Maharashtra.
Sena, dismissing speculations hinting at another 'Operation Lotus', further said the NCP leader's stature is such that leaders including PM Modi consult him on various issues.
‘The Fifth Pillar’, comprising a YouTube channel and Facebook page, aims to showcase first-person stories of all those who have suffered losses but haven’t received state help.
Mumbai Police questioned a Bruck Pharma pharma executive after stock of remdesivir, a Covid drug in shortage, was found. But MVA minister already knew BJP was procuring it from the firm.
Rajesh Dokania, director of Bruck Pharma, was questioned Friday following information that thousands of remdesivir vials were being stockpiled to be flown out of the country.
MVA claims a network of brokers in an alleged transfer racket could have been probed using regular methods. But IPS officer Rashmi Shukla’s ex-colleagues describe her as conscientious.