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File image of Maharashtra BJP leader Vinod Tawde (left) with former CM Devendra Fadnavis | Photo: ANI

Tawde promotion, Bawankule nomination is how BJP plans to keep Maharashtra old guard happy

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.
Illustration by Manisha Yadav | ThePrint

Haji Mastan, Gawli to Riyaz Bhati, Maharashtra politics has been linked to underworld for 30 yrs

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.
NCP leader Nawab Malik (left) and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | Photo: ANI/ThePrint

‘Bomb vs hydrogen bomb’: Fadnavis links Nawab Malik to underworld, minister says will retaliate

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.
NCP leader Nawab Malik (left) and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | Photo: ANI/ThePrint

Nawab Malik now targets BJP, alleges Fadnavis is ‘mastermind’ of Maharashtra drugs racket

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'.
File photo of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference, at the BJP headquarters in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi’s pick of Maharashtra leaders bears Fadnavis stamp, proves former CM’s clout

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.

Fadnavis meeting Pawar ‘purely a courtesy visit’, nothing mysterious about it, says Sena

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.
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis during his visit to Sindhudurg to inspect the damage caused by cyclone Tauktae on 21 May. | Photo: ANI

Maharashtra BJP turns to citizen journalism, takes YouTube-Facebook route to help cyclone-hit

‘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.
A file image of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray with BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis | Photo: Facebook/Shiv Sena

How BJP tried to buy remdesivir directly from firm & gaps in Thackeray govt fanned controversy

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.

Not afraid of inquiry as have not done anything wrong, says Fadnavis over remdesivir row

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.
A file image of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray with BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis | Photo: Facebook/Shiv Sena

MVA claims mischief in Maharashtra phone tapping saga, but BJP slams reading of law

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.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.