Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicMaharashtra BJP

Topic: Maharashtra BJP

‘May not be qualified enough’, BJP leader Pankaja Munde on being ignored for Eknath Shinde cabinet

Pankaja, an MLA from Parli and the daughter of BJP's late Gopinath Munde was not part of the latest cabinet expansion which has no women.

Opposition on their knees but BJP has troubles brewing within

For a party that derives its electoral prowess from PM Modi and is under direct supervision of master strategist Amit Shah, BJP looks like a house in disorder.

Devendra Fadnavis—fifth former Maharashtra CM to take a junior post in a subsequent government

In the past, former CM's Shankarrao Chavan, Shivajirao Patil, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan have taken junior positions in present governments

Following Uddhav Thackeray’s resignation, BJP core committee deliberates strategy for next govt

The party's top leaders meet at former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ bungalow; stage set for the return of a BJP-led government.

Eknath Shinde — ‘Balasaheb’s Shiv Sainik’ set to be CM after staging Sena’s biggest rebellion

Eknath Shinde headed a shakha in Thane back in 1980s. He became a corporator in Thane Municipal Corporation before becoming an MLA in 2004. Was said to be upset about Sena-BJP split.

After Rajya Sabha feat, BJP trumps MVA in Maharashtra vidhan parishad elections, gets 5 elected

Elections for 10 legislative council seats in Maharashtra were held Monday. While Shiv Sena & NCP had 2 candidates each elected, Congress could ensure victory for only 1 of its 2 nominees.

Pankaja Munde left out again as BJP releases list for Maharashtra MLC polls with ‘Fadnavis stamp’

BJP Maharashtra chief Chandrakant Patil said everyone in the party, 'including Devendra ji', tried to push for Munde’s candidature, but leadership may have had some other plans.

Who’s responsible for Maharashtra power crisis? BJP points to rift in MVA, which blames Centre

BJP has attributed load-shedding to ‘internal issues’ between coalition partners Congress and NCP. MVA govt, however, is pointing finger at Modi govt, and an increase in demand.

What bypoll loss means for Maharashtra BJP chief, Amit Shah aide & ABVP alum who shoots from hip

Chandrakant Patil had proclaimed ahead of Kolhapur North bypoll this month that he would quit politics and take refuge in Himalayas if party did not win. BJP lost the election.

Who gets the credit? MVA, BJP in war of words over inauguration of Mumbai metro lines

Two long-awaited metro lines were partially opened to public Saturday by CM Uddhav Thackeray. But work had started under ex-CM Fadnavis & BJP accuses Sena of stealing credit.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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