Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicMaharashtra BJP

Topic: Maharashtra BJP

With clutch of local wins since 2020, Congress tries to claw its way back into BJP fort Nagpur

Nagpur was once a stronghold of Congress, which is now aiming to improve its position there in next Maharashtra election. But BJP leaders believe Congress’s victories are exceptions.

Congress ‘identifies’ Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad cross-voters. But here’s why action is unlikely

7 Congress MLAs allegedly cross-voted in June Vidhan Parishad election, causing one of party's nominees to lose. Party leader Mohan Prakash has submitted report to high command.

‘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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.