Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicMaharashtra Congress

Topic: Maharashtra Congress

‘Alliance can’t be one-sided’ — why women’s quota in BMC polls has Congress miffed with ally Sena

Congress holds 29 wards in BMC, of which 21 have been reserved for women ahead of polls. Party leaders accuse Sena of 'preferential system' in demarcating wards.

‘Panic & unrest’ in Maharashtra Congress as outsider Pratapgarhi who lost 2019 polls gets RS nod

Imran Pratapgarhi, 34 and from UP, was chosen over veterans like Milind Deora and Sanjay Nirupam. Some leaders call move ‘undemocratic’ but others accept high command’s call.

Why everyone’s upset with Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole — Sena, NCP & his own party

Nana Patole, a 4-time legislator from Bhandara and a former Lok Sabha MP, has managed to rile up allies and his own party leaders, but Congress workers are happy with him.

Nana Patole — OBC cause champion from Vidarbha is picked to be Maharashtra Congress chief

Nana Patole, 57, has moved across parties from Congress to BJP and even fought polls as an Independent. He was made Maharashtra Congress chief Friday, day after he stepped down as Speaker. 

Nana Patole resigns as assembly Speaker amid speculation he will be Maharashtra Congress chief

Nana Patole, the MLA from Sakoli in Bhandara district, is being tipped to replace Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat as state Congress president soon.

Ready to fight BMC polls solo but open to tie-up if party says — new Mumbai Congress chief

Mumbai Congress chief Ashok Jagtap, who was appointed last month, says party's target is BJP whether Congress fights independently or in alliance with Shiv Sena in Mumbai civic polls.

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.

Some Congress leaders feel Arnab’s arrest is ‘political vendetta’, but they’re keeping quiet

Privately, senior Congress leaders express discomfort with slew of cases against Arnab Goswami, but says party cadre has no love lost for him or Republic TV.

Congress sees ‘BJP angle’ to Sushant death, claims Modi biopic producer faces questioning

Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant says CM & state home minister should probe ‘nexus between Bollywood, drugs and BJP’.

Hit by rebellion and factionalism, Congress sees Maharashtra & Haryana as lost battles

Trouble over ticket distribution is only tip of the iceberg as defections & a lack of decisive leadership has the Congress tottering in both states.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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