Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: NCP

‘Can tolerate anything but…’ — Why Shinde nemesis, NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad wants to call quits

Day after bail in alleged rioting case, Awhad was accused of outraging a woman's modesty. He announced decision to resign as MLA Monday. Party has slammed 'targeting' by Shinde govt.

NCP’s lone Gujarat MLA Kandhal Jadeja resigns after denied ticket in state polls

Jadeja had filed his nomination on 11 November despite no party mandate. He defeated both BJP & Congress candidates in the 2017 assembly polls, winning the Kutiyana seat in Porbandar.

Ajit dada or Supriya tai? ‘No political ambitions’, but NCP chief Pawar silent on succession plan

While Ajit Pawar clarified his 'walkout' from NCP's two-day convention was actually for a 'bathroom break', speculations of a rift within the party are not completely unsupported.

BJP’s Kalyan Chaubey defeats Bhaichung Bhutia to be AIFF president, first player to hold post

Elections finally took place after two years but not before the AIFF faced a ban by FIFA for violating its statutes.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar dissolves all party units, weeks after collapse of MVA govt

NCP was a key constituent of the Shiv Sena-led coalition govt that fell apart last month following rebellion by a section of MLAs of the Uddhav Thackeray-led outfit.

Jailed NCP leaders Nawab Malik, Anil Deshmukh move SC to vote in Maharashtra floor test

The NCP is a constituent of the Maharashtra government which faces a credibility test in the assembly Thursday.

Will take Hindutva cause forward while staying in Sena, says Shinde, claims support of 45 MLAs

Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, who is now in Guwahati with the other rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, says they are working on their ‘future strategy’.

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.

Ketaki Chitale — why Marathi actor booked for ‘trolling’ Sharad Pawar often ends up in news

Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale is in police custody till 18 May for sharing a ‘derogatory’ Facebook post allegedly targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar, calling him a mosquito, among other things.

Congress has to split to revive — it’s the only way to free it from clutch of Gandhi family

The eclipse of the Congress, though, should be a cause of worry for the BJP since the latter has to contest against not one but many political adversaries.

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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.


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.