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Did underworld fund Congress? Devendra Fadnavis on Sanjay Raut's remark over ex-PM Indira Gandhi

"Sanjay Raut has made a major expos about late PM Indira Gandhi. Why was she visiting Mumbai and whether the Congress was funded by the underworld of Mumbai? Was it the beginning of criminalisation of politics?" former Maharashtra CM queried. Was the Congress in need of "muscle power" to win elections in those days? he further asked.

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  • Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray took oath as chief minister at the Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on November 28. Six other ministers from the Sena, Congress and NCP were also sworn in with him.

    Last week, the Uddhav Thackeray government scrapped the move of the erstwhile Fadnavis government to appoint ‘expert directors’ at the Agriculture Market Produce Committee (APMC). The government claimed that the previous regime had used this provision to appoint RSS and BJPmembers at the APMCs, to control them.

    The Shiv Sena on Thursday hit out at BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis for targeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the "Free Kashmir" placard displayed by a woman at a protest in Mumbai against the JNU violence.

    Leader of Opposition Pravin Darekar of BJP said, "At the time of the constituent assembly meeting, Babasaheb Ambedkar (architect of the Constitution) had moved a proposal to reserve some electoral constituencies for SC and ST communities, but Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi had opposed it."

    The BJP, which was in power in Nagpur for the last seven years suffered a jolt when it managed to get just 15 seats out of the 58. A surging Congress got 30 seats while its ally NCP got 10. The results were predictable considering that BJP had performed badly in the assembly polls in the Vidarbha region, where it won 29 seats out of the 62.

    The placard with "Free Kashmir" message, held a loft by a woman at the Gateway of India on Monday during the protest against the violence inside the JNU campus on Sunday night, had caught the attention of many.

    Addressing a rally organized by 'Sanvidan Sanman Manch' at the historic August Kranti Maidan here in support of the CAA, he said it is not a "law", but a process for giving citizenship to those who were displaced from the neighbouring countries.

    "Rumours are being spread about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. There is a deliberate attempt to create a divide in society and it is condemnable. The Act is not against any religion, and there is no provision in it to take away the citizenship of any citizen of the country," Fadnavis told reporters.

    "I am told by the BJP's state core committee members that Devendra Fadnavis and Girish Mahajan had opposed issuing ticket to me from Muktainagar Assembly seat in Jalgaon district. They even opposed BJP central committee's willingness to give ticket to me," Khadse said.

    As tempers ran high at Belagavi, the border district between Karnataka and Maharashtra, leading to disruption of inter-state bus services, top BJP leaders from the two states engaged in a war of words whipping up emotions and vitiating peace.

    Several governors in the last five years have been engaged in a running feud with the state government concerned or even had differences with civil society activists.

    Jayant Patil said Maharashtra's economy was growing at 7 per cent and to achieve the USD one trillion mark, it would have to accelerate at 15 per cent annually, which seems improbable.

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