In Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar was elected as Mayor of the country’s richest Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation today. Neither of BJP, Congress, and NCP nominated candidates for BMC Mayor’s post as they did not have the numbers.
Incumbent Mayor of Shiv Sena Vishwanath Mahadeshwar’s term ended yesterday.
In the elections for the post of the mayor and the deputy mayor held this morning, Shiv Sena nominated Worli Corporator Pednekar who was elected unopposed for Mayor’s post and Malad’s Suhas Wadkar elected as her deputy
Home Minister Amit Shah speaks for the first time on the Maharashtra political crisis; says the Opposition’s charge of not being given enough time not right as they got 18 days, whosoever has the numbers can approach the governor; declines Shiv Sena’s 50:50 formula; Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena hold several meetings in the state.
Amid power tussle in Maharashtra, BJP President Amit Shah slammed estrange ally Shiv Sena over new demand of chief ministerial post. Speaking on collapse of alliance with Shiv Sena, he said that during assembly campaign PM Modi and he himself said many a times that Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM if the alliance secured majority.
Over the Maharashtra governor’s role in recommending President rule in the state, Amit Shah said that no party was denied chance to form the government.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in connection with a defamation case filed against him; Given time till 10th December for reply.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today appeared before Surat court in connection with a defamation case filed against him.
The Court has asked rahul Gandhi to file his reply till 10th of December.
During the last hearing in July, the court had granted Gandhi exemption from personal appearance, slating October 10 as the next date of hearing.
The case, filed by a BJP leader, pertains to a statement made by Gandhi during a rally in Karnataka ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The meeting of BJP Central Election Committee was held at Party Headquarters in New Delhi and discussed names of candidates for upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior party leaders attended the meet.
The two states will go to polls in a single phase on 21st of next month. The last date for filing of nominations is 4th October.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted pictures of the two leaders at the official residence of Modi.
Banerjee is seen presenting a bouquet to the Prime Minister. On Tuesday, Banerjee had described the meeting with the Prime Minister as a “courtesy” call.
Banerjee had said she would highlight various issues such as central funds due to the state during her talk with the PM.