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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar elected as Mayor of BMC

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar elected as Mayor of BMC

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

HM Amit Shah: Opposition charges incorrect on Maharashtra crisis

HM Amit Shah: Opposition charges incorrect on Maharashtra crisis

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.

Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat Court

Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat Court

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.

J&K Block Development Council polls to be held on Oct 24

J&K Block Development Council polls to be held on Oct 24

J&K Block Development Council polls to be held on Oct 24

The Election Authority on Sunday announced the poll schedule for the election of chairpersons of Block Development Councils in the 310 blocks of Jammu and Kashmir.

The polling will be held on October 24.

Elections will be held on party basis and 26,629 panchs and sarpanchs are eligible to vote and contest for the post of BDC chairpersons.

BJP CEC meet held in New Delhi

BJP CEC meet held in New Delhi

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 CM Mamata Banerjee calls on PM Narendra Modi

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee calls on PM Narendra Modi

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.