5 reasons why Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena wants to rename Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 () The proposal of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to rename Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar has driven a wedge between ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) partners - the Shiv Sena and the Congress. Despite the different stands over the issue, the MVA partners are taking care not to disturb the government’s equilibrium. Efforts are being made to iron out the differences in the interest of running the coalition government for now.
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan condemned Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray 's reported comment regarding incorporating into the state the areas of Karnataka, where Marathi-speaking people are in majority. "These kinds of statements will create a lot of tension among people. He shouldn't make such statements, said CN Ashwathnarayan. He further added, "Congress, which is supporting Shiv Sena, should probably withdraw its support. This kind of party and the Chief Minister should not be supported. They should be shown their place."
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has lashed out at his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray over his comments on the border issue. The Karnataka CM said that these statements are only meant to create unnecessary problems and added that they would not give even an inch of land to Maharashtra. Former CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah also slammed Uddhav Thackarey and said that Belagavi is an integral part of Karnataka and added that the Maharashtra CM should not try to instigate them by bringing up an issue that has already been resolved. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Not going to give even an inch of land, said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that his government is committed incorporating into the state, the areas of Karnataka where Marathi-speaking people are in majority. "It's unfortunate, I condemn the statement. We are not going to give even an inch of land from this side," said CM Yediyurappa.
The Maharashtra government is planning to bring "Shakti Act" to curb sexual offences against women and children in the state. While speaking to media persons in Nagpur on January 11, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, "We are bringing Shakti Act to take strict action in the cases of crimes against women and girls. A Joint Selection Committee has been chosen for it, meeting has already taken place." "The Committee came to Nagpur today; it will go to Aurangabad and Mumbai later. We'll also take the opinions and suggestions of women organisations; we've also invited lawyer organisations. After the suggestions come in, the Committee will discuss them and make a decision," he added.
Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will contest together the next Assembly election in Gujarat, said AIMIM MP from Aurangabad, Imtiaz Jaleel on December 26 while speaking to ANI. He said, "Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) and AIMIM will contest together the next Assembly election in Gujarat. Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM chief) has asked me to visit Gujarat and hold discussions with BTP leaders."
With the BJP facing setbacks in the Maharashtra Legislative Council polls, its leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his party failed to gauge the combined strength of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies. He said the party will analyse the poll results and prepare for the next election in a better way. In a setback to the opposition party, MVA candidates have so far won three out of five constituencies- three graduates' and two teachers'. Elections for these five seats along with one local bodies seat were held on December 1. Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik said BJP should face reality. Watch the full video for more details.
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Accepting their defeat in recently-concluded Maharashtra Legislative Council polls, Leader of Opposition and former CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP miscalculated combined power of the three parties (Maha Vikas Aghadi). "The results of Maharashtra Legislative Council polls are not as per our expectations. We were expecting more seats but won only one. We miscalculated the combined power of the three parties (Maha Vikas Aghadi). We have to work hard with an understanding of their power. Even, I said this earlier that probably these (three) parties will get temporary benefit but we will get the long-term benefit as we have bigger space and we need to occupy it. We couldn't do it this time, but of course, will achieve it in future," said Fadnavis. BJP faced setback in Maharashtra Legislative Council polls and got only one seat while Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition won four seats and an independent member got the remaining one seat.
"Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal," said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. "Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone," said Roy.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress over its booklet over farm laws 'kheti ka khoon teen kale kanoon' released by party leader Rahul Gandhi. He asked Congress is talking about 'kheti ka khoon' but what about bloodbath during the partition? "3,000 Sikhs were burnt alive in Delhi in 1984. Was it not bloodshed?...Lakhs of farmers died by suicide during Congress rule, was there no blood in their bodies?," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases a booklet over the three farm laws of central government at the party headquarters in Delhi
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