After resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deskhmukh, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said that more faces will be unmasked as soon as the investigation will be progressed in the allegations against Deshmukh. "Home Minister Anil Deskhmukh should have resigned at the moment he was blamed for the racket. I firmly believe that more things will come out now. This is like tip of iceberg. The moment the investigation progresses, more faces will be unmasked," said Devendra Fadnavis. Anil Deskhmukh resigned as Maharashtra Home Minister after High Court ordered probe in former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh's allegations against Deshmukh.
A delegation of BJP leaders led by Devendra Fadnavis met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan and handed over their memorandum on March 24. They requested the Governor to ask for a report from Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on various issues related to governance and COVID-19. Devendra Fadnavis said, "After so many incidents, Maharashtra Chief Minister is silence, Sharad Pawar held two press conferences, he just tried to protect the minister. This government has lost moral ground." He further said, "This Government is not bothered about the COVID-19 situation in the state. The way in which cases are increasing here, it has become the epicentre. I don't understand what has this government done to control it? It is time to act and not give lectures."
To curb the COVID spread, Maharashtra government is likely to impose a complete lockdown in the state amid the virus surge. Speaking on the current situation and lockdown planning, state Textiles Minister Aslam Shaikh said, "The state govt is making a fool-proof plan on what needs to be allowed and for how many days, during the lockdown. This will give sufficient time to people if they want to move somewhere or come here, and prepare them mentally, ahead of lockdown." Slamming the central government over the Tablighi Jamaat issue, Shaikh further said, "There'll be strict SOPs for upcoming festivals. Otherwise, you can see how there's a rise in COVID cases due to permission by a govt for Haridwar Kumbh. They're the same people who defamed Tablighi Jamaat and accused them of spreading the disease."
The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday slammed the Centre for rejecting the demand to open COVID-19 vaccination for more age groups and accused it of adopting a non-cooperative attitude towards the state, which is the worst hit by the pandemic in the country. State Congress president Nana Patole said the Centre and the BJP will have to face serious consequences if adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not provided to Maharashtra, which is in the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic. He said due to the Centre's indifferent attitude, only three states have completed vaccination of 5 percent of their total population. Watch the full video for more details.
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Accusing Centre of doing politics over COVID vaccine, Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole said, "Country is providing free vaccines to Pakistan but playing politics over it in Maharashtra." He further said that BJP's state and central leaders are targeting Maharashtra and they will face the consequences.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole reacted on Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement that Sharad Pawar should become UPA chief. He said that Sonia Gandhi is capable, she has been running UPA for years and this is not a matter of discussion.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday said there is no problem in the Shiv Sena-Congress alliance and asserted that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its full term. Patole said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's remark about Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar becoming the UPA chairperson is wrong. "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena is not a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) member. He has not become NCP MP. We have told Chief Minister that such statements are wrong and he should tell him. The Chief Minister said that he will discuss it," the Congress leader said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Maharashtra Governor pointed out that the post of Assembly Speaker is vacant for over a week, this is equivalent to failure of Constitutional machinery, said Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on..