The NCP chief is likely to remain in the hospital for the next three to four days.
Earlier, NCP leader Nawab Malik had said that Pawar was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening, a day ahead of the scheduled surgery for a gall bladder issue, after he experienced pain in his abdomen.
Politicians from across the spectrum had conveyed their best wishes to the NCP chief wishing him a speedy recovery.
Former police commissioner of Mumbai Julio Ribeiro talks about politicians, bureaucrats and police. The former top cop talks about how NCP chief Sharad Pawar knows exactly what each officer is worth. Ribeiro talks about his comments on Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis. Ribeiro said that Fadnavis should “play his cards properly”. The former top cop also spoke on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. Watch the full video for more details.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Reacting to the resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the BJP said the NCP leader Sharad Pawar must have understood the implications of giving a clean chit to Deshmukh who tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 05. "Sharad Pawar Ji is a senior political leader of the country. He ought to have understood the implications of giving a complete clean chit to Anil Deshmukh," said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while also pressing for a fair investigation. Anil Deshmukh is facing allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Speaking on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on May 04 said, "Few centres were closed yesterday due to doses' shortage. Got 9 lakh vials today, to last for 2-3 days. 1 lakh inoculated so far in 18-44 age groups. Order placed for 18.5 lakh vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin).
Covid lockdown is likely to be extended in Maharashtra for another 15 days until May 15. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state Cabinet has taken an in-principle decision in this regard. "Covid-19 situation seems to have stabilised to some extent in the state. Today, the number (of daily cases) is 60,000-plus, there is some stability. We had earlier predicted that (daily) cases may go beyond 70,000. The issue of extending lockdown was discussed at the state Cabinet meeting. All ministers unanimously said it should be extended to break transmission chain. The lockdown across Maharashtra is likely to be extended by 15 days," He said. The strict curbs on people's movement and other activities are in force since April 14. Essential services have been exempted from the curbs that were to end on April 30.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
Maharashtra Government will vaccinate all its citizens free of cost, informed State Minister Nawab Malik on April 25. Maharashtra is reeling under serious COVID crisis as the state is reporting over 60,000 new cases from past few days.
Maharashtra Minority Development Minister Nawab Malik reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nation on April 20. He reacted to PM's 'States to consider lockdowns only as the last option and focus creating on micro containment zones' statement and said the entire country is reeling under the threat of COVID-19 and a situation has come where imposing lockdown is the only option. Malik also pointed out that various courts in the country have given directives for lockdown. "The people were hopeful that a relief package would be announced by the PM for migrant workers, poor, small traders but he didn't talk about the help that the Centre is providing," Mallik added.
With growing number of COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik said that the healthcare system is likely to face more pressure in the coming days. He said, "With rising COVID-19 cases despite the strict protocols, healthcare system is likely to face more pressure in the coming days. Chief Minister will hold a meeting with task force tomorrow, after which, a further decision will be taken."
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar, who has been diagnosed with gallbladder disease, was operated at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope informed about his health condition. "Sharad Pawar ji is doing well after the operation. Stone has been removed from the Gallbladder successfully," said Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has been admitted to the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai a day early because of pain in the abdomen. The Congress in Kerala has hit out at the ruling CPM following a former Left-backed parliamentarian's "deplorable" comment against Rahul Gandhi during the election campaign yesterday. Centre on Tuesday hit out at the Punjab government over the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state. The Centre on Tuesday denied having received any request to conduct door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA on Tuesday asked airports to enhance surveillance and explore the possibility of imposing ‘spot fines’ on those who violate Covid protocols.
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