Connect with us
Monday,27-June-2022

Politics

BJP targets to reach voters of 51,000 booths ahead of Gujarat polls

Published

on

The BJP working committee has decided to reach out to voters of 51,000 booths across 182 assembly seats in Gujarat next month. The party will run a drive from June 11 to 13. The main aim of the campaign is to ensure that people should know about development programmes rolled out by the state and central governments and how they benefited from them.

Though the party has a strong presence in the state, it has also launched an extension programme under which 104 Assembly constituencies will be covered by the end of this month. Setting the target, state party chief C.R. Patil said, the second phase will be launched from June that will cover the rest of the assembly seats. Some 12,500 Vistarak (party workers/leaders) of 10,069 Shakti Kendras will be carrying out the party’s expansion programme and will try to convey party messages to them, he said.

Party’s 84 per cent committee formation has been completed, but Patil has asked local leaders of the respective districts and cities to put the remaining work on the fast track and complete it as the party thinks the page committees will play a key role in converting votes and increasing vote share. Because of this programme, around 60,000 members have joined and are associated with the party.

The central government has extended Rs 200 subsidy on gas cylinders supplied under the Ujjawala programme. The state government also decided to scrap the Par-Tapi-Narmada river inter-linking project in the interest of tribals, Patil said.

The party has decided a week-long programme to observe Prime Minister’s completion of eight years in office, said Vinod Chavda, General Secretary of the party. On May 31, the Prime Minister will be virtually addressing farmers and talk about Kisan Samman Nidhi and its benefits, members of the Kisan Morcha and Shakti Kendra will participate in the virtual meeting.

On May 30, the party national president will launch a book on the achievements of the central government in eight years. This book will be circulated among citizens so that it reminds them about the BJP government’s commitments and delivery, added Chavda.

Maharashtra

Govt provides ‘Y+’ security cover to 15 rebel Sena MLAs

Published

on

By

 The Union government has decided to provide ‘Y+’ category security cover of armed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs who have revolted against the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra.

Sources said that ‘Y+’ category security cover of armed CRPF personnel has been provided to 15 Shiv Sena MLAs which include Prakash Surve, Sadanand Sarvankar, Yogesh Dada Kadam, Pratap Sarnaik, Ramesh Bornare, Mangesh Kudalkar, Sanjay Shirsat, Latabai Sonawane, Yamini Jadhav, Pradeep Jaiswal, Sanjay Rathod, Dadaji Bhuse, Dilip Lande, Balaji Kalyanar and Sandipan Bhumare.

These leaders have joined Eknath Shinde’s camp in the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra.

The centre’s decision came a day after Shinde in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleged that the security cover provided to the family members of the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs had been withdrawn.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had rejected the charges. Shinde claimed to have the support of more than two-thirds of the Shiv Sena MLAs.

Even as the BJP has officially kept itself away from the Shiv Sena’s internal tussle, it is being reported that rebel leader Shinde, who is camping in Guwahati and Maharashtra former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis may have met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an undisclosed location in Gujarat’s Vadodara.

Continue Reading

National News

BJP bags 3 seats in Tripura bypolls, CM Manik Saha wins from Town Bordowali

Published

on

By

The ruling BJP won three seats including that of Chief Minister Manik Saha who has been elected to the state assembly for the first time from Town Bordowali while the opposition Congress won one seat in Tripura, where the bypolls were held on June 23 in the four politically-crucial Assembly constituencies.

According to the Election Commission, Saha, 69, who secured 17,181 votes, won the Town Bordowali seat defeating Congress candidate Asish Kumar Saha by a margin of 6,104 votes. As per the EC, the BJP candidate Malina Debnath won the Jubarajnagar seat defeating her nearest CPI-M rival Sailendra Chandra Nath by a margin of 4,572 votes.

BJP nominee Swapna Das (Paul) bagged the Surma (SC) seat thrashing her independent rival Baburam Satnami by a margin of 4583 votes.

In a significant political development, BJP turned Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman retained his Agartala constituency defeating his BJP rival Ashok Sinha by a margin of 3,163 votes. With the victory of Roy Barman, Congress re-entered into the 60-member state assembly after several years.

Over 78.58 per cent of the 1,89,032-strong electorate cast their votes on Thursday in the by-elections to four Assembly constituencies in Tripura. In all 22 candidates including seven women fought the by-elections.

The by-election is being termed by the political pundits as a “semi-final” before the 60-member Assembly’s general elections, which is just eight months away.

The focus of the by-elections was mainly on the Town Bordowali Assembly constituency where Manik Saha contested against five other candidates. Saha, BJP’s state president and a Rajya Sabha member who assumed office on May 15, a day after Biplab Kumar Deb’s resignation from the post of chief minister, contested the election for the first time.

Continue Reading

Maharashtra

Maharashtra Governor conquers Covid, back home to Raj Bhavan

Published

on

By

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari returned to Raj Bhavan after conquering a Covid-19 infection for four days, here on Sunday.

Koshyari, 80, was discharged from the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in south Mumbai where he was admitted on June 22.

Appearing cheerful as he was welcomed by the Raj Bhavan staff, the Governor said he was feeling “perfectly fine” now – as he prepares to grapple the huge political crisis engulfing the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

“I got discharged from the hospital after four days. I am perfectly fine now. However, I have been advised to rest for a couple of days more. I would like to thank all my well-wishers,” tweeted Koshyari.

Continue Reading

Trending