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Jyotiraditya scindia, Sonowal, Rane, Yadav tipped to join Narendra Modi government

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Ministerial probables are assembling at Lok Kalyan Marg as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address them before the oath taking ceremony in the evening today.

Twenty four new faces are set to be inducted in the Modi government, the first big reshuffle of Modi 2.0.

The reshuffle is being synchronised with exits of some minister including Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Sadanand Gowda and Santosh Gangwar.

The new faces set to join the Modi Cabinet include former Congress heavyweight from Madhya Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia who is now in the BJP.

Also on the list are former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane.

Senior BJP organisational heavyweights party general secretary, Bhupender Yadav from Rajasthan is on the list. The reshuffle is being necessitated by some vacancies caused due to deaths like Ram Vilas Paswan and exits of Akali Dal and Shiv Sena. Upcoming elections in UP are a factor in the reshuffle and also the need to add some heft to government with the entry of Bhupender Yadav, a strong organisational face.

From Uttar Pradesh which is headed for make or break elections for the BJP next year, Pankaj Chaudhary, MP from Maharajganj, alliance Anupriya Patel are among the probables as is Vinod Sonkar, Kaushambhi MP and national secretary, BJP and Uttar Pradesh BJP Vice President and Rajya Sabha MP, B L Verma and Rajya Sabha member representing UP, Ajay Mishra, MP from Kheri

From Maharashtra, Bhiwandi MP, Kapil Patil, Nandurbar MP Heena Gavit and Beed MP, Pritam Munde are among the new faces.

The JDU is likely to get 3-4 berths from Bihar as the BJP has accepted Nitish Kumar’s demand. The JDU will be represented by RCP Singh, Ramnath Thakur, Chandreshwar Prasad Chandrawanshi and Dileshwar Kamait and Santosh Kushwaha. Amidst the significant churn in Bihar, Pasupati Paras who rebelled against Chirag Paswan is getting a central berth.

Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MP from Manipur, New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP Vice President and Udupi Chikmagalur MP Shobha Karandlaje, will be among the fresh faces.

Uttarakhand will be represented by Ajay Bhatt, Odisha MP Ashwini Vaishnaw, Bengal MP Shantanu Thakur, Churu MP Rahul Kaswan and Sirsa MP Sunita Duggal are also among the probables.

Ministers of State Anurag Thakur and G. Kishan Reddy are set to get a promotion as Cabinet Ministers.

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BJP claims better performance than UPA govt in economic domain

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The political tussle between Congress and BJP has intensified with respect to the ‘politics of performance’. While Congress is constantly trying to put the Modi government in the dock regarding the economic condition of the country and rising inflation, BJP claims that their government has fared much better in the domain of economy.

Comparing the size of the country’s economy in the tenures of UPA and NDA governments, BJP expressed on twitter that during 10 years of the UPA government, India moved up just one notch as the world’s largest economy. On the other hand, the Indian economy has climbed up five places to become the world’s fifth largest economy in just eight-and-a-half years of under Modi.

India moved from 11th to 10th largest economy in ten years of UPA while India has moved from 10th to 5th largest economy in eight and half years of BJP-led NDA.

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Mumbai Police takes underworld don Chhota Shakeel’s relative Salim Fruit’s custody

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The Anti extortion cell (AEC) of the Mumbai Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested Underworld gangster and Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel’s relative Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit in a fresh case of land grabbing.

The police said a family based in South Africa had filed a complaint saying that their property in the Umerkhadi area of South Mumbai was allegedly grabbed by preparing fake documents. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered by the Economic Offence Wing of the city police and it was later transferred to the AEC.

Initial investigations revealed the involvement of five people including Salim Fruit in the matter following which the police arrested the suspects, an official said.

The police said the complainant had said that his property which is worth over Rs 25 crore was grabbed by making fake documents. The property was originally owned by his father.

“Salim Fruit was lodged in jail. He had been arrested by the NIA in a previous case. With the court’s permission, we have taken him into our custody and he is arrested in the matter,” said DCP Prashant Kadam.

The police said the arrested suspects were produced before a court that sent them to police custody. Further investigations into the matter are going on.

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Maharashtra: Shinde-Fadnavis government launches Disability Welfare Department

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The Maharashtra government of Shinde Fadnavis established a separate Disability Welfare Department for the holistic development of the disabled. The department will be operational beginning December 3.

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