Days after their meeting at the launch of a website and initial exploratory talks between leaders of two parties, the Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray chief Uddhav Thackeray and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi founder Prakash Ambedkar on Monday met to take forward talks on alliance ahead of upcoming BMC elections.
This is yet another attempt of ShivShakti and BhimShakti to jointly take on BJP. Both the leaders, who met for over two hours at the suburban five star hotel, have been unanimous for stitching an alliance against a common rival BJP.
Uddhav Thackeray, party MP Vinayak Raut and Thackeray’s close aide Milind Narvekar were present from Shiv Sena UBT Thackeray while VBA was represented by Prakash Ambedkar and his son Sujat Ambedkar. Earlier, Thackeray group leader Subhash Desai and the VBA delegation have held two meetings and indicated that the alliance is in the pipeline.
A Shiv Sena UBT leader said they will meet again to work out further details of an alliance. Although Thackeray and Ambedkar were tight lipped over their talks but leaders from both the sides hinted that the talks were quite positive and soon a final picture will emerge. The alliance between the two is important especially when BJP has launched Mission 2022 to defeat Shiv Sena UBT and win power in BMC.
Leader of Opposition in the state council and Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray leader Ambadas Danve said, ‘’It is a good sign if the Shiv Shakti and Bhim Shakti are coming together. If the grandsons of Prabodhankar Thackeray and BR Ambedkar are joining hands together it needs to be seen not merely from the political angle but also from the social perspective.’’
He further noted,’’Maharashtra is a progressive state. Earlier also the Shiv Shakti and Bhim Shakti had come together and efforts were made to create a rift between the two. However, once again if they will ally together this time it will be a good step from the political and social point of view.’’
However, It needs to be seen whether the alliance will restrict to Shiv Sena UBT and VBA or whether the latter will be the fourth ally in the Maha Vikas Aghadi. Insiders from these parties said with the inclusion of VBA in the MVA, the number of individual seats among Shiv Sena UBT, NCP and Congress during their distribution will be reduced.
‘’Therefore, clarity is needed. If the alliance will take place only between Thackeray camp and VBT, then the former will have to leave a few seats to Ambedkar without disturbing the seat allocation to NCP and Congress,’’ a senior NCP leader told the Free Press Journal.
Hours after the meeting, BJP taunted that even if Thackeray and All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Mr Asaduddin Owaisi come together, it won’t impact the poll prospects BJP-Eknath Shinde led Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena in BMC.
‘’No matter with whom Uddhav Thackeray forms an alliance, we are ready to win the election. Our opponents are already united in the form of Maha Vikas Aghadi, yet we have won the Gram Panchayat elections after forming the government in the state. It does not matter if any party unites against us. The Shinde Fadnavis government is doing good work. BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena are strengthening the alliance. We are preparing to get 51 percent votes. So the opposition alliance will not make any difference to us,’’ said the state BJP chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
He further claimed that no one owns the votes of backward classes or tribals saying that Mr Ambedkar does not alone represents votes of Dalits and backward class.
AIMPLB to increase women representation in board
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to include more women in decision-making committees of the Board.
After discontinuing its women’s wing in March 2022, the AIMPLB has not only restored it now, but has decided to include them in all its important committees for getting their views.
The women’s wing will educate women of the community about the rights and duties of women, according to Islamic Shariat.
Women members of the Board will campaign against expensive marriages, dowry in the Muslim society, as well as make families aware of giving daughters a share in the property instead of dowry.
Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, executive member of the AIMPLB, said, “The women’s wing has been restored in the Board meeting on Sunday. The AIMPLB has 251 members across the country, out of which the number of women members is 30. The number of members of the executive committee is 51 in which four women have been included.”
He said, “Now, there will be one convener and five joint conveners in the women’s wing of the Board. They will work to make women members across the country. These members will make women aware about the rights of women and their duties found in Islamic Shariat. They will also give information about Islah-e-Ashara Tafaheem-e-Shariat and Kanoon-e-Shariat.”
Dr Qasim said that the AIMPLB has made Nikahnama simpler with some changes to bring it down from four pages to two pages. In the Nikahnama, along with the information about the husband and his rights after marriage, his duties have been given and guidelines have been given to the Qazi who performs marriage ceremony.
Adil Khan Durrani arrested in Mumbai after Rakhi Sawant accuses him of cheating, having extra-marital affair
Rakhi Sawant’s husband Adil Khan Durrani was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Tuesday after the actress lodged an FIR against him for cheating and having an extra-marital affair.
According to a report in Times Now, Rakhi had recently filed a case at the Oshiwara police station, accusing her husband of infidelity.
Not just that, but she also blamed Adil for her mother’s demise.
Rakhi’s accusations against Adil
A day ago, Rakhi was spotted outside the Oshiwara police station when she told the paparazzi that she was stressed as Adil was having an extra-marital affair with a woman named Tanu.
She claimed that Adil has decided to part ways with her and is currently living with his alleged girlfriend Tanu.
Rakhi also stated that she had given Rs 10 lakh to Adil for her mother’s treatment but he did not spend the money for the same. She accused him of torturing her and using her name to become a star in Bollywood.
Rakhi and Adil’s marriage
A few days ago, social media was taken by storm after pictures of Rakhi and Adil’s nikaah ceremony surfaced online. The actress then revealed that she got married in July 2022 itself, but did not make it official as Adil was scared it would hamper his sister’s wedding.
After the visuals surfaced, Adil had initially denied the wedding, only to accept it later, and claim that the two were happily married.
Rakhi also changed her name to ‘Rakhi Sawant Fatima’ post her nikaah with Adil.
CM Eknath Shinde appeals Thane builders to construct affordable projects
Thane: The Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday appealed to the builders’ community of Thane to construct affordable and big projects in the city.
Shinde while addressing a gathering at the Credai MCHI exhibition, said, “There will be a need for mutual cooperation in this field and the state government will provide all possible support for this business. During the covid period, this sector provided a lot of support to the state government.”
Shinde added, “The state government prepared the Unified Comprehensive Development Control and Promotion Regulations (Unified DCR) when I was the Urban Development Minister. Due to this regulation, the construction business has gained momentum. It has helped to start many projects. Also, the general public should also benefit from this regulation. Along with this, it was decided to give relief from stamp duty and premium to recover this sector from the blow that hit the construction sector during the corona period and the builders and then directly to the consumer got a big benefit.”
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