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Sena, BJP part ways for Mumbai civic polls



Sena, BJP part ways for Mumbai civic polls

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Opponent in Goa is now adversary in Maximum City

By Sujit Bhar

The Shiv Sena and the BJP have parted ways, at least in the Mumbai municipal elections, to start with.

The way things were developing, this was only expected. It was clear if the Goa election deals were read. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a former BJP ally, has formed an alliance with Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), having fallen out with the party at the Centre.

More importantly, the GSM has an interesting background. Its chief, Subhash Velingkar, is a former RSS chalak, but was expelled from the RSS when he led a black flag protest against BJP president Amit Shah.

In Goa, this is a BJP counterbalance. Not only that, even the Shiv Sena is in the fray. While the MGP has 26 candidates, the Manch and the Shiv Sena have fielded four each.

So this was only expected. Yet, there was cheering from supporters as Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on January 26, Republic Day, made official the breaking away from the BJP for the municipal elections. The assembly and the centre have not been touched, though. The Sena shares power with the BJP in both places, and this has not been disturbed.

Thackeray reportedly told his supporters in Goregaon: “How can I watch silently when you are intruding [into] my home? I need all the strength from Shiv Sainiks. In future, the Sena alone will ensure [the] saffron flag flies high in the state. I will not go to anyone asking and begging for an alliance. I will not survive on someone’s leftover. From now on the Sena will contest municipal corporation and zilla parishad polls on its own. The battle is on and Sena activists are my strength who stand with me in unity.”

He said that the party wasted 25 years by sticking with the BJP.

The seat sharing talks went slowly, and when the Sena offered just 60 seats to the BJP, the national party saw it as an insult. There are a total 227 seats.

The issue has been festering for long. The state BJP leadership had banned photos of gods and goddesses in government offices and the Sena did not take this lightly. Said Thackeray: “They (BJP) are hell-bent on removing photos. First Mahatma Gandhi was removed from a poster and instead Narendra Modi was installed. But Modi knows he is going to lose Uttar Pradesh elections. And as he knows, the BJP has remembered Ram, through Ram Mandir.”

He said there was no transparency in the BJP. He himself has no problem with that, but “will that transparency be seen in the functioning of the state and the central governments?”

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has tweeted: “Power is not an achievement but means of a development. Providing transparent administration is key of our government. Those who want, with them, those who do not want, without them. Change would certainly take place.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Mohan Yadav to take oath as next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Prior to this, his predecessor Shivraj Singh Chouhan insisted he was not running for the position of chief minister.



Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) overthrew the Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and stormed back to power in the state, Mohan Yadav Is named chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. In the three states, this is the second announcement.

A BJP legislative party gathering in Bhopal was held, ten days after the election results were declared, selected him for the position. Prior to this, his predecessor Shivraj Singh Chouhan insisted he was not running for the position of chief minister.

Narendra Singh Tomar, the union minister who resigned after being elected to the house, is appointed as the new assembly speaker. 

The outgoing deputy chief ministers are Jagdish Devda, the finance minister and two-time Mandsaur MLA, and Rajendra Shukla, the outgoing MLA for public relations from Rewa.

After being named as the next CM of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Yadav said, he is a party employee of modest size. He also said, he want to thank the central leadership as well as the state leadership. Yadav futher mentioned, he will try to fulfil his responsibilities with your love and support. I am the chief minister-elect, he added.

The winning MLA-elects received information on the names by BJP observers, which included national secretary Asha Lakra, BJP OBC Morcha president K Laxman, and Haryana state minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Under the Shivraj Singh Chouhan cabinet, Mohan Yadav was the minister of higher education and was supported by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Once sworn in, Yadav would follow Sunderlal Patwa, Uma Bharti, Babulal Gaur, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the fifth chief minister from the BJP. Chouhan was the CM for more than 16 years out of these.

In the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, Mohan Yadav was re-elected, marking the beginning of his political career. He was first elected as an MLA in 2013.

On July 2, 2020, Yadav took the oath of office as a cabinet minister in the government headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, thus solidifying his position of influence within the political landscape of the state.

Mohan Yadav was born in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on March 25, 1965, and has long been connected to the BJP. In addition to his political pursuits, he has a successful business-related career.

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Supreme Court upholds Centre’s decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, PM Modi reacts

Additionally, the Election Commission of India was ordered by the Supreme Court to schedule assembly elections for Jammu and Kashmir by September 30, 2024.



The Supreme Court on Monday confirmed the Center’s decision to revoke Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir unique status.

Additionally, the Election Commission of India was ordered by the Supreme Court to schedule assembly elections for Jammu and Kashmir by September 30, 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also today celebrated the decision of the Supreme Court against the Center’s plan to repeal Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The Supreme Court rendered a decision on an array of appeals contesting the constitutionality of the legislation’s removal of J&K’s special status. 

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, PM Modi wrote, today’s Supreme Court verdict on the abrogation of Article 370 is historic and constitutionally upholds the decision taken by the Parliament of India on 5th August 2019; it is a resounding declaration of hope, progress and unity for our sisters and brothers in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

PM Modi also said, the Court, in its profound wisdom, has fortified the very essence of unity that we, as Indians, hold dear and cherish above all else.

The verdict today is not just a legal judgement; it is a beacon of hope, a promise of a brighter future and a testament to our collective resolve to build a stronger, more united India, he added.

JP Nadda, national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, said the party was happy with the high court’s ruling.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Article 370. The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench has upheld the decision to abolish Sections 370 and 35A, as well as the reasoning behind it, Nadda wrote on X.

Separatism and stone-pelting are now things of the past, according to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who said that following the abrogation, the rights of the impoverished and downtrodden have been restored.

Now, pleasant music and cultural tourism reverberate across the entire area. The integrity with Bharat is intact, and the ties of oneness have become stronger. Once more, Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh are and always will be part of our country, Amit said on Twitter.

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Article 370: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest ahead of Supreme Court verdict

According to officials, police prevented media from congregating close to the homes of National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah in Gupkar.



Former CM Jammu and Kashmir and the president of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti, was placed under house arrest on Monday, December 11.

Her party said that before the Supreme Court’s decision on an array of cases contesting the repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted Jammu and Kashmir special status, their chief had been kept under hosuse arrest.

Taking to X account (formerly Twitter) of PDP, her party twitted, even before Supreme Court judgement is pronounced, police has sealed the doors of the residence of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and put her under illegal house arrest.

According to officials, police prevented media from congregating close to the homes of National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah in Gupkar.

Journalists were not permitted anywhere near the NC leaders’ home, and a posse of police officers had been stationed at the Gupkar Road entrance.

Omar Abdullah moved out of his official house in October 2020 and now resides with his father.

However, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha referred to the reports as baseless and denied that Mufti and Omar Abdullah had been placed under house arrest.

This is completely unfounded. In Jammu and Kashmir, no one has been detained or placed under house arrest for political purposes. It’s a rumor-mongering attempt, he said.

Farooq Abdullah, Srinagar’s Member of Parliament (MP), is in Delhi for the current session of Parliament; his son is in the valley.

After the Centre enacted measures to deprive Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and divide the former state into two Union Territories (UTs)—Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh—Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah, and other leaders of the Kashmiri community were taken into custody on August 5, 2019.

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