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BJP’s Chandrashekhar Bawankule confirms BJP will contest Maharashtra Assembly elections with Shiv Sena

On Monday, BJP’s Chandrashekhar Bawankule proclaimed the alliance between BJP and Eknath Shinde led Shiv Sena to contest the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The BJP leader also added that Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis will be in leadership for the Shiv Sena outfit.

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The Bhartiya Janata Party’s Maharashtra chief, Chandrashekhar Bawankule in a statement to the press has confirmed that the Bhartiya Janata Party will contest the 2024 Maharashtra assembly elections in coalition with Shiv Sena. He also suggested the leadership role of the Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde.

On Monday, BJP’s Chandrashekhar Bawankule proclaimed the alliance between BJP and Eknath Shinde led Shiv Sena to contest the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The BJP leader also added that Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis will be in leadership for the Shiv Sena outfit.

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Bawankule further stated that they are expected to win 200 assembly seats in the Maharashtra assembly election which will be held next in 2024.

Aside from the assembly elections, Bawankule also suggested similar predicament will be followed for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He also predicted that the BJP-Shiv sena alliance will win 45 Lok Sabha seats.

Previously, the Maharashtra chief minister had stated that their party is targeting 48 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

The BJP and Shiv Sena alliance turn to become a new one as this marks to be the first time Eknath Shinde led an alliance with the BJP. Shiv Sena broke into two factions back in June after the Shinde revolted against Uddhav Thackeray which later escalated into a row and led to Thackeray being forced to step down.

Eknath Shinde subsequently was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra whereas BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis became the Deputy chief minister. Shinde was able to assume power after the BJP supported the Shinde Led faction as Shinde was sworn in as the Chief Minister back in July.

Shinde while speaking to the media recently also had stated that BJP had taken revenge for Uddhav Thackeray’s 2019 decision to break ties with the BJP and join hands with NCP and Congress to form a government.

Maharashtra assembly and Lok Sabha election

Maharashtra assembly election and Lok Sabha election will be held around the same time in 2024. However, the date is yet to be announced by the Election commission of India.

Delhi liquor scam: ED arrests Manish Sisodia aide Vijay Nair, businessman Abhishek Boinpally ahead of bail hearing today

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PM Modi pays tribute to VD Savarkar on death anniversary, says India will remember his valiant spirit

Veer Sawarkar passed away in 1966 on February 26.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tribute to Hindutva icon Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and said that India will never forget his unwavering dedication to the country’s freedom and unity.

Born at Bhagur on May 28, 1883, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, often known as Veer Savarkar, was raised there. Savarkar, an esteemed advocate of the Hindutva ideology, passed away in 1966.

Tributes to Veer Savarkar on his Punya Tithi, PM Modi wrote in a post on X. He also said, India will forever remember his valiant spirit and unwavering dedication to our nation’s freedom and integrity. His achievements motivate us to work toward our nation’s growth and prosperity, rhe PM added.

The national president of the BJP JP Nadda, on his officia X handle said, he pays his tribute to Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the great hero of the Indian freedom struggle, the founder of cultural nationalism, an embodiment of unparalleled sacrifice and bravery, on his death anniversary. He also said, millions of his compatriots will always find inspiration in his commitment to securing Mother India’s freedom and fostering cultural awareness in the community.

Meanwhile, following his graduation from Pune College in 1906, Savarkar pursued legal studies in the United Kingdom. He founded the Free India Society that same year.

Savarkar was certain that national education should be given, a revolutionary spirit should be fostered, and the principles of Swadeshi and a boycott of foreign products should all be part of the fight for the freedom of the Motherland.

He was detained in London in 1909 on suspicion of organizing an armed uprising against the Morley-Minto reform. After that, he was given two life terms in the Andaman cellular jail. Savarkar was freed from prison in 1924, but only if he would stay out of politics for five years. He did, however, keep pushing for other social reforms, such as the abolition of untouchability.

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Arvind Kejriwal skips 7th ED summons in excise policy case, AAP says wait for Delhi court order

Arvind Kejriwal has skipped all the seven summons issued by ED to date, saying them as illegal.

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Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal denied to answer to the seventh summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday. The ED was attempting to examine him in connection with a money laundering case involving alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy 2021–2022.

The investigation agency should hold off on sending Kejriwal multiple summonses, the AAP claims, and instead wait for a court decision.

Kejriwal has been avoiding questioning since November 2 of last year, when he was originally summoned to depose before the investigative agency but declined, claiming the notice was vague, motivated, and unsustainable in law. On that date, the ED sent him its most recent summons, requesting that he appear before it on February 26.

The dates of the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and fifth summonses were December 18, January 3, February 19, and January 18, respectively. All of the summonses were ignored, though, by the Delhi CM, who called them illegal and wrote to the ED requesting their dismissal.

Kejriwal was also the target of a complaint from the investigation agency for allegedly disobeying its summons in this particular case.

In 2021–2022, the Delhi government introduced an excise policy with the goal of revitalising the city’s struggling liquor sector. It promised swankier stores free of the controversial metal grilles, which would improve the shopping experience for patrons. However, the strategy was abandoned after Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, requested a CBI investigation into it, citing irregularities.

The Enforcement Department claims that the AAP under Kejriwal was paid Rs 100 crore in kickbacks to finalise the excise policy. Additionally, it was claimed that the party utilised a substantial portion of this cash for their Goa election campaign.

Former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh are the two prominent AAP leaders whom the ED has detained so far in this investigation.

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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari reacts to AAP-Congress Alliance, reminds CM Kejriwal of his 2012 jail promise

AAP and Congress announced an alliance in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Goa, and Chandigarh on Saturday.

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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Saturday reminded Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal of his promise of sending leaders of Congress Party to jail. This comes after the announcement of the AAP and Congress’ seat sharing deal for upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.

Using the metaphor chor chor mausere bhai which translates in English, birds of a feather flock together, Tiwari said, this is what it is happening between AAP and Congress. He alleged that AAP workers are disappointed with CM Kejriwal as the used to speak about putting Congress leaders in jail but now he is at their feet.

AAP was formed after Arvind Kejriwal launched anti-corruption protests in Delhi. At that time congress was in power in both Delhi and the Centre.

Later when the party was formed in 2012, Arvind Kejriwal said that he would put corrupt leaders in jail within six months of coming to power.

Tiwari said that Arvind Kejriwal and AAP had ousted Congress from Delhi and Punjab and now the Chief Minister is sharing the stage with Rahul Gandhi.

He also said BJP and Prime Minister Modi are in everyone’s heart and the people of Delhi will decide everything as it is clear now that the top leaders of AAP and Congress are the same.

Meanwhile, AAP leader Atishi said that CM Kejriwal can be arrested soon. She alleged that ever since the INDIA bloc seat sharing was nearly finalised, Kejriwal started getting threats from everwhere. She also mentioned that the party members were told if they didn’t exit the alliance, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would frame charges against Arvind Kejriwal to arrest him.

She claimed that the party had the information that the CBI would issue a notice on Monday and would arrest CM Kejriwal in a few days.

AAP and Congress announced an alliance in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Goa, and Chandigarh on Saturday.

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