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Yashwant Sinha named as joint opposition candidate for Presidential elections

Yashwant Sinha’s recent tweet has indicated that his party could now float his name as a probable nominee for the presidential elections.

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Yashwant Sinha, a former Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, was today named as the joint opposition candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections. He will file the nomination on June 27 at 11.30 am. The BJP is yet to announce its pick for the July polls.

Opposition has decided to nominate Yashwant Sinha as joint candidate for presidential polls. The opposition has unanimously decided that Yashwant Sinha will be the common candidate of the Opposition for the Presidential elections, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh announced today.

Opposition leaders from parties -Congress, NCP, TMC, CPI, CPI-M, SP, National Conference, AIMIM, RJD and AIUDF- agreed on Sinha’s name. The leaders have gathered at a Parliament annexe meeting called by the NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

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Earlier in the day, the Trinamool Congress vice-president Yashwant Sinha announced his resignation from all party posts and said now the time has come to step aside from party politics and work for a larger national interest.

He is grateful to Mamata Banerjee for the honour and prestige she bestowed on him in the Trinamool Congress, Sinha tweeted after the TMC decided to propose his name as the joint Opposition candidate for the top post. His tweet has set off a buzz and indicated that his party could now float his name as a probable nominee for the July elections.

Earlier, the NCP chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi had turned down offers to be the joint Opposition candidate for the upcoming elections to elect the presidential of India.

Yashwant Sinha, who has served as India’s finance and foreign minister, had quit the BJP in 2018. He has been the vice president of the Trinamool Congress.

The Presidential elections have already began from June 15 and the last date for filing of nominations is June 29.

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Party time for BJP, Devendra Fadnavis says he will come again for creation of new Maharashtra

According to reports, as Uddhav Thackeray has resigned, the floor test is now void. It is likely that Devendra Fadnavis will form the government now in Maharashtra.

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The party has already started in the BJP camp as Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the position of Maharashtra Chief Minister. The videos are now all over the internet in which BJP leaders can be seen distributing sweets and shouting slogans in support of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Devendra Fadnavis also met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday evening and this is indicating that the BJP is likely to take over Maharashtra and is setting off the end game.

The Maharashtra BJP also shared a video clip of Devendra Fadnavis in which he was seen speaking in Marathi. In the caption, it was written that he will come again, for the creation of a new Maharashtra! Jai Maharashtra.

While talking to the reporters, Devendra Fadnavis said that they will them everything tomorrow. Amidst this, senior BJP leader BL Santhosh said that this is the end of one of the darkest period of administration for Maharashtra. Along with ideological bankruptcy, unparalleled corruption, destruction of administrative apparatus, and halting of a vibrant economic environment the period also saw a new low for a major section of media.

According to reports, as Uddhav Thackeray has resigned, the floor test is now void. It is likely that Devendra Fadnavis will form the government now in Maharashtra.

While addressing the Facebook live address, Uddhav Thackeray said that he is resigning as the Chief Minister, he does not want a hand in the blood of Shiv Sainiks that may be spilt tomorrow. He also led an attack on the rebel MLAs and said that those whom they promoted and built up, are the ones who have betrayed them.

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray resigns ahead of floor test

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will go through the floor test on Thursday.

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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned from his post late Wednesday. He resigned minutes after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test on June 30.

Thackeray said that he had come in an unexpected manner and he is going out in the same way. He claimed that he is not going away forever and will sit in Shiv Sena Bhawan again.

In an online address, Thackeray expressed gratitude to the people of NCP and Congress for supporting him. He further said Shiv Sena leaders Anil Parab, Subhash Desai, and Aaditya Thackeray were only present when the proposal was passed. Moreover, NCP and Congress leaders also supported the proposal.

He is satisfied that he had officially renamed Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad to Dharashiv, Thackeray concluded.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will go through the floor test on Thursday. The bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala refused to interfere with Governor BS Koshiyari’s direction.

Uddhav Thackeray was appointed as the chief minister of Maharashtra on November 28, 2019, after a high-voltage post-electoral drama in the state. Shiv Sena, allied with Bharatiya Janata Party and contested the assembly election in an alliance.

The BJP and Shiv Sena won 105 and 56 seats respectively. Later, Shiv Sena broke the alliance and merged with NCP and Congress and formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

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Udaipur murder: Rajasthan Police rejects viral claim killers served biryani in jail

The fake viral story was tweeted by many, including the anchor of a news channel, who has now deleted the post.

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The Rajasthan Police on Wednesday rejected a viral claim that the two accused in the murder of a tailor in Udaipur over a post on Prophet Muhammad has been served biryani in jail.

Along with a screenshot of the fake news shared by a verified handle, the Rajasthan Police clarified in a tweet that a fake news which is going viral is absolutely wrong.

In Udaipur, strict action will be taken against the criminals and the state police will not deal softly with criminals. The Rajasthan police is committed to maintaining law and order situation of the state, the Rajasthan Police tweeted in Hindi.

A story of a Hindi news website with a headline – After being arrested, the two Udaipur killers would be served biryani in Rajasthan jail. What if it was in UP (Uttar Pradesh)? was doing rounds on social media since the two accused arrest but the Rajasthan Police has finally put a full stop on the news. 

The fake viral story was tweeted by many, including the anchor of a news channel, who has now deleted the post.

However, the situation is under control in Udaipur after the state government has imposed a curfew in parts of Rajasthan following the internet suspension in the entire Congress-ruled state.

The Udaipur tailor, Kanhaiya Lal, 48, was murdered by two armed men at his shop yesterday. They have not only brutally murdered him but also captured the incident on camera. After they have also made a video revealing details of the murder and also threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two accused Ghous Mohammad and Riaz Akhtar Attari were arrested shortly after the incident.

Meanwhile, the NIA has taken over the case after treating the murder as a terror attack while the Rajasthan Police said more suspects would be questioned and all angles including foreign links will be investigated.

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