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Aditya Thackeray Exclusive | Aditya Thackeray Exclusive | Shiv Sena Leader | English News | News18Aditya Thackeray speaks with News18.Maharashtra's eight Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls in the second phase on April 26. In the first phase on April 19, elections were held in Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara - Gondiya, Gadchiroli - Chimur, and Chandrapur. In the second phase, voting will be held in Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha,Yavatmal - Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, and Parbhani.

News18 21 Apr 2024 9:51 pm

Amravati set for multi-candidate fight

Navneet Ranas BJP candidacy sparks off discontent among BJP party members, its allies and others

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 4:57 am

Navneet Rana hits back at Sanjay Raut for 'dancer', 'babli' jibe, calls him scrap

Amravati BJP candidate Navneet Rana slams Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for insulting remarks, vows constituency support

The Hindu 20 Apr 2024 6:14 pm

Amravati airport to be operational from July

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:45 am

Lok Sabha 2024: INDIA bloc has always been anti-development, says Modi in Wardha

PM Modi accused past governments for successive irrigation crises that had plagued farmers in Wardha and Amravati districts during an election rally

The Hindu 19 Apr 2024 8:52 pm

Congress, INDIA alliance is anti-development and anti-farmer...: PM Modi in Maharashtra

PM Modi criticizes INDIA bloc for being anti-development and anti-farmer, resorting to politics of insults. He highlights the progress under the NDA government, emphasizes the prioritization of Vidarbha's needs, and mentions the ODOP initiative for Amravati and Wardha.

The Economic Times 19 Apr 2024 8:19 pm

Sena (UBT) leader Raut takes dancer jibe at BJP Amravati LS candidate Rana

Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday triggered a controversy by calling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Amravati Lok Sabha seat Navneet Rana a dancer. Rana, an actor-turned-politician, was elected from Amravati in eastern Maharashtra as an independent in 2019 and she is now contesting from the same constituency on a BJP Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 18 Apr 2024 11:31 pm

Raut Asks Voters Not to Fall for Affectionate Gestures Made by BJPs Navneet Rana

Mumbai : Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday courted a controversy with his sexist remarks against BJP candidate Navneet Rana from Amravati constituency in Maharashtra by calling her naachi (negative connotation for dancer). She is a dancer, an actor on the screen who will call you... will make some affectionate gestures towards you, but do not fall for that trap. The Lok Sabha election is a contest not against a dancer or Babli (a con character in a Hindi film) but a fight between Maharashtra and Modi, Raut said. The Sena UBT Rajya Sabha MP made the controversial comments while addressing a campaign rally in Amaravati in support of Congress candidate Balwant Wankhede, who is pitted against Rana in the Lok Sabha polls. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party is an ally of the Congress. Raut asked the Sena UBT workers to ensure the defeat of Rana in Amravati. It is the primary and moral responsibility of every Shivsainik to defeat a woman, who tried to challenge the Matoshree (residence of Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai) and used foul language for Hindu religion. She had tried to enter Matoshree by force (during a Hanuman Chalisa agitation in 2022), he added. Rana, an actor-turned-politician, was elected from Amravati as an independent in 2019 and she is now contesting from the same constituency on a BJP ticket. Legislator Manisha Kayande from the Eknath Shinde-led Sena slammed Raut for his comments and urged the Election Commission to ban him from taking further part in the election campaign, on the lines of Congress leader Randeep Surjewala, who had used alleged insulting words against BJP MP Hema Malini. Saying that Rauts comments have exposed his hatred towards women, she demanded that the EC should ban Raut from addressing rallies during the campaign and he should not be allowed to give any speeches or interviews to media during the entire campaign period. Two days ago, the EC barred Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over his alleged derogatory remarks against Hema Malini.

Deccan Chronicle 18 Apr 2024 11:17 pm

Lok Sabha polls: There is Modi wave, there will be Modi wave, says Navneet Rana

BJP candidate from Amravati for Lok Sabha elections 2024, Navneet Rana said that there is a Modi wave in the country and there will be a Modi wave

Mid Day 17 Apr 2024 3:56 pm

BJP Candidate Navneet Rana Sparks Controversy On No Modi Wave

On Monday, BJP Amravati candidate Navneet Rana asserted that there was no Modi wave addressing party workers in her constituency. A viral video captured her remarks. Rana said, and Im quoting it, We will have to fight this election as if it were a gram panchayat election. We will have... The post BJP Candidate Navneet Rana Sparks Controversy On No Modi Wave appeared first on HW News English .

News View 16 Apr 2024 7:49 pm

Driver of mini truck killed after it rams MSRTC bus near Nagpur

Nagpur: The driver of a mini truck was killed after his vehicle collided head-on with a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus near Chauda Mile on Amravati Road near Nagpur on Monday. The driver of the ST bus was seriously injured while around 13 students travelling in the bus escaped with minor injuries. The [] The post Driver of mini truck killed after it rams MSRTC bus near Nagpur appeared first on Nagpur Today : Nagpur News .

nagpurtoday 16 Apr 2024 1:02 pm

Not an easy take for Navneet Rana in Amravati

The incumbent Independent MP, now contesting the seat on a BJP ticket, is battling discontent both from within and without

The Hindu 14 Apr 2024 12:51 am

Lok Sabha polls 2024 | Ground Report: It is neck and neck in Maharashtras Amravati

As the elections approach, the dynamics of a three-cornered contest suggest that Ms. Rana might face as formidable a challenge

The Hindu 13 Apr 2024 7:50 pm

Shivshahi bus knocks pedestrian dead in Nagpurs Wadi

Nagpur: A pedestrian was killed after being knocked down by a speeding MSRTCs Shivshahi bus in a hit-and-run incident on Amravati Road in Wadi area Thursday evening. Identified as Roshan Bansod (43), the deceased was a resident of Ward No 1, Surya Road Lines, Suraburdi. Bansod was crossing the road in front of Sarang Bar [] The post Shivshahi bus knocks pedestrian dead in Nagpurs Wadi appeared first on Nagpur Today : Nagpur News .

nagpurtoday 13 Apr 2024 11:08 am

Direct battles and factional rivalry define Vidarbha's electoral landscape; Congress & BJP lock horns in key constituencies, 2 Senas face-off on 2 seats

Vidarbha's intense Lok Sabha polls witness face-offs between major parties, intra-party clashes in Shiv Sena, and a triangular fight in Akola. Battles intensify in Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Amravati, and Akola, with caste's role crucial.

The Times of India 13 Apr 2024 12:44 am

Maha govt orders panchnama of unseasonal rain-hit crops spread over 50,000 hectares

Shillong, April 12: Maharashtras Relief and Rehabilitation department has ordered panchnama (on-the-spot assessment) of crops hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorms in about 11 districts in the state. The badly affected crops of jawar, wheat, mangoes, oranges, bananas and Rabi are spread over 50,000 hectares of land in Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Washim; Vidarbha region [] The post Maha govt orders panchnama of unseasonal rain-hit crops spread over 50,000 hectares appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 12 Apr 2024 11:16 am

Setback for BJP in Madha as Dhairyasheel Mohite Patil quits party ahead of LS polls

Setback for BJP in Madha as Dhairyasheel Mohite Patil quits party ahead of LS polls In a big blow to Maharashtra's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit, Dhairyasheel Mohite Patil resigned from the party. He represented the Madha Lok Sabha constituency. According to reports, upset over not getting the ticket in the upcoming elections, he sent his resignation to BJP President Chandrashekhar Bawankule. The BJP chose sitting MP Ranjit Singh Naik Nimbalkar over him for the Madha seat. On Thursday, Patil met Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) party chief Sharad Pawar in Pune. The Madha constituency was formed in 2009 after delimitation and Sharad Pawar was the first Lok Sabha member elected from Madha in 2009. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats, the second-largest after Uttar Pradesh. The Lok Sabha polls will be held in the state in five phases from April 19 to May 20. In the first phase on April 19, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, and Chandrapur will go to polls. Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, and Parbhani will vote in the second phase on April 26. Raigad, Baramati, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, and Kolhapur will vote in the third phase on May 7. Polling will be held across Nandurbhar, Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Maval, Pune, Shirur, Ahmednagar, Beed, and Shirdi in the fourth phase on May 13. Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South and Mumbai South-Central will vote in the final phase on May 20. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 23 out of 25 seats it contested in alliance with the undivided Shiv Sena. Votes will be counted on June 4. (ANI)

devdiscourse 12 Apr 2024 11:06 am

Over 1.50 lakh new voters added in eight LS seats of Maharashtra

Over 1.50 lakh new voters added in eight LS seats of Maharashtra More than 1.52 lakh new voters have been registered in eight out of total 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra in the latest round of electoral roll revision, in which the number of new women voters was more than their male counterparts, officials said. In this special drive conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI), as many as 82,658 new female voters were registered as against the 69,652 new male voters in these eight constituencies - Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, and Parbhani. However, the total number of female voters across these eight segments is way below the count of male voters. There are 53,99,057 female voters as against the 77,21,374 male voters. There are 432 voters registered as transgenders, an official statement issued by the chief electoral office of Maharashtra. These eight constituencies will go to polls in the second phase on May 7. With the addition of voters during the special drive of the ECI conducted between January 23 and April 4, the number of electorates rose by 1,52,330. This took the number of voters in these eight seats to 1,49,25,912. ''Earlier, the ECI used to close its voter registration in January, while the actual campaign commences once the candidates are finalized. The candidates and their teams make efforts like de-cluttering the voters' list, contacting potential voters, among others,'' an official from the chief electoral office said. A political party functionary working for a Lok Sabha poll candidate said, ''With the new provision of the ECI to allow registration of voters beyond January 25, the potential candidates and their teams took extra efforts to complete the registration process of the potential voters, who are otherwise averse to visit the government office and get their names registered.'' The official further said, this permission (for voter registration) turned out to be a win-win situation for voters as well as for candidates. ''The candidates can take credit for helping potential voters in getting their names enrolled in the voters' list and also expect his or her vote for themselves. So in addition to the ECI's routine exercise, such a move also increases the enrolment of voters,'' the official added.

devdiscourse 11 Apr 2024 12:55 pm

Relief likely on Amravati Rd as Wadi flyover work restarts

The Times of India 11 Apr 2024 4:22 am

Weather update: IMD issues rainfall, thunderstorm, heatwaves alert in these states, check state-wise forecast

IMD predicts rainfall in parts of Maharashtra like Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal, Nanded, and Hingoli on Wednesday.

DNA India 10 Apr 2024 9:15 am

MVA seals poll pact in Maharashtra; Sena (UBT) gets 21 seats

Mumbai: The opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi on Tuesday announced its seat-sharing formula for the Lok Sabha polls with the Shiv Sena (UBT) getting the major chunk of 21 seats, while the Congress will contest 17 seats and the NCP (SP) 10. The Congress gave up its claim on the contentious Sangli and Bhiwandi seats, which will now be contested by the Sena (UBT) and the NCP (SP), respectively. While the Sena (UBT) said the goal of the alliance was to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress said it has decided to be large-hearted to achieve this objective. NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and state Congress president Nana Patole announced the poll pact for the 48 parliamentary seats in the state after weeks of hectic negotiations. Addressing a press conference at 'Shivalaya', the Shiv Sena (UBT) office in south Mumbai, party head and former state chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said the seat-sharing deal has been reached and in an alliance, winning is important and defeating the BJP is the goal. When victory against the BJP is the larger goal, we have to set aside certain differences, he said when asked about the Shiv Sena (UBT) refusing to give Sangli seat to the Congress. Thackeray said there was a strange coincidence of surya grahan (solar eclipse), amavasya (new moon) and the BJP rally on the same day (Monday). Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech yesterday was not that of a prime minister. When we respond, please don't take it as an insult of the prime minister. Our criticism will be about a leader of a corrupt party, Thackeray said to a query on Modi referring to his party as fake Shiv Sena. It is not right for a leader of the party of extortionists to call us fake, he said. The BJP is a party of extortionists and this was seen after the electoral bonds scam was exposed, Thackeray claimed. Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole said his party has decided to be large-hearted to achieve the final goal of defeating PM Modi and the BJP. The Congress workers will fight the BJP and ensure victory of the MVA candidates in Sangli and Bhiwandi, he said. Our workers will never forget how the BJP ill-treated our leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, he said. Patole said the parties of Thackeray and Sharad Pawar were hijacked by rebels. Leaders of both the original parties are with us and Modi calls the Uddhav Thackeray-led party as fake Shiv Sena, he said. As part of the deal, the Shiv Sena (UBT) has got Jalgaon, Parbhani, Nashik, Palghar, Kalyan, Thane, Raigad, Maval, Osmanabad, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Buldhana, Hathkanangkale, Aurangabad, Shirdi, Sangli, Hingoli, Yavatmal-Washim, Mumbai South, Mumbai South Central, Mumbai North West and Mumbai North East seats. The Congress has got Nandurbar, Dhule, Akola, Amravati, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Nanded, Jalna, Mumbai North Central, Mumbai North, Pune, Latur, Solapur, Kolhapur and Ramtek seats. The NCP(SP) will contest Baramati, Shirur, Satara, Bhiwandi, Dindori, Madha, Raver, Wardhan, Ahmednagar South and Beed seats. The Lok Sabha polls will be held in the state in five phases from April 19 to May 20.

Deccan Chronicle 9 Apr 2024 1:26 pm

37 aspirants to contest in Amravati and 15 in Akola

37 candidates in Amravati & 15 in Akola vie for Lok Sabha seats. Rana (BJP) challenges Wankhade (Congress). Gavhankar withdraws, affecting BJP. Dr Abhay, Prakash, Anup in contest. Fadnavis & Modi influence Assembly elections.

The Times of India 9 Apr 2024 10:02 am

204 candidates in the fray for 8 LS seats that will go to polls in second phase

The constituencies which will go to polls in second phase are Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded and Parbhani

Mid Day 8 Apr 2024 11:01 pm

Lok Sabha: 204 candidates in the fray for 8 Maharashtra seats that will go to polls on Apr 26

Lok Sabha: 204 candidates in the fray for 8 Maharashtra seats that will go to polls on Apr 26 A total of 204 candidates are in the fray for eight Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra that will go to polls in the second phase on April 26, an official said on Monday. Monday was the last date for withdrawal of nominations, he added. ''There were 299 valid nominations. Of these 204 remain in the fray in Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded and Parbhani,'' he said. In Parbhani, seven candidates withdrew their nomination forms, leaving 34 contestants in the fray, an official said. Ruling alliance candidate Mahadev Jankar, who is also president of Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, has been allotted the symbol 'whistle', he added. Jankar will take on MP Sanjay Jadhav of the Shiv Sena (UBT) and Panjabrao Dakh (Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi).

devdiscourse 8 Apr 2024 10:16 pm

MSEDCL Drama Contest: Nothing To Say bags Best Play, The Fear Factor is runner-up

Nagpur: The two-day drama competition held under the auspices of the Nagpur Region of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), which took place in Amravati on April 5 and 6, witnessed a stellar performance by the Akola Circle. Their play, Nothing to Say, clinched top honours across various categories, securing six awards including Best [] The post MSEDCL Drama Contest: Nothing To Say bags Best Play, The Fear Factor is runner-up appeared first on Nagpur Today : Nagpur News .

nagpurtoday 8 Apr 2024 7:22 pm

Maharashtra LS polls: 299 candidates for eight seats that will vote on Apr 26

The nomination forms of 299 candidates for eight Maharashtra Lok Sabha seats are valid, with 352 candidates submitting their forms. The eight seats are in Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, and Parbhani. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 8.

The Economic Times 6 Apr 2024 7:49 pm

How BJP Leader Navneet Rana's Last-Minute Nomination Drama Unfolded

BJP leader Navneet Kaur Rana's nomination bid for the Amravati Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra resembles a plot straight out of Bollywood, replete with suspense, anticipation, and a last-minute twist of fate.

NDTV 5 Apr 2024 2:08 pm

SC restores Scheduled Caste status to BJP leader Navneet Kaur

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court upheld BJP leader Navneet Kaur Ravi Rana's 'Mochi' caste certificate, allowing her to continue representing the Amravati reserved constituency. The court emphasized the importance of respecting expert decisions and procedural rules in caste validation matters, reaffirming Kaur's eligibility as an MP.

The Times of India 5 Apr 2024 2:23 am

BJP's Amravati candidate, Navneet Rana, files nomination for Lok Sabha polls, expresses confidence in constituency's support

Mumbai:N avneet Rana, previously elected as an independent MP from Amravati in 2019, officially submitted her nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to the media, Rana voiced optimism about receiving backing from the constituency, emphasizing the opportunity for voters to contribute to nation-building, development, and the nation's welfare. Having joined the BJP recently in Nagpur under the presence of BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Rana reflected on her past victory in Amravati as an independent candidate. She credited the support from the people of Amravati in the previous elections despite significant political shifts and her limited work in the constituency.Rana's entry into politics occurred after her marriage to BJP politician Ravi Rana. Initially contesting in the 2014 elections from Amravati on the NCP platform, she faced defeat in her debut electoral endeavor. Maharashtra, with 48 Lok Sabha seats, holds substantial electoral significance and influences national politics. The state will conduct elections across its constituencies in five phases on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, and May 20.In the previous 2019 elections, BJP secured victory in 23 out of the 25 contested seats, while the undivided Shiv Sena clinched 18 out of 23 contested seats. In 2014, BJP and Shiv Sena won 23 and 18 seats respectively, while the undivided NCP and Congress secured 4 and 2 seats each. CPI(M) Unveils Manifesto for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, made commitment to scrap CAA Prime Minister Modi's Maharashtra Rally Plans Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls Tesla Explores Land Options for Potential Manufacturing Plant in India

News Track 4 Apr 2024 6:11 pm

Rahul Gandhi Invested Lacs of Rs in Modi Government's Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: Details Revealed

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi submitted his nomination papers for the Wayanad constituency in Kerala, revealing his assets in the process. According to the affidavit submitted for the election, Rahul Gandhi's movable assets amount to approximately Rs 9.24 crore, while his immovable assets are valued at around Rs 11.14 crore, bringing his total wealth to Rs 20.38 crore. However, he also declared a debt of about Rs 49.79 lakh. In addition to his income, Rahul Gandhi disclosed his investments in shares and mutual funds. The affidavit shows that he holds shares in 25 companies, with investments totaling Rs 4.30 crore. Furthermore, he has invested in the Reserve Bank of India's Sovereign Gold Bond scheme, initiated during the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This scheme allows investors to purchase gold at a fixed annual return of 2.50% for eight years, with subsequent returns linked to market fluctuations. Rahul Gandhi's investment in the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme matured in November 2023, yielding a return of 12.9% over the eight-year period. Additionally, he holds investments of Rs 15.27 lakh in SGBs, along with Rs 61.52 lakh in a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account and 333.30 grams of gold valued at Rs 4.20 lakh. His stock portfolio includes shares in various companies such as ITC, ICICI Bank, Alkyl Amines, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, Deepak Nitrite, Divi's Laboratories, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Britannia Industries, and Titan Company. It's worth noting that Rahul Gandhi's financial assets have seen significant growth since his first election in 2004 when his total assets amounted to Rs 55 lakh. Baramulla Police Seizes Properties of Notorious Drug Peddler BJP's Amravati candidate, Navneet Rana, files nomination for Lok Sabha polls, expresses confidence in constituency's support CPI(M) Unveils Manifesto for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, made commitment to scrap CAA

News Track 4 Apr 2024 6:11 pm

Child Rescued from Borewell After 20-Hour Ordeal

Bangalore: A 2-year-old child fell into a borewell in Lachayan village, Karnataka, triggering a more than 20-hour rescue operation. Both SDRF and NDRF teams successfully rescued the child amidst scenes of jubilation. Video footage captured the moment when the rescue team pulled the muddy child out of the borewell, and immediately, medical personnel rushed the child to an ambulance waiting nearby. The incident occurred on the land of the child's father, Satish Mujagond, where a borewell had been dug. Teams swiftly responded to the emergency after learning about the child's fall. The child, named Satvik Mujagond, had fallen into the borewell while playing near his home in Vijayapura district. The rescue team worked diligently to reach the trapped child, who was estimated to be at a depth of 15 to 20 feet. Despite the challenges, the rescue team heard the child crying during the morning rescue operation, indicating that he was still alive. Tubes were installed in the well to supply oxygen to the child, and tube well drilling workers were called to expedite the rescue efforts. Thankfully, the operation concluded successfully with the safe rescue of the child. Rahul Gandhi Invested Lacs of Rs in Modi Government's Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: Details Revealed Baramulla Police Seizes Properties of Notorious Drug Peddler BJP's Amravati candidate, Navneet Rana, files nomination for Lok Sabha polls, expresses confidence in constituency's support

News Track 4 Apr 2024 6:11 pm

SC upholds BJP leader Navneet Rana's caste certificate

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the Bombay high court verdict cancelling the caste certificate of Amravati MP and BJP leader Navneet Kaur Rana.

Rediff 4 Apr 2024 2:38 pm

Supreme Court upholds caste certificate of Amravati MP Navneet Rana, sets aside Bombay HC court order cancelling her SC status

Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Bombay High Court order that had cancelled the caste certificate of MP Navneet Rana

OpIndia 4 Apr 2024 2:17 pm

SC sets aside Bombay HC order cancelling caste certificate of Navneet Kaur Rana

New Delhi: In a big relief to Maharashtras Amravati MP Navneet Kaur Rana ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside an order of the Bombay High Court which had cancelled her Scheduled Caste certificate. In our considered view, the order of the scrutiny committee did not merit any interference Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 4 Apr 2024 1:13 pm

Supreme Court Relief For BJP's Navneet Rana In Caste Certificate Case

The Supreme Court today overturned the Bombay High Court's decision to cancel the caste certificate of Amravati MP and BJP leader, Navneet Kaur Rana.

NDTV 4 Apr 2024 1:05 pm

SC sets aside HC verdict cancelling caste certificate of Amravati MP Navneet Kaur Rana

Allowing the plea of Ms. Rana, a Bench comprising Justices J.K. Maheshwari and Sanjay Karol said the High Court should not have interfered with the report of the scrutiny committee on the issue of caste certificate of Ms. Rana.

The Hindu 4 Apr 2024 12:39 pm

Supreme Court relief to Amravati MP Navneet Rana in caste certificate case

Supreme Court relief to Amravati MP Navneet Rana in caste certificate case

India Today 4 Apr 2024 12:07 pm

LS polls: B R Ambedkar's grandson Anandraj in fray from Amravati, seeks support of AIMIM

LS polls: B R Ambedkar's grandson Anandraj in fray from Amravati, seeks support of AIMIM B R Ambedkar's grandson and Republican Sena leader Anandraj Ambedkar, in the fray from Amravati Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra, has sought the support of Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM. The Amravati contest has become a multi-cornered one with the BJP fielding sitting MP Navneet Rana, who is challenged by Congress' Balwant Wankhede, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi's Prajakta Pillewan, and Prahar Janshakti Party leader Dinesh Bub. Aurangabad (Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar) MP and All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Imtiaz Jaleel on Tuesday tweeted that Ambedkar met him at his residence to seek support in elections. ''We will inform party president Asaduddin Owaisi to support Anandraj Ambedkar in LS polls,'' Jaleel told PTI. Anandraj is the brother of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi leader Prakash Ambedkar. ''Anandraj Ambedkar met me at my residence for dinner where we discussed about Lok Sabha elections. He has asked for our support in the Amravati Lok Sabha constituency,'' Jaleel said. He said AIMIM might conduct public rallies for Anandraj after holding discussions with Owaisi.

devdiscourse 2 Apr 2024 9:30 pm

B R Ambedkars grandson in fray from Amravati, seeks AIMIMs support

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: B R Ambedkars grandson and Republican Sena leader Anandraj Ambedkar, in the fray from Amravati Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra, has sought the support of Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM. The Amravati contest has become a multi-cornered one with the BJP fielding sitting MP Navneet Rana, who is challenged by Congress Balwant Wankhede, Vanchit Bahujan Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 2 Apr 2024 9:20 pm

5 Facts On Navneet Rana, BJP Amravati Candidate Who Was At The Centre Of Hanuman Chalisa Row

Navneet Rana won the Amravati seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate

NDTV 1 Apr 2024 10:36 pm

LS polls: BJPs Amravati candidate Navneet Rana calls Fadnavis

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The News Mill 28 Mar 2024 11:34 pm

Nobody should...: Sena-UBT firm despite Cong objection

Raut said there is always give and take in an alliance and they gave Ramtek and Kolhapur seats to the Congress. He said Sena-UBT has also given Amravati to the Congress.

Rediff 28 Mar 2024 4:30 pm

Shinde Sena leader opposes BJP's Amravati pick Navneet Rana

Shinde Sena leader opposes BJPs Amravati pick Navneet Rana

India Today 28 Mar 2024 1:02 pm

BJP's move to field Navneet Rana from Amravati invites wrath of some 'Mahayuti' constituents

Navneet Rana joined the ruling BJP at the party's State unit chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule's residence in Nagpur along with her supporters, on March 27.

The Hindu 28 Mar 2024 12:47 pm

Navneet Rana's candidature invites wrath of BJP allies

Rana, who currently represents the Amravati Lok Sabha seat, joined the ruling BJP at the party's state unit chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule's residence in Nagpur along with her supporters late Wednesday night.

Rediff 28 Mar 2024 12:02 pm

Navneet Rana, An Incumbent MP From Amravati, Joined The BJP In Nagpur | English News | News18

Navneet Rana, An Incumbent MP From Amravati, Joined The BJP In Nagpur | English News | News18Navneet Rana, an incumbent MP from Amravati, joined the BJP in Nagpur , the BJP's Central Election Committee announced her name as the party's candidate for the Amravati seat

News18 28 Mar 2024 9:36 am

Maharashtra Independent MP Navneet Rana Joins BJP

Navneet Rana, an incumbent MP from Amravati, joined the BJP in Nagpur late on Wednesday night in the presence of the party's state unit chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule.

NDTV 28 Mar 2024 2:14 am

Amravati MP Navneet Rana joins BJP

Amravati MP Navneet Rana joins BJP Navneet Rana, an incumbent MP from Amravati, joined the BJP in Nagpur late on Wednesday night in the presence of the party's state unit chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule. She joined the BJP at the Bawankule's residence in Nagpur along with her supporters and in the presence of senior party leaders from Amravati, Nagpur, Wardha and other places. Her husband Ravi Rana, an MLA, was also present when she joined the BJP. The BJP's Central Election Committee on Wednesday announced her name as the party's candidate for the Amravati seat. Bawankule said she would file her election nomination on April 4. Addressing a press conference around midnight at Bawankule's residence, Navneet Rana said that she followed the development path of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the last five years as a supporter of the NDA. Rana expressed happiness over joining the BJP and said that she would ensure that the Amravati parliamentary constituency would be among the 400 seats that the party would win in the general elections. Bawankule said that Navneet Rana joined the BJP to support the Viksit Bharat vision of PM Modi. He also slammed Shiv Sena UBT chief Uddhav Thackeray for sending Navneet Rana to jail during his tenure as chief minister of Maharashtra over the issue of chanting Hanuman Chalisa. Rana first contested from Amravati on an NCP ticket in 2014 and was defeated by Shiv Sena's Anandrao Adsul. In 2019, she contested the seat as an Independent supported by NCP and defeated Adsul. However, after 2019, Rana started supporting the BJP. Last month, The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on Navneet Rana's plea challenging the Bombay High Court verdict cancelling her caste certificate. On June 8, 2021, the high court said the 'Mochi' caste certificate was obtained fraudulently using fabricated documents. It had also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on the Amravati MP.

devdiscourse 28 Mar 2024 12:57 am

Gadkari Files Nomination from Nagpur, 183 in Fray for 5 Maharashtra Seats

Mumbai : Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat. He was accompanied by several senior leaders including Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde, DCM Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader Praful Patel. The BJP turned the occasion into a massive show of strength rally. Nagpur is one of the five Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra that will go to poll on April 19. Wednesday was the last date for filing nominations for those seats. The other four seats include Ramtek (reserved for SC category), Gadchiroli-Chimur (reserved for ST category), Chandrapur and Bhandara-Gondiya. An intense fight between the BJP-led Mahayuti and Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is expected for the five Lok Sabha seats that go to poll in the first phase in Maharashtra. The deadline for filing nominations for the five seats Nagpur, ended on Wednesday evening. Union minister Nitin Gadkari will be in the fray from the Nagpur seat. He filed his nomination on the last day in presence of Shiv Sena has fielded Congress turncoat MLA Raju Parwe from the Ramtek seat. Prakash Ambedkar led VBA (Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi) has nominated candidates in three seats, which is likely to dent MVAs votes. The VBA has extended its support to Congress candidate Vikas Thakre in Nagpur Lok Sabha seat. The BJP has nominated its heavyweight leaders Nitin Gadkari and Sudhir Mungantiwar in the first phase of the election, while the Congress party has picked up new faces. Nitin Gadkari has been pitted against Vikas Thakre, who is Nagpur City Congress president and Maharashtra legislator. Mr. Mungantiwar, who is senior cabinet minister in Maharashtra government and OBC face of the BJP, filed his nomination paper on Tuesday from Chandrapur Lok Sabha constituency. He will face Congress candidate Pratibha Dhanorkar, who is wife of late Congress MP Suresh Dhanorkar. In 2019, Suresh Dhanrokar had defeated BJPs Hansaraj Ahir. Congresss Umred assembly constituency MLA Raju Parwe, who on Sunday joined Eknath Shinde led Shiv Sena after resigning from state legislature, filed his nomination papers from Ramtek constituency. Congress has fielded Rashmi Barve from Ramtek, which has been a stronghold of the Congress party. In Gadchiroli-Chimur, the Congress has fielded Namdeo Kirsan against BJPs sitting Lok Sabha MP Ashok Nete, who filed his nomination on Monday. The BJP has fielded its sitting MP Sunil Mendhe from Bhandara-Gondia, where the Congress fielded Dr. Prashant Padole. The VBA has fielded its candidate Sanjay Kevat in Bhandara-Gondia, Hitesh Madavi in Gadchiroli-Chimur, Rajesh Belle in Chandrapur. An official from state branch of Election Commission of India (ECI) said that 54 candidates have filed nominations in Nagpur constituency, followed by 41 candidates in Ramtek (SC), 40 candidates in Bhandara-Gondiya, 36 candidates in Chandrapur, and 12 candidates in Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST). Thus, a total 183 candidates have filed their nominations on five seats of first phase. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is April 30. In the last Lok Sabha election, the BJP-Shiv Sena (undivided) alliance won eight out of 10 seats in Vidarbha region. Remaining two seats- namely Chandrapur and Amravati were won by the Congress and independent candidate Navneet Rana, who was then backed by NCP (united) respectively. However, Navneet later supported the BJP. This time, Ms Rana is the BJP candidate in Amravati Lok Sabha seat, which is going to polls in the second phase.

Deccan Chronicle 28 Mar 2024 12:19 am

In its seventh list, BJP announces Navneet Ranas candidature for the contentious Amravati Lok Sabha seat

The announcement paves the way for Ms. Rana, an independent MP whose candidacy has been fiercely opposed by local BJP leaders, to formally join the BJP and contest the SC reserved seat

The Hindu 27 Mar 2024 11:09 pm

Amravati nominee Navneet Rana emerges as strong Hindutva advocate in Maha

Mumbai: Despite strong reservations of the Shiv Sena, the BJP has fielded actor-turned-politician Navneet Rana from the Amravati (SC) seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Rana had won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Amravati as an Independent candidate supported by the NCP. However, after her victory, she aligned with the BJP. In 2014, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 27 Mar 2024 9:45 pm

BJP Fields Haryana CM Nayab Saini From Karnal Assembly; Navneet Rana From Amravati Lok Sabha

The BJP also announced the names of 10 candidates for the Andhra Pradesh assembly polls.

Zee News 27 Mar 2024 8:25 pm

BJP fields Navneet Rana from Amravati Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra; Govind Karjol from Chitradurga in Karnataka.

BJP fields Navneet Rana from Amravati Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra; Govind Karjol from Chitradurga in Karnataka. BJP fields Navneet Rana from Amravati Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra; Govind Karjol from Chitradurga in Karnataka.

devdiscourse 27 Mar 2024 7:27 pm

BJP releases seventh candidate list for Lok Sabha polls; fields Navneet Rana from Maharashtra's Amravati

Wednesday's announcement sees the party announce two Scheduled Caste candidates for the reserved seats in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

The Economic Times 27 Mar 2024 7:16 pm

Congress Leader Says BJP Wants 1 Nation, 1 Election, No Opposition

Mumbai: Mahayuti the alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP, has finalised distribution of 42 Lok Sabha in Maharashtra. The alliance will hold a meeting to resolve differences on the remaining six seats. The BJP has already declared candidates for 20 seats. A BJP insider informed that the party has got five more seats, while Shiv Sena has got 13 seats and NCP has got four out of 42 seats where the agreement has been reached. The source from BJP said that so far the party has decided to contest 25 seats including 23 seats, which were won in 2019. Of these, the party has already announced 20 seats and remaining five seats including Mumbai North Central, Bhandara-Gondia, Solapur and Amravati would be declared in next 48 hours. BJP's Central Election Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is expected to discuss names of the remaining seats at New Delhi on Saturday. After the CECs meeting, the party is likely to declare the candidates including five candidates for five seats of Maharashtra, he said. The Shiv Sena would contest 13 seats, while the NCP would get four seats including Shirur, Baramati, Raigad and Satara. We will hold a meeting in the next two days to discuss the remaining six seats including Parbhani, Dharashiv (Osmanabad), Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad), Thane, Ratnagiri Sindhudurg and South Mumbai, a BJP leader said.

Deccan Chronicle 22 Mar 2024 11:10 pm

Maha: Chhatrapati Shrimant Shahu Maharaj in Congress list of 7 nominees for LS polls

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The Congress has fielded Chhatrapati Shrimant Shahu Maharaj from Kolhapur and Praniti Sushilkumar Shinde from Solapur (SC) Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra of the 7 candidates announced on Thursday. The other Parliamentary candidates are Nandurbar (ST) Gowaal K. Padavi; Amravati (SC) Balwant B. Wankhede; Nanded Vasantrao B. []

bhaskarlive 21 Mar 2024 10:53 pm

MVA's seat-sharing formula, candidates for LS polls to be declared in a day or two: Patole

MVA's seat-sharing formula, candidates for LS polls to be declared in a day or two: Patole Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi constituents Congress, NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) and Shiv Sena (UBT) on Thursday met to resolve the deadlock over some Lok Sabha seats. The three parties met at opposition stalwart Sharad Pawar's house even as the opposition alliance awaits a response from the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi on its proposal to him of four seats, including Akola. Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole said the MVA seat sharing formula will be finalised soon and names of candidates will be announced in a day or two. Talking to reporters after the meeting in Pawar's house, Patole said the Congress' central election committee in Delhi had finalised names of 12 candidates. 'We are discussing this with our allies and will then announce the list,'' Patole said. He and Congress Legislature Party leader Balasaheb Thorat were in Delhi to attend the central election committee meeting and and had returned to the city this morning. Patole and Thorat met Jayant Patil of the NCP(SP) in the evening, while the Congress earlier discussed the situation with the local leadership at the grand old party's Tilak Bhavan state headquarters. NCP(SP) MLA Jitendra Awhad also attended the meeting at Pawar's residence. Speaking to reporters after meeting his party leaders in Tilak Bhavan, Patole said the aim was to bring down the BJP, which had ruined the nation in its 10-year rule. Talks have been held with MVA and also parties like the CPI(M), Samajwadi Party, he said, adding that Congress party candidates are almost finalised, while seat allocation and candidates in connection with the MVA will be announced in two to three days. In the meeting with Pawar in the morning. discussions on campaign and other issues were also discussed, he added. ''MVA will fight all 48 seats. Some seats may be exchanged (among the constituents) after discussion,'' Patole said. The opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) comprises the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT), Congress and NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar). Meanwhile, a Congress leader told PTI talks among Maha Vikas Aghadi constituents was stuck over Ramtek, Sangli and Bhiwandi seats. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the Congress leader said his party was involved in an impasse with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) on Ramtek (in Vidarbha) and Sangli (western Maharashtra) Lok Sabha seats, as well as on Bhiwandi (near Mumbai) with the Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar). The Shiv Sena (UBT) was adamant that the Congress leave Ramtek for it if the grand old party wanted Mumbai South Central, he claimed. ''We have a candidate in Sangli, while NCP(SP) wants Bhiwandi, which is our seat. The Congress will now contest Mumbai North Central and Mumbai North East. Our party has swapped Wardha for Amravati with the Sharad Pawar-led NCP,'' the leader said. ''The NCP and Shiv Sena have split and their vote share has got divided. The NCP(SP) does not even have a candidate for Wardha,'' the leader pointed out. The Congress leader said communication had restarted with Prakash Ambedkar of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi. ''We hope the issue will be resolved soon. We are offering him (Ambedkar) four seats, including Akola that is part of our quota. The other (MVA) allies will release seats from their quotas in Marathwada, western Maharashtra and Mumbai (to accommodate VBA),'' he claimed. The political situation in 2014 and 2019 is different from what it is now, he added. The Congress leader said the party was also facing issues in Chandrapur where MLA Pratibha Dhanorkar, wife of late Suresh Dhanorkar, who was sitting MP, is seeking to contest. The party has asked senior leader Vijay Wadettiwar to contest from Chandrapur, whereas he wants his daughter Shivani to be given a ticket, the leader said. Meanwhile, former Congress MLA Amar Kale said he will be the NCP(SP) candidate from Wardha. Kale said he hasn't quit the Congress but he will be the MVA candidate. Kale said he had met Sharad Pawar who asked him to contest from Wardha. He said he then sought permission from AICC in charge for Maharashtra Ramesh Chennithala. Kale said he has asked leaders of both parties to clarify when the seat deal is announced that he had not quit the Congress. Elections to the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra will be held in five phases on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13 and May 20 and votes will be counted on June 4.

devdiscourse 21 Mar 2024 8:30 pm

Congress partys agenda is to use and throw its allies, says PM Modi

AMRAVATI (Andhra Pradesh), Mar 17 : Hitting out at the Congress and INDI alliance partners (INDIA bloc), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that the grand old partys agenda is to use and throw its partners. Addressing an NDA election meeting at Boppudi village in Palnadu district, Modi said both the Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh and the Congress party in the state are the same and run by the members of the [] The post Congress partys agenda is to use and throw its allies, says PM Modi appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 18 Mar 2024 5:59 am

AP Assembly polls: TDP releases second list of 34 candidates

Amravati: The Telugu Desam Party on Thursday released its second list of 34 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, days after releasing its first list. In a message on X, Naidu wrote, The first list of candidates contesting on behalf of the Telugu Desam Party in the upcoming 2024 elections has already been placed before the public. Now we have brought you the second list, with 34 more candidates.. 2024 . 34 . , . pic.twitter.com/2xhnceXgw9 N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) March 14, 2024 His post added: As always in the selection of candidates, public opinion has been given priority in this list as well. I request the people of the state to bless all the TDP candidates and make them win. In the run-up to the elections for the state assembly and Lok Sabha, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Jana Sena Party (JSP) sealed a seat-sharing pact in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. According to the pact, the BJP will contest from six seats, the TDP from 17 seats and the JSP from two seats for the parliamentary elections. In the assembly elections, the BJP will contest from 10 seats, the TDP from 144 seats and the JSP from 21 seats, as per the statement. The seat-sharing was finalised at a meeting held at Amaravati today following the meeting between the three parties in Delhi, where an alliance was formalised. The state has 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly seats. Naidu has received sharp criticism from his opponents for allying with the BJP. He had pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2018 after the Modi government's refusal to grant Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. APCC president YS Sharmila demanded that Naidu explain to the state's people why he chose to align with the BJP, which had betrayed the people on all fronts in the last 10 years. Lok Sabha elections are expected to be held in April-May.

Deccan Chronicle 14 Mar 2024 1:57 pm

PM dedicates to nation plant that will make Vande Bharat trains, launches projects in Maharashtra

PM dedicates to nation plant that will make Vande Bharat trains, launches projects in Maharashtra Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated to the nation the Marathwada Rail Coach Factory in Latur, which will supply Vande Bharat train sets, and launched various other Railway projects in Maharashtra, officials said. The PM inaugurated or laid foundation stones for a total of 6,000 Railway projects worth Rs 85,000 crore across the country from Ahmedabad in Gujarat via video conference. As part of launch of the projects via video link, he also inaugurated five Jan Aushadi Kendras (for affordable and quality generic medicines) at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai), Manmad (Nashik), Pimpri (Pune), Solapur and Nagbhir (Chandrapur). Modi also inaugurated four rail coach restaurants - at Nashik Road, Akola, and Mumbai's Andheri and Borivali stations, the officials said. The PM inaugurated and dedicated to the nation 506 projects, including the Latur-based Marathwada Rail Coach Factory, a wagon repair workshop at Badnera (Amravati district) and Vande Bharat chair car maintenance-cum-workshop depot in Pune, they said. The Marathwada Rail Coach Factory will ensure supply of Vande Bharat Train sets (16 car formation) to the Railways in co-ordination with its technology partners, the Central Railway (CR) officials said. All departments of the factory are equipped with the latest machinery and plants, they said. It will ensure development of the entire Marathwada region by bringing a whole new set of vendors to supply various components to this unit, said a railway release. It will provide direct employment to around 1,300 persons and indirect employment to more than 10,000 persons in terms of various outsourced activities, the release said. ''The Marathwada Railway Coach Factory will create large-scale employment opportunities for the youths of Marathwada,'' Latur Collector Varsha Thakur-Ghuge said. The first phase of the project has come up at a cost of Rs 675.79 crore and is spread across 110 acres. In Phase 1, 120 coaches of Vande Bharat trains will be manufactured at the factory. The wagon repair workshop at Badnera will cater to two major freight depots of the Central Railway in Bhusaval and Nagpur and enhance the availability of wagons, as per the CR. Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Union minister Narayan Rane, state Skill Development Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha and others attended the virtual event at Mumbai Central. Speaking on the occasion, Shinde said, ''The Railways is changing the life of common people. Everyday, 15km of new railway tracks are being laid in the country. Products of local artisans are being promoted through One Station One Product Scheme and Ekta Mall.'' The CM said his government is getting assistance from the Centre for the development of Maharashtra and thanked PM Modi for launching various projects in the state. Shinde informed that an Ekta Mall will be set up at Ulwe in Navi Mumbai The mall will be helpful in promoting national integration, 'Make in India', District One Product (ODOP) concept and also help rural artisans to sell their products.

devdiscourse 12 Mar 2024 7:32 pm

Shot & injured by dacoits, but driver takes bus to Maha thana 30km away

Khomdev Kawade, the minibus driver, showed uncommon courage by outsmarting the gang of trigger-happy hijackers on the Amravati-Nagpur highway. He drove 30km with a bullet lodged in his arm, dodging bullets and finally arrived at Teosa police station. The police later escorted the bus back to Nandgaonpeth police station. The gangsters fired four rounds at the windscreen and the bullets missed him by a whisker, barring one which lodged in his hand.

The Times of India 12 Mar 2024 1:09 am

Lawyers provide free legal aid to needy undertrials languishing in jails

Lawyers provide free legal aid to needy undertrials languishing in jails Several undertrials, mostly from the poor strata of society, languishing in Maharashtra jails due to lack of proper legal assistance have found a ray of hope with a group of lawyers coming forward to take up their cases pro bono. These lawyers, as part of NGO 'Dard se Humdard Tak', have helped the undertrials secure bail, arrange for their bail bond, and facilitated the release of those arrested in petty crimes cases such as robbery, mobile theft, etc after having spent considerable time in jail, advocate Prakash Salsingikar told PTI. They visit jails across the state after having received permission from the state government and collect data of prisoners who need their services. The organisation has come to the aid of more than 500 prisoners in the last three years, claimed Salsingikar who is working along with 20 other lawyers to provide such services. Their organisation was registered as an NGO in May 2023, he said. The lawyers visit the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai thrice a week, the Thane jail and Pune's Yerwada prison twice a week and the Byculla womens' prison here once a fortnight. They meet the prisoners, study their case papers and provide assistance accordingly. Salsingikar said majority of the undertrials fail to get proper legal assistance either due to non-awareness of remedies available to them under the law or because of their poor financial condition. A woman, who is mother of two daughters, spent more than four years in a jail here for allegedly killing her husband after being forced to conceive again. She came across this organisation and with the help of its lawyer, secured bail from the Bombay High Court earlier this year. ''I did not get any help from outside until I came across this NGO. I am educated so I spent the time in jail doing office work but life for many others is very difficult,'' she said. Fayal Sheikh, a daily wage labourer from Mankhurd in Mumbai, spent two years in jail after he was arrested for allegedly killing a man with whom he had an altercation with over urination. His mother said they had lost all hope until lawyers from this organisation got in touch with them and fought his case. Sheikh was granted bail in October last year by a sessions court which noted that the cause of the man's death was not injuries suffered in the altercation but due to pre-existing medical conditions. Another 31-year-old labourer from Thane, Suraj Tevar, spent more than two years in prison following a scuffle with a man over sleeping space on a footpath. He got bail in December last year. Advocate Ganesh Nagargoje from the NGO brought to the court's notice the medical report of the complainant to point out that his injuries were simple in nature. He argued that the victim (complainant) was also under the influence of alcohol. In another such case, Maruti Pingale, 36, had come to Mumbai from a village in Amravati for sight-seeing. He was arrested for allegedly winking at a girl and spent nine months in jail before he was acquitted by the trial court. ''Most of such accused persons have been in jail for so many years and no one has come forward to help them. They are approaching us, now we are continuously working for them and our effort will continue in future too,'' Nagargoje said. Advocate Aniruddh Yadav, who appeared for Pingale in the court, said when they join this field, they know it is a noble profession through which they can help people. ''There are cases where people from other states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, etc get arrested for someone else's crime as they are unable to present their side because of language issues. Through the NGO, we have got an opportunity to help such people,'' Yadav added.

devdiscourse 10 Mar 2024 11:01 am

Independent MP Files Police Complaint Over Seat Threats

Mumbai : Amravati MP Navneet Rana has filed a police complaint regarding a death threat received through an audio clip in a WhatsApp message. The audio clip also contained objectionable words against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Amit Shah, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Her MLA husband Ravi Rana has alleged that AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi is behind the threat and sought action against him. Mr. Rana, who is an independent MLA in Maharashtra Assembly, said that the AIMIM leaders and workers including Aurangabad MP Imtiyaz Jaleel have threatened his wife on many occasions but they have not taken it seriously. As threats are now coming from Pakistan and Afghanistan, we have approached Maharashtra DGP Rashmi Shukla in this regard and she took cognizance of this issue. An FIR has been registered in Amaravati. At the same time, ATS is also investigating this case, the independent MLA said. According to the FIR, the sender of the message also used objectionable words against Navneet Rana, who is also an independent MP in Lok Sabha. According to Mr. Rana, there were heated exchanges in the Parliament between AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi and Navneet Rana. Since the incident, his wife has been threatened on several occasions. A Police officer said that Ms Rana had received the threat message on her phone number on March 3 following which her personal assistant lodged a complaint with them. Accordingly, an FIR was registered. In the audio clip, the sender had not only targeted Navneet Rana but also the top leadership of BJP and RSS chief Mahon Bhagwat. The police have not made any arrest so far in this case. Mr. Rana also demanded the central agencies should investigate this case as threats are coming from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Deccan Chronicle 7 Mar 2024 12:42 am

Amravati MP Navneet Rana receives death threat on WhatsApp; FIR registered

Amravati: An FIR was registered against unidentified persons for allegedly threatening to kill Amravati MP Navneet Rana by sending an audio message on her WhatsApp number, police said on Wednesday. The sender of the message also used objectionable words against the Independent MP, as per the FIR. Rana received the threat message on her phone Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Mar 2024 3:15 pm

Maharashtra Govt Investigates Alleged Misuse of Reservation Benefits by ST Students

Mumbai: An interim report presented in the Maharashtra Assembly has revealed a concerning trend wherein 257 Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, who identified with religions other than Hinduism, have reportedly availed reservation benefits for admissions to Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state. Skill Development Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha disclosed that the Maharashtra government has initiated a committee to compile data on ST students enrolled under reservations in ITIs but who have purportedly converted to Christianity or Islam. Lodha emphasized the government's commitment to verifying the records of these students to determine the validity of their admissions, with potential police action if necessary to protect the rights of STs. The report, focusing on admissions to ITIs in Maharashtra in 2023, found that out of 13,858 students admitted under ST quotas, 257 students identified with religions other than Hinduism. Among them, 37 students were reported as Muslims, four as Buddhists, three as Christians, and one as Sikh. Additionally, approximately 190 students indicated other faiths on their admission forms, while details on religious faith were unavailable for 22 students. Under existing government rules, 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST quotas, with individuals belonging to STs entitled to reservation benefits regardless of their religious affiliation. However, concerns arise when students purportedly convert to other religions after obtaining certificates as Hindu STs, potentially exploiting the reservation system for double benefits. The committee, led by Dr. Murlidhar Chandekar, former Vice-Chancellor of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, is tasked with investigating these cases to protect the rights of tribal communities. Plans include visiting the students in question, their respective ITIs, residing villages, and integrated tribal development projects to determine the impact of religious conversion on tribal customs and traditions. As part of its mandate, the committee aims to identify cases of conversion, formulate policies to prevent such occurrences, and safeguard ST reservation seats. Chandekar stressed the importance of preserving these seats for genuine ST students and ensuring that policies are in place to prevent misuse of reservation benefits. The Maharashtra government's proactive approach to addressing the alleged misuse of reservation benefits reflects its commitment to upholding the rights of marginalized communities and maintaining the integrity of reservation policies in educational institutions. Through thorough investigation and policy formulation, the government seeks to prevent further instances of exploitation while safeguarding opportunities for genuine ST students. After all, on what matter did the father bring himself down with the children to death? Rahul Gandhi's Misleading Comparison: MSP vs. MRP in Agricultural Policy Discourse Shehbaz Sharif Elected Prime Minister of Pakistan for Second Term

News Track 4 Mar 2024 6:11 pm

Amit Shah to Visit Parts of Maharashtra on March 5, to Hold BJP's Election Meeting, Rallies

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a meeting of the BJP's election management committee and its core committee in Akola at 11 am on Tuesday to discuss the Lok Sabha constituencies of Chandrapur, Buldhana, Akola, Yavatmal, Wardha and Amravati

News18 2 Mar 2024 1:55 pm

SC reserves verdict on Amravati MPs plea against cancellation of her caste certificate

New Delhi, Feb 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its Judgement on a plea of Amravati MP Navneet Kaur Rana challenging the Bombay High Court order that cancelled her caste certificate saying it had been obtained by fraudulent means. A Bench comprising Justice JK Maheshwari and Justice Sanjay Karol was hearing Ranas plea...

Central Chronicle 29 Feb 2024 8:54 pm