Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“Devendra Fadnavis Assures Eknath Shinde Will Remain Chief Minister Even If Disqualified”

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"Eknath Shinde to Remain Chief Minister Even If Disqualified," Assures Devendra Fadnavis

In a significant development, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has provided reassurance that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will not be disqualified from his current position. Furthermore, Fadnavis affirmed that even in the event of disqualification, Shinde would be elected as a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) and would continue to hold the chief minister’s post.

This declaration comes in the midst of ongoing legal proceedings related to the disqualification of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) from various factions of the Shiv Sena following a split in the party last year. The Supreme Court had previously granted State Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar a final opportunity to establish a realistic timeframe for resolving the cross-petitions filed by rival factions of the Shiv Sena, each seeking the disqualification of the other’s MLAs.

Scheduled for a hearing on Monday, the Supreme Court will consider pleas filed by the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena and the Sharad Pawar bloc of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). These pleas seek a directive to Speaker Narwekar to expedite the resolution of disqualification petitions against certain MLAs.

Devendra Fadnavis, during an interview with TV9 Marathi channel, articulated his confidence in Shinde’s continued tenure as Chief Minister. Fadnavis stated, “The first thing is that Shinde will not get disqualified. Even if he gets disqualified, we will get him elected to the legislative council, and he will retain the chief minister’s post. The next election is going to be contested under his leadership only.”

The Supreme Court has previously expressed its dissatisfaction with the state assembly speaker’s delay in addressing the petitions for disqualification filed by the Uddhav Thackeray faction, including the request for disqualifying Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and several MLAs affiliated with him. The court emphasized that the speaker cannot circumvent the orders of the highest court in the land.

Notably, parallel disqualification petitions have been submitted by the Shinde faction against lawmakers aligned with Uddhav Thackeray.

On September 18, the Supreme Court directed the speaker to establish a clear timeline for adjudicating the disqualification petitions concerning Chief Minister Shinde and Shiv Sena MLAs who had formed a coalition with the BJP to establish a new government in June 2022. This directive sought to address the petitions for disqualification concerning a total of 56 MLAs, including those associated with the Shinde faction.

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