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Mr CM, go and sulk like a petulant child in front of Modi, but please save us from demonetisation trouble: Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar at Vidhan Bhavan during Maharashtra Assembly at Nagpur

Ajit Pawar, former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on the third day of Maharashtra Assembly, chaired by Speaker Haribhau Bagde, raised concerns about the problems being faced by rural Indians and farmers. He was of the view that the common man has been whole-heartedly supporting demonetisation but they are still at the suffering end. Pawar during his speech requested CM Devendra Fadnavis to not to come back from 7, Lok Kalyan Marg (PM’s residence) unless PM Modi addresses the common man’s concerns arising out of demonetisation. Here’s Ajit Pawars first person account of his speech at Maharashtra Assembly?


When PM Modi announced demonetisation on November 8, 2016, Indians unanimously supported him. I too have been actively involved in politics but I don’t know what magic spell has PM Modi cast on Indians. I know India would become corruption free and Pakistan would stop its illegal activities because of demonetisation. When you ask a poor man or a farmer about the demonetisation drive, they say that they are ready to face difficulties if it’s really helpful for the nation. Now, if Maharashtra is allotted Rs 1000 crores, the rural banks are allotted a mere Rs 100 crores whereas urban banks are allotted 900 crores. This is what pinches me!

Even when there is an electricity crunch in Maharashtra, cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, etc, have a continuous supply of electricity as compared to rural areas. This is only because these cities are more populated so their residents should be kept happy. So, the rural people face the brunt; they tolerate load shedding for hours.

Banks, whose CRR ratio (Cash Reserve Ratio) should be 4%, now have a CRR ratio of 10.34%. Moreover RBI keeps issuing new guidelines everyday. Despite banks not being cash strapped, they aren’t accepting cash from rural people. I have learnt from sources that RBI governor Urjit Patel himself doesn’t support demonetisation. Our farmers and poor people from rural areas are going through terrible times. Most of them don’t even have bank accounts. Farmers are paid in cash on a regular basis; so people who are working as labourers and workers are not being paid their money. Poor people aren’t getting their payments because there’s no money in the banks!

The common man has been extremely patient so far. Once, this patience is lost, no matter how much the government tries to control the situation, it’s going to be disastrous. I request CM Devendra Fadnavis to skip the on-going assembly if needed and meet PM Modi and Amit Shah. We have seen how much weightage he holds in front of both PM Modi and Amit Shah, both! He (Devendra Fadnavis) very conveniently sidelined the people he wanted to and kept the people he wanted to be close to! Chandrababu Naidu and Jayalalithaa proved their efficiency by making sure they solve their states issues. Likewise, we too should do the same. CM should not move from 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi unless and until PM Modi addresses our concerns. Please give us justice!

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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