Ashok Chavan quits as Maharashtra Congress chief; Balasaheb Thorat likely to replace
As resignations in the Congress party continue to pour in, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ashok Chavan becomes the latest to quit from his post on Tuesday. Chavan had submitted his resignation to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi post 2019 Lok Sabha elections accepting the responsibility for the defeat. However, Gandhi then didn’t take a decision on it.
Congress general secretary Malikarjun Kharge, Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakre in a meeting with Gandhi a week ago, discussed about the resignation. Gandhi said that Chavan’s resignation was accepted and that Kharge should initiate the process of replacing Chavan.
According to a party leader, Chavan was firm on his resignation, as he wasn’t ready to take another ?blot? in the upcoming Assembly elections if the party failed once again.
He?d taken up the issue with Gandhi by discussing how the senior leaders of the party in Maharashtra weren’t willing to take on the ruling BJP-Sena combine and were busy in ?ego-battles.
However as per reports, senior party leader Balasaheb Thorat is the frontrunner for the post followed by former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.
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BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller
In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.
Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January.
On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.
The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.
The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence.
It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka.
In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner.
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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group
Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.
Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.
In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five.
Arush Chitre and Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.
Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.
Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.
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RCNV holds Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico
Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico at Jhulelal Institute of Technology on 10th March. Various Rotaract Clubs from Nagpur were present for the meet.
The students gave a traditional welcome to the team . The JIT Rotaractors showed their beautifully crafted Rotaract wall . This was followed by the visit at the science lab. The Rotaractors were addressed by PDG Rtn Shabbir Shakir, Mexican team leader Rtn Fernando, Rotaract Geraldine, JIT head Ms Madhavi, President Shivani Sule and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani.
The Rotaractors were thrilled to meet the team and exchanged letter heads with the Mexican team . The Hi tea was interactive and the Management gave a memento to each. Rt Ann Mona Mulchandani worked hard and coordinated the wonderful arrangements at the college.
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