“From an autorickshaw driver and a labour, BJP made me an MLA thrice and then a Cabinet Minister. I can’t get angry with my party,” said the sitting minister and MLA from Kamptee Chandrashekhar Bawankule, after having been denied a candidature by BJP in the Maharashtra assembly elections.
This is what Bawankule said, in a communique issued to the media: “It takes a great deal of luck for a farm worker and an ordinary grocery store labor to be able to get the things that I have got in my life. I am truly lucky and I will never forget the favour BJP has done to me.
I am not at all upset because the BJP did not give me the opportunity to contest elections from the Kamptee constituency this time. In the past, the party gave me the opportunity to contest from Kamptee three times. I was also selected as the Guardian Minister for two districts.
I accept the decision made by the party high command. The party wants me to work in Vidarbha and there’s no question of being upset at that. I was given the chance to contest the election from Katol this time, but if I had decided to fight the election from Katol, it would have been unfair to party members there.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is like my elder brother and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is like my father. I want to work under their leadership. I will keep working like every other party member to fulfill the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party’s National President Amit Shah. I will honestly carry out any responsibility that the party gives me.
The party did not allow me to contest assembly elections as it wants me to work for assembly elections in East Vidarbha. My wife did not fill the nomination form as an independent candidate, but because she did not have a B-form, she was going to be eliminated anyway.”
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”