In spite of assurances given by the Devendra Fadnavis Government about Maratha reservations in jobs and education, the Maratha community has called for a Maharashtra Bandh on August 9.
The Maratha community is expected to hold strong protests across the state and bring the state to a standstill. Senior leaders on behalf of the Maratha Community, on Tuesday, said that they would suspend all communications in the state. Maharashtra Government, which is expecting the bandh to be peaceful, as a precautionary measure has instructed Six Rapid Action Force (RAF) companies and one Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to stand guard in various places in Nanded, Aurangabad and western Maharashtra. The government has also reportedly written to the Union government seeking 15 companies of central armed police forces.
Acting on the advice of Maratha community and fearing any untoward incident, schools and colleges in several cities of the state have declared a holiday on August 9. The Sakal Maratha Samaj in Nagpur, during a press conference on Tuesday called for the complete shutdown of schools, colleges, business establishments, public transport system, etc.
Maratha leader Raje Mudhoji Bhonsle, who will be spearheading the bandh in Nagpur tomorrow, while speaking to Nation Next said, We have also called for a peaceful Nagpur bandh on August 9. In spite of 58 silent protests till now, the government has not taken the action it should have taken. It’s our last warning to the government that we have been protesting in a peaceful way till now. If any untoward incident happens, the government will be responsible for it.
Bhonsle added, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis has just been assuring us. We have been told that the issue will be sorted out till November. How will it get sorted out just ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls of 2019? This is just an attempt to prolong things. Bhonsle also informed that the community members will be going to different places in Nagpur to ensure that establishments are shut down on the day of the bandh.
Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we bring you VCA Stadium’s Test records…
Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium’s Test records…
- Highest team total: 610/6d by India against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
- Lowest team total: 79 runs by South Africa against India in 2015/16.
- Highest individual score: 253 not out by Hashim Amla (South Africa) against India in 2010/11.
- Best bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) against India in 2008/09.
- Most runs scored by a player: Virender Sehwag – 357 runs.
- Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19 wickets.
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”