A 30-year-old businessman and social worker has approached Nagpur’s Ganeshpeth Police requesting action against NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe for ignoring COVID-19 guidelines by attending a public function at Rajwada Palace on May 31. The man, Manish Meshram, a resident of Siraspeth, has alleged that over 200 people were present during the event, which had Mundhe as the chief guest.
When Nation Next spoke to DCP Rahul Maknikar (Zone III), he confirmed that such a request has been received by the police. DCP Maknikar said that the police will look into the allegations made by Meshram. While speaking to Nation Next, Meshram said that he had come to know of the function through a live video post on social media.
The 23-minute long video shows Tukaram Mundhe walking into the banquet hall of Rajwada Palace (situated near Gandhi Sagar Lake) amid cheers from the audience. The function seems to have been organsied by a city NGO, which shared the live video on its Facebook page.
Meshram told Nation Next: NMC Commissioner Mundhe has time and again released various guidelines for citizens for their safety from COVID-19. These guidelines restrict people at a wedding to 50 and people at a funeral to 20. When such restrictions are imposed on the common man, how can NMC Commissioner attend a public function with 200 guests Is he above the law??
Meshram said that he is surprised as to how Rajwada Palace was allowed to organize such a function. Meshram added, I want that police should take action not only against NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe but also against the owner of Rajwada Palace. I am also planning to meet Nagpur Police Commissioner Dr BK Upadhyay for the same.
Here’s the video:
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!”