Former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan said that Rahul Gandhi, who’s soon going to become Congress chief, is now a changed man.
Chavan, while addressing the media persons, said, Inducting Rahul Gandhi as party chief was not an easy choice. Not all Congress leaders were sure that the move would pay off. Chavan, clearing stating that a change in leadership was on cards, said that it (change in leadership) had to happen now or before the general elections.
Rahul Gandhi, despite repeated requests, had refused the position of party chief. Now, hes a changed man. His body language too has changed. Inducting him as the party president was done with a lot of contemplation. It was a difficult choice, said the senior Congress leader.
Chavan, referring to Sonia Gandhi, said that earlier as well, the Congress had experienced a situation, in which a person not from the Gandhi family had managed everything. As per a quote in Pune Mirror, Chavan was quoted as saying, After gauging the current situation, Rahul Gandhi’s name turned out to be the only choice. A leader who would keep the north-south balance was required. Now, we cannot be sure if he will be successful, and the result of the upcoming polls in Gujarat will be a huge factor in deciding this. Nevertheless, a choice has been made and the process will be completed soon.
Chavan even clarified that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress would be contesting the 2019 general elections in an alliance.
Umesh Yadav teases teammate Shubham Gill with epic Tinder billboards in Nagpur
Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.
PM Modi world’s most popular leader: Survey
A US-based firm Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ratings among 22 nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most popular leader in the world with an approval rating of over 75% thus leaving behind US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study
As per the recent survey of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the entire month of January (all 31 days) in Nagpur this year saw tremendously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The survey that released pictures of the same showed increased levels of SO2 and NO2 not just in Nagpur but in cities including Chandrapur, Gondia and Amravati. Environmental experts have said that the matter was worrying from the point of view of the health of the residents as the pollution index in Nagpur saw an increase in all the three months of winter.
Not just in January this year but 28 out of 30 days in November last year as well as 30 out of 31 days in December last year showed poor air quality. Environmental expert Professor Suresh Chopani said an action plan, to avoid respiratory issues, under National Clean Air Programme would be strictly implemented.