Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar made headlines after Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a case against him in a money laundering case in Maharashtra Cooperative bank along with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar. Ajit on Saturday submitted his resignation as MLA thus giving room for speculations about him quitting politics. The ED filed a case against Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and 70 others in connection with the bank scam of Rs 25,000 crore.
As per a report in IndiaToday, sources revealed, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar reportedly spoke to his nephew Ajit last night. Ajit is in depression and now Sharad Pawar has left the decision to stay in politics up to him. Ajit told his family of his decision of quitting politics and getting into farming or any other business instead, said NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.
Ajit in a press conference today, broke down while speaking about the charges levelled against him. He said, I have emotions. How come they keep levelling absurd allegations against me? One must be feeling that I can’t do without thousands of crores (scam). Ajit also hinted at a political vendetta clarifying there’s no rift the in Pawar family after reports of a feud surfaced between Ajit and his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule.
He added, How can Sharad Pawar be dragged in this He has no connection with this bank. He wasn’t even a member of that particular bank. I’ve reached here because him only. He and the NCP are defamed because I was on the board of the bank. This is the reason I resigned without asking him.
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!”
Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur
Ambala Lake in Ramtek city wore a dazzling look at the golden hour of sunset. The verdant surrounding of the lake flanked by the old and famous Shiv temple, lends a soothing and religious aura to the city known for its old heritage and mythological significance.