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‘There’s wave of andh bhakts; don’t be one:’ CM Uddhav Thackeray during Nitin Raut’s book release

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray said there was a wave of andh bhakts (a term colloquially used for blind illogical followers) at the moment and people shouldn’t become andh bhakts.

Thackeray said the same while virtually releasing state cabinet minister Dr Nitin Raut’s book ‘Ambedkar on Population Policy’ on Sunday from Mumbai.

Thackeray said, “Babasaheb Ambedkar’s thoughts guide us and show us the way forward. He not only framed the Constitution but also told us the obstacles that may come up and how to overcome them. The true follower will understand the teaching of his God and spread it to all. The blind follower will only praise superficially and then sometimes change his affection.”

Raut, who was praised by Thackeray for coming up with a ‘well-researched’ book, said the government in the state should implement suggestions given by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and initiate welfare programmes based on them.

The event was held at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in Nagpur in the presence of Congress MP and Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, Professor at Indiana University in USA Dr Kevin Brown, ex-Chairman UGC and renowned economist Dr Sukhdeo Thorat apart from several other prominent leaders.

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Nagpur District Yuva Sena workers rip banner put up in Eknath Shinde’s support

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Nagpur
Members of Nagpur District Yuva Sena, on June 25, ripped a banner supporting Eknath Shinde, which was placed at Chitaroli in Gandhibagh.

A Nagpur District Yuva Sena worker ripping banner supporting Eknath Shinde in city’s Gandhibagh area

Members of Yuva Sena, led by Nagpur District Yuva Sena chief Vikram Rathod, on June 25, ripped a banner supporting party member Eknath Shinde, which was placed at Chitaroli in Gandhibagh. Shinde, who’s leading a group of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, is the man behind the current political crisis in Maharashtra.

Speaking to Nation Next, Vikram Rathod said: “Eknath Shinde was given so much love and respect by Shiv Sena and in return he has betrayed the party and Balasaheb Thackeray. We condemn his conduct. We are with Uddhavji. Any banner in the city supporting Eknath Shinde will be torn off by us in similar manner.”

Shiv Sena Nagpur Pramukh Pravin Barde, Dhiraj Fandi, Manoj Sahu, Sanjay Kasodhan, Vasant Dongre, along with other Shiv Sainiks were present when the banner was ripped off.

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Disgruntled Ashish Deshmukh resigns as Maharashtra Congress General Secretary

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur
Ayushree and Ashish Deshmukh during 'Amrut Mahotsav' organised at Suresh Bhat auditorium in Nagpur to celebrate Ranjeet Deshmukh's 75th birthday

Ashish Deshmukh with wife Ayushree (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle)

Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh tendered his resignation as the General Secretary of MPCC to party Chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, May 31.

Deshmukh said that the decision to resign was taken after the Congress nominated Imran Pratapgarhi from Maharashtra as Rajya Sabha candidate. Deshmukh said that although he has resigned from the post, he would remain in the party and continue to work for the same. 

The list of Rajya Sabha candidates by Congress that stirred massive resent in the ranks, shortlisted 34-year-old Pratapgarhi – Congress minority department chairperson and a poet from Maharashtra. He had contested the Lok Sabha polls from Moradabad on a Congress ticket but lost his seat to a BJP candidate.

 

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Shatrughan Sinha, Prithviraj Chavan grace Ranjeet Deshmukh’s 75th birthday celebrations in Nagpur

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Political bigwigs gathered under one roof on May 29 to extend their wishes to veteran politician and former minister Ranjeet Deshmukh at ‘Amrut Mahotsav’ organised at Suresh Bhat auditorium in Nagpur to celebrate Deshmukh’s 75th birthday. Deshmukh turned 75 last year but celebrations could not be held due to the COVID pandemic.

Lok Sabha MP Shatrughan Sinha, former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat and other politicians were prominently present during the event. Deshmukh’s son Ashish Deshmukh and Dr Amol Deshmukh played perfect hosts to those who attended the event.

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