Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the current Leader of Opposition in State Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, commenting on the Union Budget 2021, said that it would create more than one crore jobs and provide social security to workers under the Minimum Wage Act.
His reaction came a few hours after, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in Lok Sabha, on Monday. Also, he thanked FM Sitharaman and PM Modi for giving an Aatmanirbhar? budget to India, amid a global pandemic.
Fadnavis, in a social media video, said, Public procurement was doubled under MSP in BJP tenure compared to Congress. This budget is a boon to farmers as spending on Agri sector was increased by five times the last year.
Many believed that the amount spent will shrink but this budget has silenced that opposition and cleared the myths. More than one crore jobs will be created and public participation will increase, he added.
He opined that the budget was confident, self-reliant and a farmer-friendly. Fadnavis, earlier stated that the grants received by Nagpur and Nashik Metro, were proposed by the then BJP-led Maharashtra government when he was the chief minister.
Moreover, he spared no words to praise the Union Budget, also called it the best budget to fight against COVID-19.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”