May 2022
10:03 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
Bid to corner Sambhaji Chhatrapati over RS polls: Fadnavis
Nagpur, May 25 (PTI) BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday claimed that political developments in Maharashtra over the upcoming polls to the Rajya Sabha were an attempt to corner former MP Sambhaji Chhatrapati, who was seeking support for his candidature.

Chhatrapati Sambhaji, a descendant of legendary warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, had approached the Shiv Sena last week and sought its support to enter the Rajya Sabha.

The Sena had assured support to the former MP provided he joined the party, but he declined the proposal.

On Tuesday, Shiv Sena's chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut said the party's Kolhapur district president Sanjay Pawar will be its second candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

Six Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra will go to polls on June 10, with the opposition BJP having the numbers to get two of its candidates elected.

The ruling Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra have enough votes to secure one win each, while together they can win the sixth seat as well, for which the Sena has thrown its hat in the ring.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar recently said his party will support Sambhaji Chhatrapati or any other candidate chosen by the Shiv Sena in the Rajya Sabha polls.

On Wednesday, when asked about the political developments over the former MP's bid to contest the Rajya Sabha election, Fadnavis said, "The way this issue was first started by Sharad Pawar and the way it went ahead, I feel somewhere there was attempt to trap him (Sambhaji Chhatrapati) in all these happenings. However, it is their issue and I would not like to speak on it," he said.

To a query on Pawar's statement that those in power (at the Centre) were trying to divert the attention from issues like inflation and law and order, Fadnavis said the Maharashtra government levies a tax of Rs 29 on petrol and diesel, while the central government charges Rs 19.

"Pawar Saheb should tell why they are not reducing the state tax. The inflation in Maharashtra is due to the state government government as it is levying Rs 29 tax on petrol and diesel. How can they ask about inflation when they can't even reduce Re 1 (on fuel).

3 Pakistani terrorists, J&K cop killed in Baramulla encounter
Kapil Sibal files RS nomination as SP-backed Independent, says he quit Cong on May 16
Mundka fire: Building owner arrested
Adani says not in RS race, turf open in Andhra
Protests In Andhra Pradesh As Jagan Reddy's New Cabinet Takes Oath
"Hate, Violence Weakening Country": Rahul Gandhi
Indian Coast Guard's first Advanced Light Helicopter squadron commissioned
Top LeT Commander of Pakistan his associate killed in Srinagar encounter
India logs 1,096 new COVID-19 cases
Communal clashes in Rajasthan's Karauli; Curfew clamped
Nine judges appointed to five high courts
PM does not care about people, Covid patients: Rahul
Adityanath meets Guv to stake claim to form govt in UP
BJP to stake claim to form govt in Goa on Monday
Chhattisgarh: 24 Naxals surrender in Sukma
Yogi in Delhi, discussing formation of a new government
PM Modi Says Not Much Reforms Done In Country’s Security Apparatus Post Independence
India's envoy to Palestine, Mukul Arya, found dead in Embassy; Palestine govt orders probe
Injured student Harjot Singh being repatriated to India today
DMK suspends MLA following row over indirect polls
RRR can hit theatres on Holi
 Mumbai, SS Rajamouli's much-anticipated "RRR" is ready to hit threatres if Covid surge ends and full  
King Khan returns to Insta after months of silence
Celebrity couple Dhanush-Aishwarya Rajinikanth part ways
Preity Zinta enjoys "Ghar ki Kheti"
Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed Finance Minister by Prez Gotabaya
 Colombo, May 25 (PTI) Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed Finance Minister
Day will come when Pakistan will be able to engage with India diplomatically and economically: Zardari
PM Modi to visit Lumbini in Nepal on Buddha Purnima
Police in North Macedonia to deport 44 migrants to Greece
Kerala records 558 fresh COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Thursday recorded 558 fresh infections which raised the total to 65,29
Kerala records 596 fresh COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths
1,088 COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths in Kerala
covid-19: Kerala reports 5,427 cases on Sunday, active cases drop to 66K
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.