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Demolition of Kangana Ranaut’s office; Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray come under attack

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Mumbai: Even as the High Court of Bombay was seized of the matter and hearing a petition for a stay, the rihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), went ahead and used JVC and other heavy machinery to smash and bring down Film actor Kangana Ranaut’s imposing office in Bandra that too barely 24 hours after pasting a notice of illegal construction at the gate and not caring to wait for the owner to return from Manali and respond to the notice.

Kangana landed in Mumbai from Manali amid protests by the Shiv Sena on Wednesday. Her arrival in Mumbai was in headline due to the BMC demolition and also as she had taken ruling Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut head on after his “anti-women” comment directly targeting her after she had given a TV interview exposing the Mumbai film indiustry’ and its drug links.

Experts point out that an act like this by the BMC was not possible without the consent of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. No wonder both the Maharashtra CM and his party are at the receiving end and people have started describing BMC’s demolition act as Thackeray’s doom. They are saying all that Bala Saheb Thackeray had done to build the Shiv Sena has been undone by Uddhav in a single day.

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday 9 September 2020, issued a stay on any demolition activity by the BMC on property in Bandra belonging to actress Kangana Ranaut.

The matter was heard today by a Bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI Chagla.

The Court has asked the BMC to stop any demolition activity and directed its response on a plea moved by Ranaut over the matter. The case will be taken up for further hearing at 3 pm on Thursday.

Satya Pal Singal, who has dealt with this subject as officer incharge local bodies in the districts and as head of Delhi Division in the Ministry of Urban Development, including in his capacity as Member of the DDA and signatory to the Master Plan of Delhi in the late nineteen eighties) and who is fully conversant with the law on the subject has come forward with authentic analysis on the demolition of the structure belonging to Kangana Ranaut by the BMC on Wednesday.

On the legal aspect, Singal has underscored “under the Constitution of India, Municipal Law is a state subject. Each state has its own Municipal Act. The Act , inter alia, provides for Building Bylaws for the regulation of construction of buildings. The first step is the submission of a building plan to the municipality. The second step is sanction/ rejection by the municipality depending upon whether the plan confirms to the bylaws. The sanction is valid for two years within which construction has to be commenced. The third step is submission of an application for completion / occupation certificate. The fourth step is site inspection by the engineer/ architect of the municipality of the building whether the building has been constructed as per the plan or there are deviations. The deviations are of two types: those compoundable with penalties or those not compoundable. If the construction is according to the plan, sanction / occupation certificate is issued without penalty. If there are compoundable deviations the certificate is issued on payment of penalty . In any other situation , request for the certificate is rejected.

The building cannot be occupied without the certificate of the municipality.

It is hoped that Kangana Ranaut would have been given a completion/ occupation certificate before she occupied and started use of the building.

If she had not been issued completion/ occupation certificate and she had started using the building , the appropriate time for action was when she occupied the building. If the municipality did not act at that time , it should have initiated disciplinary action against its enforcement officials simultaneously with demolition action.
Demolition at this stage smacks of high handedness and vendetta which does not behove an elected body.”

शिवसेना: ये चोट गहरी लगी है…

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महीने भर बाद भाजपा और एन सी पी ने मिलकर सरकार बना ली। शिवसेना के युवराज की जिद के चलते इस बार शिवसेना मात खा गई है। मात भी ऐसी खाए हैं कि शिवसेना के लिए इससे उबर पाना कठिन है।

कांग्रेस और एनसीपी के साथ गठबंधन की नाकाम कोशिश करके शिवसेना ने अपने आधार मतदाताओं के लिए नकारात्मक संदेश दिया । परिणामतः अब सरकार में न होने पर उनके लिए सहानुभूति भी मतदाताओं में कम बची है।

उधर फडणवीस ने सरकार न बना पाने के बाद इस्तीफा देकर लोगों के बीच एक सकारात्मक संदेश दिया था। दूसरी तरफ शिवसेना ने कांग्रेस के साथ सरकार बनाने की बार बार कोशिश करके अपने मतदाताओं के लिए एक गलत संदेश दे दिया है।

शिवसेना को खासकर आदित्य ठाकरे को लग रहा था कि यह उनके लिए अपना मुख्यमंत्री बनने का सुनहरा अवसर है। इसी चाहत के चलते वो अपनी जिद में इतनी बड़ी मात खा गए है। महाराष्ट्र में महीने भर चली इस राजनीतिक उठापटक का परिणाम दूरगामी रहेगा। देखना दिलचस्प रहेगा आज देवेन्द्र के शपथ लेने के बाद आगे की राजनीतिक गतिविधियां क्या रहेगी। एनसीपी के साथ बीजेपी का गठबंधन भी बहुत आसान नहीं रहने वाला ।

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena is the big loser

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Mumbai: After Shiv Sena failed to produce the letter of support from the Congress and Sharad Pawar’s NCP, the Maharashtra Governor has invited and given a 24-hour deadline to the NCP to stake claim to form the new government in Maharashtra.

In the latest situation if Shiv Sena decides to compromise with it’s Hindutva ideology and support the NCP and it’s ally the Congress party, it is bound to lose its popular base in Maharashtra.

After the BJP-Shiv Sena won a clear majority in Maharashtra, the battle for power between the two parties touched it’s nadir with Shiv Sena staking claim for the chief minister’s post despite having a smaller share of seats. In the process, their pre-poll alliance fell apart and it became a free for all.

If Shiv Sena refuses to support the NCP, Governor’s rule is imminent in Mahatashtra.

26/11, Ishrat, LeT, Sena Bhawan – a Pandora’s Box named Headley

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Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora's creation in Hesiod's Works and Days. The "box" was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world.
Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Works and Days. The “box” was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world.

Mumbai : In a recent revelation today, David Headly, who is testifying from remote cell, via video conferencing, spoke about a Shiv Sena alliance and added to his list of disclosures that have been going on since the week began, in the breezy winter month of February, this year. Headley told the court today that he was interested in developing close relations with a Shiv Sena member — as he foresaw and believed that LeT would be interested in future time, to either attack Sena Bhawan or assassinate its head. He went ahead to disclose that it was he himself, who discouraged LeT from selecting Siddhivinayak temple and Naval air station for the strike — since he strategically felt that that it would have resulted in a modus operandi of a nature which would have forced the 10 attackers to become more oriented in this direction and would have compelled them to concentrate on those targets only.

Headley dug deeper into his Pandora’s box and said that that LeT’s Major Iqbal had asked him to recruit some employees of BARC in future who would work for ISI. He claimed that he had visited and videographed BARC in July 2008.

On his earlier revelations and confessions on Ishrat Jahan’s LeT nexus, Home Ministry officials yesterday retorted that Ishrat Jahan — being a terrorist, who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2004 in Gujarat — had been vindicated by the statement of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley before a Mumbai court. Although Headley’s statements were void of factual evidence as yet, and was based on hearsay, the ministry acknowledged that his statements did not carry much weight, even though he was making the statement under Section 164 CrPC, which was admissible in a court of law.

In his testimony before a Mumbai court on Thursday, Headley reportedly said that Ishrat was actually an LeT operative. Testifying via video-link from the US, Headley said so when probed by Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam — on the ‘botched up operation’ mentioned to him (Headley) by Lakhvi.

The Pandora’s box called Headley is open and ticking…..with more disclosure on its way.

Cong sits on top of the winning stack in Maharashtra poll results

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Maharashtra polls congress leadsMumbai : The results of Municipal Council polls, Nagar Panchayat polls and bypolls for a total seat count of 345 wards held all across the state of Maharashtra has managed to put Congress party on top of the winning stack, as Congress managed to register an impressive performance and bring more that 100 seats into its kitty. Congress registered an impressive performance, leading the seat tally by winning in 105 wards in the municipal council and Nagar Panchayat polls and bypolls for 345 wards held across Maharashtra. The other contenders, namely – NCP, Shiv Sena and BJP finished second, third and fourth in the overall seat tally.

The results of polls held on Sunday were declared late yesterday. The central government major, BJP, had to be content with only 39 seats, finishing fourth in the overall seat tally. Final tally read — Congress on the top with 105 wards, followed by the NCP that won 80 wards and Sena that bagged 59 wards. Polls were conducted in Raigad, Nandurbar, Ahmednagar, Nanded, Osmanabad, Hingoli, Washim and Chandrapur councils and nagar panchayats. By-elections were held in Ratnagiri, Jalgaon, Latur, Yavatmal, Wardha and Bhandara. BJP faced a major setback at two seats, one — Jamkhed in Ahmednagar district, which is the home turf of Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde, and, the other — at Chandrapur, which is represented by Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Congress-NCP leaders described the outcome as a reflection of the people s disillusionment with the ruling party. Declareing it as an anti-incumbency upon BJP-led central government’s initial years, leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said — The results show the people’s confidence in the Congress is back and that people are disillusioned with the BJP led regime.

Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Dhanajay Munde of NCP added — The results show failure of the BJP-Sena-led government in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena decides to contest by itself in upcoming KDMC polls

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KDMC pollsMumbai : The KDMC polls scheduled in the first week of November might see Shiv Sena poised against BJP during the election of Kalyan and Dombiville Municipal Corporation polls, which presently is shared by Sen-BJP in an alliance. This came in as an aftermath of what can be termed as difference of opinion over recent Pakistan-related row, in which Shiv Sena got ferociously involved. Case in point, firstly the most recent Ghulam Ali fiasco, where the legendary Ghazal maestro was left in the fix at the last moment when Sena protested against the Singer and termed him a bud of Pakistani soil. The next followed yesterday when Sena leaders painted the face black of a senior columnist and former BJP adviser and a close aide of Lal Krishna Advani. The person in concern, Sudheendra Kulkarni organized an event for the launch of a book titled ‘Neither a Hawk, Nor a Dove: An Insider Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy’ authored by former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri. Shiv Sena termed it as an act Pro-Pakistan and protested heavily, claiming that there should be no engagement with Pakistan as long as it supports terror attacks on Indian soil.

Shiv Sena first opposed the launch of Kasuri’s book, then few hyperactive Shiv Sena members threw black paint at former BJP adviser and columnist Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was the organiser of the event where Kasuri’s book was launched. Finally, Kasuri’s book was released last night amidst heavy security, forcing the ruling government to take a stand. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis criticized the act of protest by Shiv Sena and held the Shiv Sainiks responsible for bringing the state a bad name due to the protests against former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri’s book launch in Mumbai. Fadnavis stated – We cannot endorse Kasuri, but can’t let our state turn into banana republic. The rule of law has prevailed. I think the way things have happened has brought a bad name to our state. There could have been better ways to put forth a point of view.

In retaliation, Shiv Sena has decided to go it alone in the forthcoming Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation election and not have any tie-up with the BJP with which it shares power in the state and Centre. The decision was taken last night at a meeting of senior Sena leaders here, a Sena leader said. Shiv Sena has decided to contest all 122 seats by itself. The KDMC elections are scheduled  on November 1.

Kalyan and Dombivali are satellite cities adjacent to Mumbai and the Municipal Corporation is currently run by the Sena-BJP alliance.

When BJP was asked to take a stand on this matter, Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Danve told media that the party had left the decision on the alliance issue with local BJP unit in Kalyan. ‘We are not going to impose anything on the local unit,’ he added.

Narayan Rane bites dust in Maharashtra bye-election

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shiv senaMumbai: In a fiercely contested bye-election for the Bandra (East) Assembly constituency in Mumbai, former chief minister and Congress candidate Narayan Rane, who was earlier with Shiv Sena, was today defeated by Shiv Sena’s Trupti Sawant by slightly more than 19000 votes.

In Sangli, Suman Patil, widow of NCP leader late R.R. Patil won the Tasgaon -Kavathe Mahakal seat by defeating her nearest rival independent candidate Swapnil Patil by more than 100,000 votes.

Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok Sabha, Congress stages walkout

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land acquisitionNew Delhi: A toned down version of the Land Acquisition Bill–with nine amendments but without  the consent or the social impact assessment clause – was passed by Lok Sabha today. There was furore over the ruling side’s reluctance to consider the Opposition stand especially on the question of social impact and the Bill was passed with Congress staging a walkout.

BJP’s ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting.

In fact the Opposition had moved 53 amendments but none were passed. To accommodate the Opposition the Centre moved the amendment for a “hassle-free” mechanism for redressal of grievance and doing away with the exemption to social infrastructure projects in the PPP mode.

According to former Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran, “In the event that the government is unable to actually get any voting done before the Rajya Sabha and as it has happened with regard to the MMDR Bill, then actually they will be in a limbo. In such an event, the only course that will be open with the government is to repromulgate the ordinance.”

“Sheer tyranny of majority” led to the passage of the Bill in the Lok Sabha, observed chief Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.