We will set a new record in Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis on Lok Sabha polls

There are speculations that senior NCP leader Vijaysinh Mohite Patil and his son can join BJP. This can be a huge blow for the NCP and the mega-alliance in Maharashtra

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In a recently held event, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday asserted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena alliance will set a new record in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

The voters are aware that Narendra Modi is number one. While the opposition is only left to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls for the second rank,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. 

Speaking at a press conference at Maharashtra BJP office in Mumbai, CM Fadnavis said that they are not bothered about the opposition. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will get maximum seats in Maharashtra.

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Congress-NCP alliance in trouble? 

Earlier on Tuesday, senior Congress and Maharashtra Opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil rumoured to have resigned from the party on “moral grounds.” This happened after his son, Sujay Vikhe Patil, left Congress and joined BJP. Meanwhile, in what can be a huge setback for the NCP, party leaders Vijaysinh Mohite Patil and Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil may join BJP. Sources informed that the father-son duo is disappointed with their party for not announcing its candidate from Madha LS constituency. Vijaysinh is currently an MP from the same constituency. 

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When asked to confirm the same, CM Fadnavis said, “aagey aagey dekhiya kya hota hai (let us see what happens)”. CM’s response generates strong speculations that the Mohite-Patil duo can join BJP. Earlier, according to the reports, Ranjitsinh had a meeting with the CM on Monday. It is said that if the former Deputy CM and his son join BJP, it can be a major blow to the “mega-alliance” in Maharashtra. 


CSMT Bridge Collapse

The police today arrested the structural auditor, Neeraj Kumar Desai, of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for declaring the Himalaya foot overbridge (FOB) safe despite the shortfalls in the structure. Earlier, amid the blame-game among administration over the FOB collapse which killed six people and left 36 injured, Shiv Sena in an article published in its mouthpiece held the increasing population responsible for the collapse. 

Talking about the same, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that they have been elected by the people to not put blames on each other. This is a serious issue because there is a fault committed by the structural auditor. Corrective steps are being taken so that this kind of incident does not happen again, added CM Fadnavis.

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