Maharashtra clears 37 proposals in one day
The State Cabinet on Monday cleared 37 proposals, including the one to issue tenders worth ₹3,122 crore for water grid in Osmanabad and Latur districts. This was possibly the second-last meeting before the announcement of the Assembly polls.
The State sanctioned the formation of a cabinet sub-committee to construct a monument to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Mumbai. The city will get 16 new commercial courts. Shurshusha citizen cooperative hospital in Vikhroli has been allocated ₹25 crore to provide affordable healthcare.
The State will offer a new quota in MBBS admission in government medical colleges to those who are willing to work for a longer period in rural areas after the course is over.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Satara, Udayanraje Bhosale, seems to have failed to decide on whether to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or remain with Sharad Pawar’s party.
According to sources, a private meeting of Mr. Bhosale and his supporters in Pune on Monday, where he was supposed to announce his decision, was allegedly scrapped with the MP leaving for Mumbai instead.
The BJP, too, has apparently put conditions on Mr. Bhosale’s entry, demanding that he resign his Parliamentary post before formally joining it – something that has vexed the MP and divided his followers.
While one section has urged the MP not to leave the NCP and resign his MP post, others say Mr. Bhosale, a direct descendant of the Maratha warrior king Shivaji, can taste victory on a BJP ticket.