Mumbai: To implement the ‘one-man, one-post rule for organisational office-bearers that was adopted in its recent Chintan Shivir at Udaipur, former Congress minister Muhammed Arif (Naseem) Khan has stepped down as the campaign committee chief of the Mumbai Congress
Mumbai: To implement the ‘one-man, one-post rule for organisational office-bearers that was adopted in its recent Chintan Shivir at Udaipur, former Congress minister Muhammed Arif (Naseem) Khan has stepped down as the campaign committee chief of the Mumbai Congress. Khan is also the working president of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).
Khan announced his resignation on Tuesday in a meeting of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) office-bearers and functionaries with HK Patil, secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC) and in-charge of Maharashtra.
Khan, who was the minister for minority development, auqaf and textiles in the erstwhile Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) regime, is the first Congress leader in Maharashtra to step down and implement the one-man, one-post principle.
On Monday, legislator Dr Wajahat Mirza was relieved as the Yavatmal district Congress president and an acting president was appointed. Mirza is a member of the state legislative council and the chairman of the Maharashtra State Board of Waqf.
He was appointed as the chairman of the minority department of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Sunday. Nana Patole, president of MPCC, stated that a list of office-bearers who held multiple positions in the organisation would also be drawn up.
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Mumbai: For a party known for its ‘rada’ politics, the Shiv Sena’s use of social media, including microblogging site, Twitter, has generated interest among political watchers. In the past few weeks, Sena leader and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut has used Twitter to attack leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is in opposition in the state, over a variety of issues.
Mumbai In a recently published paper by the World Bank Group, Maharashtra has ranked third in the list of most populated sub-national regions globally, with 97.6% of its population exposed to either hazardous or unsafe levels of air pollution, specifically PM2.5 aerosols. These results were not surprising to experts, who pointed out that Maharashtra, given its size and economy, has for long been one of the worst-affected states due to air pollution.
PUNE The Maharashtra anti-terrorist squad has arrested Mohammed Junaid Mohammad Ata from the house of his relative in the Dapodi area of Pune on Tuesday, officials involved in the operation said. According to Maharashtra ATS officials, Junaid, 28, a native of Khamgaon taluka in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra, was arrested for his alleged role in a terror funding case. Junaid works in a scrap dealer’s shop in Dapodi.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth over ₹30,000 crore during the ongoing annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. As many as 23 MoUs were signed for investment in sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, data centres, textiles, food processing, packaging, paper and pulp, and steel. A delegation, including state industries minister Subhash Desai, energy minister Nitin Raut and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray, is presently in Davos.
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