Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Saturday alleged that Maharashtra cabinet minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal owned Benami properties in Mumbai.
The BJP leader said Bhujbal and his family owns a building named 'Le Petite Fleur'in Khar area of Mumbai and that the building is among the numerous benami properties of the Bhujbal family.
(With inputs from agencies)
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 4,130 new coronavirus cases and 64 fatalities, the state health department said.
The infection tally in the state thus rose to 64,82,117 while the death toll reached 1,37,707.
The number of recoveries rose to 62,88,851, with 2,506 patients discharged during the day. The state now has 52,025 active cases.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday announced a fund of Rs 100 crore for Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai on the occasion of its centenary year.
Thackeray made the announcement while virtually attending the civic-run hospital 's centenary celebrations.
A tremor of 3.9 magnitude was experienced in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, but there was no report of any casualty or property loss so far, officials said on Sunday.
Lok Sabha member Rajendra Gavit visited the site of an explosion at a textile factory in Maharashtra's Palghar district where two workers were killed and five others injured, and instructed officials to take strict action against those responsible for the incident.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the exclusion of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's picture from a poster released by a body of the Union Education Ministry to mark the 75th year of India's independence shows the Centre's "narrow mindset", and asked the Union government why it "hates" Nehru so much.
Raut, in his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, said the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, has excluded the pictures of Nehru and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad from its poster, and alleged that it was an act of "political vindictiveness".
The IMD issued warnings of heavy to very heavy torrential rains with thunderstorms in the state from September 5 to 9. Orange alert has also been issued for Nashik, Pune, Satara and Ratnagiri.
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