Suman Gupta – Mumbai Uncensored, 6th March 2022
As the 7th and the last phase of the UP election are about to commence on Monday on 7th March 2022 every party is giving their last shot to change the course of the election. This phase of election focuses on the Poorvanchal area consisting of Nine districts – Azamgarh, Mau, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Mirzapur and Sonbhadra – with 54 seats.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held a roadshow in Varanasi yesterday. This campaign is going to be the last in Varanasi by him for the current election of 2022 before the polling. PM Modi is in Poorvanchal for 3 days to campaign for election. Varanasi being his constituency from the 2014 Lok Sabha election, is very important for the PM and the BJP party to win this constituency again. Modi arrived in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency after addressing a rally in Mirzapur and began the roadshow after garlanding a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Maldahiya crossing. The crowd chanted “Jai Shri Ram” and “Har Har Mahadev”, and showered rose petals as the prime minister’s convoy moved through the city to cover a distance of a little over three kilometres. PM Modi covered all three divisions namely Cantonment, Varanasi North and Varanasi South. PM Modi held a very powerful show to support the BJP candidates for the final phase of the UP election.
On the other hand, Gandhi’s arrived at the Kashi Vishwanath temple before the commencement of polling. Akhilesh Yadav and Mamta Banerjee also continued campaigns on the last days to get the major share of votes like the 2012 elections. BSP is trying too hard to get some vote share this time.
PM Modi will wind up his trip on Saturday with a rally in Khajuria village under the Rohaniya assembly seat after seeking for support for the BJP candidates.
At the current state of Polling, it can be anyone’s game. BJP didn’t perform well in the Poorvanchal area in the 2017 elections while SP garnered quite a share of votes in the last polling. Both the parties are implementing different strategies to win this phase of election as this area comprises of the major share of the OBC community where just caste politics won’t do the job.
Congress claims scam of Rs 10,000 crore in housing scheme for project-hit people
congress has alleged a scam of nearly Rs 10,000 crore in allotment of TDR in a PAP housing plan by the BMC
Khushi Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 20th may 2022
‘’There is a clear TDR scam that has took place in BMC worth Rs. 9380 crores. It is in the context of @mybmc project to construct 14000 tenements for project affected persons in the city. We are filing a complaint with Lokayukta and requesting them to conduct an enquiry into it.’’ Tweeted Ravi Raja, Leader of opposition, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
The party said the BMC has given undue benefits to various developers amounting to INR 9,380.25 crores within the type of credit score notes throughout these initiatives by allotting Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) and premium for the construction of the housing units in December last year and January 2022. As these credit score notes can be utilized any time, and are transferable, the civic physique is about to lose the quantity over the subsequent few years, Ravi Raja stated in an announcement.
“Developers finalised for the project will get credit notes of Rs 5,602 crore. The BMC is giving them hefty premiums, construction TDR and land TDR and land cost,” said Raja.
He accused the civic body of giving benefits of around Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000 crore to developers in the PAP rehabilitation project. He also mentioned that a letter has been sent to Mumbai Municipal Commissioner-Administrator Iqbal Singh Chahal, the Lokayukta and the Central Vigilance Committee.
BMC’s general body on 9th January 2022 cleared a proposal to construct 4,000 units for project-affected persons (PAPs) in Chandivli using a controversial ‘cashless’ scheme. Each unit would cost around Rs 59 lakh to the BMC. These houses are supposed to be given to people who will be relocated due to various projects of the BMC like construction of storm water drainage, water pipelines, bridges, etc.
BMC had in 2021 floated a plan to give credit notes instead of money to contractors to build 12,000 housing units for PAPs for nearly Rs 9,000 crore.
The proposal to build 4,000 PAP units by way of credit notes and transfer of development rights (TDR) was placed before the general body for approval. BJP opposed the plan, it was cleared by the ruling Shiv Sena.
Govt. Plans to Cut Cooking Oil Tax
The Indian market after seeing an unprecedented rise in the prices of edible oils plans to cut taxes on edible oil to keep the prices in check.
Khushi shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 5th May 2022
The war, combined with weather disruptions that limited harvests in other vegetable oil-producing regions, led to a supply shortage of sunflower oil. The ban by the world’s biggest palm oil producer and exporter on 28th April 2022, on the export on the widely used edible oil and all the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine that already upended the global agricultural trade in the world, sent oil prices skyrocketing in the market.
India is particularly sensitive to rising vegetable oil prices as it is dependent on imports for 60% of its needs. Inorder to keep the prices in check ,India, the world’s top importer of vegetable oils is planning to cut taxes on some edible oils to cool the domestic market after the war in Ukraine.
India has tried to reduce prices in the past, including reducing import duties on palm, soybean oil and sunflower oil, and limiting inventory to prevent stocking the oil.[ In September 2021] The import taxes on palm oil had been slashed to 2.5% from 10 %, while soy oil and sunflower oil had been reduced to 2.5 per cent from 7.5 per cent.
The reduction in these taxes were aimed at bringing down prices of the edible oils in India and boost consumption, effectively increasing overseas buying by the south Asian country.It would also bring down edible oil prices ahead of key festivals, when edible oil demand rises in the country
However, The moves so far have not been effective enough to cut down the rates of oil in the market
India, the world’s top importer of vegetable oils, wants to reduce the agricultural infrastructure and development cess on imports of crude palm oil to below 5% . According to reports, it is said that the government is now considering reducing import duties on crude varieties of canola oil, olive oil, rice bran oil and palm kernel oil from 35% to 5% to help boost domestic supplies. The new tax amount is still being deliberated The cess is levied over and above basic tax rates on certain items, and is used to finance agriculture infrastructure projects. The base import duty on crude palm oil has already been scrapped.
Woman alleges rape by Shivsena MP Rahul Shewale.
KHUSHI SHAH – Mumbai Uncensored, 29th April 2022
Rape is such a thing in our country that has been systematically used against the vulnerable to silence and to dominate. Rape in our country has been more easily commercialised than it has received justice.
Shiv Sena Member of Parliament, Rahul Shewale, a son to Ramesh Sambhaji Shewale, an Indian Navy officer was accused of rape by a 26-year-old girl on Thursday, while the MP went on to deny it. The woman has filed a written complaint at the Sakinaka Police Station.
An officer of Sakinaka Police Station said, “There is a written complaint in this matter and FIR has not been registered yet. Police are probing the matter.”Further investigation is underway.
The parliamentarian issued a statement denying the rape charge and termed the complaint as a conspiracy aimed at maligning his
political image. He confidently maintained that he was ready to face any police investigation and said people behind the conspiracy will be exposed.
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