Vishwa Thacker – Mumbai Ucnensored, 4th April 2022
On the account of Gudi Padwa, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray warned the state government to put an end to loudspeakers outside mosques or they would play Hanuman Chalisa in front of them.
“Why do you need loudspeakers outside mosques? Were there loudspeakers when the religion was founded. If the government does not remove these MNS workers will play Hanuman Chalisa,” said Raj Thackeray addressing the rally at Shivaji Park on Saturday.
Clarifying that he is not against any religion, he added “I am not against prayers or any particular religion. I do take pride in my own religion”.
He appealed to PM Narendra Modi to raid Madrassas in Mumbai. “Pakistani supporters are residing in these shanties. Mumbai Police know what’s happening there. Our MLAs are using them for vote banks. They don’t even have an Aadhaar Card, but the MLAs get them made”, he said.
He even criticised Nationalist Congress Party and accused Sharad Pawar and his policies as a way of dividing people on the basis of caste. “If we do not get out of caste politics, then how will we become a Hindu”, he said.
He praised the government led by Yogi Adityanath and the progress made by them in Uttar Pradesh. He said, “I am happy to see that Uttar Pradesh is progressing. We want the same development in Maharashtra. I will visit Ayodhya, but today I will not tell you when. I will also talk about Hindutva.”
He also demanded pensions given to MLAs and MPs be revoked and their farmhouses be taken away. He said, “The MLA and MP pensions should be stopped. If you want to give homes, then give to the poor people who live in the slums. Why provide the MLAs houses? If you have to provide homes, then take their farmhouses away and then give them houses,”
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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