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Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde Turns To MNS Leader Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde Turns To MNS Leader Raj Thackeray

As the Maharashtra politics continues to witness its darkest hour with many Shiv Sena leaders rebelling against the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has turned to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray. As per an MNS Leader, Eknath Shinde spoke to Raj Thackeray about the political turmoil that Maharashtra is witnessing right now. He further added that Mr Shinde talked to him twice and also enquired about his health. “Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde spoke to MNS Chief Raj Thackeray over the phone twice. Shinde spoke to Thackeray about the recent political situation in Maharashtra and enquired about his health,” confirmed the MNS leader. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the rebel leader who is camping in Assam currently lashed out at the Shiv Sena party for supporting the culprits of the Mumbai bomb blast, including Dawood Ibrahim. “Even if we have to die to follow the ideology of Hindutva, we will consider it as our destiny,” wrote Shinde on Twitter. Interestingly, Eknath Shinde has named their group as ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’. However, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has reacted sharply to it and said that whoever has left the party should not seek votes in the name of the party founder Balasaheb Thackeray. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 17,073 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.57%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 17,073 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 98.57%. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 15,208 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,27,87,606. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 5.62% and 3.39%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has recorded 86.10 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 197.11 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Bypolls 2022: BJP Bags 5 Out of 10 Constituencies; Setback For SP

The Bypoll results of the three Lok Sabha and seven Assembly Seats across 5 states and Delhi were declared recently. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a victory by winning 5 out of 10 constituencies that went to byelections on June 23. The BJP wrested the Samajwadi Party strongholds of Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party faced a setback in the Sangrur parliamentary constituency in Punjab. However, it did retain the Rajinder Nagar segment in Delhi. 

Assam Floods: Death Toll At 126; Over 22 Lakh People Affected 

As the Assam floods continue to create havoc in the state, at least 5 more people have died after drowning in the waters in the last 24 hours. Each district, including Barpeta, Cachar, Morigaon, Karimganj and Darrang, has recorded one death each. Around 22 lakh people have been affected by the Assam floods, and the death toll has risen to 126. The worst-affected district in Assam is Barpeta, with nearly 7 lakh people in distress, followed by Nagaon (5:13 lakh people) and Cachar (over 2.77 lakh people). Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur and Udalguri are the districts affected by the Assam floods. The Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are continuing with their rescue operations, and the overall situation has improved a little in all the affected districts. However, the river Kopili continues to flow above the danger level mark in the Nagaon district, which remains a matter of concern. 

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