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Teen dead, man injured in explosion at illegal firecracker unit in Bengal's East Medinipur


Source: India Today
Published: Oct 11, 2022

A teenager died and a 50-year-old man sustained grave injuries after an explosion at an illegal firecracker unit at Panskura in West Bengal’s East Medinipur district.

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Source: India Today
Published: Oct 15, 2022

There was no clash of ideologies in alliance with Congress, NCP: Aaditya Thackeray | Exclusive

By India Today Web Desk: Aaditya Thackeray in an exclusive interview with India Today said that Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress came together for the people of Maharashtra and at no point was there a clash of ideologies.

"While we worked for the people of Maharashtra, nowhere did the ideologies clashed. The ideology was common. No matter whatever you believe, no matter the beliefs the party was founded on, the first ideal of every ideology in a political alliance is to serve the people selflessly," Aaditya Thackeray said.

"Uddhav Thackeray, as chief minister of Maharashtra, went to Ayodhya twice. I went there three times, demanding Ram Mandir, even when we were in alliance with Congress," he added.

"There were many who warned us about the alliance, saying Congress will betray you and NCP will betray you. Today what we see is both of them standing firmly with us because they understand what our ideology is," he said, adding that 40 MLAs left for personal gains.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was formed after the 2019 Maharashtra elections after Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress joined hands to deny BJP another term. On Monday, the Congress and the NCP extended their support to the candidate picked by Uddhav Thackeray for the upcoming Andheri (East) Assembly by-election, making it a contest between the MVA and the ruling BJP-Eknath Shinde alliance.

The factions led by Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde cannot use the name 'Shiv Sena' and the party symbol- bow and arrow - for the bypoll, as per the interim order of the Election Commission. The EC has allotted flaming torch (mashaal) as the election symbol to the Thackeray faction and 'Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray as the party name.


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