Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today said that Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will beat a retreat and take back his resignation. "After all, Ajit Pawar is treading the path of his uncle Sharad Pawar, who had once vowed never to return to Congress fold but he did return. Similarly, when Ajit has to face the trial by fire, he will beat a sudden retreat and give explanation for doing so," Thackeray said.
The Sena leader made these comments in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, commenting on the recent developments that have shaken the political landscape of Maharashtra. "Sharad Pawar has been authorised to take the final decision (on the Ajit Pawar issue). If this was going to happen, what was the hoopla about," he said.
Thackeray also came down on Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. "Chavan has not done anything concrete in these last one and a half years, that is why his image is clean. But of what use is this clean image," he asked. The bickering in the Congress-NCP alliance is detrimental to the state and it is upto the people to dislodge the government, he said.
Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Kamduni village, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday said she was now "scared" to enter a village in the state.
A sex racket was busted in Delhi after two Uzbek women who were held hostage for five months in a house and were repeatedly sexually abused by customers, escaped, police on Tuesday said.
The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has approved a legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Senior IPS officer Sadanand Date, who was injured in the gun battle with Pakistani terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail during the 26/11 attacks, has approached a local court seeking getting back his uniform.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday directed all central government agencies to assist in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Uttarakhand and assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all help, a statement said.
The latest sting operation by the online magazine exposes how some employees in two foreign banks in India have also been involved in accepting black money and agreeing to launder it.