Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 13 (Hydnow): Former Maharashtra chief Minister Ashok Chavan joined the ruling BJP here on Tuesday, a day after quitting the Congress.
Chavan (65) was inducted into the BJP at the party office in Mumbai in the presence of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Mumbai party unit head Ashish Shelar and cabinet minister Girish Mahajan.
“Today is the beginning of my new political career,” Chavan, who quit the Congress on Monday, told reporters earlier in the day.
Asked if he had received any calls from senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Chavan evaded a reply.
Former Congress MLC Amarnath Rajurkar and several supporters of Chavan from his home district Nanded in Marathwada came to Mumbai and gathered at the BJP office in southern Mumbai.
Ashok Chavan (65, the son of former CM S.B.Chavan, on Monday underscored that his choice to depart from the Congress was independent and refrained from attributing specific reasons for his exit.
His exit from the Congress came days after senior Maharashtra Congress leaders Baba Siddique and Milind Deora quit the party.
Chavan was the state Congress chief during 2014-19. He represented the Bhokar assembly seat and is also a former MP from the Nanded Lok Sabha constituency. (Hydnow)
TSRTC has made free travel to the male Intermediate students appearing for examinations from their homes to the examination centre and back.
The schedule of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Telangana has been finalized. Prime Minister Modi will visit the state for two days on march 4 and 5.
B. Narasimha Murthy has been appointed as the new President of the Telangana unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
The Task Force (Central Zone) officials along with the local police raided two adulterated ginger and garlic paste manufacturing units and nabbed four persons at Patigadda in Begumpet on Wednesday.
As the calendar inches towards March, Hyderabad residents are gearing up for the familiar battle against the scorching summer heat. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Hyderabad has issued a forecast indicating an early onset of summer in the city.