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the next chief minister would be Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Will it mean the death of the party?Only time will tell 6:55 am:BJP’s Kaun Banega Chief Minister problem As Firstpost’s Sanjay Singh reported if the BJP does come to power in the state star campaigner PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah aren’t going to take any call onwho will lead any government in the state without the results in hand Modi and Shah’s problem is that they have to pick up from the existing talent pool and unfortunately the bench strength is not too robust AFP image State party president Devendra Fadnavis is considered to be the front runner The 44-year-old leader has good organisational skills and to his credit he has been the youngest elected Mayor of a municipal corporation He was also the youngest municipal councillor of Nagpur However he does not have any other administrative experience The other contender is Eknath Khadse Currently leader of opposition in Maharashtra legislative council he belongs to OBC community and had been finance and irrigation minister in the earlier BJP-Sena government Pankaja Munde late Gopinath Mude’s daughter is the emerging OBC face in the party but she is considered to be too young and inexperienced and her recent interview isn’t expected to have helped her case Then there are two union ministers Nitin Gandkari and Prakash Javadekar Incidentally both are Brahmins Gadkari former BJP president and current Union Minister of Rural Development Surface Transport and Shipping has so far denied any possibility of his return to Maharashtra Gadkari is energetic and as a state PWD minister had several highways and flyovers to his credit But the RSS wanted him to shoulder bigger responsibilities at the centre He is now part of Modi’s informal core committee Besides Modi’s discretion much would dependent on the fact if RSS does a rethink about Gadkari’s status Incidentally it was Gadkari who won the Nagpur parliamentary seat for the first time for the BJP I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar who also has the additional responsibility of the critical Forest and Environment ministry is another contender But some leaders consider him to be too much of a gentleman to be Chief Minister of a state like Maharashtra 6:50 am: Congress has its scapegoat ready and its former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan The Congress may be putting up a brave front after the electionsbut the party’s leaders are reportedly quite sure that they’re not really in the running to come to power in Maharashtra The good part though is that unlike the Lok Sabha elections where they didn’t know where to lay the blame since theparty’s star candidate was Rahul Gandhi in this case the party has its scapegoat in place already And it’s former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who didn’t earn him too many friends after he went down all guns blazing in an interview just before the polls As a senior state Congress leader told Firstpost’s Vishwas Waghmode: “We were projecting Chavan’s clean image despite the continuous tirade by the opposition accusing him of taking slow decisions during his tenure But his clean image was hit after he made controversial remarks on the Adarsh scam and his predecessors The BJP took advantage of it and used his statements in advertisements on the polling day It sent out a wrong message in the general public which is likely to cost us” the leader said Congress leaders also believe that the action is likely to be taken by party leadership against Chavan for his controversial remarks after considering theparty’s performance in the assembly polls A reshuffle in the state Congress committee is reportedly on the cards too Will this election result mean the end of the political career of the former Chief Minister 6:45 am: Pankaja Munde’s willing to be CM but willshe be a victim of her own ambition The BJP has gone out of its way to not project any leader as the potential chief ministerial candidate in the state with any rumours about who the chief ministerial candidate could be being squashed before they spread However Pankaja Mundehas said there’s no reason why she couldn’t be the chiefminister of the state given the popular support she already enjoyed As this piece points out though her outspokenness may just cost her the very seat she seesherself fit to occupy 6: 40 am: NCP’s willing BJP says there’s no question There have been whispers that the BJP could ally with the NCP in the event that they fall short of the numbers and NCP leader Praful Patel sought to add fire to the fuel by claiming his party would play a crucial role in forming the government However the BJP has said that there’s no question of an alliance 6:30 am:The drama before the elections and what the exit polls said There was little shortage of drama before the Maharashtra elections Alliances were broken with the BJP and Shiv Sena choosing to end a 25-year-old partnership while the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party chose to go their separate ways after winning state elections since 1999 However unlike the Shiv Sena and BJP which were contesting the state elections fresh from the victory of the Lok Sabha elections the Congress-NCP alliance split in a bitter war of words and with both parties facing massive anti-incumbence Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned extensively across the state in a bid to boost the chances of the BJP in regions that it hasn’t typically done well in While he spared former ally Shiv Sena in his speeches the Congress and the NCP had no such fortune However the Shiv Sena wasn’t as kind to him constantly reminding him that he wouldn’t be in the Prime Minister’s seat if it weren’t for them Most exit polls haven’t given the Congress-NCP alliance much of a chance with almost all of them predicting a complete rout of the two parties The most pessimistic prediction for the BJP gives the party 103 seats while the most optimistic one predicts it getting over 150 seats in the state and forming the next state government Former ally Shiv Sena is expected to get anywhere between 56 to 88 seats Most pollsters predict the Congress getting somewhere around 40 seats while the NCP is expected to get around 30 seats effectively ruling them out of the race Here’s what the exit polls had to say: What the ABP Nielsen exit polls said: What the Axis exit polls said: What the C-Voter exit poll said: Here’s what Today’s Chanakya polls said: By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 25 2017 10:34 am Photo for representational purpose Top News The Sikh community in the National Capital will on Sunday vote to elect members of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee responsible for taking care of nine historical Sikh places of worship 18 schools and six colleges among other institutions The campaign for DSGMC polls ended at 5 pm on Friday What is DSGMC The DSGMC’s core responsibility is of managing the nine historical Gurdwaras in Delhi including Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib Bangla Sahib and Sis Ganj Sahib The committee also takes care of six colleges including SGTB Khalsa College SGND Khalsa College and Mata Sundri College in Delhi University Apart from that several schools libraries and other social institutions associated with it are managed by DSGMC Also the body represents over 8 lakh Sikhs who reside in Delhi The committee headquarters is at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi The DSGMC even though a counterpart of the Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) which manages the places of worship and other institutions in Haryana Punjab Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh operates in an independent manner How are the elections held The committee has an annual budget of Rs 100 crore and elections are held to appoint members on 46 seats out of total 51 Out of the rest one member is nominated by SGPC two are co-opted and two represent Singh Sabhas of Delhi Also four other members representing Sikh takhats (seat of authority) Sri Akal Takht Sahib in Amritsar Sri Keshgarh Sahib Sri Anandpur Sahib and Sri Patna Sahib are also nominated to the committee The elections are directly managed by Directorate of Gurdwara Elections which comes under the Government of NCT of Delhi Apart from ensuring a smooth election process the department is also responsible for carrying out amendments in Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act The DSGMC works according to the rules and regulations laid out in Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act of 1971 Once elected the committee members retain their position for a period of four years after which next elections are held This year out of over eight lakh Sikhs 375 lakh are eligible to vote including over 19 lakh men and over 18 lakh women Only Sikhs who have unshorn hair and follow the religious code of conduct including five tenets are eligible to vote in the elections The DSGMC polls 2017 So far the committee elections have mostly been a two party affair with Shromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Akali Dal (Delhi) being the major competitors However this year a new party named Panthic Sewa Dal (PSD) supported by Aam Aadmi Party has also entered the fray The party was formed 18 months ago by AAP MLA Avtar Singh from Kalkaji South On the other hand SAD (Badal) and Akali Dal (Delhi) which is led by Paramjeet Singh Sarna are contesting all 46 seats Apart from these three two other players namely Akal Sahai Welfare Society and Sikh Sadbhawana Dal have also fielded candidates According to reports a total of 335 candidates including 184 independents are contesting the polls this year As many as 560 polling stations have been set up across Delhi to ensure an orderly election process SAD (Badal) which is supported by Akali Dal in Punjab and BJP finds itself in a tough spot after Dera Sacha Sauda Chief’s support to the SAD in Punjab Assembly polls On the other hand the party has been running a campaign against Paramjit Singh Sarna accusing him of being involved in corruption Paramjit Singh Sarna was the President of DSGMC for over 10 years before he was ousted by Manjit Singh GK of SAD (Badal) in 2013 polls The eligibility norms to become an elected member of the committee require a person to be minimum 25 years of age an ‘amritdhari’ Sikh who does not trim his hair does not take alcoholic drinks and is able to read and write in Gurumukhi script For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 23 2017 8:14 pm Virat Kohli-led Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in first ODI (Source: AP) Related News India are all set to take on Sri Lanka in the second match of the five-match series at Pallekele After thumping the hosts by 9 wickets The Virat Kohli-led side would now be eyeing to stretch their lead in this second encounter and the Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday hinted on continuing with the same team combination as first ODI “Wicket similar to Dambulla I don’t see any reason to change team just after 1 game but everything and any combination is possible” said Virat Kohli Kohli also talked about the roles of the players in the team he said that the upcoming season is an opportunity for every memberto define their roles This coming season gives us an opportunity to define roles for players and give them time to execute it so that for the World Cup we know exactly what one player needs to do in certain situations” Kohli told “And it helps someone like MS also because he doesn’t play Test cricket anymore This long streak of matches will help him be in touch with the international games find some momentum and stick to it” Kohli added “So it’s an opportunity for everyone in the team including MS to create good habits and sustain them over a period of time” the skipper said Axar Patel was picked up in the playing XI in first match of the series in Dambulla and speaking about opting for Patel over Kuldeep Yadav Kohli told that apart from his bowling Axar is good with the bat as well as pretty good in the field “It was a case of having two left-arm spinners that led us not playing Kuldeep in the first game Axar was favoured more than Kuldeep from the point of view that he bats quite well and he is a gun (great) in the field also Kuldeep has got opportunities in the past” he said “(Yuzvendra) Chahal and Axar are guys who haven’t got many opportunities so we want to test them out It’s all about giving opportunities to people which we feel will not hamper our plans in any way and at the same time it’s about giving them exposure at international cricket” he further added Mentioning Kuldeep’s abilities Virat suggested that a player like him is always a “boost” for the team “Kuldeep remains in the thick of things all the time To have a guy like that in the team is always a boost You might see two wrist spinners playing together if we feel that we don’t need that much depth in the batting in the coming games” said the skipper The Indian skipper also talked about Hardik Pandya and how consistent he is with the ball “Hardik has the ability to swing the ball and he can bowl consistently over 135 km/hr With the new ball he can get a bit of extra bounce because of his height He has bowled with the new ball in India against England and against New Zealand in a few games as well We certainly look at it as a great option for us” he said “Being the fifth bowler in the team we can get four-five overs out of the way in the first 10 when the ball is swinging Also Jasprit Bumrah is our strike bowler and he comes in one-change The teams obviously will be a bit more wary against him so that really gives us good balance in terms of whom to use when” he added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: May 15 2017 4:51 pm Jim Parson along with his long time boyfriend Todd Spiewak Related News The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has married his partner of 14 years Todd Spiewak Parsons’s representative confirmed that the nuptials happened on May 13 Last year the pair celebrated 14 years together and Parsons posted a picture on Instagram: “I met this guy (the one with the mic) 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me no contest One of his greatest gifts to me is that he no longer takes me to sing karaoke Also I believe this was a selfie with an actual camera as our phones couldn’t do that back then hahaha #todd #anniversary ? AFP The former Chief Minister said that it was ‘doubtful’ whether the authorities had used ‘require power’ against the alleged smugglers even if it was assumed that they were involved in illegal smuggling activity. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: December 3," he said. but seems like a criminal conspiracy.

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