Mumbai, Maharashtra News Highlights (September 3): Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has written to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari requesting him to cancel the 12 names former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had proposed for vacant Members of Legislative Council seats, a source said Saturday. According to sources, the governor is likely to accept Shinde’s request, dealing a major blow to Thackeray and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). The Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government will submit a list of 12 people to be appointed by the governor as MLCs.
Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar Saturday advised Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde to avoid confrontation and instead ensure an accommodating nature. The seasoned politician’s remarks came in response to the ongoing conflict between the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and the Shinde-led faction of the party over the annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Dadar.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking will operate Hop On-Hop Off (HO-HO) overnight air-conditioned bus services from Saturday for devotees visiting Ganesh pandals in Mumbai. The buses would operate from September 3 to September 8 between 10pm and 6am at an interval of 25 minutes. According to a source in BEST, the bus services will start from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and terminate at Wadala Bus Depot via Metro, Girgaon Church, Prarthana Samaj, Tardeo, Nagpada, Byculla Station (E), Jijamata Udyan, Lalbaug, Hindmata, Dadar Station (E), and Wadala Depot.
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