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Mumbai News Live Updates: Sharad Pawar, Raj Thackeray urge BJP to withdraw candidate from Andheri East bypoll race – The Indian Express

NCP chief Sharad Pawar. (File photo)

Mumbai News Today Live Updates, 16 October, 2022: NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray urged the BJP to withdraw their Andheri East bypoll candidate Murji Patel, in reverence to late MLA Ramesh Latke, whose death has necessitated the election. Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) has fielded the late MLA’s wife Rutuja Latke from the constituency.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said a comprehensive mining policy will be approved by January 26 next year. While urging industry to strike a perfect balance between requirement and natural resources. Fadnavis was addressing a Mincon Conclave at Nagpur where he outlined the necessity for regulations in the mining sector to ensure it does not lead to exploitation. Instead, mining should serve development and growth of the region, he said.

The Congress has demanded that the state government provide aid for farmers and declare a ‘wet drought’ in Maharashtra due to excessive rain. Parts of the state have seen heavy rain even in the month of October. “The Congress party has already demanded that wet drought be declared but the state government clearly ignored farmers. The Congress party is firmly standing behind the farmers…,” said state Congress president Nana Patole.

Mumbai Maharashtra live updates: Nihar Thackeray, the grandson of Bal Thackeray, has said that he supports the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena and is ready to campaign for the Andheri East bypolls and BMC elections; Follow live for more updates.