Mumbai mayor Snehal Ambedkar compares PM Modi with Hitler
Mumbai Mayor and Shiv Sena leader Snehal Ambekar compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Hitler and said they were quite similar.
In an interview with the Afternoon Despatch & Courier, the 43-year-old said, "I admire Narendra Modi for his self-reliant way of working. But at some level, I feel his rule is quite like Hitler..."
"This is bound to happen when power is concentrated in the hands of one man," said Ambekar, a first-time municipal corporator.
Elected the city's seventh woman and first Dalit woman mayor in September 2014, Ambekar has been seeking a red beacon for her vehicle.
The former Life Insurance Corp (LIC) officer claimed that her position in the city was akin to that of the chief minister.
"If a chief minister has red beacon, a mayor's status is pretty similar in terms of a city," she said.
Ambekar's comments were the latest in a series of the barbs the Shiv Sena has fired at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Both parties are allies in the centre and in Maharashtra.
One person died and two others were injured in a flash flood after a cloud burst in Chamba district's Salooni tehsil around Sunday midnight. Three houses were damaged in the flooding, while a resident, Vijay Kumar, was buried in the debris. Three water mills (gharats) and a bailey bridge linking Salehi village to Kandhwara were damaged in the flooding. Five cow sheds and 10 vehicles were also damaged in the flash flood.
Ahead of the 2024 elections, Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stone unturned and is now eyeing Baramati seat, the stronghold of Sharad Pawar, which the Pawar family members have retained for the past five and half decades. This time BJP has begun its preparations well in advance to avoid last minute rush, and as a part of that preparation, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Baramati between August 16 and 18.
A station house officer was suspended on Monday after three women were killed and several others were injured in a stampede at a temple in Sikar, Rajasthan. According to a report by news agency PTI, the in-charge of Khatu Shyam Ji police station, Riya Choudhary, was suspended as she "did not handle the situation well" when there was a "heavy rush" outside the temple.
As many rivers in Karnataka are in spate, the state government on Monday said it has taken several humanitarian measures including improved relief camps, and proper compensation to those who lost their near and dear ones, properties, livestock and crops in the floods. According to Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka, 161 villages in 14 districts are badly hit by the heavy rains and floods affecting 21,727 people.
Private courier service DTDC Express Ltd has been fined for failing to deliver a wedding suit from Hyderabad to Bengaluru. A report by The Indian Express cited an order by the Bangalore (Urban) Second Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission that said the courier company had been told to pay nearly Rs 12,000 in addition to 10 per cent interest. The company was also asked to refund the Rs 500 booking charge.