Volunteers of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress (Maha vikas Aghadi) celebrated victory of Arun Lad in Pune at Rani Laxmibai chowk on JM road outside Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune, India, on Friday, December 4, 2020.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Volunteers of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress (Maha vikas Aghadi) celebrated victory of Arun Lad in Pune at Rani Laxmibai chowk on JM road outside Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune, India, on Friday, December 4, 2020.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

BJP on backfoot as MVA candidates shine in Pune

BJP city unit president Chandrakant Patil, who used to represent this constituency, said, “Three parties come together and contested against single party. Shiv Sena is helping the Congress and NCP but getting nothing in return. Sena must think about it.”
By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:46 PM IST

Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) candidate Arun Lad’s victory in the elections to the Pune Graduate constituency on Friday has brought much confidence to the MVA camp - leaders and workers - and has forced the BJP on the backfoot.

BJP city unit president Chandrakant Patil, who used to represent this constituency, said, “Three parties come together and contested against single party. Shiv Sena is helping the Congress and NCP but getting nothing in return. Sena must think about it.”

Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar said, “The victory of Arun Lad is the answer to opposition party leaders making allegations. Now it is proved that graduate voters also support the Maha Vikas Agadi.”

Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “We failed to estimate the power of the three parties unitedly.”

NCP leader Sharad Pawar said, “The results show that the citizens are expressing confidence in the Maha Vikas Agadi. The climate is changing in the state.”

BJP MP Girish Bapat accepted the defeat of the BJP candidate and said, “We must do an analysis.”

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A smoke rises from fire at Serum Institute of India in Pune, India January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)
A smoke rises from fire at Serum Institute of India in Pune, India January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)

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Smoke billowing out of the SII facility which caught fire, in Pune on Thursday. (ANI)

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The Maharashtra government ordered a probe into the incident. State health minister Rajesh Tope said initial findings suggested that the fire was caused due to welding work and spread fast due to the presence of inflammatory material on the premises.(REUTERS)

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Smoke comes out of a building of Serum Institute after fire broke out in its Manjri premise in Pune. (Shankar Narayan/HT photo)

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Pune's Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said a call was received at 2.50pm following which 10 fire tenders and at least two extra tankers were rushed to the spot.

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