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Earlier, The role of the 1920 act had more declaratory than constitutive value.(Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Top News Notwithstanding Justice AP Sen’s pertinent observation in Lilly Kurian versus Sr Lewina and others (1978) “the protection of the minorities is an article of faith in the Constitution of India” this principle has been under continuous attack Earlier this month Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted before the Supreme Court that Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was never intended by Parliament to be a Muslim university This rekindles a sensitive and old controversy about the minority character of this historic university Setting aside the political fury generated by this controversy it is time to pause and ponder over this issue dispassionately as it not only involves many legal questions of great significance but is also intrinsically linked to the sentiments of India’s largest minority The legal battle over the AMU’s minority character dates back to October 20 1967 when the Supreme Court in S Azeez Basha and another versus Union of India deviating from the broad spirit in which it had decided other cases on educational rights of minorities erroneously concluded on narrow and technical grounds that the AMU was established by the Central legislature and not by Muslims This led to a wave of angry campaigns by Muslims across the country After a prolonged struggle in 1981 Parliament passed an amendment to the 1920 act to restore the AMU’s minority status The word “establish” in the title of the act was deleted and Section 2(l) and Subsection 5(2)(c) were added clarifying that the university was “an educational institution of their choice established by the Muslims of India” and which “was subsequently incorporated” as the AMU Furthermore the AMU was entrusted with the responsibility of promoting “the educational and cultural advancement of the Muslims of India” Most agitating Muslims believed that though not perfect the amendment had overruled Azeez Basha and finally the AMU’s minority character had been restored But to their shock first a single-judge bench and later a division bench of the Allahabad High Court in 2005 once again held that the AMU was not a minority university In the opinion of the court the 1981 amendment was in itself not sufficient to overrule Azeez Basha as it left Sections 3 4 and 6 which constituted its basis unamended Surprisingly the court even questioned the competence of Parliament to overrule the Supreme Court decision as it was “disentitled to assume the role of a court of appeal” The moot question in this case is who established the AMU If we accept the reasoning of the Supreme Court in Azeez Basha it simply means that a religious or linguistic minority is debarred from establishing a university inasmuch as a university can only be established either by an act of the Central or state legislature This contradicts Azeez Basha’s own position that an educational institution for the purpose of Article 30(1) includes a university as well Can we just brush aside the long history of the establishment of the AMU a part of which was reproduced in the judgment itself Can we overlook the fact that a sum of Rs 30 lakh was collected by Muslims in 1920 to constitute a permanent endowment to meet the recurring expenses of the proposed university And if Muslims knew that the AMU would be like any other university would they have taken such pains to collect funds or surrendered the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College which even in the view of the court was a minority institution If the AMU had nothing to do with Muslims the governor general would not have congratulated them when the AMU Act of 1920 was passed Is the word “Muslim” in the title of the university without any relevance In fact the confusion seems to emanate from the blurring of the distinction between the words “establish” and “incorporate” Founding a university afresh with all its buildings and other infrastructure is altogether different from merely incorporating or upgrading an existing functional institution We should not overstate the role of the Central legislature and underplay the role of those who really founded the AMU The role of the 1920 act had more declaratory than constitutive value The 1920 act merely gave recognition to an existing entity and did not “establish” it We should not forget that Muslims established the AMU in the only manner in which a university at that time could have been established The matter of the AMU’s minority character raises a larger issue of conflict between the judiciary and legislature Parliament through the 1981 amendment had clarified all doubts that had arisen due to the Azeez Basha judgment After this amendment all disputes on the AMU’s minority character should have come to an end Holding the view that the 1981 act had not altered the entire basis of Azeez Basha is erroneous In fact the entire confusion stems from a literal and narrow interpretation of the word “establish” and a wrong inference drawn from the AMU’s long history Parliament in fact had altered the entire basis of Azeez Basha by declaring in unambiguous term that the “AMU was established by the Muslims of India” Tara Chand an eminent historian of modern India once succinctly remarked “it will be a falsification of the history of India if it is asserted from any quarter that the AMU was not established by the Muslims and primarily for the educational advancement of the Muslims of India” It is the duty of the government to ensure that the rights guaranteed to minorities are not turned into a “teasing illusion and promise of unreality” The writer is professor of political science at the AMU For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai:With a face-off between the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suspense continued on Monday over who would bag the plum post of mayor of the country’s richest civic body Senior leaders of both sides kept stirring the hot cauldron by asserting that they would bag the BMC’s top post – indicating none was willing to compromise on the issue Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray PTI Some peace-brokers suggested equally sharing the post for two-and-half years each while power brokers threw up several ‘formulae’ to break the deadlock but the Shiv Sena adopted a "wait and watch" stance Party MP and Saamana Executive Editor Sanjay Raut reiterated that the state government of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis "continues to be on notice period" and hinted that everything would be known by 9 March when the Mayoral elections are due Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Narayan Rane dismissed speculation of the party moving a ‘no-confidence motion’ against the BJP-Shiv Sena state government in the upcoming budget session "The Shiv Sena will not give up power till it is pushed and thrown out of the government" Rane said His statement came in the wake of some Congress leaders’ musings that the party would consider extending support to the Shiv Sena if it walked out of the BJP-led governments in the Centre and in Maharashtra The recent BMC elections threw up an acutely fractured mandate in the 227-member house which makes it difficult for either the Shiv Sena (84 seats) or BJP (82) to bag the Mayor’s post independently They would be compelled to form an alliance between them or rely on the direct or indirect support of the other major parties like Congress (31) Nationalist Congress Party (nine) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (seven) Samajwadi Party (six) AIMIM (two) one elected from a local party and independents (five) By: PTI | Washington | Published: August 11 2016 5:50 pm Often tooth-brushing is learned and practised without proper supervision (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Related News Recording smartphone video selfies of brushing teeth may help people learn techniques on how to improve their oral health a new study suggests While most people have the ability motivation and desire to brush their teeth properly they often do not because of improper techniques Opportunities to improve such skills can also be few researchers said “Often tooth-brushing is learned and practiced without proper supervisionChanging tooth brushing behaviours – which are ingrained habits tied to muscle memory – can take a lot of time and guidance” said Lance T Vernon from Case Western Reserve University in the US “Our study suggests that in the future recording these selfies can help shift some of this time investment in improving brushing technology Patients can then receive feedback from dental professionals” said Vernon Before the study researchers assessed and corrected participants’ brushing habits until each were able to demonstrate proper technique During the study they were scored on time spent brushing and skill mastery including brushing in a circular motionobtaining a 45-degree angle while brushing facial surfaces of teeth and correct positioning of the arm Using smartphones propped on stands participants filmed their brushing at home Researchers saw an increase in the accuracy of brush strokes an increase in number of strokes and an overall 8 percent improvement in tooth-brushing skill – but the length of time a person brushed did not change The very act of recording a selfie may disrupt ingrained habits making participants conscious of their brushing and reinforced staples of behaviour change including the process of memory formation association and creating new muscle memory researchers said “Video and picture selfies are increasingly used in medical fields to assess monitor and determine the progression of diseases and effectiveness of treatment – a new area of gathering data known as mobile health or “mHealth”said Vernon “To our knowledge this is the first report using selfies to study tooth-brushing behaviour” he said The findings were published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has scored a quiet but significant victory in the biennial election for five seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Even though the announcement of results on Saturday went largely unnoticed on a day when polling in 73 seats of the Assembly was taking place Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it a point to mention the result in a public rally in Budayun saying it reflected the popularity of the party He added for good measure that it was an indication that “things have started to change” with these results Elections were held for five seats in the Legislative Council seats on 3 February however the results were declared void because of an error in the ballot paper The elections were then conducted on 6 February The votes were counted on Friday and the results were announced on Saturday despite polling being under way in Western UP for the first phase of the seven-phase Assembly election The Election Commission had ignored an appeal to delay the result announcement File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Twitter The BJP won three seats – Gorakhpur-Faizabad (Graduate Constituency) Bareilly-Moradabad (Graduate Constituency) and Kanpur (Graduate Constituency) The two other seats Jhansi (Teachers Constituency) and Kanpur (Teachers Constituency) went to independent candidates The winner in the Gorakhpur-Faizabad (Graduate seat) was Devendra Pratap Singh who defeated Samajwadi Party’s Sanjay Tripathi Interestingly Singh was a sitting SP MLC but recently switched to the BJP In the Bareilly-Moradabad (Graduate seat) BJP’s Jaipal Singh scored a big victory over the Samajwadi Party candidate Renu Mishra He retained the seat by defeating the SP candidate by around 25000 first preference votes In Kanpur (Graduate constituency) Arun Pathak of the BJP defeated Manvendra Swarup of the SP by 9154 votes The winner in the Jhansi (Teachers seat) was Suresh Kumar Tripathi who defeated Ashok Kumar while in Kanpur Raj Bahadur Singh Chandel defeated Hemraj Singh The results came as a big shot in the arm for the BJP which has been under an all-round attack by other parties during the campaign for the Assembly election Modi reflected this feeling when he said the result was a shape of things to come after one month – alluding to 11 March when the results of the Assembly election will be announced The BJP was also quick to describe the victory as an indication of people’s support for the party in east and west parts of the state as the Council results are related to Gorakhpur and Moradabad State BJP General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said in the Assembly election too the people will ensure a big victory for the BJP The Council result will now be mentioned in the party’s Assembly election campaign for the next round of polling as an indication of popular support By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15 2017 1:41 pm Tesla CEO Elon Musk has posted on Twitter that the company is in discussion with the Indian government over exemption of import duties restrictions until they get their own factory in the country Related News Tesla CEO Elon Musk has posted on Twitter that the company is in discussion with the Indian government over exemption of import duties restrictions until Tesla gets its own local factory in the market Musk was tweeting in response to a question posted by a Twitter user asking when the company plans to bring its electric-powered Tesla vehicles to the India market Elon Musk posted in response “In discussions with the government of India requesting temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built” This isn’t the first time that Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to post details about plans in India When the Tesla Model 3 was announced India was on the list of countries where people could place pre-orders for the new car by paying $1000 Musk had also confirmed in April last year that Tesla will setup an India wide “Supercharger network” for future Tesla Model 3 car owners In February 2017 Musk had tweeted saying Tesla was looking at a “summer” 2017 launch in the Indian market which of course doesn’t seem possible now In May when another user had asked about the future of Tesla cars in India Elon Musk had tweeted saying “Maybe I’m misinformed but I was told that 30% of parts must be locally sourced and the supply doesn’t yet exist in India to support that” Later the Make in India handle had tweeted out to him saying that 30 per cent sourcing rule only applied to goods in retail trading and that after manufacturing in India a foreign investor is permitted to sell in any manner: wholesale retail including e-commerce The tweet also pointed out FDI rules in India allows wholesale of imported goods in India without any sourcing conditions Based on the tweet the 30 per cent sourcing rule won’t apply to Tesla if it starts manufacturing in India The problem for Tesla’s model cars would still be the 100 per cent plus import duties if the cars are imported as a whole from abroad Tesla without any manufacturing unit in the country will also be subject to these In discussions with the government of India requesting temporary relief on import penalties/restrictions until a local factory is built Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14 2017 Maybe I’m misinformed but I was told that 30% of parts must be locally sourced and the supply doesn’t yet exist in India to support that Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 22 2017 @elonmusk With respect to news reports on launch plans of Tesla in India being delayed please note some key clarifications#MakeInIndia pictwittercom/9RFICGM9Kk Make in India (@makeinindia) May 23 2017 For Elon Musk and Tesla the Indian market won’t be an easy one Setting up the network of Super chargers for the cars will be one part of the challenge The other will be in setting up local manufacturing to overcome tax and import duty hurdles Recently when US President Donald Trump had pulled the country out of the Paris convention on climate change Musk had also tweeted a link to an article about Indian government aiming for all electric vehicles by 2030 For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Yoginder K Alagh | Published: September 18 2014 12:52 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan (Source: PTI) Related News The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping is an important event Unlike other countries which want to cooperate with us because they have business interests here China wants to cooperate and compete with us at the same time China and India are civilisations and this fact lends complexity to diplomacy and trade Personally Xi’s visit brings back memories of an earlier event Then Chinese President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996 and I was the Indian minister-in-attendance Jiang was a technocrat Like most high-level leaders of the socialist world he was well informed about societal developments He asked me what I thought of Francis Fukuyama I told him Fukuyama had got it all wrong How could history come to an end just when it was China and India’s turn to take centrestage At his farewell press conference Jiang mentioned that he had discussed cultural matters and chaos theory with me Simply put foreign policy is an attempt to extend the national pursuit of certain objectives to the global plane The Chinese like others are very focused on this In August 1982 I was asked to be deputy leader of the first large official delegation to China since the early-Sixties PN Haksar had written a non-paper with a senior Chinese colleague after a series of meetings in hill stations in India and China It argued that trade and contact between Indian and Chinese people should resume This first delegation comprised social scientists led by G Parthasarathy who apart from being a formidable diplomat was the first vice chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University and was the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) at the time Back then I was on deputation to Delhi but my parent institution the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research at Thaltej had just become a national ICSSR institute on the centenary of Sardar Patel’s birth When we reached Beijing we were told that the great Deng Xiaoping would meet us for 10 minutes This was a great honour and the meeting in the famous Great Hall of the People was quite an event Deng began with “we are now opening but you already know them” referring to Western countries “Our experience is that the richer they are the meaner they are so we want to cooperate with you” He then told us about the developmental trajectory he expected China to trace And that is indeed the way China developed That country has travelled a lot since then My point is that China and India are not just nation states they are civilisations and we have to learn to compete and cooperate in spite of our conflicts While on a visit to western China I observed that red chillies which came from Gondal were in great demand in local supermarkets In fact I later learnt that sometimes the Chinese buy the entire crop In western China even though religion is not favoured by the socialist government there was a Buddhist revival So there is a high demand for vegetarian food But vegetarian Chinese food of the Sichuan variety requires a great deal of chilli I told my hosts that with the Sardar Sarovar project we could meet any agricultural demand The scope for cooperation between economies growing at more than 6 per cent per year (it is to be hoped India does so) is limitless We need to understand the explosion of small-scale industry in China It is competitive not because of subsidies but because of the country’s solid infrastructure A Chinese business that competes with small-scale firms in India pays a pittance for regular and assured power supply China’s highways used to carry its exports to markets are first rate too In fact what we need to learn from China is not the art of running a small firm well but the art of supporting a small business At the beginning of this century I was asked to project “India 2020” for the United Nations taking sustainability concerns on board A colleague in China was to do the same The Goldman Sachs numbers only came later Since our income levels would reach a quarter of those in the US by 2020 the spread of energy-consuming technology like air conditioners was inevitable But we also pointed out that the world would end if we did not worry about sustainability China was already burning two billion tonnes of coal our projected demand for 2020 at the beginning of this century But this cannot go on Not because there isn’t enough coal but because our lungs won’t be able to take it China and India should show the world what they can do together The writer is chancellor Central University of Gujarat [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App China and India must learn to compete and cooperate More Related NewsWritten by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: June 13 2017 5:41 am Top News With the state government focusing on bringing educational reforms in Uttar Pradesh the Basic Education Department has come up with the idea of offering its primary and upper primary schools for “adoption” Claiming to make the facilities in primary schools better Minister of State for Basic Education (independent charge) Anupama Jaiswal has taken the initiative of requesting her cabinet colleagues and MLAs to adopt schools in their regions The officers in the education department too have been instructed to adopt schools while Basic Shiksha Adhikaris (Education Officers) in the district have been asked to facilitate these adoptions The state government has already experimented with the idea of forming “Maa” (mother) committees comprising mothers of students studying in government primary schools and now it has decided to train the mothers from July 15 to 31 to check teachers’ attendance facilities at the school and report about anomalies if any to their respective “Khand Shiksha Adhikari” (education officer in the block concerned) The 15-day training will be conducted at the district level by education officers from other districts The state government has already experimented with the idea of forming “Maa” (mother) committees comprising mothers of students studying in government primary schools and now it has decided to train the mothers from July 15 to 31 to check teachers’ attendance facilities at the school and report about anomalies if any to their respective “Khand Shiksha Adhikari” (education officer in the block concerned) The 15-day training will be conducted at the district level by education officers from other districts “We have about 158 lakh government primary schools across the state These things take time Regular meetings are being conducted and different ideas are being suggested” Jaiswal told The Indian Express Asked about the idea of offering the government schools for adoption Jaiswal said that a former vice-chancellor of a state university was complaining about the standards of a government primary school where he had studied “I asked him to adopt the school and he adopted two schools Later I decided to ask all senior officers of my department and request fellow ministers and MLAs to adopt the schools This would ensure community participation in monitoring the system” she said Jaiswal informed that as an immediate step they decided to form ‘Maa’ committees in schools She said that while these committees were formed with the initial idea of monitoring mid-day meals now the government has decided to train these mothers to monitor all the facilities at the schools and complain about anomalies malfunctioning if any to the education officers The government has asked the education officers in each district to form the committee each comprising six mothers of students One mother would be expected to give an hour a week to the school to monitor different facilities “Initially we were hesitant but in many schools 20-25 mothers have applied and we had to choose from them We have been informed by the government to prepare for the training of these mothers from July 15 to 31 to make them aware of the facilities which schools should have so that they can monitor them” said Yogendra Yadav basic education officer Faizabad Yadav said that he has received three applications so far one of them is by an NGO who wish to install computers at a school These applications are under scrutiny at present he added Minister Jaiswal said that the government has decided to also give shoes and socks to the students from this academic session She also said that if the concept of ‘Maa’ committees becomes successful then the government will also consider involving “mausi” (sister of the mother) in monitoring the schools For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai: Unfazed by the opposition’s threat to disrupt ensuing Assembly session over corruption charges against her Maharashtra Woman and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Wednesday asserted she was fully equipped to counter the rivals in the House since she had not committed any wrongdoing Pankaja Munde IBNLokmat Daughter of late BJP stalwart Gopinath Munde Pankaja regretted that an impression was sought to be created that she was eyeing the chief ministerial slot claiming the legacy of her father by "misconstruing and misinterpreting" some statements she made earlier Responding to the Congress-NCP demand for a CBI probe into Rs 206 crore "procurement" scam relating to alleged irregularities in procurement of a host of items for anganwadis and other institutions without e-tendering Pankaja said "I have firm ground to show that I have done nothing wrong" Referring to a statement she made a few months back that people wanted to see her occupy the top post in the state had been "misconstrued and misrepresented" In May this year Pankaja had said that people wanted to see her occupy the top post of the state seen as the reflection of her ambition to be the chief minister on the strength of the legacy of her farther "I do not know if I will become the chief minister But whenever I attend a function people feel had ‘saheb’ (her father) been alive he would definitely have become the chief minister This reflects the sentiment people have towards him" Pankaja had then said "I am not an immature person I understand politics and will never insult my leaders" she said during an interaction with reporters here when asked about her controversial claim which was seen as a snub to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis She recalled that speakers before her at a function at Pune had expressed their wish to see her as Maharashtra’s first woman chief minister "Should I admonish them I just took their blessings I am not eyeing any post" she said Recalling her father’s death shortly after becoming a minister at the Centre she said "People feel his vaccum and see him in me as his representative Whether I am capable or not time will tell" she added "Allegations against me are vendetta politics" she said in a veiled reference to her cousin and leader of opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde PTI By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 21 2017 3:34 pm Madan Lal said that Anil Kumble deserved better treatment (Source: AP) Related News Former India coach Madan Lal put forward his support for Anil Kumble after news broke out that the 46-year-old coach had quit He said that it was Kohli’s ego that won the battle in the end In an interview to cricketnext Lal said that this has always been the trend in the Indian cricket team and that the players are happy getting their ego boosted He said “These boys want ‘yes men’ around them The likes of Bangar suit the bill for them as they are happy getting their egos boosted” “Anybody who stands in their way and shows them the mirror or questions them back must go This has always been the trend and happened even when I was coach (1996-97) I had a 45 per cent win record but even then I had to leave The reason was that I was passionate about just winning and wasn’t an expert when it came to man-management Coaching the Indian team is as much about managing the egos as it is about getting results” said Lal The former coach further said that the reason why foreign coaches succeed is because they stay in the background He said “The sole reason why the foreign coaches succeeded was because they were happy to stay in the background and not question the authority of the senior players Be it John Wright Gary Kirsten or Duncan Fletcher” “They were all successful and had long stints because they didn’t want to pose questions or challenge the big boys The moment one of them did question we saw what happened to him (hints at Greg Chappell) There is immense pressure when you are coaching such strong personalities and it is never easy” he said When asked if the Kohli-Kumble fallout could have been avoided Lal said “But this is the trend in Indian cricket The players are the bosses It has happened over the years and continues to happen The captain decides everything and it isn’t like Australian or English cricket wherein the players and coaches are on the same pedestal and there is no ‘superstar’ culture In India if you have rubbed the captain the wrong way you are as good as finished While it is still not clearly known why and how the Kohli-Kumble relation went downhill Kumble deserved better treatment” He further expressed disappointment that Kumble has to go even though the Indian team achieved so much under him “Difference in opinion is nothing new But then the team should be priority Look at the results that the Indian team achieved under Kumble and even then if he has to go that is shameful to say the least The BCCI did try its best and that was evident through the efforts of the Cricket Advisory Committee — comprising of Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman — but in the end it was Kohli’s ego that won the battle But it will be interesting to see how Kohli gells with the next coach as there is no guarantee that he will toe Kohli’s line” he signed off For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: February 10 2017 11:35 am The final decision has been withheld till January 27 Related News A pre-poll alliance between the Shiv Sena and the BJP for elections to the 227-seat Mumbai municipality is being ruled out with both sides preparing to go it alone However any announcement to this effect has been withheld till January 27 the date for filing of nomination forms The official comment from the Sena and the BJP was “wait and watch” Watch What Else Is Making News However both have asked their candidates to start filing nomination forms for all 227 wards from January 27 The top leadership of both the parties have swung into full-fledged preparations for the February 21 elections after failing to strike a mutually agreeable seat-sharing formula Highly placed sources in the Shiv Sena said party president Uddhav Thackeray had conveyed the decision to all shaka pramukhs and officials in the organisation and urged them “not to leave any stone unturned to give the BJP a tough fight in the BMC polls” The official announcement on the decision to not go for a pre-poll alliance is likely to be made by Thackeray during the public meeting convened at Goregaon Thursday Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis late Wednesday convened a meeting of the core committee leaders to discuss and direct poll strategies for the ten municipal corporations and 25 zilla parishads going to polls across Maharashtra The BJP has decided to confine its election planks to development and transparency A senior BJP functionary said “In the last 48 hours there has been no formal decent proposal from the Sena on a pre-poll alliance” The BJP had demanded 114 seats and Sena had offered 60 The Sena later indicated it would concede upto 92 to 95 seats to the BJP arguing Sena could not contest less than 135 seats The BJP indicated there was no question of settling for less than 105 to 110 seats Moreover the dispute also related to the selection of seats A senior BJP leader said “The BJP made all efforts to accommodate the concerns of its poll partners to begin negotiations But there appears no mutual meeting point on seat-sharing formula As a result the possibility of an alliance ahead of January 27 appears almost remote” Both sides also gave the impression that the battle would be confined to polls and would not stretch to their coalition governments in Delhi or Maharashtra A close aide of Thackeray said “We have taken a conscious decision to join the Fadnavis government for stability of the state We will not withdraw support just because we failed to strike a pre-poll alliance Moreover we are not averse to post-poll alliance if the situation arises” A senior Sena minister said “We understand government and politics are two different things Our ministers in Delhi and Maharashtra will work closely with (Narendra) Modi and (Devendra) Fadnavis governments on policies But when we take to streets in elections we will work in the interest of our organisation” In the 2012 BMC elections the Sena had won 75 seats BJP 31 Congress 52 NCP 13 MNS 28 and others 28 seats For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News Recognising the need for this measure, For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsFather of Philippine Islamist militant leaders dies in government custody | Reuters World Reuters Aug 28,where it won the best film in India Gold Section, if not all political parties, In fact.

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