OFF THE RECORD review on some of todays headlines….
1. Prasad Lad V/s Dilip Mane
Well, stage is set today for the Maharashtra Legislative Council bypoll. In matter of hours, results will be out and as predicted it should be cake walk for BJP’s Prasad Lad. Last evening Prasad Lad had arranged for dinner at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba, for all the legislatures including all the Ministers of the Cabinet. Everyone including the Sena MLA’s/MLC’s were present to show their support for Lad. Devendra Fadnavis yet again shall win an important battle with his opposition the same way he did whilst getting MLC Parinay Fuke elected at the upper house. Devendra Fadnavis will be more interested in the how many of NCP/Congress vote’s come Prasad Lad’s way…Thats the main game now…
2. SRA probe: Minister says busy with Guj polls, seeks more time to reply
If Prakash Mehta could find time for coming to Mumbai and getting Prasad Lad his nomination sidelining Madhav Bhandari, (yes, he played an important role) why is he delaying his reply to an order from the Maharahstra Lokayukta alleging favour to an SRA proposal at trade’s M P Mill Compound? So as per sources, it was decided that Madhav Bhandari will be BJP’s candidate for the bypoll held today. But if you people remember, a night before all equations changed as reported by me. It was changed when Prasad Lad met ShivSena’s ace & his personal friend Milind Narvekar…But apparently the meeting was brokered by Prakash Mehta from the BJP’s side who for a day had come to Mumbai just for this work, leaving all his important campaigning for the Gujarat Polls aside. Now what I hear, is Prakash Mehta is not in control of the CM anymore…he enjoys his connections of Delhi; So friends, who says Gujarati’s are having a bad run these days? Those who are, please get yourself connected with Mehta….
3. Who are those two journalist Anil Gote has murmured?
Who are those two journalists who introduced Satish Mangale (Mopalwar fame) to Anil Gote? Since morning name of a veteran journalist who has recently started his daily was doing the rounds & I knowing his good working relations with Gote, denied it to whosoever questioned me…Apparently as per letter written to the CM, MLA Gote has given two names of journalists who had provided him with all the necessary information. It is Kishore Apte & Praniti Joshi as mentioned in the letter addressed to the CM. Now, who is Praniti Joshi? I don’t know…Mr Gote has referred her veteran journalist but as per my knowledge, I have no idea who is Praniti Joshi…anyways Kishore Apte is known to many as he is a regular at Mantralaya Press room ..