The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra authorities has arrange a committee headed by state Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray to suggest names of eminent personalities for the Padma awards to be declared subsequent yr.
The BJP has opposed the event, saying Aaditya Thackeray will not be eligible for the place as his identify has already been “surfaced in a court docket case”.
A Authorities Decision (GR) printed on August 11 mentioned the Centre had directed the state authorities to suggest the names for the Padma awards that will likely be declared on January 26, 2021.
Accordingly, a nine-member committee headed by Aaditya Thackeray, who heads Protocol and Atmosphere portfolios, has been constituted, the GR mentioned.
Aaditya Thackeray is a son of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
The opposite members of the committee are Industries Minister Subhash Desai, Animal Husbandry Minister Sunil Kedar, Medical Training Minister Amit Deshmukh, Larger and Technical Training Minister Uday Samant, Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde, Minister of State for Industries Aditi Tatkare, Minister of State for Forests Dattatraya Bharne.
Principal Secretary (Protocol) is the member secretary of the committee, it mentioned.
In the meantime, Chief of Opposition within the Maharashtra Legislative Council Praveen Darekar mentioned there have been many deserving ministers within the state cupboard who may have headed the committee.
“There are a number of ministers within the Cupboard who may chair such committee. Aaditya Thackeray’s identify has already surfaced in a court docket case. Such individual shouldn’t be heading any committee,” the BJP chief mentioned in an obvious reference to actor Sushant Singh Rajput demise case.
Throughout Tuesday’s listening to within the supreme court docket on a plea linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, senior advocate Maninder Singh, showing for Bihar, had mentioned there was no “political stress”.
He was referring to an FIR registered by the Patna Police in opposition to the late actor’s Mumbai-based girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty who had moved the highest court docket searching for switch of the case to Mumbai.
The FIR was lodged by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father Okay Okay Singh accusing Rhea Chakraborty and others of abetting suicide of his son, who was discovered hanging at his Bandra residence on June 14.
Whereas arguing that the FIR lodged at Patna is “authorized and legitimate”, Maninder Singh had informed the supreme court docket that allegations have been made based mostly on media experiences in opposition to the Bihar chief minister however there have been experiences additionally about alleged function of Maharashtra chief minister’s son.
Aaditya Thackeray had earlier mentioned he and his household have been being focused for no cause in Sushant Singh Rajput demise case and pressured he was nowhere associated to the matter.