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NCP leader RR Patil dies after prolonged illness

RR Patil, the former home minister of Maharashtra, who was undergoing treatment for oral cancer, passed away at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai

 
Maharashtra’s former home minister Raosaheb Ramrao Patil (RR Patil), popularly known as Aaba on Monday died at Lilavati Hospital after battling with oral cancer.
 
Last month, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) showed signs of improvement after initial treatment and then was taken off the life support. Patil was operated upon last December at Breach Candy Hospital and was then shifted to Lilavati Hospital.
 
RR Patil was a member of Sangli Zillah Parishad from 1979 to 1990 from Savlaj constituency, then was elected to the Maharashtra legislative assembly five times from 1990 till 2009, representing Tasgaon, in Sangli district. He became the Chief Whip of the Congress Party in the assembly as well as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Maharashtra Assembly in 1996–97 and 1998–99.
 
On 1 November 2004, he was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was chief of the Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra unit and NCP legislative party in Maharashtra. He was also the Home Minister of Maharashtra in the previous government. 
 
After taking charge of Home Ministry, he also sought guardianship of Naxal affected Gadchiroli district. Since, then in spite of many naxalized attacks he encouraged natives to support elected Government through some developmental work for them.
 
His comments in the aftermath of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, have drawn severe criticism for downplaying the gravity of the situation. He was quoted as saying, "They (the terrorists) came to kill 5,000 people but we ensured minimal damage".
 
He was forced to resign on 1 December 2008 after further remarks on the attacks. When asked at a press conference whether the terror strike was an intelligence failure, Patil had said, "It is not like that. In big cities like this, small incidents do happen. It's is not a total failure." Patil's words drew flak from many quarters and he was asked to resign.
 

 

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Kiran Aggarwal

2 years ago

This person Legacy

He was embroiled in several
Corruption and Mis governance case .
He earned this in his life time .

Sorry
This is your REality Sir

RIP

ED issues notice to BCCI, IPL for Rs425 crore alleged forex violations in media contract

According to ED, the payment of Rs425 crore facilitation fee by MSM Singapore to WSG Mauritius was made in an alleged unauthorised manner for cricketing media rights contract in 2009

 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a Rs425 crore show cause notice against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian Premier League (IPL), their officials and private companies for alleged contravention of forex laws in awarding a cricketing media rights contract in 2009.
 
The notices have been issued to close to 10 individuals and entities,  including former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, the then IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, chief operating officer (COO) Sunder Raman, and the officials of World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi Screen Media (MSM) for allegedly and fraudulently “manipulating” the contract and hence making illegal payments.
 
The development comes at a time when the latest edition of IPL players’ auction is underway in Bangalore on Monday.
 
The deal dates back to 2008 when the BCCI awarded the 10-year media rights to WSG on payment of $918 million. In the same year, WSG also entered into a deal with Multi Screen Media to make Sony the official broadcaster. The contract was replaced a year later with a nine-year deal where Multi Screen paid $1.63 billion.
 
The ED stepped in this case in 2009 and began a probe under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to investigate allegations that payment of Rs425 crore facilitation fee by MSM Singapore to WSG Mauritius was made in an alleged unauthorised manner.
 
It detected, sources said, that the deal payments were made to “unauthorised beneficiaries” and not the cricketing regulating bodies as per the terms and rules enshrined in the contract.
 
The agency has now show-caused, sources said, those officials in these organisations who were at the helm and signatories to the contract deal as it probed and detected that FEMA and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) laws were “contravened” in the final execution of this deal.
 
The agency has issued the final notices after which all the notices are allowed to appeal against the order within a period of 45 days or else pay the charged amount as mentioned in the notice.
 
The ED, sources said, has earlier recorded statements of various entities involved in this deal and the Special Director and the Adjudicating Authority now issued these notices.
 

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