Ashok Chavan

  • Adarsh case: HC to decide next week on CBI's plea for dropping Ashok Chavan's name September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday posted for final hearing on September 29 an appeal filed by the CBI challenging a trial court's order rejecting its plea to drop the name of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in Adarsh scam case. Justice ML Tahilyani...
  • Narayan Rane, Ashok Chavan to head Maharashtra campaign, coordination committees August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in pollbound Maharashtra. Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was named the head of the manifesto...
  • Paid news case: SC directs Delhi HC to decide disqualification of Ashok Chavan within 15 days August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi High Court to decide on the disqualification of Ashok Chavan over the paid news issue in the next 15 days. The Delhi High Court had earlier stayed an Election Commission showcause notice to the former Maharashtra Chief Minister in July. The...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasijudicial body, it will not defend its order holding exMaharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • Paid news: Have done no wrong, will respond to EC notice, says Ashok Chavan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has claimed that the Election Commission has not found him guilty of paid news. Defending himself, he said that he will respond to the EC notice. "I have done no wrong, the EC has categorically ruled out the paid news controversy, please refer...
  • Poll panel's notice to Ashok Chavan in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday issued notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in a paid news case, asking why he should not be disqualified. The poll panel said Chavan has failed to file his election expenses in the prescribed format. "The commission has hereby decided that the respondent...
  • Election Commission cautions media on 'paid news' July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday cautioned the media on the issue of 'paid news' by asking it to show "greater responsibility" with suitable disclaimers, particularly during election time. "The minimum that is expected of ethical journalism is that the reader is cautioned by suitable disclaimers while such articles are...
  • EC rejects Ashok Chavan's explanation in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Election Commission on Sunday rejected his explanation in the paid news case and asked him to submit his representation within 20 days. slapped a show cause notice on him for failing to lodge his election expenses as per...
  • Ashok Chavan put in charge of election strategy for Marathwada July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Friday gave the former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan the responsibility of drawing up Assembly elections strategy for Marathwada region. Chavan, now the Lok Sabha MP from Nanded, will be assisted by ministers Madhukar Chavan, Rajendra Darda, Amit Deshmukh, Abdul Sattar and D P Sawant, all of whom...
  • HC seeks CBI's reply on demand to prosecute Ashok Chavan June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday asked CBI to file an affidavit within four weeks in reply to a PIL seeking prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and some bureaucrats for alleged complicity in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The petition, filed by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar, came...
  • Not sounded out on leadership change: Prithviraj Chavan June 20, 2014

    Pune: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra following CongressNCP's debacle in Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said he was not aware of any such move. "I have not been sounded out on this or called to Delhi in this connection," he told...
  • EC conducts final hearing in Chavan 'paid news' case June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission today conducted the final hearing in the case of alleged "paid news" and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. The full bench of the EC comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and...
  • Bombay HC judge recuses herself from hearing CBI plea on Ashok Chavan June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: A Bombay High Court judge on Tuesday recused herself from hearing a revision petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against an order of a lower court which had declined to end criminal prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam...
  • Ashok Chavan paid news case: EC frames fivepoint charges May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday framed five specific charges against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the alleged 'paid news' case and furnishing of 'incorrect' election accounts case against him. The EC, after framing the charges, also asked the complainants in the case to furnish all their...
  • Prithviraj Chavan taking steps to expand Maharashtra ministry May 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Smarting from the worstever debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will expand his ministry on Thrusday, in probably the last such exercise before the state Assembly elections due later this year. Facing demands for his ouster following the drubbing, Chavan had met Congress president Sonia...
  • EC to frame charges against Ashok Chavan next week May 23, 2014

    The Election Commission on Friday decided to frame charges against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and begin a regular hearing from May 30 in the alleged 'paid news' and furnishing of 'incorrect' election accounts case against him. A team of lawyers of Chavan, who recently won the Lok Sabha polls...
  • Five sitting MLAs make it to 16th LS from Maharashtra May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Five sitting MLAs from Maharashtra, including former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, have made it to the 16th Lok Sabha from the state, which sends 48 members, the highest after Uttar Pradesh. Chavan, who is the sitting MLA from Bhokar Assembly segment, was the only solace for the Congress, which faced...
  • Congress routed in Maharashtra, BJPShiv Sena win 41 seats May 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: As in other states the Congress had no good news coming from Maharashtra too, where it has been able to win only two seats out of the total 48 in the state. The BJPShiv Sena alliance backed 41 seats, while the NCPCongress got only 6 seats. The BJPshiv...
  • Counting of votes in 48 Maharashtra constituencies on Friday May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Counting of votes for all 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra where 897 candidates are in the fray would take place on Friday amid tight security arrangements. There will be 40 counting centres for the constituencies, including four in Mumbai, a senior official from the State Chief Electoral office...
  • Paid news: EC official says will disqualify Chavan if he's guilty May 13, 2014

    Jatin Desai, a member of the Maharashtra Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (an Election Commission body) has said that former CM Ashok Chavan will be disqualified if found guilty in the paid news case. "It is a clear cut case of paid news. In his election expenditure, total advertisement has...
  • Paid news: Ashok Chavan summoned by EC, faces disqualification May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: In a setback for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Election Commission has summoned him for a hearing on May 23 in the paid news case. Chavan is accused of running paid news in newspapers during the 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls. The Supreme Court had last week ruled...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

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  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi campaigns Smriti Irani in Amethi May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • EC can probe paid news, disqualify those lying about poll expenses: SC May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission can probe complaints of paid news and disqualify candidates lying about their poll expenses. The remarks came in the backdrop of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging Election Commission jurisdiction to probe his poll expenses. The Supreme Court...
  • Congress will win in Pune, says Suresh Kalmadi April 17, 2014

    In the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Pune is one of the high profile constituencies, where Congress has fielded sitting MP Vishwajit Kadam. Although, the Congress has denied the ticket to CWG scam trained leader Suresh Kalmadi. After voting, Kalmadi said, "Congress has done a good job over the...
  • Modi wave just a media creation: Ajit Pawar April 17, 2014

    Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Congress leader Ashok Chavan have cast their votes in the fifth phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Final turnout of 61.7 per cent in Maharashtra till 6 pm April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The 19 constituencies in Maharashtra where polling was held on Thursday in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state recorded an average 61.7 per cent turnout by 6 pm, the closing time. The constituency-wise voting percentages: Hingoli: 63 per cent, Nanded: 63, Parbhani: 62, Maval: 63.10, Pune:...
  • Campaign for second phase of LS polling in Maharashtra concludes April 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Campaign for the second phase of polling in Maharashtra where nearly 3.25 crore voters will be sealing the fate of 358 candidates including stalwarts like Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, came to an end on Tuesday. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in 19 constituencies...