Ashok Chavan

  • Congress will win in Pune, says Suresh Kalmadi 17-04-2014 06:14 PM

    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 17-04-2014 11:59 AM

    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 17-04-2014 07:30 AM

    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,...
  • Campaign for second phase of LS polling in Maharashtra concludes 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    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...
  • 'Adarsh' fight: Ashok Chavan pitted against BJP's DB Patil in Nanded 11-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: It is an 'Adarsh' fight in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in Marathwada region where Adarsh scam-tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is pitted against BJP MP D B Patil. Though there are 23 candidates in the fray for the April 17 poll, the real fight will be between...
  • Bombay HC notice to Ashok Chavan, postpones Adarsh hearing to June 10 09-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court while hearing the revision petition filed by the CBI seeking to delete Ashok Chavan's name from the Adarsh FIR on Wednesday asked the agency whether sanction was indeed to prosecute Chavan. The CBI lawyer told the court the agency cannot proceed to prosecute him under...
  • Modi questions Rahul for defending Ashok Chavan, Lalu Prasad 02-04-2014 11:11 PM

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asking how could he defend the nation's interests by supporting Lalu Yadav and Ashok Chavan. ...
  • LS polls: Opposition will fail to score on Adarsh, says Ashok Chavan 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Nanded: Hitting back at Narendra Modi, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that his party wanted him to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Nanded due to the anti-incumbency factor and that his family including sitting MP and brother-in-law Bhaskarrao Patil was firmly behind him. "They (my family) are...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya 30-03-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam 28-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close...
  • CBI files chargesheet against 22 members of scam-hit Adarsh Society 27-03-2014 08:28 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing scam. The chargesheet has been filed against 22 members of the society, and 24 finances and co-conspirators involved. The Bombay court had directed the CBI to look into benami transactions involved in the allotment of...
  • Ashok Chavan's nomination from Nanded is the return of a Marathwada leader 26-03-2014 11:44 PM

    Mumbai: As Adarsh Housing Society scam accused Ashok Chavan's candidature drew fire, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday came out in his support saying no law bars former Maharashtra chief minister from contesting polls. Chavan has filed his nomination from Nanded. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 26-03-2014 10:36 PM

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  • Adarsh scam: CBI files revision petition to drop charges against Ashok Chavan 26-03-2014 08:10 PM

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a revision petition in the Bombay High Court to get charges dropped against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The special CBI court, in January this year, had turned the CBI's plea to drop Chavan's name from...
  • BJP attacks Congress for fielding tainted leaders 26-03-2014 05:34 PM

    Ridiculing Congress' claim of probity, BJP on Wednesday attacked the ruling party for fielding a number of "tainted" leaders in the Lok Sabha elections, the latest being former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley mentioned the names of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar...
  • Adarsh scam an accident which I faced: Ashok Chavan 26-03-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Ashok Chavan, the former Maharashtra chief minister, has called the Adarsh Housing Society scam an "accident" which he faced and alleged that he was a victim of conspiracy. "I agree that the Adarsh controversy has affected my public image. Adarsh was an accident which I faced. I am...
  • No legal bar on Ashok Chavan to contest Lok Sabha elections: Sonia 26-03-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday defended the party's decision to give election ticket to Adarsh housing scam accused Ashok Chavan who will be contesting from Nanded. "The decision to give Ashok Chavan the ticket has been taken by the CEC. As far as we know, he has...
  • Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan files nomination from Nanded 26-03-2014 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: Adarsh scam accused and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan filed his nomination from Nanded on Wednesday. The Congress had given him a ticket on Tuesday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Chavan defended himself and said that nothing had been proven against him and that there was no legal bar...
  • Congress to focus on anti-graft steps in manifesto but fields Adarsh accused Ashok Chavan 26-03-2014 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has courted controversy yet again as it gave a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who was named as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam. Chavan has been given a ticket from Nanded. The move comes even as the party is...
  • LS polls: Congress fields Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan from Nanded 25-03-2014 11:36 PM

    The Congress party fielded former Maharashtra chief minister and accused in the Adarsh Housing scam case Ashok Chavan from Nanded. After getting the ticket Chavan said, "There is no case against me. It was just the media that was saying this. The people are with me." ...
  • Ashok Chavan's wife files nomination from Nanded, yet to get Congress ticket 25-03-2014 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's wife Ameeta filed her nomination papers from Nanded Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday. The Congress has not declared its candidate from Nanded yet. She can file her B form once the Congress declares her as the official candidate of the party. There was...
  • Open Mike: Should any candidate facing a criminal case be barred from contesting elections? 12-03-2014 10:59 PM

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in Parliament. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Law faculty in Delhi University and asks students whether any candidate facing a criminal case should be barred from contesting elections. ...
  • Congress poll panel meets on 2nd list, Kalmadi, Bansal, Chavan in fray 12-03-2014 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Central Election Committee met on Wednesday to decide on the second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Among those in the running are tainted leaders including former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal, former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan and Suresh Kalmadi, say sources. On Bansal, the...
  • The Last Word: Should parties refrain from fielding tainted candidates? 11-03-2014 08:56 PM

    Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses with panel of experts whether tainted candidates who face criminal charges but have not as yet been convicted be nominated by political parties for election or, in the wider interest of cleansing Indian politics, should this be prohibited either...
  • Congress shouldn't field tainted leaders in LS polls: Manish Tewari 10-03-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to change the image of the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the party should not give ticket to tainted leaders. Tewari said, "Congress should not get into legalities and instead not give tickets to those...
  • Rahul refuses to say why he shared stage with Ashok Chavan 06-03-2014 02:18 PM

    Mumbai: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who has been positioning himself as an anti-graft crusader was himself caught on sticky wicket when he shared stage with Ashok Chavan, indicted by the commission probing the Adarsh housing scam, at a rally in Mumbai. On Thursday, at an editors' meeting in the...
  • Rahul campaigns against corruption, shares stage with Ashok Chavan 05-03-2014 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was greeted by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan at his rally in Aurangabad on Wednesday. Chavan's presence at his rally is being seen as an embarrassment for the Congress Vice President who is trying to build himself up as an anti-corruption crusader. Gandhi...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-02-2014 10:35 PM

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  • Can Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption plank carry credibility? 24-02-2014 10:14 PM

    The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi and Ashok...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets 24-02-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets...