Vilasrao Deshmukh

  • Absence of DeshmukhMunde being felt in Maharashtra Assembly elections 5 days ago

    Mumbai:Following the sad demise of stalwarts like former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Gopinath Munde, the only well respected mass leader of the BJP in Maharashtra, the state assembly election for both the CongressNCP combine and the BJPShiv Sena alliance is facing a leadership crisis. Election management skills of both...
  • Congress should identify who put it in spot over Adarsh: NCP December 27, 2013

    Mumbai: In a veiled swipe at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, NCP on Friday said Maharashtra Congress should identify those who were responsible for putting it in a spot over the Adarsh Society probe commission's report. Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi said in Delhi that he did not agree with state government's decision...
  • Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam? January 6, 2014

    Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the twomember commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief...
  • Mumbai: Rajeev Shukla courts controversy over plots, offers to return them December 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla has been forced to return two plots in Mumbai's Andheri area which were allotted to his firm after a controversy broke out over their allotment to a society cofounded by him to start a school. The irregularities in allotting the land...
  • HC asks Maha govt if it will table Adarsh report in winter session November 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to inform if it plans to table the report of the judicial commission, which probed the Adarsh housing society scam, during the winter session of the state Assembly beginning next month. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and MS...
  • Rich tributes paid to Vilasrao Deshmukh on his first death anniversary August 14, 2013

    Rich tributes were paid to former Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on his first death anniversary across Maharashtra on Wednesday. In the former Chief Minister's native village Babhalagon in Latur district, his wife Vaishali was among the thousands who paid tributes at Prerna Sthal, where he was cremated. The late Congress leader's sons...
  • Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Deputy CM blames CM for delay in tabling probe report August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The CongressNCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open yet again as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay in tabling the Adarsh probe report in the scam. Ajit Pawar said that he was told by the CM that the Adarsh...
  • Should Riteish Deshmukh join politics? May 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Reacting to reports that actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, is likely to go his late father's way and join politics, actorpolitician Raj Babbar said it is a well thoughtout decision. Hema Malini too supports the idea saying he will do a good job. This...
  • 2012: The year Maharashtra lost Thackeray, Deshmukh December 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The death of Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray went on to become the biggest news in Maharashtra's political arena in 2012, during which twotime chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh also passed away, the state secretariat caught fire and NCP strongman Ajit Pawar quit the Prithviraj Chavanled ministry, only to rejoin...
  • Ravi Savant elected as interim president of MCA August 24, 2012

    Mumbai: MCA treasurer Ravi Savant on Friday defeated Prof Ratnakar Shetty by 10 votes to five to take over the reins of the Mumbai Cricket Association as its interim president in place of Vilasrao Deshmukh, who passed away early this month. As per the MCA regulations, the 17member managing committee elected...
  • Have not promised support to any party: Anna August 21, 2012

    Ahmednagar: Social crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday denied having given commitment to back any political party on contemporary issues. "I have not spoken with any media regarding supporting any political party," Hazare before leaving for Babhalgaon in Latur district to offer condolence to grieving family of late union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh...
  • Deshmukh's ashes to be immersed on August 30 August 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Ashes of late union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh will be taken across the state to enable Congress workers to pay their respects before being immersed on August 30, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre said today. Deshmukh (67) died of a serious liver ailment at a Chennai Hospital on August...
  • Cong has lost its star campaigner: Maha CM on Vilasrao August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leaders in Maharashtra on Thursday met in Mumbai to remember their departed colleague, Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, whom the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan described as "star campaigner". "We have lost a star campaigner. Vilasrao's demise is not only a loss for the Congress party, but for the country...
  • Massive crowds bid farewell to Vilasrao at Latur August 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's last rites were performed in his native village in Latur on Wednesday. Thousands of people including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi attended the funeral. The state government has declared a threeday mourning for Vilasrao who was...
  • Thousands gather to pay respects to Vilasrao August 15, 2012

    Latur: Thousands of people lined up on the road to pay their last respects to Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh whose body arrived in Latur on Wednesday morning. The body of Deshmukh, who passed away at the Global Hospital in Chennai on Tuesday, was flown in an Air Force plane to Latur...
  • Vilasrao played important role in Maharashtra: Anna August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare has described the late Vilasrao Deshmukh as a "good administrator" whose role in Maharashtra was "very important". "Vilasrao Deshmukh was a good administrator, his role in RTI Act, Gramsabha Act, Office Delay Act in Maharashtra was very important," Hazare was quoted as saying by his close aide...
  • Vilasrao's cremation at his native village today August 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Union science and technology minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who passed away in Chennai this afternoon, will be cremated at his native Babhalgaon village in Latur district on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are expected to attend the ceremony. The state government has declared a three day...
  • News 360: President cautions against assault on democry August 14, 2012

    Pranab Mukherjee said anger against corruption is legitimate but it cannot become an excuse for an assault on democratic institutions. ...
  • Political leaders mourn death of Vilasrao Deshmukh August 14, 2012

    Leaders from across the political spectrum hailed Deshmukh as a 'pragmatic' politician and an 'able' administrator. ...
  • BCCI Working Committee to meet on August 22 August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The Working Committee of the BCCI will meet in Chennai on August 22 to finalise the annual report and accounts ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held next month. "It will be a regular meeting before the AGM where the accounts and annual report will be finalised," said...
  • Vilasrao: The face of the Congress in Maharashtra August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Vilasrao Deshmukh's rise from a humble background in home town Latur to the Centre was driven by his fierce ambition and sharp political instincts. The twotime chief minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao aligned himself with the antiPawar lobby in the state. The strength of Vilasrao is borne out by the fact...
  • Liver transplant could have saved Vilasrao: Hospital August 14, 2012

    Chennai: After a prolonged sickness, Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Vilasrao was suffering from a liver and kidney ailment and had been in hospital since August 6. Deshmukh was on life support for over a week. Chairman and MD of...
  • Vilasrao Deshmukh: Congress's tallest Maratha leader August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who died in Chennai on Tuesday, was the tallest Maratha leader in the Congress party. A twoterm chief minister of Maharashtra, Deshmukh is survived by wife Vaishali Deshmukh and three sons. Born on May 26, 1945 at Babhalgaon, Latur district of Maharashtra, he rose from...
  • Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh dies August 14, 2012

    Chennai: Union Minister of Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was suffering from a serious liver and kidney ailment, died at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Deshmukh died of multiple organ failure around 1:40 pm. His funeral will take place in the Babhalgaon village in Latur. Deshmukh...
  • Doctors looking for liver donor for Vilasrao August 14, 2012

    Chennai: Doctors treating Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh for a serious liver ailment are looking for a liver donor to carry out a transplant on him, hospital sources said on Tuesday. An attempt to harvest liver from a brain dead donor from a government hospital here had proved futile as the man...
  • Modi offers medical help to Vilasrao Deshmukh August 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked officials from the health department to offer medical help to union minister and senior Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh who is undergoing treatment for a serious liver ailment at a hospital in Chennai. Modi has instructed the Gujarat health department to arrange...
  • Modi offers medical help to Deshmukh August 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked officials from the health department to offer medical help to Union Minister and senior Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh who is undergoing treatment for a serious liver ailment at a hospital in Chennai. Modi has instructed the Gujarat health department to arrange cadaver...
  • Vilasrao Deshmukh's condition 'stable' August 11, 2012

    Chennai: The condition of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, undergoing treatment for serious liver ailment at a hospital in Chennai, was stated to be stable on Friday. While hospital and family sources remained tightlipped, several political leaders who visited the hospital quoted Deshmukh's family members as saying his condition...
  • Vayalar Ravi given additional charge Science and Technology August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was on Friday given additional charge of ministries of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises following illhealth of Vilasrao Deshmukh. "The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas...
  • Ashok Chavan to visit ailing Vilasrao in Chennai August 10, 2012

    Chennai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is expected to call on his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh in a Chennai hospital on Friday. Deshmukh was admitted to ICU on Monday night following an undisclosed illness. His condition is stable but remains in the ICU and the doctors will be deciding if...