MAHARASHTRA ASSEMBLY

  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements. "There is a new trend emerging nowadays. Ministers have now started using social networking sites...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On Sunday,...
  • Maharashtra: Opposition slams CM Devendra Fadnavis for skipping session to attend a wedding March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis left for Nagpur on Tuesday to attend a wedding in the family of a BJP MP, leaving the opposition fuming for skipping Assembly proceedings in lieu of the marriage. "The chief minister has insulted farmers by leaving the session midway to attend a wedding...
  • Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve named new Maharashtra BJP chief January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve was on Tuesday appointed as the new BJP chief of Maharashtra. Danve (59) succeeds Devendra Fadnavis, who has since become the state Chief Minister after the party's stunning victory in the Assembly elections. "BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Raosaheb Patil Danve as...
  • Congress's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly December 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil of the Congress was on Tuesday appointed as Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Speaker Haribhau Bagde in a suo moto statement made the announcement in the Lower House and installed Patil as LoP. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena group leader and Minister...
  • Shiv Sena to get 5 Cabinet, 7 MoS ranks in BJP-led Maharashtra government December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP and Shiv Sena leaders on Tuesday met at Matoshree in Mumbai for a possible power sharing solution in Maharashtra government. The meeting between the two saffron parties ended with Shiv Sena getting five Cabinet ranks and seven Minister of States ranks in the BJP-led state government. The probable...
  • Former BJP ally Shiv Sena to be the 'principal opposition' party in Maharashtra Assembly November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will play the role of principal Opposition in the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly beginning December 8, party leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said. "I have no knowledge of any talks between my party and BJP. As of now, we are an opposition party and will...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 12, 2014

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  • Five Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years for heckling Maharashtra Governor November 12, 2014

    The BJP government in Maharashtra won the vote of confidence but only by a voice vote. The Opposition Congress and Sena called it an empty victory demanding a division of votes. 5 Congress MLAs have been suspended for two years for heckling the Maharashtra governor. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 12, 2014

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  • Is the BJP paying mere lip service to its allies? November 12, 2014

    Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome saying...
  • News 360: 5 Congress MLAs suspended for heckling Maharashtra Governor, BJP wins trust vote November 12, 2014

    Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome saying...
  • Maharashtra trust vote: Five Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years for heckling Governor November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Five Congress MLAs in Maharashtra were suspended on Wednesday for heckling Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and stopping his car. While the MLAs have been suspended for two years, a committee has been set up to report on the incident in the next Assembly session. The Congress and Shiv Sena were...
  • BJP wins Maharashtra trust vote; Governor heckled; 5 Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome...
  • BJP government crosses first hurdle in Maharashtra, wins trust vote; Congress, Shiv Sena fume November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra has crossed its first big hurdle by winning the confidence motion in the state Assembly. While the government won through a voice vote in the Maharashtra Assembly, members of the opposition, the Congress and the Shiv Sena questioned that since the government is...
  • Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde to be Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde was elected to the post of Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday. The Sena stuck to its stand of not supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the trust vote till the power-sharing was resolved. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has told his MLAs...
  • Maharashtra: Unfair on part of Sena to vote against BJP, says Vinod Tawde November 12, 2014

    As the Shiv Sena has decided to vote against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the trust vote, BJP leader Vinod Tawde said the former's decision was unfair. Tawde said, "We hope Shiv Sena will reconsider its decision. It's not fair for Shiv Sena to vote against us. People of...
  • Live: BJP demands action against Congress, Shiv Sena MLAs for heckling Maharashtra Governor November 12, 2014

    As per sources, Amit Shah spoke to Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday and assured him that a seat sharing formula will be worked out after the trust vote. But Uddhav was adamant that the decision should be taken before voting takes place....
  • BJP's Haribhau Bagde elected Maharashtra Speaker, Sena, Congress candidates withdrawn November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the election for Maharashtra speaker's post, the Shiv Sena and Congress withdrew their candidates on Wednesday. The move paved way for the Bharatiya Janata Party's Haribhau Bagde to be elected unopposed. Bagde is a five-time MLA from Aurangabad district. The election for the speaker's post were held around 11...
  • Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to seek trust vote today, NCP, Sena yet to take the final call November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: On the third day of the special Maharashtra Assembly session, the Devendra Fadnavis government will have to prove its majority on the floor of the House on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 122 seats and its ally Rashtriya Samaj Paksha has got one seat in the Maharashtra Assembly. The...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 11, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade November 11, 2014

    The National Commission for Women set to propose legalisation of sex trade. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaralangalam on Tuesday said that the commission will propose the same to a Supreme Court constituted panel. According to sources, Women and Child Development Ministry does not favour the idea. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Tussle over Maharashtra speaker November 11, 2014

    High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. ...
  • Maharashtra Assembly to witness 3-way battle over speaker's post November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. BJP's Haribhau Bagde has filed his nomination for the post. He is...
  • Shiv Sena will accept dust from BJP, says NCP's Majid Memon November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party leader Majid Memon on Tuesday hit out at the Shiv Sena as the party has not made up its mind whether to sit in the opposition or support the Bharatiya Janata Party government. Memon said, "Shiv Sena has lost all its respect and credibility. They will even...
  • MLAs raise 'Jai Vidarbha' slogans in Maharashtra Assembly, Pro-tem Speaker issues warning November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama was witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly session as some legislators raised 'Jai Vidarbha' slogan. Pro-tem speaker Jeeva Pandu Gavit on Tuesday made a ruling against some legislators ending their oath taking by saying 'Jai Vidarbha'. The ruling said, "It will not be part of the record. Pro-tem speaker...
  • Maharashtra: BJP open to support from all parties except Congress November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A day before the Bharatiya Janata Party heads for floor test in Maharashtra Assembly, party's state in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday said that it was open to support from all the parties except Congress for the state's development. "BJP welcomes support of all parties except Congress for development...
  • Shiv Sena decides to sit in Opposition in Maharashtra, talks with BJP still on table November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. The sudden move came...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena to sit in Opposition, alliance with BJP still on table November 10, 2014

    Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. ...