MAHARASHTRA POLITICS

  • IT probes source of wedding extravaganza by NCP minister February 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Income Tax officials have begun conducting inquiries and raids into a multicrore wedding extravaganza organised by Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister Bhaskar Jadhav for this son and daughter last week in Ratnagiri. The action by the Income Tax department has come after Jadhav was pulled up by his...
  • Ajit Pawar to take oath as Maharashtra Deputy CM December 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who had resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra over the irrigation scam, will be reinducted into the state Cabinet and take oath on Friday. Pawar will be taking oath at 9:30 am on Friday at the Governor's residence. Meanwhile, the...
  • Ajit Pawar has assured support: Maharashtra CM September 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday accepted Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar's resignation. He has also said that the post of Deputy Chief Minister will remain vacant for the time being. He also said that Ajit Pawar has assured him of full cooperation. "In view of the...
  • Maharashtra CM accepts Ajit Pawar's resignation September 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Ending the fiveday political drama in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday accepted Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar's resignation. The resignation has also been accepted by Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan. "The Governor has accepted Ajit Pawar's resignation as recommended by the Chief Minister," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson...
  • Sharad Pawar meets Ajit Pawar with other NCP leaders September 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar met his nephew Ajit Pawar and senior NCP leaders ahead of the party legislators meet to resolve the political crisis in Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule and Union Minister Praful Patel were also present at the meeting. This was the first...
  • Maharashtra crisis: CM Chavan meets Congress MLAs September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met his top Congress legislators on Thursday to discuss Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's resignation offer. The Congress has denied that the resignation drama is an NCP ploy to put pressure on the Congress. But Chavan baiters Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan did not...
  • No going back on Ajit's resignation: Sharad Pawar September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said that there is no going back on Ajit Pawar's resignation as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar also told IBN Network that his family was united and there were no differences. Sharad Pawar said that Ajit Pawar took the...
  • After Ajit Pawar, BJP linked to Maha irrigation scam September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Two days after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar resigned as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister over allegations of corruption, it now emerges that the Bharatiya Janata Party may have benefitted from the scam. CNNIBN has accessed letters that show that BJP President Nitin Gadkari's aide Ajay Sancheti got...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Cong MLAs tomorrow September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Amid perception in some quarters that resignation of NCP leader Ajit Pawar as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister was aimed at dislodging him, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is meeting Congress legislators in Mumbai on Thursday. "This will not be a formal meeting, but the chief minister would be meeting party...
  • Live: 'NCP wants Maharashtra CM Chavan replaced' September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: 3:20 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will meet Congress MLAs on Thursday to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra. 3:00 pm: The Nationalist Congress Party wants Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to be replaced, according to sources. However, Congress sources say that there is no question of calling back...
  • Maharashtra: NCP not keen on keeping Deputy CM's post September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar resigned from the post of the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the party has said that it is not keen on keeping the Deputy Chief Minister's post in Maharshtra. NCP leader Praful Patel has said that there will be...
  • What forced Ajit Pawar to put in his papers? September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra has been plunged into a political crisis after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday. While Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has denied any threat to the CongressNCP coalition in the state. The NCP is...
  • NCP to authorise Sharad Pawar to decide the next step September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The NCP is expected to pass a resolution authorising its chief Sharad Pawar to decide the future course after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar had said on Tuesday that there was no threat to the ruling CongressNCP coalition in Maharashtra. Some NCP...
  • Sharad Pawar denies crisis as Maharashtra Dy CM resigns September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A political crisis is unfolding in Maharashtra after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister over allegations of corruption. While other NCP Ministers have followed suit, party chief Sharad Pawar says there's no threat to the state government. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to accept the...
  • BJP to contest 26 LS seats, Sena 22 in Maharashtra March 13, 2009

    Mumbai: After days of haggling and weathering anxious moments, BJP and Shiv Sena today entered into a seatsharing pact in Maharashtra with the national party to contest from 26 Lok Sabha seats and its longterm saffron ally to put up candidates from the rest of the 22 constituencies. The deal came...