Prithviraj Chavan

  • Chavan's decisions will be probed if NCP comes to power: Ajit Pawar 22 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Taking on Congress after their bitter split, NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said some decisions taken by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be probed if his party came to power after the polls and ruled out any post-election truck with his estranged ally. The former Deputy Chief...
  • NCP withdrew support in Maharashtra with eye on Union Cabinet: Prithviraj Chavan Yesterday

    Tuljapur: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday charged that NCP had withdrawn support to his government with an eye on Union Cabinet berths and as part of a "game plan" worked out with BJP. "NCP has given the state (which is under central rule) to BJP by withdrawing...
  • Maharashtra polls: Prithviraj Chavan lacked coalition mindset, says Sharad Pawar 2 days ago

    Pune: Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress chief minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics". Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Pawar said, "The previous Congress chief ministers who led...
  • Maharashtra elections: I tried to save the Congress-NCP alliance, says Prithviraj Chavan 3 days ago

    Former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan who turned in his resignation on Friday accused former ally NCP of conspiring with opposition BJP and alleged that the two parties had a gameplan prior to the split. Chavan said that he tried to salvage the 15-year-old alliance between the NCP and...
  • 7,666 candidates file nomination for Maharashtra Assembly elections 4 days ago

    Mumbai: As many as 7,666 candidates have filed their nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies. The nomination process ended on Saturday with 7,666 candidates filing their papers, state electoral office said on Sunday. The highest 91 nominations...
  • Governor had asked Shiv Sena, BJP if they can form interim government 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Before imposition of President's rule in Maharashtra, Governor Vidyasagar Rao had written separate letters to Shiv Sena and BJP seeking to know if they could form an interim government in the state after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned on Friday. The 25-year-old BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had split on September 25...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Over 7,000 candidates file nomination 4 days ago

    Mumbai: As many as 7,401 candidates have filed nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies. The nomination process ended on Saturday with approximately 7,401 candidates filing their papers, state electoral office said Sunday. The final list of candidates...
  • Pranab Mukherjee clears imposition of President's Rule in Maharashtra: sources 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Two days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday cleared the imposition of the President's Rule in the poll-bound state. The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and recommended President Rule for Maharashtra. Chavan resigned from his chief minister's post...
  • Maharashtra: NCP broke alliance with Congress as it was cosying up to BJP, says Prithviraj Chavan 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as the Union Cabinet recommended President's Rule in poll-bound Maharashtra after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned following the end of the 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state, Chavan blamed the NCP for the breakup. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Chavan claimed that the NCP broke the...
  • Union Cabinet recommends President's Rule in Maharashtra after CM Chavan quits 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A special meeting of the Union Cabinet to discuss the political situation of Maharashtra on Saturday recommended President Rule for Maharashtra. The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, just a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post following...
  • Congress betrayed SP by backtracking on alliance: Abu Azmi 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Accusing the Congress of betrayal, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Saturday said the former backtracked on alliance with his party as Congress' central leadership was not keen on it. Addressing a press conference, Azmi, the state president of Samajwadi Party, said Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress President...
  • Maharashtra Governor recommends President's rule in state, Cabinet likely to give consent 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post, a special meeting of the Union Cabinet has been convened on Saturday evening to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra. According to sources, Maharashtra Governor CV Rao has recommended President's rule in the state. "The Union Cabinet...
  • Maharashtra CM's resignation accepted by Governor 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and asked him to continue till "alternative arrangements" are made, a statement from the Raj Bhavan said. Chavan tendered the resignation on Friday after his government was reduced to a minority as the ally NCP...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress calls off alliance with Samajwadi Party 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Two days after the Nationalist Congress Party broke its 15-year-old alliance with the Congress, the alliance trouble continues to haunt the latter. The Congress on Saturday called off its alliance with the Samajwadi Party ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. SP leaders said that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan called them...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan quits after NCP pulls out of government ahead of Assembly elections 6 days ago

    Maharashtra: With just a few days to go for Maharahstra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday submitted his resignation to Governor CV Rao after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) broke ties with Congress and pulled out of the state government. Chavan's government had been reduced to a minority...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress will ally with SP, says Prithviraj Chavan 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday announced to call off its ties with the Congress, the Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan informed that the Congress will go into assembly polls along with Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party. The ruling party in the state said that although they offered ten more seats...
  • Alliance difficult if conditions are impossible: Prithviraj Chavan 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said that the alliance with NCP for next month's Assembly elections would be difficult to sew up if "impossible" conditions were laid down. "Congress is keen on continuing the alliance with NCP to keep the communal forces at bay. But if impossible conditions...
  • Modi not a factor, BJP should declare its face in Maharashtra: CM Prithviraj Chavan September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Daring BJP to name its leader for Maharashtra polls, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday took a jibe at the party for seeking votes in Narendra Modi's name when it will be the Chief Minister and not the Prime Minister who will be taking day-to-day decisions in the state. As...
  • Maharashtra elections: Congress, NCP seat-sharing talks inconclusive September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress and National Congress Party held talks to try and iron out their differences over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Congress said that the first round of meeting on Tuesday morning was inconclusive. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane told reporters that the two sides have decided to meet...
  • Congress hints at going alone in Maharashtra as seat sharing tussle with NCP continues September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The seat sharing tussle between the Congress and National Congress Party continues to rock the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has hinted at Congress contesting alone in the upcoming polls if a consensus is not reached. The remarks came after Chaven held a late night emergency meeting...
  • NCP, Congress will hold discussion on seat sharing issue: Prithviraj Chavan September 22, 2014

    NCP will hold more discussions with the Congress top brass regarding the seat sharing issue, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Congress and its ally in Maharashtra, NCP is waging a bitter battle over seat sharing in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections....
  • Maharashtra polls: No decision on seat sharing yet, NCP, Congress to hold separate meetings September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party's core committee will meet on Monday as its seat sharing deadlock with the Congress for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continues. The Congress has refused to toe NCP's ultimatum saying it can give only 124 seats to the NCP instead of the 144 demanded by the...
  • NCP core panel meet on Monday to decide on deadlock with Congress September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting pressure on ally Congress over the deadlock regarding seat sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, NCP on Sunday said a meeting of its core committee in Mumbai on Monday will take a final call on the matter even as it asserted that it is sticking to its...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of CongressNCP, Shiv SenaBJP alliance, must stick together for power September 17, 2014

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the CongressNCP combine and the BJPShiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • Shiv Sena questions Prithviraj Chavan's experience, calls Rahul a 'loser' September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's criticism of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has not gone down well with the saffron party which on Monday blasted the Congress leader. After the two leaders participated in an event organised by a TV channel on Saturday, Chavan had said that Uddhav lacked the...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 192122. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, VicePresident Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP discuss prospects of pre and post poll tieup September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: With the seatsharing talks between coalition partners Congress and NCP remaining stuck ahead of October 15 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that parleys are on to decide whether a prepoll or a postpoll alliance is suited for the ruling partners. "The forthcoming Assembly elections will be...
  • Live blog: Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15, counting on October 19 September 12, 2014

    While Haryana has 90 Assembly seats, Maharashtra has 288 seats. Maharashtra is ruled by CongressNCP combine....