Vinod Tawde

  • Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena MPs to meet Railway Minister on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Apprehensive about an adverse fallout of the hike in train fares in the coming assembly polls, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from Maharashtra will meet Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in Delhi on Tuesday to "convey strong sentiments of commuters". "We will convey to the minister the strong sentiments of the...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP threaten to disrupt governor's budget speech February 23, 2014

    The opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to disrupt Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan's budget session speech Monday over four crucial issues, including the Adarsh Society scam. The opposition boycotted Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's customary session-eve tea party Sunday evening and demanded replies to four crucial issues, including rejection of...
  • BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was...
  • Police serve liquor to Sanjay Dutt inside Yerwada jail, alleges BJP December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde on Saturday alleged that jailed actor Sanjay Dutt was served liquor inside the jail by the policemen. Sanjay Dutt was lodged in Yerwada jail, Pune, in the 1993 boms blasts case. The actor is currently out on a 30-day...
  • BJP demands modernisation of Jain, Sanskrit schools September 5, 2013

    Hitting out at the Maharashtra government for approving a proposal to allocate funds to modernise madrasas (Islamic seminaries) in the state, the BJP on Thursday demanded Rs five lakh each for the Jain, Vaishnav and Sanskrit schools. The government's decision to grant funds for the modernisation of madarsas is a move...
  • Rajnath seeks PM's intervention in tackling drought April 2, 2013

    Jalna: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in tackling the severe drought in Maharashtra. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not serious about tackling drought. Singh should tour the drought-hit areas and give some relief to people," Rajnath told reporters at Bhakarwadi village...
  • Maharashtra: BJP leader objects to use of water for IPL April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: With just two days to go for its sixth season, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is already surrounded by controversies. Maharashtra Opposition leader Vinod Tawde has objected to the use of water in stadiums in the drought-hit state. Tawde argues that pitch maintenance in these stadiums will consume 60,000...