Congress has rejected ally Shiv Sena (UBT)’s demand for 23 seats in Maharashtra for the Lok Sabha elections next year. The development came after leaders met to discuss seat sharing among the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi partners — Shiv Sena (UBT), Congress and NCP — for the Lok Sabha polls. The Shiv Sena, split into two factions, laid claim to 23… Continue reading "Congress rejects Uddhav Sena’s 23-seat demand in Maharashtra"
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met Sharad Pawar at the NCP president’s residence in an apparent show of support for the veteran leader amid a rebellion in his party. Soon after Pawar addressed the media following his party’s working committee meeting, Gandhi reached 6, Janpath, the official residence of the NCP veteran. Speaking after a national executive meeting in… Continue reading "Amid NCP war, Rahul Gandhi meets Sharad Pawar"
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next kin of the deceased and free treatment for those injured in the bus accident in Buldhana on the Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway on Saturday. Shinde has announced the compensation from the Chief Minister’s relief fund. “Expressing condolences to the deceased and their families in… Continue reading "Maharashtra CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia to bus accident victims"
The Bombay High court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation seeking a disproportionate assets case against former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and his family, observing that it sought a “roving enquiry”. The High Court also imposed a cost of ₹ 25,000 on the petitioners holding that the PIL was bereft of any evidence and that it was nothing… Continue reading "Bombay High Court rejects PIL against Uddhav Thackeray in DA case"
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has approached the Election Commission of India (EC), in what may be considered as the final bid to stake claim over all of Shiv Sena. In a letter to the EC, Shinde’s faction states that a majority of Shiv Sena leaders have come together and formed new executive body after dissolving the one appointed by Uddhav… Continue reading "Eknath Shinde stakes claim over all of Shiv Sena"
A day after Eknath Shinde won the Vote of Confidence in the Maharashtra Assembly, Shiv Sena today termed the victory as “stolen majority” and said that it was “not the belief of the people” of the state. The party also took a jibe at Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking who was the person who stopped him from taking oath… Continue reading "Eknath Shinde’s victory is “stolen majority”: Shiv Sena"
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde proved his government’s majority in the Assembly today. This caps two weeks of political surprises that split the Shiv Sena and brought down the Uddhav Thackeray government. Aaditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, voted against the whip issued by the Shiv Sena chief whip Bharat Gogawale, appointed last night, and may face… Continue reading "Eknath Shinde proves majority in Maharashtra Assembly"
Uddhav Thackeray has removed newly appointed Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde from the post of Shiv Sena leader in the party organisation. In a letter issued by the party, Thackeray said that Shinde has been indulging in “anti-party activities” and has voluntarily given up his membership. The Shinde faction has declared in the Supreme Court that they are the real… Continue reading "Uddhav Thackeray removes Eknath Shinde from party"
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray moved back to “Matoshree” — his family home — from his official residence “Varsha” on Wednesday, shortly after delivering an emotional speech for the rebels led by Eknath Shinde. Late in the evening, a huge crowd assembled outside Matoshree in a show of solidarity. Videos from the spot showed the car having trouble negotiating through… Continue reading "Uddhav Thackeray vacates official residence"
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today left the Vidhan Bhavan premises without completing his address to the joint session of the state Legislature amid slogan-shouting by legislators. State NCP president and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil claimed legislators of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) shouted slogans in praise of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, while BJP legislators raised… Continue reading "Maharashtra Governor leaves Legislature amid slogan-shouting"