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Tag: Maharashtra Government Formation

BJP's Pravin Darekar New Leader Of Opposition In Maha Council

Nagpur: Pravin Darekar of the BJP was on Monday appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Cabinet minister Subhash Desai of the Shiv Sena was appointed as the leader of the legislative council by chairman Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar. The winter session of the state legislature is currently underway in Nagpur. Darekar […]

Devendra Fadnavis Elected Maharashtra Leader Of Opposition

Mumbai: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was elected unopposed as the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, here on Sunday. Speaker Nana F. Patole announced the name of Fadnavis to the prestigious post amid applause and thumping of desks by the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi members and the opposition benches. […]

'Grand Show At Grand Hyatt' Becomes Cynosure Of Maha Politics

Mumbai: This wasn’t a “political fashion show” but certainly one, unlike any other, Maharashtra has seen. The luxury hotel in suburban Mumbai, host to many fashion shows, including the biggest one in the country, on Monday, saw the “parade” of Shiv Sena-NCP and Congress MLAs. The event came a day before the Supreme Court passes […]

Ajit Pawar Off The Hook In 9 Irrigation Scam Cases

Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday closed investigations in some of the cases pertaining to the infamous “irrigation scam” in the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) when it was headed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, officials said here. The ACB has shut the investigations into at least nine cases in which Ajit Pawar […]

SC To Hear Sena-Congress-NCP Plea On Maha Floor Test On Sunday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition by Shiv Sena-Congress-National Congress Party seeking a floor test within 24 hours to avoid horse-trading and “illegal manoeuvres” in Maharashtra at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday. The petitioners moved the apex court on Saturday evening seeking an urgent hearing following which the court authorities confirmed […]

4 of 10 MLAs who went with Ajit returned: Nawab Malik

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik on Saturday claimed that during the oath-taking ceremony of Ajit Pawar at the Raj Bhawan here 10 rebel MLAs were present, out of which four have returned to the party fold. Speaking to reporters Malik said, “Meeting of the NCP MLAs has been called at 4 p.m. […]

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis is new Maharashtra CM & NCP's Ajit Pawar is Dy CM

Maharashtra: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra while NCP’s Ajit Pawar took oath as Deputy CM. The oath was administered to the duo by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at a function in Raj Bhavan held around 8 AM in the presence of a few BJP and NCP leaders, […]

PM Modi Praises BJD, NCP In Rajya Sabha For Adhering To Parliamentary Norms

New Delhi: Speaking on the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised BJD and NCP for deciding to stay away from the well of the House and wonderfully adhering to the parliamentary norms. PM Modi praised the NCP, a party that has emerged as a kingmaker in Maharashtra, sparking speculation amid […]

Final Decision On Maha Govt Formation In Next 2 Days: NCP

Pune: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has said that a final decision on the formation of the next government in Maharashtra by the proposed Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena ally will be taken in the next couple of days. Nawab Malik, National spokesperson of the NCP, told mediapersons that NCP President Sharad Pawar will meet interim Congress President […]

Shiv Sena Will Rule Maharashtra For 25 Years: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai: A day after the Common Minimum Programme of the upcoming allies, Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress, was finalized, Sena MP Sanjay Raut here on Friday asserted that his party “will rule Maharashtra for 25 years”. In his media chat, Raut was asked about the crucial Chief Minister’s post, to which he declared: “Why only five years? We […]

For Lending Support, Congress Wants Shiv Sena To Shed Hindutva

New Delhi: The Congress, which is in talks with its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over government formation in Maharashtra, is treading cautiously in preparing the common minimum programme (CMP) before committing to the Shiv Sena and wants the latter to shed its Hindutva ideology and take a secular stand. According to Congress sources, the […]

President's Rule Imposed In Maharashtra Amid Political Impasse

New Delhi: President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra on Tuesday evening amid a stalemate over government formation after the assembly polls last month. The Union Cabinet had earlier in the day recommended President’s rule in the state after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari submitted a report in this regard, officials said. President Ram Nath Kovind has […]

Shiv Sena Moves SC Against Governor's Decision

New Delhi: The Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court, seeking a hearing against the Maharashtra Governor’s decision not allocating three days to get letters of support from NCP & Congress to stake claim on the formation of the government. The apex court registry is yet to get a nod from the CJI on listing […]

Maharashtra Governor Invites NCP To Form Govt

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari late on Monday invited the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form the next government in the state, the partys national spokesperson Nawab Malik said. “Our delegation has been invited by the Governor and the indication is that a letter of invitation will be given to us. Tomorrow we shall discuss […]

Congress To Back Shiv Sena-Led Govt In Maharashtra

Mumbai: In a watershed development in state politics, the Congress will support a Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra, sources in all state parties said. The development came after a hectic day crowned by Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi first speaking with Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, then faxing a letter of support to the […]

Maharashtra Governor Invites Shiv Sena To Form Government

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Sunday evening invited the Shiv Sena, the second largest party in the new assembly, to indicate willingness and ability to form the next state government, an official said. The developments came barely hours after the largest single entity, Bharatiya Janata Party, conceded that it was not in a position […]

BJP Not To Form Govt In Maha, Blames Shiv Sena For Disrespecting Mandate

Mumbai: The BJP on Sunday announced that it would not form government in Maharashtra in view of the ally Shiv Sena’s stand to not join them in the efforts. Announcing the BJP’s decision, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil accused the Uddhav Thackeray-led party, which is adamant on its demand for a rotational chief ministership, of […]

BJP Must Grab Governor's Offer To Form Govt In Maha: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Sunday advised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to grab the Governor’s offer to explore possibilities and willingness to form the government in Maharashtra. “We welcome the Governor’s decision… The BJP is claiming it has the numbers to form the government. They should take advantage of this,” Sena MP Sanjay Raut […]

Governor Invites BJP To Form Govt In Maharashtra

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday evening invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — the single-largest party — to indicate its willingness to form the next government, barely four hours before the tenure of the state Assembly expires at midnight. “The Governor today asked Devendra Fadnavis, the leader of the elected members of the […]

Sonia rules out alliance with Sena in Maharashtra

New Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has refused to extend support to the Shiv Sena for forming the state government in Maharashtra, sources said here on Monday. Sonia Gandhi’s refusal to partner with the Shiv Sena comes hours after Nationalist Congress President (NCP) Sharad Pawar met her in New Delhi amid the stalemate between […]