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Tag: Ncp

Odisha: Congress, Left, NCP, SP To Observe Bandh From 6 AM To 6 PM; BJD lends moral support

Bhubaneswar: Extending support to nationwide strike call given by various farmers’ unions, the Congress party in Odisha, the State units of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Samajwadi party (SP) have decided to observe the Bandh in State from 6 am to 6pm on Thursday. The leaders of these parties took […]

Maharashtra 'Phone Tapping' Row Hots Up; Devendra Fadnavis Rejects Charge

Mumbai: A political slugfest broke out in Maharashtra over Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s allegation that phones of Congress-NCP leaders were tapped by the previous BJP regime during 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls as ex-chief minister Devendra Fadnavis stoutly rejected the charge on Friday. A day after Deshmukh made the sensational claim and ordered a […]

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 […]

Thackeray-Led Govt Passes Floor Test; BJP MLAs Skip Voting

Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday. The BJP, with 105 MLAs, staged a walkout before headcount of members began in the 288-member House. The boycott, it said, was against the “unlawful manner” in which the ministers were sworn […]

Sena-NCP-Congress Aghadi Announces 'Secular, All-Inclusive' CMP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress on Thursday afternoon announced a “secular, all-inclusive Common Minimum Programme” which will serve as the guiding principle for the Maha Vikas Aghadi government which will take office on Thursday, top party leaders said. The CMP focuses on farmers, unemployment, girls and women, besides industry, health, social justice and other […]

Speaker Post For Congress, Deputy CM For NCP: Praful Patel

Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi late on Wednesday decided that the coveted post of Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly will go to the Congress and Deputy Chief Minister’s post will be held by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), senior NCP leader Praful Patel said. Additionally, the post of Deputy Speaker will also go to the […]

Maha Govt: Sena, NCP Likely Have 15 Ministers Each, Cong 13

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and NCP are likely to get 15 ministerial berths each in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, sources said on Wednesday. The Congress is likely to get 13 ministerial berths plus the Speaker’s post. The Sena will hold the CM’s post for full five years, sources added. Sena president Uddhav Thackeray […]

Uddhav Thackeray Formally Chosen As New Maharashtra CM

Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav B. Thackeray was unanimously elected as chief of the ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ on Tuesday evening, paving the way for his becoming the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Thackeray’s name was proposed by Nationalist Congress Party state President Jayant Patil and Congress state President Balasaheb Thorat at a meeting of all […]

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis Quits After 4 Days In Office

Mumbai: In a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday quit, hours after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar submitted his resignation, four days after they were sworn-in early morning of November 23. “Ajit Pawar handed in his resignation this morning. So we don’t have the requisite numbers to […]

'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 […]

NCP-BJP Govt Will Stay, Says Ajit Pawar; Sharad Hits Back

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Sunday hit back at nephew and rebel leader Ajit Pawar for claiming that the party had formed an alliance government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra. “There is no question of forming an alliance with the BJP. The NCP has unanimously decided to ally with Shiv […]

I Am With NCP, Sharad Pawar Our Leader: Ajit Pawar

Mumbai: A day after his stunning volte-face, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday said he was still with the NCP, adding Sharad Pawar continued to be his leader. In a series of tweets after thanking BJP leaders for their congratulatory messages, Ajit Pawar also said the “BJP- NCP alliance” will provide a stable […]

NCP Informs Guv Of Ajit Pawar's Replacement As Legislature Wing Leader

Mumbai: NCP leader Jayant Patil went to the Raj Bhawan on Sunday with a letter to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to inform him about the replacement of Ajit Pawar as the legislature party leader. The governor is not in Mumbai, a Raj Bhawan official told PTI. Pawar was removed as the NCP’s legislature unit leader […]

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 […]

Ajit Pawar Sacked As NCP Legislature Party Leader

Mumbai: In drastic action, the Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday evening sacked rebel legislator Ajit Pawar as NCP Legislature Party chief and replaced him with its state President Jayant Patil. A NCP meeting in which NCP President Sharad Pawar, top leaders and legislators were present, also resolved that all powers of Ajit Pawar to issue […]

Shiv Sena Floats New Names For CM But NCP Insists On Uddhav

New Delhi: After Shiv Sena youth leader Aditya Thackeray’s name did not find any takers for the Chief Minister’s post, the party proposed the names of Subhash Desai and Eknath Shinde but the NCP has rejected them and insisted that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes over the top post, sources said. A source told IANS […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oppn Doing Politics, Any Party Can Stake Claim Even Now In Maha If It Has Numbers: Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the opposition of doing “outright politics” over the Centre’s decision to impose President’s rule in Maharashtra, and asserted that any party can even now stake claim before the governor to form a new government in the state if it has a majority. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari […]

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 […]

Waiting For Cong To Decide On Backing Sena Govt In Maha: NCP

Mumbai: The NCP on Monday said it was waiting for the Congress to take a call on supporting a Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra, and would take a decision jointly with the grand old party. Addressing a press conference here, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik said most of the Congress MLAs in Maharashtra […]

Pawar, Uddhav Meet Over Maharashtra Govt Formation

Mumbai: As the Shiv Sena snapped ties with the BJP-led NDA, party chief Uddhav Thackeray accompanied by his son Aditya called on Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here, ostensibly seeking the latter’s support to form the government in Maharashtra, here on Monday. According to sources on both sides, the trio met privately in a […]

Kaun Banega Crorepati Lands Into Trouble, Boycott_KBC_SonyTv Trends On Twitter

Mumbai: While #Boycott_KBC_SonyTv trended on Twitter, supporters of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) gathered outside the Sony channel office in Mumbai’s Malad area on Friday to stage protest against “Kaun Banega Crorepati” and Sony TV, the channel airing the popular quiz show. A section of KBC viewers is upset over Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj […]