"Was there a need for demonetisation just to achieve cashless transactions? Did the black money come out," Chavan said.
Describing the decision of making Section 17 of the Act effective from September 16 (midnight of September 15/16) as an "unprecedented blunder", he said the Local Body Tax (LBT) and Octroi collection (in Maharashtra) must stop forthwith and taxes collected since September 16 be returned.
During the Congress-led UPA, Rs 1,500 crore had been allocated to Maharashtra alone, but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley provided only Rs 5,700 crore for PMKSY for the whole country in his budget, Chavan said.
Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, who was also MoS in the PMO, said the mounting NPAs was an indication to this effect
Amid the controversy over a meeting between Mumbai Police commissioner Rakesh Maria and former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi in London, former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has denied any knowledge about the same.
Expressing the willingness of his government to consider the 52 amendments moved by members, he hoped that Rural Development Minister Birender Singh will look into the possibility of reducing the land for industrial corridors being planned to boost manufacturing sector in the country.
Funeral ceremony at his village Tasgaon tomorrow at 12pm.
"Why should any sanction be necessary? We would make a framework...where preliminary inquiry is done and there is a prima facie evidence, no sanction should be taken. We would change the law," Fadnavis told a news channel today.
Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the party has recovered some of the lost ground after its poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, but could not do so as per expectations.
On the 15th of October, 4,119 candidates across 288 constituencies will battle for votes. CNBC-TV18's reporting team briefs on the 4-pronged battle between the Congress, NCP, BJP and Shiv Sena along with the low-lying MNS that could checkmate all of them.
Heavy floods and rainfall triggered landslides in the Udhampur district of Jammu. Rescue workers pulled out seven bodies in the Pancheri area of Udhampur. But 40 people are feared trapped under the debris. Nearly 25 houses were buried in the landslide.
According to sources, in his letter to PM, Chavan has requested for a meeting of chief ministers of five states to find solution on Tata and Adani Power‘s compensatory tariff dispute.
The monorail project has been executed by a consortium of engineering major Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) and Malaysian firm Scomi Engineering and owned and operated by MMRDA.
Political workers of MNS went on rampage, vandalizing toll booths, after the party chief urged them not to pay road toll at a rally in Navi Mumbai.
Defending Maharashtra government‘s move to cut power tariff he said, "People would say that this move was because of something which happened in Delhi, not true at all."
From India, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla will not be attending the meet, despite his initial confirmation. Besides, his compatriots Chanda kochhar and Anand Mahindra had already decided to skip this year's WEF annual extravaganza despite being regulars here for the many past years.
Maharashtra chief minister, Prithviraj Chavan is keen on leaving his stamp on Mumbai‘s skyline, which explains the modified set of development control rules or DCR announced by the State Urban Development Authority for the greater Mumbai region.
The review of the state cabinet's decision of December 20 followed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's disapproval of the decision of the state government to reject the commission report.
In a letter to Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, Nirupam sought investigation into the cost structure and pricing mechanism of power distribution companies and likely cartelisation.
Since the morning, the residents parked their vehicles near the gate, blocking access. They said they would not allow civic staff to enter the premises. The civic squad has brought along heavy demolition equipment, and is geared to undertake disconnection of electricity and water supply.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting in New Delhi on November 13 to discuss over the bottlenecks in the progress of the greenfield airport at Panvel in Navi Mumbai.
The branch-on-wheels is yet another step to expand the reach to villages devoid of banking facilities
Infrastructure projects in Maharashtra are giving their best to break the shackles. In fact, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan says that projects worth Rs 5,000 crore will get an approval in this year.
In an attempt to boost crucial infrastructure projects in Maharahstra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has announced that projects to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore will be approved in 2013.
Chavan said that he has discussed the plan with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Finance Minister P Chidambaram.