"Nightlife is not a proper word for what we have decided today. It's Mumbai 24x7 service for selected areas of the city. The date of its implementation is yet to be decided. We are looking for safe and secure places. We will keep police arrangements in mind," Chavan said.
The remarks were purportedly made by the PWD Minister while addressing an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in Nanded in Marathwada region of the state recently.
Congress's Ashok Chavan spoke to reporters after a meeting of leaders of the ruling coalition of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress here.
Large parts of the country, especially West Bengal and the north-east, saw widespread protests after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) was enacted last week.
There needs to be balance among the three parties that have formed the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government led by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, he told news channel ABP Majha.
Chavan's remarks came hours after Ajit Pawar, who had joined hands with the BJP on Saturday, on Sunday tweeted that he was still with the NCP and that Sharad Pawar continued to be his leader.
Chavan had submitted his resignation to the party leadership after the Congress recorded its worst ever performance in Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha elections, winning just one seat.
This has been conveyed to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), said state Congress chief Ashok Chavan.
Listing Amita Chavan’s name for the Nanded seat has sparked speculation that Ashok Chavan may skip the Lok Sabha polls to focus on the assembly polls scheduled for September-October
Addressing aBanjara community rally in Solapur district, around 350km from here, the former chief minister said the Fadnavis government has "failed" to solve the problems being faced by farmers.
Chavan also asked Fadnavis to apologise to the people of the state over his remark.
Chavan is the Maharashtra unit chief of the Congress and sitting MP from Nanded Lok Sabha constituency.
In a significant move, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi appointed his sister Priyanka as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. She will take over her new assignment from the first week of February.
Accusing the BJP of being power drunk, Chavan said the Congress never used arrogant language like the BJP despite being in power for decades.
The Lok Sabha MP from Nanded also hit out at the Shiv Sena, saying it has been "helpless for power" and charged the party with politicising the Ram temple issue for it has no performance to show to seek votes.
State Congress chief Ashok Chavan demanded a probe to find out if there were any irregularities in the spending of these funds.
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan broke a 'dahi handi' (an earthen pot), symbolising the alleged 'sins' of the two governments, while leading the protest at Karad here in the state.
Maharashtra sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the second largest contributor after Uttar Pradesh (80 seats).
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan said the falling rupee was an Independence Day "gift" to the people of India from the BJP- led NDA government.
"Modi doesn't have the moral right to speak on democracy as he has imposed an undeclared emergency in the last four years," Chavan said on a day the PM targetted the Congress and the Gandhi family over imposition of the Emergency 43 years ago.
The former Maharashtra CM was reacting on a decision by the state to buy over a lakh books on Prime Minister Narendra Modi which are expected to be handed out to students, for extra reading, by the end of the month.
A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Sadhana Jadhav ruled that though the CBI had claimed to be in possession of fresh evidence against Chavan at the time of seeking the sanction, it "failed to present any fresh evidence."
The opposition Congress and NCP leaders who have launched a state-wide 'Sangharsh Yatra' campaign to press their demand of farm loan waiver addressed a rally at Nampur in Nashik district. NCP leader Ajit Pawar said the farmers were facing hardships due to mounting debt.
State Congress chief Ashok Chavan told reporters here today that his party will contest the graduate constituencies of Amravati and Nashik and the teachers constituency of Nagpur, while NCP will contest the Aurangabad teachers seat.