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  • Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ajit Pawar included, Prithviraj Chavan excluded — Here's all the hits and misses Dec 31, 2019 05:38 PM IST

    Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ajit Pawar included, Prithviraj Chavan excluded — Here's all the hits and misses

    Leaders and legislators particularly from the Congress and Shiv Sena, sources said, are feeling slighted for various reasons

  • Maharashtra: Discontent in Maha Vikas Aghadi over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Dec 11, 2019 02:57 PM IST

    Maharashtra: Discontent in Maha Vikas Aghadi over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

    The Shiv Sena, which supported the bill in Lok Sabha, has left the government guessing over its stance, and might even oppose it in Rajya Sabha

  • Explained | A week after coming to power, new government puts old projects on radar in Maharashtra Dec 09, 2019 03:56 PM IST

    Explained | A week after coming to power, new government puts old projects on radar in Maharashtra

    BJP leaders in the state have said that it did not come as a surprise to the party that the first thing the new government decided to look into was the slew of projects undertaken by the previous government

  • Talks on portfolio allocation in Maharashtra expected by December 16: Mallikarjun Kharge Dec 06, 2019 08:25 AM IST

    Talks on portfolio allocation in Maharashtra expected by December 16: Mallikarjun Kharge

    Kharge, who is the party's in-charge for Maharashtra, also said that "the start of the (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress) alliance government has been smooth".

  • PM Modi's offer to make me Cabinet minister reflects magnanimity, but couldn't happen: Supriya Sule Dec 04, 2019 07:31 AM IST

    PM Modi's offer to make me Cabinet minister reflects magnanimity, but couldn't happen: Supriya Sule

    When asked about Ajit Pawar’s role in the new Maharashtra government, Supriya Sule said he is the senior leader of the NCP

  • Maharashtra government formation: What Sharad Pawar's comments on meeting PM Modi may mean Dec 03, 2019 04:35 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: What Sharad Pawar's comments on meeting PM Modi may mean

    The meet, coming as it did during high political drama in Maharashtra over government formation, sparked speculations of Pawar joining forces with the BJP

  • Fadnavis made CM for 80 hours to 'protect' Rs 40,000 crore central funds: BJP’s Anantkumar Hegde Dec 02, 2019 10:49 AM IST

    Fadnavis made CM for 80 hours to 'protect' Rs 40,000 crore central funds: BJP’s Anantkumar Hegde

    The comment comes days after Fadnavis resigned, barely 80 hours after taking oath for the second time as Maharashtra's chief minister, and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took over as the new chief minister

  • Congress leader Nana Patole set to be Maharashtra Speaker as BJP nominee withdraws Dec 01, 2019 10:35 AM IST

    Congress leader Nana Patole set to be Maharashtra Speaker as BJP nominee withdraws

    The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government passed the floor test in the state Assembly on November 30.

  • Maharashtra floor test: Nana Patole to be Congress candidate for Speaker's election Nov 30, 2019 12:10 PM IST

    Maharashtra floor test: Nana Patole to be Congress candidate for Speaker's election

    The Uddhav Thackeray-led government will face floor test today.

  • Politics | Why Congress is the biggest loser in Maharashtra Nov 29, 2019 02:21 PM IST

    Politics | Why Congress is the biggest loser in Maharashtra

    By tying up as a junior partner to both the Shiv Sena and the NCP in Maharashtra, in a state where the Congress has ruled for 50 years since its formation in 1960, the grand old party has virtually shot itself in the foot in the crucial state.

  • How will Gandhis explain tie-up with Shiv Sena, asks Amit Shah Nov 28, 2019 09:02 PM IST

    How will Gandhis explain tie-up with Shiv Sena, asks Amit Shah

    Amit Shah asserted that the BJP had never indulged in horse-trading or even attempted it; instead it was the Congress that "bought the entire stable".

  • From professional lensman to CM, Uddhav Thackeray comes a long way Nov 28, 2019 07:36 PM IST

    From professional lensman to CM, Uddhav Thackeray comes a long way

    Thackeray, 59, otherwise considered an affable, mild-mannered politician, displayed combative traits of his father, Sena founder Bal Thackeray, in dealing with one-time senior ally BJP on the demand for rotational chief ministership just after assembly poll results were announced on October 24.

  • Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra Nov 28, 2019 07:19 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

    Uddhav took over as chief minister over a month after results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections were declared on October 24.

  • Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress release Common Minimum Programme, promise to waive off farm loans Nov 28, 2019 04:38 PM IST

    Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress release Common Minimum Programme, promise to waive off farm loans

    Focusing on women’s issues, the CMP said, “Women’s safety shall be the highest priority for this government.” It added that free education will be given to girls from the economically weaker section.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Won't take oath as minister today, says Ajit Pawar Nov 28, 2019 02:36 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Won't take oath as minister today, says Ajit Pawar

    "I will not take oath today. Only Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil will take oath as ministers from the NCP," Ajit Pawar told reporters after a meeting of NCP leaders at party chief Sharad Pawar's residence here.

  • Maharashtra government formation: I will take oath as minister, says Chhagan Bhujbal Nov 28, 2019 01:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: I will take oath as minister, says Chhagan Bhujbal

    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is set to be sworn in as the chief minister at a ceremony to be held at the Shivaji Park in Mumbai's Dadar area in the evening.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Uddhav Thackeray to be 8th CM to take oath while not being MLA/MLC Nov 28, 2019 01:07 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Uddhav Thackeray to be 8th CM to take oath while not being MLA/MLC

    Congress leaders A R Antulay, Vasantdada Patil, Shivajirao Nilangekar-Patil, Shankarrao Chavan, Sushilkumar Shinde and Prithviraj Chavan are among the leaders who were not members of any of the state legislature Houses when they occupied the top post.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Shiv Sena lauds Sharad Pawar, dubs him 'margdarshak' of Maha Vikas Aghadi Nov 28, 2019 11:43 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Shiv Sena lauds Sharad Pawar, dubs him 'margdarshak' of Maha Vikas Aghadi

    Though the Shiv Sena espouses the Hindutva ideology, it formed the 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' alliance with the NCP and Congress when the Uddhav Thackeray-led party fell out with the BJP over the issue of sharing the chief minister's post after the last month's Assembly elections.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil, Balasaheb Thorat likely to take oath as ministers Nov 28, 2019 10:40 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil, Balasaheb Thorat likely to take oath as ministers

    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday evening at a ceremony to be held at the Shivaji Park in Dadar area here.

  • Maharashtra Oath Ceremony Highlights: Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as CM, 6 Sena-NCP-Cong ministers sworn in Nov 28, 2019 07:56 AM IST

    Maharashtra Oath Ceremony Highlights: Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as CM, 6 Sena-NCP-Cong ministers sworn in

    Shiv Sena Chief takes oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He will also lead the Sena-NCP-Congress government in the state.

  • Uddhav Thackeray, 59, will be 18th CM of Maharashtra Nov 27, 2019 07:15 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray, 59, will be 18th CM of Maharashtra

    Thackeray would be taking over as chief minister more than a month after results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections were declared on October 24.

  • Parties with opposite ideologies have joined hands only to grab power: Amit Shah on Maharashtra Nov 27, 2019 04:48 PM IST

    Parties with opposite ideologies have joined hands only to grab power: Amit Shah on Maharashtra

    Shah said moral and ethics have been distorted just to keep the BJP out of power.

  • Shivaji Park, the venue of Uddhav's swearing-in ceremony, has a long association with the Thackerays Nov 27, 2019 04:45 PM IST

    Shivaji Park, the venue of Uddhav's swearing-in ceremony, has a long association with the Thackerays

    The political folklore in Mumbai is that if a party can fill up the Shivaji Park for its rallies, it can very well present a considerable challenge to its opposition parties.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Tight security for Uddhav Thackeray's swearing in as CM on November 28 Nov 27, 2019 03:27 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Tight security for Uddhav Thackeray's swearing in as CM on November 28

    Thackeray, who heads Shiv Sena, will be sworn in as the 17th chief minister of the state in a grand ceremony at the venue which hosts annual Dussehra rallies of his party.

  • Maharashtra government formation: After resigning as Deputy CM, Ajit Pawar attends NCP MLAs' meet Nov 27, 2019 01:33 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: After resigning as Deputy CM, Ajit Pawar attends NCP MLAs' meet

    The meeting is being held at the Y B Chavan Centre, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray as the next chief minister of the state.

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