Feeling sidelined by ministers, 25 Maharashtra Congress MLAs want to meet Sonia Gandhi

Mumbai: At least 25 Congress MLAs from Maharashtra have sought an appointment with party president Sonia Gandhi to complain against Congress ministers in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government who did ‘not respond to their concerns’. The MLAs have in a letter urged Gandhi to intervene to ‘set things right.’ Some of the MLAs told ET … Read more

Modi coming to inaugurate incomplete projects: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his proposed visit to Pune on Sunday, saying that it was to inaugurate infrastructure projects that were not yet complete. The government, Pawar said, should be focusing more on evacuating students stuck in war-torn Ukraine. The NCP chief, … Read more

Why isn’t Nawab Malik asked to resign despite arrest: Maharashtra BJP

Maharashtra BJP on Saturday continued to target the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state over the arrest of its minister Nawab Malik, and sought to know why Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was not asking him to step down. Talking to reporters in Pune, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said that in the past, … Read more

Mamata Banerjee speaks to Sharad Pawar, expresses support after arrest of Nawab Malik

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and expressed support after the arrest of Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik in connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case. Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate arrested NCP leader Malik in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to … Read more

Opposition Sharad Pawar play heats up after NCP projects party chief as PM material

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday celebrated party chief Sharad Pawar‘s 81st birthday by projecting him as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2024 polls. Both junior and senior party leaders – from party veterans like Chhagan Bhujbal to new-comers like NCP MP Amol Kolhe – batted for the NCP chief … Read more

Modi will be re-elected PM, Opposition not united, says Ramdas Athawale after Prashant Kishor-Sharad Pawar meet

Days after poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely be re-elected as the PM, no matter what. “Prashant Kishor was with the BJP in 2014, but the party won 303 … Read more

P C Chacko appointed as NCP’s Kerala unit chief

P C Chacko has been appointed as the new Kerala unit chief of the NCP, party general secretary Praful Patel announced on Wednesday. Chacko, a former Congress leader, had joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in March this year. “The national president of NCP Shri Sharad Pawar ji has appointed you as the president of … Read more

ED registers case against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Less than a month after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked him on charges of corruption, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to probe charges of money laundering. Last month, on April 24, the CBI had booked Deshmukh and “unknown others” on charges of corruption and … Read more

Anil Deshmukh will not step down: NCP’s Maharashtra chief

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state chief Jayant Patil said on Sunday that Mumbai Home Minister Anil Deshmukh will not step down. “The letter (Param Bir Singh’s letter to CM) is a reaction after Maharashtra Chief Minister and Home Minister decided to take a tough stand. There is no question of replacing Maharashtra Home Minister,” Patil … Read more

Differences within Maharashtra’s coalition government causes appointment trouble

MUMBAI: Differences within the ruling coalition in Maharashtra have once again resulted in the government rescinding important appointments made in the state. On Thursday, power minister Nitin Raut cancelled the appointments of 16 people as non-executive members to the boards of four power companies in the state. Raut, a Congress leader, had made the appointments … Read more