Arvind Sawant: News
Arvind Ganpat Sawant is a Shiv Sena politician and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Mumbai South. After completing his BSc from Bhavan’s College, Mumbai, Sawant worked with the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). He quit his job to join active politics in the late 1990s and became a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Sawant served nearly 15 years in the Legislative Council. In 2010, he was appointed as the Shiv Sena spokesperson, tasked with defending the party on television news channels at a time when it faced intense criticism. He won from the Mumbai South constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Milind Deora of the Indian National Congress (INC). Sawant was re-elected from Mumbai South in the 2019 General Elections and was sworn in as the Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises (2019) in the Narendra Modi government. However, after Shiv Sena broke off from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in November 2019, Sawant resigned from the Ministry.
23 Mar 2021Maharashtra
Navneet Kaur Rana, an independent MP from Maharashtra's Amravati, on Tuesday said that she will file a complaint against Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, whom she has accused of threatening her in the Lok Sabha lobby.
19 Aug 2020Supreme Court Of India
Arvind Sawant, a parliamentarian from Shiv Sena, has written to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, seeking action against journalist Arnab Goswami for dragging Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
10 Dec 2019Maharashtra
Shiv Sena may have ended its decades-long alliance with BJP, but the party still supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill yesterday.
17 Nov 2019Narendra Modi
After the falling out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra, the Sena's seating arrangement in the Rajya Sabha has been revised.
12 Nov 2019Supreme Court Of India
Shiv Sena is hoping it governs Maharashtra, but it got a setback yesterday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked it to present numbers before 7:30 pm.
12 Nov 2019Maharashtra
Just when political pundits thought the crisis in Maharashtra will end on Monday, they were given another surprise.
11 Nov 2019Narendra Modi
Shiv Sena has Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's invitation to form the government in Maharashtra, but it doesn't have the numbers. So, it is seeking support from NCP and Congress, the parties against whom it fought elections.
11 Nov 2019Narendra Modi
The political impasse in Maharashtra took another turn on Sunday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that it will not stake claim to form a government.
28 Apr 2019Mukesh Ambani
The fourth phase of polls will be held on Monday, April 29. Like we have seen, the battle is not restricted to BJP and Congress, as several regional parties have shown they won't back down easily.
19 Jul 2018Shiv Sena
The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.
06 Apr 2018Karnataka
BJP's ally conundrum continues. In the latest incident, an indignant Shiv Sena rejected BJP's announcement about NDA parliamentarians giving up their salaries for the Budget session's second half.
01 Oct 2017Mumbai
As the stampede on the overbridge connecting Mumbai's Elphinstone Road and Parel railway stations claimed 22 lives and injured about 32, it has been revealed that railways consistently ignored warnings tweeted by Mumbaikars and concerns raised by RS MP Sachin Tendulkar and Sena MP Arvind Sawant.
28 Jul 2017India
The Lok Sabha has approved the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017 that grants functional autonomy to the institutions and allows them to award degrees.
15 Mar 2017Mumbai
On Tuesday, the Shiv Sena sought the renaming of 5 of Mumbai's railway stations, suggesting that they all have colonial imprints.