Articles about Ashok Chavan

Ashok Shankarrao Chavan is an Indian National Congress (INC) politician and a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. As of 2021, he is the PWD Minister in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra. He is the son of senior Congress politician Shankarrao Chavan, who himself was a two-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra and served as a Union Minister during the Prime Ministerships of Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao. Chavan did BSc from Hazarimal Jomani College and an MBA from BYK College of Commerce in Maharashtra. He was the General Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) from 1995 to 1999 and later served as its President from 2014 to 2019. He was elected as MP of Lok Sabha for the first time in 1987 from the Nanded constituency. He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council during 1992-98 and Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2014 for three terms. After the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, CM Vilasrao Deshmukh resigned, and Ashok Chavan took over the post. He was re-elected CM in the 2009 Assembly elections but had to step down in 2010 for his alleged role in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

In Maharashtra, people aged 31-40 most affected by coronavirus: Data

13 Jun 2020

India
In Maharashtra, people aged 31-40 most affected by coronavirus: Data

Till Friday evening, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra had crossed 1 lakh. The state is notably India's worst-hit in the COVID-19 outbreak, that started in India in late-January.

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Politics
Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

03 Jan 2020

Politics
In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) could emerge as the biggest winner in Maharashtra, as it is all poised to get key Cabinet berths like Home, Finance, Irrigation, and Housing, reports NDTV.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

24 Oct 2019

Politics
Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.

Maharashtra elections 2019: Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

19 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra elections 2019: Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

Just three days before the crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Bollywood actor Salman Khan's long-time aide Gurmeet Singh alias Shera joined the Shiv Sena on Friday, ANI reported.

#Elections2019: Congress, NCP finalize Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact in Maharashtra

23 Mar 2019

Politics
#Elections2019: Congress, NCP finalize Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact in Maharashtra

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and a few other smaller political parties have sealed their seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.

Ram Mandir push: Thackeray reaches Ayodhya, Section 144 imposed

24 Nov 2018

Politics
Ram Mandir push: Thackeray reaches Ayodhya, Section 144 imposed

In Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed as a precautionary measure just as Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has reached the temple town.

Ashok Chavan calls demonetization biggest mistake of Modi government

08 Nov 2018

India
Ashok Chavan calls demonetization biggest mistake of Modi government

Speaking on the second anniversary of demonetization, senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan today described it as the "biggest mistake of Modi government" and claimed that it resulted in the slowdown of the economy.

Congress worker stabbed to death in Mumbai, party blames BJP

22 Oct 2018

India
Congress worker stabbed to death in Mumbai, party blames BJP

A Congress worker was allegedly stabbed to death, reportedly over a post on social media, in suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai in the wee hours on Monday.

Maharashtra Congress launches 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' against BJP govt

31 Aug 2018

Politics
Maharashtra Congress launches 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' against BJP govt

The Congress party today launched its 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' campaign in Kolhapur to highlight the "failures" of the BJP-led central and state governments in fulfilling the promises given to the people.

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

23 Aug 2018

India
Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

Facing allegations of getting undue benefits from the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has sent legal notices to several Congress leaders asking them to "cease and desist" from leveling such charges.

BJP, Sena to clash again in Maharashtra Legislative Council polls

17 Jun 2018

Politics
BJP, Sena to clash again in Maharashtra Legislative Council polls

BJP and Shiv Sena are set to clash again in the biennial elections to the Legislative Council in Maharashtra, after a bitter face-off in Palghar Lok Sabha by-poll.

Uddhav releases controversial audio-clip of Fadnavis; BJP calls technology misuse

26 May 2018

Politics
Uddhav releases controversial audio-clip of Fadnavis; BJP calls technology misuse

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, while addressing a rally last night in Palghar, released an audio clip, purportedly of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis asking BJP workers to use all possible means to win the by-election.

Congress, NCP to contest upcoming polls together against BJP

23 Feb 2018

Politics
Congress, NCP to contest upcoming polls together against BJP

In a bid to defeat the BJP-led NDA government in Maharashtra, estranged allies - the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday announced that they will jointly contest the upcoming polls in the state.

Adarsh scam: Former CM Ashok Chavan will not be prosecuted!

22 Dec 2017

India
Adarsh scam: Former CM Ashok Chavan will not be prosecuted!

In a huge relief for ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, Bombay HC rejected Governor's 2016 sanction to prosecute him in the Adarsh housing society scam.

Rane forms new party to "support" the BJP in Maharashtra

01 Oct 2017

Politics
Rane forms new party to "support" the BJP in Maharashtra

In the latest development in the Narayan Rane saga, the ex-Congress leader has floated a new political party called the Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh which "will support the BJP in Maharashtra".

Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quits Congress

21 Sep 2017

Politics
Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quits Congress

On 21st Sep, Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane announced to quit Congress and its legislative council; the rumors were rife that he would do so soon.

Rahul Gandhi's top aide resigns from INC leaving bitter words

19 Aug 2017

Politics
Rahul Gandhi's top aide resigns from INC leaving bitter words

In yet another setback for the Indian National Congress (INC), one of Rahul Gandhi's top aides quit the party.

What's making news in Delhi?

03 Jan 2017

Delhi
What's making news in Delhi?

The office of LG announced through Twitter that he would indulge in "more productive engagement" with the media and public.