Ashok Chavan: News

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.

23 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

#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.

08 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

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

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.

26 May 2018

Uddhav Thackeray

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.

23 Feb 2018


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.

22 Dec 2017

Bombay High Court

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.

03 Jan 2017

Delhi Police

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.