Articles about Chhagan Bhujbal

Chhagan Bhujbal, born on October 15, 1947, in Nashik, Maharashtra, is an Indian politician from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). As of 2021, he is the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs of Maharashtra. Interestingly, he started off as a vegetable vendor before entering politics. He joined the Shiv Sena in the mid-1960s and quickly rose through the ranks in the party. He successfully fought his first Assembly election in 1985 from the Mazgaon constituency and became a Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was also elected the Mayor of Mumbai in 1985 and 1991. Once an ardent supporter of the party, Bhujbal left Shiv Sena in 1991 to join the Indian National Congress, which he quit in 1999 to join hands with the Sharad Pawar-led NCP. In 1999, he was appointed Maharashtra's Home Minister, and in 2003, he became the Minister of Public Works Department as part of the then Congress-NCP governments. Bhujbal also held the post of Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister in 1999-2003 and 2008-102. He orchestrated a comeback in 2018 and became a crucial member of the CM Uddhav Thakeray-led government that came to power in November 2019. He is also a keen businessman who has several companies involved in real estate, education, and coal mining.

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

08 Sep 2020

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.

Barrack 12: All about the jail which will house Mallya

10 Dec 2018

Barrack 12: All about the jail which will house Mallya

Fugitive Vijay Mallya will be extradited from the UK to India, ruled a London court delivering its verdict after a year-long trial.

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

28 Nov 2018

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

Sameer Bhujbal seeks interim bail in money laundering case

15 May 2018

Sameer Bhujbal seeks interim bail in money laundering case

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's nephew Sameer Bhujbal today pleaded a Bombay HC bench headed by Justice VL Achilya to grant him interim bail in a money laundering case citing his uncle's case, who was given relief on May 4.

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal discharged from hospital

10 May 2018

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal discharged from hospital

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, granted bail in a money laundering case, was today discharged from the civic-run KEM hospital where he underwent treatment for nearly a week.

Shiv Sena: Nirav Modi is BJP's "partner," funded their poll-campaign

19 Feb 2018

Shiv Sena: Nirav Modi is BJP's "partner," funded their poll-campaign

Shiv Sena and BJP's rivalry continues to simmer even as they remain coalition partners.

Chhagan Bhujbal and Jagan Reddy in ED's list of launderers

24 Nov 2017

Chhagan Bhujbal and Jagan Reddy in ED's list of launderers

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has released its list of top money launderers and shell companies they used to transact unaccounted money.

Accused can't volunteer for narco test, rules SC

10 Sep 2017

Accused can't volunteer for narco test, rules SC

The SC has ruled that an accused in a criminal case cannot insist on a narco test to prove innocence. Investigating agencies have the right to gather evidence as they can.

Shell cos: ED raids CA, CS offices who provided cover

14 Apr 2017

Shell cos: ED raids CA, CS offices who provided cover

The ED has launched raids on offices of professionals including CAs and CSs in Delhi, who are suspected to have provided legitimate cover to shell companies. Notices were sent earlier.

Shell companies: 16 Ahmedabad locations raided over illegal transactions

09 Apr 2017

Shell companies: 16 Ahmedabad locations raided over illegal transactions

CBI raided 16 premises in Ahmedabad after 12 people allegedly deposited demonetized notes worth Rs. 100.57cr in shell companies' accounts in Axis Bank.

ED's shell firms hunt: Raids over 100 places across India

02 Apr 2017

ED's shell firms hunt: Raids over 100 places across India

Enforcement Directorate launched a massive nationwide operation and raided over 100 places across 16 states in a crackdown on shell firms suspected of money laundering on behalf of other businesses/individuals.

Mumbai: Two college-going youths detained for trafficking LSD from USA

30 Mar 2017

Mumbai: Two college-going youths detained for trafficking LSD from USA

Mumbai Police's anti-narcotics cell arrested five people, including two students from two well-known colleges in the western suburbs.

Mumbai, where dreams and distress go hand in hand

05 Dec 2016

Mumbai, where dreams and distress go hand in hand

Aditi Laddha from IIT-Bombay landed the top offer during campus placements, becoming the first girl from the institute to get a US job.

What all made news in Mumbai today?

24 Nov 2016

What all made news in Mumbai today?

Demonetization woes continue to haunt people as farmers are throwing produce on streets.

What is happening in Mumbai today?

18 Nov 2016

What is happening in Mumbai today?

High court asked the Enforcement Directorate to file status report on NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's money laundering case.

NCP's Praful Patel blames Congress for its downfall

13 Sep 2016

NCP's Praful Patel blames Congress for its downfall

NCP's Praful Patel lashed out at senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, for NCP's debacle in the assembly elections of 2014.