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.
08 Sep 2020Politics
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.
10 Dec 2018India
Fugitive Vijay Mallya will be extradited from the UK to India, ruled a London court delivering its verdict after a year-long trial.
28 Nov 2018India
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.
15 May 2018India
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.
10 May 2018India
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.
19 Feb 2018Politics
Shiv Sena and BJP's rivalry continues to simmer even as they remain coalition partners.
24 Nov 2017Politics
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has released its list of top money launderers and shell companies they used to transact unaccounted money.
14 Apr 2017Business
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.
09 Apr 2017Business
CBI raided 16 premises in Ahmedabad after 12 people allegedly deposited demonetized notes worth Rs. 100.57cr in shell companies' accounts in Axis Bank.
02 Apr 2017Business
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.
30 Mar 2017Mumbai
Mumbai Police's anti-narcotics cell arrested five people, including two students from two well-known colleges in the western suburbs.
13 Sep 2016India
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.