Chhagan Bhujbal: News

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.

05 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar approaches ECI to claim NCP, party symbol

In a new twist to the politics in Maharashtra, National Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission of India (ECI), staking claim to the NCP led by Sharad Pawar and its symbol, the alarm clock.

04 Jul 2023

Praful Patel

51 NCP MLAs wanted BJP alliance during Shinde's rebellion: Report

National Congress Party (NCP) MP Praful Patel reportedly said on Monday that most party MLAs wanted the party to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year for the formation of the Maharastra government during Eknath Shinde's rebellion, The Times of India reported.

03 Jul 2023

Sharad Pawar

NCP expels 3 leaders, 2 MPs after Ajit Pawar revolt

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday sacked three leaders for attending the oath ceremony of his nephew Ajit Pawar as the Maharashtra deputy chief minister on Sunday.

21 Jun 2022


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena sacks 'rebel' Eknath Shinde as chief whip

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday sacked Urban Development and PWD Minister Eknath Shinde as its Legislative Party Leader in the Maharashtra Assembly.

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.

15 May 2018

Bombay High Court

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.

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.

24 Nov 2017

Money Laundering Case

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.

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.

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.

24 Nov 2016


What all made news in Mumbai today?

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

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.

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.