Dhananjay Munde: News

Dhananjay Munde, the nephew of the late politician and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He was born in 1975 in Parli, Maharashtra, and grew up in a political environment as his uncle was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Beed. Munde has been passionate about politics from a young age and initially worked for the BJP before leaving behind his cousin, Pankaja Munde, who is a part of the saffron party. He joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in 2013 and quickly rose to prominence, and proved to be an indispensable member of the party. At a young age, he was assigned the role of Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, a position he held for five years. He ran for the 2019 Assembly elections from Parli and defeated his estranged cousin Pankaja. As of 2021, he is a Cabinet minister in the Uddhav Thakeray-led government of Maharashtra and holds the portfolio of Minister for Social Justice and Special Assistance.

04 Feb 2021


Woman accuses Maharashtra minister of confining their kids

A woman who had been in a relationship with Maharashtra minister Dhananjay Munde has submitted a police complaint alleging he has kept their two children in his bungalow in Mumbai for the last three months and was not allowing her to meet or speak to them.

22 Jan 2021


Maharashtra: Woman withdraws rape allegations against minister Dhananjay Munde

The woman who accused Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape has withdrawn her complaint, reports said on Friday.

13 Jan 2021


Rape accused Maharashtra minister cries conspiracy; BJP demands action

Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde has been accused of rape, a charge he denied saying he was in a consensual relationship with the accuser's sister and that they were blackmailing him.

24 Oct 2019

Pankaja Munde

Maharashtra elections: BJP heavyweight Pankaja loses to cousin, "weeps inconsolably"

In a shocker for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party heavyweight Pankaja Munde has been defeated in the Maharashtra Assembly polls on her home turf, the Parli constituency in Beed district, by a huge margin.

25 Feb 2019


Maharashtra budget-session begins, Opposition boycotts Governor's address over RSS remarks

Opposition parties today boycotted Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao's address to the joint sitting of the Maharashtra legislature to voice their protest against his recent remarks on the RSS.

18 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

7,000 apply for 13 canteen waiter posts in Maharashtra secretariat

As many as 7,000 persons, mostly graduates, had applied for 13 vacant posts of canteen waiters in Mantralaya, the Maharashtra secretariat, an official said today.

18 Jun 2018


Safety net: Maharashtra secretariat gets network of 420 CCTV cameras

After a suicide and two attempted suicides at the Mantralaya in recent months, Maharashtra Government is installing a CCTV network of 420 cameras at the state administration headquarters, located in South Mumbai.

07 Mar 2018


Maharashtra: Sale of gutka to become non-bailable offense with 3-year-imprisonment

The Maharashtra Government has told the Legislative Council that sale of gutka -banned in the state- would be made a non-bailable offense.