Articles about Maharashtra Assembly

'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court revokes suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs

28 Jan 2022

India
'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court revokes suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Maharashtra Assembly's decision to suspend 12 members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Maharashtra: Sena MP Raut justifies suspension of 12 BJP MLAs

06 Jul 2021

Politics
Maharashtra: Sena MP Raut justifies suspension of 12 BJP MLAs

A day after 12 BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for alleged misbehavior, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said indiscipline cannot be tolerated, even as the opposition BJP held protests in the Vidhan Bhavan complex in Mumbai and other parts of the state over the action.

Sena leader files breach of privilege notice against Kangana

15 Dec 2020

India
Sena leader files breach of privilege notice against Kangana

Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik has filed a Breach of Special Privileges notice against actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweet.

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

Politics
After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

27 Sep 2020

Politics
We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut suggested against reading too much into his meeting with Maharashtra former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, saying both of them have ideological differences but aren't enemies. He added Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was aware of the meeting.

'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

09 Apr 2020

India
'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

A day after he targeted the Union Home Ministry over the Tablighi Jamaat event, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday blamed the Delhi Police.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Politics
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Congress' Nana Patole elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

01 Dec 2019

Politics
Congress' Nana Patole elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) candidate and Congress leader Nana Patole on Sunday was elected as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker.

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

After Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar called a meeting of all party MLAs earlier on Saturday, 48 out of the party's 54 legislators in the Maharashtra Assembly attended the meeting.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena meets Governor, expresses willingness to form government

11 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena meets Governor, expresses willingness to form government

As the deadlock over the government formation in Maharashtra continues, Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray met with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari along with senior party leaders.

Maharashtra: BJP to discuss forming government; Sena, Congress shift MLAs

10 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP to discuss forming government; Sena, Congress shift MLAs

As Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to "indicate the willingness and ability" to form government, a core group of the saffron party is set to meet today to discuss the invite.

Maharashtra: BJP to meet governor today, but Sena isn't blinking

07 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP to meet governor today, but Sena isn't blinking

Locked in a tussle with ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took a concrete step to steer the state out of the political crisis, by announcing that its leaders will meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday.

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

04 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena to drop 'wait-and-watch mode'

02 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena to drop 'wait-and-watch mode'

Amid the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena stalemate in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena reacted strongly to the demands of President's rule in the state.

President's Rule in Maharashtra if no consensus by November-7: BJP

01 Nov 2019

Politics
President's Rule in Maharashtra if no consensus by November-7: BJP

The results of Maharashtra Assembly polls were declared on October 24, but eight days later there is no clarity as to when the government will be formed.

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

21 Oct 2019

Politics
Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

In Maharashtra and Haryana, voting for Assembly polls is underway, but the turnout has been extremely poor.

Landslide BJP victory in Haryana, majority in Maharashtra: Survey

19 Oct 2019

Politics
Landslide BJP victory in Haryana, majority in Maharashtra: Survey

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to score a landslide victory in Haryana, and a big win in alliance with the Shiv Sena in the upcoming Assembly elections, according to a pre-poll survey by IANS-CVoter.

Maharashtra: BJP leader, his family members shot dead at house

07 Oct 2019

India
Maharashtra: BJP leader, his family members shot dead at house

In a shocking incident, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and his family members were shot dead by unknown assailants on Sunday night at his residence. Five people, including an accomplice, lost their lives in the carnage.

Setback for Fadnavis, SC quashes clean chit given to him

01 Oct 2019

Politics
Setback for Fadnavis, SC quashes clean chit given to him

Setting aside the clean chits given to him by a trial court and Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will face trial in connection to a fake affidavit case.

Maharashtra, Haryana elections on October 21; results on October 24

21 Sep 2019

Politics
Maharashtra, Haryana elections on October 21; results on October 24

On Saturday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that Assembly elections will be held in Maharashtra and Haryana in a single-phase on October 21.

Sharad Pawar blames BJP for defection of NCP leaders

28 Jul 2019

Politics
Sharad Pawar blames BJP for defection of NCP leaders

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Sunday blamed BJP for the defection of three of his party leaders within a week and also blamed Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for the crisis.

Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora resigns; to play 'national role'

07 Jul 2019

Politics
Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora resigns; to play 'national role'

Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora has announced his resignation from the post on Sunday, only months ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled to take place in October this year.

PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray to share dais in Latur rally

07 Apr 2019

Politics
PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray to share dais in Latur rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will share the stage at a rally in Maharashtra on Tuesday for the first time after the tie-up of their parties for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

11 Mar 2019

Politics
Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.

Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena forge alliance to fight elections together

18 Feb 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena forge alliance to fight elections together

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena on Monday announced that they have sealed an alliance to contest the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections and subsequent Maharashtra Assembly polls together.

#MarathaReservations: Maharashtra assembly grants 16% reservations to Marathas

29 Nov 2018

India
#MarathaReservations: Maharashtra assembly grants 16% reservations to Marathas

A bit more than a week after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Maratha community would get reservations in government jobs and educational institutes, the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, on Thursday, unanimously passed the reservation bill.

Maratha quota issue: Maharashtra Assembly adjourned twice today

27 Nov 2018

Politics
Maratha quota issue: Maharashtra Assembly adjourned twice today

The Maharashtra Assembly was adjourned twice today over the issue of tabling the State Backward Class Commission's report recommending quota for the Maratha community in the House.

Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

19 Nov 2018

Politics
Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16 this year, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis describing him as a multi-faceted personality who believed in uniting minds.

BJP, Sena may merge for LS-polls, not for Maharashtra: Pawar

13 Oct 2018

Politics
BJP, Sena may merge for LS-polls, not for Maharashtra: Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has predicted that the BJP and the Shiv Sena may merge for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but not for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

12 Oct 2018

India
Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

Maharashtra: Owaisi's AIMIM, Ambedkar's BBM to merge for 2019 polls

15 Sep 2018

Politics
Maharashtra: Owaisi's AIMIM, Ambedkar's BBM to merge for 2019 polls

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019, party leaders announced.

Independent legislators would withdraw support if Fadnavis is replaced: MLA

26 Jul 2018

India
Independent legislators would withdraw support if Fadnavis is replaced: MLA

Independent MLA Ravi Rana today warned that he and six other independent legislators supporting the BJP-led Maharashtra government would withdraw their support if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is replaced.

Simplified: The difference between EVM and VVPAT

31 May 2018

Politics
Simplified: The difference between EVM and VVPAT

In April 2017, after allegations of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering, 16 political parties had appealed to the Election Commission (EC) to reintroduce ballot papers in elections.

Railways in talks with student protesters demanding jobs: CM Fadnavis

20 Mar 2018

India
Railways in talks with student protesters demanding jobs: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis informed Legislative Assembly that railway administration has initiated talks with the student protesters in Mumbai demanding permanent jobs.

Mumbai: Sena worker kills self; blames it on GST, demonetization

19 Mar 2018

India
Mumbai: Sena worker kills self; blames it on GST, demonetization

The Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, on Monday, alleged that a Shiv Sena worker committed suicide while blaming his extreme step on demonetization and GST.

Much-awaited Navi Mumbai airport Phase-I to be ready by 2019

06 Mar 2018

Mumbai
Much-awaited Navi Mumbai airport Phase-I to be ready by 2019

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said the construction of one terminal building and a runway of the much-awaited Navi Mumbai international airport will be completed by 2019 end.

Balasaheb Thackeray: Remembering the tiger on his 92nd birth anniversary

23 Jan 2018

Politics
Balasaheb Thackeray: Remembering the tiger on his 92nd birth anniversary

The charismatic and limelight-loving Balasaheb Thackeray was a "true-blue" celebrity.

Fadnavis in a dilemma about fielding Rane for Council elections

24 Nov 2017

Politics
Fadnavis in a dilemma about fielding Rane for Council elections

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and the BJP leadership are in a dilemma - should they field former Congress leader Narayan Rane for a crucial bypoll of the legislative council to be held on December 7.

Female foeticide: How can sex determination help combat menace?

08 Apr 2017

India
Female foeticide: How can sex determination help combat menace?

The Public Accounts Committee of Maharashtra Assembly has, in a radical suggestion, recommended making sex-determination tests compulsory as a measure to combat female foeticides.