Pankaja Munde: News

Pankaja Munde is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician from the state of Maharashtra. She is the daughter of senior BJP leader, the late Gopinath Munde. She contested and won from the Parli constituency in the 2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections and was re-elected in the 2014 elections with the BJP and Shiv Sena forming the government in the state under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Munde has held key posts within the party as well as the Maharashtra government. She was the state president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP’s youth wing. Ahead of the 2014 Maharashtra elections, she organized and led the massive ‘Punha Sangharsh Yatra’, which helped her party’s prospects in forming the government. Between 2014 and 2019, Munde served as the Minister for Rural Development and Women & Child Development in the Fadnavis administration. She lost her Parli seat to her cousin and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate, Dhananjay Munde, in the 2019 Assembly elections. Munde was appointed as National Secretary of the BJP in 2020.

24 Oct 2019

Dhananjay 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.

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.

28 Jul 2018


Sena wants Munde to become Maharashtra-CM to clear Maratha-quota file

Taking a dig at Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Shiv Sena today said that his cabinet colleague Pankaja Munde should be made the CM for at least an hour to clear the Maratha reservation file.

24 Feb 2018


Mumbai: Just pay Rs. 182 and become someone's padman/padwoman

Taking a cue from recently released film 'PadMan', Women & Child Development ministry has launched 'ASMITA scheme' portal, through which one can pay just Rs. 182.40 for a year's supply of sanitary napkins for women and girls of rural Maharashtra.

18 Jan 2018


Maharashtra govt announces 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently announced one per cent reservation quota for orphans of the state in education sector and government jobs.

31 May 2017


RTI Query: 1 of 3 BMC's school children is malnourished

An RTI reply revealed that despite the introduction of midday meals in schools over 2 decades ago, 1 out of every 3 school kids studying in a municipal school is malnourished.

07 Mar 2017


Maharashtra Government spent Rs. 8cr to advertise Modi's projects

On Monday, the state government of Maharashtra tabled supplementary demands worth Rs. 11,104cr, about 5% of the budget size of the current fiscal year.

22 Dec 2016

Uddhav Thackeray

The beauty and the beast in Mumbai

In one of the most beautiful and tragic tales on loyalty, a 32 year-old bodyguard shielded his master by taking all the bullets on himself in Dombivali.