Congress leaders meet Maharashtra Governor, demand special session on drought

A delegation of Congress leaders from Maharashtra led by former chief minister Ashok Chavan and Leader of the Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and demanded convening of a special session of the State Legislature to discuss the drought situation in the State.

Adarsh housing scam: SC issues notice to CBI on Chavan's plea
Adarsh housing scam: SC issues notice to CBI on Chavan's plea

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to CBI on the plea of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan seeking recall of an order in the multi-crore Adarsh Housing Society.

Congress, NCP join hands to corner BJP govt in Maharashtra monsoon session

Opposition Congress and NCP will launch a joint offensive against Devendra Fadnavis government on various issues including allegations of impropriety surrounding some of its top ministers and suicides by farmers, in the upcoming monsoon session of the state legislature.

Congress warns of disrupting session for agricultural loan waiver

Former Maharashtra chief minister and state Congress chief Ashok Chavan on Saturday warned that the party would not allow the state legislature to function if farmers' loans were not waived entirely.

Govt is protecting illicit businesses: Congress over hooch tragedy

With the toll in Malad hooch tragedy here reaching 84, the opposition Congress on Saturday alleged that BJP-led Maharashtra government was protecting illicit businesses.

Maharashtra Congress to observe May 26 as death anniversary of 'achhe din'

Criticising the Modi government, which completes one year in office on May 26, over its "false" promises, Maharashtra Congress on Friday said it would hold protests against the Centre on the day and observe it as 'punyatithi' (death anniversary) of 'achhe din'.

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Nagpur for his Vidarbha 'padyatra'
Rahul Gandhi arrives in Nagpur for his Vidarbha 'padyatra'

To address the agrarian crisis in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived here tonight for a day-long 'padyatra'.

Alliance with NCP proved detrimental to Cong growth: Chavan

Conceding that its alliance with Sharad Pawar-led NCP has hurt the party organisation in Maharashtra to a great extent, Congress leader Ashok Chavan said that the party will now focus on strengthening itself in the districts where it is facing extinction.

Congress, NCP slam Maharashtra govt for under-reporting farmer suicides

Congress and NCP on Monday slammed the Maharashtra government for stating in a report to the Centre that only three farmers committed suicide in the state following the hailstorm and unseasonal rains in the last few weeks.

Advised Narayan Rane not to contest bypoll: Ajit Pawar

Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar said on Saturday he had "requested" Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane not to contest the Bandra (East) Assembly bypoll which the latter lost.

Rane will continue to lead; gave tough fight: Maha Congress

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan today hailed Narayan Rane for taking up the challenge to contest by-election to Bandra (East) seat and said the party will not get bogged down by the defeat.

Adarsh housing scam: Ashok Chavan moves Supreme Court against Bombay HC order

The former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Monday moved Supreme Court against Bombay High Court's order in infamous Adarsh Housing scam case.

Breach of privilege notices against CM Fadnavis, Eknath Khadse

Breach of privilege notices were submitted against Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse on the last day of the Budget session of legislature on Friday.

BJP is a missed call party: Ashok Chavan

Opposition Congress on Sunday sought to downplay BJP's high-profile membership drive suggesting that the quantum of enrolment could be 'exaggerated', even as it attacked the party-led dispensations at Maharashtra and Centre on a range of issues.

Congress will oppose scrapping of Muslim quota, land bill: Chavan

Newly-appointed Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan on Monday said his party will be a formidable opposition to the BJP-led state government and take to streets on the issues of scrapping of Muslim reservation and controversial Land ordinance.

DNA: Is giving Nirbhaya rape convict chance to exercise his freedom of speech justified?

There is outrage after excerpts of an interview of a December 16 gang-rape convict came into public domain.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP may join hands to corner BJP govt in Budget Session

Erstwhile ruling partners Congress and NCP may come together to take on the BJP government in Maharashtra on various issues including the "delay" in distribution of aid to drought-hit farmers, which will be presenting its maiden budget in the Legislature session beginning here from March 9.

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Shiv Sena mocks brewing dissent in Cong over PCC chief appointments

Taking a dig at the brewing dissent in the Congress over appointment of Ashok Chavan and Sanjay Nirupam as respective chiefs of Maharashtra and Mumbai party units, the Shiv Sena today said that voices of dissent against these appointments have no relevance in the Congress.

Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's plea to drop his name from Adarsh case
Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's plea to drop his name from Adarsh case

In a blow to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court Wednesday dismissed his appeal to recall an earlier order refusing to delete his name from the multi-crore Adarsh Housing Society scam case.