Manikrao Thakre

BJP, Sena have betrayed Maharashtra, says Manikrao Thakre

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) betrayed the people and also went back on its assurances to farmers in Maharashtra, former Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and sitting MLC Manikrao Thakre said here on Monday.

Jul 28, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Congress says it won't give up farm loan-waiver demand

Opposition Congress in the Maharashtra Legislative Council on Tuesday said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's statement on the demand of loan-waiver for farmers was misleading, and that it intended to carry on the protest if the demand was not met.

Jul 21, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

Congress to stall monsoon session of Maharashtra legislature on farmers' issue

 Opposition Congress will aggressively raise the demand for waiving off farmers' loans during the forthcoming session of Maharashtra legislature and stall its proceedings over government's failure to address the "plight" of agriculturists.

Jun 24, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Ashok Chavan promises 'constructive' opposition in Maharashtra

 The newly appointed Chief of Maharashtra Congress, Ashok Chavan, said today his party did not oppose government decisions for political reasons, and would continue to play the role of constructive opposition in future.

Mar 03, 2015, 01:58 AM IST

Congress demands CBI probe into Pansare's death

 Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the death of veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare.

Feb 21, 2015, 19:57 PM IST

Congress demands CBI probe into Govind Pansare's death

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the death of veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare.

Feb 21, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

BJP failed to keep promises, Congress on BJP's 100 days in power

 Launching an attack on the ruling BJP government on its completion of 100 days in power, Maharashtra Congress on Saturday said it failed to deliver electoral promises and only restricted itself to making "announcements".

Feb 07, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre to meet Vidarbha's Congress leaders

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre plans to hold a series of meetings with party office bearers, elected representatives as well as prominent activists in the Vidarbha region between January 15 and January 17, it was officially announced here today.

Jan 13, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Maharashtra Congress warns of agitation over farmers' issues

 Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today warned the BJP-led state government of launching agitations if it failed to act on the party's demands over farmers' issues before January 20.

Jan 12, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

Congress leader Gadgil plans 'morale booster' campaign for cadres in Maharashtra

Senior Congress leader Anant Gadgil on Tuesday said he has planned a special campaign in Pune, aimed at lifting the morale of party cadres against the backdrop of two successive defeats in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

Dec 30, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

Manikrao Thakre discusses party strategy for upcoming local body polls

Congress party, which suffered massive defeats in the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections this year, is gearing up to face some local bodies polls in Maharashtra, which are likely to be announced soon.

Dec 30, 2014, 21:42 PM IST

Uproar in Maharashtra Council over no reservation to Muslims

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of Muslims not being provided reservation in education and government jobs, leading to an adjournment of the Upper House twice.

Dec 24, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

Maharashtra Council witnesses uproar over Kelkar Committee report

Maharashtra Legislative Council on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes on the alleged leakage of Kelkar Committee report in a newspaper and amid the din Congress members staged a walkout from the House.

Dec 22, 2014, 16:32 PM IST

Opposition targets Fadnavis on Mumbai development panel issue

After ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena, the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party Tuesday criticized Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for his plans to entrust Mumbai development to a special committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dec 09, 2014, 21:44 PM IST

Congress confident of getting Leader of Opposition post in Maharashtra Assembly

Congress on Saturday expressed confidence that being the largest opposition party in the Maharashtra Assembly, it will get the post of leader of opposition.

Dec 06, 2014, 22:28 PM IST

BJP government in Maharashtra is unconstitutional: State Congress chief

Maharashtra Congress president Manikrao Thakre on Saturday said that BJP government in the state was unconstitutional as it had failed to prove its majority on the floor of the house.

Nov 29, 2014, 20:53 PM IST

MPCC President urges verification of footage before December 8

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Manikrao Thakre on Monday urged legislative council Chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh to verify video footage of the Congress' protest in the Vidhan Bhavan on November 12 before winter session begins on December 8.

Nov 25, 2014, 00:07 AM IST

Devendra Fadnavis wins trust vote; Shiv Sena, Congress cry foul

The 13-day-old BJP government in Maharashtra on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Assembly but the passage of the confidence motion triggered a huge controversy with Shiv Sena and Congress contesting the procedure and claiming it had failed to prove majority.

Nov 12, 2014, 13:45 PM IST

Maharashtra CLP authorises Sonia Gandhi to nominate leader

Maharashtra Congress Legislature Party met here on Thursday and authorised party president Sonia Gandhi to nominate their leader even as former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said he was not in the race for the post.

Nov 06, 2014, 17:38 PM IST

Congress leader in Assembly to be elected before Nov 11: Manikrao Thakre

 Congress' leader in the new Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will be chosen before November 11, state Congress president Manikrao Thakre said here today.

Nov 01, 2014, 22:09 PM IST

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