Maharashtra's Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is under fire from the Opposition for awarding contracts worth Rs 206 crore for purchasing items like chikki, mats and books for children, on Wednesday rejected corruption charges against her.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday that the government is ready to conduct a probe into the alleged irregularities in awarding contracts by Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry under Pankaja Munde, if Opposition provides evidence of violation of norms, adding that she has asked the former to probe into the matter if there is any need.
In a new twist to the controversy involving Pankaja Munde, it was revealed on Friday that the NGO, which was given a contract by the Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister to supply 'chikkis', is headed by a Congress leader.
Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde was on Wednesday at the centre of a controversy with the Congress accusing her of involvement in a "scam" by clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore on a single day instead of inviting tenders in violation of the norms.
A year after Gopinath Munde passed away, his daughter and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to rethink the decision of not allotting ministerial berth to her father.
On the eve of Union minister Gopinath Munde's first death anniversary, the state government has given a green signal to his dream project - a railway line connecting his small home village in rural Maharashtra, officials said here on Wednesday.
A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed April 8 for hearing the case in which the CBI has chargesheeted a driver who was driving a car that collided with Union Minister Gopinath Munde's vehicle leading to his death here in June last year.
Mumbai: The return of a BJP-Sena regime after a love-hate war and gap of 15 years, demise of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, collapse of Congress-NCP alliance and rising cases of farmers' suicides dominated Maharashtra's political landscape in 2014.
On his birth anniversary on Friday, late Gopinath Munde's family gathered at his native Beed district, to pay tributes to the late BJP leader and watch Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laying the foundation stone for a memorial to the former Union minister.
New Delhi: A local court Friday took cognisance of CBI's charge sheet filed against a taxi driver, who was driving a car which collided with the then Union Minister Gopinath Munde's vehicle leading to his death here in June this year, and summoned the accused for January 14.
Six months after the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident, CBI on Thursday filed a charge sheet against taxi driver Gurvinder Singh for rash and negligent driving while ruling out any foul play.
A day after Maharashtra Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, major political parties on Monday went into a huddle exploring ways for government formation but the picture remained nebulous with speculation rife about whether it will be an NCP-propped BJP ministry or a coalition regime with Shiv Sena.
BJP won three of the six Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in the bypolls for which results were announced today with two daughters of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde among the victors and one of them won by a whopping seven lakh votes in Maharashtra.