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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and MPCC president Manikrao Thakre are all set to kickstart the first leg of election campaign for the Congress by holding a public rally in the pilgrim town of Tuljapur in Marathwada's Osmanabad district on Tuesday.
Terming as "unfortunate" the imposition of President's rule in Maharashtra on the eve of Assembly elections, state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre on Monday said there was no urgency for such a move and alleged it was outcome of a "covert deal" between the NCP and BJP.
Congress's alliance with NCP in Maharashtra appears headed for trouble as the Sharad Pawar- led party is yet to give a "positive response" to the former's proposal for seat-sharing for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Congress on Saturday deliberated on selection of candidates for 174 seats in Maharashtra, which it had contested in the last assembly polls, with no seat arrangement still decided with Sharad Pawar's NCP for the October 15 vote.