Ashok Chavan

Congress leader Ashok Chavan admits to ‘issues’ in Maharashtra coalition government

The cracks in Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP coalition government in Maharashtra came out in open on Sunday (June 14) with senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan admitting to “issues” among allies in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition. Chavan, who is also a minister in Maharastra cabinet, added that the Congress has sought a meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to sort out the differences. The Congress leader expressed hope that CM Thackeray would meet the Congress leaders in the next two days.

Jun 14, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

Shiv Sena's stand not clear on CAA, NPR and NRC: Ashok Chavan

Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Thursday said that Shiv Sena`s stand is not clear on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), adding that the issue will be taken by Maharashtra coordination committee.

Feb 21, 2020, 06:42 AM IST

Congress leader Ashok Chavan: 'CAA will not be implemented in Maharashtra'

Congress leader & Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Ashok Chavan admits 'Congress entered into an alliance with Shiv Sena after the insistence of Muslim community. We won't allow the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Maharashtra.'

Jan 21, 2020, 18:12 PM IST

Ajit Pawar takes oath as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Ashok Chavan gets cabinet rank

Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar was sworn in as Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister on Monday (December 30), while former chief minister Ashok Chavan took oath as cabinet minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government.

Dec 30, 2019, 13:34 PM IST

Congress accuses BJP over delay in formation of Maharashtra govt

Speaking to IANS after meeting Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal, Chavan said: "BJP is responsible for the situation as it is unable to handle its own ally and it has nothing to take with us."

Nov 01, 2019, 17:41 PM IST

Maharashtra Congress in complete disarray, faces massive challenges ahead of polls

Veteran Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil had already joined BJP.  Ashok Chavan has submitted his resignation as the state party president. And with no clarity on Rahul Gandhi as party chief, it is stalemate within the Congress ahead of Maharashtra election later in 2019.

Jul 08, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

Ashok Chavan offers to quit as MPCC chief; calls for 'mass resignation' of Congress state in-charges

Chavan said that the party's massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was a "collective responsibility" and not that of party chief Rahul Gandhi alone.

May 25, 2019, 17:14 PM IST

9 former Congress CMs bite the dust in Lok Sabha election 2019

Those who faced defeat in Lok Sabha election 2019 include former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit from North East Delhi, Bhupinder Singh Hooda from Sonipat in Haryana, Harish Rawat (Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar in Uttarakhand) and ex-Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal. The others who lost are ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan from Nanded, Sushil Kumar Shinde from Maharashtra’s Solapur, Mukul Sangma from Tura in Meghalaya, Nabam Tuki from Arunachal West and Veerappa Moily from Chikkballapur in Karnataka.

May 23, 2019, 21:19 PM IST

Install jammers at EVM strongrooms to curb tampering: Congress leader Ashok Chavan

Congress leader Chavan claimed that wireless networks like mobile phone towers and wi-fi networks can be used by hackers to tamper the EVMs and this can be prevented by the installation of jammers.

May 07, 2019, 07:53 AM IST

Congress will form government at Centre under Rahul Gandhi in 2019: Ashok Chavan

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan Saturday exuded confidence that a government led by party president Rahul Gandhi will be formed at the Centre in 2019.

Nov 17, 2018, 22:33 PM IST

Congress to ally with like-minded parties to take on BJP, says Ashok Chavan in Mumbai

The Congress will ally with "like-minded" parties in Maharashtra, party's state unit chief has said.

Feb 07, 2018, 19:35 PM IST

Budgetary proposals lack roadmap for implementation: Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan

The proposals presented in the Union Budget today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lacked the roadmap for actual implementation, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2018, 23:35 PM IST

CBI to move SC against Ashok Chavan’s acquittal in Adarsh scam case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided to move the Supreme Court against Bombay High Court decision acquitting former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in Adarsh society scam case.

Jan 11, 2018, 16:12 PM IST

Congress to launch mass outreach programme in Maharashtra from January

 Buoyed by the party's performance in the recently-concluded Gujarat assembly polls, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has planned a mass outreach programme in the state from the next month, covering all the 282 assembly constituencies.

Dec 24, 2017, 13:04 PM IST

Bombay HC rejects plea against Ashok Chavan in Adarsh Housing scam

Bombay High Court has rejected Governor's plea to try Maharashtra's former chief minister Ashok Chavan as an accused in the Adarsh Housing scam

Dec 22, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Adarsh housing scam: Relief for Ashok Chavan, Bombay HC sets aside sanction to prosecute him

Ashok Chavan had to step down as the Maharashtra chief minister over charges of corruption in the Adarsh scam.

Dec 22, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

Congress bags 16 seats, BJP trailing in Nanded

The Congress` partner National Congress Party failed to secure any lead as per the ongoing vote count at 1 p.m.

Oct 12, 2017, 14:01 PM IST

Adarsh case: Governor can't be impleaded personally as respondent in petition, Ashok Chavan told

In March 2015, the high court dismissed a plea made by Chavan, who is the sitting Lok Sabha MP from Nanded, seeking deletion of his name from the case, as the Governor had refused to grant sanction.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

BJP won elections through malpractice, not merit: Congress

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan today attributed BJP's success in the civic bodies and zilla parishads elections to its "malpractice rather than merit".

Feb 23, 2017, 22:24 PM IST

Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan attacked at Nagpur rally

A Congress worker threw ink on former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan during a rally here on Saturday.

Feb 12, 2017, 11:27 AM IST