Maharashtra Assembly Election Results 2019

Live: CM Uddhav Thackeray sanctions Rs 20 crore for Raigad, assures help for Maharashtra farmers

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the 18th chief minister of the state on Thursday, ending the month-long political crisis in Maharashtra. After the swearing-in ceremony, the newly-appointed Maharashtra CM will hold his first cabinet meeting at around 8 PM. The 59-year-old Thackeray has thus become the third Shiv Sena leader after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane to become the CM of Maharashtra.

Nov 28, 2019, 08:41 AM IST

Sharad Pawar wants NCP leader Ajit Pawar to take oath as Deputy CM after floor test: Sources

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has reportedly decided that Ajit Pawar will take oath as deputy chief minister only after the floor test of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra.

Nov 28, 2019, 07:57 AM IST

Aaditya invites Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh for Uddhav Thackeray's swearing-in as Maharashtra CM

Aaditya Thackeray met both Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan in Delhi and invited to them attend the swearing-in ceremony of his father Uddhav Thackeray as  Maharashtra chief minister.

Nov 28, 2019, 06:49 AM IST

I will remain with NCP, says Ajit Pawar amid Maharashtra Deputy CM post murmurs

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who stunned everyone by rebelling against his uncle and NCP chief Sharad Pawar last week, on Wednesday said he will remain with NCP and he had never left the party.

Nov 27, 2019, 13:25 PM IST

Ahead of oath-taking ceremony of new MLAs, Supriya Sule welcomes cousin Ajit Pawar with a hug

Talking to media after welcoming Ajit Pawar with a hug, NCP leader Supriya Sule said that never had any rift with her cosuin.

Nov 27, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

Live: Uddhav Thackeray calls up PM Modi, invites him for swearing-in ceremony

Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday staked his claim to form the government in Maharashtra as the leader of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance.

Nov 27, 2019, 07:40 AM IST

Ajit Pawar meets NCP chief Sharad Pawar after stepping down as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Ajit Pawar decided to meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar after several party leaders urged him to end differences with the party patriarch and return to the party fold. 

Nov 27, 2019, 07:21 AM IST

Ajit Pawar resigns as Deputy CM amid ongoing Maharashtra drama

Ajit Pawar's resignation comes in the wake of the Supreme Court order for a floor test in the Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday (November 27).

Nov 26, 2019, 15:31 PM IST

The political journey of Ajit Pawar, who rebelled against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, to join hands with bete noire Fadnavis

Political watchers can never forget the year 1978 when Sharad Pawar had pulled a heist on the late Maharashtra CM Vasantdada Patil, garnering the support of 38 MLAs to topple Patil's coalition government.

Nov 26, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

Shiv Sena slams Ajit Pawar, BJP, claims Fadnavis' government will fall

After the Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) put up a show of strength by parading 162 of their MLAs at a five-star hotel in Mumbai on Monday (November 25), the Shiv Sena on Tuesday (November 26) slammed NCP supremo Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar for riding on his uncle's hard work to make a name for himself in politics. In an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena challenged Ajit Pawar to start his own party and show the world that he has the guts to become a political leader on his own.

Nov 26, 2019, 08:43 AM IST

Maharashtra government formation: Here's the number game

 In the list, the alliance has claimed that it has the support of 162 MLAs, including 56 from Shiv Sena, 44 from Congress, 51 from Nationalist Congress Party and 11 Independents.

Nov 25, 2019, 13:21 PM IST

Congress-NCP-Sena submit letter of MLAs supporting alliance to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Amid the ongoing political drama over government formation in Maharashtra, leaders of Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena on Monday (November 25) arrived at the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

Nov 25, 2019, 12:00 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi accuses BJP of trying to repeat Karnataka game in Maharashtra

The game of political upmanship in Maharashtra took an unexpected turn on Saturday (November 23) after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari called BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis to take oath as the chief minister of state.

Nov 25, 2019, 10:39 AM IST

Amid Maharashtra drama, Shiv Sena agrees to make Ajit Pawar CM for 2.5 years: Sources

It is to be noted that Ajit Pawar has joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday and took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

Nov 25, 2019, 08:43 AM IST

All about Rule 12 used by PM Narendra Modi to revoke President's Rule in Maharashtra without Cabinet recommendation

Rule 12 allows for revocation of President’s Rule without Cabinet approval if the Prime Minister “deems it necessary”.

Nov 24, 2019, 15:42 PM IST

I am safe, will support Sharad and Ajit Pawar, says 'missing' NCP MLA Daulat Daroda

 Notably, a 'missing' person complaint about NCP MLA Dault Daroda was filed on Saturday (November 23) by former MLA Pandurang Barora at Shahapur police station.

Nov 24, 2019, 13:56 PM IST

SC rejects Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP demand to hold immediate floor test, final order on November 25

The SC, however, issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on a plea filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Cong challenging Maharashtra Governor's decision to swear in Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar as chief minister and deputy CM on Saturday (November 23).

Nov 24, 2019, 13:36 PM IST

We have 165 MLAs with us, BJP government will fall, claims Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

Commenting on BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis' move to take oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra with Ajit Pawar as his deputy on Saturday (November 23), Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that it was a wrong step taken by BJP and Ajit Pawar.

Nov 24, 2019, 11:38 AM IST

Shiv Sena slams BJP's 'politics of shamelessness', says Ajit Pawar's wings cut off

Amid high political drama on Saturday, the President's rule was revoked in Maharashtra and Fadnavis took oath as the CM with senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar as his deputy.

Nov 24, 2019, 10:30 AM IST

Amid Maharashtra drama, Shahapur NCP MLA Daulat Daroda goes 'missing', police complaint filed

In an unprecedented turn of events which left political watchers stunned, the BJP on Saturday (November 23) succeeded in returning to power in Maharashtra with the help of senior NCP MLA Ajit Pawar. 

Nov 24, 2019, 09:52 AM IST