Ajay Jadhav

Articles By Ajay Jadhav

Metro project impact on Mutha: NGT directs committee to consider issues raised by environmentalist

Environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar has claimed that the expert committee’s observations on the environmental impact of the Metro project, especially those on the river flood level, were “grossly flawed”.

Pune Collector replaces district guardian minister as head of water panel

The appointment of administrative officers as committee chiefs will likely lead to less political interference in water management decisions. Pune city, especially, has seen a fair share of acrimony between the state Irrigation department and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) over the amount of water drawn by the civic body.

Maharashtra govt formation: Sena-NCP tie-up — Not the first time

While Pawar’s impressive election campaign has set the stage for NCP’s resurgence in Maharashtra, senior party leaders said that returning to power in Maharashtra is essential for the party to keep its flock together and rebuild.

Baramati results: Most of it is good news for NCP-Cong, but alliance loses voters in 2 seats

The Assembly poll results in Baramati, which has the Assembly segments of Daund, Indapur, Baramati, Purandar, Bhor and Khadakwasla, have brought more cheer for NCP. The party won two seats, its ally Congress won two, but the alliance lost two seats to the BJP.

Across party lines, 5 corporators from Pune script tale of triumph in state polls

The BJP had taken a chance with Kamble and Shirole, who replaced sitting MLAs Dilip Kamble and Vijay Kale in their constituencies Pune Cantonment and Shivajinagar, respectively.

What saffron alliance lost in 6 months in Pune: Over 2 lakh votes

The BJP had seen its fortunes rise in Pune since the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, when it won all the eight Assembly segments in the city, followed by winning 100 seats in the 2017 civic polls and coming to power in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). 

Pune: Tupe & Tingre torpedo BJP dream of clean sweep

NCP chief Chetan Tupe, 48, who defeated sitting BJP legislator Yogesh Tilekar in Hadapsar, is the son of former city MP Vithalrao Tupe. The results were a form of sweet revenge for Tupe, who was defeated by Tilekar in the 2014 Assembly polls in a multi-corner fight.

BJP retains 6 seats, 3 by only a narrow margin

The results are a significant setback for BJP, which refused to part with a single seat in the city for its ally Shiv Sena, banking on its performance in the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year, when party leader Girish Bapat won the Pune seat by a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes.

Western Maharashtra: NCP-Congress wrests lost bastion

NCP leader Ajit Pawar, senior NCP leader Dilip Walse-Patil and state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil were the prominent winners, while Vijay Shivtare of the Shiv Sena, Harshvardhan Patil and Bala Bhegde of the BJP were the prominent losers.

Clean sweep for BJP or another shot for Cong-NCP? Pune to find out today

Sticking to a seat-sharing arrangement which left the local Shiv Sena unit miffed, the BJP decided to contest all the Assembly seats in the city this time.

Pune: Low turnout makes BJP jittery, Cong-NCP hopeful

BJP says ‘have to figure out reasons’; Cong says ‘beginning of downfall of ruling party’

Patil spends the day in Kothrud before rushing to vote in Kolhapur

Patil, who is the state revenue minister, is a native of Kolhapur. He was born and brought up in Mumbai.

BJP worry: Kasba, Pune Cantt

In the 2014 assembly elections, the Kasba seat saw a turnout of 61.57 per cent, ensuring victory for Girish Bapat, the Pune MP, for the fifth consecutive time.

No rain but no gain: Turnout dips to 57% in Pune

According to the district election officer, the estimated voter turnout in urban areas was 48 per cent while it was 66 per cent in rural areas. Even during the Lok Sabha elections, the urban parts of the district recorded 49.84 per cent voter turnout.

On campaign trail in Pune: PM, CM, film stars, missing Congress, combative NCP

The Indian Express takes a closer look at the campaign strategy pursued by each party, and the leaders who made a difference

Hadapsar seat: Same BJP, NCP & MNS candidates, but 2 leaders have alliance support this time

The seat was won by the BJP in the 2014 Assembly polls, during the party’s clean sweep in Pune, when it won all the eight seats in the city.

Bureaucrat behind Jalyukt Shivar in fray; rival BJP and Sena candidates worried

Jalyukt Shivar is a model to reduce water crisis in drought-prone areas across the state. While the bureacrat is considered to be close to NCP chief Sharad Pawar, he is contesting as an Independent candidate.

Just the beginning… action against tainted will not stop now, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister also spoke of his government’s action on Article 370 as a major achievement. “Article 370 was a bottleneck for the last 70 years. We took the decision of abrogating Article 370 to bring in ‘one country, one Constitution’,” Modi said.

Maharashtra elections: Those who could not be touched made accountable, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister also spoke of his government’s move in Jammu and Kashmir as a major achievement.

Bureaucrat behind Jalyukt Shivar in fray; rival BJP and Sena candidates worried

Maan-Khatav was one of the handful of seats won by the Congress in the 2014 Assembly elections by then party leader Jaykumar Gore.