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Friday, December 13, 2019

Shubhangi Khapre


Fadnavis questions clean chit to Ajit Pawar in irrigation scam
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

He said that the ACB findings that led to the agency exonerating Pawar of the allegations he had been facing would not stand legal scrutiny.

Maharashtra: Tightrope walk awaits unlikely allies
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Even Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seemed a little surprised that he and his two new-found allies, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), had managed to achieve what they had.

Our party made political blunders, thinking of taking up Sena offer: BJP’s Khadse
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Although Khadse did not directly name party leaders at the Centre or state, his ire was directed against the style of functioning in the organisation, and the decision to form a government with NCP leader Ajit Pawar.

Maharashtra BJP leaders hope for new beginning as Opposition
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The euphoria among the cadre after Fadnavis had taken oath as the CM on Saturday has faded, with the party BJP headquarters wearing a deserted look.

From a Pawargrab to Pawar pushback: How BJP lost vote of over-confidence
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Sources said the “situation was such” that the leaders, who met after the Supreme Court direction for a floor test, had to take a decision asking Fadnavis to resign.

Uddhav Thackeray to become CM, swearing-in at Shivaji Park tomorrow
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Tuesday night invited Uddhav Thackeray to take the oath of office and secrecy at 6.40 pm on Thursday at the Shivaji Park in Dadar after he received a letter from the Maha Vikas Aghadi which stated it had the support of 166 MLAs.

With Operation Lotus, BJP prepares for floor test
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The BJP, the single largest party with 105 MLAs, requires the support of 40 more MLAs to get to a simple majority of 145 in the 288-member state Assembly.

A 12-day operation, a line to Ajit: how BJP turned tables on Sena, NCP, Congress in Maharashtra
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

BJP national president Amit Shah put on the job his trusted lieutenant Bhupender Yadav, the party general secretary who was in-charge of elections in Maharashtra.

Waiting in the wings: Sena’s new Maha power balance
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Ties with BJP have been strained. But is that what explains the Shiv Sena going for broke in Maharashtra? Or is it part of the churning within the party, seeking to expand its base and in midst of a generation change, seven years after Bal Thackeray’s death? The Indian Express report on a new Maharashtra power balance

Maharashtra govt formation: Horse-trading bid unlikely, prefer fresh elections, say BJP leaders
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Sources in the BJP said the only possibility of Maharashtra getting a government now is if the three other main parties — the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress — come together.

Heard in BJP corridors: How will Shiv Sena explain betraying mandate & Hindutva plank
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Hours after caretaker Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to say that he doesn’t have the numbers to stake a claim, BJP leaders said the move will send a positive message to the cadre as well as the voters.

As Fadnavis quits, Uddhav says form govt or will look at options
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

This was the first time Fadnavis and Thackeray elaborated about their differences in public. They did not, however, rule out joining hands in the coming days. But both also put the onus of taking forward negotiations for government formation on each other.

Maharashtra deadlock: As Sena goes into huddle, BJP expects ally to soften stand
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

The BJP believes if a government is not formed, the Sena will have to explain to the people why it failed to honour the public mandate.

Maharashtra: Another agri crisis looms, over 40% of kharif crop damaged
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

In its assessment of the extent of damage, the state agriculture department has said that over 54.22 lakh hectares have been hit by heavy rain, with the eight districts of Marathwada reporting damage across over 22.71 lakh hectares.

Sena climbs down, BJP signals ready to give it Dy CM post, 13-15 berths in govt
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The BJP, according to sources, is not ruling out conceding 13-15 ministerial posts to the Sena. This will leave the BJP with 27-29 posts.

Shiv Sena drives a hard bargain in Maharashtra, tells BJP: Rotate CM post, give it to us in writing
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

With Sena stuck on its demand for a 50:50 power sharing formula and the Chief Minister’s post, the alliance partners are yet to formally stake claim to form the government.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still in hunt for CM’s post, BJP likely to offer Deputy CM
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has indicated that the party is willing to concede the Deputy Chief Minister’s post to the Shiv Sena,” said a highly placed source in the BJP here.

BJP MLAs set to elect Fadnavis as legislative party leader on Oct 30
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

The party’s performance in urban areas like Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Amravati, Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara (with the exception of Mumbai where the BJP won 16 out of the total 36 seats) is being attributed to voters’ rejection of the national plank — Article 370 — in the Assembly polls.

Maharashtra BJP reads the votes: Article 370 may not have worked in some pockets
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

While the party feels reforms undertaken in the agriculture sector, primarily the state government’s flagship Jalyukt Shivar project, yielded positive results in the rural belt, its performance in urban areas is being attributed to voters’ rejection of the “national plank” — Article 370 — in some pockets.

As ally twists knife, Fadnavis admits: Tried for merit, got first class
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Indicating that the result was below his hope to cross the halfway mark, Fadnavis invoked the example of a hardworking student. “We prepared for merit (an entry in the top-ranking list). But ended with first class results,” he said.