BJP's Rahul Narwekar is new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (Photo: Twitter/BJP Maharashtra)

BJP’s Rahul Narwekar is new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Mumbai | As anticipated, the new ruling alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA, Advocate Rahul Narwekar was elected the new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, here on Sunday. Narwekar secured 164 votes and defeated his sole rival — the Maha Vikas Aghadi-backed Shiv Sena candidate Rajan Salvi — who secured 107 votes, in the 288-member House. […]

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‘Will hear today at 5pm’, SC on Shiv Sena chief whip plea against Governor’s order for floor test

New Delhi | Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s direction to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to take a floor test and prove its majority in the House on Thursday (June 30). The court agreed to hear the case at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Special Assembly […]

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Shiv Sena ‘family head’ Thackeray softens, urges rebels to return for talks

Mumbai | In an apparent softening of stance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray — who is also Shiv Sena President — on Tuesday appealed to the rebel group camping in Guwahati to return and hold discussions. “Many of you are in contact with us and are still emotionally connected with the Shiv Sena. The families of […]

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CM Thackeray yanks off portfolios of rebel ministers

Mumbai | A week into the unprecedented political crisis that threatens the survival of Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday stripped all the nine rebel ministers of their portfolios and allocated them to other existing ministers. The decision was taken in public interest to ensure a smooth functioning of all departments […]

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (File Image | IANS)

Thackeray snaps at rebels: ‘Use your father’s name, not my dad’s, to win polls’

Mumbai | Shiv Sena President and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday launched a scathing attack on purported attempts by the rebel group to christen itself after the party founder-patriarch, the late Balasaheb Thackeray. “Don’t invoke my Dad’s name, use your father’s name, to win the elections,” said a livid Thackeray, presiding over a meeting of […]