Sena-NCP-Cong Aghadi announces ‘secular, all-inclusive’ CMP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress on Thursday afternoon announced a “secular, all-inclusive Common Minimum Programme” which will serve as the guiding principle for the Maha Vikas Aghadi government which will take office on Thursday, top party leaders said. The CMP focuses on farmers, unemployment, girls and women, besides industry, health, social justice and other sectors […]

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Cousin Raj invited for Uddhav Thackeray’s oath ceremony

Mumbai: Putting to rest all rumours, Chief Minister-designate Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday invited his estranged cousin and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled later in the day at the iconic Shivaji Park, party sources said here. “Yes… We have been told that Raj Thackeray has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony… […]

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Udhhav to be sworn-in as Maharashtra CM on Thursday

Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray late on Tuesday staked his claim to form the government in Maharashtra before Governor B.S. Koshyari, party sources said. The Governor has accepted the claim and announced that Thackeray will be sworn-in as on 5 p.m. on November 28 (Thursday) at Shivaji Park. A high-level delegation including NCP leader […]

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Uddhav Thackeray unanimously elected as chief of ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’, to become next Maha CM

Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav B. Thackeray was unanimously elected as chief of the ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ on Tuesday evening, paving the way for his becoming the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Thackeray’s name was proposed by Nationalist Congress Party state President Jayant Patil and Congress state President Balasaheb Thorat at a meeting of all the […]

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Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar quit after 4 days in office

Mumbai: In a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday quit, hours after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also submitted his resignation, four days after they were sworn-in early morning of November 23. “Ajit Pawar handed in his resignation this morning. So we don’t have the requisite numbers to […]

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Ajit Pawar quits as Maharashtra Deputy CM: Sources

Mumbai: Triggering yet another major political upheaval in Maharashtra politics within days, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is understood to have quit from his post, authoritative political sources said here on Tuesday. Ajit Pawar, who did not take charge of his new assignment on Monday, has submitted his resignation letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on […]