Shinde hails ‘Two Swords & Shield’ symbol, says it has origins in Maharashtra

Mumbai/New Delhi | The Election Commission (EC) has allotted the poll symbol ‘Two Swords & Shield’ to the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena party headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, officials said. The EC has made the interim arrangement to enable the party put up a candidate for the upcoming by-polls to Andheri East assembly elections and […]

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (File Image | IANS)

Shinde faction sends 3 new symbols to EC ahead of by-election

New Delhi | The Eknath Shinde faction has sent 3 new election symbols to the Election Commission (EC) regarding the Andheri assembly by-election in Mumbai. A day earlier, the Election Commission had rejected his 3 symbols including the gada (mace). The final decision is expected on Tuesday. This follows the EC’s decision to put an […]

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (File Image | IANS)

Threats to Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde from unknown caller, security tightened

Mumbai | Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s security cover was tightened after specific inputs indicating threats to his life through a mystery phone call on Sunday. The Home Department, handled by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has also ordered a probe with efforts on to trace the call and the unknown caller. Simultaneously, security at Shinde’s […]

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (Image: IANS)

Eknath Shinde: Humble auto-rickshaw driver catapulted to CM’s driving seat

Mumbai | Decades ago, when Eknath Sambhaji Shinde was driving an auto-rickshaw, he may have never dreamt that one day he would change the course of state politics and zoom straight to the top driving seat of Maharashtra as its 20th Chief Minister. After an unprecedented political upheaval masterminded by him late on June 20, in […]