Lack of support from big leaders, funds crunch hurting Maharashtra Congress candidates
In two rallies of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai, both former Congress chiefs Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora were missing in action.
Maharashtra Assembly Polls: No one to coordinate, plan for the Congress
With senior leaders such as Prithviraj Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and A...
Maharashtra polls: Congress releases 1st list of 51 candidates, ex-CM Ashok Chavan fielded from Bhokar
The first list also includes candidate...
Congress awaits BJP-Sena deal before declaring 1st list of candidates
Maharashtra will go to polls on October 21 and the counting will be held on October 24.
ED summons Raj Thackeray in IL&FS case; opposition parties term move ‘witch-hunt’
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, however, denied the allegation that BJP was behind the ED summons.
Maharashtra opposition parties dare Sena, BJP to conduct elections on ballot paper announce movement against EVM's
Raj Thackeray on Friday brought together leaders of the Congress, NCP, SSS & the Peasants and Workers Party against the use of EVM’s.
New Maharashtra Congress chief for pact with MNS
Congress had opposed NCP plan to partner Raj Thackeray-led MNS for LS elections.
Infighting plagues Maharashtra Congress
Two weeks back, the party appointed Balasaheb Thorat as leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) and Vijay Wadettiwar as leader of the Opposition, a move that was seen as more of a compromise formula to placate both of them.
After row, Sanjay Raut retracts comment on Indira-don meet
The Sena MP took back his comments after a furious Congress took up the issue up with Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and the BJP latching on to it to take on the ruling coalition. Congress leaders Milind Deora and Sanjay Nirupam also took issue with Raut over his remarks.
Lion’s share for NCP: Finance goes to Ajit, Anil Deshmukh gets Home
Among other NCP ministers, Jayant Patil has got Irrigation, Chaggan Bhujbal got food and civil supplies, Hasan Mushrif got rural development, Jitendra Awhad got housing, Balasaheb Patil got cooperation department.
NCP gets big chunk of power cake in Uddhav Thackeray's team
Besides the post of DCM, the NCP has got 12 cabinet and four ministers of state posts and around a dozen important portfolios with huge budgetary allocations annually. NCP President Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar is the new Finance Minister entrusted with the crucial job of improving the state's precarious financial position.
Maha portfolio allocation may be delayed due to Congress demands
Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan held meetings with Uddhav Thackeray and Ajit Pawar. There may be some reallocation of portfolios following these meetings. Even the NCP is seeking some portfolios from the Sena. The Congress is demanding two of these departments but is willing to settle for either rural development or agriculture.
Former Congress minister Balasaheb Thorat opposes water release into Jayakwadi dam
Balasaheb Thorat today opposed release of water from reservoirs in Ahmednagar and Nashik districts into the Jayakwadi dam in Marathwada region.
Maharashtra: Marathon talks between allies on portfolio allocation
The leaders held several rounds of talks with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the day, sources said. "Allocation of ministries has been almost finalized. All issues have been resolved. The allocation is expected to be announcedby tomorrow," a source said.
Congress forms 15-member panel to take on govt in monsoon session
The party has designated four former ministers to dwell upon issues which they had handled during the previous Congress-NCP government.
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