Maharashtra cabinet gives nod to make 'Tanhaji' tax-free in the state
The film, starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, has been directed by Om Raut.
After row, Sanjay Raut retracts comment on Indira-don meet
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After UP, 'Tanhaji' declared tax-free in Haryana; movie also enters Rs 100 cr-club
The film will also be made tax-free in Maharashtra.
Experienced hands Chhagan Bhujbal, Balasaheb Thorat, Subhash Desai make it to cabinet
Thackeray is heading a coalition government, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), whose main constituents are the Sena, the Congress and the NCP.
Balasaheb Thorat elected Maharashtra Congress legislature unit leader
AICC general secretary in-charge for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge made the announcement at a meeting of the party MLAs. "The Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has approved the name of Balasaheb Thorat as the Congress Legislature Party leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly," Kharge told the MLAs.
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.
Congress and NCP say Maharashtra portfolio allocation lopsided
Some of those who are upset include former Opposition leader Vijay Wadettiwar, a strong proponent of Congress and NCP supporting the Shiv Sena-led alliance in the state. He has gone incommunicado after the Cabinet reshuffle.
AICC must sort portfolio row: Shiv Sena
The power sharing tussle and ministerial portfolios are still delaying the Uddhav Thackeray-led cabinet in Maharashtra. Apart from the demand for one more important portfolio, urban development, two major internal issues in the Congress are proving to be the speed breaker before the portfolio allocation.
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.
Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets Finance, Anil Deshmukh Home
First-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, who is the son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given charge of the environment, tourism and protocol departments. Senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat has got the revenue ministry. Thackeray expanded his month-old ministry on December 30 by inducting 36 ministers.
Congress' last-minute demand delays portfolio allocation
The Congress has refused to submit its choice of ministers for the allocated portfolios, staying firm on its demand for plum posts and upping the mind games among the three main partners of the ruling coalition in Maharashtra.
Cabinet expansion in Maharashtra on December 30
Cabinet expansion of Maharashtra government will take place on December 30 with thirty-six ministers taking oath that day. Currently the Uddhav Thackeray-led cabinet has six ministers besides chief minister Thackeray. The swearing-in is likely to take place at the Vidhan Bhavan.
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.
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.
Ajit Pawar to become Maharashtra deputy chief minister, not take home
If a senior NCP leader is to be believed, Ajit Pawar was to be brought into the Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s cabinet on November 28 itself. However, NCP president Sharad Pawar decided it would be best to induct him at a later stage in view of Ajit’s “mistake” of joining hands with the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis.
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