NCP says Pawar's security at Delhi home 'withdrawn', flays BJP
Maharashtra minister and NCP's chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said party leaders cannot be scared off with such a move.
"Free Kashmir" placard holder apologises, bats for J&K peace
The placard with "Free Kashmir" message, held a loft by a woman at the Gateway o...
Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets Finance, Anil Deshmukh Home
First-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, who is the son of Chief Minis...
Getting Maharashtra economy past USD 1 trillion mark tough: Jayant Patil
Jayant Patil said Maharashtra's economy was growing at 7 per cent and to achieve the USD one trillion mark, it would have to accelerate at 15 per cent annually, which seems improbable.
Maharashtra govt working on merging PMC and MSC Banks: Jayant Patil
Speaking on the issue of PMC bank depositors, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil said, “Depositors of Punjab and Maharasht...
Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray rejigs some portfolios of NCP's Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal
On December 12, Jayant Patil was allocated Finance and Planning, Housing, Public Health, Co-operation, Food & Civil Supplies, Labour and Minority Welfare ministries. Chhagan Bhujbal was entrusted with Irrigation, Rural Development, Social Justice, Excise, Skill Development, Food and Drug Administration portfolios.
NCP yet to decide name for deputy CM's post, says Jayant Patil
The deputy chief minister's post has come the NCP's way as per the power-sharing formula in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, while the Congress has got the Assembly Speaker's post.
Maharashtra portfolio: Finance for Ajit Pawar, home for deputy CM Jayant Patil likely
According to the portfolio-sharing arrangement that is being worked out by the three main parties, NCP’s Jayant Patil, who has already been sworn in as a minister, could become the deputy chief minister and given the home portfolio. Maharashtra has a tradition of allotting the home portfolio to an ally of the CM’s party.
NCP-Congress, allies support idea of forming govt with Sena: Jayant Patil
The Sena, NCP and Congress are currently working out modalities for formation of a government in the state, which has been under President's rule since November 12. Congress and NCP's pre-poll allies include Peasants and Workers Party, Samajwadi Party and Swabhimani Paksha.
Expansion of Maharashtra cabinet likely by December 23
At the meeting, Sharad Pawar indicated that he will meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and that the expansion of the Cabinet could take place within two days after the session ends on December 21, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.
Pawar to Meet MLAs as appeal for making Ajit deputy CM grows
Sena and Congress leaders want Ajit to be given an important role in the Thackeray cabinet to fine-tune coalition synergy. Pawar’s decision will bring clarity on which NCP minister will get the key home ministry after the post-assembly session Cabinet expansion.
Maha Vikas Aghadi to have 2 coordination committees to guide the govt: Jayant Patil
NCP leader Jayant Patil said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance) government to have two coordination committees. “W...
PMC Bank depositors' worries to be taken up with RBI: Minister
Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, over a long period of time, had given more than Rs 6,700 crore in loans to the Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd, which is 73% of its total advances, and which turned sour with the bankruptcy of the company. Its total loans stand at around 9,000 crore and the deposits at over Rs 11,610 crore.
Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government yet to reach understanding over portfolios
According to insiders, Congress had agreed to eight Cabinet and five ministers of state berths but the party changed its position and began insisting on one more Cabinet berth, especially after senior party leaders, such as Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan, began exerting pressure on the leadership.
Jayant Patil's appointment as NCP legislative party leader invalid: BJP's Ashish Shelar
As the NCP sacked Ajit Pawar and appointed party state president Jayant Patil as its legislative party chief, BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Sa...
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