3 migrant workers on way to UP die on Maha-MP border

migNew Delhi, May 10: Three migrant workers who were on their way to Uttar Pradesh from Maharashtra, mostly walking, died in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, officials said.

The trio were among thousands of migrant workers who have set out on foot for their home states from Maharashtra in the last few weeks amid lockdown on account for coronavirus.

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EC may give nod to council polls in Maharashtra

uddhav-sandeep shastriNew Delhi, May 01: The Election Commission of India is likely to allow the polls to the legislative council in Maharashtra.

Polls are due to be held for nine council seats. These elections would give Maharashtra Chief Minster, Uddhav Thackeray an opportunity to get elected to the council. His six month deadline of being elected to the council ends on May 27.

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Constitutional crisis looms large in Maharashtra: Can Uddhav Thackeray hold on to CM’s seat?

uddhavthackMumbai, Apr 23: Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, who is battling a major pandemic in the state of Maharashtra is also now staring at a constitutional crisis.

Thackeray will have to get elected, either as a MLA or MLC before 24. He took oath as the Chief Minister on November 28. While the Election Commission has already postponed the Rajya Sabha polls, civic body elections and by-polls, Article 164 (4) of the Constitution says that Thackeray would have to be elected to either of the state legislature houses before May 24.

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Centre forms 6 inter-ministerial teams to oversee implementation of lockdown norms in 4 states

lockdown-new-25New Delhi, Apr 20: The Centre has constituted 6 inter-ministerial teams to make an assessment of the situation and augmented the efforts of the states in fighting and containing the spread of COVID-19 effectively.

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Maharashtra: 41 of the 42 ministers are crorepatis, 27 have criminal cases pending

maha-cabinetNew Delhi, Jan 02: In the Maharashtra government, 98 per cent of the ministers are crorepatis. This means out of the 42 ministers, 41 are crorepatis. The details were made available by a report of the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Maharashtra: Congress to be content with Speaker’s post, 12 ministerial berths

thackeray-pawar-soniaNew Delhi, Dec 01: After winning the trust vote, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress alliance appears to have some consensus with regard to the ministerial berths.

The Congress had asked for the post of Deputy Chief Minister, but negotiations have resulted in the NCP getting the post. The Congress would settle for the post of Speaker and 12 ministerial berths.

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Internal contradictions within Congress-NCP delays Cabinet formation

shivsena-ncp-congressNew Delhi, Nov 30: The Uddhav Thackeray-led alliance of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress may have it easy at the assembly today when it faces the floor test. The alliance claims that it has the support of over 162 MLAs, which is way ahead of the magic mark of 145.

Following the trust vote, there would be several issues for the alliance to sort out. There appears to be some disagreement on the post of deputy chief minister. Earlier, it was said that this post would go to the NCP and the Congress would have its Speaker.

Maharashtra: Floor test may be just a formality, but the real drama follows later

New Delhi, Nov 29: It may be a mere formality, but the floor test that Uddhav Thackeray is likely to take on Saturday would be an interesting one to watch.

Thackeray who took oath as chief minister of Maharashtra on Friday is likely to take the floor test at 2 pm. If all goes as per plan, then the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP together have 162 MLAs on the floor of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

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Maharashtra: The lessons for the BJP to learn

Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 28: After much drama in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will form the government with Uddhav Thackeray at the helm of affairs. One would say that the BJP would have been better off had it not staked a claim to form the government.

The early morning swearing-in by Devendra Fadnavis turned out to be a misadventure, as he was unable to muster up the numbers. There are some lessons for the BJP to learn from this incident.

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Can Shiv Sena and Congress iron out ideological differences in future

sonia-gandhi-uddhavNew Delhi, Nov 27: It may have appeared that the drama had ended in Maharashtra. However political analysts feel that there is more drama in store as the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress get ready to form the next government in the state, which has been in turmoil ever since the election results were announced.

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