Is the Fadnavis factor standing in the way of a BJP-Shiv Sena reunion

New Delhi, July 05: Political circles are abuzz with the possibility of the BJP and Shiv Sena getting back together and forming the government in Maharashtra. Speculation is rife that Devendra Fadnavis is likely to be moved to New Delhi and would be part of the Cabinet expansion, which has been in the pipeline for sometime.

The question is whether the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance would form the government without Fadnavis at the helm. While many in the BJP say that a BJP government without Fadnavis at the helm in Maharashtra is ruled out, the question is whether the Shiv Sena would give up the post of Chief Minister.

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Plot to kill BJP leader: ATS arrests four from Maharashtra, Karnataka

arrestNew Delhi, Aug 25: The Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has picked up four suspects from Karnataka and Maharashtra after a plot to kill a BJP leader was unearthed.

The four were picked up after the arrest of a Chhota Shakeel gang member in Ahmedabad. The sharpshooter was picked up after the ATS learnt that he had been hired to kill Gordhan Zadafia, who was the home minister of the state in 2002, when the Gujarat riots took place.

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Sushant Rajput death: Ball in SC’s court as Bihar, Maharashtra police fight it out

sushantsinghNew Delhi, Aug 01: The death of Sushant Singh Rajput is taking several turns and now both the Maharashtra and Bihar police want to be heard by the Supreme Court before any decision on the FIR is taken.

While Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi has demanded a CBI probe, the Enforcement Directorate registered a money laundering case. On the other hand, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Udhav Thackeray attacked the BJP for criticising the Mumbai police on its probe.

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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.