Uddhav Thackeray has less than a month to save his job

uddhavthackNew Delhi, Apr 29: The fate of Uddhav Thackeray hangs in the balance, with the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari remaining non-committal on his nomination as a member of the legislative council.

A delegation met with the Governor urging him to nominate Thackeray to the council. With the Governor remaining non-committal the coalition in the state will now approach the Election Commission of India for early polls to the council.

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Uddhav’s in-experience, political distancing of Shiv Sena defeating fight against coronavirus

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Udhav Thackeray, Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Apr 24: Maharashtra is facing one of its worst crisis in handling the coronavirus spread. The state tops the national number and the spread of the infection in Dharavi, Asia”s largest slum is not making matters easy either.

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On Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Shah’s stinging reply to the Shiv Sena

amit-shah-parliament1New Delhi, Dec 11: Amit Shah gave a stinging response to the Shiv Sena, which had sought to do a u-turn on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

The Shiv Sena which had backed the Bill in the Lok Sabha abstained from voting in the Rajya Sabha, a day after it said that the Bill did not address the insecurities of many people.

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Amidst Shiv Sena’s flip flops on CAB, BJP floor managers confident of a Rajya Sabha passage

uddhavthackNew Delhi, Dec 10: The Shiv Sena which is in flip-flop mode on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has said that it would not support the Bill in the Upper House if their suggestions are not accepted.

The Sena had supported the Bill in the Lok Sabha after Union Home Minister, Amit Shah had tabled it.

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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What if NCP boycotts the floor test in

New Delhi, Nov 25: A floor test in Maharashtra is certain. The Supreme Court would pronounce its order on Tuesday on a batch of petitions that sought a direction to declare the invitation by the Governor to Devendra Fadnavis as illegal.

The petitioners also sought for a direction to conduct an early floor test. The BJP says it has the requisite numbers to prove its majority. A similar claim has also been made by the Shiv Sena. The NCP led by Sharad Pawar has claimed that none of the 54 MLAs are with Ajit Pawar.

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BJP’s Plan B was ready even before the elections

New Delhi, Nov 24: The BJP along with the NCP’s Ajit Pawar pulled off a surprise on Saturday, when they decided to form the government in Maharashtra. In an early morning development, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as Chief Minister and Ajit Pawar his deputy.

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Maharashtra: How BJP outsmarted the rest as Sanjay Raut blabbered and Shiv Sena fiddled

raut-thackerayDays of meetings, loud statements did not prove to be beneficial for the Shiv Sena-NCP and Congress alliance, and the parties were outdone by a simple strategy of the BJP who stayed quiet on proceedings

We live in interesting times and never has the media got it wrong on so many counts so many times. While everyone including the leaders of the Shiv Sena went to bed on Friday night thinking that they would form the government the next day, a team of the BJP worked late into the night to give all of us a surprise the next morning.

The headline at 8:10 am on Saturday, which was meant to read, “Uddhav Thackeray sworn-in as chief minister of Maharashtra,” instead read, “Devendra Fadnavis sworn-in as Maharashtra CM, Ajit Pawar, his deputy.”

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