Ever since the BJP and Shiv Sena went their separate ways while fighting for the Chief Ministers post in Maharashtra, presidents rule has been implemented in the state. While the NCP and Congress are trying to form an alternate government, mid-day's political editor Dharmendra Jore explains the current political scenario of Maharashtra. Watch this video to know more
Shiv Sena's attempt to form the government without pre-poll ally BJP failed badly, as the Congress and NCP failed to extend support within the governor's deadline on November 11, 2019. On Tuesday evening, the governor of Maharashtra has recommended the president's rule in the state after the NCP asked the governor for more time to cobble up numbers. Watch this video to know more
Claiming that the decisions regarding construction of Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi was not solely of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, party leader Sharad Pawar on Tuesday expressed confidence to fight the legal battle on the same.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal appeared at Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on Monday in Mumbai for questioning in the money laundering case filed against his family related to Maharashtra Sadan scam.
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar was discharged from hospital on Wednesday. He was hospitalised following complaints of exhaustion. Pawar said that doctor has advised him to take rest and avoid travelling.
On the occasion of 75th birthday celebrations of National Communist Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi wished him and said he was the Chief Minister for four times and was yet remembered for his effective leadership.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar was re-elected as the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President. Pawar got elected with 172 votes. Second in the trail was newcomer Vijay Patil with 145 votes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "We have responded with courage to ceasefire violations". Also taking jibe at Sharad Pawar's on his home turf, Modi said "Issues like ceasefire violations should not be a matter of debate for political gains".
Maharashtra drought: Sugar barons from Sharad Pawar's party stealing water? Video courtesy: NDTV
Political tension between two major parties in Maharashtra has resulted in spasms of violence across the state. Six people in Mumbai have been arrested for rioting, all of them belonging to Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). Video courtesy: NDTV
MNS chief Raj Thackeray's recent comments about the powerful Pawars of the Nationalist Congress Party sparked street fights in several parts of Maharashtra between workers of the two parties last evening. Video courtesy: NDTV
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers were attacked by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers in various regions of Maharashtra following comments in a rally by MNS chief Raj Thackeray on NCP leaders Sharad and Ajit Pawar Video adapted from NDTV
Income tax officials have raided the home of Maharashtra minister Bhaskar Jadhav, who belongs to the NCP headed by union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar. Mr Jadhav had been criticized for hosting a lavish wedding for his son and daughter at a time when the state is in the midst of a drought. He is Maharashtra's minister of state for urban development. Video courtesy: NDTV
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray died in Mumbai today. The 86 year old founder of the Sena was ailing and being treated at his home in Matoshree in Bandra East. As soon as the news of his death was announced, the BJP which is in alliance with the Shiv Sena in the state announced that they would cancel the dinner meeting with the Prime Minister slated for later today. The Prime Minister's Office also tweeted saying that the dinner with the UPA allies was cancelled. Video courtesy: NDTV
Leaders of the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party will meet in Mumbai this afternoon to discuss next steps after the resignation of party leader Ajit Pawar as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister; sources say partymen are expected to request Mr Pawar, who has quit over allegations of an irrigation scam, to withdraw his resignation. Senior leader Praful Patel is flying to Mumbai to handle the crisis. Video courtesy: NDTV
Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, has offered to resign over allegations of an irrigation scam. Mr Pawar belongs to the Nationalist Congress Party or NCP, headed by his uncle, Sharad Pawar, who is Union Agriculture Minister. Video courtesy: NDTV
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar claimed in the Rajya Sabha that suicide deaths by farmers due to agrarian reasons had dropped significantly to 152 in the current year as compared to 14000 in 2011. But just Vidarbha region has reported 528 farmer suicide deaths this year. And in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. NDTV travelled to Medak district just outside Hyderabad to find five farmers had died the same week that Mr Pawar made his claim. Video courtesy: NDTV
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar claimed in the Rajya Sabha last Friday that suicide deaths by farmers has dropped significantly to 152 in the current year as compared to 14, 000 in 2011 Video courtesy: NDTV
The Maharashtra government has shifted blame on Union Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for the wastage of over two tonnes of rice, meant for poor. The foodgrain has been rotting in open godown for over two years in Gadchiroli district. Video courtesy: NDTV
Villages in India may lack good roads, power, drinking water and sanitation. But the leaders of some of those villages in Maharashtra showed up with status symbol cars at a convention organised in Pune by Sharad Pawar's party, the NCP. Video courtesy: NDTV