BJP spending crores in bid to topple Maharashtra govt, claims Mamata

Raising concerns over the fate of the country’s federal structure, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was spending crores of rupees to topple the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra and lashed out at the BJP-led Center over the arrests of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair and social activist Teesta Setalvad for … Read more

‘Being part of MVA a difficult journey; political interference in every constituency’

Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Bhiwandi East and two-time Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Corporator Rais Sheikh elaborates on where his party stands in the present political situation in Maharashtra, his experience working with the Thackerays and the future of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance. Q) The SP is part of the MVA alliance. Can … Read more

The Sunday Profile | A Maharashtra rerun, and the Comeback Man: Devendra Fadnavis

AT 51, Devendra Fadnavis is younger than the number of years Sharad Pawar has spent in electoral politics. Last week, the BJP leader achieved the near impossible in Maharashtra by outsmarting the grand old man of state politics and stealing power from right under his nose. Pawar, as reported by this paper, didn’t mince his … Read more

Unsung Heroes | BC Ravindra, forensic expert who provided invaluable leads in cases such as Kalburgi murder

With no concrete leads in hand on the killing of well-known writer MM Kalburgi, 77, outside his home at Dharwad on the morning of August 30, 2015 by an unidentified gunman, officers at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Karnataka police decided a new course of action a month later. Going by the modus operandi … Read more

The dramatic history of resort politics in India

For the last four days, a hotel in Guwahati has been at the center of India’s biggest political story. It is where the majority of MLAs from Maharashtra–rebels against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray–have been sequestered against the turmoil in Mumbai. The leader of the revolt, Maharashtra Urban Development and PWD Minister Eknath Shinde, claimed on … Read more

‘Uddhav should come to Assam for vacation,’ Himanta Biswa Sarma’s dig amid political turmoil in Maharashtra: Top developments | India News

NEW DELHI: The scales seem to be tilting towards the Eknath Shinde faction in the tussle to control the Shiv Sena, with nearly 40 of the party’s 55 MLA said to be rallying behind the rebel leader. Chief minister and Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray has vacated the official CM residence and moved to his … Read more

Maharashtra rebels in Guwahati — Horsetrading amid floods

The battle for the heart of Maharashtra unfolds before us like a scene out of the Greco Roman wars. On one side, we have the somewhat battle-weary combined forces of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi; On the other, Eknath Shinde, the mighty dissident from the Shiv Sena with his swelling band of brothers, claiming … Read more

Maharashtra political crisis key points: 3 more MLAs join Eknath Shinde camp in Guwahati | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid political instability in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, three more Shiv Sena’s rebel MLAs reached Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday morning. A resolution approved by the Shiv Sena Legislature Party, signed by 34 MLAs, stating that rebel leader Eknath Shinde Continues to be the leader has … Read more

Rebels don’t back down, Uddhav Thackeray leaves CM home, says will quit if MLAs say so

Uddhav was seen leaving Varsha, the official residence of the CM, with wife Rashmi and sons Aaditya and Tejas. He left with personal belongings, and was accompanied by Shiv Sainiks all the way to Matoshree, the Thackeray family home. Earlier, in an address which was more an appeal to the Sena continued after rebel minister … Read more

Crisis in Maharashtra govt as Sena’s Shinde rebels

Press Trust of India Mumbai/Surat Maharashtra’s ruling alliance on Tuesday battled its worst crisis since coming into existence in 2019 after senior Shiv Sena Minister Eknath Shinde rebelled against the party and herded over a dozen MLAs to Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, putting a huge question mark on the stability of the two-and-a-half-year-old Maha Vikas … Read more