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  • No progress in Maharashtra’s irrigation potential: Congress

    Mumbai: The Congress claimed Wednesday that despite the BJP-led Maharashtra government spending more than Rs 64,000 crore on upgrading water resources in the last four years, there has been no substantial increase in the state’s irrigation potential.

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    BJP incompetent, Shiv Sena needs to walk out: Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam thanked 21 political parties for supporting the Congress-led Bharat bandh in protest of consistent hike in fuel prices.  Chavan called the BJP Govt a failure as he said, “BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today stated that the Govt cannot bring down the fuel prices. This reflects their incompetence and further proves that the BJP government has failed miserably. They obviously

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    Mixed response to all-India shutdown in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The all-India anti-fuel price hike shutdown evoked a mixed response in Maharashtra on Monday, with all parties – barring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena – joining it wholeheartedly. In Mumbai and other cities, large numbers took to the streets, railway stations, bus depots, and other public places carrying banners and placards, raising anti-government slogans, taking out processions or staging sit-in protests against the spiraling prices of petrol, diesel and gas. However,

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    People will break dahi handi of government’s ‘sins’ in 2019, says Ashok Chavan

    Satara: The opposition Congress tapped the popular festival of ‘Dahi Handi’ being celebrated Monday in Maharashtra to protest against the alleged ‘sins’ of the BJP-led governments in the state and at the Centre. Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan broke a ‘dahi handi’ (an earthen pot), symbolising the alleged ‘sins’ of the two governments, while leading the protest at Karad here in the state. Party leaders and activists carried banners, having a message that the handi of

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    Maharashtra: Congress launches ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra’ against BJP government

    Kolhapur: The Congress party today launched its ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra’ campaign here to highlight the “failures” of the BJP-led central and state governments in fulfilling the promises given to the people. The campaign also aims to convey to the people the solutions that the Congress has to offer. The campaign was launched in the presence of party general secretary in-charge for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge, state Congress chief Ashok Chavan, Opposition Leader in Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe

  • Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan visits Lalu Prasad Yadav at Mumbai hospital

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan today called on former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital here. Chavan visited the Asian Heart Institute at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) this morning to meet Yadav and enquire about his health. Senior Congress leader and former minister Arif Mohammed Naseeb Khan, who accompanied Chavan, gave information about their visit to the hospital.

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    Mumbai: Time to launch ‘Chale Jao’ andolan against BJP govt, says Congress

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirpuam on Thursday urged people to unite against the current BJP government to achieve independence in the true sense. The Congress workers led by Chavan undertook a ‘Tiranga March’ on the occasion of August Kranti Day, which marks the historic Quit India Movement.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Congress leader Ashok Chavan accuses Maharashtra CM Fadnavis of being ‘pathological liar’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) pulled out all the stops in its onslaught against the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Monday. MPCC president Ashok Chavan accused Fadnavis of being a ‘pathological liar.’ “This chief minister has consistently misled the citizens of Maharashtra on farm loan waivers, Maratha and Dhangar reservations and other pertinent issues. How can one rely on his latest assurance on Maratha resevation,” Chavan told reporters in Nanded.

  • Mumbai Congress to organise morcha against Rafale deal of BJP

    MUMBAI: The Congress would take out a morcha against the non-disclosure of the Rafale jet purchase price by the BJP-led Central govt, in Mumbai, on July 30. The forthcoming march is the part of similar protests the Congress is planning to organise across the country, senior party leaders said on Thursday.

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    Maharashtra: Why Congress blamed Devendra Fadnavis for not minding Home Ministry; read full story

    Mumbai: The Congress has accused the police and administration of inaction over Sunday lynching incident in Dhule. A group of labourers who had come in search of work to Sakhri taluka in Dhule were lynched after a rumour circulated about child kidnappers having come to the village. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan has condemned this inhuman act of violence.

  • Dhule lynching: Kin of five victims refuse to take bodies, seeks justice and compensation

    Dhule, The shocked families of five persons who were lynched on Sunday after being suspected to be kidnappers refused to accept their bodies on Monday, seeking justice and compensation here. Simultaneously, the Congress targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government and police, blaming them for failure to prevent the incident.

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    Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan expresses grief over Mumbai plane crash

    Mumbai, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan today expressed grief over the death of five people after a chartered plane crashed in suburban Ghatkopar. “Pained to learn about the Chartered PlaneCrash in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar. This is very unfortunate that five people including one person on ground lost lives in this crash. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
    #MumbaiPlaneCrash,” the former chief minister said on Twitter.

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    Maharashtra government not consulted on Aramco, ADNOC pact: Subhash Desai

    Mumbai: A senior minister from the Shiv Sena on Tuesday alleged that the state government was not taken into confidence about an MoU signed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with Saudi Aramco to take a stake in the planned US$44-billion refinery in Maharashtra.

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    Nanar row: Congress demands Shiv Sena minister’s resignation

    Mumbai: The central government on Monday signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the world’s biggest oil producer, Saudi Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), worth Rs 3 lakh crore for the controversial Nanar refinery project, which the local farmers have been opposing tooth and nail.

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    ‘Modiji is mum on major problems like unemployment and farmers’: Rahul Gandhi on PM Narendra Modi

    Thane: Congress President Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday, accusing him of “keeping silent” on crucial issues confronting the country. “Modiji is mum on major problems like unemployment and farmers. He does not reply to my questions on petrol price hike, inflation and joblessness. A handful of 15 industrialists are running the country,” Gandhi told the media after a hearing in the Bhiwandi Court here.

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    Karnataka Governor acting under Centre’s pressure: Ashok Chavan

    Mumbai: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa to form the government shows that he is acting under the Modi-led central government’s pressure, Congress leader Ashok Chavan said here today. “Politics is taking place from the (Karnataka) Raj Bhavan,” he said while addressing a ‘save democracy day’ protest near the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) here.

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    Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan pledges support to Nanar refinery protesters

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan on Wednesday pledged his party will support the locals opposing the petrochemical refinery project at Nanar in Rajapur tehsil of Ratnagiri district. The Congress party delegation visited and interacted with the project affected people (PAP) on Wednesday. It was second visit of Congress delegation within last 15 days. Chavan assured that the party will remain with PAPs and will not allow to set

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    MLC Polls: Sharad Pawar’s decision on contesting seats acceptable, says Congress

    Mumbai: A day after Sharad Pawar said respective parties would contest the seats they are holding currently in the upcoming Maharashtra legislative council elections, the Congress said the decision of the NCP chief is acceptable. Maharashtra Congress unit president Ashok Chavan said the discussions are on over the Latur seat only.

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    After Pawar, Cong leaders to now visit Nanar and meet the locals

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has decided to visit Nanar, the site of mega petrochemical refinery project next week on April 20 to meet local residence agitating against the proposed project.