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    Minorities Directorate to set up in Maharashtra within a month

    Nagpur: Maharashtra minister Dilip Kamble on Wednesday told the state Legislative Council that Minorities Directorate would be set up in the state within a month. He informed the House that the structure of the directorate has been finalised and it would be set up soon after the cabinet gives its nod.

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    Maharashtra: Manikrao Thakre resigns as deputy chairman of council

    Mumbai: With eight days to go before his term as Member of Legislative Council (MLC) is set to expire on July 27 and not having been offered a ticket by his party, senior Congress member Manikrao Thakre submitted his resignation as deputy chairman of the Upper House. He had been was elected to the Upper House in 2012. He said he was following the orders of the party leadership as the Congress

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    MLC Polls: Congress denies of Manikrao Thakre for biennial elections of Maharashtra’s upper house

    Nagpur: The Congress has denied renomination of Deputy Chairman of the Maharashtra Legislative Council Manikrao Thakre for the upcoming biennial elections to the Upper House of the state legislature. The biennial elections for 11 seats, which will be elected by the MLAs, are scheduled to be held on July 16. Three legislators from the Congress, out of the total 11, are retiring on July 27.

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    Many people in line to join BJP: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Many people are in line to join the BJP in near future and their names would be revealed soon, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today, as he welcomed former NCP MLC Niranjan Davkhare in the saffron fold.

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    Mumbai: NCP legislator Niranjan Davkhare ‘on his way’ to join BJP?

    Mumbai: Ahead of the biennial poll from the Graduate and Teachers constituencies scheduled on June 8, Niranjan Davkhare, outgoing member of state legislative Council (MLC) of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is supposed to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Niranjan, son of late Vasantrao Davkhare, former vice chairman of Upper House, was elected to the House as a member of the NCP in 2012 from Konkan Graduate constituency. If Sena and BJP contest

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    Maharashtra: NCP seals pact with Congress for MLC polls

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress party (NCP) and Congress finally sealed pact on last day to file nomination for the biennial poll to elect six members of legislative council (MLCs) from the local authority constituency. NCP on Wednesday had announced candidature of Ramesh Karad from Latur-Osmanabad-Beed constituency which had created tension between both the parties.

  • Congress whip MLC Sanjay Dutt demands legislators be trained to improve awareness to raise questions

    Mumbai: Congress party whip Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Sanjay Dutt in a speech on Monday stated there was a need to raise the quality of speeches, improve awareness to raise questions, the options to raise them and a more studied approach in the points placed by the Legislators. Dutt feels it is time the Speaker increase the number of working days of the assembly sessions for improving the deliberations and need

  • Maharashtra MLC by-poll: BJP leader Prasad Lad gets 209 votes while the opposition’s Dilip Mane grabs 73 votes

    Mumbai: Prasad Lad, candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance, managed to split nine votes of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as he traunced his Congress rival Dilip Mane in a straight by-election in a sole seat of Member of Legislative Council (MLC). Lad got 209 votes whereas Mane get 73 votes. Two invalid votes were of BJP legislators.

  • Maharashtra: BJP gets Shiv Sena support with Prasad Lad’s candidature for ensuing MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ played a master stroke while giving the ticket for the bypoll for the sole seat of member of state legislative council (MLC) to party vice president Prasad Lad and pleasing the Shiv Sena by keeping aside Narayan Rane from the poll fray. Lad being the candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ans Shiv Sena alliance filed his nomination for the by-poll against Dilip Mane, candidate of opposition

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    Mumbai: BJP minister Chandrakant Patil meets Uddhav Thackeray ahead of MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: A senior BJP minister on Thursday met Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, ahead of the Legislative Council bypoll on December 7. “Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhavji will speak on the bypoll issue,” Chandrakant Patil, who handles revenue and PWD portfolios, told reporters outside ‘Matoshri’ bungalow of Thackeray in suburban Bandra.

  • Maharashtra: BJP under RSS pressure to choose loyalist as candidate for MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: After the emerging name of Prasad Lad, state vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party as a probable candidate for the byelection to the lone legislative Council seat, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Raosaheb Danve came under pressure from party loyalists and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Party spokespersons met Fadnavis and Danve and pressured them to give the ticket to anyone from the party. RSS too has informed Fadnavis not to

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    Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray begins MLC poll tour from Kolhapur

    Mumbai: Even though there are no major elections in the upcoming days, except the bypoll for the Member of state Legislative Council (MLC), Uddhav Thackeray, chief of Shiv Sena will be on a wind-storm tour to Kolhapur, the political epicentre of Western Maharashtra on the weekend. He will address as many as six public rallies in the district.

  • Maharashtra: Prasad Lad to be to be BJP’s dark horse for MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: Narayan Rane, leader of National Democratic Alliance (NDA), while eager to become the member of Upper House of state legislature and the minister, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, however, in a surprise move, may push the name of Prasad Lad, state vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Maharashtra: Narayan Rane likely to withdraw his name from MLC bypoll

    Mumbai: With fear of horse-trading and probable combined force of the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supported candidate, Narayan Rane, the former chief minister is likely to withdraw his name from the race of candidate to elect as member of Legislative Council (MLC).

  • Mumbai: Difficult to survive in state Congress, rues MLC Anant Gadgil

    Mumbai: All is not going well within the State Congress now. A cold war has been erupted between senior Congress party’s member of state legislative Council (MLC) Anant Gadgil and the general secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Party (MPCC) Sachin Sawant over the right to address press conference when Gadgil wrote letter to party legislators, Member of Parliament and district president on Friday.

  • BJP MLC posts porn pics, apologises

    Bengaluru : A BJP MLC from Karnataka allegedly posted pornographic photographs on a WhatsApp group meant to share information between government officers and the media.