Pramod Chunchuwar

Pramod Chunchuwar works with Free Press Journal as it's Political Editor. He covers politics and government in Maharashtra. Also done political reporting at New Delhi.

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It was SC verdict, not family pressure that forced Ajit Pawar retract

It was SC verdict, not family pressure that forced Ajit Pawar retract

The BJP brass had planned to form the government with the NCP. BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chalked out a...Read More

Will Ajit Pawar be rehabilitated?

Will Ajit Pawar be rehabilitated?

In fact, Ajit on Tuesday night met his uncle and party chief Sharad Pawar at the latter's residence 'Silver Oak’, hours after tendering h...Read More

Sharad Pawar is ready for all eventualities

Sharad Pawar is ready for all eventualities

"Pawar feels that even if the Sena, the NCP and the Congress submit their letters of support to the governor

 (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade) (PTI11_22_2019_000264B)

Maha govt formation: Uddhav Thackeray Sarkar but not by remote

That Uddhav has decided to take the plunge was confirmed by none other than Sanjay Raut, while speaking to the Free Press Journal.

Over to Maasaheb II: NCP, Congress want Uddhav as CM but Thackeray is acting coy

Over to Maasaheb II: NCP, Congress want Uddhav as CM but Thackeray is acting coy

Of course, whether the Sena will keep chief ministership for five years or agree to hand it over to the NCP after half-term is among the ...Read More

Uddhav Thackeray evolves into a crafty party strategist

Uddhav Thackeray evolves into a crafty party strategist

And credit for this goes to party chief Uddhav Thackeray, the architect of this revamped outlook.

Governor acted like BJP neta, was not impartial: Justice PB Sawant

Governor acted like BJP neta, was not impartial: Justice PB Sawant

He should have appointed pro-tem speaker and process of election of speaker should have been completed by this time

Maha govt formation: If not UddhavThackeray, who will be the Shiv Sena CM?

Maha govt formation: If not UddhavThackeray, who will be the Shiv Sena CM?

In those heady days, the Sena workers were on a high as their supreme leader, instead becoming the chief minister, gave the chance to a S...Read More

Parties worried about government formation, not farmers: Raju Shetty

Parties worried about government formation, not farmers: Raju Shetty

Raju Shetty appeals to all the political parties to give top-priority to the farmers affected by floods and unseasonal rains than focussi...Read More

Won’t be cakewalk for Shiv Sena

Won’t be cakewalk for Shiv Sena

But this is easier said than done as the Congress has to weigh several imponderables such as the impact of the decision on election outco...Read More

Ayodhya halts NCP-Congress in their tracks

Ayodhya halts NCP-Congress in their tracks

Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan was instructed by the High Command to meet Sharad Pawar.

Maha government formation: Shiv Sena-NCP can sustain if Congress abstains

Maha government formation: Shiv Sena-NCP can sustain if Congress abstains

In fact, this arrangement may suit the Congress, which can conveniently abstain from the trust vote.

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Manohar Bhide cools his heels at Matoshree

Mumbai: The desperate BJP is clutching at straws. After CM Devendra Fadnavis’ midnight dash to Nagpur failed to yield results, BJP despat...Read More

Congress sets terms for support to Shiv Sena

Congress sets terms for support to Shiv Sena

Congress wants Sena to first come out of NDA and Union government and finalise a common minimum programme. Congress want Sena to also she...Read More

Shiv Sena wants written assurance from NCP-Congress

Shiv Sena wants written assurance from NCP-Congress

“NCP is ready to support the government from inside and the Congress from outside. But we want written commitment from them that they wil...Read More

No prospect of President’s rule, says well-known constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap

No prospect of President’s rule, says well-known constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap

Mumbai: Even if no government is formed till November 9, there will be no President’s Rule until the Governor is convinced nobody can for...Read More

Desperate Fadnavis bid to reach out to Uddhav; even ready to apologise but not inclined to relinquish CM’s post

Desperate Fadnavis bid to reach out to Uddhav; even ready to apologise but not inclined to relinquish CM’s post

Bending backwards, he has decided to reach out to Uddhav Thackeray, meet him personally and even apologise for backtracking on the 50:50 ...Read More

What is the Shiv Sena game plan?

What is the Shiv Sena game plan?

The Shiv Sena had already requested governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to call the single largest party, which is BJP to form the government.

(PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI10_30_2019_000114B)

BJP may drop Devendra Fadnavis and appoint someone who is amenable sharing CM’s post with the Shiv Sena

According to highly placed sources in the BJP, party president Amit Shah has hinted that the BJP may replace Fadnavis with another leader...Read More

Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi talks to determine whether Congress will support non-BJP formulation from inside or not

Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi talks to determine whether Congress will support non-BJP formulation from inside or not

As per this proposal, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray will be the Chief Minister and Ajit Pawar and Balasaheb Thorat will the Deputy C...Read More

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