Tag: Shiv Sena

Maharashtra budget: Concession in stamp duty for women; tax on liquor hiked

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government’s budget for 2021-22, presented on International Women’s Day, offered one per cent concession in stamp duty if property is transferred only in a woman’s or women’s name. Deputy Chief Minister and finance minister Ajit Pawar on Monday presented a budget with revenue deficit Rs 10,226 crore in the state Legislative Assembly. […]

Modi government should scrap new farm laws: Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the sentiments of protesting farmers and scrap new controversial farm laws, and said he will “grow bigger” in stature by doing so. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also accused the Centre of trying to end the farmers’ protest […]

If GST has failed, revert to the old tax system: Uddhav Thackeray

By QUAID NAJMI MUMBAI:In a significant statement, Shiv Sena President and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that if the system of GST has failed, then the Centre should honestly admit it and revert to the old system of taxation in the country. Addressing the party’s annual Dassehra Rally online with only 50 […]

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress to contest BMC polls together: Sanjay Raut

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) partners, including the Sena, NCP and Congress, will contest the 2022 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls together. The ruling MVA in Maharashtra is here to stay, the Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson told a news channel, and expressed confidence that it would win […]

BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins NCP

NEW DELHI: BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Friday joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of the party’s chief Sharad Pawar. Sulking since his unceremonious exit from the Devendra Fadnavis-led ministry in 2016 over land grab allegations, Khadse (68) on Wednesday quit the BJP. The same day, state NCP chief Jayant Patil announced […]

Metro car shed row: Shiv Sena asks if BJP ‘working’ for builders

NEW DELHI: Firing a fresh salvo, the Shiv Sena on Friday demanded to know whether the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is “working for the people of the state, or for the builders lobby” amid a raging controversy over the Mumbai Metro car shed project. A senior party leader has accused Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis […]

Mumbai Metro car shed ousted, Aarey forest gets new lease of life

BY QUAID NAJMI MUMBAI: In a significant decision by Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that the proposed new car shed for Mumbai Metro will be shifted to a new location at Kanjurmarg to save the forests of Aarey Colony in Goregaon. “We have decided to construct the […]

Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai for home state, calls her analogy about POK bang on’

NEW DELHI: Actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday left Mumbai for her home state Himachal Pradesh, saying she has been terrorised with “constant attacks and abuses” and declaring that her analogy comparing the city with Pakistan occupied Kashmir was “bang on”. The actor, whose comments triggered a spat with Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena, arrived in the […]

Namaste Trump event responsible for coronavirus crisis in Mumbai, Gujarat and Delhi

NEW DELHI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday alleged that the event held in Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump in February was responsible for the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat and later in Mumbai and Delhi, which some of his delegates had visited. Raut also hit out at the Centre saying that […]

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray among 9 elected unopposed to Legislative Council

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and eight other candidates belonging to the ruling and opposition parties were declared elected unopposed to the state Legislative Council on Thursday. The biennial elections for the nine seats of the Council, which fell vacant on April 24, were scheduled to be held next Thursday. The election process […]

Uddhav Thackeray speaks to Narendra Modi as he awaits governor’s decision

NEW DELHI: As the decision about his appointment to the legislature as governor’s nominee hangs fire, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, sources claimed. Thackeray spoke to Modi on phone and told him that attempts were being made to create political instability in the state, sources told […]

‘Rice plate as important as a peg’: Shiv Sena takes a dig at Raj Thackeray

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Saturday took a dig at MNS president Raj Thackeray over his demand to restart wine shops in Maharashtra to boost revenues, and sought to know whether he was really concerned about the state’s treasury. It said that Raj Thackeray should know that due to the lockdown not just the […]

Travel nod to Wadhawans: Shiv Sena trains guns at ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Monday said the IPS officer, who gave permission to scam accused DHFL promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan and 21 others to travel to a hill station amid lockdown, was appointed in the state Home department by previous chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. It is now clear who is actually behind […]

Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets Finance, Anil Deshmukh Home

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has got the finance and planning department while party colleague Anil Deshmukh is the state’s new Home minister, a senior official said on Sunday. Besides, first-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, who is the son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given […]

Amruta Fadnavis vs Shiv Sena: Thane Municipal Corporation to shift Axis Bank accounts

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena-ruled Thane Municipal Corporation has decided to shift its salary accounts from Axis Bank to a nationalized bank, a civic official said. Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske, in a meeting on Thursday, directed officials to shift the accounts from Axis Bank to a nationalised bank, the official said. The development follows a […]

Uddhav Thackeray gives Home to Shiv Sena, Finance to NCP, Revenue to Congress

NEW DELHI: In what was described as a “balancing exercise” in political circles, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray allocated the Home department to Shiv Sena, Finance to Nationalist Congress Party and Revenue to Congress, on Thursday. The suspense over portfolios allocation, amid reports of a tug-of-war among the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies, ended exactly […]

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