Tag: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Budget dangles carrot before people, indicates mid-term polls are near:Opposition

MUMBAI: Opposition leaders on Thursday described the Budget presented by the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government as the dangling of carrot in front of people and a precursor to mid-term elections. The state Budget for 2023-24 proposed Rs 6,000 assistance to farmers and Re 1 crop insurance scheme while also offering relief in professional tax to […]

Maharashtra aims to become USD 1 trillion economy

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said the third budget of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was aimed at an all-around development of the state, which was in a revival mode after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a step towards becoming a USD 1 trillion economy. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit […]

Give Maharashtra housing quotas for minorities, activist to government

MUMBAI: A prominent rights activist has demanded that the Maharashtra Government provide 15 per cent reservations for minorities in the public and private space in the upcoming new housing policy to help maintain the country’s ‘secular character’, here on Saturday. In a letter to Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Harmony Foundation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Election Commission likely to hold Maharashtra legislative council polls on May 21: Sources

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India is likely to hold polls to the nine Maharashtra Legislative Council seats on May 21,sources said on Friday. The polls were deferred due to the spread of coronavirus. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who was sworn in on November 28 last year, has time till May 27 to […]

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 […]

Farmers’ loans upto Rs 2 lakh to be waived off: Maharashtra CM

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday announced that state farmers’ loans up to Rs 2 lakhs will be waived off under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karjamukti Scheme. Speaking at the state Legislative Assembly, Thackeray said, “Farmers loans up to Rs 2 lakh will be waived off under Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karjamukti Scheme.” […]

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 […]

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government wins floor test

MUMBAI:The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance won the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday. Altogether 169 MLAs vote in favour of the motion of confidence, pro tem Speaker Dilip Walse Patil informed the House. Four MLAs abstained, he said. Nobody voted against the motion as all the […]

Uddhav Thackeray takes oath, becomes first Thackeray to be Maharashtra Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray was on Thursday sworn in Maharashtra chief minister, heading an unlikely alliance with the Congress and NCP. The 59-year-old is the third Sena leader and first from the Thackeray family to occupy the post. His father Bal Thackeray wielded the ‘remote control’ over the first Sena-BJP government during […]

Consensus on Uddhav Thackeray to lead Maharashtra government: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: There is consensus in the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray should lead the new government in Maharashtra, NCP president Sharad Pawar said here on Friday. Pawar’s announcement capped a day of hectic meetings between the Congress, NCP and their pre-poll allies and a combined meeting of the three parties later […]

Uddhav Thackeray cancels BJP meet as Devendra Fadnavis denies sharing of Maharashtra CM post

MUMBAI: Hours after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis denied the Shiv Sena was assured post of the CM for 2.5 years as part of a power sharing “formula”, Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday cancelled his party’s meeting with the BJP on formation of the next government. The development might potentially worsen the already strained relationship between […]

After Rahul Gandhi, Uddhav Thackeray uses “chowkidar chor hai” slogan to attack Narendra Modi

PANDHARPUR: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday mouthed the Congress’ oft-repeated jibe of “chowkidar chor hai” made in the context of the Rafale fighter jet deal to mount a veiled attack on his senior ally — the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly hurling the “chowkidar chor […]

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