Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray resigns

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday night resigned from his post following the Supreme Court allowing the floor test on Thursday as per the Governor’s directions. Addressing the people, the Chief Minister said that the Center was sending paramilitary forces and CRPF to Mumbai ahead of the floor test. “I am submitting my resignation. … Read more

Thackeray redistributes rebel ministers’ portfolios

The statement issued by the Maharashtra government said that the Prime Minister has handed over the portfolios of five Cabinet and four Ministers of State to other ministers ensuring smooth functioning of departments during the monsoon season. The rebel leader Eknath Shinde’s portfolios – urban development and public undertaking have been given to senior Sena … Read more

Eknath Shinde’s removal as Sena group leader in Maha Assembly valid: Deputy Speaker

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal on Thursday said he had approved the appointment of Ajay Choudhary as the Shiv Sena’s group leader in the House, replacing rebel legislator Eknath Shinde. The Shiv Sena on Tuesday removed Shinde as the party’s group leader in the Assembly, hours after he revolted and and traveled to … Read more

Why did Shiv Sena land in crisis?

In November 2019 when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister at a grand ceremony in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park, Eknath Shinde was among the two party leaders who took oath along with him. With Uddhav becoming the first Thackeray to hold a constitutional position in the government, senior leaders including … Read more

I am ready to go to jail but do not defame my family: Uddhav Thackeray to BJP

Days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) took action against his brother-in-law, a combative Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said in the state Assembly that he was ready to go to jail if the BJP wanted power but it should not harass his family members. Speaking on the last day of Budget session, Thackeray … Read more