Faisal is with the political team and covers state administration and state politics. He also covers NCP.
Articles by Faisal Malik
Mumbai: After elections for five seats of the legislative council, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are all set for another face-off ahead of the local body elections in Maharashtra
The development came a day after council poll results were declared in which Tambe emerged victorious against MVA candidate Shubhangi Patil in Nashik Teacher’s constituency.
The squabbling began with NCP leader Ajit Pawar sympathising with rebel Congressman Satyajeet Tambe—who has been expelled for six years for contesting the recent council elections as an independent—and advising the Congress to re-admit him into the party fold.
The MVA candidate was declared elected in the Nagpur graduates’ constituency and appeared to be winning in the Aurangabad teachers’ constituency and Amravati graduates’ constituency. The BJP won only one seat — the Konkan teachers’ constituency while the Nashik graduates’ constituency went to Tambe, who won the polls by a margin of 29,465 votes against MVA candidate Shubhangi Patil. Tambe secured 68,999 votes
The state government is planning to introduce a law that will override powers of the departments to approve investment proposals if they have failed to do so within the prescribed time limit
Tambe is the nephew of prominent Congress leader from western Maharashtra, Balasaheb Thorat, who himself is now under the party’s scanner
The announcement has come a day ahead of the polling for the five legislative council seats on Monday: the Amravati Graduates’ Constituency, Aurangabad Teachers’ Constituency, Nagpur Teachers’ Constituency, Konkan Teachers’ Constituency and the Nashik Graduates’ Constituency, from which Satyajeet is contesting as an independent candidate.
Mumbai: After facing backlash over ‘insults’ to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Shinde-Fadnavis government has planned a grand six-day celebration on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the warrior king on February 19
National Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said his party would like to form an alliance with Shiv Sena (UBT) for the crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections
Mumbai Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday said he wanted to step down from his position, and that he conveyed the decision to Prime Ninister Narendra Modi during his visit to the city last week — a move that comes amid a raging controversy over Koshyari’s remarks on Shivaji that led to calls for his resignation.
Amid demands of resignation over his controversial remarks, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has expressed his willingness to step down from the position
By the end of 2022, the ruling BJP was at the receiving end of much flak from opposition parties owing to statements made by its leaders which were considered an “insult to the idols of Maharashtra”.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are likely to have a face off ahead of the local body elections in the state as the opposition has indicated that it is likely to contest Kasba Peth and Chinchwad bypolls
The five-day summit is scheduled to end on January 20. Earlier, deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis cancelled his trip for the same purpose. From airport, the CM headed for MMRDA grounds at Bandra Kurla Complex and reviewed the preparations where Modi will address a rally on Thursday
After controversy over industrial projects going to the neighbouring states, Maharashtra government signed memorandums of understanding worth over ₹88,000 crore with 10 companies and investors including Berkshire Hathaway in the first two days at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
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On the last day of the withdrawal of nominations for the five legislative council seats, the MVA also announced a swap of seats as an internal adjustment after the revolt by the Congress candidate in Nashik.
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:46 AM IST
BySurendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik
Rohit Pawar, grandnephew of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar is the first from the clan to be elected as president of Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA)
Mumbai: A day after the Congress declared him a rebel candidate, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi coalition has got aggressive against Satyajeet Tambe, the Congress leader who has decided to contest the legislative council elections as an independent candidate with the possible support of the BJP
Satyajeet insisted that his allegiance to Congress remains strong, as he “loves its ideology and his family was going to complete 100 years as Congress loyalists in 2030”. However, as an Independent candidate, he is equally keen to contest the council polls and “seeking support from other political parties, including BJP”, to run unopposed
NCP president Sharad Pawar said that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has proved that he is ready to work hard. “The people’s attitude towards Gandhi has changed. He will help in bringing a consensus among the opposition parties in the coming future,” the NCP leader added.
The state government has decided to appoint Mhada, the state’s housing development body, as the nodal agency and special planning authority for the project. The proposal was approved by the state cabinet in a meeting during the legislature’s winter session in Nagpur
Ajit, staunchly standing by his comment, reiterated that it was far from insulting or controversial.
Amid concerns, party supremo Sharad Pawar tried to defuse the controversy by saying there was nothing wrong in calling Chhatrapati Sambhaji ‘Swarajya Rakshak’ (protector of an independent state), given the historical facts.
Set up by the Maharashtra government, the Bharat Ratna Lata Bharat Ratna Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar International College of Music started with three certification courses.
Sattar alleged that certain party members who had failed to get ministerial berths in the state government could have been part of the conspiracy, and said that he had complained against them to the chief minister.
Addressing a gathering outside CSMT station, NCP chief Sharad Pawar warned of overthrowing the government if they did not take lessons from the massive rally. “For the pride of Maharashtra, you all have come together and shown patience and discipline
Mumbai: In a face-off on the streets of the city, Maharashtra’s ruling combine and opposition parties will hold protests against each other on various issues on Saturday
Published on Dec 17, 2022 12:40 AM IST
ByFaisal Malik and Surendra P Gangan
MMR has played a significant role in the economic growth of Maharashtra and the country. It contributes 4% of the country’s GDP, 36% of the national corporate tax collection and 25% of the industrial output.
MVA leaders announced that they would go ahead with the protest march regardless of whether permission was given. The march is scheduled to culminate in a rally outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Maharaj station, where all the senior opposition leaders will address the crowd