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"The process of getting cabinet sanction for this loan application is underway," Ashok Chavan said.(Twitter)

Maharashtra to borrow 15,000 crore loan for road works, says Ashok Chavan

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Ashok Chavan said the backlog in road work had gone up and the funds required would be more than what the state budget has allocated.
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan(Image via Twitter)
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan(Image via Twitter)

Chavan responds to Raut: ‘Alliance with Shiv Sena limited to Maharashtra’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes,com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:15 PM IST
The comments came just a day after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut called for expansion of the Congress-led bloc saying that the opposition should unite against the “dictatorial attitude” of the Centre and provide a “formidable alternative” to the Narendra Modi government.
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan said that as per the state’s demand for vacation of the interim stay on Maratha reservation, the top court’s Constitution bench will hear the government’s petition on December 9.(HT photo)
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan said that as per the state’s demand for vacation of the interim stay on Maratha reservation, the top court’s Constitution bench will hear the government’s petition on December 9.(HT photo)

Maharashtra forms five-lawyer panel for coordination on Maratha quota

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:29 PM IST
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan, who heads the cabinet sub-committee on Maratha quota, said that as per the state’s demand for vacation of the interim stay on Maratha reservation, the top court’s Constitution bench will hear the government’s petition on December 9 at 2 pm.
If anyone has suspicion (of having caught infection) or develops symptoms, he or she should be tested as per the Indian Council of Medical Research’s guidelines, Rajesh Tope said.(HT Photo)
If anyone has suspicion (of having caught infection) or develops symptoms, he or she should be tested as per the Indian Council of Medical Research’s guidelines, Rajesh Tope said.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra minister tests positive for coronavirus

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Asked whether others who had attended the cabinet meeting and the NCP event will be tested, Rajesh Tope said social distancing was observed on both the occasions.
Ashok Chavan was admitted to a private hospital here on May 25 after his test report came out positive for coronavirus.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)
Ashok Chavan was admitted to a private hospital here on May 25 after his test report came out positive for coronavirus.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)

Maharashtra PWD minister Ashok Chavan recovers from Covid-19, discharged

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 03:43 PM IST
After being discharged, the former chief minister reached his home to a warm welcome from his family members.
Ashok Chavan said that the Congress joined the government just to keep the BJP out and on the insistence of the Muslim community. (Photo @AshokChavanINC)
Ashok Chavan said that the Congress joined the government just to keep the BJP out and on the insistence of the Muslim community. (Photo @AshokChavanINC)

‘Get it in writing from Shiv Sena’: Ashok Chavan on how Sonia Gandhi decided

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Ashok Chavan, a former chief minister, further added that the state party leadership had to impress upon the party president to agree to join the government in Maharashtra after the BJP and Sena could not reconcile their differences.
Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakre stepping out of Hotel Trident in Bandra-Kurla Complex where they had meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.(Satish Bate/HT file photo)
Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat and Manikrao Thakre stepping out of Hotel Trident in Bandra-Kurla Complex where they had meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.(Satish Bate/HT file photo)

Alliance party leaders unhappy after cabinet expansion: Saamana

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 06:47 AM IST
While Thackeray has been unable to allocate portfolios, the state government allotted offices and residences to ministers on Thursday
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is yet to allocate portfolios even three days after expansion of his council of ministers on Dec 31, 2019.(Sunny Shende / HT Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is yet to allocate portfolios even three days after expansion of his council of ministers on Dec 31, 2019.(Sunny Shende / HT Photo)

No portfolios 3 days after Maharashtra Cabinet expansion , but ministers get offices

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 09:09 AM IST
On Thursday, the Shive Sena confirmed that there is disquiet among Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies. The Sena said that although the cabinet expansion was delayed, a “strong and an experienced” cabinet has been set up.
Aaditya Thackeray being sworn in as minister. (ANI photo)
Aaditya Thackeray being sworn in as minister. (ANI photo)

Ajit Pawar back as Deputy CM, Aaditya becomes minister as Uddhav Thackeray expands cabinet

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:08 AM IST
The Congress left out former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan but included another of its former CM Ashok Chavan in the list.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar.

The roots of the Ajit-Sharad rift

Hindustan Times | By Sachin Kalbag
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:20 AM IST
The rift, actually a cold war, goes back to October 2009, when Ashok Chavan of the Congress was appointed chief minister for the second time.
Indian National Congress party leader Ashok Shankarrao Chavan at Nanded, Maharashtra in October 2019.(Satish Bate/HT file photo)
Indian National Congress party leader Ashok Shankarrao Chavan at Nanded, Maharashtra in October 2019.(Satish Bate/HT file photo)

Ashok Chavan accuses BJP of poaching attempts, reaching out to Congress MLAs

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 06:59 PM IST
Chavan told reporters that some Congress MLAs had told him about the move by the BJP. “Our MLAs are united and will not be poached,” Chavan said.
In Haryana, the News 18-IPSOS exit poll has forecast a bigger majority for the BJP in the 90-seat Assembly. It has predicted 75 seats for the saffron party, with the Congress tipped to win 10—a slide from its tally of 15 last time.(HT PHOTO.)
In Haryana, the News 18-IPSOS exit poll has forecast a bigger majority for the BJP in the 90-seat Assembly. It has predicted 75 seats for the saffron party, with the Congress tipped to win 10—a slide from its tally of 15 last time.(HT PHOTO.)

News 18-IPSOS exit poll projects two thirds majority for BJP in Maharashtra, Haryana

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 09:18 PM IST
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackery are predicted to be the big winners while former chief minister Ashok Chavan of the Congress and other top leaders of the Congress are tipped to lose, the News 18-IPSOS exit poll said.
Former CM Ashok Chavan fielded from Bhokar for Maharastra Assembly polls slated for October 21(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Former CM Ashok Chavan fielded from Bhokar for Maharastra Assembly polls slated for October 21(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Assembly Elections 2019: Congress releases 51 candidates in first list for Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 08:45 PM IST
Congress is contesting 125 seats in Maharashtra in alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which will also contest the same number of seats.
After the Maharashtra government’s move to convert 25 forts into heritage hotels and venues for weddings received flak from the Opposition and the Maratha community, the state clarified its stance on Friday and said it would not touch the forts under the protected list of the Archaeological Survey of India. HT Photo (Representative Image)
After the Maharashtra government’s move to convert 25 forts into heritage hotels and venues for weddings received flak from the Opposition and the Maratha community, the state clarified its stance on Friday and said it would not touch the forts under the protected list of the Archaeological Survey of India. HT Photo (Representative Image)

Won’t convert Shivaji’s forts into heritage hotels: Maharashtra clarifies stance

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Under the new policy, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will give around 300 forts to private players on a revenue-sharing formula or a one-time premium.
The Congress is likely to nominate all its sitting MLAs in the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra to be held by October. The decision was taken in the screening committee meeting held in New Delhi on Thursday.(HT Photo)
The Congress is likely to nominate all its sitting MLAs in the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra to be held by October. The decision was taken in the screening committee meeting held in New Delhi on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Congress likely to field all its sitting MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly elections

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:49 AM IST
The Congress has won 42 and NCP 41 seats in the Assembly polls held in 2014. Both the parties are currently struggling with mass exodus of their MLAs and senior leaders.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with newly-appointed Maharashtra Congress chief, Balasaheb Thorat.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with newly-appointed Maharashtra Congress chief, Balasaheb Thorat.(ANI Photo)

All good men to the aid of the Congress party?

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Some might say that this kind of divided authority might lead to a lot of faction fights within the party, but under the circumstances, I think this is the Congress’s best shot at salvaging face for the upcoming assembly elections
File picture of Balasaheb Thorat and outgoing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (Photo @bb_thorat)
File picture of Balasaheb Thorat and outgoing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (Photo @bb_thorat)

Balasaheb Thorat appointed new Maharasthra Congress chief

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:12 AM IST
appointment comes ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections due later this year.
Milind Deora was made the city Congress chief in March.(HT PHOTO)
Milind Deora was made the city Congress chief in March.(HT PHOTO)

Rage within Mumbai Congress comes to the fore

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 01:00 AM IST
Milind Deora’s resignation as city chief triggered a spat between his supporters, party leaders and former city chief Sanjay Nirupam
Rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) legislators at Sofitel Hotel in the city on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) legislators at Sofitel Hotel in the city on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Will not withdraw our resignations: Rebel Karnataka MLAs

Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 09:04 AM IST
The rebels are currently lodged in Sofitel hotel at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) for the second day on Sunday. Ten are lodged in Sofitel, while three are in Shirdi.
With just three months left for the assembly polls, the NCP has conveyed to the Congress to make immediate changes in the state unit to enable seat-sharing talks.(HT Photo)
With just three months left for the assembly polls, the NCP has conveyed to the Congress to make immediate changes in the state unit to enable seat-sharing talks.(HT Photo)

NCP waits for decision on Maharashtra Congress prez to start seat-sharing talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan stepped down from his post recently, taking moral responsibility for the party’s rout in the state in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
Chavan is believed to be hell-bent on his decision and has convened this to the party leadership.(HT FILE)
Chavan is believed to be hell-bent on his decision and has convened this to the party leadership.(HT FILE)

Ashok Chavan steps down as Maharashtra Congress chief; Thorat could be his successor

Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:23 AM IST
Chavan submitted his resignation to party president Rahul Gandhi, following the debacle of the party in the latest Lok Sabha elections.
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan (centre) at a meeting on Friday.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan (centre) at a meeting on Friday.(HT Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis trying to break up Congress, calling our MLAs: Ashok Chavan

Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 01:11 AM IST
Fadnavis refuted the allegations, saying that the state Congress chief was frustrated.
Opposition leaders from the Congress, NCP and smaller allies met at the residence of NCP leader Dhananjay Munde in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Opposition leaders from the Congress, NCP and smaller allies met at the residence of NCP leader Dhananjay Munde in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Maharashtra Opposition to unite again for state polls

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Cong, NCP, smaller allies meet; agree VBA hurt them in LS polls, divided on MNS
Ashok Chavan was Rahul Gandhi’s most trusted lieutenant in Maharashtra(HT FILE)
Ashok Chavan was Rahul Gandhi’s most trusted lieutenant in Maharashtra(HT FILE)

No more rabbits left in Cong’s hat?

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:25 AM IST
Chavan’s story in the last four and a half years is one of fear, compromise, inaction and a lack of confidence in his own ability to win the polls
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram with Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan (left) during a press conference, in Mumbai, Saturday, April 27, 2019.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram with Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan (left) during a press conference, in Mumbai, Saturday, April 27, 2019.(PTI)

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan offers to resign for Lok Sabha poll debacle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, who lost the Lok Sabha elections from Nanded, said he has submitted his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday.
The party leaders feel that if the state unit is not revitalised, the loss in the ensuing Assembly polls would be bigger.(AFP File Photo)
The party leaders feel that if the state unit is not revitalised, the loss in the ensuing Assembly polls would be bigger.(AFP File Photo)

Congress faces uphill task to fix house

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 11:54 AM IST
According to state leaders, the party will have to go for an overhaul, ahead of the Assembly elections, if it has to retain its position in the state, where the party was formed 133 years ago.
VBA managed to garner enough votes to help the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates to turn the 2019 elections verdict in their favour.(HTPhotos)
VBA managed to garner enough votes to help the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates to turn the 2019 elections verdict in their favour.(HTPhotos)

Ambedkar’s VBA scores a point despite poll failures

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar and Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Senior Congress leaders and former chief ministers of the state — Ashok Chavan and Sushil Kumar Shinde — were defeated in their respective constituencies of Nanded and Solapur with the approximate number of votes that went to the VBA.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3,066 votes in Nagpur.(HT File Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3,066 votes in Nagpur.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP-Shiv Sena combine ahead in 41 seats in Maharashtra

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:39 AM IST
A total of 98,430 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for the four-phase polls in Maharashtra where counting is taking place in 38 locations, an election official said.
The flat in the Om Sai Ram building, one of the U-shaped police quarters inside the compound, was a one-room- kitchen home. The room was gutted completely, while the kitchen was relatively less damaged.(HT Photo)
The flat in the Om Sai Ram building, one of the U-shaped police quarters inside the compound, was a one-room- kitchen home. The room was gutted completely, while the kitchen was relatively less damaged.(HT Photo)

Class 10 student killed in a fire at Dadar police colony

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 02:15 AM IST
The victim, Shravani Chavan, was alone in her third-floor home, which, according to witnesses, was locked from outside and bolted from inside.
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan led a delegation of leaders to meet the state’s chief electoral officer to suggest “preventive measures” for a “free and fair” election.(HT File)
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan led a delegation of leaders to meet the state’s chief electoral officer to suggest “preventive measures” for a “free and fair” election.(HT File)

Jammers, strict rules: Maharashtra Congress lists ways to ‘keep polls fair’

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:43 PM IST
Party leaders demanded that candidates be allowed to choose EVMs and VVPATs that need to be tallied for discrepancies, instead of the random sampling procedure that is currently followed
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