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Nana Patole at a protest held by Maratha community, at Azad Maidan on Friday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Disquiet in Maha ruling coalition over Patole’s resignation as House speaker

PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 02:25 AM IST
  • Echoing Pawar’s opinion, Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “Like Sharad Pawar saheb said, there will be discussion on the [Speaker post] again.”
Balasaheb Thorat says Congress has always opposed renaming proposals.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Balasaheb Thorat says Congress has always opposed renaming proposals.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Aurangabad renaming: Thorat says Cong has a clear stand on the issue

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:29 PM IST
While Thackeray’s Shiv Sena has been advocating the name change for over two decades, the Congress has always opposed it.
Deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress leader Ajit Pawar said that the farm as well as the labour bills will not be implemented in the state. (File photo: Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress leader Ajit Pawar said that the farm as well as the labour bills will not be implemented in the state. (File photo: Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Congress, NCP say no to farm bills in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena to decide

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:06 PM IST
The Shiv Sena has invited criticism by Maharashtra BJP leaders for its ‘hypocritical stance’ of supporting the bills in the Lok Sabha and walking out in the Rajya Sabha.
Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is addicted to making an event out of any major issue that the country comes across.(HT PHOTO.)
Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is addicted to making an event out of any major issue that the country comes across.(HT PHOTO.)

Cong-NCP slam PM Modi for appeal to light lamps, say ‘event management’ not needed

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Thorat said that Modi’s appeal is unfortunately unbecoming of a leader who is the prime minister of the country. “The BJP has failed to show strong leadership which is needed during these challenging times,” he added.
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
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)

‘Smoke rising in Congress’: Saamana spotlights disquiet in Thackeray cabinet

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The Shiv Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, said there was a tussle between senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat over the revenue portfolio.
Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar speaks to media in Pune district, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.(PTI)
Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar speaks to media in Pune district, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.(PTI)

In Maharashtra, tug-of-war among Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena over portfolio allocation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik and Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:25 AM IST
After the Cabinet expansion in Maharashtra, the three parties in the government maintain there is no fight; deputy CM Ajit Pawar says allocation will be done on Thursday.

Heir-raising moment for Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition govt in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:24 AM IST
State Congress chief and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
State Congress chief and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Congress unhappy with portfolios in Thackeray cabinet, says Balasaheb Thorat

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 11:08 PM IST
As per the portfolio-sharing formula of the MVA, the Shiv Sena has chief ministership, NCP has the Deputy CM’s post, while Congress has the Assembly speaker’s post.
Ajit Pawar was also present at Shivaji Park to witness Thackeray’s swearing-in as chief minister that he had attended, in his words, “as an MLA” and not a minister. (ANI photo)
Ajit Pawar was also present at Shivaji Park to witness Thackeray’s swearing-in as chief minister that he had attended, in his words, “as an MLA” and not a minister. (ANI photo)

Ajit Pawar, in race for Dy CM, tweets congrats to ‘Hon Uddhav Thackeray ji’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 10:42 PM IST
In a rare tweet, addressed to 59-year-old Shiv Sena boss, Ajit Pawar said the state would develop as a whole under Thackeray’s leadership.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji park in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji park in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

At Uddhav Thackeray’s grand oath event, friends, rivals and Ajit Pawar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The mega event - his party had attempted to turn it into a show of opposition unity - was attended by several leaders from other states including DMK’s MK Stalin and chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI Photo)

Uddhav Thackeray to be sworn in today likely with 6 ministers drawn from 3 parties

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The parties have considered seniority while finalising the names for the first lot of cabinet composition.
NCP leader Praful Patel said the expansion of the cabinet will take place after the Thackeray government proves its majority on the floor of the house.(PTI)
NCP leader Praful Patel said the expansion of the cabinet will take place after the Thackeray government proves its majority on the floor of the house.(PTI)

Maharashtra govt formation: NCP to get deputy CM post, Congress to get Speaker post

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:45 AM IST
Two ministers from each of the three parties will take oath with Uddhav Thackeray at Shivaji Park on Thursday. The likely names are state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, NCP’s Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal and Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde.

Balasaheb Thorat, Jayant Patil may get deputy CM posts

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:50 AM IST
While Shiv Sena’s supremo Uddhav Thackeray will lead the government as chief minister, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will each have a deputy chief minister in the cabinet.
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat has been elected as the party’s legislature wing leader.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat has been elected as the party’s legislature wing leader.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Balasaheb Thorat elected Maharashtra Congress legislature unit leader

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:56 PM IST
AICC general secretary in-charge for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge made the announcement at a meeting of the party MLAs held at a hotel here.
File photo of Congress MLA Balasaheb Thorat(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File)
File photo of Congress MLA Balasaheb Thorat(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File)

Congress’ BalasahebThorat most senior in Maharashtra Assembly, but won’t make it to BJP’s list for Pro-tem Speaker

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 09:36 AM IST
A Pro-tem Speaker is appointed by the Governor from the three-four names recommended by the chief minister from the names suggested to him by the Legislature. Among the 288 members elected in the recently held elections, Thorat is the only one serving his eighth term.
Vehicles in a parking lot during haze and smoggy weather at Shastri Park in New Delhi, on Thursday, November 21, 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Vehicles in a parking lot during haze and smoggy weather at Shastri Park in New Delhi, on Thursday, November 21, 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times | Delhi’s ‘very poor’ air quality may slip into ‘severe’ zone today and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:12 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray while stepping out of Hotel Trident in Bandra-Kurla Complex where he had a meeting with senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat in Mumbai on Nov 13, 2019. (HT Photo by Satish Bate)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray while stepping out of Hotel Trident in Bandra-Kurla Complex where he had a meeting with senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat in Mumbai on Nov 13, 2019. (HT Photo by Satish Bate)

Shiv Sena boss Uddhav Thackeray pushes pedal on talks with Congress, says in ‘right direction’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 03:02 AM IST
The Sena chief had yesterday laboured to underscore that the Sena’s proposed alliance with the Congress-NCP may take a little time since this was the first time that the three parties were trying to form the government.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar canceled his three-day tour of rain-affected areas of Maharashtra and is expected to meet party leaders in Mumbai on November 8, 2019.(PTI)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar canceled his three-day tour of rain-affected areas of Maharashtra and is expected to meet party leaders in Mumbai on November 8, 2019.(PTI)

NCP, Congress look to up tension in high-voltage Maharashtra power tussle

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik and Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Both the opposition parties -- Congress and the NCP - have alleged that the BJP was using various methods to poach their MLAs, as it is short of 25 for simple majority in the Maharashtra assembly.
The 51-page document covers all the sectors and issues related to youth, women, environment, farmers and urban, rural development.(Photo: NCPspeaks/ Twitter)
The 51-page document covers all the sectors and issues related to youth, women, environment, farmers and urban, rural development.(Photo: NCPspeaks/ Twitter)

In Cong-NCP poll promises, 80% quota for locals in Maharashtra industries

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 04:30 PM IST
The leaders said that they have incorporated only those promises which are necessary and can be implemented.
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.
According to the tender document, bids should be submitted before September 24 and will remain valid till October 10.(HT Image)
According to the tender document, bids should be submitted before September 24 and will remain valid till October 10.(HT Image)

‘Hypocrisy’: Congress slams Centre’s move to import onions from Pakistan

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:20 AM IST
The Metal and Mineral Corporation of India (MMCI), a subsidiary of the Centre, has invited tenders for importing 2,000 tonnes of onion from Pakistan, Egypt, China and Afghanistan, following a price hike.
New Delhi, India - March 14, 2018: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses media at Parliament House, New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.((Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times))
New Delhi, India - March 14, 2018: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses media at Parliament House, New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.((Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times))

Jyotiraditya Scindia to head poll screening panel for Congress in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:04 AM IST
A party statement said the other members of the screening committee are All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary incharge for Maharashtra, Mallikarjun Kharge, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and Congress legislature party leader K C Padavi.
The recommendations of Maharashtra Congress’ parliamentary election committee will go to the central election committee before a final call is taken by the scrutiny committee headed by the party chief.(Reuters File Photo)
The recommendations of Maharashtra Congress’ parliamentary election committee will go to the central election committee before a final call is taken by the scrutiny committee headed by the party chief.(Reuters File Photo)

Maharashtra Congress shortlists probable candidates for assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 06:57 AM IST
The PEC, comprising five secretaries of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and senior state leaders, led by state unit chief Balasaheb Thorat deliberated on the names suggested by the district-level screening committees, headed by two observers.
This was followed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, who went a step ahead by reserving 75 per cent of private sector jobs for locals.(Shutterstock)
This was followed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, who went a step ahead by reserving 75 per cent of private sector jobs for locals.(Shutterstock)

Congress-NCP for 75% reservation in private jobs to locals if in power

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:19 PM IST
The newly-elected Congress state unit chief Balasaheb Thorat on Saturday said that the party is of the view that 75 per cent of jobs should be reserved for locals in the state and it has reached a consensus with ally Nationalist Congress Party on this issue.
Kharge was chairing a meeting at YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point to hand over the charge of the party’s state unit to newly-appointed chief Balasaheb Thorat and the five working presidents.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Kharge was chairing a meeting at YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point to hand over the charge of the party’s state unit to newly-appointed chief Balasaheb Thorat and the five working presidents.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra CM helping BJP poach Cong MLAs in Karnataka: Mallikarjun Kharge

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 01:28 AM IST
Kharge was chairing a meeting at YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point to hand over the charge of the party’s state unit to newly-appointed chief Balasaheb Thorat and the five working presidents.
Though he keeps a low profile, Thorat is known as a shrewd politician.(HT FILE)
Though he keeps a low profile, Thorat is known as a shrewd politician.(HT FILE)

Soft-spoken and shrewd Thorat has a tough task ahead

Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 01:19 AM IST
The party leadership thinks Thorat’s soft-spoken nature would take unite all warring factions within the state unit when the party needs all hands on the deck in its difficult time
Balasaheb Thorat (left) met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday.(HT photo)
Balasaheb Thorat (left) met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday.(HT photo)

Raj Thackeray’s anti-Modi stand helped Opposition, says Balasaheb Thorat

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Speaking to Hindustan Times, the Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat said he is confident that the party will perform better in the upcoming state Assembly elections.
Balasaheb Thorat with Congress Rahul Gandhi(Photo @bb_thorat)
Balasaheb Thorat with Congress Rahul Gandhi(Photo @bb_thorat)

7-time MLA Balasaheb Thorat is pick to end Congress factionalism in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 07:05 AM IST
Thorat, whose family has always been active in the cooperative sector, served as an agriculture, revenue and school education minister in Congress-led governments until 2014.
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.
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