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The MVA ministers and former Maharashtra CM Fadnavis blamed each other after the Supreme Court gave its verdict on the Maratha quota. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Uddhav-led MVA govt, ex-CM Fadnavis trade words over SC verdict on Maratha quota

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 03:42 PM IST
  • The apex court on Wednesday quashed the 2018 law which was brought by the Maharashtra government in 2018 to give reservation to the Maratha community citing that the state could not have breached the 50% ceiling on quota.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said instead of "behaving irresponsibly", Fadnavis and other state BJP leaders should be the "voice of Maharashtra" at the Centre.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said instead of "behaving irresponsibly", Fadnavis and other state BJP leaders should be the "voice of Maharashtra" at the Centre.(HT Photo)

Support Maharashtra instead of doing politics: Congress to Devendra Fadnavis

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST
"Instead of co-ordinating with the central government to ensure the state gets adequate medical aid, Fadnavis and other BJP leaders in the state only want to work to put the state government into trouble," Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said.
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.(PTI Photo)
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.(PTI Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis under fire as 22-year-old nephew gets Covid-19 jab

By Pradip Maitra, Hindustan Times, Nagpur
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 01:45 PM IST
After the photos were widely shared on social media, several leaders questioned how the 22-year-old received the vaccine since only frontline or health care workers, and those over the age of 45 are eligible to receive the doses.
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai(PTI Photo)
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai(PTI Photo)

Fadnavis accuses Maharashtra police of harassing Remdesivir supplier

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:34 AM IST
The former Maharashtra Chief Minister added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same.
Devendra Fadnavis was addressing a rally for the upcoming bypoll to Pandharpur-Mangalvedha Assembly constituency in Solapur district.(ANI)
Devendra Fadnavis was addressing a rally for the upcoming bypoll to Pandharpur-Mangalvedha Assembly constituency in Solapur district.(ANI)

Covid-19 lockdown leads to loss of jobs, says BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

PTI | , Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 06:25 PM IST
"I can understand locking and unlocking (to contain the spread of coronavirus) is important but when a lockdown is imposed, people lose their jobs," Devendra Fadnavis said.
Maharashtra Former Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a Press Conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Maharashtra Former Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a Press Conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Maharashtra govt announces weekend lockdown, oppn backs stricter Covid-19 curbs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 07:40 PM IST
  • During Maharashtra’s night curfew and weekend lockdown only essential services will be allowed to operate, minister Nawab Malik told reporters.
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.(HT Photo)
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.(HT Photo)

Panel probing charges against Deshmukh an eyewash, says BJP; NCP hits back

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 06:07 AM IST
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday set up the committee to be headed by retired high court judge Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwal and gave a timeline of six months to submit a report.
Fadnavis, the leader of opposition in Maharashtra, tweeted that the constitution of the Chandiwal committee is “just of committee nature and not as a judicial commission”.(ANI file photo)
Fadnavis, the leader of opposition in Maharashtra, tweeted that the constitution of the Chandiwal committee is “just of committee nature and not as a judicial commission”.(ANI file photo)

'Eyewash': Fadnavis on panel formed to probe charges against Deshmukh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:18 PM IST
The Maha Vikas Aghadi-led government on Tuesday appointed a panel comprising retired Bombay High Court judge Kailas Chandiwal to probe the charges against Deshmukh, levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
“The Maha-Vikas Aghadi government must own it up and take responsibility now,” Fadnavis tweeted(HT file photo)
“The Maha-Vikas Aghadi government must own it up and take responsibility now,” Fadnavis tweeted(HT file photo)

‘Corruption in BMC might have led to...’: Fadnavis on Mumbai hospital fire

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Eleven Covid-19 patients have lost their lives so far in the fire at the Sunrise Hospital inside the Dreams Mall in Bhandup. The hospital is situated on the top floor of the mall. An official told news agency PTI on Friday that the fire broke out around Thursday midnight.
NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Maha Vikas Aghadi enjoys support of over 175 MLAs: NCP

PTI | , Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 01:35 PM IST
NCP leader Nawab Malik claimed the MVA- comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress- has support of more than 175 MLAs.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

'Make CM speak': BJP leaders meet Maha governor on Deshmukh issue

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 11:18 AM IST
The BJP leaders submitted a memorandum to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, requesting him to send a report on current situation in the state to President. The Maharashtra Cabinet is scheduled to hold a meeting on Wednesday in Mumbai and is likely to discuss the Deshmukh issue.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

MVA didn’t act on evidence of scam in police dept: Devendra Fadnavis

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 01:56 AM IST
HT has seen a copy of the report, dated August 25, 2020, which names senior politicians, middlemen and police officers, who allegedly sought transfers and postings of their liking.
Maharashtra former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(ANI File Photo)
Maharashtra former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(ANI File Photo)

Submitted all evidence on Maharashtra transfer posting racket: Devendra Fadnavis

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 07:01 PM IST
The former chief minister further said that the case should be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
NCP chief Sharad Pawar during press conference at his residence in New Delhi on Monday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar during press conference at his residence in New Delhi on Monday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

After Pawar's remark on Anil Deshmukh, Fadnavis accuses him of diverting issue

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Addressing the media at his house in Delhi, Pawar said on Monday that he is "absolutely clear that allegations made against Deshmukh are incorrect".
Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.(HT PHOTO)
Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.(HT PHOTO)

Param Bir Singh letter on corruption claims against Anil Deshmukh: Who said what

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 04:52 PM IST
  • In his letter, Param Bir Singh, who was recently removed from office, claimed that Anil Deshmukh asked arrested cop Sachin Vaze to extort money from restaurants and bars in Mumbai.
Maharashtra opposition leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai, (PTI)
Maharashtra opposition leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference in Mumbai, (PTI)

On corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh, Fadnavis says ‘not first time'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, however, has denied the claims and accused Param Bir Singh of trying to save himself as his role in the bomb scare case and Mansukh Hiran’s death was getting clearer.
Maharashtra former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addressing a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. (ANI File Photo )
Maharashtra former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addressing a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. (ANI File Photo )

After Param Bir Singh's letter, Fadnavis demands Deshmukh's resignation

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 08:36 PM IST
Anil Deshmukh has refuted the allegations and said that Singh made the claims as his involvement in Ambani bomb scare case as well as in the case of Mansukh Hiran's death was getting clearer.
Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze after being produced by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a court following his arrest on Sunday. (PTI File Photo )
Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze after being produced by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a court following his arrest on Sunday. (PTI File Photo )

Sachin Vaze case won't be over till Mansukh Hiren's killer is revealed: Fadnavis

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 06:51 AM IST
Devendra Fadnavis had earlier accused the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra for protecting Sachin Vaze.
Fadnavis said Waze was posted in Crime Intelligence Unit, a sensitive and important arm of the Crime Branch, that too by giving him charge after transferring the inspector level official heading it. He was handling every case in the CIU despite being just an assistant police inspector (API) because he was confident he had the backing of the ruling Shiv Sena, Fadnavis alleged.(HT File photo)
Fadnavis said Waze was posted in Crime Intelligence Unit, a sensitive and important arm of the Crime Branch, that too by giving him charge after transferring the inspector level official heading it. He was handling every case in the CIU despite being just an assistant police inspector (API) because he was confident he had the backing of the ruling Shiv Sena, Fadnavis alleged.(HT File photo)

BJP's Fadnavis, Patil slam Shiv Sena's backing of assistant inspector Waze

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 05:19 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Waze on Saturday night for his alleged involvement in placing the explosives-laden vehicle on Carmichael Road near Ambani's residence Antilia on February 25.
Before the adjournments, Fadnavis claimed that Hiran's wife has given a statement that her husband may have been murdered by assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze. The Leader of Opposition demanded that Vaze be arrested under Indian Penal Code Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence).(HT File photo)
Before the adjournments, Fadnavis claimed that Hiran's wife has given a statement that her husband may have been murdered by assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze. The Leader of Opposition demanded that Vaze be arrested under Indian Penal Code Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence).(HT File photo)

Mansukh Hiran death: Fadnavis seeks arrest of cop Sachin Vaze

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Fadnavis's comments in the Maharashtra Assembly led to an uproar in the House, with the Shiv Sena raising the issue of alleged suicide of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha member Mohan Delkar.
Police security outside Mukesh Ambani's residence Antilla, after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai.(PTI)
Police security outside Mukesh Ambani's residence Antilla, after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai.(PTI)

Death of owner of car found near Ambani house fans row

By Swapnil Rawal, Anamika Gharat, Mumbai/thane
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:35 AM IST
BJP raised questions over circumstances surrounding Hiren’s death and said it would urge Centre to have NIA take over probe.
Maharashtra opposition leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis (PTI)
Maharashtra opposition leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis (PTI)

'Failure of constitutional machinery': Fadnavis on vacant post of Speaker 

Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:37 PM IST
The post fell vacant after Nana Patole handed over his resignation letter to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal on February 4 and took over as the Congress's state unit chief.
On Tuesday morning, the Delhi Police briefly opened the Ghazipur border for traffic only to be closed in the afternoon. The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh continue to remain closed. (PTI)
On Tuesday morning, the Delhi Police briefly opened the Ghazipur border for traffic only to be closed in the afternoon. The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh continue to remain closed. (PTI)

News updates from HT | Farmers’ protest: Multiple Delhi borders closed

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh told Fadnavis that celebrities are not being investigated but it is the BJP IT cell which remains in focus. (HT Photo)
Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh told Fadnavis that celebrities are not being investigated but it is the BJP IT cell which remains in focus. (HT Photo)

Probe not against Tendulkar or Lata Mangeshkar but against BJP IT cell: Deshmukh

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • Deshmukh on February 8 ordered a probe to check if Indian celebrities were forced to tweet by the BJP to counter the tweets posted by international celebrities who tweeted criticising the government’s handling of the farm laws.
"Small shopkeepers could not do business during the lockdown. Now you are asking them to pay bills. From where are they going to pay it? So, there is a big problem," the former chief minister said.(PTI)
"Small shopkeepers could not do business during the lockdown. Now you are asking them to pay bills. From where are they going to pay it? So, there is a big problem," the former chief minister said.(PTI)

Farmers suffered losses during lockdown, now facing power supply cut: Fadnavis

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Without naming state Energy Minister and Congress leader Nitin Raut, Fadnavis said the former had talked about giving relief to lockdown-hit consumers, but instead power tariff was increased.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)

Non-cognisable case registered against Fadnavis for 'defaming' deceased woman

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:03 PM IST
The offence was registered under sections 500 (Punishment for defamation) and 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) of the Indian Penal Code at Manora police station.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)

MVA govt made strategy for no debate on performance, says Fadnavis

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Fadnavis claimed the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA-comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) government is "directionless" and has failed on all fronts.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod. (HT File photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod. (HT File photo)

What made Shiv Sena minister Sanjay Rathod resign?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Rathod, 50, is a four-time Shiv Sena legislator from Digras assembly constituency in the state’s Yavatmal district.
Speaking to reporters, Fadnavis said, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked us to follow Covid-19 protocols and avoid gatherings. (HT Photo)
Speaking to reporters, Fadnavis said, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked us to follow Covid-19 protocols and avoid gatherings. (HT Photo)

Fadnavis slams Maha govt for allowing gatherings by MVA allies

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:26 PM IST
The BJP leader said the Uddhav Thackeray government is allowing large gatherings by ruling parties, but appealing others to avoid crowding to curb the spread of coronavirus.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (HT Photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (HT Photo)

Fadnavis seeks suo-motu action by Maha cops over woman's 'suicide'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Some social media posts have claimed that the woman, who died after falling from a building in Pune's Hadapsar area on February 8, was in a relationship with a cabinet minister in the state.
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