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Sena says new cabinet move may end Pankaja Munde’s career, latter refutes claim

  • Pankaja Munde immediately refuted Sena’s claims and said she is not upset with the BJP for not including her sister in the new team of ministers.
While stating that she or her sister had not demanded a ministerial berth, Pankaja Munde said this has, however, spread “negativity” among her supporters(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
While stating that she or her sister had not demanded a ministerial berth, Pankaja Munde said this has, however, spread “negativity” among her supporters(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Fadnavis and the rumblings within Maharashtra BJP

Last week saw something that the BJP in Maharashtra had not witnessed in a long time: Two senior party leaders openly expressing their unhappiness with the state of the affairs in the party.
It remains to be seen if the dissidents in the BJP who have started making noise succeed in clipping Fadnavis’ wings or they themselves become irrelevant in the party.(Hindustan Times)
It remains to be seen if the dissidents in the BJP who have started making noise succeed in clipping Fadnavis’ wings or they themselves become irrelevant in the party.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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‘Don’t put BJP in reverse gear’: Pankaja Munde targets Maharashtra leadership

BJP’s internal rebellion out in open as Munde and Khadse slam state leadership at Beed rally, state chief promises to resolve their grievances.
Senior BJP leader Pankaja Munde addresses a public gathering on the occasion of the birth anniversary of her late father Gopinath Munde, in Parli, Maharashtra, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Senior BJP leader Pankaja Munde addresses a public gathering on the occasion of the birth anniversary of her late father Gopinath Munde, in Parli, Maharashtra, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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‘Why should I leave BJP? If party wants me out, it can decide’: Pankaja Munde

The BJP in Maharashtra is grappling with internal feud where Munde, the party’s Other Backward Class (OBC) leader, has made her unhappiness with the functioning of state unit clear.
Pankaja Munde held a rally in Maharashtra’s Beed on Thursday in a massive show of strength.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Pankaja Munde held a rally in Maharashtra’s Beed on Thursday in a massive show of strength.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 04:03 PM IST
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Analysis: As Maharashtra BJP gets ready to sit in Opposition, internal rumblings break out within the state unit

This churn is to be expected as there is disappointment within the party for losing out a state like Maharashtra, a BJP leader said.
BJP leader Eknath Khadse leaves after meeting with party leader Pankaja Munde at her residence in Mumbai, on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
BJP leader Eknath Khadse leaves after meeting with party leader Pankaja Munde at her residence in Mumbai, on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 01:10 PM IST
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Pankaja Munde skips core Maharashtra BJP meet, says was busy with Beed rally preparation

Pankaja Munde, who has been holding a public rally every year on the birth anniversary of her father and former Union minister, the late Gopinath Munde, was absent from the division-level meetings of the BJP as well.
Pankaja Munde did not attend the party’s regional-level meeting held in Aurangabad on Monday either though state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said she was “unwell” and hence could not take part in the meet.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Pankaja Munde did not attend the party’s regional-level meeting held in Aurangabad on Monday either though state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said she was “unwell” and hence could not take part in the meet.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 02:34 PM IST
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Day after post on future plans, Pankaja Munde removes BJP from Twitter bio

Through an emotional Facebook post, Pankaja said that after her defeat in the recently held Maharashtra Assembly polls, she had received several calls and messages from her supporters to meet, but could not do so because of the situation in the state.
Former minister and BJP leader Pankaja Munde has said that in the changed political scenario, the future course of action needs to be decided.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Former minister and BJP leader Pankaja Munde has said that in the changed political scenario, the future course of action needs to be decided.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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24 years later, it’s Sharad Pawar vs BJP again

The Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) in connection with an alleged Rs 25,000-crore scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank filed by the ED against Pawar, his nephew Ajit and others has kicked up a political storm, just as the campaign for the Assembly elections gains momentum.
Navi Mumbai, India - Sept. 15, 2019:NCP Chief Sharad Pawar held a party Workers meet ahead of State Assembly Election at Ganpat Seth Tandel Maidan Seawoods in Navi Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 15, 2019. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Navi Mumbai, India - Sept. 15, 2019:NCP Chief Sharad Pawar held a party Workers meet ahead of State Assembly Election at Ganpat Seth Tandel Maidan Seawoods in Navi Mumbai, India, on Sunday, September 15, 2019. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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Centre to reintroduce Motor vehicle bill in House

The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2017 aims to usher in reforms in the transport sector and would amend the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin from June 17 and will continue until July 26.(HT Photo)
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin from June 17 and will continue until July 26.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Enfants terribles of new India

Pankaja Munde, a state minister, has earned herself an appellation for allegedly inflating bills of nutritious meals provided to children in anganwadis, as also more recently of mobile phones provided to anganwadi workers.
If the BJP really intends to replace the Constitution with the Manusmriti, as is being claimed by many BJP functionaries, has Pankaja considered her double jeopardy in this regard?(HT Photo)
If the BJP really intends to replace the Constitution with the Manusmriti, as is being claimed by many BJP functionaries, has Pankaja considered her double jeopardy in this regard?(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 05:55 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Phase 2 voting: Long-running drought and farm crisis are main election issues in Maharashtra

Among the main candidates in the fray are former Maharashtra chief ministers and Congress leaders Ashok Chavan (Nanded) and Sushilkumar Shinde (Solapur), Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar (Solapur and Akola) and former union minister Gopinath Munde’s daughter and sitting MP Pritam Munde (Beed).
Polling will be held for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra’s Marathwada and Vidarbha regions on Thursday amid a growing water crisis.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Polling will be held for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra’s Marathwada and Vidarbha regions on Thursday amid a growing water crisis.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 07:22 AM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: Munde cousins slug it out in Beed

In the backdrop of this turf war, the third member of the family, Pritam, who is Pankaja’s younger sister , is seeking re-election as BJP MP with Pankaja backing her .
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Published on Apr 12, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Marathwada’s heat wave will strike which party in Lok Sabha polls?

In 2018, central Maharashtra recorded satisfactory rainfall in June and August, but July and September saw acute shortfall (54.2% and 13.4% of its average, respectively).
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Marathwada’s heat wave will strike which party in Lok Sabha polls?(AFP)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Marathwada’s heat wave will strike which party in Lok Sabha polls?(AFP)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: Which party will Marathwada pick?

Citizens feel the region has been lacking in holistic development, as they don’t have a strong leader
Central Maharashtra is largely dependent on the water released from the dams in western Maharashtra, which also leads to disputes between the two regions every monsoon(Hindustan Times)
Central Maharashtra is largely dependent on the water released from the dams in western Maharashtra, which also leads to disputes between the two regions every monsoon(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 12:25 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Beed constituency in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Here’s all you need to know about Beed Lok Sabha constituency(Hindustan Times)
Here’s all you need to know about Beed Lok Sabha constituency(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 02:20 PM IST
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Maharashtra poll plan: BJP drops 4 more sitting MPs

Girish Bapat picked over Anil Shirole for Pune; Harishchandra Chavan (Dindori), Sharad Bansode (Solapur), AT Patil (Jalgaon) dropped too
Girish Bapat was picked by the BJP over sitting MP Anil Shirole for Pune.(HT FILE)
Girish Bapat was picked by the BJP over sitting MP Anil Shirole for Pune.(HT FILE)
Published on Mar 24, 2019 01:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Nitin Gadkari’s plan to reform road rule hits a block

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s plans to clear certain road safety provisions of the contentious Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill through government notifications have hit a roadblock.
Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari’s plans to clear certain road safety provisions of the contentious Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill through government notifications have hit a roadblock.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari’s plans to clear certain road safety provisions of the contentious Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill through government notifications have hit a roadblock.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

‘Finding excuses for defeat’: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Congress behind EVM hackathon

Speaking at a press conference, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Congress was looking for excuses to explain its impending defeat in the coming elections and so was organising events such as the EVM hackathon
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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My father was a kingmaker, so am I: Pankaja Munde in Maharashtra

Flexing her political clout, the minister also took a jibe at the party’s internal survey on performance of BJP MPs and media reports on the same.
BJP’s rural development minister Pankaja Munde at the show of strength Dussehra rally at Savargaon in Beed district on Thursday. She was flanked by nearly 16 sitting BJP legislators from Marathwada region and neighbouring areas.(HT PHOTO)
BJP’s rural development minister Pankaja Munde at the show of strength Dussehra rally at Savargaon in Beed district on Thursday. She was flanked by nearly 16 sitting BJP legislators from Marathwada region and neighbouring areas.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

‘Jinxed’ official bungalow in south Mumbai scares away ministers

A perceived jinx is scaring ministers from moving into a sprawling, sea-facing bungalow in the upmarket Malabar Hill area of south Mumbai — even two years after its previous occupant, former revenue minister Eknath Khadse, vacated it.
Ramtek is the only sea-facing official bungalow(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Ramtek is the only sea-facing official bungalow(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 10:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Plaza cinema, chakli and other Marathi connections

Watching Marathi films to his love for Maharashtrian food, close associates remember leader for his love for state’s art, culture, cuisine.
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with BJP leaders LK Advani and late Pramod Mahajan at BJP’s silver jubilee celebrations in Mumbai on December 28, 2005.(HT File)
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with BJP leaders LK Advani and late Pramod Mahajan at BJP’s silver jubilee celebrations in Mumbai on December 28, 2005.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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Excerpt: Shades of Saffron; From Vajpayee to Modi by Saba Naqvi

In this excerpt from Saba Naqvi’s very readable new book on the BJP, the author reminisces about Pramod Mahajan, one of Vajpayee’s most trusted ministers, who met an unfortunate end
Pramod Mahajan at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Telecom Summit 2001 in New Delhi.(Kaushik Ramswamy/HT Photo)
Pramod Mahajan at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Telecom Summit 2001 in New Delhi.(Kaushik Ramswamy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 08:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaba Naqvi

The importance of being Chhagan Bhujbal

He has proved to the BJP, which victimised him, that he is not to be trifled with; and to the NCP, which did not stand by him, that it ignores him at risk to its strength
Political parties ignore Chhagan Bhujbal at their own peril.(HT FILE)
Political parties ignore Chhagan Bhujbal at their own peril.(HT FILE)
Published on May 30, 2018 12:16 AM IST
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Chhagan Bhujbal to give speech at NCP’s Pune meet

Praful Patel, senior NCP leader and Rajya Sabha member, claimed that Bhujbal was excited for the proposed party foundation day meeting in Pune and expressed his wish to speak on the occasion.
Chhagan Bhujbal spent over two years in jail in connection with a money laundering case and was granted bail by the Bombay high court recently.(HT PHOTO)
Chhagan Bhujbal spent over two years in jail in connection with a money laundering case and was granted bail by the Bombay high court recently.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2018 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPradip Kumar Maitra, Nagpur
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