SC to consider listing of Thackeray group’s plea against CM Shinde, MLAs

SC to consider listing of Thackeray group’s plea against CM Shinde, MLAs

“All impugned decisions are premised on a common finding that the majority of legislators represented the will of the political party, and therefore, they are not liable for disqualification,” the plea said. In his ruling on the disqualification petitions, the speaker did not disqualify any MLA belonging to the rival camps. The speaker’s ruling further … Read more

No question of taking back rebels, say Uddhav, Sharad Pawar

No question of taking back rebels, say Uddhav, Sharad Pawar

Notably, Parner MLA Nilesh Lanke left the Ajit Pawar-led NCP just before the Lok Sabha elections. Lanke contested from Ahmednagar seat on the NCP (SP) ticket and defeated sitting BJP MP Sujay Vikhe Patil. Bajrang Sonawane also left the Ajit Pawar-led NCP and contested the Lok Sabha polls from Beed on NCP (SP) ticket. He … Read more

Uddhav demands Ayodhya Ram temple consecration ceremony be performed by Droupadi Murmu

Uddhav demands Ayodhya Ram temple consecration ceremony be performed by Droupadi Murmu

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday, 13 January, demanded that the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya be performed by President Droupadi Murmu as it is a matter of “national pride and country’s self-respect”. Addressing a press conference here, Thackeray said he will also invite Murmu to the Kalaram temple in Nashik, where … Read more

Eknath Shinde on backfoot as govt pressures Ramleela organisers to violate tradition

Eknath Shinde on backfoot as govt pressures Ramleela organisers to violate tradition

That leaves only two grounds for a second political rally in the city on the same day, both much smaller than the other three. The Cross Maidan between Churchgate and the Victoria Terminus is too tiny for a rally of the nature of the Shiv Sena’s Dussehra celebrations, and is generally used for art and … Read more