Articles by Sanjay Sawant
Mar 27, 2017
Mohan Bhagwat for President: Shiv Sena picks RSS chief for top job, in bid to bargain for key ministriesOnce again, the Shiv Sena has thrown a googly in the Presidential election poll highlighting the name of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for the president's post. The party said that since India is known as a Hindu country Bhagwat is the best choice for the president's post.
Mar 22, 2017
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena left high and dry after BJP backs suspension of 19 opposition MLAsDespite the initial jolt, senior ministers from the Shiv Sena after receiving instructions from party supremo Uddhav Thackeray met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking revocation of the suspension.
Mar 21, 2017
Maharashtra zilla parishads: Shiv Sena keen on anti-BJP front, joins hands with NCP, CongressShiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has issued instructions to the party's district level leaders for keeping BJP aside and to ally with the Congress and NCP wherever possible.
Mar 16, 2017
Maharashtra Assembly: Over 23,000 farmer suicides have taken place since 2009, says Devendra FadnavisThursday marked the first time that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured the House that a state government delegation will meet the Union finance and agriculture ministers to ask them for help with loan waivers
Mar 10, 2017
Maharashtra Assembly: Parties united in farmer loan waiver demand; to cost state Rs 22,000 crFollowing a second day of protests demanding loan waivers for farmers in Maharashtra, an all-party meet was held on Thursday to consolidate the attack.
Mar 04, 2017
BMC Election 2017: Devendra Fadnavis checkmates Shiv Sena, says no BJP candidate for mayor's postAfter days of speculations and backdoor negotiations, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made a surprising announcement on Saturday. The chief minister said that the BJP will not be fielding any candidates for the post of mayor or deputy mayor in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Mar 03, 2017
Maharashtra chief secy Kshatriya given constitutional post within 24 hours of retirement; activists cry foulOn 28 February, chief secretary Swadhin Kshatriya announced his retirement. Within two hours, the state government announced Kshatriya will become the first Right to Service Act commissioner
Feb 27, 2017
BMC Election 2017: As all eyes turn to mayoral race, it's Congress' turn to play kingmakerElections to appoint the new mayor of Mumbai will be held on 9 March, and Shiv Sena has taken the opportunity to remind the Congress party of the favour it did by supporting Congress' Presidential candidates Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee
Feb 27, 2017
BMC Election 2017: A statistical recap of how Mumbai voted and the key role NOTA playedIt's been four days since the results for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election was announced
Feb 24, 2017
BMC election 2017: Fractured mandate delivers only one loser, it's MumbaiSince 1992 Shiv Sena and BJP have been running the city and now once again the mandate shows that they may be returning to power in BMC together.