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  • Always sacrificed to save alliance with Shiv Sena: BJP 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Rejecting the latest offer of 119 seats by the Shiv Sena (SS) for the Oct. 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it had always adopted a spirit of 'sacrifice' to save the saffron alliance in the past 25 years. Simultaneously, in a mild softening of its stand,...
  • Maharashtra elections: Won't compromise on seats anymore, BJP tells Shiv Sena 22 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena continue to play hardball over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. While the Sena remains adamant saying that it wants to contest more seats, the BJP has said not this time. "The BJP has always sacrificed Lok Sabha seats for the...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: It's all in the family 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Election is a big family business in Haryana. It is a fact that politics is controlled by only a handful of families in many other states, not just in Haryana. But the involvement of some political families is much deeper in Haryana. Earlier the famous three 'Lals' ruled Haryana...
  • BJP, Muslim leaders laud Modi's 'Indian Muslims will live, die for India' remark; Congress sees red 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'endorsing Indian Muslims' in his first ever international interview since assuming office has evoked strong political reactions. While the Bharatiya Janata Party rallied behind the PM, Congress criticised Modi and called his appreciation for Muslims as a whitewash. "Indian Muslims don't need a certificate from...
  • Amit Shah slams Sharad Pawar on corruption, promises Shivaji era in Maharashtra 18 hours 25 minutes ago

    Pune: Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system". In a scathing attack on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Fresh trouble in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over seat-sharing 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    The BJP and the Shiv Sena have still not broken the deadlock on seat sharing, ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Hectic negotiations are going on over the number of seats the two allies will end up contesting. ...
  • NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified, says Ajit Pawar 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the single-largest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. To a question on whether he would be the chief ministerial candidate,...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJP-RSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM 20 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJP-led NDA in successive assembly by-elections would eventually lead the BJP-RSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of by-elections across various states...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Signalling more trouble for the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will not be dictated to by anyone and that any decision taken by party chief...
  • Telangana: BJP criticises TRS government over 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' issue 22 hours 19 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The BJP on Thursday hit out at the TRS government in Telangana for not officially celebrating the 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' and preventing it from organising the event inside Golconda Fort. Police on Wednesday took BJP leaders and activists into preventive custody when they attempted to go to the historic Golconda...
  • Delhi: BJP's Satish Upadhyay resigns as SDMC Standing Committee chairman 22 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay on Thursday resigned as the chairman of the Standing Committee of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to "focus on party responsibilities". "I have resigned as the chairman of SDMC's Standing Committee. I thought I was not being able to focus on two things....
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats 22 hours 28 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...
  • People want bungalow to be converted into memorial, says Ajit Singh 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Days after power and water supplies to his official residence were disconnected, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Thursday said that he would vacate his government bungalow by next week but claimed people want the house to be converted into a memorial of his father, late Charan Singh. The former...
  • BJP criticises TRS government on 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The BJP on Thursday hit out at the TRS government in Telangana for not officially celebrating the 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' and preventing it from organising the event inside Golconda Fort here. Police on Wednesday took BJP leaders and activists into preventive custody when they attempted to go to the historic...
  • Lessons from bypoll results - Public Memory is short but not always sweet! Yesterday

    The recent Parliament and bypolls have brought out one thing conclusively, which is the impatience of people. People wait long to form an opinion and once formed they act on it quickly. They do not care much for reputations, caste- calculations, dynasty factor etc. Their aspirations and fears are paramount and...
  • Amit Shah says talks with Shiv Sena still on, hopes for a BJP government in Maharashtra Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as there are resports of the Bharatiya janata Party bowing before the Shiv Sena over seat sharing, there is still no clarity over the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance talks in Maharashtra. BJP President Amit Shah has now indicated that it is not a done deal yet. Shah said that...
  • It's not fair to compare two great leaders, says Rashid Alvi Yesterday

    BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that if Sardar Vallabhai Patel had been entrusted with the task of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India, instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, there would have been no Kashmir problem. Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, "It's not fair to compare two great leaders. BJP...
  • Absence of Deshmukh-Munde being felt in Maharashtra Assembly elections Yesterday

    Mumbai:Following the sad demise of stalwarts like former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Gopinath Munde, the only well respected mass leader of the BJP in Maharashtra, the state assembly election for both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is facing a leadership crisis. Election management skills of both...
  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut Yesterday

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNN-IBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • Hema Malini sparks a controversy, says widows from Bengal, Bihar should not crowd Mathura Yesterday

    Mathura: Another Bharatiya Janata Party leader, actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, has now stoked a controversy with her statements. The BJP MP from Mathura said that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd the holy city and should stay in their own states instead. "If they (widows) are not from here...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections Yesterday

    Mumbai: After the seat-sharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135-seat demand and sent a list of...
  • JDU warns of attempts for imposition of 'Pakistan model' in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Targeting BJP over the issue of communalism, JD(U) on Wednesday asked minorities, OBCs, SCs and STs to come together even as it warned of attempts for the imposition of a "Pakistan model" in the country. "Some people say Hinduism is in danger. There is no other country in the...
  • Don't be disheartened by the bypoll results, Shah tells BJP workers Yesterday

    Boosting the enthusiasm in his partymen, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the recent bypoll results should not be given importance and BJP will sweep the upcoming assembly elections of Maharashtra and Harayana. ...
  • Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's "100 days of misrule" insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect "people's anger" over "hollow promises of a useless government". The slide of the ruling party was a "significant trend" that will gather momentum...
  • Bypolls defeat: BJP should consider bringing Varun back, says Maneka Gandhi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost seats in bypoll elections in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan - states where it swept the Lok Sabha elections - Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that the party should consider bringing back her son and Sultanpur MP Varun...
  • BJP's Lalitha Kumarmangalam is new National Commission for Women chairperson 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Member of BJP's national executive Lalitha Kumarmangalam was on Wednesday appointed the chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW). "Kumarmangalam has been appointed as the NCW chairperson and we would like to welcome her," Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said, days after she had disapproved...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: 12 key seats which will see a tough contest 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With just 90 Assembly constituencies, Haryana is not a big state but its politics is extremely competitive with a host of regional parties having the power to change the fortunes of their bigger rivals. The state has seen a small group of families - the Chautalas, Lals and...
  • Hate speeches must stop, says NCM Chairman 2 days ago

    The National Commission for Minorities has passed a resolution, seeking a public statement from the government reassuring minorities of their rights of safety and equality. Speaking to CNN-IBN, NCM Chairman Dr Naseem Ahmad says irresponsible comments from leaders will have a bearing on results. ...
  • Shiv Sena reacts sharply to BJP's performance in bypolls, says one's feet should be on ground 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After a dismal performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly bypolls, its ally Shiv Sena has reacted sharply to it and said that this was a big lesson for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In an article in the party's mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said, "This is a big lesson for...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 2 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...