BMC Polls

  • Communication gap led to cash seizure: Patil's son February 21, 2012

    Amravati: An embarrassed Congress legislator and President Pratibha Patil's son Raosaheb Shekhawat Tuesday said a "communication gap" resulted in Rs 1 crore cash being seized by Maharashtra Police only days before the polls to major municipal corporations in the state. "There was some communication gap as the state Congress could not...
  • 'Sena's strong foundation helped retain power' February 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Fresh from his victory in the Mumbai civic polls, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has hit out at critics for predicting doom for his party saying it has been able to retain power in the civic body because of its strong foundation. "It is only because of the strong base...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on BMC polls February 19, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Salman Khurshid's quota issue, Iran nuclear row, Pak PM's contempt of court controversy and much more. ...
  • Sena a force to reckon with: Bal Thackeray February 18, 2012

    Bal Thackeray in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN slammed Sharad Pawar and Prithviraj Chavan for saying the Shiv Sena was on the decline. ...
  • BMC polls: People have put faith on us, says Uddhav Thackeray February 20, 2012

    Following the victory in Mumbai and Thane, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray said people liked the work of the party. ...
  • Winning BMC polls a proud feeling: Aditya Thackeray February 20, 2012

    Youva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray said he is elated after the fourth victory of Shiv Sena in Mumbai and Thane civic polls. ...
  • BMC polls loss: Cong high command seeks report February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress high command has reportedly sought a report from the Maharashtra Congress after its Brihan Mumbai Corporation (BMC) poll debacle. The Shiv Sena-BJP combine won the polls, managing to retain power in the prestigious civic body, the country's richest. This was the first civic elections in Mumbai...
  • Maharashtra CM 'shocked' by BMC poll results February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: In what came as a major setback for the Congress and the NCP, the first big electoral battle of 2012 has gone in favour of the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine that managed to retain power in the prestigious Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the country's richest civic...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 17, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • News 360: Bal Thackeray rules Mumbai February 20, 2012

    In Pune, the NCP is likely to emerge as the single largest party, but will be able to take the control of the civic body only with the help of the Congress. ...
  • Maha polls: No party gets clear majority in Akola February 17, 2012

    Akola: No party has won a clear majority in the Akola Municipal Corporation, as the results of Thursday's election came in on late Friday afternoon. The Congress and the BJP, with 18 seats each, are the biggest parties in 73-member House. Party-wise final results are as follows: Congress (18), NCP (5),...
  • Mumbai has faith in us, says an overwhelmed Uddhav February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Expressing satisfaction over the results of civic polls in Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray told reporters outside Matoshri residence in suburban Bandra this afternoon that he was "overwhelmed". "I thank people for reposing faith in me and my party. Today is a good day....
  • People have dismissed the Cong-NCP alliance: Shiv Sena February 17, 2012

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the alliance with RPI has helped the party in the Maharashtra civic polls. ...
  • Overall BMC results will benefit Cong-NCP: Pawar February 17, 2012

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the Congress contested in 70 per cent of the seats in Mumbai. ...
  • We will review shortcomings: Raj Thackeray February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray day kept on Friday mum on whether he would extend support to Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance in its bid to retain power in the civic body of India's financial capital. "We have not come to that stage...who to help. Let all figures (results) come," Raj told reporters...
  • BMC results a slap on Cong-NCP's face: Shiv Sena February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday said the verdict in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls was a slap on the face of the Congress-NCP alliance. "Mumbaikars have slapped Congress-NCP on the face," Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut said. The Sena-BJP-RPI alliance appears set...
  • Mumbai polls: Sena-BJP set to retain power February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Counting of votes for the richest civic body in India, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) indicated that the leads were in favour of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance. However, it looks unlikely for the combine to be able to hold a majority. The trends indicate a hung civic body in Mumbai,...
  • Mumbai: Congress MLA in EVM tampering row February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: In new trouble for the Congress, MLA Amin Patel on Thursday was accused of storming a polling station in Byculla, Mumbai and tampering the EVM machine at the booth. Amin Patel is the Congress candidate from the Mumbadevi constituency. The matter came to light when clashes broke out between workers...
  • Update: Mumbai civic polls: Shiv Sena+ takes early lead February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Poll result for the country's richest municipal body, the Maharashtra Civic Polls, will be out on Friday. The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance took the initial lead in the richest civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The counting has also begun for Thane and Pune Municipal Corporation. In Thane, NCP candidates...
  • BMC polls: Why do the elite stay away from voting? February 16, 2012

    Only 46 per cent of Mumbaikars turned out to elect the people to run the maximum city. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 16, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • I want to be king not kingmaker: Raj Thackeray February 16, 2012

    All eyes are on Raj Thackeray with the MNS expected to emerge as the kingmaker in the BMC elections. ...
  • Mumbai fails ballot test with just 46 pc turnout February 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai on Thursday failed the ballot box test with only 46 per cent of Mumbaikars turning out to elect the people to run the maximum city. Mumbai's movers and shakers refused to budge on election day. At last count, a dismal 28 per cent of people from SoBo, as...
  • Low voter turnout a reality for big Indian cities February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems that words are not transforming into action for big Indian cities when it comes to participating in large numbers to vote their favourite candidates in polls. Despite a high urban base with more discerning and affluent electorate, witnessing a low turnout in elections, local or general,...
  • Mumbai polls: why 24,000 cops can't vote today February 16, 2012

    Mumbai: It is ironical that those entrusted with the duty of ensuring that you are able to exercise your right to vote will not be able to avail of it themselves. More than 24,000 police personnel -- including Home Guards, SRPF jawans, Mumbai police officers and constables -- will not...
  • BMC polls: 22 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm February 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Civic polls, to decide the fate of over 1,244 candidates in Mumbai and nine municipal corporations of Maharashtra began on Thursday. Polling was underway across 10 municipal corporations including Mumbai. But the turnout was a poor 22 per cent till 3 pm. In Pune, Suresh Kalmadi cast his vote with his...
  • BMC polls: Raj Thackeray most preferred leader February 15, 2012

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray is Mumbai's most preferred leader according to an IBN Lokmat-GFK Mode opinion poll. He is followed by Uddhav Thackeray, who is a distant second. The octogenarian Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray made a fervent appeal to his supporters in the quest to salvage the Sena's last...
  • BMC polls: The menace of potholes remains February 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai's crumbling infrastructure is best exemplified by the city's potholed roads. An RTI filed by CNN-IBN reveals how Rs 60 crore were spent last year alone. This is double the budgeted expense to smoothen the roads, and it's the taxpayers' money that has gone down many potholes. Despite allegations...
  • BMC polls: Mumbai's waterfronts back in focus February 13, 2012

    Mumbai: As political parties battle it out to capture the control of Mumbai's civic administration, the city's neglected waterfronts are back on priority, being poised for a makeover. But the question is whether plans to transform the island's coast's will ever become a reality. The world's biggest cities including New...
  • Mumbai: no desi daru, only whisky for votes February 13, 2012

    Mumbai: There is a paradigm shift in the voter market. Bartering votes in city slums for locally made alcohol just won't do any more. For the dweller of the urban shanty, being courted by the corporate-types moving in to 'tap the bottom of the pyramid', has undergone a refinement of...