MAHARASHTRA ASSEMBLY

  • NDA allies not invited to PM's Diwali dinner: sources 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not invited any one of the NDA constituents to the Diwali dinner which will be hosted by him on Saturday, say sources. Invite for the dinner has been sent out only to the parliamentarians in the NDA camp. This implicates that Shiv Sena...
  • Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray willing to co-operate with BJP, says RPI's Athawale 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A consensus between former allies BJP and Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra is likely as indicated by Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale. Athawale on Friday said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is willing to cooperate with BJP to form government in the state. He told...
  • No clarity on Maharashtra government yet, Shiv Sena says will attend PM's NDA dinner 9 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There is still no clarity over the contours of the new government in Maharashtra though formal talks are set to begin between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena. The Shiv Sena has confirmed that it will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for NDA allies on...
  • Shiv Sena ready to back BJP-led coalition in Maharashtra 21 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena may support a Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Maharashtra, a top Sena leader said on Thursday. "The election results indicate that no single party can form the government. However, both (Shiv Sena, BJP) can come together for the purpose. This is the people's mandate," Shiv Sena parliamentarian...
  • Delhi: Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali Yesterday

    New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, on Thursday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Sources described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings...
  • BJP has extended dinner invitation to discuss alliance in Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena 2 days ago

    Mumbai: As the mystery continues over government formation in Maharastra, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that they have been invited to dinner on 26 November by the Bharatiya Janata Party to discuss an NDA alliance in the state but party chief Uddhav Thackeray has to decide whether to attend...
  • Shiv Sena blinks first, offers support to BJP for government formation in Maharashtra: sources 2 days ago

    Mumbai: As the suspense continues over the government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leaders met the Bharatiya Janata Party central leadership in the national capital. Sources said the Sena has offered support to the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra. Sena leaders Anil and Subhash Desai returned to Mumbai on Tuesday...
  • BJP looks for support in Maharashtra, party remains divided over CM candidate 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party may have chosen its chief minister for Haryana but the party continues to play the guessing game in Maharashtra. In order to cobble up the numbers, the BJP has reached out to smaller parties and Independents for support which is seen as an attempt to...
  • BJP signals it is ready to do business once again with Shiv Sena 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Shedding its initial reservations, BJP on Tuesday signaled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra. At the same time, BJP also appeared not to close the option...
  • Maharashtra: BJP split over CM candidate, 40 MLAs favour Nitin Gadkari over Devendra Fadnavis 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, loyalists of former party chief Nitin Gadkari are pitching his name for the post of chief minister of the state. At least 40 newly elected BJP MLAs are at Gadkari's residence in Nagpur demanding they want to see...
  • Maharashtra: Former state BJP chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as CM 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post. "We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • Maharashtra: Congress hits back at NCP, says will never support Shiv Sena 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken hit back at National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar by saying that the party will never support Shiv Sena. The remarks came a day after Pawar said that the Congress has approached the party to jointly support Shiv Sena to form the government...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Mumbai sees a surge in NOTA voters 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai, as against the total number of NOTA votes cast in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In a total of 36 Assembly seats in Mumbai, 65,735 people chose to reject...
  • BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP guessing, decision on government formation in Maharashtra after Diwali 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has left both the Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena guessing as the decision over the government formation will be taken after Diwali. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP observer for Maharashtra, will visit the state only after Diwali to review the situation. Singh...
  • Shiv Sena hits out at NCP, calls it opportunist for extending support to BJP in Maharashtra 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at the Nationalist Congress Party for extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government in Maharashtra. Sena through its mouthpiece Saamana said, "Several parties are taking advantage of the fact that no party has got majority. The NCP an opportunist for...
  • Congress leaders review political situation in Maharashtra 3 days ago

    Mumbai: After a crushing defeat in Maharashtra assembly elections, state Congress leaders met on Monday night to review the political situation. The meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress party's office in South Mumbai, was attended by Maharashtra state unit Congress chief Manikrao Thakre, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, senior leaders...
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  • Maharashtra verdict: Is an alliance between BJP and NCP politics of opportunism? 3 days ago

    NCP with its 41 seats has offered unconditional support in forming the government after BJP bagged 122 seats in Maharashtra assembly polls and falls short of majority by 23 seats. ...
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  • News 360: Shiv Sena, NCP wait for BJP's final call in Maharashtra 3 days ago

    After the declaration of Maharashtra assembly poll results both Shiv Sena and NCP wait for BJP's final call on government formation. BJP emerged as single largest part with 122 seats after countings on Sunday. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: Guessing game on as BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP on hold 3 days ago

    It's a dilemma of plenty for the BJP. More than 24 hours after emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the BJP continues to play the guessing game. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena in talks with BJP, says 'any proposal' acceptable 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The waiting game continues in Maharashtra. Sources in the Shiv Sena say that the party is in talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation. "We have been talking to the BJP for the last 24 hours. The mandate is for the BJP and the Sena and people...
  • Uddhav Thackeray holds meeting with newly-elected Shiv Sena MLAs 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as the impasse over government formation in Maharashtra continues following a fractured mandate in the Assembly polls, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today held a meeting with the newly-elected legislators in Mumbai. "All the newly elected MLAs met Uddhavji today and they unanimously took a decision to give him...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still undecided on post-poll alliance with BJP 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is likely to wait for a few days to get a government as the Bharatiya Janata Party has not decided on the party for post-poll alliance. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met party legislators in Mumbai, but no decision has been announced yet on the post-poll alliance. Sena...
  • Maharashtra elections: RSS refuses to intervene over NCP's support offer to BJP 4 days ago

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has refused to intervene over NCP's outside support offer to the BJP. It is upto the BJP to decide whether they want to take support of NCP," RSS said. BJP leader Shaina NC said, "we have to keep in mind the interest of the votes, the...
  • NCP has extended support to BJP keeping in mind the people of Maharashtra, says Majeed Memon 4 days ago

    NCP leader Majeed Memon said that the Bharatiya Janata Party needs to think about what Praful Patel has said. Patel had earlier said that NCP will offer external support to BJP, the single largest party in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Memon said that the NCP has to pay for the...
  • Assembly elections: Congress faces questions of relevance and survivability 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The day the Congress was swept out of both Maharashtra and Haryana by the Bharatiya Janata Party, its national Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the Hudhud cyclone hit Visakhapatnam visiting the worst affected areas. In typical Congress style, he and his mother party chief Sonia Gandhi issued...
  • NCP Kerala unit unhappy over offer of support to BJP 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Kerala, a component of the CPI(M)-led LDF, has conveyed its reservations to the central leadership over the offer of support to the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra. The state unit voiced objection to the "unilateral way" the support was offered by the central...
  • Maharashtra: BJP still in two minds over post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, say sources 4 days ago

    Mumbai: After a victory in Maharashtra, hectic parleys are going on within the Bharatiya Janata Party and it is still in two minds over a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena despite party chief Uddhav Thackeray's overtures, said sources on Monday. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in...