MAHARASHTRA

  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena in talks with BJP, says 'any proposal' acceptable 46 minutes 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 1 hour 56 minutes 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 3 hours 14 minutes 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 3 hours 45 minutes 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 3 hours 56 minutes 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 6 hours 23 minutes 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 6 hours 48 minutes 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 7 hours 19 minutes 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...
  • Shiv Sena talks toughs, reminds BJP that it hasn't won a clear mandate in Maharashtra 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party's former ally Shiv Sena is talking tough and has reminded the party that it not won a clear mandate in Maharashtra polls. The BJP has won 123 out of 288 seats and is short of 22 seats to be able to form a government in...
  • BJP's Captain Abhimanyu Singh frontrunner to be Haryana CM, Devendra Fadnavis for Maharashtra 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After its massive victory in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now in a huddle to choose the chief ministers. The BJP will form the government on its own in Haryana, but in Maharashtra it needs allies as it is short of majority. The BJP...
  • Assembly election results: Saffron surge in Maharashtra 10 hours 51 minutes ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party has become the first party since 1990 to win more than 100 seats. Their one arch rival, NCP, has offered outside support. BJP leader Rajiv pratap Rudy said, "Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh will be in Mumbai to discuss future course of action." ...
  • Will BJP pick NCP over Shiv Sena as the Modi wave sweeps Maharashtra? 18 hours 28 minutes ago

    With BJP emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra and yet falling short of reaching the halfway mark, it has two options, either to join hands with former ally Shiv Sena or the NCP. ...
  • MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi 19 hours 3 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi. The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and...
  • Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra polls 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The richest and poorest candidates who contested the Maharashtra assembly elections were defeated. However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill constituency. Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu emerged triumphant from the Dindoshi assembly constituency in Mumbai,...
  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Senior Cogress leaders Narayan Rane and Harshwardhan Patil were two of the fourteen former Maharashtra ministers, who have lost this year's state Assembly elections. While former Industries Minister Narayan Rane lost to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena from Kudal constituency, former Co-operation minister and sitting MLA Harshawardhan Patil lost...
  • Maharashtra polls: MNS' only north Indian candidate loses seat to BJP rival 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Akhilesh Chaubey, a north Indian candidate fielded by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in the state assembly polls, was defeated by BJP's Atul Bhatkhalkar from Kandivali East constituency. The MNS had caused eyebrows to raise as the party known for its anti-north Indian stand since its birth in 2006, had given...
  • BJP has not decided on Maharashtra, Haryana CMs: Rajnath Singh 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP has not taken any decision yet on chief ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "So far we have not taken any decision on chief ministers of Maharashtra or Haryana," he said after a meeting of the BJP...
  • Maharashtra: No rotational CM, Fadnavis front-runner for top post, say BJP sources 20 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is firm on having the next chief minister of Maharashtra from the party even as it is short of reaching the halfway mark, sources told CNN-IBN. There will be no rotational CM as was suggested in some reports earlier in the day, said highly placed...
  • Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from 24 in 2009 to 10 seats. BJP, a strong votary of small states, seems...
  • Assembly elections: BJP set to form government in Maharashtra with NCP support 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Riding the crest of a Narendra Modi wave, BJP is set to form government in Maharashtra for the first time on its own with surprise "outside support" from NCP as the Assembly poll threw up a hung House with the party emerging a clear winner but falling short of...
  • Who will BJP pick: Shiv Sena or NCP? 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    With BJP emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra and yet falling short of reaching the halfway mark, it has two options, either to join hands with former ally Shiv Sena or the NCP. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Gopinath Munde's daughters retain family turf in Beed 21 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Daughters of the late BJP leader Gopinath Munde, Pankaja and Pritam, on Sunday won Parli Assembly and Beed Lok Sabha seats respectively, retaining their father's political legacy. Pankaja, Munde's eldest daughter and sitting BJP MLA, defeated her estranged cousin Dhananjay Munde, a Nationalist Congress Party...
  • TWTW: What is reason behind Congress's debacle in Maharashtra? 21 hours 33 minutes ago

    After losing Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi asks Prithviraj Chavan the reason behind the party's debacle. ...
  • TWTW: Were voting fair in Assembly elections? 22 hours 4 minutes ago

    As voting for the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra took place on October 15, Cyrus Broacha talks to the polling booth officer and asks him whether the elections were fair or not. ...
  • TWTW: Ground reports from Maharashtra and Haryana 22 hours 18 minutes ago

    In the run up to the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, 'The Week That Wasn't' reporters visit various places in both the states and take voters' issues. ...
  • Hung assembly in Maharashtra, BJP set to form government, looks for allies 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It's a hung assembly in Maharashtra with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the single largest party but well short of the halfway mark in the 288-member House. BJP's reliance on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surely paid rich dividends. In a major shift of power, the...
  • BJP has to approach us for an alliance, says Uddhav Thackeray 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra staring at a hung Assembly and political parties busy making their calculations, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the BJP would have to approach it to discuss the possibilities of a coalition government in the state. "The BJP will have to approach us," Thackeray...
  • Narendra Modi and Amit Shah knock out Congress, BJP to form governments in Maharashtra, Haryana 22 hours 54 minutes ago

    There has been a dramatic and tectonic shift in the political landscape of India in the last few months. In the last two-and-a-half-decades one-party rule at the Centre and states were replaced with coalition government as regional parties started to flex their muscles. Come 2014 and an extremely aggressive Bharatiya Janata...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't election special 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    In this special show of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. He also talks to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. ...
  • Not suprised over NCP's move to back BJP government: Congress 23 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress is "not surprised" over NCP's announcement that it is willing to extend outside support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra. A senior AICC functionary on Sunday said, "It was well- planned. Now it is playing out what I had apprehended long back. We are not at...