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  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power 20 hours 28 minutes ago

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • By-poll results positive, would push seat-deal with NCP: Congress Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit of Congress on Tuesday said that by-election results from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Tuesday were a morale-booster for the party cadre, and would also lead to speedy finalisation of seats-sharing deal with the NCP for the coming assembly elections in the state. ...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Seat sharing worries Congress-NCP and BJP-Shiv Sena ties Yesterday

    Mumbai: The state assembly elections in Maharashtra, which is scheduled for October 15, will be very crucial for the ruling Congress-NCP alliance. The recent victory of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, in which the combine swept 42 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The recent parliamentary election result...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar 2 days ago

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the ball...
  • Maharashtra: Not in the race for CM's post, says NCP leader Supriya Sule 4 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said that she was not in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. "I am not contesting the assembly elections and am not in the race for the Chief Minister's post," Sule said in an interaction at an event...
  • NCP leader Laxmanrao Dhobale booked on rape charge 4 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP leader and former Maharashtra Minister Laxmanrao Dhobale has been booked on rape charge after a 42-year-old woman accused him of repeatedly sexually abusing her, police said on Saturday. Dhobale has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) by the...
  • Excessive lust leads to divorce: Shiv Sena on seat sharing talks 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Citing a recent court verdict, Shiv Sena on Saturday said, "excessive lust leads to divorce" and asked the constituents of 'Mahayuti' alliance to exercise restraint while demanding extra share during seat allocation talks. "Allies in the coalition must dream of a victory. For this, all parties must give up the...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15 5 days ago

    The crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 15, announced Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Friday. It will be a single phased election in both the states and counting of votes will take place on October 19. ...
  • New vs old debate in Congress over Maharashtra Assembly poll tickets 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Looking to beat 15 years of anti-incumbency in Maharashtra, the Congress leadership wants to field several fresh faces in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state although there is a view among some of its leader that the move may backfire. Leaders from Maharashtra, including ministers, have contended...
  • Maharashtra: After Congress, NCP to admit independent MLAs into its fold 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after Congress inducted four independent legislators, NCP on that said that it too will admit independent MLAs into its fold. Maharashtra NCP chief Sunil Tatkare said that some independent legislators would join the party in the coming days. The 288-member legislative assembly has 24 independents, most of them...
  • BJP can't digest welfare-oriented decisions of Maharashtra government: NCP 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The NCP on Thursday accused BJP of being unable to stomach the welfare-oriented decisions taken by the Maharashtra government, and sought to know whether it has any plans to scrap Maratha and Muslim reservations for jobs and education in the state. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik criticised BJP State President Devendra...
  • Nagaland: Three MLAs move court against disqualification order 1 week ago

    Kohima: The three MLAs of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, who were disqualified by the Speaker on August 25, have filed a petition in the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court against the order. The three NCP MLAs, Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon, had switched sides to the BJP...
  • Maharashtra polls:Congress targets Modi Government, NCP accentuates performance 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15-year state tenure. In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100-day-old...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • PM Modi should show leadership or shoulder responsibility: Prithviraj Chavan September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should show "leadership" to resolve the power crisis in the country or else shoulder complete responsibility for any breakdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. Chavan was talking to reporters after releasing the campaign booklets for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The booklets focus...
  • Former Maharahstra NCP minister Vijaykumar Gavit joins BJP September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Vijaykumar Gavit, who faces charges of wealth accumulation by him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case, joined the BJP on Saturday. Gavit was welcomed to the party fold by Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse. Responding to a query...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Former Maharashtra NCP minister Vijaykumar Gavit to join BJP September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Vijaykumar Gavit, who faces charges of wealth accumulation by him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case, will join the BJP on Saturday. The announcement was made by BJP's Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse, who also declared...
  • Amit Shah accuses Congress-NCP of 'looting' Maharashtra September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Virtually sounding the assembly poll bugle, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Thursday accused the ruling Congress-NCP of scam after scam and "looting Maharashtra" over the past 15 years. He alleged that scams collectively worth more than Rs 11 lakh crore, which could have been utilized for the welfare...
  • Maharashtra: Seat sharing talks with NCP are still on, says Prithviraj Chavan September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday that seat sharing talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are on at an "appropriate level", but refused to disclose any timeframe set to arrive at a final formula. Addressing a press conference, Chavan said that talks are on at "the appropriate...
  • People unhappy with Modi government's 100-day report card: NCP August 30, 2014

    Nagpur: People are unhappy with the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre during its first 100 days as it has failed to keep its promises on rising prices and inflation, the National Congress Party said on Saturday. "People are not at all happy with the BJP government at the...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • Conspiracy to defame NCP: Malik on plea against Ajit Pawar August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to state anti-corruption bureau's request to the government for sanction to initiate 'open inquiry' against the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former minister Sunil Tatkare, the NCP on Friday said it was an attempt to defame the party and its leaders. ACB on Friday sought permission for open...
  • ACB seeks government nod for probe against Deputy CM, Maharashtra NCP chief August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra ACB on Friday sought permission from the state government to conduct an open inquiry against Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state NCP chief Sunil Tatkare following a complaint by an activist who has alleged corruption in 12 irrigation projects. Besides the two top NCP leaders, social activist...
  • Modi addressed problems faced by nation in practical way: NCP August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The NCP on Friday lauded the Prime Minister's Independence Day speech, saying he addressed the problems faced by the nation in a practical way. "It was a good speech because he addressed problems in a practical way, did not make tall claims, but suggested a feasible national agenda laced...
  • Maharashtra: Yeola Corporator to wear gold shirt worth Rs 1.3 crore on his birthday August 6, 2014

    Yeola: James Bond's rival had a golden gun. This school dropout is acquiring a golden shirt that weighs four kilograms and costs a staggering Rs 1.30 crore ($214,000). But then, Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is a corporator to boot,...
  • Congress, NCP will fight Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Pawar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and NCP will fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra together, NCP leader Sharad Pawar announced on Wednesday after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of seat-sharing. With Assembly elections in Maharashtra just a few months away, the meeting assumes significance as...
  • With Congress cold to Maharashtra leadership change, Rane takes back resignation August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: With Congress apparently cold to his demand for a leadership change in Maharashtra ahead of assembly polls, Konkan strongman Narayan Rane on Tuesday withdrew his resignation as minister, terming his decision as an "adjustment" after being assured he will be given "due respect". A fortnight after he resigned from the...
  • Ex-NCP MLA Kesarkar joins Shiv Sena, slams Narayan Rane August 5, 2014

    Sawantwadi: Former NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar, who represents Sawantwadi seat in Sindhudurg district, on Tuesday formally joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray and slammed the Congress strongman from the region, Narayan Rane for his "political opportunism". "The day you refused to accept (Narayan) Rane in Shiv...