Assembly Elections

  • Mafia don-turned-politician DP Yadav shares stage with Amit Shah in Haryana, Congress cries foul 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday targeted BJP chief Amit Shah over his sharing of the dais with mafia don-turned- politician DP Yadav during an election rally, saying birds of a feather flock together. The party also expressed displeasure over the "mujrewala" remark which was reportedly made by Shah against Haryana Chief...
  • 'Hidden agenda' behind NCP snaping ties: Congress 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suspected a "hidden agenda" behind NCP parting ways with it in Maharashtra, a day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accused his former alliance partner of having a pre-meditated plan to topple the state government. At the same time, party spokesperson Anand Sharma steered clear of questions...
  • Congress releases manifesto in Haryana; woos farmers, promises growth 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Congress, seeking a third term in a row in Haryana, on Wednesday released its election manifesto for the October 15 polls, attempting to woo farmers and other sections, even as Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised to put the state on higher growth trajectory. Seeking mandate in the name of...
  • Assembly polls: Modi to campaign in Haryana, Maharashtra from October 4 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP by addressing poll rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra from October 4 even as the party decided to keep its focus on good governance and development in its bid to unseat Congress. Party's senior leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides...
  • If BJP was confident, won't have called Modi for rallies: Shiv Sena 3 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at former ally BJP for announcing that Narendra Modi would hold poll rallies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the Prime Minister would not have been invited to address the public if BJP was confident of winning on "Modi wave." "There are so...
  • Sena MP Anant Geete not to resign from Modi Cabinet, says alliance still intact at Centre 5 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Anant Geete, Shiv Sena's lone member in the Union Cabinet, on Wednesday said he will not resign as Heavy Industries Minister after his party decided to continue in NDA despite parting ways with the BJP for Maharashtra Assembly elections. Asked whether he will resign, Geete said, "Certainly not". "It (the...
  • We are not fighting against Congress, breakup unforunate: NCP's Supriya Sule -1586939313 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Supriya Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and MP said that her party wanted to save the Congress-NCP alliance in the state. Speaking to CNN-IBN she said, "we were very keen on the alliance. We wanted the Congress to decide quickly. Sharad Pawar spoke to Sonia Gandhi....
  • Maharashtra elections: Will BSP benefit from the Athawale-BJP alliance? -263648433 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It seems the decision taken by the RPI (A) chief and MP Ramdas Athwale to go with the BJP for the sake of power has not gone down well with the Dalit communities across Maharashtra. Arjun Dangale, a close aide of Ramdas Athawale declared that he will align with...
  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring 7 hours 47 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • Haryana polls: Dalits live in fear in Mirchpur, have no hopes from any party January 11, 1410

    Mirchpur: As Haryana is going to polls on October 15, caste factor continue to play a crucial role in the state politics. Dalits make up 20 per cent of Haryana's population, above the national average of 16 per cent, but social and political clout still remains with the Jats. In 2010,...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP broke alliance with Sena as it wanted to tie up with NCP, says Uddhav January 11, 1410

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra is heading for a multi-cornered battle, political parties are accusing each other for breaking the alliance. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has accused its former ally Bharatiya Janata Party of breaking the 25-year-old partnership. In his first interview after parting ways with the BJP, Uddhav said...
  • Voting through paper ballot a possibility in three seats: CEC 21 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Three constituencies in Marathwada could see voting through paper ballot instead of the Electronic Voting Machines on October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls if the total number of candidates in each of them exceeds 63. These constituencies are Bhokar, Nanded South and Nanded North. At...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar 21 hours 17 minutes ago

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • BJP will bring back one-party era with absolute majority: Rajiv Pratap Rudy 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    Nagpur: The BJP will get absolute majority by winning more than 180 seats in upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and install a first single-party government after a span of 25 years, senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday. "For the first time after a long spell of 25 years,...
  • PM to hit campaign trail in Maharashtra, Haryana on October 4 22 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As BJP seeks to wrest control of Haryana and Maharashtra from Congress in October 15 assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the party's campaign in the two states from October 4. BJP sources said party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will also campaign in Maharashtra....
  • NCP withdrew support in Maharashtra with eye on Union Cabinet: Prithviraj Chavan 23 hours 32 minutes ago

    Tuljapur: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday charged that NCP had withdrawn support to his government with an eye on Union Cabinet berths and as part of a "game plan" worked out with BJP. "NCP has given the state (which is under central rule) to BJP by withdrawing...
  • Ahead of Maharashtra polls, HC orders drive to remove illegal hoardings 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections of October 15, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked all the municipal corporations and councils to conduct a special drive to remove illegal hoardings and banners. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka said the drive...
  • Shiv Sena will not win more than 20-22 seats: Narayan Rane Yesterday

    Tuljapur (Maharashtra): Former Industries Minister Narayan Rane took potshots at the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, claiming that it will not get more than 20-22 seats in the October 10 state Assembly elections. "So Uddhav Thackeray is now dreaming to be the CM of Maharashtra but can he become the CM by...
  • Decision on continuing in NDA after talks with PM, says Uddhav Thackeray Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will take a decision on whether to withdraw from the NDA after holding discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday, indicating that the party may continue in the Centre's ruling coalition despite parting ways with BJP in Maharashtra. ...
  • Prakash Chautala, Congress come under BJP chief's sharp attack Yesterday

    Narnaund (Hisar): BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hit out at Om Prakash Chautala, a former chief minister of poll-bound Haryana saying his "arrogance" remains the same despite his sentencing in the teachers' recruitment scam. He also attacked Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Congress, accusing the party of pushing the...
  • Golden Triangle zone a litmus test for parties in Maharashtra polls Yesterday

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra goes to polls in October, the key stakeholders in the multi-cornered Assembly election would be eyeing a strong performance in the Golden Triangle zone of the state, which may come to have a crucial bearing on who forms the government there. The Golden Triangle, which comprises Mumbai and...
  • Haryana Election Commission leaves no stone unturned to ensure maximum voting Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is working in full swing in poll-bound Haryana to ensure free and fair polling on October 15. Although the Lok Sabha election witnessed an increase in the polling percentage across the country, the Commission is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that maximum number...
  • Shiv Sena rules out pulling out of NDA government at Centre Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance has called it quits in Maharashtra, the former does not plan to pull out of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Shiv Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha. Anant Geete, the sole MP from Shiv Sena in the Modi...
  • Maharashtra elections: Sharad Pawar doesn't rule out post-poll alliance with Congress, says won't go with BJP Yesterday

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar refuted all rumours of forming an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Maharashtra. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Pawar said, "NCP will prefer a secular formation. There is no question of going with the BJP." The NCP parted ways with Congress in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress fields 27 women candidates; BJP 21 Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's wife Ameeta, who is making her electoral debut in Maharashtra Assembly polls, and late BJP leader Gopinath Munde's daughter Pankaja Munde are among the key women legislators testing their luck this time, with the Congress firmly in the driver's seat fielding the highest number of...
  • Maharashtra polls: Prithviraj Chavan lacked coalition mindset, says Sharad Pawar Yesterday

    Pune: Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress chief minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics". Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Pawar said, "The previous Congress chief ministers who led...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uddhav and Raj's parallel politics change equations Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray has asked Anant Geete, the Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries, to resign from the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Geete is expected to tender his resignation as soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in India from his US tour. It is very...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP leader Kakde's nomination declared invalid Yesterday

    Pune: Senior NCP leader and spokesman Ankush Kakde's nomination as the party candidate for a city Assembly seat for October 15 elections was officially declared invalid during scrutiny on Monday. Kakde's nomination was rejected as he had missed on tagging a mandatory election affidavit to his nomination forms. A close...
  • Government buses can't display election ads: Election Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: As Maharashtra and Haryana go for Assembly polls next month, the Election Commission on Monday ruled out allowing display of election advertisements on government transport buses, saying the party in power can use it to its advantage and disturb the level playing field. In a communication to Chief Electoral...
  • Congress is not our political rival: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Despite parting ways with the Congress which was the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) ally for 15 years, the NCP said on Monday that its former partner is not its political adversary. "Shiv Sena-BJP were our main political rivals. There is no question of considering Congress as our adversary," NCP Maharashtra...