Maharashtra

  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena-BJP backroom meeting begins over seat-sharing 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Leaders of the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are holding a backroom meeting at a residential complex in south Mumbai over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai are meeting the BJP's OP Mathur. This apparently is the first...
  • Always sacrificed to save alliance with Shiv Sena: BJP 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Rejecting the latest offer of 119 seats by the Shiv Sena (SS) for the Oct. 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it had always adopted a spirit of 'sacrifice' to save the saffron alliance in the past 25 years. Simultaneously, in a mild softening of its stand,...
  • Maharashtra elections: Won't compromise on seats anymore, BJP tells Shiv Sena 4 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena continue to play hardball over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. While the Sena remains adamant saying that it wants to contest more seats, the BJP has said not this time. "The BJP has always sacrificed Lok Sabha seats for the...
  • Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena deadlock over seat sharing, will they part ways? 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a major and surprising political development, the Shiv Sena on Thursday rejected the BJP ultimatum on seat sharing. The Shiv Sena leaders have empowered Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to take the final decision which they think will be in the interest of Maharashtra and protect the self esteem...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the Congress-NCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • Amit Shah slams Sharad Pawar on corruption, promises Shivaji era in Maharashtra 22 hours 18 minutes ago

    Pune: Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system". In a scathing attack on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Fresh trouble in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over seat-sharing 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    The BJP and the Shiv Sena have still not broken the deadlock on seat sharing, ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Hectic negotiations are going on over the number of seats the two allies will end up contesting. ...
  • Maharashtra: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post 23 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indicating that NCP might stake a claim for the post of chief minister if it emerged as the single-largest party in Assembly elections, party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that it will not repeat the "mistakes" it had committed after 2004 elections. The NCP in polls that year had...
  • NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified, says Ajit Pawar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the single-largest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. To a question on whether he would be the chief ministerial candidate,...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble Yesterday

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Signalling more trouble for the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will not be dictated to by anyone and that any decision taken by party chief...
  • Maharashtra: Ramdas Athawale claims Sharad Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP Yesterday

    Mumbai: As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI(A) is a...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...
  • Amit Shah says talks with Shiv Sena still on, hopes for a BJP government in Maharashtra Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as there are resports of the Bharatiya janata Party bowing before the Shiv Sena over seat sharing, there is still no clarity over the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance talks in Maharashtra. BJP President Amit Shah has now indicated that it is not a done deal yet. Shah said that...
  • Absence of Deshmukh-Munde being felt in Maharashtra Assembly elections Yesterday

    Mumbai:Following the sad demise of stalwarts like former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Gopinath Munde, the only well respected mass leader of the BJP in Maharashtra, the state assembly election for both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is facing a leadership crisis. Election management skills of both...
  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut Yesterday

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNN-IBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan 22 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections Yesterday

    Mumbai: After the seat-sharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135-seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Don't be disheartened by the bypoll results, Shah tells BJP workers Yesterday

    Boosting the enthusiasm in his partymen, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the recent bypoll results should not be given importance and BJP will sweep the upcoming assembly elections of Maharashtra and Harayana. ...
  • University of Mumbai donates Rs 25 lakh for J&K flood victims 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The University of Mumbai donated an amount of Rs 25 lakh on Wednesday to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to rehabilitate victims of devastating floods in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. University of Mumbai's Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar met Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of the University Ch...
  • Shiv Sena reacts sharply to BJP's performance in bypolls, says one's feet should be on ground 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After a dismal performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly bypolls, its ally Shiv Sena has reacted sharply to it and said that this was a big lesson for Maharashtra Assembly elections. In an article in the party's mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said, "This is a big lesson for...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seat-sharing issue 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance as...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar 3 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...
  • BJP to have public discourse on Maharashtra election manifesto 4 days ago

    Mumbai: BJP will hold Loksamvad (public discourse) across the state, in which prominent party leaders, senior members and MPs would interact with people to know about their 'aspirations and expectations' before preparing the party's manifesto for October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. "The idea behind 'Loksamvad' is to include aspirations and expectations...
  • 2011 serial blasts: HC asks Maharashtra to compensate victims by Wednesday, issues contempt notice 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered state government to pay compensation to kin of four victims of the 2011 serial blasts within two days even as it issued a contempt notice against the state chief secretary for failing to pay the amount despite a previous judicial order. "We direct...
  • Adarsh case: former CM Nilangekar files intervention plea 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar on Monday filed an intervention application before the special CBI court here which is hearing a petition seeking to make him an accused in the Adarsh housing society case. It may come up for hearing on September 17....
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats 4 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 Assembly polls: Bickering over seat share continues between Sena, BJP 4 days ago

    Exactly a month ahead of the state Assembly elections, a fresh deadlock has erupted in the saffron combine in Maharashtra. Posturing over the seat-sharing talks, both Shiv Sena and BJP have hardened their stands triggering a stalemate. ...