Maharashtra

  • BJP may contest all seats in Maharashtra, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Not relenting on seat sharing in Maharashtra, BJP on Monday said that it would fight in all the 288 assembly seats if it is "compelled" to part ways with Shiv Sena, its ally of 25 years. The statement from Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP's General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra,...
  • Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP alliances hang in balance over seat-sharing for polls 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The two principal alliances that play the major role in the Maharashtra political scene are floundering in the heat of elections. The seat-sharing tussle continues between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the one hand and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv...
  • NCP, Congress will hold discussion on seat sharing issue: Prithviraj Chavan 2 hours 45 minutes ago

    NCP will hold more discussions with the Congress top brass regarding the seat sharing issue, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Congress and its ally in Maharashtra, NCP is waging a bitter battle over seat sharing in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections....
  • Schedule for Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections 3 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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. While Haryana has 90 Assembly seats,...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP keen on maintaining alliance with Sena, says Rudy 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    BJP President Amit Shah on Monday called up Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to break the 25-year-old alliance. Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "Party president Amit Shah wants this alliance to continue. We are not talking about contesting polls alone." ...
  • Assembly elections 2014: Go Vote! 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    With Assembly elections scheduled to take place in states like Maharashtra anD Haryana to take place in October, celebrities Ranbir Kapoor and Cyrus Broacha appealed to people to exercise their franchise. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Don't break alliance, BJP urges Shiv Sena as deadlock on seat sharing continues 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena refuse to budge over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections attempts are on to save the alliance. BJP President Amit Shah on Monday called up Shiv Sena chhief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to break the 25-year-old alliance. This...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena makes offer of 119 seats, BJP adamant on 130, alliance in trouble 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The deadlock between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections continues even as the former has made a new offer of 119 seats to the latter. But the BJP wants 130 seats and the party was even ready to fight the polls alone...
  • Maharashtra polls: No decision on seat sharing yet, NCP, Congress to hold separate meetings 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party's core committee will meet on Monday as its seat sharing deadlock with the Congress for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continues. The Congress has refused to toe NCP's ultimatum saying it can give only 124 seats to the NCP instead of the 144 demanded by the...
  • Maharashtra: CM Chavan snubs NCP over 'ultimatum', says is firm in saddle 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday snubbed NCP over an "ultimatum" given by party leader Praful Patel on its demand to contest 144 seats in October 15 Assembly elections, saying that such discussions are not held through press conferences. "Such discussions are not held through press conferences. Talks are...
  • BJP may go alone in Maharashtra polls, ties with Shiv Sena in trouble 12 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the seat sharing tussle between Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP's Parliamentary Board met late on Sunday for a brainstorming session on the way forward in the Maharashtra polls. According to sources, the BJP is ready to...
  • Ready to give few seats to NCP, sticking to a number won't work: Congress 23 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With NCP not budging from its demand, Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Sunday said his party was willing to give its ally a few seats but if it remains "inclined" towards a particular number then things "will not work out". State Congress leaders had a meeting at...
  • Mumbai: Suspended rape-accused DIG now charged with molesting a woman 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In what could spell more trouble for the suspended Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar, accused of rape by a model, the city police have registered a case against him and his brother for allegedly molesting and intimidating a woman. "We registered a case of molestation, intimidation, wrongful restraint...
  • NCP core panel meet on Monday to decide on deadlock with Congress 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Putting pressure on ally Congress over the deadlock regarding seat sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, NCP on Sunday said a meeting of its core committee in Mumbai on Monday will take a final call on the matter even as it asserted that it is sticking to its...
  • Time to return favour: Uddhav's message to Modi Yesterday

    Mumbai: Driving a hard bargain with BJP over seat sharing in Maharashtra assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi that after 2002 Gujarat riots his father Bal Thackeray had prevailed on LK Advani not to remove Modi as Chief Minister. Asserting that the alliance...
  • Don't hit below the belt, rake up old issue: Ajit Pawar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday took to the Facebook to make an appeal that his political rivals and media should not hit "below the belt" and rake up old issues. Pawar, who came in for intensive flak for his...
  • NCP not cooperating in Maharashtra Assembly elections: Manikrao Thakre Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Manikrao Thakre talks about Congress and NCP breaking ties as Maharashtra Assembly elections are near. " We want to fight alongside NCP but they are not cooperating," said Congress. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: One legacy, two brothers, two parties Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the election season in Maharashtra hots up, two brothers are fighting it out to take forward the legacy of their seasoned politician father, one through the Congress and the other through BJP. "It is quite challenging," says Amol Deshmukh, the elder son of two-time former Maharashtra Congress state...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP unhappy with Shiv Sena's seat sharing offer, 25-year-old alliance may break Yesterday

    Mumbai: The 25-year-old alliance of the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata party is now on the verge of collapse as both the parties have refused to bow down over the seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena has proposed a new offer to the BJP on Sunday and gave...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena keeps 151 seats for itself, offers 119 to BJP, other allies 18 Yesterday

    Mumbai: After weeks of negotiations and discussion, the Shiv Sena on Sunday made a new seat-sharing offer to its 25-year-old ally Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sena said that they were willing to give BJP 119 seats and other allies 18 seats, leaving them with 151 out...
  • Congress might go alone in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, says Majeed Memon Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said that in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Congress may go alone in Maharashtra. "We will back the decision of the leadership, whatever that is," said NCP. ...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to non-compliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP issues ultimatum to Congress over seat sharing issue Yesterday

    Mumbai: The deadlock continues over the seat sharing between Congress and National Congress Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections as both parties have refused to blink over the issue. The NCP has issued an ultimatum to the Congress asking it to decide on the seats in 24 hours. Both Congress and NCP...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP rejects Shiv Sena's seat-sharing formula, alliance on the brink Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is on the brink with the saffron party rejecting the Sena's seat-sharing formula for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, saying that it leaves less number of seats in its kitty. "I met Uddhav Thackeray. I have told him that we received the Sena's proposal....
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  • NCP gives Congress a day to decide on seat-sharing for Maharashtra polls 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Going on the offensive, NCP on Saturday gave Congress a day to revert on the issue of seat-sharing for the October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, saying it will "wait a day longer". "The filing of nominations has begun. We can wait for a day longer for Congress' response on...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP battle bitter seat-sharing tussle Yesterday

    Mumbai: There is alliance trouble in Maharashtra ahead of state elections - the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP relationship is threatening to break up on account of seat sharing issues. In the opposition Congress and NCP is also battling the same fight. The deadlock between the Shiv Sena and BJP continues as...
  • Notification issued for October 15 Maharashtra assembly election 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The process for the October 15 election to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly began with authorities issuing the poll notification. The by-poll for the parliamentary seat of Beed, vacated following the death of BJP leader Gopinath Munde, will also be held on October 15. "From today, the election process has...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Maharashtra: Congress-NCP alliance hangs in the balance 2 days ago

    Amidst the rising tension between Congress and NCP ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, NCP leader Nawab Malik on Saturday said, "Talks regarding the alliance between NCP and Congress haven't progressed the way we were expecting them to. We are expecting a notification as soon as possible." ...