Maharashtra

  • Maharashtra polls: NCP releases manifesto; promises sops for students, minorities 19 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a bid to outdo the Congress Assembly poll manifesto, the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) manifesto for the Maharashtra assembly polls released on Thursday, has promised to increase the income limit for Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Scheme beneficiaries to Rs 3 lakh. Incidentally, the Maharashtra state Congress assembly poll manifesto released...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises Rs 500 cr drought fund 49 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Congress on Thursday released its manifesto for the Maharashtra assembly polls, promising increased income limit for beneficiaries of a health scheme from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh, besides police stations for women as well as elimination of manual scavenging in the state. Releasing the manifesto which was...
  • Statehood for Vidarbha, a headache for Shiv Sena 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The tough stand of the BJP for a separate state of Vidarbha has created a big hurdle for the Shiv Sena at least in Vidarbha region after the split of the 25-year-old alliance. Nagpur, the major city in Vidarbha has been the headquarters of the RSS and after the death...
  • NCP will always stand with secularism, says Sharad Pawar on alliance with BJP 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Amid accusations that his party could go with the BJP after the Maharashtra Assembly elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday asserted his support for secular parties. "NCP has always stood by the secular parties and will do the same in future," Pawar told mediapersons. Taking a jibe at the...
  • Nitin Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Shiv Sena 5 hours 53 minutes ago

    Pune: In an indication of a possible post-poll understanding with Shiv Sena, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that BJP could consider joining hands again with its estranged ally if the situation so demanded. Describing breaking of the 25-year-long saffron alliance in Maharashtra as most "unfortunate and painful," Gadkari, when...
  • Bombay HC rejects State's plea to lift stay on bullocks during Eid 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rejected Maharashtra Government's plea to lift the stay granted by a bench of the same court earlier on transporting another 12,000 bullocks to abattoir at suburban Deonar for slaughter on the occasion of Bakri-Eid falling on October 6. ...
  • I would've been happy if Sena-BJP alliance continued: LK Advani 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Breaking his silence over the Shiv Sena-BJP split in Maharashtra, veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday said that he would have been happy if the alliance had continued. "I would have been happier, if this (alliance) would not have been broken. But, this is also right that people...
  • Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Shiv Sena-BJP split 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Nagpur: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has blamed NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance split in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly polls. "He (Pawar) told a senior BJP leader that you break the alliance with Sena and we (NCP) will support you," Thackeray alleged. Addressing a meeting...
  • Is Sharad Pawar responsible for the collapse of alliance politics in Maharashtra? 9 hours 2 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Kicking off the Congress campaign from Tuljapur (Tulaja Bhavani temple) former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan alleged that NCP leader Sharad Pawar was hand-in-glove with the BJP leaders. Following Chavan's resignation as the Chief Minister, the Maharashtra government collapsed and in no time, Presidential rule was imposed on the state....
  • Maharashtra elections: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, celebrity MPs as star campaigners 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are among the star campaigners who will criss cross the length and breadth of Maharashtra to woo over eight crore voters ahead of the October 15 state Assembly polls. BJP has submitted a list of 54 star campaigners...
  • Maharashtra: Despite split with Shiv Sena, Gadkari says post-poll alliance possible February 11, 1410

    Mumbai: Despite the bitter political political divorce between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the party is not ruling out a post poll alliance. "In the future we can meet and form an alliance," he said adding that...
  • BJP may have post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra: Kalraj Mishra Yesterday

    Mirzapur: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday claimed that the BJP will emerge as the largest party in the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra and said there may be a post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in the state. The Union Minister for MSME (micro, small, medium enterprises) expressed his views after...
  • Had Rajnath been BJP chief, alliance would have remained: Uddhav Thackeray Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a veiled attacked on BJP chief Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that he had told Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP President till the Maharashtra assembly elections and had he been at the helm of affairs the alliance would not have broken. Thackeray also...
  • Chavan's decisions will be probed if NCP comes to power: Ajit Pawar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Taking on Congress after their bitter split, NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said some decisions taken by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be probed if his party came to power after the polls and ruled out any post-election truck with his estranged ally. The former Deputy Chief...
  • Maharashtra polls to witness new arithmetic: Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    Mumbai: The October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra would see "a new arithmetic" emerging, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. "These elections are going to be different. A new arithmetic will be seen. People will vote for good governance," he told reporters. The two long-standing alliances around which...
  • 'Hidden agenda' behind NCP snaping ties: Congress Yesterday

    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...
  • Assembly polls: Modi to campaign in Haryana, Maharashtra from October 4 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 -1586937728 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? -263646848 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 Yesterday

    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...
  • 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days ago

    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...