Maharashtra

  • Amit Shah says talks with Shiv Sena still on, hopes for a BJP government in Maharashtra 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    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 4 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    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 7 hours 31 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 7 hours 31 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 34 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 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...
  • BJP to have public discourse on Maharashtra election manifesto 2 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 2 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 2 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 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 Assembly polls: Bickering over seat share continues between Sena, BJP 2 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. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP's 135-seat sharing formula, says will fight on at least 150 seats 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The divide in the Shiv Sena and its ally BJP has widened now as the former on Monday rejected the 135-seat sharing compromise formula offered by the latter for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena is adamant and said it will contest on at least 150 seats in the 288-member...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Widening gap between Shiv Sena-BJP threatens alliance 2 days ago

    In an unprecedented move, the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed his desire to be the next chief minister of Maharashtra which has shocked its alliance partner for 30 years, the BJP. It has been a tradition in the Thackeray family that the they lead the party and assume the role...
  • Maharashtra: BJP hopeful of positive outcome even as Shiv Sena refuses to bend 3 days ago

    Mumbai: As Shiv Sena has been adamant on not to give equal seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party to contest polls in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, the latter is still hopeful of a positive outcome. The Sena had also threatened to break the alliance if the BJP demanded...
  • Shiv Sena questions Prithviraj Chavan's experience, calls Rahul a 'loser' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's criticism of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has not gone down well with the saffron party which on Monday blasted the Congress leader. After the two leaders participated in an event organised by a TV channel on Saturday, Chavan had said that Uddhav lacked the...
  • MNS averse to alliance, to contest Assembly elections solo 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will contest forthcoming elections on its own without forging any alliance, a senior party leader said on Sunday. "If political parties truly want to develop Maharashtra, they should contest elections independently and not go in for any kind of alliance. But do these parties have...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP 3 days ago

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP talks tough now, demands equal share of seats 3 days ago

    Mumbai: After a day of tough talking by the Shiv Sena, ally Bharatiya Janata Party has proposed to share the seats equally between the two parties for upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader in charge of Maharashtra affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the BJP had...
  • BJP workers don't want seat-sharing talks with Sena, says Madhav Bhandari 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Angry over Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's comments to allegedly "demean" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra BJP unit on Sunday said that its workers do not want any further seat-sharing talks between the two alliance partners for the next month's Assembly polls. "The comments made by him (Uddhav Thackeray)...
  • Maharashtra: Dethroning Congress-NCP our first priority, says BJP as ties with Shiv Sena look shaky 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena has warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against demanding a larger share of seats in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the BJP has said that their first priority remains to dethrone the Congress-National Congress Party (NCP) alliance in the state. "We need to go...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • 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...