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  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 18 hours 27 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 Yesterday

    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: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post Yesterday

    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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan Yesterday

    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...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar 4 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...
  • 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: Not in the race for CM's post, says NCP leader Supriya Sule 6 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...
  • NCP leader Laxmanrao Dhobale booked on rape charge 6 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP leader and former Maharashtra Minister Laxmanrao Dhobale has been booked on rape charge after a 42-year-old woman accused him of repeatedly sexually abusing her, police said on Saturday. Dhobale has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) by the...
  • Excessive lust leads to divorce: Shiv Sena on seat sharing talks 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Citing a recent court verdict, Shiv Sena on Saturday said, "excessive lust leads to divorce" and asked the constituents of 'Mahayuti' alliance to exercise restraint while demanding extra share during seat allocation talks. "Allies in the coalition must dream of a victory. For this, all parties must give up the...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections on October 15 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • New vs old debate in Congress over Maharashtra Assembly poll tickets September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to beat 15 years of anti-incumbency in Maharashtra, the Congress leadership wants to field several fresh faces in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state although there is a view among some of its leader that the move may backfire. Leaders from Maharashtra, including ministers, have contended...
  • Maharashtra: After Congress, NCP to admit independent MLAs into its fold September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Congress inducted four independent legislators, NCP on that said that it too will admit independent MLAs into its fold. Maharashtra NCP chief Sunil Tatkare said that some independent legislators would join the party in the coming days. The 288-member legislative assembly has 24 independents, most of them...
  • BJP can't digest welfare-oriented decisions of Maharashtra government: NCP September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The NCP on Thursday accused BJP of being unable to stomach the welfare-oriented decisions taken by the Maharashtra government, and sought to know whether it has any plans to scrap Maratha and Muslim reservations for jobs and education in the state. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik criticised BJP State President Devendra...
  • Nagaland: Three MLAs move court against disqualification order September 10, 2014

    Kohima: The three MLAs of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, who were disqualified by the Speaker on August 25, have filed a petition in the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court against the order. The three NCP MLAs, Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon, had switched sides to the BJP...
  • Maharashtra polls:Congress targets Modi Government, NCP accentuates performance September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15-year state tenure. In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100-day-old...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • PM Modi should show leadership or shoulder responsibility: Prithviraj Chavan September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should show "leadership" to resolve the power crisis in the country or else shoulder complete responsibility for any breakdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. Chavan was talking to reporters after releasing the campaign booklets for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The booklets focus...
  • Former Maharahstra NCP minister Vijaykumar Gavit joins BJP September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Vijaykumar Gavit, who faces charges of wealth accumulation by him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case, joined the BJP on Saturday. Gavit was welcomed to the party fold by Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse. Responding to a query...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Former Maharashtra NCP minister Vijaykumar Gavit to join BJP September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Vijaykumar Gavit, who faces charges of wealth accumulation by him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case, will join the BJP on Saturday. The announcement was made by BJP's Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse, who also declared...
  • Amit Shah accuses Congress-NCP of 'looting' Maharashtra September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Virtually sounding the assembly poll bugle, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Thursday accused the ruling Congress-NCP of scam after scam and "looting Maharashtra" over the past 15 years. He alleged that scams collectively worth more than Rs 11 lakh crore, which could have been utilized for the welfare...
  • Maharashtra: Seat sharing talks with NCP are still on, says Prithviraj Chavan September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday that seat sharing talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are on at an "appropriate level", but refused to disclose any timeframe set to arrive at a final formula. Addressing a press conference, Chavan said that talks are on at "the appropriate...
  • People unhappy with Modi government's 100-day report card: NCP August 30, 2014

    Nagpur: People are unhappy with the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre during its first 100 days as it has failed to keep its promises on rising prices and inflation, the National Congress Party said on Saturday. "People are not at all happy with the BJP government at the...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...