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  • BJP scales down its demand for seats in Maharashtra 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday stepped in to try and salvage the alliance with Shiv Sena for Maharashtra assembly elections as the party scaled down on its demand for 135 seats, saying it is prepared for five less and even accept "the worst possible seats". Shah spoke to...
  • Maharashtra polls: Don't break alliance, BJP urges Shiv Sena as deadlock on seat sharing continues 15 hours 4 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...
  • BJP may go alone in Maharashtra polls, ties with Shiv Sena in trouble 17 hours 56 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...
  • 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...
  • BJP, Shiv Sena trying to salvage alliance Yesterday

    New Delhi/Mumbai: BJP and the Shiv Sena on Sunday were trying to make last ditch efforts to salvage their alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Assembly polls after the Uddhav Thackeray's final offer of giving 119 seats to the coalition partner was rejected. Hours after Uddhav Thackeray's tough talk on seat-sharing...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP rejects Shiv Sena's seat-sharing formula, alliance on the brink 2 days ago

    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....
  • Another round of talks between Shiv Sena, BJP, but no breakthrough yet on seat sharing 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party met on Friday to save the 25-year-old alliance ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. There has been no breakthrough yet as the two sides have been only exchanging new proposals for seat allocation. Breaking from tradition, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya Thackeray...
  • Maharashtra polls: Thaw in BJP-Shiv Sena standoff after backroom meeting? 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Could we see an end to the deadlock between Shiv Sena and the BJP ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections? The two parties definitely sound positive after a backroom meeting in Mumbai. Top Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai met BJP leader OP Mathur. Post-meeting, the BJP...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena-BJP backroom meeting begins over seat-sharing 3 days 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...
  • Maharashtra elections: Won't compromise on seats anymore, BJP tells Shiv Sena 3 days 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? 3 days 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: Fresh trouble in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over seat-sharing 4 days 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. ...
  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online 4 days ago

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said. "An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble 4 days ago

    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 polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats 4 days ago

    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...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections 4 days 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...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power 5 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...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP's 135-seat sharing formula, says will fight on at least 150 seats 1 week 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 6 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 1 week 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' 1 week 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 1 week 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 CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP September 14, 2014

    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...
  • BJP workers don't want seat-sharing talks with Sena, says Madhav Bhandari September 14, 2014

    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)...
  • Shiv Sena tells BJP who the boss is in Maharashtra, Uddhav expresses desire to become CM September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackerayled Shiv Sena does not plan to let Bharatiya Janata Party have an upper hand in the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, despite the party's majestic victory in the Lok Sabha elections according to an editorial of the party's mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Saturday. Citing a recent court verdict,...
  • Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis meet Maharashtra Governor September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan. "This was a courtesy call by Thackeray. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackerey was also present at the meeting," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. Earlier on Wednesday, state BJP president Devendra Fadanvis also...
  • 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...
  • Parties should go beyond politics & work for public welfare, says Uddhav Thackeray September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party was committed to its belief of 80 per cent social service and 20 per cent politics, and it needs "power" to serve the people. Uddhav was speaking at the launch of 'Shiv Arogya Seva', in which doctors in...
  • Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray, BJP says alliance with Shiv Sena intact September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday. The BJP said it was just a courtesy visit and no political issues were discussed at the meet. It also sought to dismiss reports that the alliance was under strain over seatsharing in...