Shiv Sena Welcomes Maharashtra Move, Gets Nudge From Sharad Pawar’s Party

Sanjay Raut said that the Maharashtra governor’s decision follows laid-down procedure. Mumbai:  Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s indication that the BJP should express its “willingness and ability” to form the government in the state was welcomed by the Shiv Sena today, with party leader Sanjay Raut saying that the decision follows laid-down procedure. “At least … Read moreShiv Sena Welcomes Maharashtra Move, Gets Nudge From Sharad Pawar’s Party

Set Up Special Investigation Team Over WhatsApp Snooping Issue: NCP

WhatsApp said journalists and activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities. Mumbai:  The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded setting up of an Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the illegal surveillance of some individuals in the country through WhatsApp using an Israeli-made spyware, and asked the Centre to publish a white … Read moreSet Up Special Investigation Team Over WhatsApp Snooping Issue: NCP

People Have Asked Us To Sit In Opposition, Party Will Do So: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar called the tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena over the chief minister’s post “childish”. Mumbai:  The people have asked the Nationalist Congress Party to sit in the opposition and the party will do that, its chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday. Mr Pawar’s comments come amid talk about the possibility of NDA … Read morePeople Have Asked Us To Sit In Opposition, Party Will Do So: Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra Results 2019: “Happy, Pained,” Says Dhananjay Munde On Defeating Cousin Pankaja Munde In Parli

Dhananjay Munde was leading on the seat in Beed district by a margin of over 30,000 votes. Beed:  Nationalist Congress Party leader Dhananjay Munde, who on Thursday defeated cousin Pankaja Munde in Parli assembly constituency election in Maharashtra, said he is happy for winning the polls, but sad that someone from the family has lost. … Read moreMaharashtra Results 2019: “Happy, Pained,” Says Dhananjay Munde On Defeating Cousin Pankaja Munde In Parli

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Congress, Sharad Pawar’s Party Will “Come Together In Future”: Sushilkumar Shinde

The Congress and the NCP joined hands to rule Maharashtra for 15 years (1999-2014) Pune:  Senior Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said his party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will “come together in the future”. The former Union minister said he and NCP president Sharad Pawar were raised under the same tree (in … Read moreMaharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Congress, Sharad Pawar’s Party Will “Come Together In Future”: Sushilkumar Shinde

Ahead of Elections, Four More Opposition Leaders Cross Over To BJP In Maharashtra

Gopichand Padalkar, who joined the BJP today, called Devendra Fadnavis “God’s gift to Maharashtra”. Mumbai:  The Maharashtra assembly elections are just around the corner, but the flow of political leaders from the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to the BJP continues unabated. Kashiram Pawara and Gopaldas Agrawal, the Congress MLAs from Shirpur and … Read moreAhead of Elections, Four More Opposition Leaders Cross Over To BJP In Maharashtra

Sharad Pawar Lucky To Not Have A Son Who’ll Jump Ship, Says His Daughter

Sharad Pawar got angry with a journalist at a recent press meet in Ahmednagar’s Shrirampur. Navi Mumbai:  Maharashtra MP Supriya Sule today joked that her father, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, was “fortunate” to not have a son who would jump ship to another party in pursuit of a brighter political career and … Read moreSharad Pawar Lucky To Not Have A Son Who’ll Jump Ship, Says His Daughter

Sharad Pawar Gets Angry Over Query On “Relative” Quitting Party

Ahmednagar:  Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar was on Friday enraged after a journalist questioned him over reports that his relative, former Maharashtra minister Padmasinh Patil, was quitting the party and joining the ruling BJP. Upset over the use of the term “relative”, Mr Pawar asked the journalist to apologise and leave the media briefing. … Read moreSharad Pawar Gets Angry Over Query On “Relative” Quitting Party

Chandrakant Patil, Quota Stir Troubleshooter, New Maharashtra BJP Chief

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Chandrakant Patil takes over from Raosaheb Danve, who was appointed as a Union Minister. Mumbai:  Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, who had played a pivotal role in quelling the Maratha quota agitation last year, was appointed as the president of the BJP state unit today. A release issued by the ruling party also named Mangal Prabhat Lodha as … Read moreChandrakant Patil, Quota Stir Troubleshooter, New Maharashtra BJP Chief

View: The spectre of horse trading is back to centre stage in Indian politics

If one leaves aside the twists and turns in the ongoing power tussle in Karnataka, there is nothing unexpected about these developments for two reasons. First, from when HD Kumaraswamy became chief minister in May 2018, the alliance resembled a boyhood duo running a three-legged race with partners out of step with one another. Additionally, … Read moreView: The spectre of horse trading is back to centre stage in Indian politics

BJP will have no walkover in Parliament, says Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

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The Congress parliamentary party on Saturday re-elected United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi as its leader. The Congress also said Rahul Gandhi continued to be the party chief and requested the media not to speculate on the issue. In her speech after the re-election, Sonia Gandhi said several decisive measures to strengthen the Congress … Read moreBJP will have no walkover in Parliament, says Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Non-aligned regional parties lose popularity

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In comparison to 2014 elections, BJP increased its average victory margin by 27 per cent in 2019, from 180,000 votes to 230,000 votes per victory. This growth is higher than the near-10 per cent growth in the number of voters nationwide. Even Congress expanded its average victory margin by more than 50 per cent. Regional … Read moreLok Sabha elections 2019: Non-aligned regional parties lose popularity

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