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Sena claims support of 170 MLAs, insists on CM post

Amid the impasse over formation of new government in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed that his party has the support of 170 MLAs and is capable of forming the government. Raut also said that his party will talk to the Bharatiya Janata Party only on the issue of the chief minister’s post. “We […]

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5 Independent MLAs meet Nadda, offer support to BJP

Five Independent MLAs, along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Haryana in-charge Anil Jain, met the party’s working president, J P Nadda, at his residence on Friday to finalise the modalities of government formation, sources said. The five Independent legislators — Dharampal Gondan, Nayanpal Rawat, Sombir Sangwan, Rakesh Daulatabad and […]

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BJP won fewer seats, but strike rate better: Fadnavis

The Bharatiya Janata Party has won fewer seats compared to the 2014 Assembly polls, but its “strike rate” this time is better, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday. He also thanked the people of Maharashtra for giving a “clear and decisive mandate” to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Fadnavis also said that the […]

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PHOTOS: The bigwigs who cast their vote

Voting for the assembly polls is underway in Maharashtra and Haryana, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking a second term in power. As people queued up to cast their vote, there were some famous faces in the lines at different polling stations. Have a look. MAHARASHTRA, HARYANA ELECTIONS: FULL COVERAGE Source: Read Full Article

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BJP releases report card for Maharashtra

Most of the 100 promises made in 2014 have been fulfilled, says party spokesperson. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released a report card of its performance past five years claiming to have fully met the promises made during the 2014 elections in Maharashtra. The party claims to have fulfilled the promise to implement […]

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With Oppn in disarray, BJP eyes poll sweep in Maha

The Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing to sweep the next month’s Maharashtra assembly polls and is confident of a second term in office as the opposition Nationalist Congress Party and Congress in the state appear to be in disarray, say observers. While the BJP and ally Shiv Sena are yet to announce the seat-sharing pact […]

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CM: only a select opposition leaders being allowed in BJP

‘No need for astrologer to divine Congress and NCP are finished as political forces’ It is wrong to say that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on a ‘mega bharti (recruitment)’ drive of opposition leaders, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday, while stressing that the BJP is giving entry to only a select leaders […]

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Sushma Swaraj cremated, daughter performs last rites

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours at Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi on Wednesday. Swaraj’s last rites were performed by her daughter Bansuri Swaraj, as her husband Swaraj Kaushal stood beside his daughter. Several politicians from various parties and foreign dignitaries attended the last rites of the late Bharatiya Janata […]

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Poll blow for NCP as Mumbai chief joins Shiv Sena

In a major setback for the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the party’s Mumbai unit president Sachin Ahir on Thursday joined the Shiv Sena. Ahir, who was the face of the party that has limited presence in the city, is the third NCP leader to join the Shiv […]