Presidential poll: TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee to attend opposition meet convened by Sharad Pawar

A senior Trinamool Congress functionary Monday said its national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee is likely to represent the party at the opposition meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar on June 21 over the upcoming presidential poll. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to participate in the meeting due to prior engagements. “The … Read more

Not only people, even MVA MLAs disappointed with Maharashtra govt: Fadnavis after BJP’s win in RS polls

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the outcome of the Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra indicates that not only people, but even the MLAs of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) were unhappy with the Uddhav Thackeray-led dispensation in the state. Taking a dig at the three-party coalition comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP … Read more

Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh denied one-day bail to vote in Rajya Sabha polls

The requests of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and former minister Anil Deshmukh for a day’s release to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections on Friday were denied by a special court on Thursday. Senior NCP leaders Deshmukh and Malik are both in jail right now because of different money laundering cases that are being looked … Read more

Maharashtra government ‘killed’ political reservation for OBCs: Devendra Fadnavis

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday claimed that the incompetence of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra deprived the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) of reservation in the local body elections even as Madhya Pradesh secured the same. The ministers in the MVA government “who failed to get the OBC quota” should resign, … Read more

After Kolhapur loss, Centre won’t impose President’s Rule: Sharad Pawar

The violence against BJP leaders in Maharashtra has prompted some BJP to talk of imposing President’s Rule in the state, however, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar was confident that the Centre would not take such a step. “Those who are restless are expected to look for other options but there is no need to … Read more

Feeling sidelined by ministers, 25 Maharashtra Congress MLAs want to meet Sonia Gandhi

Mumbai: At least 25 Congress MLAs from Maharashtra have sought an appointment with party president Sonia Gandhi to complain against Congress ministers in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government who did ‘not respond to their concerns’. The MLAs have in a letter urged Gandhi to intervene to ‘set things right.’ Some of the MLAs told ET … Read more

Sena’s no after AIMIM’s feelers to NCP to join MVA

The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has sent feelers to the Nationalist Congress Party for it to be included in the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance to take on the BJP. The NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena, the three members of Maharashtra’s ruling coalition, have however scotched the possibility of any alliance with the AIMIM, calling … Read more

Maharashtra: NCP decides to reassign Nawab Malik’s portfolios, rules out his resignation

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra has decided to distribute the portfolios held by party leader and cabinet minister Nawab Malik, currently in custody in a money laundering case, to other ministers of the party, a senior leader has said. With this decision, Malik will be left with no portfolio in the Shiv Sena-led … Read more

Assembly poll results put BJP on firm wicket for Presidential elections

The BJP’s victory in the assembly polls on Thursday has put the party on a stronger wicket for the election for the post of President expected later this year. The big victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh has given Prime Minister Narendra Modi a free hand to decide on the successor to President Ram … Read more