Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the party, today met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in Nagpur.
On the sidelines of the BJP and Shiv Sena's political negotiations over government formation in Maharashtra, hectic lobbying and some political muscle flexing is on over who will be the next chief minister.
Hours after a group of BJP law-makers met Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday, urging him to return from Delhi to lead his home state, the Union minister remained non-committal. "I'm happy in Delhi. We will take a decision about the leadership (in Maharashtra) in the next few days. All I can say now that I'll play whatever role I am given," Mr Gadkari said in Nagpur.
After days of saying "let's talk" but steering largely clear of each other, the BJP and the Shiv Sena have officially opened negotiations for a reconciliation that could allow them to form the next government in Maharashtra together.
After days of saying "let's talk" but steering largely clear of each other, the BJP and the Shiv Sena are officially opening negotiations for a reconciliation that could allow them to form the next government in Maharashtra together.
Manohar Lal Khattar, a 60-year-old RSS man and first-time legislator, will be Haryana's new chief minister. He was elected at a meeting of the BJP's new MLAs on Tuesday, edging out other contenders like Captain Abhimanyu, a Jat leader.
The Shiv Sena has received the sort of news that could make its Diwali a happy one, after all. A senior leader of the BJP in Maharashtra has described the Sena as the preferred option for a partner in forming the new government in Maharashtra.
Hitting out at the NCP's decision to extend outside support to the BJP in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena today charged that the offer made by the Sharad Pawar-led outfit is to ensure that its "scam-tainted" leaders enjoy full protection.
Haryana will know today who its next chief minister will be. The finalists in the race are said to be ML Khattar, an RSS activist, and Captain Abhimanyu, who was dispatched to Haryana by party president Amit Shah to help win the state.
Till the results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections on Sunday, she was the lesser known face in late Union minister Gopinath Munde's family, and stayed in the shadows of her more famous sibling Pankaja.
More than 53,000 voters opted for 'None of the Above (NOTA)' option in EVMs in the Haryana assembly polls, thus rejecting the candidates fielded by political parties in their respective constituencies.