India | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday September 28, 2014
Upset with the new guard in the Nationalist Congress Party, or NCP, and the way it has gone about ticket distribution in the coming elections, a chunk of the minority leaders in the party has resigned. And they could be heading for the Shiv Sena or t...
India | Written by Ketki Angre | Sunday September 28, 2014
Two days after the BJP dumped the Shiv Sena, its 25-year-old saffron partner, the latter's chief Uddhav Thackeray at an election rally in Mumbai on Saturday taunted the BJP, saying "we will show them what a wave means."
India | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Sunday September 28, 2014
On the last day of filing of nomination papers for Assembly Elections in Haryana, a total of 1239 nominations were filed, taking the total number to 2049 for the 2014 assembly elections.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 27, 2014
Prithviraj Chavan's resignation as Maharashtra chief minister has been accepted by Governor CV Rao, an official said today.
Assembly | Written by Ketki Angre | Saturday September 27, 2014
The Congress has declared a third set of candidates on the last day of filing nominations for the Maharashtra assembly elections. The list includes three names which will replace the Congress candidates previously declared as the party's official con...
India | Written by Ketki Angre | Saturday September 27, 2014
The BJP on Friday evening declared its candidates for 172 of the 288 seats for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. The remaining seats are expected to be taken by allies that were originally part of the Mahayuti or grand alliance forged between six p...
India | Reported by Tejas Mehta | Friday September 26, 2014
As he was going through a bitter break-up with the BJP, Uddhav Thackeray twice phoned his estranged cousin and political rival, Raj Thackeray, said sources.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Tejas Mehta, Ketki Angre, Edited by Mala Das | Friday September 26, 2014
After ending its 25-year alliance with the Shiv Sena, the BJP today announced its "Mission 145" to rival its former ally's "Mission 150", which means the party wants to win at least 145 of the 288 seats in Maharashtra and "form government on our own ...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday September 26, 2014
After ending its 25-year alliance with the Shiv Sena, the BJP today announced its "Mission 145" to rival its former ally's "Mission 150", which means the party wants to win at least 145 of 288 seats in the October 15 Maharashtra polls.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain, Ketki Angre | Friday September 26, 2014
It's the morning after it said good-bye to the Shiv Sena, and an unshackled BJP is reportedly ready to announce its first list of 190 candidates for the Maharashtra elections to be held on October 15. Sources said the party will contest about 250 of ...
India | Reported by Ketki Angre | Friday September 26, 2014
As two old alliances came apart over seat-sharing on one dramatic Thursday in Maharashtra, the state's chief minister Prithviraj Chavan of the Congress questioned the timing.
India | Reported by Ketki Angre, Saurabh Gupta and Tejas Mehta, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday September 25, 2014
A day after the Congress announced its first list of 118 candidates for the Maharashtra polls, the NCP declared it would part ways with the 15-year-old ally.
India | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain and Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday September 24, 2014
The alliance between the Congress and NCP has apparently got shakier. Sources in the NCP said unless the Congress responds to their demand by tonight, the party would push ahead with "Plan B" - going it alone in the Maharashtra polls.
India | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday September 24, 2014
The decision of the Congress and NCP on seat sharing for the Maharashtra elections - which has practically pushed the alliance to the edge - is expected to be announced this evening after yet another round of talks.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday September 24, 2014
After a day of hectic parleys, the Sena-BJP understanding over seat sharing fell to pieces late on Tuesday night, when the smaller allies rejected the new formula saying it gave too few seats to them. The NCP-Congress, too, have failed to iron out th...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday September 24, 2014
With just five days to go before filing of nominations for assembly elections in Maharashtra closes, the BJP and its long-time ally Shiv Sena are far from reaching a consensus on seat-sharing. The BJP today conveyed to the Sena that they will not set...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Tejas Mehta and Ketki Angre, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top BJP leaders on Sunday evening in Delhi and also held a one-on-one meeting with party chief Amit Shah to discuss the crisis in the alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. Sources said the BJP is prepping for th...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today snubbed NCP over an "ultimatum" given by party leader Praful Patel on its demand to contest 144 seats in October 15 Assembly elections, saying that such discussions are not held through press confere...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Mahadeo Jankar, president of Rashtriya Samaj Party (RSP), a part of 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance of opposition parties) has asked Shiv Sena and BJP to finalize the seat-sharing formula by tomorrow, threatening that he would be out of the alliance other...
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday September 24, 2014
The Bharatiya Janata Party has begun its brainstorming session to resolve a crisis with its oldest ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing the party's central election committee meeting to discuss ways to convince...