Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that a government formed by Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress will take charge in Maharashtra in first week of December. The senior Shiv Sena leader said that a 'Common Minimum Program' has been finalised between the parties and that the government will be led by a Chief Minister from Shiv Sena for five years.
Newly appointed Lok Jan Shakti Party chief Chirag Paswan said on Sunday that Shiv Sena's absence was felt in the NDA meet called ahead of Winter Session of Parliament. He said that there should be "better co-ordination" among allies. He expressed concern that parties like Shiv Sena, Lok Jan Shakti Party, Telugu Desam left BJP-led NDA.
The deliberation on Maharashtra government formation is on last leg with the Congress, the NCP and the Shiv Sena arriving on consensus on the Common Minimum Program (CMP) but all eyes are on the final meet of Sharad Pawar with Sonia Gandhi. Sources say that Pawar is likely to be accompanied by Uddhav Thackeray to meet Sonia.
The Congress in Karnataka on Saturday demanded that the Election Commission initiate action against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for alleged violation of the model code of conduct in the state where bypolls are to be held in 15 assembly constituencies on December 5.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday accused the Congress of using the tribal population as vote bank and "doing nothing" for their welfare, and said the Modi government has changed their lives through a series of development initiatives.
Shiv Sena MP and senior leader of the party Sanjay Raut said on Saturday that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray should lead the state government. In other words, Raut has probably for the first time recently, prominently pitched for Uddhav Thackeray for the chief ministerial post. Raut was seen publicly supporting Aditya Thackeray for the post of CM before this. On Saturday, Raut said that the party will further clarify what role will Aaditya Thackeray play in the government soon.
Amid the current political stalemate in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday cryptically said the advent of "new weather" is letting him forget "old pain". Politics in Maharashtra took an unexpected turn after the Shiv Sena walked away from its longtime ally BJP over sharing the chief ministerial post after Assembly results were declared on October 24.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Friday that Congess chief Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will sit together on Sunday (November 17) to decide further course of action in current political crisis in Maharashtra.
Only four MPs of a 28-member parliamentary panel attended a key meeting to discuss the air pollution crisis in Delhi-NCR on Friday, with the absentees including East Delhi parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir.
Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has put an end to the speculation surrounding the Maharashtra government formation as the regional saffron party has reached an agreement with the Congress-NCP wherein the later are ready to give the CM post to a Shiv Sena man for a full tenure of 5 years. According to reports, Shiv Sena is all set to form a prospective collision government with Congress-NCP in Maharashtra.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi used the Rafale deal rhetoric for political gain, just as he used former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's ill-health for the same purpose, the latter's son Utpal Parrikar said on Thursday.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi is said to be a happy woman, smiling and grinning from ear-to-ear over the latest political developments in Maharashtra.The unexpected split in Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena has come as a boon to the Maharashtra Congress and its ally, Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party, party sources reveal. It's well-known that the state Congress has always been a big divided house since years, and also harboured huge differences with its 20-year old ally,
At least 16 disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators of Karnataka joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bengaluru on Thursday. The development comes a day after the Supreme Court paved the way for the disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators to contest December 5 Assembly bypolls in Karnataka. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and National General Secretary in charge of Karnataka, P Muralidhar Rao were among those who welcomed them into the party fold. BJP that aims
One of the key targets during the November 2008 Mumbai terror strikes, the Trident Hotel has become the epicenter of power negotiations for government formation in Maharashtra, coincidentally during the same month.
The Congress on Wednesday called for the dismissal of the Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, saying the Supreme Court's decision upholding the decision disqualifying 17 Congress and JD(S) MLAs but allowing them to contest the bypolls had exposed the BJP's 'Operation Kamal' in the state. The court on Wednesday struck down the portion of the order of then-Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar by which the legislators were disqualified till the end of the 15th Karnataka Assembly and said they can become minis
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was discharged from hospital on Wednesday noon reiterated that the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra will be from Shiv Sena. Speaking to media after being discharged from Lilavati Hospital, Raut said, "Next chief minister of Maharashtra will be from the Shiv Sena." Raut was admitted to the Lilavati hospital on November 11 following a complaint of chest pain.
The first expansion of Manohar Lal Khattar-led two-member cabinet in Haryana is likely on Thursday, sources said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Khattar took oath as Chief Minister along with his alliance partner Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala, the great grandson of former deputy prime minister late Devi Lal, as his deputy on October 27.
The Shiv Sena will not mention in the Supreme Court on Wednesday its plea challenging the governor's decision of not granting it 3 days time for getting a letter of support for government formation in Maharashtra, according to the party lawyer.
After President's Rule was imposed in Maharashtra, BJP's Narayan Rane emerged from shadows and claimed that Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are making "Ullu" out of Shiv Sena. He also told media that he will do "everything" in his power to ensure that BJP government assumes power in Maharashtra. This may mark return of the Konkan strongman into thick of political developments suroounding government formation in Maharashtra.
Senior Congress and NCP leaders today revealed that Shiv Sena had sought support on Sunday (Nov 11) for the formation of government in Maharashtra and the political discussions were on when the news of President's Rule in Maharashtra came through. In a joint show of strength, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal (Congress), Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel (NCP) and former deputy CM Chaggan Bhujbal addressed media persons where they condemned the imposition o
20 days after elections, Maharashtra has ended up with President's Rule. Despite hectic parleys, no party could prove numbers before Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who exhausted all options before sending a report to the Centre after which the cabinet recommended President's Rule. It was soon okayed by the President of India. From the single largest BJP to its no-more alliance partner Shiv Sena to the third-largest NCP, the governor invited all the parties but in the end the
Breaking News: President's Rule has been imposed in Maharashtra for six months. However, it may end before the six-month period, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday. President Ram Nath Kovind today signed a proclamation imposing President's Rule in Maharashtra. Earlier in the day, Union Cabinet had recommended President's Rule in Maharashtra since no party could prove majority before Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Assemb
The Congress on Tuesday said Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari acted in a hurry in sending his report recommending President's rule in Maharashtra without exhausting all options for government formation. The Shiv Sena, which on Monday suffered a setback in its efforts to cobble up a non-BJP government in the state, said if President's rule is imposed, it can be challenged in court.
Deadlock is continuing in Maharashtra as Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has refused more time to Shiv Sena in government formation. A 7:30 pm deadline was set today for Uddhav Thackeray's party to express willingness to form government in Maharashtra. However, Sena could not get the numbers required before the deadline. Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray met Governor late on Monday and requested him to grant more time to gather support in government formation. However, Go
A resort in the Rajasthan capital has become one of the centres of power play amid efforts to form the government in Maharashtra. Since Friday evening, the new Congress MLAs are holed up at the resort on Delhi Road near here while party leaders discuss whether to support the Shiv Sena claim to power in Maharashtra.
With the deadlock over government formation continuing in Maharashtra, NCP leader Nawab Malik on Monday said it is the responsibility of "all of us" to give an alternative considering the plight of people in the state.
Forty MLAs of the Congress party have said they would extend their support to the Shiv Sena, sources told India TV. A total of 44 Congress MLAs were a part of the discussion to extend support to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. According to what the MLAs have said, they are in favour of government formation by Shiv Sena in the state.
Even as the Congress top brass discussed backing a Shiv Sena led government in Maharashtra in Delhi on Monday, the Mumbai Congress was a divided house over the issue with senior leaders contradicting each other. Former Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam has raised a red flag against the party extending support to Sena, while his successor and former union minister Milind Deora wants to see a Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine government.
Amid power tussle in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, BJP's oldest ally on Monday said it is breaking all ties with the party and said it is looking forward to forming the government with the support of the NCP and the Congress. Shiv Sena is to meet the Governor at 2:30 pm. Sources have confirmed that Shiv Sena and NCP have been in discussions behind the scenes since last two days.