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Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government to take charge in first week of December: Sanjay Raut

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.

17 Nov 2019 8:53 pm
Missed Shiv Sena in NDA meet, better co-ordination among allies needed: Chirag Paswan

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.

17 Nov 2019 6:54 pm
Maha govt: All eyes on Pawar-Uddhav-Sonia meet

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.

17 Nov 2019 3:26 pm
Congress seeks action against Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa for violation of model code

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.

16 Nov 2019 10:35 pm
Amit Shah attacks Congress for backwardness of tribals, says Modi stands behind them like brother

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.

16 Nov 2019 9:01 pm
Sanjay Raut wants Uddhav Thackeray to become Maharashtra CM

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.

16 Nov 2019 6:53 pm
As Maharashtra equations change, Raut tweets about 'naya mausam'

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.

16 Nov 2019 12:32 pm
Maharashtra Crisis: Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi to meet on November 17, says Kharge

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.

15 Nov 2019 11:48 pm
Only 4 MPs turn up for key meet on air pollution crisis; Gambhir, 23 others give it a miss

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.

15 Nov 2019 8:54 pm
Maharashtra to have full-term Sena CM; Congress-NCP to get 1 Deputy CM each

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. 

15 Nov 2019 9:46 am
Rahul used Parrikar's ill-health for political gain, says son

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.

14 Nov 2019 6:46 pm
Maharashtra: BJP-Sena split unites a divided Congress-NCP

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,

14 Nov 2019 2:37 pm
16 disqualified Karnataka MLAs join BJP

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

14 Nov 2019 12:11 pm
Day ahead of first Haryana cabinet expansion, Deputy CM Chautala given 11 departments

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala was allocated 11 departments on Wednesday, a day before the first expansion of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led cabinet.

13 Nov 2019 11:18 pm
How Mumbai's Trident Hotel plays a key role in Maharashtra government formation

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.

13 Nov 2019 7:51 pm
Congress asks for dismissal of Karnataka governmet

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

13 Nov 2019 3:18 pm
Maharashtra: Sanjay Raut discharged from Lilavati hospital, says next CM will be from Shiv Sena

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.

13 Nov 2019 3:09 pm
Haryana Cabinet expansion likely on Thursday

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.

13 Nov 2019 12:43 pm
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena not to mention plea challenging Governor's refusal to give it more time

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.

13 Nov 2019 10:50 am
Narayan Rane emerges from shadows, says Shiv Sena being made 'Ullu' by Congress-NCP

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. 

12 Nov 2019 8:49 pm
Congress-NCP, Sena say no final decision taken on govt formation

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

12 Nov 2019 8:09 pm
How Maharashtra was pushed to President's Rule

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

12 Nov 2019 7:41 pm
Haryana Cabinet expansion within next two days: Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala

The first expansion of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Cabinet will take place within the next two days, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

12 Nov 2019 6:37 pm
BREAKING: President's Rule imposed in Maharashtra

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

12 Nov 2019 5:32 pm
President's rule recommendation: Congress says Maharashtra Governor acted in hurry

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.

12 Nov 2019 5:05 pm
Maharashtra Governor's approach constitutional: Experts

The Governor of Maharashtra has adopted the constitutional path to negate horse-trading in run-up to the government formation in the state, say Constitution experts.

11 Nov 2019 10:16 pm
Maharashtra government formation: BJP loses its oldest ally Sena

The BJP on Monday lost its oldest and the only major Hindutva ally as the Shiv Sena, its partner for more than three decades, walked out of the Modi government at the Centre.

11 Nov 2019 8:32 pm
Deadlock continues in Maharashtra: Shiv Sena seeks more time, Governor refuses

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

11 Nov 2019 8:12 pm
Will hold further talks with NCP: Congress on Maharashtra

The Congress on Monday kept on the suspense on extending support to the Shiv Sena, which looks set to stake its claim to form the government in Maharashtra.

11 Nov 2019 8:02 pm
DMK to fight local body polls with allies

The DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday said the party will fight the local body elections in alliance with other parties. He said he is eagerly waiting for the elections.

11 Nov 2019 6:27 pm
Buzz around Jaipur resort hosting Maharashtra Congress MLAs

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.

11 Nov 2019 4:55 pm
Maharashtra govt formation: Congress holds second key meeting in New Delhi

Congress party's crucial meeting with its MLAs from Maharashtra began here at 4 p.m. on Monday, with the party set to take a final call on supporting a Shiv Sena-led government in the state.

11 Nov 2019 4:49 pm
Responsibility of 'all of us' to give alternative: NCP leader Nawab Malik

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.

11 Nov 2019 2:08 pm
Maharashtra impasse: 40 Congress MLAs extend support to Shiv Sena, say sources

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. 

11 Nov 2019 12:50 pm
Congress divided over propping Sena govt in Maharashtra

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.

11 Nov 2019 12:49 pm
Humko kya matlab?: Nitish Kumar on Shiv Sena breaking alliance with NDA

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. 

11 Nov 2019 12:43 pm