Tag: Maharashtra Assembly Polls

Shiv Sena not promised CM’s post for 2.5 years: Devendra Fadnavis

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the Shiv Sena was not promised the CM’s post for two-and-a-half years when the alliance was formalised before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Amid the ongoing tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena over sharing of power in the next state government, Fadnavis asserted he […]

Like ‘pickpocket’, Narendra Modi diverts attention from issues: Rahul Gandhi

YAVATMAL/WARDHA: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “loudspeaker” of certain industrialists, and said his strategy was like that of a pickpocket who diverts attention to steal. On campaign trail in Vidarbha for October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections, he also targeted the Modi government for “waiving” corporate tax. Addressing a […]

BJP promises 5 crore jobs, housing for all in Maharashtra poll manifesto

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Maharashtra polls, promising a $1 trillion economy for the state with the creation of five crore jobs in next five years and houses for all by 2022. BJP working president J P Nadda released the manifesto, or the ‘Sankalpapatra’, here along with Maharashtra […]

Article 370 BJP’s answer to all issues, questions: Sharad Pawar

PUNE: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the BJP had only Article 370 and its revocation in Jammu and Kashmir as an answer for all questions raised during the Maharashtra poll campaign. The state polls are scheduled for October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. Addressing a rally in Pune’s Hadapsar […]

When youth ask for jobs, government tells them to watch the moon: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the media of distracting people’s attention from core issues. Addressing an election rally at Ausa in Maharashtra’s Latur district for the upcoming state polls, Gandhi said when the youth ask for jobs, the government tells them […]

Shiv Sena releases manifesto, no mention of Aarey

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena, which is contesting 124 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly election as part of its alliance with the BJP, on Saturday released its manifesto, which promises to provide full meal at Rs 10 and make farmers debt-free, among other things. However, despite Sena’s opposition to the felling of trees in Aarey […]

26 Shiv Sena corporators, 300 party workers resign after Kalyan East seat falls in BJP’s quota

MUMBAI: In a major setback to Shiv Sena-BJP alliance ahead of the State Assembly polls slated for 21 October, as many as 26 of Shiv Sena corporators from Kalyan East constituency and around 300 party workers have sent their resignation to party chief Uddhav Thackeray. Supporting the rebel Shiv Sena candidate, Dhananjay Bodare, those who […]

Won’t bow down before Delhi “throne”: Sharad Pawar on Enforcement Directorate action

NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he will visit the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on September 27 in connection with a money laundering case filed against him by the agency. Addressing media here, Pawar also questioned the timing of the ED move, which comes days before the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections. […]

ECI appoints two special expenditure observers for Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: In exercise of the powers conferred on it under Article 324 of the Constitution and Section 20B of The Representation of the People Act 1951, the Election Commission of India today appointed two ex-Indian Revenue Service officers – Madhu Mahajan (ex IRS 1982) and B Murali Kumar (ex IRS 1983) as Special Expenditure […]

NCP releases first list of candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls

NEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on September 18 released its first list of five candidates, including senior leader Dhananjay Munde, for the upcoming Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election. Pawar made the announcement at a meeting of NCP workers in Beed district, the party said on Twitter. NCP has fielded Dhananjay Munde, who […]

Congress, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Maharashtra Assembly polls: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress will contest 125 seats each in next month’s Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Monday. Pawar announced that the seat-sharing pact between the grand old party and his 20-year-old organisation has been finalised. As per the arrangement, 38 seats will be […]

Shiv Sena may settle for 135 seats, but wants BJP to include smaller allies

NEW DELHI: If a Shiv Sena leader is to be believed, the party may agree to contest 135 of the total 288 seats in alliance with the BJP for the Maharashtra Assembly polls but wanted the senior NDA partner to accomodate the smaller allies. The Sena was reportedly adamant on contesting 144 seats and also […]

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