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  • 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 2019 assembly polls, CM, CM Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena, BJP, Nitin Gadkari

    2019 Lok Sabha, Assembly Polls: RSS dead keen on BJP-Sena alliance

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ideological parent of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is dead keen for tie up with Shiv Sena for next Lok Sabha and state assembly poll to avoid divide in votes on Hindutwa agenda. According to RSS insider, Mohan Bhagwat, in his meeting with Nitin Gadkari, union minister and Maharashtra Chief…

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  • BJP government seeks to oust Congress-NCP hegemony in co-op sector

    Mumbai: Eyeing the cooperative sector controlled by the opposing Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to grab this sector by hook or crook. The co-op sugar mills have been on the radar of the BJP government, which has issued notices to defaulter mills for the recovery of…

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    Congress declares candidates before talks with NCP

    Mumbai: With the overwhelming response to Jan Sangharsh yatra in Western Maharashtra region received from common man and party workers, Congress hurriedly announced candidatures in 13 state assembly constituencies during public rallies before taking Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in confidence. The steps taken by Congress seem to be pressure tactic against NCP, but would become…

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  • Dr B R Ambedkar, Ambedkar's grandsons, banned word, Dalit, I&B ministry, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Indian constitution,

    Dr Ambedkar’s grandsons divided on use of banned word

    Mumbai: The grandsons of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, who was the architect of the Indian Constitution, are divided over the use of the word ‘Dalit’, which has been banned by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry. Advocate Prakash Ambedkar and president of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM), is of the opinion people should be free to use…

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    Tax haven: GST boosts Maha’s sagging revenues by 39 per cent

    Mumbai: A debt-ridden Maharashtra government has recorded positive growth since the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, 2017. The state’s revenue surged by Rs 25,000 crore or 39.52 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. According to Sudhir Mungantiwar, minister for finance and planning, the reason…

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    BJP in panic mode over 2019 Maharashtra poll: Congress

    Sangli: Four years on, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been quite successfull in running Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in state. But even after maintaining his clean image among people, the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) succeeded to change the perception about the government as failure and corrupt among people.  Going by the response…

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  • Kolhapur may likely turn hurdle between Congress-NCP

    Kolhapur: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress leaders hinted it will claim on Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in 2019 poll. Kolhapur, once bastion of Congress is under control of NCP in LS since 1999, from the foundation of NCP — political outfit led by Sharad Pawar. There are 12 LS constituencies in Western…

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    2019 Elections: Congress and NCP begin preliminary talks on seat sharing

    Mumbai: With the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections looming ahead, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have begun preliminary talks on seat-sharing. For the assembly poll, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP has demanded the Congress must share at least 50 per cent seats. However, neither the state nor the central leadership of the…

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  • maharashtra, dhangar, dhangar community, ST quota, ST category, Maharashtra politics

    Maharashtra state unable to include Dhangar in ST category

    Mumbai: Dhangar or the Shepherd community in the state, having a stronghold in 26 Lok Sabha constituencies out of the total 48 in Maharashtra, is creating pressure on the government to include them in Scheduled Tribes (ST) category.  However, the state can not rule out constitutional amendments and judgement of Allahabad High Court in this…

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  • mumbai, prakash ambedkar, raju shetti, congress, ncp, congress alliance, hurdle, general elections 2019

    Mumbai: Prakash Ambedkar-Raju Shetti likely to be big hurdle for Congress in alliance talk

    Mumbai: As the Lok Sabha election is approaching within a period of eight months, all political parties have began preparation for the alliance talks and negotiations with like-minded parties. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has already began such procedure and held at least three meetings to discuss possible alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Samajwadi…

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  • maratha quota stir, Vandalism, Waluj Vandalism, Aurangabad, Maratha outfit leader, morcha, protection money

    Maratha Quota Stir: Should Marathas be included under the OBC quota?

    Mumbai: Maratha organisations, under the umbrella of the Sakal Maratha Samaj, have successfully called for a bandh twice in the past three weeks, demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions. But the issue has not been yet sorted out, as the ball is now in the court of the State Backward…

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  • maharashtra, maharashtra government, Lok Sabha poll, Lok Sabha elections, state exchequer, lok sabha poll

    Maharashtra government spends Rs 864 crore on Lok Sabha elections

    Mumbai: The state government would probably go in favour to conduct Parliament and state assembly polls simultaneously as Lok Sabha poll alone brings burden of over Rs 864 crore on state exchequer. A committee headed by finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has been formed to review and recommend the Union government whether to conduct simultaneous elections….

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