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    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan on Saturday said a gang war-like situation is prevailing in Palghar, where a Lok Sabha by-poll is scheduled for May 28. “The situation in Palghar is no less than a gang-war. We doubt if the election can be held in a free and fair manner,” he said, referring to the face-off between ruling allies BJP and Shiv Sena during the ongoing campaign.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena dubs BJP ‘mad murderer’; says it is stabbing anyone coming in its way

    Mumbai: Days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accused the Shiv Sena of betrayal, the latter on Friday dubbed the BJP as a “mad murderer” that is “stabbing anyone coming in its way. The Sena also slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not removing his footwear while garlanding the photo of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji during a public rally in Virar two days back for Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll to

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    Mumbai: Hindutva ideals not seen in BJP’s younger generation, says Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: The ideals of Hindutva are not visible in the younger generation of the BJP, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday. Replying to a query about whether he regretted that his party has been an ally of the BJP for 25 years, Thackeray said: “Unfortunately, there is regret about some things, because the ideals of Hindutva are not seen in the younger generation of the BJP.”

  • Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll: BJP rubbishes allegations of flaring up communal disharmony

    Kairana (Uttar Pradesh): Ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha by-poll in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said that Muslims are afraid of the former. This remark came in connection with Deobandi Ulema’s jibe at BJP, accusing the latter of flaring up communal disharmony and appealing to the voters to elect Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Tabassum Hassan.

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    Congress to observe ‘Vishwasghat Diwas’ on Modi government’s 4th anniversary

    New Delhi: The Congress party will observe Vishwasghat Diwas (betrayal day) on Saturday, when Narendra Modi-led BJP government will complete four years in the Centre. Press conferences will be held in 20 different cities, including the capital, by senior party leaders such as Gulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and Rajdeep Surjewala.

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    4 years of Narendra Modi government: A complete report card

    The Bhartiya Janta Party is completing four years in office after emerging as the strongest and most influential party that made Congress lose tragically. It was not less than a surprise when the BJP claimed the chair on their name leaving the opposition shocked. The BJP rose to power by laying a sea of promises. With the term of office nearing its end, the BJP has already started its preparations for the

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    Murderous BJP stabbing anyone coming in its way: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accused the Shiv Sena of betrayal, the latter today dubbed the BJP as a “mad murderer” that is “stabbing anyone coming in its way. The Sena also slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not removing his footwear while garlanding the photo of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji during a public rally in Virar two days back for Palghar Lok

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    Karnataka shadow on Modi’s 4th anniversary

    If Narendra Modi expected Karnataka to be the icing on the cake on the eve of the completion of his four years in office, he must be disappointed. Yet, the setback in the southern state is only one of the several reverses which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered in the recent past. These include a series of by-election defeats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and UP, which have not been

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    Mumbai: Former NCP MLA Niranjan Davkhare joins BJP

    Mumbai: Many people are in line to join the BJP in near future and their names would be revealed soon, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday, as he welcomed former NCP MLC Niranjan Davkhare in the saffron fold. Davkhare had on Wednesday submitted his resignation as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, quit the NCP, and said he was going to join the BJP. Fadnavis on Thursday welcomed him into

  • Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to face floor test today; all you need to know

    Bangalore (Karnataka): With a hope for an end to the turmoil in Karnataka over government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority. With the support of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, he is expected to smoothly sail through this floor test.

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    Maharashtra MLC Elections: All parties come together against Shiv Sena in Konkan

    Mumbai: All political parties, including the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Maharashtra Swabhiman Party (MSP) of Rane came together against Shiv Sena in Konkan biennial election which resulted defeat of Sena candidate Rajeev Sabale against NCP candidate Aniket Tatkare with the margin of 314 votes. Konkan is a Shiv Sena bastion and its defeat in local authority constituency

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    Petrol excise duty cut will hit welfare schemes: Nitin Gadkari

    NEW DELHI: The BJP cannot afford to cut excise on petrol; to do so would be to jeopardise most of its welfare schemes which subsist on government subsidies. Speaking to a mainline newspaper, Union Minister for Roads and Highways Nitin Gadkari has even sounded a note of caution in this regard.

  • Lok Dal candidate joins RLD ahead of Kairana bypoll

    Lucknow : The joint Opposition candidate for the ongoing Kairana Lok Sabha bye-election on Thursday got a shot in the arm, when the Lok Dal candidate joined the RLD, whose candidate is pitted against the ruling BJP in a straight fight.

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    Show money and get inducted in BJP: Uddhav

    Mumbai: In a scathing attack on the BJP, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said there are no ideas left in the party and claimed that anyone with money power can join it.

  • Won’t support BJP in Lok Sabha polls if mining operations don’t resume: GFP

    Panaji, The Goa Forward Party (GFP), a constituent of the BJP-led Goa government, today said it will not support the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections if it fails to resolve the ongoing mining crisis in the state. The GFP said the BJP will land in “trouble” if the mining activities don’t resume immediately. The mining operations in the state have come to a halt from March 16 after the