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    Maharashtra: Congress dares Shiv Sena to break alliance with BJP

    Mumbai: The Congress on Thursday dared Shiv Sena to break alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the by-polls result stating that instead of criticizing the decisions of the Centre Shiv Sena should break alliance if unhappy.

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    Maharashtra: Election Commission should probe faulty EVMs, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday underscored the importance of mutual efforts to sustain the straining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance in the state. “We are not against BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and neither do we believe that our alliance will break, but effort has to be from both ways. We are ready for talks with Shiv Sena,” Fadnavis said. He said the BJP was affected by the faulty EVMs

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    Maharashtra: BJP confident Shiv Sena won’t ditch alliance

    Mumbai: Hours after the Shiv Sena losing Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll to the BJP and party chief Uddhav Thackeray saying the BJP government did not need allies anymore, Maharashtra BJP leader Chandrakant Patil has ruled out the possibility of the Sena walking out of the NDA. “Uddhav will not take a step that will benefit the opposition Congress,” the Revenue Minister told reporters at Mantralaya here.

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    Maharashtra Bypolls: EC rejects Shiv Sena’s claim on faulty EVMs leading to loss of its candidate in Palghar

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The Election Commission has rejected all allegations levelled by the Shiv Sena that irregularities in electronic voting machines led to the defeat of its candidate in the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll, saying the winning BJP candidate has been issued a certificate. In other words, the Sena demand for a re-poll has been rejected.

  • Maharashtra bypolls: After success of united Opposition in UP, Shiv Sena likely to get drawn into anti-BJP formulation

    MUMBAI: The BJP may draw cold comfort from its victory in Palghar, where a divided opposition worked to its advantage. But it will now be nagged by a bigger worry: the possibility of the Shiv Sena getting drawn into the anti-BJP formulation, which has been spurred by the recent success of the ‘rainbow’ coalition in UP.

  • Uddhav asks Oppn to boycott elections if EVM row not resolved

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today asked opposition parties to “unitedly boycott” elections if controversies surrounding electronic voting machines (EVMs) are not resolved quickly.He also threatened to drag the Election Commission to court over the Palghar bypoll result and sought suspension of election officers over the “sudden increase” in voting percentage there.

  • No issues with Pranab Mukherjee attending RSS event: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday said that the party has no issues with former President Pranab Mukherjee accepting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) invitation for an event in Nagpur, adding that there shouldn’t be any controversy around it.

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    Explain overnight increase in Palghar voting percentage: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday claimed the voting percentage in the Palghar Lok Sabha constituency had increased overnight and 82,727 votes were added to the by-poll report. It has threatened to move the Election Commission against District Collector Dr Prashant Nanaware and the administration.  However, Dr Nanaware refuted the allegations and said all voting figures were filled up and sent to the EC in the presence of polling agents of all

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    Palghar bypoll: Shiv Sena dubs Election Commission as ‘Mistress’

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Palghar Lok Sabha constituency bypoll, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the Election Commission (EC) and called it a ‘Tawaif’ (Mistress) of a political party. Raut’s comment comes after his party chief Uddhav Thackeray released a video of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to use all possible means to win the Palghar Lok Sabha seat, where the polling took place on May

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena-BJP rift like marital discord

    Mumbai: Although the bitterness among ruling partners Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena has reached its peak, senior BJP leader and union minister Nitin Gadkari believes their alliance should continue. Terming the differences akin to discord between husband and wife, Gadkari said he is ready to mediate if the party asks him to do so.

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    Aurangabad Riots: Shiv Sena MP, MIM legislator indulge in war of words

    Mumbai: In reply to an open letter written by Imtiyaz Jaleel, legislator of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), circulated on social media, Chandrakant Khaire, Shiv Sena MP, stated that he stood behind citizens when protestors from a minority community were rioting in Aurangabad city. Khaire held that community responsible for the riots and advised Jaleel to ask his leaders to keep peace instead of advising him. Jaleel said the common man expected to

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    Maharashtra bypolls: One cannot wake up who pretends to be asleep, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: In a swift retort to Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who had asked him to explain his “Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed” advice to BJP cadres, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he could only quote from the epic Mahabharata, wherein Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that ‘one cannot wake up who pretends to be asleep’. Fadnavis was addressing the media on the eve of voting in Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha by-polls at Dadar

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    Ready to face action if speech found inappropriate, asserts CM Fadnavis

    Mumbai : The war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena reached at peak as the campaign for the Palghar Lok Sabha by-poll is reaching an end. Sena released an audio clip in which Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is purportedly asking party workers to use all possible means to win the election. However, Fadnavis termed the clip as ‘twisted’ and said he is ready to face any action against him