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  • A new beginning in Maharashtra

    Uncertainty in Maharashtra is set to end on Friday, October 31, when Devendra Fadnavis, the 44-year-old leader of the BJP Legislature Party, is set to be sworn in as chief minister. The youthful legislator from Vidarbha has the potential to emerge as a strong leader in his own right who can steer his party into an unassailable position from his high perch in the Mantralaya. His dedication and integrity being great assets,

  • Uddhav Thackeray Seeks CBI Inquiry Into Gopinath Munde’s Accident

    Uddhav holds talks with Sena leaders, unlikely to be in govt for now

    Mumbai: A day after Devendra Fadnavis was annointed Chief Minister-designate of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray today went into a huddle with top party leaders to discuss the future course of action but there were no signs of the party being in the BJP-led government for now.

  • BJP finally opens its account in Parle

    Mumbai : In recent times, Vile Parle has witnessed a traditional fight between the Congress and the Shiv Sena but the BJP’s win this time has been a huge blow to both parties.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Ready to back any CM as long as he has people’s blessings

    Mumbai: Further softening its stand after BJP emerged as the single largest party in the Maharashtra assembly polls, the Shiv Sena today said that it is ready to support any leader chosen by its estranged ally as the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

  • At Modi high tea,Sena MPs lie low

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Diwali Milan high tea for the members of Parliament belonging to the National Democratic Alliance had received a high political billing for the signals that could emanate towards the resolution of the BJP-Shiv Sena stalemate in Mumbai.

  • BJP

    CM on 30th with mini Cabinet ?

    New Delhi: A week after it emerged as the single largest party in the Maharashtra state assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided that its newly elected legislators will meet in the Vidhan Bhawan at Mumbai on October 28. They will elect their leader who would then be sworn in as the chief minister, in all likelihood on October 30. This time table ends the uncertainty about the schedule for government formation,

  • Big wickets fell due to Gujarati voters: Raut

    Mumbai : Had the Shiv Sena and BJP contested the Maharashtra Assembly elections together, they would have won more than 200 seats, Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has said.

  • BJP, ShivSena

    ‘Sentiment’ in BJP against forming acoalition with Sena

    Mumbai: s back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP’s outside support in keeping with the “sentiment” in the party. “It (a coalition government) seems unlikely.

  • Uddhav not to meet Modi, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai : Terming the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here Saturday as apolitical, Shiv Sena said party president Uddhav Thackeray was not scheduled to meet him in Mumbai or even in the national capital later, and talks for government formation would start only on Monday.

  • Shiv Sena

    Sena gets off its high horse

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has decided to dismount the high horse it was riding and support a BJP-led government in Maharashtra. An indication to this effect came when Uddhav Thackeray decided to grace the NDA’s Diwali celebration in Delhi.

  • How Cong Lost A Safe Seat To Shiv Sena

    A Cong bastion, former Sena corporator Sanjay Potnis sneaked into the fortress and unseated Congress heavyweight Kripashankar Singh with a narrow margin of 1,297 votes in a five-cornered contest (more…)

  • BJP-SS scene still hazy

    New Delhi: The air dash by two Shiv Sena emissaries — Anil Desai and Subhash Desai — to the capital seems to have achieved little in terms of bringing any clarity over their party’s terms of trade with the new big brother Bharatiya Janata Party. Perhaps, the only the element of certainty is that the negotiations have not officially begun.

  • Now, own up and get back with BJP

    The Shiv Sena was merrily punching above its weight. The poll outcome established that once for all. Having been knocked out semi-conscious, it has since been indulging in brinkmanship but here again it finds itself out-foxed and out-played. The erstwhile partner has called the Sena bluff, leaving it defenceless. It began with the Sena sources letting it known that both  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah had called

  • Rss lobbies for BJP-Sena govt

    New Delhi : The RSS is lobbying for formation of a coalition government of BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. “Rancour caused by the high-voltage vituperative propaganda of Shiv Sena need not be a reason to shun its support,” says RSS ideologue M G Vaidya in a signed article in a financial daily. He said formerly Shiv Sena used to be regarded as the big brother while the relationship has now changed. “However,

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