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After angioplasty, Sanjay Raut discharged from hospital

Mumbai: After a three-day stint where he underwent an angioplasty, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was discharged from Lilavati Hospital here on Wednesday afternoon. Sitting in his car, a tad weary but still displaying his fighting spirit, Raut forcefully reiterated: “Chief Minister will be from Shiv Sena”, conveying a message to the party’s potential new allies, […]

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BJP still contacting Sena for govt formation: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is still contacting him through unofficial channels to join hands to form the government in Maharashtra. “They keep making vague and differing offers each time. But we have decided to go with the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party,” Thackeray declared. Shortly thereafter, virtually confirming […]

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Maharashtra Governor invites NCP to form govt

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari late on Monday invited the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form the next government in the state, the party’s national spokesperson Nawab Malik said. “Our delegation has been invited by the Governor and the indication is that a letter of invitation will be given to us. Tomorrow we shall discuss with […]

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Congress to back Shiv Sena-led govt in Maharashtra

Mumbai: In a watershed development in state politics, the Congress will support a Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra, sources in all state parties said. The development came after a hectic day crowned by Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi first speaking with Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, then faxing a letter of support to the Shiv […]

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Waiting for Congress to decide on backing Shiv Sena govt in Maharashtra: NCP

Mumbai: The NCP on Monday said it was waiting for the Congress to take a call on supporting a Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra, and would take a decision jointly with the grand old party. Addressing a press conference here, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik said most of the Congress MLAs in Maharashtra are […]

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Congress divided over supporting Shiv Sena govt in Maharashtra

Mumbai/New Delhi: Even as the Congress top brass discussed backing a Shiv Sena led government in Maharashtra in Delhi on Monday, the Mumbai Congress was a divided house over the issue with senior leaders contradicting each other. Former Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam has raised a red flag against the party extending support to Sena, while […]