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Lok Janshakti Party snubs BJP in Jharkhand, to contest alone on 50 seats

New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday received another setback after its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) decided to contest the Jharkhand Assembly polls alone. The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will vote in five phases starting from November 30 to December 20. Counting of votes will take place on December 23. Sharing the news […]

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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 […]

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Shiv Sena quitting NDA, to form govt with Congress-NCP support

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has decided to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA in the Centre and would form a government in Maharashtra with the support of the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Sena MP Sanjay Raut said here on Monday. Indicating that the saffron party was nearing an understanding with the Congress-NCP, Raut urged […]

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Shiv Sena Minister in Union Cabinet Arvind Sawant to quit as ties with BJP worsens

New Delhi/Mumbai: The Shiv Sena’s sole representative in the Cabinet, Union Minister for Heavy Industries Arvind Sawant said he will quit his post on Monday. In a series of tweets, Sawant said that prior to the Lok Sabha election, a formula was decided on power-sharing between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Sena. “It was acceptable to […]

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After BJP pulls out, Maharashtra Governor invites Shiv Sena to form government

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Sunday evening invited the Shiv Sena, the second largest party in the new assembly, to indicate willingness and ability to form the next state government, an official said. The developments came barely hours after the largest single entity, Bharatiya Janata Party, conceded that it was not in a position […]

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BJP says it cannot form government in Maharashtra, wishes Shiv Sena ‘the best’

Mumbai: In a stunning political development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday conceded its inability to form the government in Maharashtra despite having the public mandate for its pre-poll alliance. BJP State President Chandrakant Patil said that party’s stand has been conveyed to Governor B.S. Koshyari this evening after a series of marathon meetings of the […]