Rahul Gandhi (File Photo: Twitter)

Rahul terms electoral bonds as bribes, Congress smells a rat

New Delhi: While the Congress, here on Monday, demanded immediate scrapping of electoral bonds citing corruption in the manner of their purchase, former party chief Rahul Gandhi termed it a bribe. “In ‘New’ India, bribes & illegal commissions are called Electoral Bonds,” he tweeted on Monday. Earlier during the day, the Congress alleged that anonymous donations […]

NCP leader Ajit Pawar (File Photo/IANS)

Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil to lead NCP talks with Congress

New Delhi: While Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar kept up the suspense over government formation in Maharashtra, both NCP and Congress are trying to formulate a common strategy at the highest level to resolve all issues related to their tie-up. NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Jayant Patil are likely to lead the talks with […]

NCP leader Nawab Malik (Photo: NCP/Twitter)

Final decision on Maharashtra govt formation in next 2 days: NCP

Pune: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has said that a final decision on the formation of the next government in Maharashtra by the proposed Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena ally will be taken in the next couple of days. Nawab Malik, National spokesperson of the NCP, told mediapersons that NCP President Sharad Pawar will meet interim Congress President Sonia […]

Maharashtra govt: First tripartite meet of Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena held

Mumbai: The first tripartite meeting of the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress was held in two separate sessions here on Thursday to finalise the government formation details, party sources said. From the Sena, party President Uddhav Thackeray’s trusted lieutenants, legislature party leader Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai were present. The Congress was […]

Sonia Gandhi (Left) and Sharad Pawar (Right/IANS Photo)

Maharashtra: BJP-Sena split unites a divided Congress-NCP

Mumbai: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi is said to be a happy woman, smiling and grinning from ear-to-ear over the latest political developments in Maharashtra. The unexpected split in Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena has come as a boon to the Maharashtra Congress and its ally, Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party, party sources reveal. It’s […]

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President’s Rule imposed in Maharashtra

New Delhi: President’s Rule was on Tuesday imposed in Maharashtra where political parties failed to form government after the assembly polls last month, the Home Ministry said. The decision was taken hours after Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari recommended President Ram Nath Kovind to impose President’s rule in the state, stating he was “satisfied that Maharashtra […]

Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari (File Photo/IANS)

Governor recommends President’s Rule in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Taking political parties by surprise, Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari on Tuesday submitted a report recommending President’s Rule in the state. “The Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, having been satisfied that as the government of the state of Maharashtra cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution, has today submitted a report as contemplated […]