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After backlash, Shiv Sena leader Raut withdraws ‘Indira Gandhi used to meet don Karim Lala’ comment

Mumbai: Following a furore and the opposition’s attempts to make political capital out of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s comment claiming link between former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and mafia don Karim Lala, Raut on Thursday retracted his comments. At a private TV channel talkshow, Raut had made certain remarks claiming Indira used to come and […]

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Shiv Sena absent in Sonia meet, but ‘all’s well’ in alliance

Mumbai: Despite the Shiv Sena reportedly skipping two meetings in a fortnight over the CAA/NRC convened by Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, leaders from all the three parties, including Nationalist Congress Party, insist that “all’s well” with the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance government in Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena Lok Sabha Parliamentary Party leader Vinayak Raut […]

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NCP gets Home, Finance as Uddhav allocates portfolios

Mumbai: The much-awaited distribution of ministries in Maharashtra was carried out by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with Nationalist Congress Party getting the plum portfolios of Finance and Home, here on Sunday. In what was described as “an equitable allocation” of responsibilities, Chief Minister Thackeray will handle General Administration, IT, Information & Public Relations, Law & Judiciary […]

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BJP ready to ‘compromise’ with Shiv Sena for Citizenship Amendment Act

Nashik (Maharashtra): The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to make any “political compromise” with the Shiv Sena if the latter encountered problems with allies – the NCP and the Congress, in implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, a senior leader said here on Saturday. Former minister Ashish Shelar said that for the BJP, the nation takes […]

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Thackeray ends suspense, gives Home to Sena, NCP gets Finance

Mumbai: Ending a fortnight long suspense, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday allocated the portfolios to his cabinet ministers, days ahead of the upcoming winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature next week. Sena gets Home, NCP Finance, while Congress has Revenue and Power. The Maha Vikas Aghadi partner Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde will be the […]

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PM Modi & Maharashtra CM Uddhav are like brothers: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Extending an olive branch, the Shiv Sena said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray are like ‘brothers’ though the Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party may have parted ways, here on Friday. “The Shiv Sena-BJP have gone different ways in Maharashtra politics, but Modi-Thackeray’s relations are ‘like brothers’… It’s the responsibility of the […]

Sena-NCP-Cong Aghadi announces ‘secular, all-inclusive’ CMP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress on Thursday afternoon announced a “secular, all-inclusive Common Minimum Programme” which will serve as the guiding principle for the Maha Vikas Aghadi government which will take office on Thursday, top party leaders said. The CMP focuses on farmers, unemployment, girls and women, besides industry, health, social justice and other sectors […]

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With Shiv Sena by her side, Sonia aggressive against Modi govt

New Delhi: With the support of the Shiv Sena in both the houses of parliament, the Congress has increased its alliance numbers in the lower house and the after effect was visible with Sonia Gandhi adopting an aggressive stance against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that they tried to sabotage the […]