Maharashtra: Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar resign, Uddhav to be new CM

The Maharashtra political fiasco, which started with the Shiv Sena walking out of the alliance with the BJP over the post of the CM, ended with Devendra Fadnavis resigning as the CM. This now clears the way for Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar’s NCP and the Congress to form government. Read More
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Guv recommends president’s rule as Maharashtra imbroglio drags

With the NCP-Congress alliance not having the numbers and the Shiv Sena unlikely to support an NCP government without getting the CM’s post, the governor recommended president’s rule in the state. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court against the governor’s decision. Read More
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Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance gets majority, NCP gains

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra won a comfortable majority as the counting of the votes for the assembly election came to an end, on Thursday night. In the 288-member assembly, the BJP won 105 seats out of the 152 it contested, while the Shiv Sena won 56 out of the 1 Read More
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Babri panel cautions Modi govt on Ram temple ordinance

After the BJP ally Shiv Sena, in Lucknow, suggested that the Centre might bring an ordinance to clear the decks for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Babri Masjid Action Committee has cautioned the Narendra Modi government against bringing such an ordinance. Read More
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Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, joins Shiv Sena

Priyanka Chaturvedi, one of Congress’s national spokespersons, quit her party after 10 years and joined the Shiv Sena in less than 24 hours. She blamed the Congress for reinstating party workers who misbehaved with her at an event in Mathura. Read More
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BJP’s in alliance-making spree, confident to retain power

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appears more confident than before in the final run-up to the 2019 general election, announced on Sunday, after forming alliances with regional parties and making seat-sharing arrangements with smaller groups. Read More
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‘Hindutva’ keeps Sena, BJP bond intact despite insults, grudges

Devendra Fadnavis said, “Both parties have been together for over 25 years, and even though there have been some misunderstandings in recent times, the original ideology of both parties is the same — Hindutva.” Read More
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