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Maha defeat for Congress
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Cong down to its lowest tally in state, partymen blame organisational failure.

Behind NCP support, 42 MLAs — and 1 file to probe Ajit Pawar
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

The NCP offered unconditional outside support to the BJP, which at 123 seats is 22 short of a clear majority.

Knives out in Cong even before results, Chavan under siege
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Chavan has been facing fire from party leaders for his controversial newspaper interview on the eve of polling day.

Knives out in Cong even before results, Prithviraj Chavan comes under siege
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

State leaders hit out at ex-CM for his recent interview, Delhi comes to his rescue.

Defeat in sight, blame game begins in Congress
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Chavan draws most flak, Thakre and Rane blamed too

Likely defeat fuels blame game in Congress
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Similar to its Lok Sabha campaign, the Congress focused on its ‘anti-Narendra Modi’ rhetoric.

Maharashtra government spent Rs 5 cr for one-day event in New York
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Chavan quit as Chief Minister on September 26 after the NCP withdrew support to Congress ahead of the Assembly elections.

Record turnout of 53% in city; Sena may humble ex-ally BJP
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Voting percentage in Marathi pockets much more than in Gujarati-dominated areas of Mumbai.

Marathi voices loudest in Mumbai high
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Five months earlier, Mumbai had a turnout of 52.66 per cent in the Lok Sabha polls, a peak not reached since 1989.

Campaign ends, Cong takes Modi speech to EC
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Probe repeat telecast of Madison Square Garden speech: Congress

With son, Uddhav takes a leaf out of father’s book
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Uddhav and his son Aditya prostrated before ‘Shiv Sainiks’, urging them to vote the party to power.

Come, Make in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah to Maharashtra industrialists
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

In Mumbai for BJP’s poll campaign, Patel had recently urged industrialists to think beyond ‘congested’ Mumbai.

In old left bastion, comrades turn right
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The Radhanagari Assembly seat in the same district has socialist Prakash Abitkar as the Shiv Sena candidate.

Former minister’s house has 76 voters, surnames no bar
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The NCP leader is seeking re-election from the constituency for the fourth consecutive time.

In his toughest poll battle yet, R R Patil’s village pays its ‘debt’
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Army of volunteers out to campaign, say ‘Aaba’ has given them everything.

Sex workers can vote, but can’t contest
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

The community’s plans to put up a candidate have failed to materialise.

Congress-NCP’s Marathas quota yet to hit home
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Sambhajiraje’s brother Chatrapati Molajiraje had contested on a Congress ticket from Kolhapur (North) Assembly seat last time but lost.

NCP’s western hopes tick away
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Ever since its inception in 1999, the party’s mainstay has been this region.

I respect Balasaheb, won’t attack Sena, says Narendra Modi in Sangli
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Trains guns on Pawar, says NCP, Cong are bhrashtarcharvadi, invokes Shivaji in west Maharashtra

PM rally in riot-scarred Sangli today, BJP faces the Shiv Sena hurdle
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

BJP won 3 out of 8 Assembly seats in the region in 2009.

In Satara, it’s dynasty that decides
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Contest in 8 Assembly segments is more about lineage than political affiliations.

Shivaji wouldn’t have approved, says descendant
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Satara withstood the Modi juggernaut during the Lok Sabha poll, with Bhosle winning by 3.6 lakh votes.

WhatsApp takes candidate to voter’s screen
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Jayant Patil said he has had videos customised to highlight his work, and these are being circulated in various pockets through WhatsApp.

NCP tries to hurt Chavan chances, ends up suffering split in ranks
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

The NCP was dealt another blow when Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana’s (SSS) Punjabrao Patil also withdrew his nomination from the seat.

Chavan sanctioned Rs 335 cr for hometown Karad, but nothing to show on ground
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Development is a work in progress in Chavan’s home constituency as he leads the Congress on its toughest battle yet.

Prithviraj’s ambitions monstrous, says ‘Kaka’
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Undalkar has been striving to dismantle that image too, accusing Chavan’s close aides of brokering various deals.

This road leads to Chavan home
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

His govt sanctioned Rs 335 crore to underdeveloped Karad but few of those projects have taken off the ground.

‘Maharashtra poll will be a fight between Congress and BJP’
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Prithviraj Chavan says that the people would not opt for regional parties.

Gloves off after split, Ajit Pawar goes straight after CM Chavan
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Ajit Pawar says his party NCP will never tie up with the BJP.

Blame game heats up, Ajit Pawar says will never go with BJP
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Ajit Pawar filed his nomination from Pune’s Baramati seat Friday.

Gloves off after split, Ajit Pawar goes straight after CM Chavan
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Says his party NCP will never tie up with the BJP.

No room for Rahul team in Cong list
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The Congress has declared 118 of 288 possible candidates and denied tickets only to six sitting MLAs among these 118 seats.

NCP ends ties with Cong, pulls out of Chavan govt
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Chavan, who said he has sought legal opinion on his next move, sought to link the NCP’s decision to the BJP-Sena breakup.

NCP’s two-CM formula stalls talks with Cong
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

The parties also disagree over seats that must be exchanged after both inducted sitting Independent legislators.

Make or break for alliances
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Congress has a raised offer for NCP, as well as a Plan B for itself.

Prithviraj Chavan the face of Congress ad blitz
Sat, Sep 20, 2014

The BJP dismissed the Congress campaign as a ploy to deflect attention from its “misrule”.

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