Friday, Oct 31, 2014



I used to call him sir, have never demanded his time: Amruta Fadnavis
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Fadnavis's wife admits that before she met Devendra, her 'impression about politicians and politics was not very good'.

Shiv Sena to skip Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in today
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

It seems unlikely that any Shiv Sena minister will be sworn in tomorrow, says BJP General Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Say sorry to PM, Amit Shah: BJP rubs it in for Shiv Sena
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The BJP’s list of dos and don’ts form part of the back channel negotiations, which also include discussions on cabinet berths.

Will follow Modi model: Fadnavis
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The swearing-in ceremony will take place on October 31 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Modi-Shah think beyond caste-region in making state picks
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Choice of Khattar, Fadnavis suggests new premium on hard work and organisational ability.

Shiv Sena MPs attend Narendra Modi’s function, BJP MLAs to pick leader on Tuesday
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The meeting to elect the Legislature Party Leader and the Chief Minister designate will be held at 11 am at Vidhan Bhavan.

Maharashtra gears up for swearing-in at Wankhede
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

BJP to elect its CM on October 27, negotiations with Sena to wait

BJP plans mega swearing-in at Wankhede
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Party to elect its CM on October 27, swearing-in likely on Oct 29-30

Sharad Pawar the omnipresent, now trying to remain so
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

The NCP needs the BJP to keep its presence in state politics.

Devendra Fadnavis set to be Maharashtra Chief Minister, Nitin Gadkari says ‘happy in Delhi’
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Devendra Fadnavis declined to comment on his meeting with Gadkari.

Will back BJP, work out details after Diwali: Sena
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

PM Modi to host dinner for allies on October 26, Uddhav likely to attend.

Gadkari gets backing of 39 MLAs, all of whom first supported Fadnavis for Maharashtra CMs post
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

The development has brought out the much-speculated turf war in Nagpur (between Gadkari and Fadnavis) out in open.

BJP opened back channel talks with Shiv Sena, but says will retain CM’s post and four key portfolios
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Offers 2:1 split of Cabinet but will keep CM, Home, Finance, Urban Development

MNS blueprint fails to connect with voters
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

MNS managed to win only Junnar (district Pune) Assembly seat while in 2009, the party had won 13 seats.

Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP set to get both power and Pawar
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Mellowed Shiv Sena waits to be called, while NCP pledges support.

Assembly Polls 2014: MNS ‘blueprint’ fails to connect with electorate
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The MNS has always targeted the same 26 per cent vote bank in Mumbai which is the traditional base of Sena.

In free-for-all state battle, results to test Modi mojo
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

In 2009, BJP had won 46 of the 119 seats it contested.

Just before verdict, Munde’s daughter Pankaja plays her card: ‘I am CM nominee, true mass leader’
Sat, Oct 18, 2014

The daughter of the man who was once the party’s face in the state has staked her claim for the chief minister’s post.

BJP, Sena plan next moves
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Both the Shiv Sena and the BJP have already declared ceasefire against each other, but are not keen on revealing their plans.

Polling over, Sena and BJP plot post-result moves
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Amit Shah to hold meeting to chart strategy.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: 5 parties, 145 target, many possibilities
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

BJP leaders would not show their cards on that option if they fail to reach 145 out of 288.

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

Probe repeat telecast of Madison Square Garden speech: Congress

In Mumbai 2014, throwback to Bombay 1956-60
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Why BJP’s rivals are giving the elections a Maharashtra-vs-Gujarat spin

Mumbai, I am yours: Modi
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Modi’s rally was his third and last in Mumbai. Borivali on the western suburbs has a mixed population of Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians.

‘Karyakarta’ who never stops working
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Colleagues describe how he is involved at every level from booth management to budget decisions.

In BJP’s Mission 145, rural seats hold the key
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Modi’s rallies have been planned to target Sharad Pawar in his bastion in western Maharashtra.

‘Bring the curtain down on coalition era in state’
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

On Thursday, Modi clearly skipped the mention of both Shiv Sena and MNS.

Jaitley warns Pakistan, Modi praises troops as ceasefire violations continue
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Jaitley ruled out talks with Pakistan and praised Indian forces for a “commendable” job in the “face of these unprovoked acts of aggression”.

In common regional tongue, a common possible objective
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Maharashtra elections, Maharashtra polls, Maharashtra assembly polls, United in attack on Modi, NCP, Sena, MNS keep open a post-poll possibility

In face of Modi, the big gun, Sena cousins declare ceasefire
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

The BJP’s decision to go it alone in the state has forced Uddhav and Raj to redraw their poll plans.

BJP sends entire central cabinet, Congress waits for Sonia and Rahul
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

The BJP has taken its campaign to the level of that in the Lok Sabha elections, with a meticulous plan constituency by constituency.

The Dalit vote, with Athawale on board
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Although the Congress and NCP tried to rope him in following the breakdown of the alliance with the Shiv Sena, Ramdas Athawale chose to stick to the BJP.

Raj targets Modi: ‘has hidden agenda’
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Says BJP wants to split Mumbai from state, may back Sena for cause of Marathi Manoos.

PM used Thackeray as pretext, it won’t help: Raj Thackeray
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Raj Thackeray discusses the Shiv Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP splits, the MNS roadmap, and Narendra Modi.

To counter BJP, rivals target ‘outsider’ PM
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

In Marathwada, the MNS chief cited the example of a Maharashtrian industrial who went to Himachal Pradesh to set up an industry.

PM Narendra Modi dismisses post-poll window, says ‘can’t work with party which shut door on us’
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

While Modi did not name the Shiv Sena, it was clear that his target was the BJP’s former ally.