Fadnavis's wife admits that before she met Devendra, her 'impression about politicians and politics was not very good'.
It seems unlikely that any Shiv Sena minister will be sworn in tomorrow, says BJP General Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
The BJP’s list of dos and don’ts form part of the back channel negotiations, which also include discussions on cabinet berths.
The swearing-in ceremony will take place on October 31 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Choice of Khattar, Fadnavis suggests new premium on hard work and organisational ability.
The meeting to elect the Legislature Party Leader and the Chief Minister designate will be held at 11 am at Vidhan Bhavan.
BJP to elect its CM on October 27, negotiations with Sena to wait
Party to elect its CM on October 27, swearing-in likely on Oct 29-30
The NCP needs the BJP to keep its presence in state politics.
Devendra Fadnavis declined to comment on his meeting with Gadkari.
PM Modi to host dinner for allies on October 26, Uddhav likely to attend.
The development has brought out the much-speculated turf war in Nagpur (between Gadkari and Fadnavis) out in open.
Offers 2:1 split of Cabinet but will keep CM, Home, Finance, Urban Development
MNS managed to win only Junnar (district Pune) Assembly seat while in 2009, the party had won 13 seats.
Mellowed Shiv Sena waits to be called, while NCP pledges support.
The MNS has always targeted the same 26 per cent vote bank in Mumbai which is the traditional base of Sena.
In 2009, BJP had won 46 of the 119 seats it contested.
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.
Both the Shiv Sena and the BJP have already declared ceasefire against each other, but are not keen on revealing their plans.
Amit Shah to hold meeting to chart strategy.
BJP leaders would not show their cards on that option if they fail to reach 145 out of 288.
Probe repeat telecast of Madison Square Garden speech: Congress
Why BJP’s rivals are giving the elections a Maharashtra-vs-Gujarat spin
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.
Colleagues describe how he is involved at every level from booth management to budget decisions.
Modi’s rallies have been planned to target Sharad Pawar in his bastion in western Maharashtra.
On Thursday, Modi clearly skipped the mention of both Shiv Sena and MNS.
Jaitley ruled out talks with Pakistan and praised Indian forces for a “commendable” job in the “face of these unprovoked acts of aggression”.
Maharashtra elections, Maharashtra polls, Maharashtra assembly polls, United in attack on Modi, NCP, Sena, MNS keep open a post-poll possibility
The BJP’s decision to go it alone in the state has forced Uddhav and Raj to redraw their poll plans.
The BJP has taken its campaign to the level of that in the Lok Sabha elections, with a meticulous plan constituency by constituency.
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.
Says BJP wants to split Mumbai from state, may back Sena for cause of Marathi Manoos.
Raj Thackeray discusses the Shiv Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP splits, the MNS roadmap, and Narendra Modi.
In Marathwada, the MNS chief cited the example of a Maharashtrian industrial who went to Himachal Pradesh to set up an industry.
While Modi did not name the Shiv Sena, it was clear that his target was the BJP’s former ally.