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.
Bhagwat said people should give some more time to the government for expedition and efficient execution of its policies.
The demand for Sonia’s rallies from constituencies in tribal belt of north Maharashtra and Vidarbha have been rising.
After NCP attack, Congress tries to corner Ajit Pawar by raking up his ‘pee’ comment; Sena accuses BJP of betrayal.
In its election manifesto, the party has made a special mention of Vidarbha.
Prithviraj Chavan has a 10-point agenda to target Modi and push him in the back-foot.
Toilets are a pressing need in much of Maharashtra, with 47 per cent of its households having none.
‘After Madison Square Garden, it’s going to be Mahalaxmi Race Course’
Almost 3 lakh people lost jobs because of closure of small scale sectors in the last 15 years, said Fadnavis.
The party leadership’s primary concern was how to connect to the masses with a strong message in a short time.
To launch massive ‘Mulukh Maidan’ campaign from tomorrow.
I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar described the 'developments' as not a split, but a 'new turning point'.
The BJP has fielded candidates in 257 seats, leaving 31 for its smaller allies.