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Maharashtra elections: 'big brother’ congress to contest 147 seats, Opposition's alliance yet to be declared

The NCP has so far declared only 97 names, but sources in the party said that the party had nominated 124 candidates in all. Both the Congress and the NCP list included nominations of some smaller allies who have agreed to contest on the symbol of the two parties.

Congress set to announce first set of Maharashtra candidates soon

The Congress has been jolted by its poor performance in the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, when it won only one seat in the entire state. In the other seats it contested, the party candidates came a distant second.


Assembly elections facing tough battle, Cong turns focus to ‘Super 60’

Elections for the 288 Assembly seats in the state are scheduled in October. In the 2014 state polls, the Congress, which ended up winning 42 seats, had lost another 40 seats by a narrow margin.

Maharashtra: Congress demands complete loan waiver in flood-affected areas

Congress state president Balasaheb Thorat said that the BJP-led government at the Centre and in the state should forthwith waive farm loans in these areas taking into account the “unprecedented” loss caused to agriculture.

Turncoats will sink BJP’s boat: Ashok Chavan

Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar was among those who switched over on Wednesday. Buzz is also the rife that several other legislators from the party are in touch with the ruling party.

Will try to unite all Oppn parties against BJP, take VBA on board: Maharashtra Congress chief

During the Lok Sabha election, the NCP, the alliance partner of Congress, was in favour of also bringing the MNS on board. However, the Congress reportedly rejected the idea, citing their “ideological differences” with the MNS.


Maharashtra: Congress to contest state polls with one president, five working chiefs

While naming former state revenue minister Vijay (Balasaheb) Thorat as the Congress president on Saturday evening, Congress also appointed five working presidents to overcome infighting within the party unit.

Explained: Why Congress nosedived to its historic low in Maharashtra

In 2014, Congress had received 88.30 lakh votes collectively in 48 seats of Maharashtra. In 2019 elections, the voter count has come down to 88 lakh. This means, it not only failed to add new voters but even those who were with the party in 2014, turned their backs on it.

Explained: Why Congress' position as Maharashtra's principal opposition party is on a shaky wicket

At a time when Maharashtra state elections are barely five months away, the Congress's status as the principal opposition party in the state legislative assembly itself is under a cloud.

Ashok Chavan asks Fadnavis to apologise for 'dog' barb at Opposition

Chavan also asked Fadnavis to apologise to the people of the state over his remark. Fadnavis had on Sunday said none of the opposition leaders, who have come together against the BJP, has a national stature.