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With BJP-Shiv Sena in alliance talks in Maharashtra, Rane throws hat in poll ring

BJP MP Narayan Rane announced that he has decided to contest the Lok Sabha poll independently. The announcement came a day after state CM Devendra Fadnavis and Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil held seat-sharing talks with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray

Alliance now a certainty, formal decision likely next week: Maharashtra cabinet minister

The BJP has promised to address all the critical issues raised by Sena president Uddhav Thackeray during his hour-long meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday, said sources.

Maharashtra Assembly polls nearing, most Cong big guns may opt out of Lok Sabha race

This was evident at a meeting held between AICC representatives and senior state Congress leaders in a south Mumbai hotel where probable candidates were shortlisted on Thursday.

AIADMK decision on alliance soon: Panneerselvam

Panneerselvam, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said the AIADMK was continuing talks with national and state parties on stitching an alliance for the Parliamentary polls, but did not name any party.

Day after Jantar Mantar rally, Opposition camp unsure of pre-poll tie-up

There was confusion within the Congress itself, as the party leadership has always maintained that it is in favour of strategic, state-specific tie-ups.

Congress to come up with better income scheme for farmers if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi in Valsad rally

Addressing a huge rally at Dharampur taluka in Valsad district, Rahul said, “Farmers are saying that Prime Minister please waive our loans. But the PM and Arun Jaitley said that they will not waive their loans. On the other hand, Rs 3.5 lakh crore loans of Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya have been waived.”

Mamata Banerjee’s statement on alliance with CPM a show off: Biman Bose

“No matter what has been said in Delhi yesterday, there will be no pre-poll alliance. What Mamata said was just show off,” Left Front chairman Bose told reporters at state CPM headquarters in Kolkata.

Modi in Uttarakhand HIGHLIGHTS: PM to address rally, launch development projects in Rudrapur

PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: Under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers' Welfare Scheme, multi-purpose loans of up to one lakh rupees will be made available to farmers at low interest rates of two per cent.

No possibility of joining hands with TMC in state, says Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra

He made the comments a day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, at a rally in New Delhi, spoke of a pre-poll seat-sharing agreement with anti-BJP parties including Congress.

Cong-left poll talks in West Bengal: ‘Focus is on anti-BJP, anti-Trinamool votes’

Party sources said Congress state president Somen Mitra held talks with Robin Deb, while former state president Pradip Bhattacharya spoke to CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

Priyanka Gandhi’s first acquisition: a ‘vote-cutter’, off-and-on Congress ally in Uttar Pradesh

In 2012, the Mahan Dal contested the Assembly elections alone, fielding candidates in 74 seats and getting 6.83 lakh or 0.90 per cent of the total votes polled in the state.

India is a product for BJP, its benefit goes to 10-20 of their friends, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul said, “Narendra Modi ji gives tall speeches, (saying that he) wants to change the country, (and that) nothing happened in 70 years... Narendra Modi came and he began work in India. This is their mentality, their thinking.”