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After Shiv Sena, BJP set to accept less for pact with AIADMK today

AIADMK to get 25 seats out of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry’s 40 seats; BJP to contest 8, leave 7 seats for NDA allies such as PM, DMDK, and smaller parties.

BJP using Pulwama attack for electoral gains: Shiv Sena

Even as the two parties, BJP and Shiv Sena, announced they would fight the polls together, it appears the Sena wants to send a message that it has not surrendered to the BJP and will continue to criticise it even after the alliance is announced.

Maharashtra: Alliance with BJP necessary, but people may not buy our justification, say Sena workers

The announcement of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance has evoked mixed reactions from Shiv Sainiks. While some welcomed the decision, a section of Sainiks said the move is not in the interest of the party.

Maharashtra: More than 50 BJP workers in Palghar quit amid BJP-Sena tie-up

Sources said that the BJP workers believed that Palghar Lok Sabha seat — currently occupied by the ruling party — will be handed over to the Sena.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP ready to seal deal; Rahul Gandhi to launch campaign on March 1

While the Congress and the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have almost finalised a seat-sharing pact, leaders from both the parties are also in talks with smaller parties.

Citing Hindutva and Pulwama, BJP & Sena agree on poll deal

Reiterating the demand for early construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uddhav Thackeray said, "The Ram Temple has been the common thread for an alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena; it has to be built at the earliest." 

Ex-cricketer, Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad joins Congress

Azad lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of not fulfilling the promises he had made in 2014, and the RSS, saying its ideology was harmful for the country.

Polls round the corner, BJP faces uphill task in retaining UP allies

Apna Dal warned the BJP that it will be free to take any decision if the BJP central leadership does not intervene in the functioning of its UP unit by February 20.

Jharkhand: BJP’s Godda bastion hurdle in way of Congress, allies plans

In the Mahagathbandhan camp, both the JVM and Congress have their eyes on Godda, which has a mix of castes and a substantial Muslim population, giving both parties hope. It is also low on development indices, despite a wealth of natural resources like coal.

Jignesh Mevani interview: ‘I am beyond caste, Dalits must be too… Youth see me more as youth leader now’

I accept differences with Hardik... Politics is the art of navigating, says Jignesh Mevani.

In poll season, NTR, YSR biopics spice up Andhra political drama

Starring Mammootty in the lead role, Yatra, directed by Mahi Raghav, is based on the 1,450-km-long padayatra undertaken by YSR in 2003, which helped propel the Congress to power in the state in the election held the following year.

Congress-AAP alliance: Leadership willing but distrust, open hostility in the way

According to sources in the AAP privy to the talks, the biggest sticking point for the party, which has a strong presence in Delhi but a limited role elsewhere, is the open hostility with the Congress in the Capital.