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‘No 50-50 Formula Was Decided’: Amid Pressure from Shiv Sena, Fadnavis Confident of Retaining CM Chair

The BJP and the Sena, with 105 and 56 seats respectively in the new Assembly, are locked in a bitter tussle over sharing of power. Mumbai: Maharashtra’s caretaker chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is confident of forming the government in the state with the support of Shiv Sena, sources said, adding that the BJP and the Uddhav Thackeray-led party had not agreed to a 50-50 formula for power sharing. Party sources said Fadnavis had denied there was need for a ‘Plan B’ even as the Sena continued to flex its muscle. The…


BJP Open to the Idea of Offering Deputy CM Post in Maharashtra to Shiv Sena, Says Amit Shah

Amit Shah, in an exclusive interview , denied there was any rift with the Sena camp over its statements that the next chief minister of Maharashtra should be a Shiv Sainik, but made the BJP’s position on the issue clear. New Delhi: Clearing his party’s stand on Shiv Sena’s demand for deputy chief ministership, BJP president and union home minister Amit Shah has indicated BJP is open to the idea of offering the post to its ally but said Devendra Fadnavis will continue as Maharashtra CM if NDA comes to…


NCP State Vice President, Several Others Join BJP in Jammu

Others who joined the saffron party included president ex-servicemen Tilak Raj, PDP leader Surinder Khajuria and leaders of Valmiki Samaj led by Asif Gill besides a number of political and social activists, Jammu: Dozens of political and social activists including a senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday joined the BJP here, a party official said. NCP state vice president Krishan Kumar Dingra along with chairman of Scheduled Caste and Backward Class cell Rattan Chand, state cashier Dewan Chand and joint state secretary Ved Raj Bharti joined the…


Stage Set for a Triangular Contest in Pala Bypoll as BJP Announces its Candidate

NDA declared, N Hari, the Kottayam district president of BJP, as its candidate. In the last 2016 elections, N Hari had secured 17.76 per cent votes to the shock of both LDF and the United Democratic Front. Thiruvananthapuram: The Pala Assembly constituency is all set to witness a repeat of the 2016 election as the CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have decide to repeat the same candidates for the upcoming bypoll on September 23. NDA declared, N Hari, the Kottayam district president of BJP,…


BJP Calls 12-Hour Bandh in Barrackpore to Protest Attack on Party MP in West Bengal Today

MP Arjun Singh suffered head injuries on Sunday when police allegedly indulged in baton charge at Kankinara in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district to lift a road blockade by a group of persons. New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday gave a 12-hour bandh call in Barrackpore constituency on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on BJP MP Arjun singh. Singh suffered head injuries on Sunday when police allegedly indulged in baton charge at Kankinara in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district to lift a road blockade by a group…