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Maharashtra MLC Seats

May 13, 2020
NCP, INC, Shiv Sena, BJP

On 12 May, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray filed his nomination for the upcoming polls in the state. These polls will be filling up the Maharashtra MLC seats. Moreover, Mr Thackeray will now win a seat of the legislative council with ease. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay said that the polls for the 9 seats of MLC will be unopposed. Shiv Sena held a discussion with Congress regarding the polls. The former explained about how it’s time […]

MLC Election

On 10 May, NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) declared 2 candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra MLC election. BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has announced four candidates. Shiva Sena and Congress declared two candidates each for the polls. This takes the total number of candidates for the Maharashtra MLC election to 10. But the total number of seats are 9 and so, it will be a dreadful defeat for the one who doesn’t win a seat. The Maharashtra […]

BJP-Shiv Sena Reunion in Maharashtra

Enthused by an overwhelming mandate in General Elections this year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be on a mission mode to make the country Congress-free. To achieve this goal, the party would like to keep all its allies together. However, ambitious and erstwhile dominant regional parties – as BJP allies – sometimes fail to realise the might and sway of ‘Modi magic’ and the changing political landscape of the country. BJP -Shiv […]

BJP-NCP: Secret Deal ?

November 17, 2014
BJP NCP Alliance

One man’s loss is another man’s gain! The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has gained as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) antagonised the Shiv Sena over the issue of share in the government.   Discredited and doomed before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the NCP grabbed its chances and catapulted itself into the position of kingmaker in the state with some smart decisions such as severing all ties with the Congress before the state elections and thereafter, […]

Cabinet Expansion 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers by inducting 21 new ministers at a swearing-in ceremony held on Sunday in Delhi. With this expansion, the BJP has tried to maintain a balance between regional representation, caste, professions and merit, with an eye on future polls. The ministers sworn-in include four Cabinet Ministers , three MoS (Independent charge) and 14 Ministers of State (MoS). Four Cabinet appointments The Defence Ministry has gone to Manohar Parikkar, […]

Is shiv sena support to bjp a clever political move

After a brief and dramatic separation just before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the BJP and the Shiv Sena are courting each other in full public glare for the past few days at the altar of power! As I write this piece, the Sena has blinked at the Lotus that has bloomed in glory in Maharashtra politics. Yet, what makes their love-hate-love story more twisty and twirly is the BJP’s overlooking of the advances from a […]

new chief minister of maharashtra - devendra fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis is now the cynosure of all eyes as the 44-year-old leader has been chosen to head the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government as Chief Minister. Fadnavis certainly has the political pedigree to justify his selection. He started off his political career from the grassroots and went on to be appointed president of Yuva Morcha, BJP’s youth wing in 1989. Soon after, at the young age of 27, he was elected as the Mayor of […]

Will BJP and Shiv Sena make an alliance in Maharashtra for government formation

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena are struggling like estranged couples. Latest reports suggest that both are ready for reconciliation and the post-poll alliance seems possible in the coming few days. Though both the parties hurled abuses and accusations on each other during election and even after that, the patch-up between the estranged partners seem possible now. Recent Developments in BJP and Shiv Sena On Tuesday, BJP had shed its initial reservations and sent […]

devendra fednavis- most likely CM candidate

The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single-largest party in Maharashtra assembly poll. Though short of majority, the BJP can form a coalition government in the state. As the contours of political situation are gradually emerging in the wake of the October 15 Assembly elections in the state, BJP state president Devendra Fadnavis is leading the race for the party’s chief ministerial choice in Maharashtra. The factors that strengthen Fadanvis’ candidature for the coveted […]

BJP wins in Haryana and Maharashtra

So the results for the two assembly elections are out. BJP has a clear majority in Haryana, and is the largest party in Maharashtra. At the tie of writing this article, NCP has already offered unconditional outside support to BJP, so a BJP government is certain in both these states. However, we have got Maharashtra numbers wrong. It does not often happen that we get our numbers wrong. In Haryana, we are almost perfect, within […]

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