AAP strolls to win as BJP's polarisation bid fails; voters bucking national trend yet again should make saffron party introspect
The Delhi election throws up several conclusions. For one, it reinforces an electoral trend that has seen voters buck the national trend and vice-versa
BJP to hold three-day meet with Maharashtra MLAs, office-bearers in Mumbai from tomorrow; upcoming local polls likely to be discussed
The BJP would be holding meetings of its Maharashtra MLAs, district-level office-bearers as well as unsuccessful Assembly poll candidates in Mumbai from Thursday
JJP chief responds to Sanjay Raut's 'no Dushyant in Maharashtra' jibe, says his party doesn't indulge in politics of intimidation
When Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was asked about the delay in the formation of government in Maharashtra despite the BJP-Sena alliance, he had said, "There is no Dushyant in Maharashtra whose father is in the jail."
NCP cartoon shows Shiv Sena's bow and arrow symbol hanging over BJP's lotus as saffron allies spar over 50:50 formula
NCP spokesperson Clyde Crasto on Tuesday shared a cartoon in which he drew the Shiv Sena's symbol bow and arrow, appearing to hang overhead and pointing directly at BJP's party symbol, the lotus
Maharashtra govt formation: Two Independent MLAs from Vidarbha extend support to BJP-Shiv Sena alliance
Two Independent MLAs, one of them backed by the Congress-NCP combine in the recently concluded Assembly polls, have declared their support to the BJP in Maharashtra, where the party and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a tussle on the division of power in the new government.
Maharashtra polls: BJP's overconfidence, downplaying of local issues behind its reduced tally in crucial Vidarbha region
Although Fadnavis referred to BJP rebels who were unhappy with compromises made during the seat sharing and ticket distribution negotiations, the party’s reduced tally can also be traced to a 'rebellion' from voters in the agrarian-dominated Vidarbha region, which also has a sizeable tribal population
BJP-Sena pitting rebel candidates, VBA hampering Congress-NCP chances in 23 seats: Maharashtra battle was a close one, but Opposition failed to sway voters
The Opposition in Maharashtra failed to convince voters that the contest is closer than it appears, largely because of its own limitations, and partly because of pliable regional media. When BJP started importing Opposition leaders ahead of the elections, not many asked why they needed to engineer these defections in the first place if the outcome was a forgone conclusion.
Ahead of Maharashtra polls, civil society groups release ‘citizen’s manifesto’; minimum wage, housing for poor among demands
The manifesto was collectively prepared by 39 NGOs and other groups in the state, including Pani Haq Samiti, Maharashtra Beghar Abhiyan, Centre For Promoting Democracy and Right to Pee. Members of around a dozen of these NGOs on Wednesday held rallies in western suburbs of Mumbai and distributed copies to voters.
In last rally before Haryana Assembly election, Narendra Modi attacks Congress over Article 370; Amit Shah canvasses in Maharashtra's tribal-dominated Nandurbar
On the last day of campaigning before the 21 October Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sharpened its attack on the Congress over the party's alleged failure in policies, especially those related to Jammu and Kashmir
Maharashtra election: Yavatmal farmer's widow, who contested LS polls, says more cultivators being pushed into moneylenders' web
Vaishali Yede gained a measure of fame for having delivered a heart-wrenching speech at the Marathi Literary Festival.
With agricultural finances stalled, Nanded banks say Fadnavis-led Maharashtra govt worsened credit crisis with shoddy farm loan waiver plan
The virtual non-delivery of farm loan waiver, and the repercussions that followed, will play a crucial role when Maharashtra goes to polls on 21 October, believes former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and a prominent Congress leader from Nanded, Ashok Chavan.
Maharashtra polls: Infighting, lack of course correction in Opposition ranks may hand BJP-Shiv Sena easy win
The Congress in Maharashtra appears to be plagued by infighting and even the takeover by Sonia Gandhi as interim president does not appear to have helped matters
Maharashtra polls: Villages in Chandrapur say will hold BJP 'accountable' in 21 Oct elections as NTFP-based self-employment takes hit
The mismanagement of the case by the forest department has cost at least 50 families in both the villages their primary livelihood, and voters have resolved to hold the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Shiv Sena combine government of Maharashtra 'accountable' in the election.
Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into arms of high-interest money lenders
If a farmer borrows Rs 1 lakh from a sahucar, he is likely to be charged anywhere between Rs 36,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh an interest each year. In Latur, targeted crop loan disbursement was almost Rs 1,900 crore for the Kharif season. The disbursement, however, is 55 percent; In Marathwada, the number stands at 31 percent.
Narendra Modi kickstarts BJP campaign in Maharashtra's Jalgaon: PM dares Opposition to promise bringing back Article 370 in manifesto
Kickstarting the BJP campaign in Maharashtra ahead of the 21 October state Assembly elections with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his speech in Marathi, 'Kasa kai Jalgaon?'
Maharashtra polls: At Pimpri-Chinchwad rally, Devendra Fadnavis claims Congress-NCP 'has already accepted defeat'
The Assembly polls in Maharashtra are scheduled to take place on 21 October, and the votes will be counted on 24 October
Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt
People in Vidarbha and Marathwada seem to have a positive view of the Narendra Modi govt at Centre, but offer mixed opinions on the BJP-led state government
Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: Marathas happy with BJP's quota move in Marathwada, cite decreasing farm income
Over a year after the Maratha agitators took to the streets of various cities in Maharashtra to press for a host of demands, the Maharashtra government has only partially succeeded in placating them
Only 39% of crop loan disbursement target met in poll-bound Aurangabad; farmers seek private lenders as banks, political parties play blame game
In May 2019, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis okayed a 4.24 lakh crore annual credit plan, which included Rs 87,000-crore credit plan for agriculture. He urged the banks to give maximum loans to farmers by being sensitive in order to achieve the target.