Post Lok Sabha, Assembly polls high on Cong-NCP agenda in Maharashtra

Even as counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls will be taken up on May 16, the ruling alliance partners Congress and NCP have decided to launch preparations for Assembly elections slated later this year.

Cong-NCP coalition is indifferent to cause of farmers: Uddhav

A day after Prithviraj Chavan announced bringing about a white paper on irrigation, Uddhav Thackeray said the ruling Congress and NCP coalition are merely doing a lip service to the cause of drought-hit farmers.

Two Thackerays are hand in glove, say Cong-NCP

Congress and NCP hit out at MNS chief Raj Thackeray for supporting Shiv Sena-BJP in the mayoral election of neighbouring Thane Municipal Corporation.

Cong-NCP decide to leave election-time feud behind

Congress and NCP, Maharashtra`s ruling coalition partners,agreed that personal attacks during election campaign for zilla parishads were uncalled.

`No truck with MNS, vote-share will help Cong-NCP`

Making light of the `MNS factor` in
the February 16 Mumbai civic polls, CM Prithviraj Chavan said.

Cong-NCP in verbal war over poll alliance in Goa

A war of words has erupted between
Congress and NCP leaders in Goa amidst the ongoing alliance
talks between the two parties for the forthcoming state
Assembly polls.

MNS, other parties crucial for defeating Cong-NCP: Gadkari

Supporting senior BJP leader
Gopinath Munde`s suggestion of a tri-partite alliance, party
chief Nitin Gadkari said MNS and other parties are
impt for defeating the ruling Cong-NCP combine in the
state.

Cong-NCP to get comfortable majority in Maharashtra: Chavan

As polling ended in Maharashtra,
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday expressed confidence that
the ruling Congress-NCP combine would get a comfortable
majority in the 288-member Assembly on its own.

Cong-NCP confident of forming govt

Allies Congress and NCP on Tuesday
expressed confidence to form government as assembly elections
drew to a close today.

Battle for Big Brother

You might have thought that the conclusion of General Elections 2009 in May signalled an end to the confusion and chaos about political partnerships. How wrong could you be!

Battle for Big Brother

You might have thought that the conclusion of General Elections 2009 in May signalled an end to the confusion and chaos about political partnerships. How wrong could you be!

Cong-NCP failed to control prices, defeat it: Advani to voters

The Congress-NCP government in
Maharashtra has cheated people by not controlling the
spiralling prices of essential commodities, senior BJP leader
L K Advani said here on Saturday.

Cong-NCP indulging in `political terrorism` in Maha: BJP

BJP on Wednesday submitted a memorandum
to the Election Commission of India alleging that the ruling coalition of Congress and NCP in Maharashtra was indulging in
"political terrorism.

MNS ready to support Cong-NCP or Sena-BJP after polls

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
chief Raj Thackeray on Friday said he would support a winning
party or alliance after Maharashtra assembly polls be it
Congress-NCP or Shiv Sena-BJP.

Tough bargaining on over Maha seats between Cong & NCP

Tough negotiations between
the Congress and NCP for the coming Assembly elections in
Maharashtra were said to be on amidst indications NCP might
settle for less than what it had contested in the previous
polls.

`I will not break alliance with Cong for a few seats`

Amid tough bargaining with the
Congress for seat sharing in the next month`s Assembly
elections, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Sunday night said he would not like the alliance to break up for the sake of a few seats.

Seat sharing for Maha polls: NCP favours 2004 formula

Amid reports that the NCP may settle for a few less seats than it contested in the 2004 Maharashtra Assembly elections, a senior leader of the Pawar-led party on Sunday said it would
favour the same seat sharing formula.

Old seat-sharing formula with NCP in Maha ruled out: Cong

Congress on Monday night remained
non-committal on the issue of alliance with NCP for assembly
polls in Maharashtra but ruled out agreeing to the
formulation.

YSR`s demise puts Cong-NCP poll pact issue on a backburner

A decision on a Congress-NCP poll pact for the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra has been put on a backburner following the death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

Republican factions unite; not to align with Cong-NCP

Three factions of the Republican
Party of India on Thursday presented a united face ahead of Assembly
elections in Maharashtra and said it will not align with
ruling Congress-NCP combine for the poll.