The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday reiterated its offer of external support to the Bharatiya Janata Party for forming a government in Maharashtra and added that it was yet to hear from the leaders of the single-largest in the state.
After BJP's decision to go solo in Haryana paid off with the party storming to power for the first time on its own, the race for chief minister's post has now intensified with names of many aspirants doing rounds.
Good show by BJP in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls will give further impetus to the Modi government to push ahead with key economic reforms, including GST, industry body Assocham said on Sunday.
Reacting to Congress' poorest performance in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, party president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that her party accepts the verdict in both the states with humility.
The BJP has secured the biggest ever victory in both Maharashtra and Haryana...our 'Congress-mukt abhiyan' mission has moved two steps ahead as the party is not even in a position to get Leader of Opposition post in both the states, says BJP president Amit Shah.
Coming to the defence of Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Kamal Nath today said there was no need for him to resign in the wake of the poll debacle but felt that the party should introspect and put its house in order.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Nitin Gadkari, late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan`s daughter Poonam, former Maharashtra Deputy CM Vijaysinh Mohite Patil are a few of the 29 new entrants to the 16th Lok Sabha among the 48 MPs from Maharashtra.