Two days after BJP patriarch LK Advani held the Shiv Sena responsible for breaking ties with his party, the Sena on Sunday shot back at the octogenarian saying his party failed to provide him with complete information on the alliance breakdown.
Congress in Maharashtra on Thursday alleged that the state BJP government has "no constitutional legitimacy" and said that it is examining legal options after the controversial trust vote in the Assembly.
The next political move of the newly -installed BJP government in Maharashtra, slated to prove its majority in the Assembly in a special session beginning tomorrow, is keenly watched against the backdrop of its former ally Shiv Sena today warning BJP against taking support of NCP for survival.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday created history in Haryana by securing a clear majority on its own for the first time and finished as the single largest party in a hung house in Maharashtra, leaving former ally and runner up Shiv Sena high and dry.
BJP won three of the six Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in the bypolls for which results were announced today with two daughters of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde among the victors and one of them won by a whopping seven lakh votes in Maharashtra.
Hailing BJP's assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, Telangana BJP leaders on Sunday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and party units in both the states.
Even as NCP suffered reverses in its citadel of Pune district with just three out of 21 seats in its kitty, party leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar romped home with a thumping margin of about 90,000 votes in the family pocket-borough of Baramati.
Describing the Konkan region as "gateway to prosperity" Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the erstwhle Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of neglecting it and vowed to boost its economic development if BJP is voted to power in the state.