Denying that there was any bitterness in its approach towards its former ally Shiv Sena on the issue of the Sena's participation in the Maharashtra government, BJP on Thursday said it was sure something good will emerge out of the talks between the two parties.
Union Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday congratulated Devendra Fadvanis after he was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in Maharashtra. Fadvanis is now officially appointment as the first BJP chief minister of the state.
BJP's 42-year-old Maharashtra unit chief Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis was on Tuesday unanimously chosen as the BJP legislative party leader paving way for him to take over as the new chief minister of Maharashtra.
Over a week after the party's victory in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls, Delhi BJP has conveyed to the party leadership its preference for facing fresh polls in the city than taking power without having a majority.
Breaking the lull post Maharashtra Assembly election results, senior state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Tawde on Sunday announced that the party is willing to form a government in Maharashtra in alliance with the Shiv Sena.
Minister of State for Finance and Energy in the former Democratic Front government in Maharashtra Rajendra Mulak, who lost the October 15 Assembly election from Kamptee seat here, secured the highest number of votes among his Congress colleagues in Vidarbha.
As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications today that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party.
Amid signs of a rapprochement, all Shiv Sena MPs will attend the high tea being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Sunday for NDA MPs even as RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was "very keen" on forming a government with BJP in Maharashtra.
Amidst speculations that senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari could be drafted in as Maharashtra chief minister in place of the earlier front-runner for the post – Devendra Fadnavis, the Nagpur MP reiterated on Thursday that he was happy to stay in Delhi.
Riding high on the electoral successes in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all MPs of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over tea here on October 26.
Victory in the Maharashtra and Haryana state elections will make it easier for Modi to launch unpopular reforms to remove price caps on natural gas and diesel, which economists say will help India balance its accounts and reduce shortages of energy.
Even as BJP is playing a hardball with its estranged ally Shiv Sena over formation of government in Maharashtra, apparently in view of NCP offering an unconditional outside support, RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale today caused a flutter claiming that BJP state unit president Devendra Fadnavis is in favour of allying with Shiv Sena.
Shedding its initial reservations, BJP Tuesday signalled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra.
Goa NCP president Nilkanth Halarnkar is "not happy" with the "unconditional outside support" offered by his party to the BJP in Maharashtra after it emerged as the single largest party in the just-concluded Assembly Election.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected.