Shiv Sena candidate Trupti Sawant was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly in the prestigious by-poll from Bandra East constituency after she trounced her main opponent Congress heavyweight and former Home Minister Narayan Rane hours after the counting of votes began on Wednesday.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has condemned the Shiv Sena`s demand that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked as the community has often been used to play vote bank politics and said that snatching away the fundamental right is a threat to the nation`s democracy.
Amid a row over snooping on close relatives of Subhash Chandra Bose, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said keeping a watch was a general practice of any government and even he was under watch during his tenure as Home Minister of Maharashtra years ago.
Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon on Thursday lashed criticised the Andhra Pradesh police for the Chittoor incident, accusing the force of faking the encounter and terming it a case of 'extra-judicial killing'.
Armed with numbers provided by the Co-operation Department, Opposition NCP on Wednesday picked holes in a Maharashtra Government scheme aimed at freeing farmers from clutches of private moneylenders and claimed the amount allocated for it far exceeds the actual debt amount.
BJP on Wednesday dubbed as mere poll talk the comment by NCP Chief Sharad Pawar that the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra will fall apart ahead of BMC polls and asserted that the government will complete its term.
The intra-party feud between the two top NCP leaders from Satara district worsened, after Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar expressed his resolve today to check what he called fellow NCP MP Udayanraje Bhonsle's "terror ideology".
Following opposition's attack on his government over yesterday's jail-break incident in Nagpur, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday alleged that the previous government had not taken action against the jailer despite receiving several complaints.
Stating that buildings of 379 Zilla Parishad schools in the Marathwada region have been declared dangerous, the government said here today that it would ensure a structural audit of such buildings by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Opposition Congress and NCP in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly warned the Fadnavis-led BJP-Sena government that it would take to the streets in protest against any new taxes to compensate for losses incurred after scrapping the Local Body Tax (LBT).
Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements.