RPI chief Athawale hoping for berth in Centre

Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale on Monday said he was hoping that BJP would keep its promise to make him a Minister at the Centre.

RPI chief Ramdas Athawale hoping for berth in Centre

Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Monday said he was hoping that BJP would keep its promise to make him a Minister at the Centre.

Denied cabinet berth, RPI threatens to pull out of 'Mahayuti'

Accusing the BJP of not fulfiling its promise of giving a ministerial berth to RPI in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, its chief Ramdas Athawale on Thursday asked the saffron party to get its act right, or risk the breakdown of 'Mahayuti'.

Shiv Sena ready to form Maharashtra govt with BJP: Athawale

Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale, who met Uddhav Thackeray here on Friday, said the Shiv Sena is ready to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for government formation in Maharashtra.

BJP in favour of allying with Sena not NCP, claims Athawale

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.

Dangle supports Sena, defies Athawale's decision to back BJP

Arjun Dangle, a spokesperson of Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party Of India, on Monday declared support to Shiv Sena for the next month's Maharashtra assembly elections.

I got Rajya Sabha seat for Athawale: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Monday made an embarrassing revelation here that he had personally intervened to secure a Rajya Sabha seat for Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Squabbling over allocation of number of seats

The squabbling over allocation of number of seats to parties constituting 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance of Shiv Sena, BJP and four junior partners) continued on Wednesday with three small partners of the saffron constituents deciding to quit the combine.

Athawale claims Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP

As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party.

Ally RPI asks Sena-BJP to break deadlock over seat-sharing

With the seat-sharing talks between BJP and Shiv Sena making no headway, the RPI, a constituent of opposition 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance) in Maharashtra, on Tuesday asked the leaders of two saffron parties to resolve the differences and unite to overthrow the Congress-NCP regime.

'Will go solo if Sena, BJP give RPI(A)raw deal in seat sharing'

RPI(A) chief Ramdas Athawale, whose party is one of the constituents of Mahayuti supporting the NDA government, Wednesday sought to put the Sena-BJP led alliance on notice over allocation of seats for forthcoming Assembly elections, saying the dalit outfit will go alone if it is given a raw deal by the "bigger parties".

Ramdas Athawale visits landslide hit Malin

Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Friday visited Malin village in the Pune district where landslide struck on Wednesday morning, and said he would donate his one month`s salary as Rajya Sabha member to the Chief Minister`s relief fund.

Maha polls: RPI(A) demands 20 seats in saffron alliance

Ramdas Athawale-led RPI(A), a constituent of the Mahayuti (grand alliance) led by Shiv Sena-BJP, on Tuesday scaled down its demand from 47 seats to 20 in the alliance for the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Avoid over confidence: Athawale`s advice to BJP-Shiv Sena

Ramdas Athawale-led RPI, a constituent of the Mahayuti (grand alliance) cautioned its allies BJP-Shiv Sena against becoming "over confident" while facing the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls.

Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, says ready to fight against MNS chief

After her miserable electoral debut in Lok Sabha elections, Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant today joined Ramdas Athawale-led RPI and said she would not hesitate to contest the upcoming assembly polls against MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

NDA to bag 300 Lok Sabha seats: RPI chief Athawale

Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said BJP-led NDA, of which his party is a constituent, would win 300 Lok Sabha seats and come to power at the Centre.

NDA will provide a strong central government, says Athawale

Seeking a cabinet berth in the central government after the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) forms the next government, Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale said here on Tuesday that Narendra Modi would provide a strong government.

Raj Thackeray dancing to Congress-NCP tunes, says Athawale

Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale alleged on Wednesday that MNS chief Raj Thackeray had fielded candidates against the alliance at the behest of Congress and NCP.

BJP gives Maharashtra RS seat to Athawale, Javadekar left out

BJP on Monday gifted its lone Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra to its ally RPI leader Ramdas Athawale as it declared its remaining five candidates for the February 7 election to the Upper House.

Rajya Sabha polls: Athawale likely to be nominated as Sena-BJP candidate

RPI (A) leader Ramdas Athawale is likely to be nominated as the Sena-BJP candidate for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for February 7.