BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday took a dig at former prime minister Manmohan Singh saying he always kept "mum" on various issues in contrast to his successor Narendra Modi who is an "articulate" prime minister.
The Congress-NCP alliance government in Maharashtra is likely to announce its decision on the proposal of a cabinet sub-committee for 20 per cent reservation for Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions, after June 20.
Asserting that the Congress-NCP coalition had worked tirelessly for all inclusive development of the state in the last 15 years, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today expressed confidence that people would once again repose faith in them for the next five years.
Arvind Kejriwal`s Aam Aadmi Party is in neck-and-neck race with BJP for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi while BJP-Shiv Sena combine has a clear edge in Maharashtra, a pre-poll survey on Monday predicted.
Claiming that people were ready to dislodge the 15-year-old Congress-NCP regime in Maharashtra, the five-party opposition alliance `Mahayuti` on Sunday announced that it would launch a statewide programme where effigies of 16 `corrupt` ministers would be burnt.
With an eye on the Assembly polls due next year, the Congress-NCP alliance government announced that the current residents of the slums in Mumbai, built before 1995, will be eligible for rehabilitation schemes.
The Shiv Sena-BJP combine in
Maharashtra forged an alliance with the Republican Party
of India faction led by Ramdas Athawale ahead of civic
polls and announced a rally on June 9 against the Congress-NCP