Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and MPCC president Manikrao Thakre are all set to kickstart the first leg of election campaign for the Congress by holding a public rally in the pilgrim town of Tuljapur in Marathwada's Osmanabad district on Tuesday.
Terming as "unfortunate" the imposition of President's rule in Maharashtra on the eve of Assembly elections, state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre on Monday said there was no urgency for such a move and alleged it was outcome of a "covert deal" between the NCP and BJP.
Congress's alliance with NCP in Maharashtra appears headed for trouble as the Sharad Pawar- led party is yet to give a "positive response" to the former's proposal for seat-sharing for the upcoming Assembly polls.
Congress on Saturday deliberated on selection of candidates for 174 seats in Maharashtra, which it had contested in the last assembly polls, with no seat arrangement still decided with Sharad Pawar's NCP for the October 15 vote.
Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane, who resigned as the Industries Minister from the cabinet of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan owing to some differences with the latter a fortnight ago, may resign from the primary membership of the party on Tuesday.
Supporting reservation for Muslims in jobs and education, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thakre on Tuesday said it should be done without affecting the existing reservation policy.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre today met party President Sonia Gandhi against the backdrop of the party`s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections in the state.
Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar here on Sunday met leaders of the ruling NCP and Congress alliance in Maharashtra to discuss the political situation ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, and the preparations for the Assembly elections.
Maharashtra Minister for Social Justice and District Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe and the MPCC president Manikrao Thakre reviewed preparations on Thursday, for Congress Working Committee president Rahul Gandhi`s visit here.