Maharashtra polls: Congress to kickstart campaign from Tuljapur

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.

MPCC chief targets BJP, NCP over Prez rule

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.

Maharashtra polls: Congress-NCP standoff continues

The standoff between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party over sharing of seats for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continues with another round of meeting between the two allies.

Maharashtra polls: Congress wary as NCP delays seat-sharing response

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 holds discussions to decide candidates for 174 Maha seats

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.

Narayan Rane to quit Congress, float new political party?

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.

NCP should not speak to us through media: Congress

Maharashtra Congress chief Manikrao Thakre today criticised alliance partner NCP for going public about its demand regarding the seat-sharing for coming assembly polls.

Manikrao Thakre bats for Muslim reservation

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.

Datta Meghe quits Congress with his two sons; to join BJP

Former Congress MP Datta Meghe has quit the party with his two sons and indicated that he would join BJP on July 5.

Maharashtra CM, state Cong chief meet Sonia

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.

Pawar meets Congress, NCP leaders from Maharashtra

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.

Congress, NCP join hands for election to 5 seats of Maharashtra Council

The ruling alliance partners Congress and NCP will jointly contest the elections to the five seats of Maharashtra Legislative Council.

Congress issues show-cause notice to Maharashtra dissidents Sawant, Bordikar

Cracking the whip against the dissidents, Maharashtra unit of Congress has issued show-cause notices to two legislators for indulging in anti-party activities.

No need for Chavan to resign: Maharashtra Congress chief

Maharashtra Congress chief Manikrao Thakre today came to the defence of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over the Adarsh commission report issue, saying that there was no need for him to resign.

MPCC top brass reviews preparations for Rahul Gandhi`s visit

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.

Thakre backs Sena`s proposal on Race Course land

Maharashtra Congress chief Manikrao Thakre on Thursday came out in support of Shiv Sena`s demand that a garden should be developed at the existing Mahalaxmi Race Course in Central Mumbai.

No need for CM`s apology on Ajit Pawar`s crass remarks: MPCC

MPCC prez Manikrao Thakre on Wednesday said that there was no need to drag CM Prithviraj Chavan into the controversial remarks of Ajit Pawar.

Politics starts over Thane building collapse

MPCC president Manikrao Thakre said the responsibility to keep track of illegal structures lies with the local authorities.

AICC reshuffle on the cards

Anointed number two in Congress, Rahul Gandhi is expected to bring in a blend of youth and experience in a reshuffle of AICC office bearers to prepare for next year`s Lok Sabha elections.

Congress supporters will flood Gujarat to shake Modi’s throne

Ahead of the Gujarat elections around ten thousand Congress supporters are expected to reach Modi’s bastion in a hope to overturn his throne.