Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday claimed that the Centre imposed President's rule in the state even after the Governor had asked him to continue as caretaker chief minister.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday alleged that NCP pulled out of his government as part of a "game plan" with BJP even as NCP leader Sharad Pawar dismissed as "rumour mongering" speculation of a post-poll alliance with the saffron party.
Hitting back at Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said neither she nor her son Rahul Gandhi or her party are to be blamed for the split in the alliance in Maharashtra.
Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress Chief Minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics".
Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon said here on Sunday that even his party`s opponents would not hesitate to agree that NCP chief Sharad Pawar is the tallest leader in Maharashtra.
Following the break-up of its alliance with NCP in poll-bound Maharashtra, Congress is likely to target the Sharad Pawar-led party over corruption and non-performance of the coalition government, and accuse it of "hobnobbing" with BJP.
Campaigning for Maharashtra Assembly polls, NCP chief Sharad Pawar today slammed the NDA government at the Centre, saying no 'acche din' (good days) are in the sight as promised by the party during the Lok Sabha polls campaigning.
Even as the stalemate continues over seat sharing with its alliance partner Congress ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP's core committee met on Wednesday morning to discuss its future course of action.
Asserting that it would not be responsible for any break up of alliance with NCP, Congress in Maharashtra Tuesday asked the Sharad Pawar-led party to show flexibility and accept the seat-sharing proposal mooted by it.
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.
The petitioner in the IPL-6 spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma, on Friday said he is trying to convince Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar to contest for the Cricket Board's presidential elections.
With notification for the October 15 Maharashtra assembly elections to be issued tomorrow, the NCP today said it is still awaiting a proposal from the Congress to discuss the seat-sharing arrangement but at the same time has completed all preparations to contest the polls which are barely a month away.
Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly Elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday night chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system".
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.