The Congress-NCP alliance in Gujarat seemed to have crumbled with Sharad Pawar-led party announcing probable candidates for by-polls at two Assembly constituencies, and the candidate for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, ahead of the Congress.
With the continuity of alliance between JD(U), RJD and Congress beyond the Assembly by-elections hotly debated, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said it would make a long journey and the Bihar experience would serve as an example for others to follow.
Amid an ongoing tussle with long-time ally NCP on seat sharing, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday warned that his party Congress will contest on all seats if there is no consensus with Sharad Pawar`s faction.
A petition in Bombay High Court has sought action against NCP Chief Sharad Pawar for luring voters to take advantage of phased schedule in Lok Sabha polls which concluded recently and vote first in Satara on April 17 and then in Mumbai on April 24 by removing the indelible ink.
The Shiv Sena Friday objected to Maharashtra Cabinet`s recent decision to give 36 hectares of land in Pune district to Sharad Pawar-led Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) for sugarcane research on a 30-year lease at Re 1.
Asserting that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has no plans to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections on its own, Maharashtra NCP president Sunil Tatkare said here on Thursday that the Congress-NCP seat sharing formula would be finalised by Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi.
NCP will not oppose the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister, party chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday.
A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the alliance of Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the upcoming Assembly Elections in the state, Sharad Pawar, president of the NCP gave his consent to it, reports said on Saturday.
NCP today said the decision to provide reservation to Muslims and Marathas has been taken by Maharashtra government after examining all legal aspects and expressed confidence that it would stand in the courts.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today questioned NCP chief Sharad Pawar`s keen interest in the Lavasa hill city project of Hindustan Construction Company, saying he did not pursue the development schemes for the poor with the same eagerness.