Union Minister Kalraj Misra on Wednesday claimed that BJP will emerge as the largest party in the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra and said there may be a post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in the state.
Anant Geete, Shiv Sena's lone member in the Union Cabinet, on Wednesday said he will not resign as the Heavy Industries Minister after his party decided to continue in NDA despite parting ways with BJP for Maharashtra polls.
New Delhi: As Maharashtra goes to polls next month, the key stakeholders in the multi-cornered Assembly election would be eyeing a strong performance in the Golden Triangle zone of the state, which may come to have a crucial bearing on who forms the government there.
A day after announcing that Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete would resign from the Modi government, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday that, as of now, there is no proposal to pull out of the NDA government.
Denied tickets for Assembly polls, Cultural Affairs Minister Sanjay Deotale in the erstwhile Congress-led Maharashtra government, sitting Nagpur-South MLA Dinanath Padole of the Congress and Shiv Sena district chief Shekhar Sawarbandhe are leading the pack of rebels in Vidarbha region.
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.
After calling off a 25-year-old alliance with Shiv Sena, the BJP is set to launch a two-day massive campaign in the state on Monday in a bid to woo a large number of voters for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.