Friendly talks Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (right) with Maharashtra BJP
president Devendra Fadnavis at the party office in Nagpur on Thursday. PTI
Friendly talks Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (right) with Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis at the party office in Nagpur on Thursday. PTI

Am happy in Delhi, insists Gadkari


Amidst calls by several BJP MLAs in Maharashtra for Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to be made the... »

Rajnath to visit Israel next month

Greeting Pranab Home Minister Rajnath Singh
greeting President Pranab Mukherjee on the
occasion of Diwali at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in
New Delhi on Thursday. PTI


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Israel next month, amid a flurry of bilateral... »

BJP managed poll victories with 1/3rd votes, says CPI(M)


Ridiculing BJP’s claims that the days of coalition governance were over, CPI(M) today said the p... »

Congress may go for complete overhaul of Maharashtra unit


Lack of coordination between the party and the government undermined the Congress in the Maharas... »

Cong accuses Jaitley on blackmoney issue


Congress on Wednesday reacted sharply to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks that the Opposi... »

Manohar Lal Khattar elected Haryana’s first BJP CM

Manohar Lal Khattar

Our Bureau

Manohar Lal Khattar, an RSS pracharak turned BJP leader, will take oath as Haryana Chief Minister on October 26. The 47 MLAs of the State BJP met in Chandigarh on Tuesday and unanimously elected K... »

Manohar Lal Khattar: the low-profile organisational man

Our Bureau

The Chief Minister-designate of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, an RSS pracharak (worker) for about 40 years, is considered a hardcore organisational man, known for his clean and low-profile image. »

BJP keeps options open on govt formation in Maharashtra


Keeping all its options open for government formation in Maharashtra, BJP today indicated that it is in no hurry to decide on whose support it would take, while making it clear that it will not bl... »

Congress dismisses NCP’s claim on govt formation in Maharashtra

Ajay Maken, Congress leader


Congress today described as “preposterous” the claims by the NCP that they approached them to jointly support Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra. “It is preposterous. The Congr... »

Sena alleges NCP's support offer to BJP is to shield corrupt


Hitting out at NCP’s decision to extend outside support to the BJP in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena today charged that the offer made by the Sharad Pawar-led outfit is to ensure that its “scam-tainte... »

Maharashtra stalemate continues as parties keep people guessing

BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis and Vinod Tawde at the Party Meeting in
Mumbai on Monday, after win the Assembly Elections. - SHASHI ASHIWAL

Our Bureau

In spite of BJP’s major victory in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the process of Government formation has still not gathered momentum. The party’s estranged ally Shiv Sena has still no... »

11 key officials transferred in yet another reshuffle

Our Bureau

In quick succession, the Government has once again transferred key officials, including KP Krishnan, Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs. Krishnan, who has been tr... »

Jayalalithaa thanks Rajni, Maneka for their support


AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa has thanked Union Minister Maneka Gandhi for her “heartwarming missive” in the wake of her sentencing in a graft case and actor Rajnikanth for his “gracious sentim... »

A successful referendum on Modi’s credibility: Amit Shah

Gung-ho: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by BJP President Amit Shah on his arrival for a Parliamentary board meeting on Assembly polls results in New Delhi on Sunday. - PTI

Poornima Joshi

In the BJP’s bid to tame errant allies and use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to sustain its victory momentum, the Nationalist Congress Party’s support offers it more leverage over the S... »

By uniting non-Jat votes, BJP ends Cong-INLD bipolar politics in Haryana

AM Jigeesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday ended the era of bipolar electoral contests between the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana by a deceptively simple strategy of consolidatin... »

Congress further isolated after results

Diwali dhamaka for BJP in Haryana, Maharashtra

Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi

Vijayakant hails BJP victory in Maharashtra, Haryana

BJP on course to form govts in Maharashtra, Haryana

Chavan: Congress will play role of constructive opposition

Former Maharashtra CM Rane accepts defeat, takes solace in son’s victory

Sena: No bitterness, party would consider BJP proposal on govt formation

Forming Maharashtra govt: BJP in no hurry

Our Bureau

The logjam over the formation of government in Maharashtra continued on Tuesday, as both the BJP and Shiv Sena were yet to commence formal talks. Moreover, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and s... »

Manohar Lal Khattar — From RSS pracharak to Haryana CM


Manohar Lal Khattar is a low-profile RSS leader who is known for his quiet work on the field and in the BJP that has earned him the reputation of a tough task master with a no-nonsense approach.»

Manohar Lal Khattar elected as new Haryana CM

A file image of Manohar Lal Khattar. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar


Manohar Lal Khattar has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Haryana and leader of the BJP Legislature Party in the State. The BJP’s newly elected MLAs called a meeting here today t... »

Maharashtra polls: Mumbai sees a surge in NOTA voters


The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai, as against the total number of NOTA votes cast in the 2014 Lok Sabha p... »

Rajnath to visit Mumbai after Diwali


Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.“I am not going... »

Congress to begin the rebuilding process, revive internal democracy

Mullappally Ramachandran

Our Bureau

After a gap of about 22 years, the Congress is getting ready to hold organisational elections at all levels. To initiate the process, Chairman of the Central Election Authority, Mullappall... »

BJP’s vote share doubles in Maharashtra assembly polls


The BJP may have fallen short of the majority mark in Maharashtra but its vote share nearly doubled in the just-held Assembly polls compared to that in 2009.The party, which contested th... »

No clear mandate, still people blowing victory trumpets: Sena


A day after BJP emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena today took a swipe at Narendra Modi, saying the “wave” seen during the campaign lost its force even before reaching th... »

BJP scores biggest ever victory in Maharashtra

Rahul Wadke

The BJP has secured its biggest victory in Maharashtra Assembly elections with 119 seats in its kitty and leading in three seats as just a handful of results remained to be declared on Sunday e... »

Four in the race for Haryana top slot

Manohar Lal Khattar

AM Jigeesh

Manohar Lal Khattar: 60-year-old Khattar, who won the Karnal seat with a margin of 63,736 votes, has been an RSS pracharak for the last four decades. He is active in the BJ... »

In Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis is the top contender for CM’s post

Congress battered in Mumbai-Konkan belt

India Inc hails BJP’s showing in Maharashtra, Haryana

Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt

Shah: Election victories two more steps in making India Congress-free

NCP offers outside support to BJP

Haryana polls: Rai segment Congress candidate wins by a margin of 3 votes

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