Maharashtra swearing in today live updates: Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Shinde...

Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari shortly to discuss their plans of forming the government. The ceremony shall be held at Rajya Bhavan at 7 pm and will be presided over by the Governor. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the rebels have chosen their way and there would be no hindrance.
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Yesterday

BJP: A party hegemonic to opponents and allies?

The immediate trigger behind the political storm in Maharashtra may well be the unexpected victory of Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in the recently held Rajya Sabha and legislative council polls. But it is increasingly becoming clear that the seeds of this political drama were sown the day Shiv Sena decided to enter into an alliance with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party.
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1 weeks ago

Rajasthan: BJP expels MLA who cross-voted for Congress candidate in Rajya Sabha polls

Dholpur MLA Shobharani Kushwah was asked to vote for BJP-backed Independent candidate Subhash Chandra in the Rajya Sabha polls. She ended up cross-voting for Pramod Tiwari of the Congress, leaving both Chandra and the Opposition party red-faced. She hit out at the BJP, saying it was the BJP which had destroyed her family.
#SubhashChandra #BJP #BJP #Rajasthan #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

BJP Expels Rajasthan MLA for Cross-voting in Rajya Sabha Polls

BJP expelled its MLA Shobharani Kushwah from the party for cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections. She had voted in favor of Congress candidate Pramod Tiwari in violation of the party whip. She is the wife of former BSP MLA B L Kushwaha, who was disqualified as a legislator in December 2016.
#ShobharaniKushwah #BJP #Rajasthan #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Sanjay Raut threatened voters in Rajya Sabha elections, alleges BJP leader

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya filed a complaint with the Election Commission. The complaint alleges corrupt practices by Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in the recently held Rajya Sabha elections. Raut allegedly threatened the MLA voters through his statements 48 hours after the results were declared.
#SanjayRaut #BJP #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

How a Chautala and a Khattar aide wooed a sulking Bishnoi

Bishnoi met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Gurgaon on May 17, but it was not sure then that the Congress leader will turn a rebel so soon. BJP decided to back independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma in the Rajya Sabha polls.
#Chautala #Congress #Gurgaon #News #Politics #LawGovernment


2 weeks ago

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP upsets Congress, Sena in Haryana and Maharashtra

BJP candidates win eight seats and an independent it backed took the ninth. Kuldeep Bishnoi said he “listened to his soul and acted on my morals” in cross-voting. The AICC announced the expulsion of the special invitee to the CWC.
#KuldeepBishnoi #BJP #Haryana #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Fadnavis dedicates RS victory to ailing Pune MLAs who travelled to Mumbai to...

Devendra Fadnavis dedicated the party’s victory to the two ailing Pune district MLAs who had travelled to Mumbai by road to cast their crucial votes. The BJP candidate Dhananjay Mahadik defeated Shiv Sena's Sanjay Pawar for the sixth Rajya Sabha seat.
#Fad #BJP #Pune #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP upsets Congress, Sena in Haryana and Maharashtra

BJP candidates win eight seats and an independent it backed took the ninth. The Shiv Sena, which heads the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition in Maharashtra, was red faced when the BJP’s third candidate also won, defeating the Sena candidate. In Haryana, the BJP candidate won while the second seat went to the BJP-JJP backed independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma.
#KartikeyaSharma #BJP #BJP #Haryana #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Suspended, Kushwah shoots back: it was BJP which ‘destroyed’ my family

BJP MLA Shobharani Kushwah was suspended for cross-voting for a Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections. She said she did not approach the BJP for 2017 Assembly bypolls, but it was the BJP which had approached her. The then Rajasthan Assembly Speaker had terminated the Assembly membership of her husband after he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for ‘honour’ killing.
#BJP #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

BJP: Karnataka result indication of triangular contest for state polls

BJP won three of the four seats in the Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Karnataka. The win is also being read as an indication of the current chief minister Basavaraj Bommai being able to steer party matters. The BJP is buoyant by the victory of three of its candidates -- Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, actor-politician Jaggesh and Siroya.
#BasavarajBommai #BJP #Karnataka #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Congress expels MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi over cross-voting in Rajya Sabha election

Adampur MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi had earlier cross-voted in Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana. Congress leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Ajay Maken demanded strict action against the MLA. The high command of the party has expelled him from all his present party positions with immediate effect.
#KuldeepBishnoi #Congress #Haryana #News #Politics #LawGovernment


2 weeks ago

Rajya Sabha election: Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi expelled over cross-voting

Kuldeep Bishnoi's vote was allegedly rejected, leaving 88 votes valid. The Haryana Congress has alleged that he did not vote for the party candidate Ajay Maken and cross-voted in favour of Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma. The Congress had 31 MLA and needed as many votes to win the Rajya Sabha seat.
#KuldeepBishnoi #HaryanaCongress #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Unity, hands-on approach of central leadership key lessons for Congress from...

Analysts believe a more hands-on approach of central leadership within the party would yield positive outcomes. Lack of unity seemed to be the party's undoing in Haryana. Congress won three out of four Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan while it suffered a setback in the state. Some analysts believe outsourcing political management to regional leaders may have proven counterproductive.
#Congress #Haryana #News #Politics #LawGovernment


2 weeks ago

'Congress to take action against Bishnoi for cross-voting in RS polls':...

Adampur MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi voted for the BJP-backed independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma in Haryana. The result led to the loss of Congress' Ajay Maken in the Rajya Sabha elections. Congress sources informed that Bishoi is set to be removed from membership of the CWC and will be suspended from the party.
#Bishnoi #Congress #BJP #Haryana #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

Scindia lauds BJP's performance in Rajya Sabha elections, calls it 'victory of truth'

Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed his happiness on the Bhartiya Janata Party's resounding win in the Rajya Sabha Elections calling it a 'victory of truth' In a nail-biting contest, the BJP won 8 out of the 16 seats with a clear mandate in 3 states-- Maharashtra, Haryana, and Karnataka.
#Scindia #BJP #RajyaSabhaElections #Maharashtra #News #Politics #LawGovernment


2 weeks ago

BJP's victory in Rajya Sabha elections through ‘horse trading': Shiv Sena's Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut attributed the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in three Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra to horse trading. Raut also said that the results do not pose any threat to the ruling coalition Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. The Election Commission of India declared the vote of a Sena MLA, Suhas Kande, invalid.
#SanjayRaut #ShivSena #Maharashtra #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

‘Heard voice of his inner soul’: CM Manohar Khattar on Kuldeep Bishoi’s RS vote

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulates Krishan Lal Panwar and Kartikeya Sharma for their victory in Rajya Sabha elections. He also thanked Congress lawmaker Kuldeep Bishnoi who is believed to have voted for the Sharma, a 41-year-old media entrepreneur.
#ManoharKhattar #Congress #Haryana #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

What the win in Rajya Sabha elections means for the BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) succeeded in its bid to get extra seats in the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The party has proved its ability to convince smaller parties and independents to swing votes in its favour. This comes as a shot in the arm for the party ahead of the impending presidential and vice-presidential elections.
#BJP #Haryana #News #Politics


2 weeks ago

EC sided with BJP as it got our one vote invalidated, alleges Sanjay Raut...

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Pawar lost the Rajya Sabha polls from Maharashtra to BJP's Dhananjay Mahadik. Party leader Sanjay Raut alleged that the BJP put pressure on the Election Commission to get his party's one vote disqualified. Raut, who himself managed to win a seat, said the BJP's victory was not as huge as it was being made out to be.
#SanjayRaut #BJP #Maharashtra #News #Politics


2 weeks ago