The Congress, which stood at the 4th position by winning 44 seats in the Maharashtra assembly elections, now holds the key to formation of a 'non- BJP' government in the state. The Shiv Sena, which is determined to form a government without its ally BJP, on Monday said it is waiting for an official communication of support from both the Congress and NCP.
Congress leaders from Maharashtra Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Balasaheb Thorat attended the meeting along with the top brass of the party, including Ahmed Patel.
Former India World-Cup winning captain Kapil Dev is all praise for actor Ranveer Singh's post wherein the actor perfected the cricket stalwart's famous 'Natraj shot'.
Amid the stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday, sources said. The Sena chief was accompanied by his son Aaditya as he called on Pawar. The Congress and NCP are holding parleys at their respective party levels on whether to support a Shiv Sena-led government in the state.
With Parliament's winter session is to begin on November 18, the Union home and law ministries want to complete the process of formation of the board of trustees in time, reports R Rajagopalan.
The protests, which started in the morning, is part of the agitation against the hostel manual and several other issues like restrictions by the administration on entry to the Parthasarathy Rocks, attempts to lock students' union office, according to the students.
With the deadlock over government formation continuing in Maharashtra, NCP leader Nawab Malik on Monday said it is the responsibility of "all of us" to give an alternative considering the plight of people in the state. Malik, however, said the NCP will take any decision in consensus with its ally Congress.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu projected himself as a representative of 14 crore Sikhs several times during his speech at Kartarpur corridor inauguration across international border.
Domestic passenger vehicle sales witnessed a marginal increase of 0.28 per cent to 2,85,027 units in October from 2,84,223 units in the year-ago period.
'Pakistan has stolen from the Indian diplomatic toolbox a potent rope trick -- bypassing the ruling elite in Delhi (and the Indian establishment) to reach out to Indian Sikhs directly and fostering people-to-people contacts,' points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
'They want to keep the BJP out, but how to make it happen is the issue that the Congress high command will resolve.'
Members of JNUSU staged a protest on Monday against "anti-student" policies of the administration. The students have been protesting against the Draft Hostel Manual which they claim has provisions for fee hike, curfew timings and dress code restrictions. The protest was staged near the convocation venue where vice president M Venkaiah Naidu was speaking.
Raut told reporters in Mumbai that the BJP 'insulted' people's mandate by not abiding to the '50:50' formula which, he claimed, was decided before the Lok Sabha polls.
'The Hindu quest for political power in terms of a Hindu identity can pose a problem for tolerance, as the alignment of religion with power often does.'
'If the blatant criminal act of destroying a place of worship is to be rewarded by giving the whole land to those who committed that act, then it raises lots of questions.'
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said if the BJP was not willing to fulfil its promise of sharing the chief minister's post in Maharashtra, there was no point in continuing the alliance. Raut said the BJP "insulted" people's mandate by not abiding to the "50:50" formula which, he claimed, was decided before the Lok Sabha polls.
'The Babri Masjid wasn't just a mosque, it was a test of our secularism,' says Jyoti Punwani.