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Shiv Sena Welcomes Fadnavis as New Chief Minister

The Shiv Sena said it "wholeheartedly welcomes" Devendra Fadnavis as the new chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, two days after the BJP anointed him on Thursday. "We wholeheartedly welcome the new CM of Maharashtra… We are confident that with Narendra (Modi) in Delhi and Devendra (Fadnavis) in Maharashtra, nobody can prevent ‘achhe din’ (good days) from coming to Maharashtra," the Shiv ...

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Gadkari, Fadnavis Meet RSS Chief Ahead of Modi’s Arrival in Mumbai

Fuelling fresh speculation in political circles, union Minister for Shipping and Transport Nitin Gadkari called on Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday. Late Friday night, the Bharatiya Janata Party state president and prime contender for the post of the next Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had met Bhagwat. Sources in the BJP claimed ignorance of what transpired ...

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Election Results: BJP Leads in Haryana, Missing Majority in Maharashtra but Averse to Coalition with Shiv Sena

Early vote count on Sunday showed that Modi-led BJP is leading in both Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election results and expressed its confidence to form government in both states, for the first time. “We will get the required majority” in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and possible chief minister Devendra Fadnavis told the media. “We will form ...

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Exit Polls Project BJP Set to Form Govt in Both Maharashtra, Haryana

Exit polls on Wednesday soon after the completion of assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra predicted absolute majority for the BJP, which could pave the way for the formation of government in both rich states. The exit polls, released after the voting was held in the two states, shows that the Congress is still getting battered in elections, while Shiv ...

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Haryana Records Highest Voter Turnout 73%, Maharashtra 60%; Sachin SRK too Vote (Photos)

Haryana has recorded the highest voter turnout in any assembly election so far at 73%, while Maharashtra was about 60%, said the Election Commission on Wednesday. “Haryana recorded a voter turnout of 73 percent which is the highest so far in any assembly election,” Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told media persons. He said Maharashtra recorded a turnout of 54.5 ...

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Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations Begin Across India; Story Behind Birth of Lord Ganesh

Friday is the beginning of the year-long festive mood in India as the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi takes off with Hindus bringing Lord Ganesh idols home and busy making arrangements for the festival, while the street corners see huge Ganesh idols being displayed with puja to take place in the noon. Ganesh festival, though traceable to epic times, has become ...

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