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BMC polls 2017: ‘Shiv Sena approached us seeking support’ says Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam

New Delhi: Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam raised several brows on Saturday when he said that Shiv Sena approached his party seeking support in the BMC elections. While addressing the media Nirupam said, “Some Shiv Sena leaders approached us; but we categorically said we can’t ally with communal party that does politics based on caste […] Read More »

BMC polls 2017: Talks about alliance only possible if Shiv Sena moves out of BJP, says Congress

New Delhi: After the civic polls in Maharashtra the activities in the political corridors have gained tremendous momentum. On Saturday, Congress party has revealed its card and said that talks about alliance only possible if Shiv Sena moves out of government (BJP). With elections to BMC throwing up a fractured verdict, thinking is strong in […] Read More »

BMC Elections Live: Three independent corporators declare support to Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: After finishing neck-to-neck with BJP in a tussle to control India’s richest and biggest civic body, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the Shiv Sena on Friday received a shot in the arm with three independent corporators declaring support for the party, taking its tally to 87. On Thursday, while the Shiv Sena emerged on the […] Read More »

BMC Results live updates: Shiv Sena leads in battle for Mumbai, followed by BJP

MUMBAI: The ruling Shiv Sena appeared all set to retain control over the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s biggest and richest civic body, election officials said on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was pushed to a distant second slot in Mumbai in the civic body elections held across Maharashtra. Of the 227 BMC seats, […] Read More »

BMC polls: Has fight between BJP & Shiv Sena relegated opposition Cong, NCP, MNS to background

Mumbai: Nearly 56 per cent voters exercised franchise across 10 municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including the all-important Mumbai civic body BMC which recorded a 55 per cent turn-out on Tuesday. BJP and its bickering ally Shiv Sena BJP and its bickering ally in the state government Shiv Sena, who could not form an alliance for the civic […] Read More »

BMC polls: Newspaper ad sparks fresh controversy, Cong cries violation of code of conduct by BJP

Mumbai: An advertisement published in newspapers  sparked off another controversy with the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP rushing to the State Election Commission with complaints of violation of the model code. The Sena objected to the full page advertisement featuring Bollywood actor Aamir Khan which was released by NGO Mumbai First. Yuva Sena officer-bearer Dharmendra Mishra […] Read More »

BMC polls: Mumbai records 55 percent voter turnout, highest in last five elections

MUMBAI: Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 55 percent voting in the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), marking the highest in the last five times.   Polling for 227 seats of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai concluded at 5:30 pm where a total of 17,331 candidates were in the fray for 3,210 seats in 10 […] Read More »

BMC elections LIVE: BJP, Shiv Sena candidates to test their luck in civic body

Mumbai: Elections for 227 municipal wards in which 2275 candidates are in the fray to take place on Tuesday in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). As Mumbai is known for the voter apathy, the BMC on Monday appealed to the voters to come out in large numbers and cast vote. Here are live updates of […] Read More »

BMC Polls: How Shiv Sena, BJP traded charges on last day of campaigning

MUMBAI: Ally turned enemies Shiv Sena and BJP continued to trade charges against each other on the last day of campaigning for the crucial February 21 BMC polls. BJP and Shiv Sena are going solo in this election, results for which will be declared on February 23. Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar on Sunday expressed confidence of […] Read More »

Give solemn commitment of not joining hands before BMC polls: Cong to BJP, Sena

Mumbai: Congress on Suday challenged BJP and Shiv Sena to give a solemn commitment to Mumbaikars of not joining hands post the February 21 election to the city’s civic body.   “BJP and Shiv Sena are issuing ‘talaq’ in the morning, but they are sure to get married again in the evening,” Congress spokesperson Randeep […] Read More »