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NCP support crucial for BJP

Even if BJP forms the next government with Shiv Sena’s support, the government will have a tough time because of its thin numbers in the Legislative Council.

Ex-allies BJP, Shiv Sena try to negotiate friendship terms

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP president Amit Shah after their meeting in New Delhi on Monday.  	— PTI

Backchannel talks have started between the BJP and Shiv Sena over the possibility of cobbling up a workable alliance.

Live Assembly results: Sharad Pawar offers to play kingmaker to prop up BJP govt in Maharashtra

(Photo: ANI Twitter)

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s gamble to go it alone in these Assembly polls paid off in Haryana but has failed in Maharashtra as the party has fallen short of nearly 25 seats of a clear majority.

Small parties, big losers

The smaller alliance members have lost out on seats

Seat sharing and the conspicuous avoidance of the ‘inauspicious’

The clouds of uncertainty over the two major political alliances appear to have disappeared on Tuesday.

BJP to bank on PM Narendra Modi factor

Prime Minister to hold six rallies in state ahead of polls on October 15

Former Congress Member of Parliament to join BJP

Devendra Fadnavis, Ramseth Thakur and his son Prashant and Vinod Tawde in Bandra 	—Rajesh Jadhav

Man who brought down 1999 Vajpayee govt approaches party

Former employees of FCI inch closer to achche din

N.P. Hate

The hope of getting their pension after a struggle of 35 years has been renewed for nearly 5,500 former employees of the Food Corporation of India (FCI).

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t