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Uddhav Thackeray to meet MLAs on Friday to assuage concerns

The move comes on the back of uncertainty and delay. Despite Sena leaders holding talks with Congress and NCP brass, there appears no breakthrough or clarity on when Congress-NCP and Sena will form a government, a source said.

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Disqualified MLAs get BJP tickets

BJP announced party tickets to 13 disqualified lawmakers on Thursday, keeping the Ranebennur seat on hold a...

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  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday held a meeting with top party leaders including state chief Jayant Patil, Supriya Sule, Ajit Pawar, Dhananjay Munde in Pune before meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The NCP, supported by a section of the Congress, is batting for a Sena government.

    The party sources say that the central leadership and the RSS is not keen to field R Roshan Baig and R Shankar due to various factors. The reason behind the BJP preventing Baig from joining the party is said to be his alleged role in the multi crore IMA financial scam and his name linked to the death of RSS workers in Bengaluru.

    The assurance came from the Chief Minister as 16 disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators were welcomed into the BJP fold, a day after the Supreme Court paved the way for them to contest the Assembly bypolls in the state. "We will keep up the promise made to you word to word and won't betray you," Yediyurappa said welcoming the disqualified MLAs.

    Patil's statement came even as its estranged ally Shiv Sena and rivals Congress and NCP appeared to be inching closer towards finalising an alliance to form government. Patil claimed that the BJP, which won 105 seats in the October 21 elections, has the support of some Independents, which takes its tally to 119.

    Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and National General Secretary in charge of Karnataka, P Muralidhar Rao were among those who welcomed them into the party fold. BJP that aims to win a majority of the 15 constituencies where bypolls will be held is likely to field most of them as the party candidates.

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of the MLAs -- 14 of the Congress and three belonging to the JDS -- by the then Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar but allowed them to contest the December bypolls. The court struck down the portion of the order of then Speaker by which the legislators were disqualified till the end of the 15th Karnataka Assembly in 2023.

    Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil had on Friday said that they will soon form government in the state, claiming that his party can count on support of 119 MLAs in the 288-member Assembly. "Those with 105 seats had earlier conveyed to the governor that they do not have the majority. How come are they now claiming that only they will form the government?" Sena said in Saamana.

    More than two weeks after taking oath as the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday expanded his council of ministers by inducting 10 members. The induction of 10 members - six of cabinet rank and four ministers of state - takes the strength of council of ministers to 12.

    Amid uncertainty, BJP announced that Sukhdeo Bhagat will be its candidate for the Lohardaga seat. AJSU candidate Neeru Bhagat has already filed her nomination for the seat but BJP wants AJSU to withdraw her nomination. Sources in BJP said the party is hopeful that if a deal is struck with AJSU, then AJSU may withdraw Neeru’s nomination by November 16.

    Speaking to reporters in Delhi, he said, they will be joining the party tomorrow at 10.30 a.m in Bengaluru in the presence of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and BJP state President Nalin Kumar Kateel. Some disqualified MLAs along with Ashwathnarayan met B L Santosh, BJP National General Secretary, in New Delhi hours after the verdict.

    In 2014 LS polls, the shocker for the TMC , was that the BJP did not even have a major presence in West Bengal until then, even though its origins have a Bengali connect: Syama Prasad Mookerjee had founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor to the BJP. Now that the state will vote in by-polls to three Assembly seats, TMC has shifted its strategy to reclaim lost ground.

    West Bengal BJP chief said that Mamata's 'Didi Ke Bolo' program is an eyewash. He further added that neither Bengal CM's MLAs nor she is accessible to the public. There is so much corruption. Wherever they go, people hound them, holding them by their collars and asking them to return the ‘cut money’. TMC leaders even took ‘cut money’ for PM Awas Yojana.

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