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Exit polls show Shiv Sena is losing ground to BJP, will win fewer seats than its ally

Exit polls show Shiv Sena will manage a strike rate between 43.47% and 73.9% against BJP's 76% to 84%. Sena contested 23 seats, while BJP fought on 25.
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Exit polls show BJP-Shiv Sena set to win Maharashtra again, but with fewer seats than 2014

BJP, Shiv Sena won 42 of Maharashtra’s 48 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This time, alliance is projected to win 37, says NDTV’s Poll of Polls.
Mumbai Metro

Mumbai’s development body has I-T dues of Rs 8,000 crore. But it doesn’t want to pay

MMRDA was brought within the tax bracket in 2015. It’s now appealing against the tax, saying it doesn’t have a profit motive.
Sudhakarrao Naik

Sudhakarrao Naik, the CM who failed to tackle Bombay riots after Babri Masjid demolition

Congress leader Sudhakarrao Naik, who died on 10 May 2001, was famous for cracking down on the underworld as the chief minister of Maharashtra.
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These Maharashtra drought-hit farmers don’t need banks & loans. They’re funding each other

Farmers helping farmers — this is the guiding principle of a club that seeks to free farmers from the cycle of debt and penury that has dogged Vidarbha for years.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Mumbai

Mumbai breaks jinx of low voter turnout as four of six seats cross 50% mark

Mumbai North clocked 54.72 per cent turnout, the highest among the six seats, followed by Mumbai North East at 52.3 per cent and Mumbai South Central at 51.53 per cent.
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Why it’s okay for liberals to retweet Raj Thackeray’s anti-Modi tirades

Issues are more important than people. Ideological purity is passé.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray

How Raj Thackeray went from being freedom’s foe to liberal poster boy

Raj Thackeray, who has stood against most values liberals stand for, is now the apple of their eye. It says something about Modi & Rahul Gandhi.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

BJP’s Maharashtra test begins tomorrow — in Pawar fortress of Baramati

BJP claims several talukas in the Pawar bastion of Baramati exist only on paper as the family has not bothered to develop those areas.
PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.