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Sharad Pawar and Mamata Banerjee met for an hour Wednesday, and said they would work towards forming an opposition alliance of like-minded parties for 2024 elections.
At state executive meeting, BJP passed resolutions against political situation in Maharashtra. It will hold nearly 20,000 booth-level assemblies to talk about govt's failures.
Over the last 2 years, there have been at least 8 instances where NCP and Sena leaders have publicly clashed over local issues or acrimonious statements made by one party against the other.
The ED launched a probe against Deshmukh after the CBI filed an FIR against the NCP leader on 21 April after ex-Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh accused him of corruption.
A special court in Mumbai Thursday allowed the discharge applications of the seven accused, claiming that there was no evidence to prosecute them in the case.
Meeting chaired by NCP president Sharad Pawar decided party will plan local tie-ups for next year's civic polls — seen as a mini-assembly election — based on the situation on the ground.
Speaking to the media, the NCP leader Thursday said that CBI hasn't termed it a 'fake' report & if presented in the court, the former Maharashtra home minister will get a reprieve.
Former Mumbai Police chief Singh was given a 'last chance' to appear before the commission, formed by the Maharashtra govt. Singh had earlier failed to appear before it in June.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and AICC general secretary HK Patil had been informed about the scheduled meeting.
The Shiv Sena MP pointed out the new central Ministers of State, Kapil Patil and Bharti Pawar, were earlier with NCP while MSME Minister Narayan Rane was in the Sena before.