Division in the NDA on the issue of Presidential candidate came to the fore with Shiv Sena today skipping the key meeting of alliance leaders in Delhi.
"Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackerey will take a decision on the issue," said party leader Sanjay Raut, when asked about speculation that the Sena was against fielding any candidate against Pranab Mukherjee, UPAs Presidential nominee.
Shiv Sena is the oldest ideological ally of the BJP. It had not backed former Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in the Presidential poll last time despite BJP and several others in the alliance supporting him.
At that time, it had backed Pratibha Patil--she being the first Maharashtrian to be nominated for the top post of President.
Opposition parties in WB demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces in an all-party meeting to ensure proper, free and fair panchayat elections.
DMK leader MK Stalin on Friday surrendered his illegally-imported Hummer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai.
Four days after taking over as Karnataka CM, Congress leader Siddaramaiah will expand his ministry amid demands that "tainted" legislators be kept out.
The BJP Thursday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in view of the series of scams during the UPA rule and said it would contest the 2014 polls on its own strength in West Bengal.
Two years after she stormed into the seat of power in Tamil Nadu, with a massive victory, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has a mixed bag of results to show so far.
A Pakistani newspaper presented a tongue-in-cheek editorial post the Pakistan polls held recently.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday while favouring fast track courts to deal with such cases.