JDU leader also cited the speeches made by different BJP leaders including the Prime Minister to outline his concerns over the issue.

NCP has 54 MLAs while its alliance partner Congress has 44. If Shiv Sena, which had 56 legislators, gets the support of NCP and Congress, it will easily cross the majority mark of 145 in 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.

After the conclusion of the first phase of the Congress Working Committee Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary also commented and said, "We will meet again at 8.30 pm, and it (name of new party chief) is expected to be finalized by 9 pm today itself."

Many protests and scores of resignations have come to the fore to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning. Chief Ministers of all Congress-ruled states had met with Gandhi in Delhi to advice him to reconsider his decision to resign but of no avail.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has batted for a young leader to head the party, while Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora suggested the names of party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot.

New Delhi: All eyes are now on the key meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC) which is scheduled to take...

The CWC meet was also set to lay the ground work to elect new president of the party. The meeting comes more than two months after Rahul Gandhi quit the post.

The former England skipper Strauss said that 2015 World Cup debacle led him to see Morgan as the skipper. Strauss added that Morgan has never been afraid to do the things in his own way.

It may be noted that eleven English cricketers have already been knighted for their services to cricket. Most recently, Sir Alastair Cook was knighted for his performance in both ODI and Test format.