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The Congress leader also asserted that early elections are likely in Maharashtra and raised a question on contesting future polls with Shiv Sena as a partner.

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- the single-largest party -- "to indicate the willingness and ability of his party to form the government in Maharashtra".

Disgruntled Nirupam called party leader Milind Deora 'Nikamma' (useless) and downplayed speculation over his absence at Rahul's rally in Maharashtra.

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday called his senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge an atheist for dubbing Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accepting Rafale fighter aircraft in France a "tamasha" (drama).

The party is facing attrition because it is taking too long to come to terms with its defeat in May national elections, the former external affairs minister told reporters late on Monday.

Some senior leaders of Congress including former Maharashtra Minister Harshavardhan Patil and former leader of opposition in state Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil have quit the party and joined the BJP.

New Delhi: Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday threatened to quit the Congress and announced that he will not campaign for the...

His resignation comes at a time when the party leaders from several states are offering their resignation as an expression of solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, who recently quit as the party president.

Deora, who had earlier today announced to step down from the post of Mumbai unit Congress president, proposed a three-member panel to lead the local unit of the party in view of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections to be held later this year.

"I condemn the modern day Aurangzeb who has imposed a jizya (tax) on the devotees for visiting their lord. The irony is Narendra Modi talks about protecting Hindu beliefs and rights and breaks temples. I condemn his acts," he added.