Amid Defections, Congress-NCP Faces Fight To Beat BJP-Sena In Maharashtra

Assembly elections in Maharashtra, where the opposition - the Congress and the NCP - has been weakened after senior leaders defected to the BJP, will be held in a single phase on October 21, the Election Commission said today. The result of the election, in which nearly nine crore people will vote, will be declared on October 24. The election will be the first s more