Saturday, July 13, 2024

Topic: MVA

Sanjay Raut pitches Uddhav as CM face for Maharashtra polls, MVA partners say will decide later

Former CM Uddhav Thackeray has said MVA will declare CM face ‘at the right time’ and that ‘Maharashtra is face of our alliance’.

Often in crosshairs of factional politics, how Sangli took Congress LS tally to triple digits

Vishal Patil who won Sangli Lok Sabha seat as Independent has extended support to Congress as associate member of party. He is the grandson of Maharashtra ex-CM Vasantdada Patil.

With Sharad Pawar as master strategist, how MVA dealt blow to BJP in crucial western Maharashtra

Out of the 10 LS seats in western Maharashtra, the Maha Vikas Aghadi has won 5 while the Mahayuti won 4. In key seat Baramati, Supriya Sule defeated Ajit Pawar's wife Sunetra.

Why Fadnavis has offered to resign as deputy CM after BJP's slide in Maharashtra

BJP’s presence has plummeted in Maharashtra from 23 MPs in 2019 to just 9 now. The Mahayuti won 17 seats as compared to Maha Vikas Aghadi, which scored 30 of Maharashtra’s 48 LS seats.

Uddhav Thackeray is writing a new story for Maharashtra in 2024. He has found his voice

Uddhav Thackeray has turned into a spirited politician, crowd puller, and a firebrand driving the momentum for the MVA alliance.

Ajit Pawar's NCP on BJP's side, but here's what makes western Maharashtra tough to breach

Close contest on most of 10 seats in western Maharashtra as Sharad Pawar brings together NCP's Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil & Congress's Sushilkumar Shinde to build bulwark against BJP.

MVA clinches seat-sharing deal in Maharashtra, Congress caves on coveted seats

Sena (UBT) to contest 21 seats, Congress 17 and NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) 10. Announcing deal at joint press conference, leaders say there were no differences over any seat.

‘Don't want Vanchit to be used for dynasty politics' — why Prakash Ambedkar is exiting MVA, INDIA bloc

In Maharashtra, Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi leader announced candidates on 9 seats. This could mean repeat of 2019 polls when his party split opposition votes, hurting Congress-NCP alliance.

As Uddhav Sena includes contentious seats in 1st list, Congress leaders ask high command to step in

Sena (UBT) announces candidates for 17 seats including Sangli and Mumbai South Central, which Congress wanted. That’s how alliances are, says Sanjay Raut as Congress leaders object.

Calls to MLAs, urgent meetings — Congress in damage-control mode after Ashok Chavan’s exit

After former CM Ashok Chavan’s exit, Maharashtra’s Congress unit has begun making frantic efforts to keep its flock together. This comes after BJP hinted at more defections in the party.

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.