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‘Opposition is weak, so it's Modi vs the masses in 2024,’ says Prakash Ambedkar

The VBA chief took a break from his campaign in Akola, Vidarbha, to speak to HT about the opposition and ruling alliances in Maharashtra

Mumbai, India - March 29, 2024:Prakash Ambedkar of VBA addressing bto media during press conference at Ambedkar Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 29, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 09:48 AM IST

MVA leaders must rein in party workers: Uddhav

The MVA also received a further boost in Jalgaon on Saturday, as Laxman Patil, the district chief of Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS), and several workers of BJP and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi joined the Shiv Sena (UBT) at a programme in Mumbai in the presence of Thackeray. Jalgaon’s sitting MP Unmesh Patil had joined Shiv Sena (UBT) earlier this month after the BJP refused to renominate him

MVA leaders must rein in party workers: Uddhav
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Unseasonal rain destroys 38K ha of crops, poses new challenge for ruling alliance

Since April 8, torrential rains and hailstorms have hit the western parts of Vidarbha which includes Amaravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Washim, Buldhana and parts of eastern Vidarbha such as Nagpur and Wardha. All eight districts in Marathwada have been affected by the untimely rain

Unseasonal rain destroys 38K ha of crops, poses new challenge for ruling alliance
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 07:20 AM IST

Do you think our party is as “fake” as your degree, Thackeray asks PM Modi

In the past, other opposition leaders like Arvind Kejriwal have questioned Modi's educational qualifications, although without furnishing proof

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief, Uddhav Thackeray
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 10:11 AM IST

Aaditya says over a lakh Dharavi residents would be ineligible, relocated

Aaditya said those who live in the slums have their livelihoods around the place and it would be injustice to relocate them to benefit Adani

Aaditya says over one lakh Dharavi residents would be declared ineligible and relocated
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 09:14 AM IST

After Sangli, Congress seeks rethink over 2 Mumbai seats

Congress and Shiv Sena (UBT) in a tug-of-war over Sangli seats in Maharashtra, with Congress focusing on Mumbai seats, while Sena (UBT) remains resolute.

Sangli is not a closed chapter yet, Cong leaders appeal to MVA for a rethink
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 09:54 AM IST

BJP keen I contest Nashik but I won’t on lotus symbol: Chhagan Bhujbal

“There is no truth in the report that BJP has asked me to fight under the lotus symbol. But it is true that the BJP leadership wants me to contest from Nashik."

Chhagan Bhujbal (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 10:03 AM IST

MVA’s final count; Shiv Sena (UBT): 21, Congress: 17, NCP (SP): 10

Maharashtra opposition alliance MVA finalizes seat-sharing for 48 constituencies, with Shiv Sena contesting 21, Congress 17, and NCP-SP 10.

MVA finalises 42 LS seats, talks with VBA still in limbo
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 09:00 AM IST

MVA seals Maharashtra seat deal with 21-17-10 formula for Lok Sabha polls

The seat talks were deadlocked for weeks over three seats – Sangli, Mumbai South Central and Bhiwandi

Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA) leaders NCP-SCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Chief Uddhav Thackeray, Congress leaders Nana Patole, and Prithviraj Chavan during a joint press conference on alliance seat sharing ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 01:27 AM IST

In MVA’s poll pact, Shiv Sena (UBT) to contest on 21 seats, Congress 17, NCP 10

Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole said the party backed down from its demand of getting three seats to achieve the larger goal of defeating the BJP

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) constituents on Tuesday announced their seat-sharing arrangement for Maharashtra’s 48 Lok Sabha seats.
Published on Apr 09, 2024 06:33 PM IST

Mahayuti-MVA still unsure on candidates for 13 Lok Sabha seats of 48

13 Lok Sabha constituencies, which amounts to around a quarter in the state, are still awaiting candidates from both the Mahayuti and the MVA

Thane, India - April ,06, 2024: Loksabha Election 2024 has been announced on Saturday (Today) the Thane Collector office has organized EVM voting Machine training for election staff in st. jhon school, So that the election should be conducted smoothly,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on, Saturday, April,06, 2024. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 08:34 AM IST

Amid objection from Congress, Sena UBT begins ‘Mission Sangli’ campaign

Thackeray faction also urged Congress to give up its claim of contesting from the Sangli Lok Sabha seat

Sangli: Shivsena ( UBT ) senior leader MP Sanjay Raut with party workers during arrive for observation tour in Sangli for Sangli constituency’s candidate in MVA alliance on Friday.Photo by Uday Deolekar Sangli. (UDAY DEOLEKAR)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 10:16 AM IST

How EC is tracking Maharashtra's political activity, ensuring LS polls fair play

Election Commission enforces strict spending rules, monitors political activity on campuses in Mumbai. Seized goods worth ₹290 crore in Maharashtra.

Election Commission of India (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 09:53 AM IST

Thackeray steals a march on Shinde, declares candidates, begins campaign

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announces 21 candidates for Lok Sabha elections, as CM Shinde struggles with seat-sharing with BJP in Mumbai.

Thackeray steals a march on Shinde, declares candidates, begins campaign
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 08:02 AM IST

Vaishali Darekar of Sena (UBT) likely to face Shrikant Shinde in Kalyan

Darekar gained political limelight when she fought the Kalyan Lok Sabha elections in 2009 as the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate

Darekar, 49, has been associated with Shiv Sena for over two decades
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:56 AM IST

Who is Vaishali Darekar-Rane, Shiv Sena (UBT) candidate for Kalyan Lok Sabha

Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena has declared candidates for 21 seats in Maharashtra, which will vote in five phases starting April 19

Vaishali Darekar-Rane won her first election in 2000 when she became a municipal corporator of the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (Facebook/sachin.rane.3154)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 05:38 PM IST

Jalgaon BJP MP Unmesh Patil switches to Shiv Sena (UBT)

Disgruntled BJP MP Unmesh Patil met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray amidst speculations of joining the party

Unmesh Patil with Thackeray and Sanjay Raut
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:27 AM IST

Crisis in Maharashtra as dam water levels down to 37.52%

Shahapur tehsil, which provides water to Mumbai, is facing an acute water crisis, with villages getting water only once in two to three days

(FILE PHOTO)Navi Mumbai, India - May 22, 2018: Problems aplenty for villagers of Owe camp who are facing water crisis, cracks in homes and bad roads at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 09:06 AM IST

VBA chief Ambedkar declares second list of 11 candidates

VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday announced that his party will go solo in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, rejecting the offer extended by the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) to contest five seats as part of the opposition coalition, and declared the names of nine candidates, with him fielded from Akola

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) President Prakash Ambedkar addresses a press conference in Nagpur on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 06:58 AM IST

BJP leaders oppose sitting Sena MP Hemant Patil in Hingoli

Amid this row, the Shinde faction faced new trouble in Marathwada over the candidature of another sitting MP, Hemant Patil from Hingoli. In a meeting at Hingoli on Sunday afternoon, BJP party workers openly opposed Patil’s candidature and raised slogans, demanding a BJP candidate for the seat

BJP leaders oppose sitting Sena MP Hemant Patil in Hingoli
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Ambedkar plans third front; says doors still open for MVA

Addressing media persons at a press conference in Dadar, Ambedkar said he would reveal his plans for a new political formation on April 2, but at the same time stressed that the doors were still open for the VBA working with the MVA

Mumbai, India - March 29, 2024:Prakash Ambedkar of VBA addressing bto media during press conference at Ambedkar Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 29, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 07:18 AM IST

MahaRERA recovers compensation of 125 crore in just 14 months for homebuyers

MahaRERA in Maharashtra has recovered ₹125 crore for homebuyers in 14 months. It appointed a retired Additional Collector to coordinate compensation recovery.

MahaRERA, the real estate regulator of Maharashtra has asked a builder to obtain the occupancy certificate for his building within three months or pay an interest amount to the complainant who is a resident of the building.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 09:04 AM IST

Unrest in MVA as Shiv Sena (UBT) declares first list of 17 candidates

Shiv Sena (UBT) announces first list of candidates for 17 Lok Sabha seats, including all five MPs who supported party during split in June 2022.

Anil Desai (Mumbai South Central): A former Rajya Sabha MP and a close Thackeray aide, he looks after the Sthaniya Lokadhikar Samittee, Sena’s union in white collar jobs. He also looks after matters related to ECI.
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 08:22 AM IST

Prakash Ambedkar breaks away from MVA, fields 8 candidates

Speaking to media persons in Akola, Ambedkar accused the MVA allies - Shiv Sena (UBT), Congress, and NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) - of attempting to exploit his party to further dynastic politics, a practice that his party is actively opposing

Nagpur, Mar 01 (ANI): Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) President Prakash Ambedkar addresses a press conference, in Nagpur on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Snehal Sontakke)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Thackeray loyalist Rajan Vichare to fight in rebel Shinde’s home turf

Sena (UBT)’s Thane candidate and Maha CM Eknath Shinde shared a mentor in Anand Dighe. The former once famously gave up a post for the latter on Dighe’s say so

 Shivsena candidate Rajan Vichare
Published on Mar 27, 2024 08:22 PM IST

Prakash Ambedkar ditches MVA, announces names of 8 VBA candidates

Prakash Ambedkar accused the MVA of seeking to utilise the VBA to safeguard their dynastic politics and dismissing Manoj Jarange-Patil’s influence in the polls

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar (right). (File)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 03:14 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray's Sena to release first list of LS candidates today

Shiv Sena to announce first list of 15-16 candidates on Tuesday amidst seat-sharing disputes with NCP and Congress in Maharashtra.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) has approached the Supreme Court against the speaker’s order (ANI FILE)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 09:02 AM IST

Malshiras MLA to take on Shinde’s daughter in Solapur

BJP announces candidates for 3 Maharashtra Lok Sabha seats, denies ticket to Solapur MP Swami, opts for MLA Satpute to battle Congress candidate Shinde.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Uddhav Thackeray's Sena, Sharad's NCP rush to announce LS poll candidates

MVA partners Congress, Shiv Sena (UBT), and NCP (SP) begin declaring candidates for upcoming Maharashtra elections.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has finalised a seat-sharing agreement for 39 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray will decide on remaining nine seats (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:21 AM IST

VBA-MVA seat-sharing talks off amid charges of Ambedkar overplaying his hand

Ambedkar was not invited for the Thursday meeting at Sharad Pawar’s Mumbai home where State Congress chief Nana Patole, senior party leader Balasaheb Thorat and Raut participated. Uddhav Thackeray was absent as he is campaigning in Sangli

Prakash Ambedkar
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 07:48 AM IST
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