Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicMaha Vikas Aghadi

Topic: Maha Vikas Aghadi

‘Life caricatured for political gains’ — How Shiv Sena, BJP, Congress have appropriated Savarkar

Historians say Savarkar did not always agree with the RSS, was criticised by Bal Thackeray's father and praised on occasion by Indira Gandhi, Congress's most assertive leader yet.

Sushil Modi’s ‘BJP breaking Sena’ remark likely to cause storm in Maharashtra monsoon session

Thackeray-led Sena MLAs and MLCs plan to target on how the BJP is holding the reins to the government despite Shinde becoming the CM and take up the Aarey Metro car shed issue.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.

If you listened to me, there would have been no MVA govt with Congress, NCP: Thackeray to BJP

Uddhav Thackeray had broken the three-decade alliance with BJP in 2019 after it rejected his demand that the CM’s chair be shared.

Eknath Shinde to take oath as CM in 2 hours, Fadnavis will ‘support govt but stay out of it’

Eknath Shinde, who rebelled from the Shiv Sena earlier this month and was camping in Guwahati for nine days before arriving in Goa, returned to Mumbai Thursday afternoon.

Rebel Shiv Sena ministers likely to lose portfolios, hints Maha Vikas Aghadi government

Axe likely to fall on senior ministers Eknath Shinde, Gulabrao Patil, Dada Bhuse and MoSs Sambhuraje Desai and Abdul Sattar. Shiv Sena claims 20 rebel MLAs in touch with party

‘Sena is everything for Marathi manoos’ — Mumbai Sainiks say they’ll stand by Thackerays

On Thursday, a day after Uddhav Thackeray's address, scores of party workers gathered at the Shiv Sena Bhavan to show their support for the CM, the son of party founder Bal Thackeray.

‘Aloof, distant, distrustful’ — why Uddhav Thackeray couldn’t hold Sena MLAs together

Rebel Shiv Sena camp claims MLAs could never meet the CM and had to go 'through some people who were close to Uddhav'. They have also alleged 'stepmotherly treatment' in MVA.

‘Sena will rise again’ — Sanjay Raut blames rebellion on BJP’s ‘use of ED & CBI’ against rivals

Raut's remarks came as two MLAs — along with senior leader Deepak Kesarkar — reached Guwahati Thursday morning despite Uddhav’s emotional appeal Wednesday evening.

Will quit as CM if you want but tell me directly, defiant Uddhav tells rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

Hours after rebel MLAs pass resolution proclaiming Eknath Shinde as the leader of Sena’s legislative party, Uddhav Thackeray seeks to portray himself as a leader betrayed.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.