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Raju Shetti


Another group of leaders split from Raju Shetti outfit

February 21, 2020 12:55 pm

Raju Shetti had split from the original Shetkari Sanghatana, formed by legendary farmers’ leader Sharad Joshi, to form his own organisation.

Former MP protests against RCEP: ‘It will spell doom for dairy farmers’

November 02, 2019 4:31 am

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between 10 member states of ASEAN and its six members of FTA.

Raju Shetti aide quits party, set to join BJP

September 27, 2019 3:35 am

Tupkar is the second close aide of Shetti to resign from the organisation. Around four years ago, Sadabhau Khot, a founder member of SSS, had parted ways with Shetti.

Won’t join Congress-NCP alliance if Ambedkar, Raj Thackeray not on board: Raju Shetti

July 22, 2019 1:40 am

During the Lok Sabha elections, VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar kept saying that he would not talk to state leaders and discuss seat-sharing only with the Congress central leadership.

Monumental failure of opposition to channelise anger in rural areas: Raju Shetti

June 08, 2019 3:15 am

After winning from the Hatkanangale seat in Kolhapur in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Swabhimani Paksha chief suffered a shock defeat this year, when he was beaten by Shiv Sena leader Dhairyasheel Mane.

Raju Shetti blames EVMs for his defeat

June 01, 2019 4:05 am

In a statement to the media, Shetti said he became suspicious a day before the counting of votes, when “mysterious WiFi signals were detected near the storehouse of EVMs”. “The signals were named after the six Assembly segments. The returning officer had assured us that no such signal would be available in the area," he said.

Mumbai confidential: In A Spot

April 08, 2019 3:48 am

Not only has the Election Commission of India initiated action against him, senior leaders from the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, which have joined forces with Shetti’s party for the Lok Sabha poll, are miffed with him for the “objectionable” remarks.

Swabhimani Paksha agrees to join Oppn alliance

March 16, 2019 2:57 am

The Paksha, which has been dithering on the issue, took a final decision to join the alliance after the Congress agreed to give either Wardha or Sangli seat to candidates of the farmers’ outfit.

Eye on grand alliance, Congress offers Palghar to Bahujan Vikas Aghadi, Sangli to Raju Shetti

March 15, 2019 1:39 am

With Raju Shetti’s Swabhimani Paksha holding sway in six to seven Lok Sabha segments in western Maharashtra and Marathwada, the Congress has been eyeing him as a “crucial” ally.

Explained: How Raju Shetti can spoil the NCP-Congress party

March 13, 2019 8:57 am

The Swabhimani Paksha’s decision to go alone in the upcoming general elections has the potential to harm the Congress-NCP more than the BJP-Shiv Sena. Here's why.