Shubhangi Khapre

Articles By Shubhangi Khapre

Maharashtra: Tribal population holds key, contest between BJP & NCP

Of the six seats in North Maharashtra, BJP will contest Nandurbar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Raver and Dindori, while Nashik will be contested by its ally Shiv Sena.

BJP plans mega rally with allies in Kolhapur as show of strength

BJP sources said the party would also address unrest among its smaller allies by promising them sops in the Assembly elections scheduled for October 2019.

‘Don’t take Dalits for granted; give us respect to get our respect’: Ramdas Athawale

"I am extremely unhappy with the Shiv Sena-BJP leaders’ decision to undermine RPI(A) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections," said Ramdas Athawale.

Sena-BJP rally in Aurangabad: NDA alliance will stay intact, says CM Fadnavis

Uddhav Thackeray reiterated that Sena and BJP have taken up the responsibilities equally for the 2019 polls. He explained how Sena’s criticism against BJP never came in the way of public welfare projects.

Sujay Vikhe-Patil: ‘BJP was obvious choice… Didn’t want to commit suicide by joining NCP’

The decision to join the BJP was a conscious one to help restore my dignity. I realised that my high qualifications were a demerit in the Congress-NCP, says Sujay Vikhe-Patil.

Maharashtra: Samruddhi Corridor gets top priority

The first phase of the Rs 55,000-crore corridor, a flagship project of the state government, is confined to 706-km eight-lane stretch between Nagpur and Mumbai, while the second phase is planned for development of industrial hubs.

In BJP-Sena deal, price is Konkan refinery, as Fadnavis gives in to ally

Assiduously wooed by the BJP, the Sena had laid setting aside the refinery as one of the conditions for the tie-up. The Fadnavis government has now promised to ensure public consensus before going ahead with the project.

BJP’s balancing act to defuse Dhangar ire, retain tribal turf

At a Cabinet sub-committee meeting last week, the state government decided to extend all social welfare schemes availed by STs to Dhangars till the time the Centre takes a decision on the community’s demand for 3.5 per cent reservation under ST category.

RSS played role of catalyst in sealing of Sena-BJP poll pact

“Although the RSS never directly intervenes in the politics of the BJP, there is always a subtle message conveyed to the top leadership, which helps in setting the political direction,” a senior BJP functionary requesting anonymity said.

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance: Pressure to pool votes, amid national and local concerns

48 Lok Sabha seats make Maharashtra second only to Uttar Pradesh in terms of size. In the last Assembly elections, contesting separately had left neither BJP nor Shiv Sena with a majority. Both are also wary of rival alliances in Maharashtra and elsewhere.

Citing Hindutva and Pulwama, BJP & Sena agree on poll deal

Reiterating the demand for early construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uddhav Thackeray said, "The Ram Temple has been the common thread for an alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena; it has to be built at the earliest." 

Have tried to fulfil promises made to farmers, says PM Modi in Maharashtra

While addressing two rallies at Yavatmal in Vidarbha and Dhule in Khandesh in north Maharashtra, the PM launched multi-sector projects — infrastructure, housing, Railways, irrigation — and social schemes under self-help groups.

‘Ek Call Desh Ke Naam’: NRIs launch campaign for PM Modi

The initiative, launched earlier this week, has been taken up by a non-profit NGO, Friends of India Society, based in the United Kingdom. Its membership comprises people of Indian origin living outside India.

BJP’s Target Maharashtra goes through Pawar country, he hints back in the race

Last Saturday, sharing the dais with the BJP president in Pune, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterated what Shah had said: “In 2014 Lok Sabha we won 42 seats. Now, the 43rd Lok Sabha seat will be Baramati.”

Fadnavis govt has fulfilled most of our demands, won’t contest: Maratha Kranti Morcha

At their review meeting, the MKM also noted that they should call a “truce” as the demand for 16 per cent Maratha reservation and the death sentence in the Kopardi rape and murder had been pronounced by the government.

Milind Kamble, chairman of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI)

The chamber of commerce, he said, has also sent a proposal to the Centre about its ambitious plan to work full-fledged on the Stand Up India project in the Maoist belt.

Prakash Ambedkar interview: ‘Dalits, Muslims will not vote for Congress even if disillusioned with Modi’

The possibility of aligning with the Congress-NCP combine has been completely ruled out, says Prakash Ambedkar.

Raju Shetti interview: ‘Pulled out of talks with Congress-NCP who made no commitment on farmers’

The pre-poll discussions with the Congress-NCP have come to a standstill. After a series of meetings, I realised they are not willing to make any commitment on criticial issues related to agriculture and farmers’ welfare, says Raju Shetti.

Scheme to cover 1.06 crore farmers, edge for western Maharashtra

With 78 per cent of the farmers in Maharashtra meeting the condition of having less than 2 hectare (5 acres), the Centre will need to disburse Rs 6,368 crore of the total allocation of Rs 75,000 crore for the scheme.

Maharashtra: BJP drive to reach out to karyakartas ahead of LS polls

Workers will have to display the party’s flag at their residences and a plan is being worked out to get old and new party workers to make 2019 Lok Sabha polls a common cause.