Shubhangi Khapre

Articles By Shubhangi Khapre

BJP ignoring party members, promoting outsiders: Khadse

In June 2016, Khadse, who held important portfolios like revenue and agriculture, had to resign following charges of corruption in a Pune land deal.

Maharashtra: Vikhe Patil among 13 new faces as Devendra Fadnavis rejigs team

While dropping six ministers, Fadnavis also inducted five junior ministers in the Cabinet expansion, which comes a day before the state’s monsoon session starts Monday.

Eknath Khadse left out of Maharashtra cabinet, says BJP promoting outsiders, ignoring party members

Although Khadse did not name chief minister Devendra Fadnavis or any organisation leader at the Centre, he made it clear that BJP's electoral success was an outcome of hard work and dedication of those like him for last forty years.

50-50 seat-sharing pact puts BJP in catch-22 situation ahead of Maharashtra polls

As per the seat-sharing formula, the BJP will contest on 135 seats and its ally Sena on 135. The remaining 18 seats would be given to smaller allies, such as Republican Party of India (A) and Rashtriya Samaj Party.

Maharashtra: Only 28.64% farmers got crop loan in 2018-19

Of the total 1.36 crore farmers in Maharashtra, 38.95 lakh farmers availed the crop loan during kharif and rabi seasons in 2018-19. The farmer’s poor access to crop loan is alarming, especially in wake of the severe drought.

Maharashtra government likely to extend more financial sops to drought-hit farmers

“Two possibilities are being discussed. The government may extend the cut-off date for the ongoing crop loan waiver from 2016-17 to 2018-19. Or introduce new guidelines to cover targeted segments of smaller and marginal farmers reeling under debt,” an official said.

Maharashtra CM meets Amit Shah to discuss Cabinet reshuffle, changes in state BJP unit

“Apart from extending my greetings to Shah who has just taken charge as Union Home Minister, I also discussed organisational matters. We are keen on a Cabinet reshuffle cum expansion,” Fadnavis said.

Lok Sabha elections: BJP won 5 out of 9 SC-ST seats in Maharashtra

Of the total nine reserved seats — SC (five) and ST (four) — out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, the BJP won five seats. Its alliance partner Shiv Sena won three and the Yuva Swabhimani Party one.

Maharashtra: Vikhe Patil resigns from Congress, likely to join BJP

Although Vikhe Patil’s resignation from the Congress was a foregone conclusion, it has set the process for other disenchanted Congress members to look for an alternative in the BJP ahead of the crucial Assembly elections.

Raosaheb Danve made MoS, state likely to get a new BJP president

A total of seven ministers, including four cabinet and three MoS rank, from the state took oath on Thursday. The other BJP faces in the cabinet from Maharashtra are Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal and Sanjay Dhotre. Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant and Republican Party of India’s Ramdas Athawale also made it to the council of ministers.

Lok Sabha poll results: BJP-Sena combine led in 233 of 288 Assembly segments

From the numbers, it appears that it is the Sena that has benefited from the Congress-NCP debacle. The Opposition allies have managed to keep their lead slightly above 20 seats each as compared to their 2014 Assembly tally. The Congress is down in 21 segments, and the NCP in 18.

Maharashtra: No drought impact, BJP-Sena polls over 50% votes in rural belt

Of the total 48 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP-Shiv Sena have performed better in rural Maharashtra, winning all the 27 seats despite severe drought conditions, which forced the Centre to sanction Rs 4,162 crore assistance.

Maharashtra accounts for 10% of women force in Lok Sabha

Five of the six women fielded by BJP won — Heena Gavit (Nandurbar), Raksha Khadse (Raver), Poonam Majahan (Mumbai North Central), Bharati Pawar (Dindori) and Pritam Munde (Beed). Kanchan Kool, who was fielded against Supriya Sule of the NCP in Baramati, was the only BJP woman candidate to lose.

BJP succeeded in winning support of new aspirational middle class: Prakash Ambedkar

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi’s Prakash Ambedkar, who lost both Akola and Solapur seats, tells Shubhangi Khapre how his front polled almost 14 per cent votes and his plans for the state elections.

Girish Mahajan emerges as new north Maharashtra strongman

A senior BJP leader said, “Khadse will continue in the core committee of the party. But there is no question of giving him any additional important role. The party has taken objection to his continued pin-pricks against the Fadnavis government in the Assembly and outside.”

Sugarcane farming: Maharashtra govt plans to replace flood irrigation with drip for cane

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has urged the state finance department to work out the budget for subsidies to help farmers meet the additional expenditure on drip irrigation infrastructure.

‘Drought in Maharashtra is manmade, worst in country,’ says Waterman of India Professor Rajendra Singh

The plan was to make Maharashtra a drought-free state by 2019 through reviving streams, constructing stop dams, working on nullahs and digging farm ponds.

In drought-hit Maharashtra, villagers look to cattle camps

The Marathwada region, which has eight districts, is the worst hit by the drought in Maharashtra.

Only 19% water stock left in dams across Maharashtra

Across the state, so far 19 dams have zero water stock, including Khadakpurna and Pentakli (Buldhana); Gosikhurd (Bhandara); Dina (Gadchiroli); Bham and Punegaon (Nashik); Pimpalgaon, Ghod and Temghar (Pune); Bhima (Solapur); Kundali Tata and Lonavala Tata.

Mumbai: Polls a litmus test for BJP star campaigner Devendra Fadnavis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are looking to Maharashtra, which has 48 Lok Sabha seats — second highest after Uttar Pradesh’s 80 Lok Sabha seats — to make up for any shortfalls in other states.