Shubhangi Khapre

Articles By Shubhangi Khapre

Village adopted by Maharashtra CM Fadnavis gets Rs 18-crore facelift, but youth want jobs

Located along the state highway, Fetri in Hingna constituency has turned into an education hub, with both private and government institutes in operation.

Assembly election: BJP promises 1 crore jobs, drought-free Maharashtra and $1 trillion economy

While releasing the party’s Sankalpa Patra (manifesto), Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said: “The state is confident of creating one crore jobs in manufacturing, rural agriculture and service sectors."

Maharashtra: BJP goes hammer and tongs to reach poll position

According to a party source, the BJP has laid out a “micro-plan” for campaigning. “There is not a single Assembly segment which will be left out of our outreach plan,” the source said.

Devendra Fadnavis 2.0 — As Maharashtra heads to polls, the 49-yr-old looms large

In 2014, as a Brahmin CM in a Maratha-dominated political landscape, Fadnavis had a tall order — the Maratha quota agitation was threatening to blow up, and ally Sena and Opposition NCP-Cong were snapping at his heels. Five years and some deft politicking later, as Maharashtra heads to polls, the 49-year-old looms large

Maharashtra polls: BJP’s smaller allies choose lotus symbol for elections

Another sitting MLA from Versova, Bharati Lavekar, has filed her nomination as a BJP candidate for the second consecutive election. Lavekar belongs to Shiv Sangram Party led by Vinayak Mete.

Maharashtra elections: Ministers to chief whip, BJP veterans fall by the wayside

Stunning the state BJP unit in the fourth list of candidates released Friday, the BJP replaced Vinod Tawde, and Chandrasekhar Bawankule (both sitting ministers), Eknath Khadse and Prakash Mehta (former ministers in the Fadnavis government) and the party’s chief whip in the Assembly, Raj Purohit.

Maharashtra elections: In 3-way divide, a scramble for Dalit votes

The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena is relying on ally Republican Party of India (A), led by Ramdas Athawale, for their outreach to the community. The Congress-NCP is using in-house old guards to appeal to Dalit voters, who were traditionally Congress voters.

Maharashtra assembly polls: Between new love & old loyalty

In the 2014 Assembly elections, the Marathas had voted for a party that they believed would deliver the promise of a quota for the community. Five years later, and the promise kept, it is not clear if the BJP can this time take a vote of thanks for granted.

In Focus: ‘VBA will spring surprises in Western Maharashtra’

The decision to go solo in the elections has set many Ambedkarites wondering whether the VBA chief would be able to pull off such a mammoth exercise, which would require both resources and manpower.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis: Cementing his place as BJP’s top shot in Maharashtra

Fadnavis remains the most acceptable and credible face of the organisation and government in Maharashtra.

In last 24 years, Sena’s political growth lower than BJP in Maharashtra

The only exception where the Shiv Sena and BJP did not contest assembly elections together was 2014.

Maharashtra: Want naya Kashmir, we need to embrace all Kashmiris, says Modi in Nashik

Addressing a public rally in Nashik to mark the conclusion of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s Mahajanadesh Yatra, Modi said development of every Kashmiris is his government’s commitment and pledge. “A violence-free Kashmir is our promise,” he added.

Maharashtra: PM’s bold decision to make me CM, didn’t conform to social engineering norms,’ says Fadnavis

Addressing a rally in Nashik, Fadnavis said: “I express my deep gratitude to the PM for reposing his faith in me to lead the state in 2014. It was a bold decision, as it did not conform to the traditional norms of social engineering.”

Maharashtra’s turn to make use of Fadnavis’ leadership qualities: PM Modi

Modi was addressing a rally in Nashik on the concluding day of the CM’s Mahajanadesh Yatra.

Maha CM at Konkan: Govt wants Asia’s biggest, first ‘green’ oil refinery at Ratnagiri

The remark, made at public meetings in the Konkan region during his Mahajanadesh Yatra, came a day after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the proposed Aarey car shed in Mumbai would go the way of the Nanar oil refinery.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena may have to play second fiddle as BJP seeks bigger seat share

With the BJP adamant that it will not contest on less than 153 seats, Sena is left with a maximum of 117 seats.

Fadnavis targets NCP after workers raise slogans at his rally

He added, “Does this (sloganeering) mean no leader of any other political party should hold rallies in Baramati? Is Article 370 enacted there?”

Baramati ready for parivartan: CM Fadnavis

Fadnavis questioned the NCP for being non-committal in Parliament on the scrapping of Article 370.

Solutions to drought, water scarcity set to decide how Marathwada votes

While between 2016 and 2018, the region was the epicentre of violent Maratha quota agitation, this year, issues of drought and water scarcity are going to decide how the people of Marathwada vote in the state polls.

Maharashtra govt to channel surplus water from western flowing rivers to Godavari basin

The Rs 15,000-crore project has been approved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who heads the Maharashtra State Water Council. The state water resources department has been directed to prepare a draft proposal for the execution of the project.