More than two decades later, as he lays the ground for his own electoral debut, Aaditya Thackeray, the Shiv Sena heir apparent, has seized on environmental issues, to stake out an identity for himself as a “woke” champion of socially progressive values.
CPI(M) central committee member Dr Ashok Dhawale speaks to The Indian Express about his party’s poll prospects and why it is allying with the Congress-NCP combine, of which it has been critical in the past.
Hyder Azam, vice-president of Mumbai BJP, speaks to The Indian Express on why Muslims need to vote for the BJP and how he hopes the party should grant tickets to at least five candidates from the community in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Aurangabad MP Imtiaz Jaleel speaks to The Indian Express about his party’s poll prospects, the status of Muslims in Indian polity and why its attempt at striking a Dalit-Muslim political front came unstuck.
The Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) was registered Monday, ED sources said Tuesday, adding that the case is based on an FIR filed by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police in connection with alleged irregularities in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.
At a recent meeting, held by Sharad Pawar in Nashik, residents of Yeola, including the NCP chief’s one-time ally Manikrao Shinde, reportedly urged Pawar to ensure that Bhujbal did not get a ticket this time.
This will help at least 200 manual typewriting institutes in the state, but the move has upset more than 3,000 institute owners who have stopped offering manual typewriting classes and sold their typewriters after the state’s 2017 order.
As the ongoing series in The Indian Express showed, after speaking to officials and individuals part of the programme, the deradicalisation programme has helped pull back 120 youth, including six women, from the brink of jihadi recruitment.
The Shiv Sena was the early bird with a Jan Ashirwad Yatra fronted by Yuva Sena chief and party scion Aditya Thackeray. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis followed with his own month-long Maha Janadesh Yatra which began Thursday and the NCP, too, has planned one.