Shubhangi Khapre, The Indian Express

Shubhangi Khapre

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Mumbai, MH, India

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Past articles by Shubhangi:

Behind Kejriwal’s surprise bid to meet Uddhav: Fixing common targets, from BJP to BMC polls

Sena (UBT) insiders said by extending solidarity to Uddhav, AAP chief was sending out a message to BJP dispensation against 'misuse' of central agencies against regional parties → Read More

Behind Pawar’s pivot on EC’s Shiv Sena order: Larger game, immediate gains

Days after saying he did not want to get into a debate on the polling body’s order to recognise Eknath Shinde’s group as the real Sena, the NCP chief says, “Never seen EC take away absolute control of a party.” → Read More

Behind BJP’s overtures to MVA for uncontested bypolls: MLC election rout, internal rumblings

With MVA rejecting BJP's appeal, Congress and NCP have fielded their candidates in Feb 26 Kasba Peth and Pimpri-Chinchwad bypolls respectively → Read More

Amid alliance talks with the MVA, Prakash Ambedkar plays mind games by baiting Pawar

VBA will fight the BMC polls in alliance with the Shiv Sena (UBT), but keeps all sides guessing with remarks regarding the NCP chief → Read More

PM Modi came, he smiled, CM Eknath Shinde conquered

In gestures and words, PM went out of his way to put the Maharashtra CM at ease during his Mumbai visit, counter Opp claims of rift → Read More

Prakash Ambedkar: Lone ranger, distant from BJP, Congress, NCP; sought after by both Senas

VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar seems to have kept his pre-poll alliance options open, leaving ruling and Oppn camps guessing in a bid to boost his bargaining position vis-a-vis both Senas → Read More

Eknath Shinde facing Opposition heat, Maharashtra govt pulls Lokayukta move out of hat

The Lokayukta Act will likely derail the Maha Vikas Aghadi’s attempts to corner the CM in the Nagpur Improvement Trust land allotment case → Read More

As MVA guns for CM Shinde in Nagpur land scam, BJP gets a breather, senses opportunity

During the ongoing Maharashtra Legislature session, Oppn MVA seems to have changed tack as part of a strategy, targeting CM Shinde while going soft on BJP and Deputy CM Fadnavis. → Read More

Newsmaker | Jayant Patil: Key cog in NCP machine, Maharashtra’s youngest-ever finance minister

Nationalist Congress Party’s Maharashtra president Jayant Patil has criticised the BJP-Shinde government’s “dictatorial” attitude after he was suspended from the state Assembly for the duration of the Winter Session. → Read More

Belagavi row: More than geography, politics at play

Ratcheting up tensions helps all parties play to the gallery ahead of Assembly elections in Karnataka, civic polls in Maharashtra → Read More

Medha Patkar saga: From Narmada anti-dam movement face to fighter for many causes

NBA leader and social activist Medha Patkar has again come in line of BJP's fire, in its current Gujarat polls campaign, for being ‘anti-development’, a charge she rejects. → Read More

Minuses also plus: Civic body by civic body, BJP, Shinde Sena work out alliance maths

“The BJP and Shinde Sena will contest as alliance partners in some civic polls. In others, they will contest separately,” Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. → Read More

Andheri (East) no-contest: The bypoll bonhomie hides many internal tussles

MNS sent out a message to both Uddhav Sena and BJP by its overture; BJP may have made good of a bad situation. → Read More

Mrs Uddhav Thackeray’s star appearance on Eknath Shinde turf has Sena applauding, speculating

Rashmi or 'Vahinisaheb' has always preferred to stay behind the scenes; the attendance at a Thane Puja is out of character but in step with the boost party needs → Read More

Navratri the stage for Maximum City battle, BJP outdoes Uddhav Sena

BJP, with eyes on BMC, organising 300 dance events across Mumbai while former ally falls by the wayside. → Read More

Sena ball in EC court: Uddhav camp braces for long ‘bow and arrow’ battle, Shinde team upbeat

The top court's decision came as a shot in the arm to the Shinde-led rebel Sena faction, which was jolted last week when the Bombay High Court rejected its plea and allowed the Uddhav Sena to hold its traditional Dusshera rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. → Read More

BJP alliance up in air, Raj Thackeray eyes Sena space for MNS revival via civic polls

Raj Thackeray's tour in Vidarbha is aimed at doing the spadework for setting up the MNS's organisational bases across the cotton region ahead of the civic polls across Maharashtra. → Read More

Shinde-Fadnavis govt may push Nanar refinery to offset anger over Vedanta-Foxconn

Resentment within local BJP leadership, sees its interests sacrificed for central gains → Read More

Will he quit, won’t he? Ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan keeps Congress guessing

Ashok Chavan has been lying low within the Congress, and is known to be unhappy since the party promoted an “outsider” like Nana Patole (he defected from the BJP) to, first, the Speaker of the Assembly and then Maharashtra PCC president. → Read More

With double its usual dahi handis, BJP climbs the Mumbai power pyramid

Uddhav Sena feels the pinch as BJP, Eknath Shinde faction steal the show → Read More