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Past articles by Abhiram:

Chandrakant Patil is new Maharashtra BJP chief

Patil, 60, is the Maratha face of the BJP in the state and has been holding the number two position in the Fadnavis government .Founder of real estate firm Lodha Group, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, has been appointed as the president of the Mumbai BJP → Read More

Fadnavis returns triumphantly to Pandharpur after winning over Marathas

Devendra Fadnavis has always performed the puja to the Vitthal-Rukmini deity at Pandharpur in Solapur district on the auspicious day of aashadhi ekdashi.Fadnavis had performed the puja in 2015, 2016 and 2017 when was chief minister. However, last year he had to cancel the visit → Read More

Raj Thackeray meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

The meeting that happened months before Maharashtra Assembly polls has set alliance bells ringing in political circles .However, an MNS leader described the meeting as a 'courtesy call' → Read More

Big boost for Fadnavis as HC upholds Maratha quota

The Bombay High Court, however, curtailed the quantum of quota from 16% to 12% in education and 13% in jobs.The HC rejected petitions challenging the quota and the state government law, paving the way for admission to educational institutes, including professional courses and government recruitment → Read More

BJP faces Shiv Sena tie-up dilemma in Maharashtra

While some want to go solo in state polls, others say it may numerically weaken NDA.In alliance with the Shiv Sena in the state, the BJP will get to contest in 144 assembly seats → Read More

Maharashtra ATS on alert after suspicious packet found on Shalimar Express

Explosives were found from Shalimar express coming from West Bengal, Kolkata.Five to six gelatin sticks laced with wires were found in a suspicious bag → Read More

After Lok Sabha debacle, Congress in Maharashtra likely to implode

Vikhe-Patil resigns as Congress MLA.Rebel Congress MLA says 8-10 Congress legislators in touch with BJP → Read More

Elections 2019: in MP, fight is to regain lost ground

Thirteen of Madhya Pradesh’s 29 Lok Sabha constituencies have voted, and as eight more prepare for polling on 12 May, Mint takes a look at the seats seeing close contests in a state where BJP and Congress are in a direct fight → Read More

Elections 2019: In Vidisha, loan waivers matter

The message says the state government has deposited ₹2 lakh into his “non-performing account” to waive his debt and he is now eligible for a fresh crop loan.This is the central theme of Chouhan’s campaign to avenge the BJP’s narrow defeat in the 2018 assembly polls → Read More

Elections 2019: Why battle for Bhopal is similar to Begusarai

If Begusarai symbolized the clash between the Right and the Left, Bhopal is the centre of a conflict between the BJP’s aggressive Hindutva and the Congress’ defensive Hindutva.While Pragya is all saffron, Digvijaya shows shades of saffron → Read More

Development crucial to the new BJP voter, not identity

The party’s new voters attach importance to performance and aspirations rather than caste, community, language.The Thane Lok Sabha constituency went to polls, along with 16 other seats in Maharashtra, on 29 April → Read More

PM Modi’s rallies in Maharashtra today to give campaign a leg-up

Will address rallies in Dindori and Nandurbar—both seats go to polls in the fourth phase on 29 April.Shiv Sena leadership and cadres have been demanding that Modi campaign in the Konkan region → Read More

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, joins Shiv Sena

Priyanka Chaturvedi said she had never even asked for a ticket from Mathura, though her family came from there.She said she was hurt by the “misbehaviour” of some Congress party office-bearers with her → Read More

Drought-hit Marathwada, Vidarbha disenchanted with Elections 2019

On 18 April, these victims of drought will vote, though they have little hope of a positive change irrespective of who wins the elections.In Latur, which in 2016 became the first city in India to be supplied drinking water by a specially commissioned train, has been the epicentre of this drought → Read More

Maharashtra alliances face their first major test today

As 10 LS constituencies in state go to polls, BJP-Sena-RPI seeks to repeat 2014 performance against Cong-NCP.The second phase assumes a greater significance for the saffron alliance → Read More

From old warhorses to dynasts, Maharashtra battlefield has them all

Shinde’s main rival is the BJP)-Shiv Sena-Republican Party of India (Athawale) candidate Jaysidheshwar Swami of the Lingayat community known as Maharaj.The Solapur constituency, famous for its shrines, textiles, and the shengdana chutney, is the southern tip of the landscape that starts from Pune → Read More

Meet the two centenarians who have voted in every general election

Both exercise their franchise with a sense of commitment as they think it’s their fundamental duty to do so → Read More

Top guns make most of last day of campaigning for first phase of polls

Rahul Gandhi, at Gaya, says Congress has come up with ‘NYAY’ (justice), the proposed minimum income guarantee scheme, to undo the ‘anyay’ (injustice) done by Modi govt.Voting for 91 of 543 Lok Sabha seats spread over 20 states and Union territories takes place on 11 April → Read More

PM Modi says Cong manifesto has life till May 23, BJP Sankalp Patra for 5 years

The NDA will go beyond the BJP’s Sankalp Patra, deliver more than promised: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.National Democratic Alliance committed to building a strong and new India → Read More

Election campaign brings Modi, Uddhav together after 3 years

The prime minister and the Shiv Sena president are likely to hold at least two more joint rallies in Maharashtra.The uneasy relationship between Thackeray and Modi was evident even at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in December 2016 → Read More