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He famously engineered many defections and party splits. With his own MLAs now deserting the NCP ship, is political karma catching up with Sharad Pawar?
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Aaditya Thackeray 2.0: Meet the urban, urbane Shiv Sena leader who's visibly evolved in the last 9 years
Once known for banning a book, Aaditya 2.0 stands for a moderate, modern and sensitive politics, starkly different from how you'd imagine the Shiv Sena. What's driving the change?
Uddhav Thackeray fights for farmers’ payments, issues ultimatum to insurance companies but misses the point
As the chorus against inadequate insurance compensation grows in almost all states, Thackeray has found an opportunity to boost the morale of his party just in time for the Assembly elections.
The Sena scion is making new inroads with his brand of party politics but not without opposition – will he be able to succeed?
But even as the two leaders get closer, many wonder about the rising speculation about Aditya Thackeray for Maharashtra's next CM.
He came out of the blue four and a half years ago. Now, his imprint on the Maharashtra BJP as well as governance in the state is unmistakable.
Sanjay Raut: 'Shiv Sena is a national party now. And we think burqa should be banned in the interests of national security'
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP, spoke with Rohit E David on why the party wants a burqa ban, Sena-BJP, Hindutva, Marathi manoos and becoming a national party.
There is palpable anger among Muslim, Dalit and agricultural communities against BJP. But has the Congress capitalised on this? Has the Modi Wave swept again? How is Raj Thackeray impacting the polls?
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Priyanka Chaturvedi: 'Congress speaks of ideological change. But it uses Raj Thackeray. Doesn’t it show lack of leadership?'
Priyanka Chaturvedi left the Congress and joined the Shiv Sena last week. She spoke with Rohit E David on what she faced in the Congress, going from a national to a regional party and why she thinks this is Shiv Sena 2.0.
| 7-minute read