Articles by Sanjay Sawant
Feb 18, 2017
BMC election 2017: BJP, Shiv Sena campaign hoardings dot the Mumbai skylineCampaign for the BMC election that will be held on 21 February will end on Sunday. The battle for the 227 seats of the BMC reached a fever pitch with Mumbai's skyline dotted with hoardings of the rival parties — the BJP and the Shiv Sena, leaving little space for other parties like the Congress, NCP and MNS.
Feb 16, 2017
BMC Election 2017: BJP, Shiv Sena get personal with attacks as polling day draws nearBJP's Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray have indulged in a vicious personal attack on each other ahead of the BMC election
Feb 14, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: It's a Fadnavis vs Thackeray battle as BJP, Sena gear up for municipal electionsThough there are nine other municipal corporations which will simultaneously go to polls, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and BJP's Devendra Fadnavis are both focussing on Mumbai
Feb 09, 2017
Governor Vidyasagar Rao may face two-course trouble as Shiv Sena threatens to quit Maharashtra govtThe Shiv Sena chief gave clear indications couple of days back when he said that the Fadnavis government is on "notice period".
Feb 09, 2017
Mumbai civic poll: BMC corporators earn Rs 10,000 a month but they made crores in five yearsSince 2012, many standing committee members have seen manifold jumps in their property as declared in their affidavits.
Feb 08, 2017
Sasikala vs Panneerselvam: Governor Vidyasagar Rao bides time in Mumbai as he takes legal advice on TN dramaIn the midst of the ongoing leadership crisis in Tamil Nadu between AIADMK leaders O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala, staking their claim on the chief ministerial chair, Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who also serves as Maharashtra governor, is unlikely to visit the state in the next few days, claim sources.
Feb 07, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: Shiv Sena parachutes Hardik Patel to woo Gujarati votes, wean off growing BJP influenceIn a major boost to its campaign to win a fifth consecutive term in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced that Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel will campaign for the party in the run-up to the crucial 21 February polls to the 227-seat corporation.
Feb 02, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: BJP, Shiv Sena wary of mutiny, keeps final lists of candidates on holdAccording to sources, many Shiv Sena rebel candidates are likely to file nominations as independent candidates.
Jan 27, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: Fate of Devendra Fadnavis govt hangs in balance as Shiv Sena hardens standThe BJP needs a minimum of 145 to stay in the majority and in the event Shiv Sena walks out of the alliance it will fall short by a whopping 23 seats in the number game.
Jan 26, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: Shiv Sena-BJP alliance deadlock likely to end, but egos may remain a challengeThe deadlock over alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janta Party for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal polls has continued longer than expected. However, the suspense is likely to get over by 6 pm on Thursday when Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray will make a final announcement on its poll strategy.