Articles by Sanjay Sawant
Jan 19, 2017
Nitesh Rane rewards vandals but why is Congress tolerant to such intolerance by its MLA?On 2 January this year, around 2.30 am, members of the radical outfit Sambhaji Brigade entered Sambhaji Garden maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation on Jangli Maharaj Road pulled down the statue of noted Marathi playwright and poet Ram Ganesh Gadkari, and dumped it in the Mutha river.
Jan 18, 2017
Owaisi brothers to contest BMC election: AIMIM present new challenges for Congress, Samajwadi PartyThe announcement of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) into the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation election is likely to play a crucial role with the Assauddin Owaisi-led party likely to attract minority votes that would have otherwise gone to the Indian National Congress or the Samajwadi Party.
Jan 17, 2017
Mumbai civic polls: Election body allows Rs 8 for a cup of coffee, candidates fume at paltry limitPolitical parties are furious with the SEC for such paltry limit as election expenses.
Jan 16, 2017
Shiv Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP seat-sharing talks to begin as battle for BMC hots upThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election will be held on 21 February, but until the time of writing, there have been no signs of an alliance between the Shiv Sena and BJP on one hand, or the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party on the other
Jan 13, 2017
BMC elections 2017: BJP, Shiv Sena workers keen on going it alone, but babus fear crossfireTop leadership of BJP and Shiv Sena both seem in favour of an alliance ahead of municipal polls to the BMC. However, neither set of office bearers and party cadre seem too excited about the idea
Jan 11, 2017
Ahead of civic polls, MNS bowls a googly and Raj Thackeray repeats his 2014 errorRaj Thackeray is a charismatic leader like his late uncle Bal Thackeray
Jan 10, 2017
Devendra Fadnavis clears the deck for BJP alliance with Shiv Sena for zilla parishad, civic pollsThe election to the 26 zilla parishads and 11 municipal corporations are round the corner and the State Election Commission could announce the schedule anytime bringing the Model Code of Conduct into immediate effect.
Jan 09, 2017
Maharashtra civic polls: Election dates to be announced soon, but no word on BJP-Sena allianceAfter the announcement of the election schedule for five states — Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur — the election code of conduct for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be announced in the next 48 hours.
Jan 05, 2017
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route unveiled; will go from BKC to Sabarmati in 150 minsPrime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is as good as ready on paper, with all land acquisition processes being personally monitored by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Jan 04, 2017
Demonetisation: RBI shifts focus to lower value currency notes to deal with cash crunchFormer chief information commissioner and RTI activist Shailesh Gandhi had termed RBI's attitude "sheer arrogance". "What the RBI is doing by refusing to answer queries under RTI is denying citizens their fundamental rights," Gandhi had told Firstpost in an interview.