BJP's Udayanraje Bhosale routed in Satara bypoll: How NCP chief Sharad Pawar's rain-soaked speech downed Shivaji's descendant
On Thursday, the BJP's Udayanraje Bhosale faced the unexpected: a shock defeat in the Satara Lok Sabha bypoll in Maharashtra at the hands of Shriniwas Patil, a former governor of Sikkim and close aide of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.
'Drenched' Sharad Pawar completes Satara rally amid heavy downpour, apologises to crowd for fielding Udayanraje Bhosale as LS candidate
Sharad Pawar's public confession ahead of Assembly polls came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the NCP president by saying that he lacked the courage to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the constituency.
With agricultural finances stalled, Nanded banks say Fadnavis-led Maharashtra govt worsened credit crisis with shoddy farm loan waiver plan
The virtual non-delivery of farm loan waiver, and the repercussions that followed, will play a crucial role when Maharashtra goes to polls on 21 October, believes former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and a prominent Congress leader from Nanded, Ashok Chavan.
Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: Marathas happy with BJP's quota move in Marathwada, cite decreasing farm income
Over a year after the Maratha agitators took to the streets of various cities in Maharashtra to press for a host of demands, the Maharashtra government has only partially succeeded in placating them
Only 39% of crop loan disbursement target met in poll-bound Aurangabad; farmers seek private lenders as banks, political parties play blame game
In May 2019, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis okayed a 4.24 lakh crore annual credit plan, which included Rs 87,000-crore credit plan for agriculture. He urged the banks to give maximum loans to farmers by being sensitive in order to achieve the target.
SC remands poll affidavit case against Fadnavis to trial court: Beyond optics and ammo for opposition, case won't dent CM's poll prospects
The judgment has come at a time when the Election Commission announced the dates for Maharashtra Assembly elections and Fadnavis is the incumbent chief minister and face of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) campaign in the state. While it might 'politically' harm his prospects, legally it would not help opposition much beyond creating some high-decibel noise.