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Monday, Sep 23, 2019
Shailesh Gaikwad

Shailesh Gaikwad


Shailesh Gaikwad is senior associate editor, Hindustan Times. He heads the political bureau in HT’s Mumbai edition. In his career of over 18 years, he has covered Maharashtra politics, state government and urban governance issues.

articles by Shailesh Gaikwad (511 results)
Sep 13, 2019 19:17
The defections are happening in the Congress too but they are mostly legislators or middle level leaders. However, the NCP has seen exodus of senior leaders, many of whom were long time aides of Pawar or nurtured by the Maratha strongman. read more
Sep 09, 2019 23:47
In 2005, when the city saw unprecedented rainfall and the subsequent devastation, people were furious with the city and state governments. In 14 years, not much has changed but fewer questions are being raised. read more
Aug 28, 2019 23:35
While forging an alliance with the Shiv Sena for the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had promised that the two parties would contest equal number of seats in the state assembly elections to be held later this year. read more
Aug 27, 2019 01:00
The NCP, as well as its ally the Congress, are facing a decline in the support of voters, and several of their key leaders have crossed over to the ruling combine read more
Aug 20, 2019 00:22
From a favourite in August 2011, Thackeray has become an adversary of Modi now. Will he face the heat with the ED breathing down his neck? Will this ‘victimisation’ create sympathy for him among the Marathi voters? read more
Aug 12, 2019 23:57
Experts are pointing out how the administration was not adequately prepared to handle the situation read more
Aug 09, 2019 23:24
The unfortunate incident is symbolic of what happens if the state and local authorities do not respond to a situation anticipating the extent of the problem. read more
Aug 01, 2019 23:32
Fadnavis has established himself as party’s top leader who is in complete control. He ran the government effectively though there could be different opinions about its performance. read more
Jul 30, 2019 00:11
Today’s party swapping is not happening for the first time and the current spate of defections won’t be the last such instance read more
Jul 23, 2019 01:12
The Kesarbai building collapse has highlighted the long-pending problem of redevelopment of old, dilapidated buildings, especially in the island city. read more
Jul 16, 2019 01:19
The party leadership thinks Thorat’s soft-spoken nature would take unite all warring factions within the state unit when the party needs all hands on the deck in its difficult time read more
Jul 09, 2019 00:23
Barely three months before the crucial assembly elections, the party seems to be leaderless and directionless. read more
Jun 25, 2019 01:22
The party with more Assembly seats would get chief ministership and with that influence, would dominate politically read more