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.
A meeting between former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray amid speculations over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MNS coming together has become a talking point over the past few days read more
The team which will be assisting Uddhav Thackeray include two key Sena leaders, Subhash Desai and Eknath Shinde; party youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray; party MP Sanjay Raut; and his secretary, Milind Narvekar. read more
On Saturday morning, Ajit Pawar, 60, elected legislative party leader of the Nationalist Congress Party, surprised everyone by allying with Fadnavis to form a BJP-NCP government in the state, “for the sake of farmers” as he himself put it. read more