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Ashok Jagtap appointed Mumbai Congress chief

The faction ridden party was without a full time city president since Milind Deora quit the post following the party’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Ashok Jagtap succeeds veteran leader Eknath Gaikwad, who was the acting president after Milind Deora quit following the party’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. (Photo @abhijitsapkal1)
Ashok Jagtap succeeds veteran leader Eknath Gaikwad, who was the acting president after Milind Deora quit following the party’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. (Photo @abhijitsapkal1)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 12:20 AM IST
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Maharashtra assembly election 2019: Rahul Gandhi to start his campaign in Latur, Mumbai

Varsha Gaikwad is the daughter of the Congress’ Mumbai unit chief Eknath Gaikwad and seeking re-election from the assembly constituency for the fourth time.
This is the first time the Gandhi will campaign for the Congress in the assembly elections after the party’s humiliating defeat in the April-May Lok Sabha election. He just returned from a trip abroad.(HT image)
This is the first time the Gandhi will campaign for the Congress in the assembly elections after the party’s humiliating defeat in the April-May Lok Sabha election. He just returned from a trip abroad.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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Congress finalises names for half of city seats

Four sitting city MLAs and a few former legislators are among those to be finalised by the committee. “We are again meeting on September 14 to finalise Mumbai and Maharashtra candidates.
The first list will be announced after it,” said KC Padvi, state legislative party leader and member of the committee.(HT image)
The first list will be announced after it,” said KC Padvi, state legislative party leader and member of the committee.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 03:13 AM IST
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Maharashtra polls: Congress screening committee to discuss Mumbai candidates today

After finalising its seat-sharing with Nationalist Congress Party by conceding to give the latter seven seats, the Congress has decided to fight the remaining 29 seats in Mumbai.
The screening committee will finalise the names of the candidates on Wednesday,” said Eknath Gaikwad, acting Mumbai Congress president.(HT image)
The screening committee will finalise the names of the candidates on Wednesday,” said Eknath Gaikwad, acting Mumbai Congress president.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 02:49 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySurendra Gangan

Eknath Gaikwad is now acting president of Mumbai Congress unit

Deora resigned as the president of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) in July, after the party lost all five seats it contested in Mumbai in the Lok Sabha elections. Gaikwad was then appointed the working president for the Mumbai Congress.
The Congress leadership on Friday accepted the resignation of Milind Deora as the Mumbai Congress president and appointed Eknath Gaikwad as the acting president of the city unit. ( HT Photo)
The Congress leadership on Friday accepted the resignation of Milind Deora as the Mumbai Congress president and appointed Eknath Gaikwad as the acting president of the city unit. ( HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 03:15 AM IST
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Congress to hold ‘awareness drives’ to woo dalit voters

The state Congress unit met on Sunday to devise a strategy to woo the Dalit community ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra.
The meeting was attended by leaders such as Nitin Raut, Eknath Gaikwad, Varsha Gaikwad and Ramesh Bagwe.(HT Photo)
The meeting was attended by leaders such as Nitin Raut, Eknath Gaikwad, Varsha Gaikwad and Ramesh Bagwe.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 03:10 AM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: A day after polls, work and play keep candidates busy

In Mumbai North, Congress’s star candidate, actor Urmila Matondkar said she will keep track of the other elections in the coming days.
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 11:05 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Low turnout in Congress bastion of South Central may give Sena a high

Rahul Shewale, the sitting MP, is facing veteran Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad in this constituency, which spreads from Dadar to Anushakti Nagar.
Security personnel outside a relatively empty polling booth at Antop Hill warehouse complex.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Security personnel outside a relatively empty polling booth at Antop Hill warehouse complex.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 07:55 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Phase 4: A look at the contest on 17 seats in Maharashtra

This fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 includes three parliamentary constituencies from western Maharashtra, four from Konkan region, four from north Maharashtra and six seats from Mumbai. It will be the last phase of polling as it will cover all the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Polling in 31 seats has already been held in the first three phases.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Maharashtra, which sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha, will hold elections in 17 seats in the fourth round of the seven-phased general election on Monday.(PTI File Photo)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Maharashtra, which sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha, will hold elections in 17 seats in the fourth round of the seven-phased general election on Monday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 10:18 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In south central Mumbai battleground, old guard takes on young gun

Gaikwad’s focus is clear –the failure of the Narendra Modi-led Government, and Shewale’s poor performance in raising his voice in Delhi to make Mumbai a world-class city.
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Updated on Apr 24, 2019 03:52 AM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: How’s the fight in Mumbai South Central

Fifteen years on, Gaikwad, 79, is hoping to repeat history, this time taking on the sitting Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale, who is 34 years younger to him.
Fifteen years on, Gaikwad, 79, is hoping to repeat history, this time taking on the sitting Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale, who is 34 years younger to him.(HT)
Fifteen years on, Gaikwad, 79, is hoping to repeat history, this time taking on the sitting Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale, who is 34 years younger to him.(HT)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Uddhav: Fight is between nations, not two religions

Dharavi is part of the Mumbai South Central constituency, where Sena’s Rahul Shewale is contesting against Congress’s Eknath Gaikwad.
Thackeray took on the Opposition parties for lack of leadership, vision and a PM candidate. He attacked the Congress and added that the people of the country have not forgotten its string of scams.(HT Photo)
Thackeray took on the Opposition parties for lack of leadership, vision and a PM candidate. He attacked the Congress and added that the people of the country have not forgotten its string of scams.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2019 06:53 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress MLA from city, Kolambkar to join BJP

Congress candidate in Mumbai South Central constituency Eknath Gaikwad downplayed the development. “It’s good that finally Kolambkar has made a decision. However, it will not have impact on me. I will definitely win as people are with me,” he said.
His decision would be a shot in the arm for the Sena, as he is popular in central Mumbai’s Parel-Bhoiwada belt. Ironically, Kolambkar had quit the Sena with Rane in 2005.(Hindustan Times)
His decision would be a shot in the arm for the Sena, as he is popular in central Mumbai’s Parel-Bhoiwada belt. Ironically, Kolambkar had quit the Sena with Rane in 2005.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 08:04 AM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: All party candidates head to Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai

With Dalit votes likely to be divided during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the 128th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar on Sunday saw parties trying to woo Dalit voters.
BJP candidate from Mumbai North East Manoj Kotak and the party’s sitting MP Kirit Somaiya pay their respects to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Chaityabhoomi in Dadar on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
BJP candidate from Mumbai North East Manoj Kotak and the party’s sitting MP Kirit Somaiya pay their respects to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Chaityabhoomi in Dadar on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mumbai South Central in Maharashtra has been a Sena bastion

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014-(Photo--Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014-(Photo--Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha polls: Cautious Congress asks Ashok Chavan to contest polls

Congress finalises Eknath Gaikwad as Mumbai South Central candidate; likely to re-nominate Satav from Hingoli.
Chavan and Satav were the party’s only two winning candidates in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Chavan and Satav were the party’s only two winning candidates in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 09:02 AM IST
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Priya Dutt, Milind Deora, Eknath Gaikwad, Sanjay Nirupam: Congress candidates from Mumbai?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s visit helps solve issues related to disputed seats, alliance with small parties and party candidates.
After Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s city visit on Friday, the Mumbai unit of the party has almost finalised candidates for four of the five seats they will contest in the Lok Sabha polls.
After Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s city visit on Friday, the Mumbai unit of the party has almost finalised candidates for four of the five seats they will contest in the Lok Sabha polls.
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai
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