PrakashAmbedkar also said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has assured him of reopening all religious places in Maharashtra in the next eight days.
Published on Aug 31, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Nadeem Inamdar
The case came to light when the party representatives asked for details of the work done around the flyover.
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Shalaka Shinde
Dalit leaders are upset not just by Ambedkar’s fruitless political/electoral ambitions but also by his ideological inconsistency
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Sujata Anandan
A VBA member, who is set to take part in the protest, said there would be demonstrations in some areas but neither traffic nor the people would be impacted. Schools and colleges functioned as per their regular schedules during the first shift.
Published on Jan 24, 2020 01:14 PM IST
In Pune city, Mukta Tilak (BJP) will contest from Kasba, while Madhuri Misal (BJP) is pitted against Ashwini Kadam (NCP) in Parvati
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | HT Correspondent
The Hyderabad-based party had earlier ended its alliance with the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), led by Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar.
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 09:23 PM IST
Aurangabad |Press Trust of India
Sena mouthpiece Saamana’s editorial, hit out at VBA president Prakash Ambedkar while claiming that vote-bank politics around one religion and caste does not succeed in Maharashtra.
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Swapnil Rawal
The Congress said that it did its best to convince Ambedkar of the danger posed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance.
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 05:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | Naresh Kamath
The VBA has petitioned the Bombay high court, seeking declaration of the recent Lok Sabha polls null and void on the grounds of EVM malfunctioning
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Naresh Kamath
Mane, who is one of the reputable Dalit literary figures, accused Ambedkar of giving importance to people who were affiliated with Hindutva and handing over the VBA to them.
Published on Jul 05, 2019 03:39 AM IST
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, the presence of VBA candidates led to defeat of the Congress-NCP in nine seats, as the anti-BJP votes got split between them.
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 02:38 AM IST
Addressing the media at a press conference in Ballard Estate, he raised questions over the validity of EVMs and the elected government.
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 01:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiSurendra Gangan
The VBA polled more than 7% votes and ensured a major setback to the alliance convened by Congress and NCP
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 07:02 AM IST
The state Congress unit met on Sunday to devise a strategy to woo the Dalit community ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra.
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 03:10 AM IST
Cong, NCP, smaller allies meet; agree VBA hurt them in LS polls, divided on MNS
Updated on May 29, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
Many in the Congress-NCP are now the split in the Opposition votes by Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi
Updated on May 27, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Shailesh Gaikwad
Senior Congress leaders and former chief ministers of the state — Ashok Chavan and Sushil Kumar Shinde — were defeated in their respective constituencies of Nanded and Solapur with the approximate number of votes that went to the VBA.
Updated on May 25, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Abhay Khairnar and Parth Welankar
Five years later, Jaleel, 46, has hit national headlines as he wrested a difficult Aurangabad seat from four-time Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire by a slim margin of 4,000+ votes.
Published on May 25, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Hindustan TImes, Pune | Yogesh Joshi
The VBA, in alliance with the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), polled 41.08 lakh (7.63%) votes in the state.
Published on May 25, 2019 04:30 AM IST
Mumbai | Naresh Kamath
The Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) appears to have played an instrumental role in defeating the Opposition alliance. On the other hand, Raj Thackeray-led MNS failed to make any impact on poll results.
Updated on May 24, 2019 03:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Faisal Malik, Mumbai
But it must be seen if the OBCs have shed their caste consciousness enough to support a party led by a Dalit
Updated on May 13, 2019 09:55 PM IST
He said the next PM would neither be from BJP nor Congress, adding that former PM HD Deve Gowda is a dark horse in such a situation
Published on May 03, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Caste equations, the agrarian crisis and water scarcity will dictate poll results in 2019 in the Dindori constituency of Nashik district in North Maharashtra, according to experts
Published on Apr 26, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | , MumbaiEeshanpriya M S
Apart from agrarian crises and unemployment, the BJP government is also battling Dalit resentment owing to incidents such as the Rohit Vemula case, issues with the probe into the Bhima-Koregaon violence and confusion over reservation.
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Tanushree Venkatraman
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.
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 07:49 AM IST
All three Lok Sabha candidates are firmly in the running making this seat toughest to call.
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 03:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | Yogesh Joshi
The NCP, however, ridiculed the allegations saying that the same had been made earlier and Pawar had pointed out that condition put by Dawood was not acceptable.
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 12:57 AM IST
Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Friday declared candidates for 39 of the 48 seats in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. He also finally ruled out any alliance with the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine.
Published on Mar 16, 2019 04:20 AM IST
Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar put an end to the possibility of joining the Opposition coalition on Tuesday, saying that his front, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), will contest all 48 seats in the state in the Lok Sabha elections.
Published on Mar 13, 2019 12:30 AM IST
Ambedkar, who heads the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), was expected to contest from Akola. “I have decided to contest from Solapur,” he said.
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 11:55 PM IST
HT Correspondent, Mumbai