Strategic alliances

Print edition : April 26, 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (kneeling down) with other leaders at the first BJP-Sena Lok Sabha election rally in Kolhapur on March 24. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former Congress Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at an election meeting to campaign for NCP candidate Udayanraje Bhosle at Karad on March 23. Photo: Uday Deolekar

Residents of Wadi area, located around 8 km from Nagpur city, arrange large drums to collect water supplied once a week by the Municipal Corporation. Photo: S. Sudarshan

Ujwala Patekar, Jyoti Kshirsagar, Neelima Dable, Archana Ganesh Thakre and Sarla Kadu of Kurzadi Fort village in Wardha. The village has witnessed 150 farmer suicides in the past decade. Photo: ANUPAMA KATAKAM

Vijay Jawandhia, leader of the Kisan Shetkari Sanghatana, holds a cloth bag given at a BJP rally. He says the party has spelt out the problems of farmers on the bag but does not hold itself responsible for the situation. Photo: Anupama Katakam

Maharashtra sees the BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-NCP alliances sticking together after initial hiccups and the newly formed Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi tying up with the AIMIM with an eye on Dalit and Muslim votes.
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