Assembly Elections

Maharashtra Assembly election: Missing the wood for the trees

Print edition : November 08, 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at road show for Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in Navi Mumbai on October 15. Photo: PTI

NCP chief Sharad Pawar during a campaign meeting in support of the Congress-NCP candidate Vijay Ghormade (not in the photograph), at Butibori near Nagpur on October 10. Photo: PTI

Praful Patel of the NCP was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate on October 15 in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged illegal assets of the late Iqbal Mirchi, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

As the Maharashtra Assembly election approaches, the opposition seems to have played into the BJP’s hands: it is focussing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s record instead of highlighting the serious issues threatening livelihoods.
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