Dhaval Kulkarni

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Why Rane's slap remark will help Shiv Sena more than BJP

Why Rane's slap remark will help Shiv Sena more than BJP

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

With Narayan Rane, the BJP looks to expand its footprint in Mumbai and Konkan. But a perceived self-goal by him may have galvanised the restive Shiv Sena cadre and voters to coalesce around their party. Dhaval Kulkarni reports

Maha Vikas Aghadi teeters as allies pull in different ways

Maha Vikas Aghadi teeters as allies pull in different ways

Rediff.com5 Jul 2021

The Shiv Sena and the NCP suspect that either of them may walk into the waiting arms of the BJP. The Congress feels that the Sena and the NCP may eventually team up and marginalise it, reports Dhaval Kulkarni

Uddhav govt in a fix as Marathas threaten to revive quota stir

Uddhav govt in a fix as Marathas threaten to revive quota stir

Rediff.com21 May 2021

'The Maratha versus OBC friction will increase. A huge chunk of the Shiv Sena's social base consists of OBCs.' Dhaval Kulkarni reports.

Maharashtra govt under strain as pressure builds

Maharashtra govt under strain as pressure builds

Rediff.com19 Apr 2021

The Uddhav Thackeray-led regime is performing a veritable balancing act. The lack of coordinated strategies, the weakening authority of the leadership, growing disgruntlement among its constituents, the inability to set a narrative, and poor damage control mechanisms have seen it lurch from one crisis to another, reports Dhaval Kulkarni