All stories by Dhaval Kulkarni
Thackeray-Ambedkar tieup opens up many possibilities in MaharashtraRediff.com13 Dec 2022
'The Shiv Sena and the Ambedkarites are two powerful social forces in Maharashtra with a presence in the toiling classes. However, they were made to fight each other by the powers that be. Now, they are joining hands while overcoming this contentious past.'
Why Rane's slap remark will help Shiv Sena more than BJPRediff.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 waysRediff.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 stirRediff.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 buildsRediff.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