Eknath Gaikwad

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Name: Eknath Gaikwad
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Maharashtra politicians lose, but their kids win in polls

MUMBAI: The recent polls — Lok Sabha and assembly — have thrown up a new trend: while a father lost the election, his son or daughter, albeit not too experienced in the political scene, bagged a seat.Former industries minister Narayan Rane is the biggest ... [Published Times of India - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

MNS debacle hurts Congress-NCP in Mumbai

Had the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), led by Raj Thackeray, performed in this election as well as it had in 2009, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance would not have drawn a blank in the city. The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance ... [Published The Hindu - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Maharashtra polls: Raj, Uddhav, Nitin show confidence, cast their votes

Oct 15, 12:57 pmMumbai/ Nagpur, Oct 15 (ANI): Estranged cousins MNS chief Raj Thackeray and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray cast their votes on Wednesday in Mumbai. Uddhav was accompanied by wife Rashmi and son Aditya. Talking to mediapersons, Uddhav ... [Published Ani News - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Sena to battle Sena for Marathi bastion

Sena versus Sena is how political pundits are describing one of the fiercest battles this election season. The Maharashtra Navirman Sena (MNS)'s fight against the Shiv Sena for supremacy over Dadar is not just an election contest, it is a fight to win ... [Published Mumbai Mirror - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Dharavi: an assembly constituency that has seen little improvement in a decade

The slum is a thriving economy within the heart of Mumbai but lacks adequate sanitation Mumbai: Dharavi is not just one of the largest slums in Asia but also a thriving economy within the heart of Mumbai where its residents toil day and night hoping for ... [Published Gulf News - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 2 reports

Cong MLA gets an earful from Shinde’s niece, a name in Dharavi

Jamunabai Vatkar, niece of Sushilkumar Shinde, has been living in the Parsi chawl slum for the last 46 years. (Source: Express photo)On her campaign trail on Sunday, Varsha Gaikwad, the sitting MLA and Congress candidate from Dharavi Assembly constituency, ... [Published Indian Express - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

‘They (BJP) sold dreams to people, those dreams are not coming true’

As the sun sets on the horizon of the slum settlements of Dharavi, 39-year-old Varsha Gaikwad, the Congress candidate here — dressed in a white salwaar kameez embroidered with pink flowers — steps out of her white air-conditioned car and walked with her ... [Published Indian Express - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Congress fields highest women candidates, most kin of party leaders

The Congress has fielded the maximum number of women candidates for the state assembly polls — 27 — and most of them are either wives, daughters or direct relatives of party's senior leaders.Who are the candidates?Ex-chief minister Ashok Chavan's wife ... [Published DNA India - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Friends turn foes for polls

They have been closed friends for years, but a quirk of fate has set them at loggerheads in the forthcoming state Assembly elections, slated for October 15. Mangesh Satamkar and Prasad Lad will not only have to outdo each other while contesting on the ... [Published Asian Age - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Sena ‘ready’ to wrest Dharavi from Cong, BJP nips at heels

MUMBAI: The assembly constituency of Dharavi, reserved for the scheduled castes, is a traditional Congress stronghold. Before two-term MLA Varsha Gaikwad, it was represented by her father, senior Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad.Gaikwad, who was minister ... [Published Times of India - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Congress, NCP candidates may benefit from Shiv Sena-BJP split

Sachin Ahir at separate election campaigns in Mumbai on Tuesday — Aadesh Pokhare, Rajesh Jadhav, Satej ShindeThe split in the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance would benefit Congress and NCP candidates in Mumbai as the Marathi votes ... [Published Asian Age - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

MNS faces its biggest test in Marathi heartland of Dadar

Nitin Sardesai (left) of MNS has begun his campaignThe Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) Nitin Sardesai, dressed in a crisp shirt and trousers, commenced his election campaign in the Mahim Assembly constituency on September 21, long before other parties ... [Published Indian Express - Sep 30 2014]

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Maharashtra politicians lose, but their kids wi... [Published Times of India - Oct 23 2014]
MNS debacle hurts Congress-NCP in Mumbai [Published The Hindu - Oct 16 2014]
Maharashtra polls: Raj, Uddhav, Nitin show conf... [Published Ani News - Oct 15 2014]
Sena to battle Sena for Marathi bastion [Published Mumbai Mirror - Oct 13 2014]
Dharavi: an assembly constituency that has seen... [Published Gulf News - Oct 10 2014]
Cong MLA gets an earful from Shinde’s niece, a ... [Published Indian Express - Oct 07 2014]
Split in saffron alliance leaves Dharavi voters... [Published Indian Express - Oct 06 2014]
‘They (BJP) sold dreams to people, those dreams... [Published Indian Express - Oct 06 2014]
Congress fields highest women candidates, most ... [Published DNA India - Oct 05 2014]
Friends turn foes for polls [Published Asian Age - Oct 02 2014]
Sena ‘ready’ to wrest Dharavi from Cong, BJP ni... [Published Times of India - Oct 01 2014]
Congress, NCP candidates may benefit from Shiv ... [Published Asian Age - Oct 01 2014]
MNS faces its biggest test in Marathi heartland... [Published Indian Express - Sep 30 2014]
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