FPJ Mumbai Debate LIVE: 'Allegations Part Of Political Life..', Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav Counters Charges
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FPJ Mumbai Debate LIVE: 'Allegations Part Of Political Life..', Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav Counters Charges

Mumbai's electoral showdown is set to take place alongside Palghar, Kalyan and Thane, on May 20. The mega city gears up for an intense fight between the two powerful alliances in Maharashtra, the Mahayuti and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

Rahul MUpdated: Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 05:42 PM IST
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08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

'Allegations Part Of Political Life..', Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav Counters Charges

Mahahyuti candidate Yamini Jadhav defended the charges against her and said that allegations are part of political life.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

'Wasn't Sitting At Home Waiting..', Says Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav When Asked On Late Announcement Of Candidates

Countering the charges that the Mahayuti's late announcement of candidates might harm the prospects of Mahayuti candidates, Jadhav said that she wasn't sitting at home waiting for announcement and that she has been working on the ground from long before.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

'I Am A Cancer Warrior', Says Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav

Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav recalled a health scare she faced in the past and said that she is a cancer warrior and not merely a survivor.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Mahayuti Mumbai South Candidate Yamini Jadhav Counters 'Washing Machine' Charge

Mahayuti Mumbai South candidate Yamini Jadhav said that the charges that those who join BJP have cases cancelled against them are not true.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Shiv Sena's Yamini Jadhav Says 'Allegations Part Of Political Life'

Yamini Jadhav countered the allegations on her and others in Mahayuti, and said that "allegations are part of political life."

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Yamini Jadhav Of Mahayuti Says Shinde Sena Is The Real Shiv Sena

Yamini Jadhav, when questioned about her joining Shinde Sena, said that it was Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena that was taking forward the legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Yamini Jadhav, Shiv Sena Candidate Up Against Sena (UBT)'s Arvind Sawant Talks About Contesting From South Mumbai

Yamini Jadhav, Shiv Sena candidate up against Sena (UBT) candidate Arvind Sawant from Mumbai South Lok Sabha seat, speaks on contesting against her one time colleague. She said that she has learnt a lot from Sawant and that she doesn't mind contesting against the two-time MP from the seat.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST
08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Rahul Shewale speaks on MVA's opposition to Dharavi redevelopment project 

Shiv Sena leader and MP Rahul Shewale slammed the Maha Vikas Aghadi for opposing the Dharavi redevelopment project and also alleged that the opposition parties are spreading lies about the mega project. He also assured that despite many setbacks and continuous opposition, he will make sure that his 'dream project' is completed.

"Dharavi project is my dream project. I will ensure that Dharavi Project will be completed," said Shewale. "Dharavi Redevelopment is opposed for purely political reasons," he added.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST
08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Varsha Gaikwad On Vijay Wadettiwar's statement on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare's death during the 26/11 terror attacks

Varsha Gaikwad reacted to LoP and Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar's controversial remarks regarding the death of former ATS chief Hemant Karkare during the 26/11 terror attacks. While distancing her with Wadettiwar's views, Gaikwad said that, "It is Vijay's personal opinion." She also refrained on commenting on his remarks.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Varsha Gaikwad speaks on how she will counter Mahayuti candidate Ujjwal Nikam in the upcoming polls

Congress leader Varsha Gaikwad while responding to a question on how she plans to counter her opponent and Mahayuti candidate Ujjwal Nikam, said that, "Ujjwal Nikam is a very good lawyer in the court, I am a very good lawyer on the ground who represents the people."

Gaikwad spoke on her bond with the common people which has always helped her throughout her career. She also stated that she is very confident on winning the hearts of the public and win the seat for the Maha Vikas Aghadi.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST
08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Mumbai Congress Chief & MVA Candidate for Mumbai North Central seat Varsha Gaikwad speaks on her stand on the Dharavi development project

Mumbai Congress Chief & MVA Candidate for Mumbai North Central seat Varsha Gaikwad spoke on the ongoing Dharavi Redevelopment Project. While she mentioned that she is not against the idea of development, Gaikwad expressed her dissatisfaction with the tendering process. She also alleged that the project is favouring the Adani group.

"Our opposition is primarily to the tender process. The project is so that people of Dharavi get homes in Dharavi, otherwise what's the point?Dharavi project was planned to benefit Adani," said Gaikwad.

"Some people are eying Abdhuya Nagar & Pratiksha Nagar too," she added hinting at more redevelopment projects deceiving the public.

She further stated that the redevelopment plan is not for Dharavi but to extend the BKC area. "What are people of Dharavi getting in redevelopment? Plans are to extend BKC and not really develop Dharavi. Injustice is happening with the people in Dharavi," said Gaikwad.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST
08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

Anil Desai speaks on Shiv Sena UBT's stance on Hindutva

Shiv Sena UBT leader Anil Desai spoke on their stance on Hindutva while seeking votes even from the Muslim and other minorities. Remembering the strained relations between the Hindus and Muslims, Desai stressed that even during the 1993 riots, Shiv Sena and specifically Balasaheb Thackeray made sure the situation would not get worse.

"Balasaheb Thackeray's definition of Hindutva was related to nationalism. The 1993 riots changed the city and it was Balasaheb who tried to stop the riots," said Anil Desai.

Further speaking on Shiv Sena's stance on Hindutva, Desai said, "Expectations of the people of Mumbai & Maharashtra are changing. Mainstream media also has to introspect. People are not preferring social media over mainstream media."

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST

'Mumbai South Central constituency is like mini-India, has people from all strata,' Shiv Sena UBT leader Anil Desai

MVA candidate for Mumbai South Central seat and Shiv Sena UBT leader Anil Desai spoke about the diversity, which is seen in the population of his constituency, consisting people from various religions, castes and classes.

"Mumbai South Central constituency is like mini-India," said Anil Desai. "It is diverse and has people from all strata," he added.

08 May 2024 05:42 PM IST
08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST

Arvind Sawant speaks on government's influence on the Election Commission

Shiv Sena UBT Leader Arvind Sawant termed the Election Commission as the slave of the government, during his address at the Mumbai debate. Sawant blamed Narendra Modi for the changes in the selection process and said this allowed the government to select nominee of their choice.

While speaking on lower poll per cent in Mumbai City, he blamed the Election Commission for poor planning which keeps most people indoors during the polling. "A slave has been appointed as the election commissioner," he said in his comment on the government's influence on ECI.

08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST

Mumbai South candidate for MVA Arvind Sawant speaks on success of MVA govt & Shiv Sena's role in it

Mumbai South candidate for MVA and Shiv Sena UBT Leader Arvind Sawant while addressing the Mumbai Debate spoke about the success of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government and also mentioned the role of the then Shiv Sena's role in shaping the progress of Mumbai.

"Prior to 2019 assembly elections, Uddhav Thackeray gave a presentation to the people of Mumbai. Uddhav's ideas could have transformed Mumbai," said Arvind Sawant.

Giving the credit of Mumbai's enhanced infrastructure to Uddhav Thackeray and his governance, Sawant said, "Coastal Road is a gift by Shiv Sena to Mumbaikars, thanks to Uddhav Thackeray."

08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST
08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST

'Today Mankhurd Is The Den Of Cheap Drugs,' says Mihir Kotecha

While speaking on the rising drug and addiction issues in his constituency, Mihir Kotecha mentioned the Mankhurd area in the eastern suburbs and termed it as a 'den of cheap drugs.'

"Maybe minority community in Mankhurd may not vote for me. Cheap drugs, gutka starts and spreads from Mankhurd. Any parent will be concerned when their children get addicted to drugs," said Kotecha.

He further assured that he is not involved in any type of hate speech or hasn't termed anyone as criminals. He plans to build more rehab centres to help the affected population and also assured steps to eradicate the drug mafia from his constituency.

08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST

Mihir Kotecha On Opposition Advocating Muslim Quota

When asked about opposition leaders promoting quota for the Muslims, Mihir Kotecha reminded of terror attacks that took place frequently in the era of the past governments.

"Firstly, when Manmohan Singh was PM, there was a time when Mumbai had terror attacks every year or every second year. Their USP is appeasement & distribution. They want to target a certain votebank," said Mihir Kotecha.

08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST
08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST
08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST

Mahayuti's candidate for Mumbai North East seat Mihir Kotecha speaks on things on his agenda for the city

Mahayuti's candidate for Mumbai North East seat and BJP leader Mihir Kotecha spoke on various topics during his address including the success graph of Modi government in past 10 years. Kotecha mentioned the surge in best-in-class transport facilities and also enhanced healthcare facilities in the country.

While speaking on topics on his agenda, Kotecha mentioned that he plans to get a railway terminus constructed near Mulund station in order to cater the increasing passenger load on the railways. Further he stated that he is planning to start a Konkan Express train to provide relief to all the Konkan population in the region.

'I have a vision for a slum-free Mumbai,' said Kotecha with an assurance of taking all possible efforts to meet his vision in the next 10 years.

08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST
08 May 2024 02:37 PM IST

FPJ Mumbai Debate set to go LIVE soon

08 May 2024 12:26 PM IST

Battle For Mumbai South

The Maha Vikas Aghadi has fielded the sitting MP and Shiv Sena UBT leader Arvind Sawant from the seat. Sawant has successfully won the crucial seat in the past two elections under the Shiv Sena banner. He has also served as a Cabinet Minister in the past and is considered to be the strongman of his party.

The Mahayuti alliance has fielded Yamini Jadhav, a leader from the CM Shinde-led Shiv Sena. Jadhav is the MLA from the Byculla assembly seat and has also served as the two-time corporator for the Mazgaon ward. She part ways with the Shiv Sena after the party split, and joined the CM Shinde-led faction.

08 May 2024 12:26 PM IST

Battle For Mumbai South Central

The Mahayuti alliance has fielded sitting MP and Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shewale from the seat. Shewale chose to join the CM Shinde-led Shiv Sena after the split in the party. He successfully won from the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

On the other hand, the Maha Vikas Aghadi have placed their bet on Shiv Sena UBT leader Anil Desai. Desai has been a loyalist for the Thackeray family since last few decades. He is also a member of the Rajya Sabha and is considered to be excellent at managing elections, legal matters and back room activities.

08 May 2024 11:28 AM IST

Battle For Mumbai North Central

The Maha Vikas Aghadi has fielded Dharavi MLA and Congress leader Varsha Gaikwad as their candidate for the seat. Gaikwad who also heads the Mumbai Congress unit, has been actively vocal for the issues faced by people in the region. However, her name was finalised after a lot of drama with the alliance partners.

On the other hand, the Mahayuti alliance has fielded public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam as their candidate. Nikam was the lawyer who successfully prosecuted Ajmal Kasab and others in the 26/11 terror attack case. BJP however dropped Poonam Mahajan, who had successfully contested the 2014 and 2019 elections from the seat.

08 May 2024 11:28 AM IST

Battle For Mumbai North East

The Mahayuti alliance has nominated Mulund MLA Mihir Kotecha as their candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Kotecha has also served as the Vice President of BJP Mumbai and Youth Wing President in past.

On the other hand, the Maha Vikas Aghadi has fielded Bhandup MLA and Shiv Sena UBT leader Sanjay Dina Patil as their candidate. Sanjay is the son of Dina Bama Patil, who was MLA from Mulund in 1985. The Patil family has been loyal to Shiv Sena since decades.

08 May 2024 11:28 AM IST

Battle For Mumbai North West

The Maha Vikas Aghadi has fielded Shiv Sena UBT's Amol Kirtikar as their candidate for the upcoming polls. Amol is the son of sitting MP Gajanan Kiritikar. After the split in Shiv Sena, Gajanan Kirtikar chose to join the CM-Shinde while his son Amol decided to stay with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction.

On the other hand, the Mahayuti recently named Ravindra Waikar as their candidate from the seat. Interestingly, Waikar recently jumped ship by quitting the Sena UBT and joining the Shiv Sena led by CM Eknath Shinde.

08 May 2024 11:28 AM IST

Battle For Mumbai North

The Mahayuti alliance has fielded Union Minister Piyush Goyal in an attempt to win the seat using his experience and his roots from Mumbai. Goyal has got hold of the Cabinet Minister position since 2017 with portfolios such as Minister of Textiles, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

On the other hand, the Maha Vikas Aghadi has fielded Congress leader Bhushan Patil as their candidate. Patil is the vice-President for the grand old party's unit in Mumbai.

08 May 2024 11:28 AM IST

Mumbai Gears Up For Crucial Electoral Battle On May 20

The mega city gears up for an intense fight between the two powerful alliances in Maharashtra, the Mahayuti and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). The Mahayuti alliance, comprises Eknath Shinde's Shinde Sena, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Ajit Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). On the other hand, the MVA, led by Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar's NCP and the Congress, stands as the opposition force. Both the alliances are putting all their weight to gain dominance in the mega city.

Mumbai City is divided into six constituencies:

Mumbai North

Mumbai North-West

Mumbai North-East

Mumbai North-Central

Mumbai South-Central

Mumbai South

08 May 2024 11:28 AM IST

About Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Maharashtra holds a crucial position in Indian politics, wielding major influence with its 48 Lok Sabha seats, the second-largest tally in the country after Uttar Pradesh's 80 seats. Renowned for its allegiance to local issues and its penchant for unpredictable electoral outcomes, Maharashtra plays a pivotal role in shaping the course of national elections.

In Maharashtra, landslide victories are uncommon, ensuring that each election is fiercely contested. With its sizeable seat count, the state holds the potential to sway the results of Lok Sabha elections, particularly in crucial scenarios.

Spanning five phases from April 19 to May 20, Maharashtra's Lok Sabha elections are a crucial event on the electoral calendar. The state's electoral process is divided into five phases - April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13 and May 20.

With three phases already done, the last two phases are left to shape the future of the crucial state in Indian politics. Mumbai's electoral showdown is set to take place alongside Palghar, Kalyan and Thane, on May 20.

The Lok Sabha Elections 2024, spanning seven phases from April 19 to June 1, will encompass 543 constituencies nationwide. The results of the 2024 Lok Sabha Polls are to be announced on June 4.

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