Politics in the state of Maharashtra has always been different from the rest of the states. It became even more unpredictable when in 2019 Maha Vikas Aghadi was formed to keep mighty BJP out of power in the state. Since then the politics in the state has turned upside down. The BJP has made several attempts in two years in the state to collapse the MVA government but has failed so far.
However, in these continuous attempts from BJP and a slight of instability as three parties are running the government political events and matters take place that reaches till Delhi. Independent agencies like ED, CBI, Supreme Court, and High Court also get involved at times.
With the year coming to an end and MVA recently completed its two years in power successfully, we discuss major political happenings of the state that were in news for months and took the politics of the state by storm.
Anil Deshmukh Case
Former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh got into controversy from the day bomb was found near Antilia. Later he was cornered by the BJP in the Sachin Vaze case in the row and later when Parambir Singh in a letter alleged Deshmukh in a money laundering case he has found himself in controversy. Currently, he is arrested and the proceeding is going on. It created political turmoil in the state.
Pooja Chavan- Sanjay Rathod Chaos
The suicidal death of Pooja Chavan created controversy for MLA Sanjay Rathod. He had to resign as the forest minister of Maharashtra. According to the BJP, there is a link between the death of the woman and MLA Rathod. They became aggressive over the issue and demanded his resignation. However, he has denied all the accusations against him.
Narayan Rane- Shivsena Dispute
Huge political upheaval got created when MP Narayan Rane made a statement that he would have slapped chief minister Uddhav Thackeray for now knowing the independence Amrut Mahotsav. Several FIRs were filed against him which resulted in his arrest by the police. Later he was released after he present before the court.
Aryan Khan Drug Case
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son was arrested by NCB in the Cordelia cruise drug case. This news was trended a lot in Maharashtra. The MVA said that it is a conspiracy to defame Maharashtra. Later, NCP leader Nawab Malik alleged NCB zonal head Sameer Wankhede which created chaos in the state politics. There was a division of opinion on this issue.
Maratha And OBC Reservation
There has been a constant demand for reservations in the state from both Maratha and OBC communities. Maratha reservation is struck down by the apex court while the requirement of empirical data is necessary for OBC reservation in polls thus both the reservations are at the heart of Maharashtra’s politics. Even in the ongoing winter session, the topic is at the core of discussion in the assembly.