BJP:Maharashtra Politics: These days the discussion of ‘Shiv Shakti-Bhim Shakti alliance’ is in headlines in Maharashtra. Before the BMC elections, Thackeray’s army has joined hands with Ambedkar.
MCD elections 2023: The new political developments in the politics of Maharashtra have surprised everyone. After losing power, Uddhav Thackeray has started strengthening the party. In this sequence, he has joined hands with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), headed by Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Babasaheb Ambedkar. According to media reports, on Wednesday, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi entered into a pre-poll alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction.
- Shiv Shakti-Bhim Shakti joined hands
Political experts believe that the alliance of Shiv Shakti and Bhim Shakti can have a big impact on many upcoming elections. Which mainly includes BMC elections in 2023 and Lok Sabha and Maharashtra assembly elections in 2024. Apart from this, this political alliance can change the politics of the state as well as the social fabric.
- What did Prakash Ambedkar say?
Media reports quoted Ambedkar as saying that it would be Thackeray’s decision whether he would continue with the alliance with the Congress and the NCP or not. Or take VBA as the fourth alliance partner, or whether Shiv Sena (UBT) and VBA will be alliance partners. The report quoted sources in the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) as saying that the former Maharashtra chief minister has decided to induct new allies without affecting his MVA alliance comprising Congress and NCP.
- Difficulty may arise for BJP
The Shiv Sena (UBT)-VBA alliance is a cause of concern for the ruling alliance of the BJP, the Balasahebchi Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and the Republican Party of India (A) led by Union minister Ramdas Athawale. Thackeray’s move to join hands with Ambedkar could lead to a consolidation of OBC, Marathi and Dalit votes in favor of the MVA. Not only this, after this step of Thackeray, BJP may have to face difficulty in getting OBC votes. Anyway, the Maratha vote bank has been inclined towards the established leaders of Congress-NCP.