The Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) has decided not to support the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) candidate in the upcoming bypolls. The MVA is the alliance of the Thackeray faction with the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). VBA spokesperson Siddharth Mokale said that they don’t trust the NCP and want to stop the BJP from coming to power. The VBA decision will hit Thackeray the most, as he will have to strike a balance between his alliance partners. NCP spokesperson Clyde Crasto said that Sharad Pawar is a big leader of the country and Ambedkar is trying to get the fame he is looking for. If this rift is not resolved before the much-awaited Mumbai civic body elections, Thackeray’s troubles will increase.
Today: November 30, 2023