‘पुणे संवाद’ – महाराष्ट्रातील सत्तांतर: शोध आणि बोध

A very thought-provoking discussion titled महाराष्ट्रातील सत्तांतर: शोध आणि बोध (An analysis of the recent power transition in Maharashtra) on the latest developments in Maharashtra politics was held on July 27th at MCCIA’s Navalmal Firodia auditorium. The event was chaired by Mr. Mukund Sangoram, Resident Editor, Loksatta and the discussants were Mr Parag Karandikar, Editor, Maharashtra Times, and Mr. Bhanu Kale, eminent writer and publisher. Ms. Swati Raje, Member, PIC, and part of the Pune Samwad planning team anchored the program.
The speakers set the context for the discussion by drawing on the history of Maharashtra politics and the upheavals that took place in the past. The dramatic snapping of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and the equally dramatic formation of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance with the NCP and the Congress; the role of central agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate in de-stabilizing non-BJP governments and the much-awaited Supreme Court verdict on pending cases relating to the formation of the new government under Chief Minister Eknath Shinde were discussed.