Mandalik-Mahadik reconciliation, Mane-Shetty conflict, new political equation in Kolhapur

Dayanand Lipare

Kolhapur : After the Shinde-Fadnavis government came to power in the state, new political equations have started to be formed in Kolhapur district. MP Sanjay Mandlik and MP Dhananjay Mahadik, who have been struggling for the past two decades, are on the verge of a political reconciliation. Meanwhile, there are signs of rekindling the conflict between farmer leader Raju Shetty against another pro-Shinde MP Darhysheel Mane. Due to this political transition, the politics of the district has changed.

The effects of the transfer of power in the state are also prominent in Kolhapur district. A series of shocking incidents are happening every day. Earlier Shinde was supported by former Minister of State, MLA, former MLA. After that, the Shiv Sena has become even weaker as both the MPs from the district have decided to step aside from Thackeray.

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Meanwhile, due to these changes in the Shiv Sena, a new political arrangement is being seen in the district. The first notable event is the political reconciliation of MP Sanjay Mandlik and MP Dhananjay Mahadik, who have been struggling for the past two decades. Rajya Sabha member Dhananjay Mahadik himself has suggested this. He has revealed that MP Sanjay Mandlik had discussed with Devendra Fadnavis and me before ‘Jai Maharashtra’ to the Uddhav Thackeray group. At the same time, Mahadik has also indicated that there will be a new political move with Mandalik.

In reality, the Mandalik-Mahadik dynasty conflict is as old as it is, dating back to the last two decades. late eat Sadashivarao Mandalik had expressed the need to remove Mahadevarao Mahadik from politics. Uddhav Thackeray nominated him after Sanjay Mandalik joined the Shiv Sena. Then Dhananjaya Mahadik defeated him. But in the last Lok Sabha elections, Mandalik had defeated Mahadik. Even after the election, the conflict between the two continued to simmer. Even after Mahadik was elected to the Rajya Sabha, Mandalik attacked Mahadik saying that no one should take credit for the development work done by him. This debate had a fringe of creditism. As the dispute seemed to continue to heat up, Mandalik became close to the Shinde faction. Now according to Mahadik’s statement, Mandlik had discussed with Thackeray before ‘Jai Maharashtra’. This matter has been remarkable in terms of political realignment. This is the political reconciliation of both the families. There are indications that Mahadik will be behind Mandalik in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The leading dilemma

There are signs that this new political friendship will trouble the Mahavikas Aghadi. Because Mahavikas Aghadi has not decided the candidate yet. Last time, Congress’ Satej Patil, NCP’s Hasan Mushrif had elected Mandalik directly and indirectly. His constituency is the main base of his candidature. While searching for a new candidate, Hasan Mushrif’s name has come forward. But Mushrif himself has clarified that he does not intend to contest the Lok Sabha elections and has mentioned that he will again contest the assembly elections in Kagal. As a result, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP will face the dilemma of who will be the candidate of Mahavikas Aghadi.

The start of the struggle

Hatkanangale Loksabha Constituency is firing guns of controversy. eat Since Darisheel Mane has also joined the Shinde group, it is now clear that he will be the candidate of this group. Meanwhile, Rahul Awade, son of MLA Prakash Awade, former member of Zilla Parishad, has expressed his desire to contest the Lok Sabha elections from BJP. At the same time, former MP Raju Shetty, the leader of Swabhimani Shetkar Sangathan, has announced that he will contest the elections again. He criticized MP Mane as a faction changer. Mane’s supporters have targeted Shetty for constantly changing flags. The dispute between Mane-Shetty, a grandmother and former MP, has already started to rage. Shetty has drawn attention to who exactly he will contest the election from.

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