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VBA’s Laxman Mane to join hands with Opposition

DNMUM441514 | 8/20/2019 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :393 | Politics & Governance



Charging that the presence of the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) had helped the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha elections, a former founding-member of the outfit has floated his own front with plans to join hands with the opposition parties.
“The reason for quitting the VBA was that it largely benefited the Shiv Sena and BJP. We are not ready to aid the BJP-Shiv Sena, but are willing to ally with the Congress and NCP,” said activist and author Laxman Mane.
Mane, who describes himself as a “founding member” of the VBA, and was its chief spokesperson, has now launched the rival ‘Maharashtra Bahujan Vanchit Aghadi.’ A Sahitya Academy awardee, Mane is known for his autobiography ‘Upara’ (outsider), and has
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