Meerut 14 June 2020: Mr Jitendra Dixit is the West India Editor of ABP News and the author of the book titled “35 DAYS: How Politics In Maharashtra Changed Forever”. A book that talks about the high voltage political drama, which unfolded over the thirty-five days between the declaration of the Maharashtra assembly election results in 2019 and the formation of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in the state.
It chronicles and analyses for the reader, events that unfolded during this time, which had virtually the entire nation glued to television screens and culminates with the swearing in of Shri Uddhav Thackeray as Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 28 November 2019. It also incidentally marks the very first occasion where a member of the Thackeray family has ever held any political office.
The book takes into account the events, which took place during those thirty-five days that baffled even hardcore political pundits. It tells a tale of how political parties made unprecedented and hugely unpredictable moves, which made way for the formation of a stable Government in Maharashtra.
It truly is a potboiler account, that describes the back channeling of how friends became enemies, enemies became friends, ideologies were rendered redundant and the greed for power took primacy over all else. The goings-on unmasked almost all parties and politicians of the state and changed Maharashtra’s politics forever.