Bahujan Vikas Aghadi
AbbreviationBVA
PresidentHitendra Thakur
SecretaryBaliram Sukur Jadhav
FounderHitendra Thakur
Founded2009
Preceded byVasai Vikas Aghadi
HeadquartersVirar
IdeologyMinority Rights[1]
ECI StatusState party
Alliance
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
3 / 288
Election symbol
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Website
Bahujan Vikas Aghadi

Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi (English: Majority Development Front) is a regional political party in the Vasai-Virar region of Maharashtra.[3] It was originally known as Vasai Vikas Aaghadi. The party is lead and founded by Hitendra Thakur who was a one-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on an Indian National Congress ticket and two time independent MLA before founding the party.

Baliram Sukur Jadhav of the BVA, backed by Hitendra Thakur, was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 and declared unconditional support to the UPA government.[4] Kshitij Thakur, MLA from Nalasopara, Rajeev Patil, the first mayor of Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation are some of the well known local leaders associated with the party.

Career

In 2009, in the 15th Lok Sabha election, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi won the Palghar seat and Baliram Jadhav became the first member of parliament from the party.

Aaghadi lost the 16th Lok Sabha election to BJP's Chintaman Vanga.

In 2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi bagged two seats: Boisar where Vilas Tare and Nalasopara where Kshitij Thakur won the elections.

In the 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi increased its tally to 3 seats, holding Boisar and Nalasopara and adding Vasai where Hitendra Thakur won.[5]

Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation

In 2015, The BVA swept the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation polls by winning 106 seats. Vasai elected its first woman Mayor, Pravina Thakur for Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi. Pravina Thakur is married to Hitendra Thakur, MLA from Vasai.

Many of the winners faced no opposition candidate. The BVA is one of the strongest parties in Vasai-Virar region.[6][7][8]

2019 Assembly election

In the 2019 Assembly Elections, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi won all three of the seats it contested. The newly elected MLA's are Rajesh Raghunath Patil, Kshitij Thakur, and Hitendra Thakur.

Constituency Number Constituency Name Winner
131 Boisar Rajesh Raghunath Patil
132 Nalasopara Kshitij Thakur
133 Vasai Hitendra Thakur

References

  1. ^ "Bahujan Vikas Aghadi demands use of Urdu in public places". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Bahujan Vikas Aghadi now joins hands with Uddhav alliance". New Indian Express. 27 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Bahujan Vikas Aghadi ( BVA )". www.bahujanvikasaghadi.com. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ Marpakwar, Prafulla (22 May 2009). "CM okays plan for civic body in Virar belt". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Maharashtra: Five MLAs suspended for beating up policeman". News18. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Bahujan Vikas Aghadi leader, son held for murder of kin - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Neta booked for molesting two women, uploading pics - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Youth leader of BVA held for molesting woman in Naigaon - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2017.