Maha Vikas Aghadi
|President||Uddhav Thackeray (SS)|
(MP of RajyaSabha MH)
|Secretary||Balasaheb Thorat |
|Founded||26 November 2019|
|Split from||Democratic Front (India)|
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Thought
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
23 / 48
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
10 / 19
|Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
120 / 288
|Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Council|
37 / 78
|Number of states and union territories in government|
0 / 31
The Maha Vikas Aghadi or Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (English: Maharashtra Development Front), abbreviated as MVA, is a state-level political coalition formed after the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar of the NCP and Sonia Gandhi of the INC, along with the support from the Samajwadi Party, PWPI, Prahar Janshakti Party and several other political parties including Independent MLAs.
Uddhav Thackeray was elected as the president of the MVA after a meeting on 26 November 2019. He took oath of the office and secrecy on 28 November 2019 as the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra state.
The alliance was formed by non-NDA political parties in Maharashtra as a result of 2019 Maharashtra political crisis where the Shiv Sena left the NDA post-polls over differences with the BJP in their preferred candidates for Chief Minister and other important portfolio positions after the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election. Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut, Ahmed Patel and other leaders across the NCP, INC and Shiv Sena worked to realise a new alliance after Shiv Sena and BJP parted ways and Shiv Sena's lone Union Minister in Modi's cabinet, Arvind Sawant, tendered his resignation.
In 2022, during a party meeting, Uddhav Thackeray explained his move to pull out of NDA to join UPA. He said, "We supported the BJP wholeheartedly to enable them to fulfill their national ambitions. The understanding was they will go national while we will lead in Maharashtra. But we were betrayed and attempts were made to destroy us in our home. So we had to hit back". Thackeray accused BJP of dumping its allies according to its political convenience. He said, "BJP doesn't mean Hindutva. I stand by my comment that Shiv Sena had wasted 25 years in alliance with BJP"
Given the varied ideologies among the partner parties, there was a plan to form two committees for guidance of the coalition. A co-ordination committee for implementation of common minimum programme and other higher decision making committee that will include party chiefs. The current MVA government includes Shiv Sena leaders Eknath Shinde & Subhash Desai, NCP leaders Chhagan Bhujbal & Jayant Patil and Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut.
Current alliance members
|Party||Symbol||Flag||MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly
(As of 7 June 2021)
|MLCs in Maharashtra Council
(As of 7 June 2021)
|MPs in Lok Sabha
(As of 7 June 2021)
|MPs in Rajya Sabha|
(As of 21 May 2021)
|Nationalist Congress Party||53||11||4||4|
|Indian National Congress||44||10||1||3|
|Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi||3||-||-||-|
|Prahar Janshakti Party||2||-||-||-|
|Peasants and Workers Party of India||1||2||-||-|
|Nationalist Congress Party|
|Indian National Congress|
|Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi|
|Prahar Janshakti Party||-||-|
|Peasants and Workers Party of India||-|
Status in Municipal Corporations
|Region||Total seats||Current Seats of Maha Vikas Aghadi|
|Shiv Sena||Nationalist Congress Party||Indian National Congress||Others|
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