Caught between a rock and a hard place: Congress legislative party in Maharashtra

The Congress legislative party is Maharashtra is held between a rock and a hard place. Congress is reduced to the Number 4 party in Maharashtra and is a filler in the MVA government. The Sena and NCP are taking the party for granted. However the Congress state unit has limited options.

The evolution of the BJP in Mumbai and the MMR

BJP has evolved in the city of it’s birth. From a junior partner of the Sena in the politics of Mumbai, it has become the numero uno party of the city. Idispel some myths about the BJP, which are prevalent in the mind of the voters and perpetuated by the Sena and Marathi media

Raj Thackeray’s proxy Hindutva gambit

Raj Thackeray’s new gambit of playing Hindutva politics through proxy by invoking the “Hindavi Swarajya” slogan of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj needs to be observed closely. It has the potential to change the political alignments in the state

NCP succession race looks settled as of now

Ajit Pawar has made a grand comeback in less than a month of rebelling against his uncle and creating a short-lived alliance with the BJP. This has enormous implications on the NCP succession plan

Six political personalities to watch out in Maharashtra

As Maharashtra embarks on a curious political experiment that has deep repurcussions on national politics, let us examine the six main political players whose actions would impact the politics of the state

Implications of a Sena-Cong-NCP government on Mumbai-Thane-Konkan region

The formation of the Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government has major implications in Maharashtra politics, especially in the crucial Mumbai-Thane-Konkan belt that has 75 assembly seats. Could it be advantage BJP in this region? I explore the possibilities.

Final Prediction for Assembly seats in Mumbai – Part IV

Analysis and result prediction for the six assembly seats that make up the Mumbai South Central Lok Sabha constituency viz. Anushakti Nagar, Chembur, Dharavi, Sion-Koliwada, Wadala and Mahim

Final Prediction for Assembly seats in Mumbai – Part III

Analysis and result & victory margin predictions for the six assembly seats under the Mumbai North East Lok Sabha seat viz. Mulund, Vikhroli, Bhandup West, Ghatkopar West, Ghatkopar East and Mankhurd-Shivajinagar

Final Prediction for Assembly seats in Mumbai- Part II

Analysis of the current situation in the six assembly seats under the Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha seat. I predict the winners and their victory margins

Final Prediction for Assembly seats in Mumbai – Part I

My final prediction for the twelve assembly seats of Mumbai that form the part of Mumbai North and Mumbai North West Lok Sabha seats. This could well be a clean sweep for the NDA

Son rise in the Shiv Sena

The entry of a Thackeray family member into legislative politics is a very positive move in my opinion. At age of 29, Aditya fighting an election could be the formula that could ensure the survival and well- being of the Shiv Sena in the next 10-15 years

Why the Shiv Sena is likely to lose its bastion of Mumbai to the BJP

Shiv Sena’s political domination over Mumbai has remained for the last four decades. But the BJP is fast emerging as the only alternative that can dethrone the Sena from the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

Game of alliances and the vote katua factor in Maharashtra

Electoral politics in Maharashtra has been hugely impacted by making & breaking of alliances and the presence of vote katua (vote cutter) parties in the fray, in the last 30 years. The BJP-Sena seat sharing talks is a major inflection point that can have major implications on politics in the future

Fadnavis government’s audacious plan to make Maharashtra drought free

Fadnavis government’s audacious plan to mak Maharashtra a drought free state by 2024. I analyze the various river linking and water grid projects planned in the state to eliminate drought