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
Devendra Fadnavis has given many signals to the voters as well as disgruntled leaders in the opposition parties in this cabinet expansion and reschuffle. Also regional and caste balance in the ministry has been corrected and signal given to key OBC castes. NDA has put the front foot forward.