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.
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.