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.

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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

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

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

Ten factors causing a churn in Maharashtra politics

Ten trends that affected the Lok Sabha 2019 election results in Maharashtra and would have a strong bearing on the assembly elections to be held in October

25 takeaways from the Lok Sabha 2019 results in Mumbai

Twenty-five takeaways from the Lok Sabha 2019 results in Mumbai and the likely impact on the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections.

Congress is not reaching a three digit tally in Lok Sabha elections 2019

The Lok Sabha 2014 elections were landmark as the winning party got a simple majority on its own after 30 years (after LS 1984). BJP rode on the gigantic wave of TsuNaMo and won 282 seats, in spite of its limited geographical footprint. The grand old party Congress slumped to it’s worse possible performance with…Read More