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

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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

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.