Seven implications of Raj Thackeray’s Hindutva turn

Seven implications of Raj Thackeray’s Hindutva turn. Every major political player in the state is analyzing the impact of this move by Raj Thackeray

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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.

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