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.
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
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
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
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
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.
The “Konkan factor” puts the NDA’s nose ahead in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. I explain in detail
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
Firesale in the Congress and NCP, as leaders make a beeline for the BJP and the Shiv Sena, ahead of the important assembly elections in the state
NCP and Congress are rapidly disintegrating in the face of the race between BJP and Sena to opposition leaders in their respective parties. Sharad Pawar has resigned to his fate for now and the Congress as usual is clueless
What is cooking in Prakash Ambedkar’s mind? He has damaged Congress-NCP chances in seven Lok Sabha seats. Ambedkar seems to have a long term plan to emerge as a strong leader in Maharashtra
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