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Maharashtra MLC Seats

May 13, 2020
NCP, INC, Shiv Sena, BJP

On 12 May, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray filed his nomination for the upcoming polls in the state. These polls will be filling up the Maharashtra MLC seats. Moreover, Mr Thackeray will now win a seat of the legislative council with ease. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay said that the polls for the 9 seats of MLC will be unopposed. Shiv Sena held a discussion with Congress regarding the polls. The former explained about how it’s time […]

MLC Election

On 10 May, NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) declared 2 candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra MLC election. BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has announced four candidates. Shiva Sena and Congress declared two candidates each for the polls. This takes the total number of candidates for the Maharashtra MLC election to 10. But the total number of seats are 9 and so, it will be a dreadful defeat for the one who doesn’t win a seat. The Maharashtra […]

MLC Election Process

The Maharashtra Legislative Council elections are scheduled for May 21 to fill the 9 vacant seats of the council. After much consideration, the Election Commission has given a nod to the election and Uddhav Thackeray is able to save his position of Chief Minister. The election commission had postponed the election on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Composition of the Legislative Council The strength of the Maharashtra Legislative Council is 78. From these […]

Punjab Opinion Poll

April 1, 2016

2017 Punjab polls: HuffPost-C Voter opinion poll predicts emphatic win for AAP What should come as a surprise for many, the recently conducted opinion poll by HuffPost-CVoter has indicated an emphatic win for the Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the upcoming Punjab assembly elections in 2017. The AAP is expected to get anything between 94 and 100 seats in the 117-seat Punjab Legislative Assembly. It’s a sharp rise from the poll projection in 2015. According […]

2016 Bengal Assembly Polls A Critical Look

It will be unwise to predict the outcome of West Bengal assembly elections as the results are still two months away. However, the state has seen some unpredictable developments in the last few months that show desperation among the political stakeholders in the state. Much before the sting video surfaced claiming TMC leaders’ role in a bribery scandal, the state witnessed a flurry of developments. Trinamool Congress and its Clout in West Bengal While the […]

Assam opinion-polls-suggest-victory-for-BJP

As the term of Assam’s legislative assembly comes to an end in June 2016, the stage is set for another round of elections to elect MLAs from the state’s 126 constituencies. A full bench of the Election Commission of India toured Assam on 21 December 2015 to assess the state’s poll preparedness. The commission will announce the final election schedule in March, 2016. Nonetheless, it is expected that elections will be held somewhere between April […]

Bihar has not seen any upper caste chief minister after 1990. Call it a renaissance, or an uprising of the backwards. Yet, tautly the 2015 state elections is the turf war between the backwards in a state that was once the seat of the mighty “low caste” Mauryas, whose empire was the largest ever in the Indian subcontinent. The Yadavs could well be called the modern day ‘Mauryas’ of Bihar. Their satrap, Lalu Yadav, ruled […]

Disruptions in Parliament

The impasse over ‘Lalitgate’ and ‘Vyapam’ scam threatens to washout the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament. After an all-party meeting convened by the Lok Sabha Speaker on 30 July failed to break the Parliamentary deadlock, the government convened an all-party meeting to save the session on 3 August, but without any success. Instead, things came to a flashpoint the very same day when Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days […]

Will Ajay Maken Prove to be the Saviour of Congress

On January 13, the Congress high command appointed the party general secretary, Ajay Maken, as the chairman of the party’s campaign committee for the Delhi elections. The decision was made considerably late given the fact that the election was less than a month away. The appointment of Maken signified two distinct attributes: 1. The Party’s unflinching faith in Maken’s ability to work and deliver under tight deadlines 2. The dawn of new Congress leadership in […]

Jharkhand Politics

As the mineral storehouse of the country – with almost 40 per cent mineral reserves – Jharkhand could have been an economic powerhouse.  Yet, since its inception in 2000, the state still craves for stability – both financial as well as political. The result: Jharkhand has emerged as a hot naxal belt with 22 of its 24 districts affected by naxal insurgency ! It has been turbulence all the way and the state has already […]


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