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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 […]

What’s Expected of the Third Front in Bihar Elections?

The formation of the Third Front in Bihar is, at best, a grouping of dissidents who have rallied together to form this front. With Mulayam Singh taking the lead in the formation of the front only a few days before the first leg of polling in the state, the grouping can only be expected to thrive on vote division and individual influence rather than organised and meticulous planning. As it is, Mulayam has no base […]

BJP-NCP: Secret Deal ?

November 17, 2014
BJP NCP Alliance

One man’s loss is another man’s gain! The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has gained as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) antagonised the Shiv Sena over the issue of share in the government.   Discredited and doomed before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the NCP grabbed its chances and catapulted itself into the position of kingmaker in the state with some smart decisions such as severing all ties with the Congress before the state elections and thereafter, […]

devendra fednavis- most likely CM candidate

The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single-largest party in Maharashtra assembly poll. Though short of majority, the BJP can form a coalition government in the state. As the contours of political situation are gradually emerging in the wake of the October 15 Assembly elections in the state, BJP state president Devendra Fadnavis is leading the race for the party’s chief ministerial choice in Maharashtra. The factors that strengthen Fadanvis’ candidature for the coveted […]

Maharashtra Assembly Elections - a look back

Maharashtra politics in the last three decades invariably revolved around Sharad Pawar and late Bal Thackeray — indisputably the two tallest leaders of Maharashtra politics in recent times. Some other prominent leaders of the era such as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s late Pramod Mahajan and Gopinath Munde were more active as a conduit between the BJP and Thackeray while Sushil Kumar Shinde, late Vilasrao Deshmukh and late Sudhakarrao Naik (all former chief ministers of the […]

S.No Region Seats Cong NCP BJP+ SS MNS Ind+Others 1 Coastal Maharashtra 39 5(4) 5(4) 11(10) 15(19) 4(3) 3(3-PWP) 2 SW Maharashtra 57 4(5) 15(20) 26(15) 9(15) 2(2) 0(0) 3 Marathwada 46 7(9) 3(4) 30(25) 4(5) 0(0) 2(3) 4 Vidarbha 62 4(2) 1(0) 53(52) 3(5) 0(1) 1(2) 5 Khandesh & Central Maharashtra 48 5(5) 3(0) 30(32) 6(7) 3(2) 1(2) 6 Mumbai Area 36 2(2-5) 0(0) 20(20-25) 9(4-6) 3(2-3) 2(2-5) Total 288 27(27-30) 23(24) 170(154-159) 47(55-57) […]

Maharashtra Opinion poll for Assembly Election 2014

Khandesh is the area comprising of Nandurbar, Dhule and Jalgaon districts, and having 24 PCs. Pre-independence Khandesh had Burhanpur as its capital which is now part of MP. Central Maharashtra is also often clubbed with Khandesh by pollsters, though technically it is not. This area comprises of Nashi and Ahmednagar districts, with PCs of Nashik, Dindori, Shirdi and Ahmednagar. BJP had an initial hiccup when it could not field a candidate in Malegaon city as […]

The Coastal Maharashtra

October 9, 2014
The Coastal Maharashtra

The Konkan area, comprising PCs of Raigad and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg along with Panvel, Maval and Karjat ACs of Maval PC, and PCs of Thane, Palghar, Bhiwandi and Kalyan are the subject matter of this post. Total of 39 ACs in this area represent a stronghold of the Senas and considerable pockets of clout for PWP (Peasants and Workers’ party). In the 3 Maval ACs and the Navi Mumbai ACs, BJP seems to having considerable advantage. BJP […]


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