Election Analysis

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BJP surge opens up opposition space

In 1999, it was only when the NDA was able to break away parties from other groupings and draw them on its side.


New voter, old Sena

Maharashtra verdict is snub to parochial politics. Regional parties need a new plan.


BJP, like Congress

BJP’s success shows that there is no alternative to Congress-style politics. Or that it is yet to emerge.


Maharashtra Assembly polls: 5 parties, 145 target, many possibilities

BJP leaders would not show their cards on that option if they fail to reach 145 out of 288.

For and against in the debate over Vidarbha

Rajiv Gandhi sent P A Sangma to assess the Vidarbha situation and as per a recent statement by the latter in Lok Sabha, Rajiv favoured statehood.


In Mumbai 2014, throwback to Bombay 1956-60

Why BJP’s rivals are giving the elections a Maharashtra-vs-Gujarat spin


In tribal belt, Congress stares at losses while BJP hopes to gain

The Congress is strong only in parts of its erstwhile bastion, particularly Chandrapur where it has three seats, but has been slowly yielding space to the BJP.


In BJP’s Mission 145, rural seats hold the key

Modi’s rallies have been planned to target Sharad Pawar in his bastion in western Maharashtra.


Maharashtra polls: Assets declared by outgoing ministers vs their taxable incomes

The gap between income and wealth | Create Infographics


On the poll trip

From Bhiwani to Bhiwandi, TV channels are riding pillion with political leaders.


In face of Modi, the big gun, Sena cousins declare ceasefire

The BJP’s decision to go it alone in the state has forced Uddhav and Raj to redraw their poll plans.


Narendra Modi and his ministers declare assets: Here’s what they own

The richest among Modi’s ministers is Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who along with his wife, has assets worth Rs 72.10 crore.

After splits, more tickets and more Muslims

One of the BJP’s Muslim candidates is Pasha Patel, who will contest from Ausa in Beed district where the Muslim population is small.


The game is open

With breakdown of alliances, artificial bipolarity of Maharashtra politics is over.

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‘Objective of Shiv Sena’s Mission 150+ was to get CM post’

The BJP that demanded 135 seats agreed to come down to 127 seats.