Eventually it is going to translate to a game of numbers and every leader has cultivated his/ her own votebank.
NCP had blamed the split on Prithviraj Chavan.
The refrain of BJP leaders was that they were not getting the respect they deserved from the Sena leadership in the last few years.
In the 2009 Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance won four seats and the Congress-NCP alliance won three
Zeeshan Shaikh compares assembly positions with segment leads in Lok Sabha polls, region by region.
Tomorrow’s meeting will be first between the leaders of two allies after Pawar met Sonia.
It is the Congress-NCP camp that is keenly waiting for the news of a Sena-BJP split. This would allow it greater flexibility in choosing post-poll partners.
The forthcoming Assembly elections will be the sixth election which Congress and NCP will fight.
In north Maharashtra (36 seats), BJP has had an upper hand for the last three successive Assembly polls.
“It is no secret that Modi has a different style of functioning. He is an authoritarian,” said Chavan
The primary challenge for the Congress is to negate the impact of the Lok Sabha elections.
Uddhav Thackeray Saturday said he would take up their issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The proposal to bifurcate Thane into two districts has been caught in the cross hairs of Congress-NCP electoral maths for some time now.
NCP will celebrate its 15th anniversary on June 10.
Prithviraj Chavan expressed confidence that people would once again repose faith in them for the next five years.