Caught in a tangle

Call it stalemate, gridlock or deadlock, the seeds of the present state of affairs in Maharashtra lie in the hung verdict of the assembly elections of October 2014. In hindsight, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to snap its decades-old alliance with its longstanding ally, the Shiv Sena, proved correct. But it did not help the party catapult itself to power all on its own, falling short of the majority by 25-odd seats. Some miscalculations on some seats left the BJP with no other choice but to once again woo its estranged ally to stabilise its government.


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