Maharashtra politics will feel domino effect of Congress’s drubbing by 2024!?

Reportedly the congress had been riding high following its election win in karnataka earlier this year, hoping to solidify its position in the anti-BJP india bloc. But the election loss in madhya pradesh and boot from power in rajasthan and chhattisgarh have knocked the party down several pegs not just in the india alliance but in the maha Vikas Aghadi.

Far from winning madhya pradesh, rajasthan, chhattisgarh and telangana as it had claimed, the grand old party has had to contend with just one win in telangana, that too with a slim majority, considerably eroding its bargaining power with MVA constituents Shiv Sena-UBT and ncp during seat-sharing talks for lok sabha elections and maharashtra Assembly elections next year.

Sources told News18 that after karnataka elections in May this year, the congress was pushing for more seats in its kitty in Vidarbha and Marathwaga regions. But with the recent losses, Shiv Sena-UBT uddhav thackeray may dig in his heels and refuse to give in to the demand. Few leaders are also said to be questioning the merits of rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo yatra which some in the party had pegged as the key to winning all eventual elections. In 2022, during elections to the maharashtra Legislative Council, the state’s Upper House, an incident of cross-voting within the congress was reported but no action was taken by the party high command. Some of these leaders may now switch over to the BJP.

The poor showing by the congress also adds to the pressure on uddhav thackeray to keep his flock together and stop disillusioned leaders from joining shiv sena faction led by chief minister Eknath Shinde. ajit pawar has already declared that come negotiation time, he will stake claim to the seats that are currently with Shiv Sena-UBT. He has a slimmer chance of success now as the bjp will want to keep the bulk share of seats for general elections.

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