ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Maharashtra : Manipulative Politics Continues

Though the present ruling alliance of the SS-BJP has not endeared itself to the electorate, sections of the traditional maratha following of the Congress which are not prepared to accommodate the dalits or the OBCs, have become vulnerable to the appeals from the Shiv Sena and the BJP. In such a scenario, the task before the Congress leadership would be to disintegrate the mythical maratha vote and to seek to build new alliance of the poor maratha with other nonmaratha castes including the dalits. This will virtually mean writing a fresh text in the politics of the state.

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