Optimistic BJP focuses on ‘Mission Maharashtra’, Fadnavis says ‘goal is absolute majority’


Carried by the success in the four elections to the National Assembly, the BJP has now focused on Maharashtra. The central and state leadership of the saffron party are all ready to hold meetings and develop an elaborate strategy.

Although the party leadership seeks to impose the power of the president and overthrow the state government, insiders said the focus is on consolidating the organizational base. As part of the “Maharashtra Mission”, the party has set itself the ambitious goal of achieving an absolute majority.

What’s next for the BJP?

State Assembly Opposition Leader Devendra Fadnavis said, “Maharashtra has always been at the top of the center (BJP central) agenda and from even tomorrow we will shift into mode. action – Maharashtra Mission. Our objective is to obtain an absolute majority in Maharashtra.

In the 288-seat State Assembly, the BJP will need 144 seats to pass the midpoint to gain power and to form the government, it will need 145 seats. It currently has 106 members.

Who will rule Maharashtra?

Fadnavis, a former chief minister, is poised to take the reins of Mission Maharashtra – 2024. He will be supported by a strong team comprised of members from state and central party units to accomplish the mission.

Electoral success in the Goa Assembly election will work to Fadnavis’ advantage. When Fadnavis was appointed head of the Goa Assembly polls, a section of the party believed that the process of his downsizing had begun. Insiders had pointed out how this could also impact his control in Maharashtra.

But electoral success made Fadnavis stronger. Therefore, the party is unlikely to disrupt its leadership. Alongside BJP State Chairman Chandrakant Patil and a team of young and dynamic second-tier leaders like Ashish Shelar, Atul Bhatkhalkar et al, BJP will strive for greater unity to fight the three main political parties – the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Shiv Sena.

Will the BJP destabilize the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government?

Official statements give mixed signals. According to Patil, the final countdown has begun. He said: “On March 7 and 8, I dropped a bomb. On March 10, the BJP won four out of five state assembly polls. Wait and see what happens on March 11 and 12.

However, such a mind game, many in the organization admit, is just to tease the minds of rivals. While Fadnavis was more pragmatic when he said: ‘We return to duty from tomorrow. In 2024, the BJP will form the absolute majority government in Maharashtra.

Why is the fall of MVA excluded?

Despite its internal power struggle, the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena remain strong due to the numbers. The Congress (44), NCP (54) and Shiv Sena (56) together account for 154. Comfortably over half of the 144 seats. With smaller parties and independent support, its total strength adds up to 170 of the 288 seats. While the BJP, which finds itself cornered, has only 106 members. With the small parties and the independents, his tally rises to 125 seats. Which is still 20 less than halfway.

What will be the BJP’s polling strategy?

Although the details are still being worked out, it is evident that the party will be gearing up to wrest the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation from Shiv Sena’s control. The BJP admits that the BMC will be its first litmus test. Second, the party will adopt a two-pronged strategy. On the one hand, it will work to drive a wedge between Shiv Sena and NCP, as he believes that Sena and NCP together in the Assembly polls could be detrimental, on the other hand, since he is talking about an absolute majority, he has an arduous task of making inroads in 154 seats which are strongholds of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena.

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