Opposition’s choice of Yashwant Sinha as its presidential candidate is replete with symbolism. A confidante of former PM Vajpayee, Sinha was a moderate voice who became a misfit in Modi-Shah’s BJP. In fielding an ardent Modi-critic in a losing battle, the opposition is seeking to score a political brownie point.
Maharashtra’s Sena-NCP-Congress alliance was always shaky. Of course, BJP acted predatory
Maharashtra’s MVA government is staring at a crisis that was waiting to happen. Uninspiring leadership, unremarkable governance, ideological and political contradictions, Sena-NCP-Congress coalition stood on shaky foundations from the start. CM Thackeray couldn’t keep either Sainiks or allies happy. Only natural that a predatory BJP will try to take advantage.