Is BJP losing the plot in Maharashtra? Recent panchayat polls suggest so

Life has not been good for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra since it lost power in the state in 2019. The outcome of the panchayat polls is the latest setback the BJP suffered after the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government, helmed by the Shiv Sena with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress as the other constituents, was installed. As the single largest party in the Maharashtra legislature, the BJP was unable to overwhelm the MVA as it initially hoped.  Although the rural body elections were not fought on party symbols, going by the backing that.....

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