November 25, 2019

Maharashtra 'Pawar' play: Game of Thrones in the age of BJP 2.0

Shankkar Aiyar writes in this article for The New Indian Express on the political drama over the formation of a government following the October Legislative Assembly elections. He notes the rapid decision-making taken by the BJP on matters of alliance formation in Maharashtra and compares them to actions in recent years in other states. Excerpt: 

 

"The party in name is still the Bharatiya Janata Party as it was during the Vajpayee-Advani era, but the design and architecture of its politics has been reconfigured and is drawn from the duo’s experiential years in Gujarat. Strategy is executed with three Cs — centralisation of decision-making, crafting of communication channels and converting challenges into opportunities."


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Topic : State Capacity / In : OP-EDS
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