Rebels, anti-incumbency keep BJP on its toes in North Maharashtra
The Bharatiya Janata Party had won all the six Lok Sabha seats in North Maharashtra. However, faced with anti-incumbency and internal revolt it is an uphill task for the party cadre to recreate the 2014 magic once again.
The absence of veteran leader Eknath Khadse from the scene is also a talking point. In 2014, Khadse vigorously campaigned in North Maharashtra and won all the seats. However, North Maharashtra's responsibility is entrusted with senior BJP minister Girish Mahajan. Mahajan is also the blue-eyed boy and troubleshooter for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.