ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Regional Variations and Impact of Delimitation in Maharashtra

An attempt is made here to bring to the fore the politico-economic dimension of regional variation in Maharashtra and the possible impact of delimitation on the outcome of the 2009 assembly elections. Empirical observation shows that at least on paper, delimitation with its greater weight to the urban centres will benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance over the Nationalist Congress Party- Congress coalition. However there is a silver lining for the Congress - the strongest factor in favour of the Congress remains the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

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