Modi’s BJP regains control of key Indian state ahead of 2024 elections

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party will now form the home state government of Mumbai with a faction of the regional Shiv Sena party, which surprised analysts by associating itself with ideologically opposed parties such as the Congress after national elections of 2019 to oust the BJP.

The BJP and the Shiv Sena draw their support mainly from the majority Hindu community.

Breakaway Shiv Sena faction leader Eknath Shinde will be sworn in as chief minister later on Thursday, although the BJP has more seats in the state assembly.

« It’s a natural alliance with the BJP, » said Shinde, seated next to former Maharashtra BJP chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Maharashtra sends the most lawmakers to parliament after the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which is also ruled by the BJP, and the return to state governance could give the party a boost of sentiment then that he is heading towards 2024.

Uddhav Thackeray, leader of the now divided Shiv Sena, resigned as chief minister on Wednesday night.

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