India, April 9 -- The past five weeks have been the most challenging in the 16-month rule of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Amid allegations of corruption, malpractices and deteriorating law and order situation, the rift between the ruling parties - Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress - and their lack of coordination has come to the fore. Insiders in the MVA believe lack of strategy and ability to take quick decision has led a series of embarrassments for the Thackeray government.

It started with the leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis cornering the MVA government on the Antilia explosives scare and subsequent death of the trader in whose car the explosives we...