MUMBAI, Dec. 17 -- The three-party Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is set to change the equation in the legislative Council of the state.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the single-largest party with 22 members in the 78-seat upper house. The upper house will see the election to 29 seats in the next six-seven months, of which the BJP is likely to win only eight-nine seats, as it has lost power and snapped ties with the Shiv Sena. It means the MVA will establish control over the upper house of state legislature.

The party, when in power with the Sena until October 2019, was looking to install its chairman, as the saffron alliance was just one member short of majority.

Ahead of the Assembly elections in October, not just the ...