- Tag results for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Gearing up for the 2019 general election, the Congress high command wanted a clean leader not entangled in group politics to lead the party’s charge in the state.
Last year, on his birthday, Upendra had expressed his desire to join politics, and later had joined hands with Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP) which was already a registered party.
The JD(U) has mounted pressure on alliance partner BJP for giving it a respectable number of seats under the NDA umbrella, which also comprises LJP and RLSP.
The party is looking at fielding film stars Akshay Kumar, Sunny Deol, Mohan Lal, Madhuri Dixit and cricketer Virendra Sehwag, a senior BJP functionary said.
Modi, who was nominated the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate this day in 2013, said only in the BJP can an ordinary party worker can become its leader.
Ashok Chavan said that a committee of senior leaders from the Congress and the NCP has been formed to speak to like-minded parties before the seat-sharing talks begin.
Rahul Gandhi will be forced to change his constituency, claimed a senior a party leader, adding that almost the entire Congress unit in Amethi has shifted allegiance to BJP.
The state accounts for the highest number of 80 Lok Sabha seats.
Right from managing the organisation, boosting the party’s coffers and dealing with current and potential allies, the old guard — many of them veterans of past electoral battles — is running the show.
Amit Shah likely to set individual targets for state, general elections at BJP national executive meet
The two-day BJP national executive meet beginning on Saturday will see the party brass spelling out the poll agenda to its functionaries for the elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.
Manmohan Singh, Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, Sitaram Yechury, Chandan Mitra, Sharad Yadav and others discussed the prospects of a joint opposition front for the 2019 general elections.
A number of senior BJP functionaries stated that the ruling NDA at the Centre would not come in the way of the TRS move to advance the Assembly elections.
Popular actor Mohan Lal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him about the social work his organisation is carrying out.
The Congress feels a formal announcement on the grand alliance will come only after the results of MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan polls.
Rahul Gandhi said that it will be pretty straightforward contest between BJP on one side and the entire opposition on the other.