Opposition parties also raised concerns over the transportation of EVMs ahead of counting of votes and urged the EC to probe the issue.
In first such action in India's electoral history, the EC on Wednesday ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 pm Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline
Jaitley said the opposition could not forge an alliance in several key states and it did not call a meeting of different like-minded parties for the obvious fear that many will not attend the meeting.
The plea was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta.
During a rally, he asked the crowds whether Bundelkhand was getting electricity during SP-BSP regime?
The biggest roadblock in putting together state-specific alliances is strong regional parties in key states like UP with 80 seats and West Bengal with 42.
Leaders and activists of YSRC, Jana Sena, CPI, CPM and others staged ‘Save Sattenapalli’ protest at Sattenapalli in Guntur district on Friday.
The leaders from around 20 opposition parties expressed concern over the issue during a meeting held in senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s room in Parliament.
This legislation has been made in haste and has so many lacunas, he said, adding, it should be sent to Joint Parliamentary Committee for examination.
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said Ambedkar had envisaged reservations as a measure to remove social and educational inequality.
Party insiders said they would regularly consult other opposition parties on deciding the floor strategy during the session so that the government cannot play divide and rule.
Later addressing the media, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said there was consensus in the room over putting the BJP on the mat.
Even while the state government made clear that there’s no going back from its declared stance on Sabarimala women entry issue, the Left front had clear calculations.
Pragathi Nivedana will be a peaceful and the biggest show ever conducted by any political party in the country.