On AIADMK’s charge on BJP state president K Annamalai for leaving NDA, Sreenivasan said, “The AIADMK has faulted only Annamalai. How can they decide about an alliance just for his remarks?".
These include Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), Mukesh Sahani's Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) and Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM.
Asked whether the alliance will be finalised today, Kumaraswamy said, "Let's see."
MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi pointed out that when the UPA government brought up the bill in 2010, there was no condition. The bill was to take effect immediately after its passage.
AIADMK leader D Jayakumar lashed out at BJP state president K Annamalai, terming him unfit for the post.
Sibal's attack on the PM came a day after Modi launched the Rs 13,000-crore PM Vishwakarma Yojana for traditional artisans and craftsmen.
Kharge urged party leaders to set aside their personal differences to ensure the party's success and work towards forming an alternative government in the country.
It is speculated that the TMC leadership has also decided not to go for any discussion with the Left Parties at any point in time on the seat-sharing formula.
The decisions were taken at the first meeting of the bloc’s coordination and election strategy committee at NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s Delhi residence.
JD (U) National President Lalan Singh had earlier said that Nitish has a "clean image and experience" working as a union minister as well.
Bharti had last contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and became a Union minister in the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre.
Chirag told media persons that the assembly election would be held in the state simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election if Nitish was not given any position in the opposition alliance.
The meeting of the 14-member all-important panel of the opposition will take place at the residence of NCP leader Sharad Pawar here on September 13 evening.
Parties to also discuss on seat-sharing formula for upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
The BJP national leadership is putting together a strategy, not depending on state leaders. Seat sharing in a few select seats of north Karnataka and south is part of this plan.
Defending the move, Gowda said it was inevitable to save the regional party and to ensure a better future for the state.
The possibility is resonating with Hindu nationalists who form the prime minister's core vote base. But the reasons — political, cultural, historical — run far deeper.
Vijayan said the relevance of the Rajya Sabha, which is one of the key pillars of the Indian parliamentary system, is being questioned through the 'one nation, one election' move.'
Committees to be set up at district and block levels, says Lovely
Kovind was requested by Amit Shah to begin studying simultaneous poll plan on June 2; panel’s report could be tabled during the special Parliament session this month.