Efforts are on to strengthen regional parties in the country, going into the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, said former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy here on Wednesday.
The faction-ridden ties between the state BJP and its ideological mentor RSS is another factor which hurt the prospects of the party in the state.
After entering Kerala from Parasala close to the Tamil Nadu border, Rahul Gandhi would travel 450 km to Nilambur in Malappuram over a 19-day period.
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"But I do not see the meeting of some leaders individually or collectively, holding discussions or press conferences, as an Opposition unity or a political development," he added.
Sharad Pawar and top NCP leaders are scheduled to address the party's eighth National Convention at the Talkatora Stadium on Sunday.
The prominent leaders who would attend the meeting are Home Minister Amit Shah, Bhupendra Yadav, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Kailash Chaudhary.
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BJP has 23 Lok Sabha seats while Shiv Sena has 18 – 12 among them with Shinde camp. It shows that Shinde joining hands with 41 MLAs and 12 Shiv Sena MPs will not help BJP.
Sources in the BJP said the party has planned to launch a comprehensive mass contact campaign to reach out to Yadavs, Jatavs and Pasmanda Muslims in course of its "Tiranga Yatra" week.
“We have enough Veerashaiva-Lingayat community leaders in the party. That is why we nominated Chinchansur to woo the Koli community in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region,” said a BJP leader.
The assembly elections in Bihar will be held in 2025, a year after the general elections.
Thus, it seems to have tilted the balancae in favour of KCR. He is emerging as the frontrunner in the leadership race.
The issue of leadership for the next Lok Sabha polls came up during several meetings the now-rebel leaders had with Thackeray in the run-up to a split in the Shiv Sena, Shewale said.
2024 Lok Sabha elections: BJP sets target of winning 25 seats in Bengal, Union Ministers start visiting the state
Union ministers are visiting the state as part of the party’s special programme, named Prabas, where leaders spend time to gauge the electorates’ mood and BJP’s strength.
Six Lok Sabha seats in Kerala are among the constituencies that the party has identified across the country to launch major outreach programmes.
The BJP top brass at the party's national executive in Hyderabad targeted south India, where barring Karnataka it won only four out of 101 seats of four states in 2019.
Predicting that the days of the BJP-led government at the Centre are numbered, Yadav said people have realised that they have been misled in the name of good governance.
After the 2021 Assembly election, Sarma became the CM and Sonowal was elected to the Rajya Sabha and later made a Union minister.
In July, mega rallies have been planned in several Lok Sabha constituencies, that will be attended by union ministers and state leaders.
In 2017, BJP won all local body elections with a clear majority. In 2021 for the first time, the BJP bagged 41 out of 44 seats in the Gandhinagar municipal corporation which was a Congress stronghold.