With Assembly elections about 15 months away, the party is working hard to strengthen its structure and will appoint a core committee to deal with day-to-day functioning and challenges, if any.
Sources said that if Mamata has to take on the Modi government, she has to be part of the narrative and one of the ways is being proactive electorally.
Alleging that in certain booths, the number of votes secured by the BJP was less than that of the voters in the families of saffron party leaders and workers, Adhikari wondered how this had happened.
The RJD’s defeat in the two Assembly bypolls in Bihar is believed to have weakened Lalu Prasad’s position in the non-BJP opposition at the national level.
Congress swept the Rajasthan by-polls winning both Dhariawad and Vallabhnagar Assembly seats that went to by-elections, apart from wwinning one seat each in Maharashtra, MP and Karnataka.
Two of Raje loyalists, former MLAs Prahlad Gunjal and Bhavani Singh Rajawat have questioned party’s defeat raising demand to hand over the leadership to the former CM.
Differences between the party’s organisational leaders and elected representatives emerged after the high-command assigned party MLAs to oversee the by-poll keeping aside the district-level leaders.
Consumers have chipped in for the much-needed revenue generation drive during tough times, and it’s only natural that the government reciprocates now via tax cuts.
However, Congress bled badly in the bypoll battle as the national party’s vote share came down below 1 per cent in the four constituencies.
Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others also campaigned for three days. In both constituencies, the Congress candidates forfeited their deposits.
The saving grace came from Madhya Pradesh and three states in the Northeast, where the BJP and its allies did exceedingly well.
A senior Congress said it reflects the mood of the people in the BJP-ruled state where elections are scheduled by the end of 2022.
Declaring that self-respect had finally prevailed over arrogance, BJP candidate Eatala Rajender thanked the people of Huzurabad Assembly constituency for electing him with a huge majority.
There was no freedom of movement or speech. Police personnel themselves facilitated the distribution of money.
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