Punjab Lok Congress announces first list of 22 candidates; Amarinder to contest from Patiala (Urban), Ex-SAD-MLA Farzana from Malerkotla
The PLC leader said all these candidates have strong political credentials and are well-known faces in their respective constituencies. There is one woman among the candidates.
Party says KCR has failed on various fronts such as filling job vacancies, giving Dalits lands
BSP chief Mayawati termed the Congress as a party which divides the opposition votes against the BJP, and urged voters to ignore it.
Kejriwal added that he would welcome the Modi government to send ED and CBI and even arrest anyone they wanted but his party would be unafraid.
Goa polls: Hit hard by defections, Congress makes its candidates take pledge of party loyalty before God
The Congress took all its 34 candidates in a special bus to a temple, a church as well as a dargah in the state and made them take the 'anti-defection' pledge.
With Punjabi pop culture witnessing a heady rise, political parties believe that fielding popular singers will pull in crowds and connect them with the people.
Col Vijay Rawat said even CDS Bipin Rawat, who died in a helicopter crash, was very passionate about serving the people of Uttarakhand from outside politics.
Union Home Minister and senior BJP poll strategist Amit Shah on Saturday hit the ground in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh by launching a door-to-door campaign in Kairana.
The candidates declared in the second list include 23 from the Muslim community, 10 from Scheduled Castes, 12 from OBC, two Brahmins and four others.
SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav made a formal announcement that the SP chief would contest the upcoming election from Karhal seat in Mainpuri.
The home minister reiterated that assembly elections in J&K will be held after the completion of the ongoing delimitation process and statehood will be restored once the situation becomes normal.
Punjab has the largest density of Scheduled Caste population in the country, over 33% are spread across the state as per the 2011 census.
The assessment also showed that the AAP was expected to gain in the Malwa region and that would help in the party balancing the party’s performance in the other two regions of Majha and Doaba.
Yogi Adityanath, the politician dressed in saffron, is well known for his ambition to replace Narendra Modi as the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee.
EC allows relaxation from Jan 28, Feb 1 for meetings for Phase 1, 2 polls