With the Lok Sabha elections less than a month away, political parties have accelerated their campaigning and permutations and combinations to get allies on board.
The BJP is likely to release its first list of candidates today, when its central election committee is scheduled to meet. The list will have names of most of the candidates for the first phase of polling, which will be held on April 11 in 91 seats.
States that will go to polls on April 11 in the first phase of the upcoming seven-phase Lok Sabha elections are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
The RJD-led 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) is also expected to announce the seat sharing formula for the Lok Sabha polls on today, according to Hindustani Awami Morcha (Secular) president Jitan Ram Manjhi.
The grand alliance hit a rough patch after some parties expressed reservations over the Congress being allotted 11 of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The situation worsened, with the RJD upset with the Congress’s ‘pressure tactic’ of claiming before a formal announcement that the seat-sharing had been clinched and it had got 11 seats.
Election Commission approves BJP's 23 applications for electronic media ads, Congress files its first.
National Conference to contest all six seats in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah to be fielded from Srinagar- Budgam Lok Sabha seat.
Rahul Gandhi approves Congress Co-ordination Committee of Haryana, names former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda as chairman
The ruling BJD dropped seven sitting MPs as it released list of candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats that will go to polls in first two phases.
Prayagraj: Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacted with the students from Allahabad University aboard a steamer boat on Monday.
Prayagraj: Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacted with the students from Allahabad University aboard a steamer boat, earlier today. She is on a 3-day long 'Ganga-yatra' from Chhatnag in Prayagraj to Assi Ghat in Varanasi. pic.twitter.com/74owdAPu2R
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 18, 2019
Odisha: Self Help Groups(SHG) worker Pramila Bisoi is Biju Janta Dal (BJD)'s candidate from Aska Lok Sabha constituency.
Odisha: Self Help Groups(SHG) worker Pramila Bisoi is Biju Janta Dal(BJD)'s candidate from Aska Lok Sabha constituency.She is a farmer with less than one acre of land and has been instrumental in forming many women SHGs and empowering women in her area. pic.twitter.com/DleBMVGU7S
— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019
PMK releases list of candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections in Tamil Nadu, Anbumani Ramadoss will contest from Dharmapuri.
NDA constituent DMDK on Monday announced its candidates for the four Lok Sabha seats allotted to it in the AIADMK-led alliance, fielding among others, party founder Vijayakanth's brother-in-law LK Sutheesh.
Elections are 'picnic' for Gandhi family, says BJP on Priyanka's Uttar Pradesh visit.
Lok Sabha poll campaign: BJP readies voter contact programme in Nagpur.
Late Congress leader MH mbareesh's wife and actor Sumalatha to contest from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency as an independent candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Will contest from anywhere Rahul asks me to: Digvijaya Singh to Kamal Nath.
No consensus with allies as yet on next Goa CM, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
BJP Central Election Committee meeting to be held tomorrow at 5.30 pm in Delhi.
Mr Modi promised Rs 15 lakh in every bank account, but failed in his fulfilling it. We promised farm loan waiver and Art 371(j), and we fulfilled it: Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Chirag Paswan, LJP on reports that Union Minister Giriraj Singh is upset over Nawada (Bihar) seat: We have good relations with him. I got to know through media that he is little upset. I will call him and ask him if it is so. And if he is, I will try to resolve the issue.
Chirag Paswan, LJP on reports that Union Minister Giriraj Singh is upset over Nawada (Bihar) seat: We have good relations with him. I got to know through media that he is little upset. I will call him & ask him if it is so. And if he is, I will try to resolve the issue. pic.twitter.com/7eLjCoRAUV
— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019
Opposition in disarray, Congress confident of winning all 13 seats in Punjab, says Asha Kumari, Congress Punjab affairs in-charge.
AIADMK, DMK to face off in 8 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Those seats include South Chennai, Kancheepuram (SC), Tiruvannamalai, Tirunelveli, Mayiladuthurai, Salem, Nilgiris (SC) and Pollachi.
The Election Commission of India issues notification for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Don’t confuse, says Akhilesh Yadav after the Congress leaves seven seats for SP, BSP for Lok Sabha polls
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Notification for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections was issued on Monday, setting in motion the high-voltage electoral battle where the BJP seeks to return to power amid opposition's efforts to present a united fight to unseat it.
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The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has sealed seats with its allies in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. According to the agreement, the Janata Dal-United and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest 17 seats each while the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will contest from six seats.
While passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the emerging situation in the tiny coastal state seems to have put on hold organisational matters.