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As the Election Commission announced the schedule for the much-awaited Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the BJP-led NDA seeks peoples blessings again.
The Lok Sabha elections will be held between April 11 and May 19 in seven phases and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
A big theme in all polls since the 1990s, it did not appear to be an important part of the discourse this time — until a jihadi suicide bomber struck in Pulwama.
The constituency is being given a saffron hue ahead of the visit, during which the prime minister will launch several projects in the constituency which has remained loyal to the Gandhi family for long.
DMK has already finalised its seat-sharing with the Congress and the Indian Union Muslim League, allotting the national party nine seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone segment in the neighbouring Puducherry.
Gandhi said after winning the Lok Sabha polls, Congress members should work towards bringing back the party to power in all the states, from where it was thrown out in a 'wrong way'.
As ruling coalition partners in Karnataka began parleys on seat sharing for Lok Sabha polls, senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said winnability will be the criteria.
The BSP-Samajwadi Party alliance will contest all 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP-AIADMK combine has beaten the Congress to win the support of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) for an electoral alliance in Tamil Nadu.
The BJP and the Shiv Sena, despite open differences, on Monday announced that they will be fighting the 2019 Lok Sabha and the state assembly elections together.
Multiple sources from the AIADMK and the BJP have confirmed that talks are for a pre-poll alliance and there is no question of the AIADMK contesting the general elections alone like it did in 2014.
Earlier, at the opposition rally at Jantar Mantar, Mamata made it clear that she was willing to fight alongside the Left and the Congress against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
However, he alleged that at present, the YSRCP chief is helping the BJP and PM Modi, which, he said, was evident from Sunday’s massive gathering in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Priyanka Gandhi’s official entry into politics has enthused a lot of Congress workers in Karnataka. In fact, Karnataka was one of the first states to demand her entry into politics way back in 1999.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi reacted sharply to Prime Minister Narendra Modis bachao bachao jibe at the Opposition, saying the cries of help were of the people begging to be freed from tyranny and incompetence
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has all the capabilities of leading the country, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said, days after attending a rally in Kolkata where leaders of most of the country's