“Atmosphere of fear, hatred, and violence was created in the last four years of the Modi government,” AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said at the joint press conference.
Kairana bypoll: Angry farmers, united Opposition, BJP will have to work hard to avoid a Gorakhpur repeat
As the Modi government enters the fifth year of its term, a scrutiny of votes polled during 22 assembly elections since 2014 reveals a broad pattern of consolidation of votes among major contenders, and the squeezing out of marginal players and Independents.
The mining operations in the state have come to a halt from March 16 after the Supreme Court quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies.
“Some of our leaders and I personally feel EVMs have been manipulated by BJP. Many Congress leaders lost at places even where Congress had a stronghold,” Parameshwara said.
The three-day-old B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka had collapsed on May 19, with the chief minister announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote, with the numbers not in his favour.
Niranjan Davkhare on Wednesday submitted his resignation as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, quit the NCP, and said he was going to join the BJP
Petrol, diesel price hike Highlights: “The oil ministry is of the view to bring petroleum products under the purview of the GST in order to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel. We are deliberating on an immediate solution to this problem till that time,” Dharmendra Pradhan said in Bhubaneswar.
Kumaraswamy was sworn-in as the head of a JD(S)-Congress coalition government.
At a party rally in Ballia on Sunday, Rajbhar had warned of cursing his supporters attending rallies of other parties without his permission.
The State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa also gave a call to Congress leaders, who felt offended for being sidelined in the new scheme of things in the coalition government, to join the BJP.
In the audio tape in question, B S Yeddyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra and his close associate B J Puttuswamy are heard speaking purportedly to Hebbar’s wife, offering money and ministerial position to her husband if he cross-voted in favour of the BJP during the floor test.
The Congress on Sunday demanded that Prime Minster Narendra Modi order a probe into alleged attempts made by the BJP to poach Congress and JD(S) legislators.
The high-octane drama which started during the election campaigns with the exchange of jibes by both national rivals- BJP and Congress, had its presence felt till the last minute of Yeddyurappa’s speech and proved to be the salient feature of Karnataka election.
BJP MP from Behraich, Savitri Bai Phule also commented on issues like caste-based reservations and civil rights for weaker sections of the society. “The day reservations to Dalits are denied, all the rights of the community will effectively cease to exist,” she said.