Sarma’s joining the BJP has sent shivers through the rank and file of the ruling Congress party, especially after about 10 other party legislators greeted Sarma on his return from Delhi at the airport.
There has been a disturbance in Gujarat politics after Hardik Patel warned that the lotus will not bloom in 2017 elections if Patels’ demand (for reservations) was not met.
House set to legislate on matric as minimum qualification for contesting elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Jitu Patel, Umesh Shah and Dakshesh Patel had originally won their seats from the Vikas Manch while Suresh Patel had won his seat on a Congress ticket.
The BJP’s allies have been mounting pressure on the party’s leadership to finalise the seat-sharing arrangement at the earliest.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra quoted Kejriwal’s tweet of October, 2013, in which the latter had termed as a “sweet deal” Prasad’s imprisonment for a few years and Rs 25 lakh fine in a fodder scam case.
Rahul Gandhi said the previous UPA government at the Centre had initiated several schemes for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially the farmers.
Workers from across the state can participate, provided they have a recommendation letter from the district and block president.
There is lack of clarity within the Congress too. Not one leader from either party was ready to speak on record about whether the demand of the Patels is bona fide.
Lalu Prasad said the BJP-led Gujarat govt was ignoring the “just demand” of the backward people in the state and trying to “oppress them into submission”.
While the LJP has demanded 75 seats, the RLSP wants 66 seats for itself. Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has reportedly put forth a demand of 40 seats.
After allegedly shooting Iliyas, a former member of the Haj Committee of India, and his son dead at their residence at Subhashnagar in Rajkot on Saturday night, Sajid had managed to flee.
Shatrughan has lobbied for LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan as NDA CM nominee though the NDA has decided not to project anyone for the post.
With BJP chief Amit Shah relying on ground workers to help defeat the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad combine, the BJP is also getting labourers from Bihar working in various states to campaign.
During his tenure as the Gujarat chief minister, pressure from Modi had reportedly kept Joshi away from the BJP national executive.