The Vadodara Lok Sabha seat also fell vacant after Modi decided to retain Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
By shirking his commitment to Parliament, Rahul Gandhi inspires little faith in the opposition’s will.
Political circles were abuzz about Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje lobbying for a several MPs, including son Dushyant Singh, Sonaram Choudhary and Arjun Ram Meghwal.
The BJP leadership is said to have ignored reports about confusion on the ground.
Congress-NCP leaders say it is unfair to connect the Lok Sabha elections’ segment-wise figures with assembly elections.
In Maharashtra, the NCP contested 21 out of the total 48 Lok Sabha seats. The remaining 27 were contested by its ally Congress.
The presence of Haji Islam has upset the calculation of the Congress with both banking on Dalit-Muslim votes.
The rest of the country has moved on but Punjab has become a prisoner of its boisterous old stereotype.
The ruling AIADMK, led by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, is the frontrunner in this race.
Sangh’s lessons in Dalit bastis aim to break alignment of Dalits, Muslims.
Tuesday is the last day for campaign before the State goes for polling on April 24.
Much of the analysis of the possible outcome of the elections is based on the 68 per cent turnout compared to the 2009 polls.
In the 2009 polls, BJP had won 19 seats, Congress six and JDS three.
The prominent candidates who are in fray includes Maneka Gandhi, Santosh Gangwar, Saleem Sherwani and Begum Noor Bano.
On Thursday, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan also held a meeting to broker truce in this case.