Parties favour merger to take on the BJP, but Lalu buys time.
The Lokniti-CSDS post-poll analysis has revealed that Uddhav Thackeray outscored other contenders for the choice of Maharashtra CM.
Despite the loss, the BJP burst fire crackers and distributed sweets at its office in Lucknow to celebrate its victories in Haryana and Maharashtra.
Newly elected MP from Mainpuri, Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, praised Akhilesh for good governance.
With this list, Congress has named candidates for 287 of the 288 seats in the state.
The transfer of these two officers had raised eyebrows as both are considered close to the Samajwadi Party government.
Azmi said if the alliance materialises, SP will contest fewer seats, not 50 that it will if it had to go alone.
BJP, SP and TRS are in office in the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana from where they won the respective constituencies.
BJP chief Lax-mikant Bajpai demanded the officer’s removal, accusing him of working as “an agent of the ruling SP”.
Nagpal, was suspended last year for ordering the demolition of a wall of an under-construction mosque.
Akhilesh regretted that several “love affairs” were given a “wrong twist” by media and the BJP.
The JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP, JD(S), BJD, fragments of the old Janata could come together and form a party.
The Dalit votebank is open to poaching with the BSP deciding against contesting the bypolls in the state.
A well-planned attack was launched on SP government to malign its image, said SP member.
The Samajwadi Party has fielded Mulayam’s grandnephew Tej Pratap Singh from Mainpuri for the bypolls.