The BJP is trying to expand its influence in the southern state, which has been dominated by the CPI(M)-led Left Front and Congress-headed United Democratic Front for decades.
According to the report, the total donations received by national political parties between the financial year (FY) 2016-17 increased by Rs 487.36 cr — an increase of 478% from Rs 102.02 crore declared during the previous fiscal.
The Congress stands to both gain, and lose, more from the Karnataka poll results than the BJP. That is the simple asymmetry behind this important election
Karnataka elections: During one such brief autorickshaw ride in Mangalore city, the heart of the communally-sensitive Dakshina Kannada region, a driver stated: “Hindus will die if BJP doesn’t return (to power).”
More than 200 BJP workers were booked in over 50 cases in Uttara Kannada for alleged involvement in violence in Kumta and Sirsi towns of the district.
When asked about the incident, Tapkir said he and Bhegade “happened to eat by mistake”. “It is a routine to serve snacks at meetings. So, when the snacks arrived, we happened to eat them while the discussions were on,” he said.
PM Narendra Modi fast Highlights: BJP Delhi MPs on Wednesday issued instructions to its workers: don’t be seen eating, don’t click selfies, clear food vendors from the area and don’t fast if you’re diabetic.
All is not well within the ruling BJP. In private, more than the Opposition members, it is the MPs of the Treasury benches in Parliament who look worried.
Sources said Nitish has been upset at statements made by BJP leader and union minister Giriraj Singh and BJP state president Nityanand Rai during and after the Araria Lok Sabha bypoll.
Mamata Banerjee asked, “All institutions are being destroyed, how can a political party announce election dates before any announcement by the election commission?”
A political war of words triggered between the Congress and the BJP after Prasad accused the main opposition party of having links with Cambridge Analytica, the Facebook associate under the scanner.
While the Congress is on disagreement with the government over the provision under which the House should debate banking irregularities, including the PNB scam, parties from Andhra Pradesh are seeking special status for financial support for their state.
Agrawal quit the Samajwadi Party and formally joined the BJP in New Delhi after he lost out his Rajya Sabha re-nomination to Bachchan. Agrawal’s term as Rajya Sabha member ends on April 2.
The official BJP nominee, Davesh Moudgil, met rebel candidate Asha Jaswal on Friday in the presence of party general secretary (organisation) Dinesh Kumar
“BJP has formed the government for the sixth time in a row in Gujarat and have got a 2/3rd majority in Himachal Pradesh. And Rahul Gandhi is saying that BJP has suffered a massive blow,” says Prakash Javadekar.