Jammu and Kashmir municipal polls LIVE Updates: Election to the urban local body polls was held in four phases from October 8 to October 16. The overall voter turnout was 35.1 per cent.
Assembly polls in the state are scheduled for November 28 and counting of votes will take place on December 11.
Mahendrasinh’s move comes days after his father had expressed his desire to play the role of a coordinator between all the regional parties in the country to fight against the ruling BJP during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Training his guns on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, he said the people of Rajasthan have decided to remove her government and the upcoming elections will see a big change in the state.
The CPI (M) claimed the foundation stone was laid by removing a previous memorial of a communist and tribal rights martyr. The BJP said that communists illegally grabbed land of a local person to build their memorial structure.
A senior leader said all eyes will be on whether the Sena chief is likely to reiterate the Sena’s stand of going solo in the upcoming polls.
“The SC/ST Act will weigh him (Chouhan) down,” said Ravindra Singh Tomar, an upper caste Thakur in his 50s from Bhojakhedi, in Pandhana Assembly segment of Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency.
Interestingly, Manvendra’s entry came weeks after Rahul publicly disapproved the trend of parachute candidates in the Congress and vowed to cut off such parachute entrants.
Congress leaders asserted that the move will help bring Rajput votes to the party in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections.
The Congress and the BJP are currently tied with 14 legislators each, leaving the Congress no longer in a position to claim the single largest party (in the state assembly) status and exercise their privilege before the Governor to stake claim to form a government.
While Congress leaders asserted that the move will help bring Rajput votes to the party in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, Rajasthan minister and BJP leader Rajendra Rathore said Singh’s exit will have “no effect in Barmer-Jaisalmer belt”.
In the process, the Congress, which had 16 MLAs in the 40-member House, lost the status of being the single largest party.
Earlier, former chief minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav slammed the BJP government, saying it only wanted to show their work by “renaming”.
While Sopte, who defeated former BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar in 2017 State legislative assembly election, represents Mandrem constituency, Shirodkar was elected on a Congress ticket from Shiroda constituency.
The discussions have been planned a day after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa from New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).