Rahul said, “Narendra Modi ji gives tall speeches, (saying that he) wants to change the country, (and that) nothing happened in 70 years... Narendra Modi came and he began work in India. This is their mentality, their thinking.”
Even as the two parties, BJP and Shiv Sena, announced they would fight the polls together, it appears the Sena wants to send a message that it has not surrendered to the BJP and will continue to criticise it even after the alliance is announced.
Reiterating the demand for early construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uddhav Thackeray said, "The Ram Temple has been the common thread for an alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena; it has to be built at the earliest."
In the Mahagathbandhan camp, both the JVM and Congress have their eyes on Godda, which has a mix of castes and a substantial Muslim population, giving both parties hope. It is also low on development indices, despite a wealth of natural resources like coal.
Starring Mammootty in the lead role, Yatra, directed by Mahi Raghav, is based on the 1,450-km-long padayatra undertaken by YSR in 2003, which helped propel the Congress to power in the state in the election held the following year.
According to sources in the AAP privy to the talks, the biggest sticking point for the party, which has a strong presence in Delhi but a limited role elsewhere, is the open hostility with the Congress in the Capital.