While a few veterans like Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti had opted out of the poll race citing health issues, the party dropped some leaders who crossed 75 -- the unofficial age limit set by the saffron party for induction into Cabinet, and which has now been extended to contesting elections.
Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand Election Results 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA had won 29 of the total 42 seats across these seven states riding on the "Modi wave".
In this exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Gambhir, who has been fielded by BJP from East Delhi, speaks about what prompted him to join politics, why he feels AAP has betrayed Delhi and his Twitter spat with Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.
"It is very unfortunate that in the run-up to this election we have seen that the Army has been dragged into politics. Such kind of things just brings down the level of politics. People are just spreading hate," said Congress' South Delhi candidate Vijender Singh.
Interestingly, this election season has seen unprecedented personal attacks and verbal volleys on women politicians, with male politicians delving into unparliamentary language when talking about their female counterparts.
At present, the condition of tea gardens and its workers present a picture of deprivation and want even though the tea plantations are touted as India's second largest employer. In Darjeeling district itself, three tea gardens have been closed and workers are still to receive their dues.
The Congress' relentless pursuit of boxing in the Modi government over agricultural issues seems to have paid off as out of a total of 424 rural seats in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, the BJP won just 153 seats as compared to 294 in 2013.
Rajasthan, MP, Mizoram, Telangana, Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Down south, riding strong on Telangana pride and its welfare schemes, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi is headed for a landslide victory in its first Assembly elections after the formation of the state in 2013.
"In today's age of technology, it is very strange that the fax machine at THE Governor’s residence didn’t receive our fax but swiftly issued one regarding the assembly dissolution," Mehbooba Mufti tweeted later.
From rebuking BJP leaders for dining with Dalit families ahead of Karnataka elections to seeking a review of the reservation policy that probably cost the BJP in Bihar, Bhagwat has several times hinted that all might not be well between the saffron party and its ideological mentor.