Sources said that before February, Modi is to address around 120 cluster of constituencies where the BJP is perceived to be weak. The party has assessed that his popularity has not dwindled, and is likely to bank heavily on his image.
Kushwaha, who is likely to announce a split from the NDA soon, has been doing last-minute posturings but RLSP sources have said it would be no surprise if the split were to be announced on Monday itself.
"MGNREGA is a worthy candidate (for a scheme that has touched rural life and economy the most in recent past). It has had a net positive impact on rural economy by providing meaningful employment to millions,” said Varun Gandhi.
Two months ago, when KCR dissolved the assembly to seek early election, the picture was very different — political observers were declaring KCR’s return to power a foregone conclusion. Today, the ground has shifted in the state — the looks of confidence have waned
The proposal that SECI may bring tenders of 1000 MW each in the months from November to February has come with an assumption that code of conduct for the next general election will be enforced in March 2019.
The idea behind the book is clear — Modi is the best bet, USP and the unequivocal leader of the BJP in its all electoral tests and the party is heavily relying on him as it battles criticism over joblessness, fuel price increase.
The Indian Express analysed text and videos of Shah’s speeches posted on the BJP’s official website since September 8 and found a gradual but clear toning down of rhetoric: in at least eight public rallies that he addressed, Shah did not refer even once to the NRC or illegal migrants.