Bilaspur is among the 72 seats that will see polling in Phase-2 on November 20 while 18 seats in Bastar and Rajnandangaon will poll in Phase-1 on Monday.
‘One cannot say when Mayawati turns unhappy. Who is she happy with? She does her own politics. All parties should join in a grand alliance'
"The idea is to limit Chouhan to his constituency and put up a spirited fight as Yadav is also an OBC like Chouhan,” a senior Congress functionary told ET.
Yadav was the Congress state president till few months ago and is a former MP from Khandwa.
The Maharashtra govt has completed 2.56 lakh houses out of its target of 4.5 lakh houses and not claimed money from the Centre since the second half of 2017-18.
Gandhi will hold five rallies over two days on November 9 and 10 and stay the night in Chief Minister Raman Singh’s constituency of Rajnandangaon, holding a rally as well as a road show there on Friday evening.
Rampant unemployment and poor infrastructure, despite it being a big religious centre, is giving Congress some hopes.
N.P. Jamloki, the Publicity Officer of Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temples Committee, told ET that as today, the highest-ever number of pilgrims have visited Kedarnath and Badrinath temples this year.
For the Congress in Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi could be making his first tough decision this December as the president of the Grand Old Party.
The polluted and depleted Kshipra river has become a major talking point in the runup to the assembly election scheduled for November 28.
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