Amid uncertainty, BJP announced that Sukhdeo Bhagat will be its candidate for the Lohardaga seat. AJSU candidate Neeru Bhagat has already filed her nomination for the seat but BJP wants AJSU to withdraw her nomination. Sources in BJP said the party is hopeful that if a deal is struck with AJSU, then AJSU may withdraw Neeru’s nomination by November 16.
SAD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral said: “There was a time when no one was in alliance with BJP and at that time too Sena and SAD stood with them. It doesn’t mean that when you get absolute majority you start treating your allies as lesser partners. Everyone has self-respect, and they are leaders in their own right.
The AJSU has announced candidates for three seats — Chakradharpur, Sindri and Simaria –– where the BJP has also fielded its own candidates. The AJSU, which was earlier demanding 19 of the 81 seats in the alliance, agreed to limit it to 12 after AJSU president Sudesh Mahto met BJP president Amit Shah over seat-sharing in New Delhi on Monday.
BJP brass has decided to organise meetings with Muslim community leaders to thank them for helping maintain peace and harmony after the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict.
Here are some important milestones of the case, which also saw the birth of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
SC tried to create a balance between parties, says the man on whose petition locks were opened in 1986
On January 25, 1986, Umesh Chandra Pandey, an advocate filed an application that public must be permitted to have Darshan from inside and locks placed on brick-grill wall in 1949 should be removed. Since then Musilms had not offered Namaz in the complex.
Thousands of people living in rural areas migrate to the cities every day, seeking better economic opportunities. Many end up in slums that are hotbeds of pollution, unhygienic conditions, said the former President of India.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is in New Delhi on Monday to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the ongoing tussle between BJP and its ally Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra. The two parties are caught in a stalemate over the CM's post, with the Sena demanding an equal division and the BJP rejecting it.
Appointing a deputy CM is not a new practice in India. Though it is not a constitutional post and is equivalent to a cabinet minister, but a deputy CM is considered second only to the CM. In June, Andhra Pradesh appointed a record five deputy CMs and is followed by Karnataka with three and Uttar Pradesh and Goa with 2 each.
While opposition sees it as an opportunity to make its presence felt in the state, there are still uncertainties over the possible formation of a grand alliance.
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