What are the election trends showing and how different are these from the exit poll trends? And what could the factors for this difference in trends be? In Haryana especially, an interesting trend is emerging. Even as counting for the Haryana Assembly polls is underway, early trends show that the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), formed by Dushyant Chautala after he split from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), could emerge as kingmaker.Trends show that while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is barely leading, the JJP has managed to grab leads in 10 seats. That is a significant number in an assembly of 90 seats, and many experts have stated that Chautala might end up becoming the kingmaker.Viju Cherian speaks to author and senior journalist, Rasheed Kidwai for more updates on the Haryana and Maharashtra elections.Close Watch the video for more.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code … [Read more...] about Haryana Election Result 2019 Early Trends: Will Dushyant Chautala’s JJP end up being kingmaker?
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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on October 26 termed as "preposterous", Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim that the turnout in the recently held Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir was an indication of the region's faith in democracy. Yechury said this is no sign of "normalcy" and the prime minister is resorting to "falsehoods and propaganda".Modi on October 25 said the peaceful BDC elections in Jammu, Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh showed the people's unwavering faith in democracy and the importance they accord to grassroots level governance. PM Modi’s claim that the recently held Block Development Council (BDC) elections in J&K is people’s acceptance of government’s action of scrapping Article 370 is preposterous. https://t.co/llQWPrQIKN— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) October 26, 2019Close "PM Modi's claim that the recently held Block Development Council (BDC) elections in J&K is people's acceptance of … [Read more...] about Modi’s claim on turnout in JK BDC election ‘preposterous’, no sign of ‘normalcy’ in state: Yechury
The Maharashtra BJP is bedevilled by the trepidation that politicians who joined the party ahead of the October 21 Assembly polls will defect and, hence, its leaders are claiming they will form government in the state, the NCP said on November 16.NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik made the remarks a day after Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said his party will soon form the government and claimed it can count on the support of 119 MLAs, including Independents, in the 288-member Assembly.Malik also attacked former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his recent remark that a non-BJP government will not last for more than six months, saying the latter spoke, like the general of a defeated army, to boost the morale of his party men.Close "The former chief minister is trying to boost the morale of his party workers like the general of a defeated army. We think they have been defeated and they will have to accept this. They are not ready to accept defeat, but one takes … [Read more...] about Out of power, BJP afraid turncoat MLAs may defect, says Malik
The BJP would hold protest demonstrations across the country on November 16, demanding Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's apology for misleading the country on the Rafale deal, party leaders said on Friday.BJP working president JP Nadda asked party functionaries to expose the "blatant lie" of Congress leaders which has hurt the country's image abroad, by raising questions on the transparency of defence deals in India.He asked party workers to go to people and "expose" the Congress's "slander campaign" against the government.Close At a meeting with party leaders here, Nadda also advised them to reach out to people and take important achievements of the BJP government like the abrogation of Article 370 provisions in Jammu and Kashmir to them, which he said had not been given prominence by the media. related news Sabarimala temple to open on Nov. 16 evening Moneycontrol Pro Picks of the Week JK situation getting normal, detained leaders to be released but no time-frame: MHA to par … [Read more...] about BJP to hold demonstrations across India on Nov 16 demanding Rahul Gandhi’s apology on Rafale
The vision of the RSS and its affiliated organisations is not limited to "forming government" but it is more about "nation-building", senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said here on November 15.He was speaking at a function organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, here."We (Sangh parivar) have a clear vision, and it is not limited to forming government or making anyone chief minister or prime minister," the Union minister said.Close "We have a clear vision about our ideology and we should work for rebuilding the nation," he said. related news As Maha equations change, Raut tweets about 'naya mausam' Insight18 | Meet SA Bobde, the man who will succeed Ranjan Gogoi as next the CJI BJP's confidence of govt formation in Maharashtra hints at horse-trading, alleges Sena Gadkari did not make any direct comment on the current political situation in Maharashtra where his party could not form government despite emerging as … [Read more...] about Our vision is not limited to forming govt: Nitin Gadkari