Throughout its election campaign in the state, BJD had maintained that it will retain its 2014 clean sweep of Lok Sabha seats in the state and will play a decisive role in forming the next government at the centre.
This plan by the said 21 opposition parties, however, rests on the hope that the NDA will fall short of majority seats (272) in the Lok Sabha that holds 543 elected seats and there is a hung parliament.
Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the review petition filed by 21 opposition parties combined for the review of its decision in case of 50% verification of voting by VVPAT
Pitroda has just confirmed what was being speculated in the political circles since long, that the Congress is, in fact, always in the alliance or 'Gathbandhan' mode and is willing to compromise with regional parties to any level.
The BJP has used the theme of cricket with IPL and world cup around the corner along with others sports like football to simplify its messaging ahead of the Lok Sabha to explain to the voters that how the BJP has a definitive leadership contrary to the anarchy and leadership void within the grand alliance.
The Dalit leader has stated that will lend his support if the SP-BSP-RLD alliance fields Satish Chandra Mishra, who is the Brahmin face of the BSP and also the general secretary of the BSP supremo Mayawati, as a candidate. in Varanasi.
Rahul Gandhi's Makhana promise reminds one of Donald Trump's legendary campaign promise, "We will build the Wall and Mexico will pay for it!" The likelihood of them being fulfilled appeared nil from the very beginning.
The official Facebook and Twitter pages of the party are already sporting the updated logo. The Twitter handles of party supremo Mamata Banerjee, MP Derek O'Brien and leader Abhishek Banerjee's Twitter handles are also displaying the new 'Trinamool' logo.
Targetting the Congress party, Mayawati had asked not to mislead people and stated that her party is having no alliance with Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, a day after the Congress had left seven seats for the leaders of the SP, BSP, and RLD, who are part of Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh.