State BSP president Pradeep Ahirwar said the party will vastly improve its tally and win 32 seats, and can even think of heading the next government
“All those in the BJP, the RSS and company need to apologise, especially to the people of the Bahujan Samaj, for terming the statues installed by the then BSP government to honour icons like Baba Saheb Ambedkar and others as wasteful expenditure," she said in a statement.
BSP, GGP, JAYS and the newly former SAPAKS Samaj Party are hoping to get a piece of the cake as BJP battles anti-incumbency after being in power for 15 years. However, this could dent Congress’ chances
Here’s a look at how political parties performed in the 2013 Assembly election across various ecological regions
Except for two brief Janata Party and Samyukta Vidhayak Dal governments, politics in Madhya Pradesh has been a binary contest between the BJP and the Congress
After 15 years in power, the BJP is facing challenge from a resurgent Congress
The party won three seats in the 2013-assembly elections by securing 3.37 percent vote share, which was 7.60 percent in the 2008-elections when the party had won six MLAs.
Scindia, who is spearheading the Congress campaign in Madhya Pradesh, also said that the entire state leadership and party cadre was "working cohesively" to dislodge the BJP government after "14 years of misrule"
Her comments assume significance as she had last week called off talks with the Congress to fight the upcoming assembly polls in three states together as it did not agree to part with as many seats for the BSP as she demanded.
The former union minister's statement followed Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav's comment last week that his party would not wait for the Congress to decide on an alliance for the Madhya Pradesh elections any longer, hinting that he could go for a tie-up with Mayawati's BSP.
Mayawati's apparent fallout with the Congress could come down heavily on the Grand Old Party vis-a-vis the caste conundrum brewing in the state, especially after the Centre brought a legislation to overturn the Supreme Court order which "diluted" the SC/ST Act.
On October 3, Mayawati lashed out at the Congress and said her party will fight the upcoming assembly polls alone
BSP supremo Mayawati said Congress had a 'misunderstanding' that it can defeat BJP alone
Recalling the more than two-decade-old infamous 1995 Guest House incident, UP BJP's media co-ordinator Rakesh Tripathi said it was BJP MLA Brahm Dutt Dwivedi who came to Mayawati's rescue.
Mayawati was speaking after she moved into her new residence vacating her sprawling bungalow on Supreme Court orders.
There is a strong likelihood that BSP chief Mayawati or TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee could be the Opposition's PM candidate.
The BSP in a press release only referred to his remarks dubbing the prime minister as "Gabbar Singh" as the reason behind his removal.
Senior Congress leaders including Kamal Nath had batted for a pre-poll alliance with the BSP and other like-minded parties in Madhya Pradesh that goes to polls later this year
Modi laid the foundation stone for the Rs 23,000 crore Purvanchal Expressway at Azamgarh and described the occasion as the beginning of a new chapter in the development of Uttar Pradesh, particularly its eastern part.
Mayawati said that it was her government which had created a new district in honor of Kabir and proposed the idea of dividing the state into four parts to ensure overall development.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister's remark come amid reports that the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is demanding 40 out of the total 80 seats in the state for the next year general elections.
Both BJP and RLD are taking efforts to woo the Jat community
MP Congress chief Kamal Nath and state assembly election committee campaign chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia would be in favour of tying-up with the BSP to sweep the Assembly polls, said a senior Congress leader, who did not wish to be named.
The SP-BSP combine had defeated BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bye-elections in March.
"This forms 66.34 percent of the total income of national parties added together during 2016-17," Delhi-based think-tank Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report released today.