Addressing a public meeting in this temple town, he also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of reneging on his assurance of providing special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
Besides the NCP president, Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, People's Republican Party leader Jogendra Kawade and PWP's Jayant Patil will attended the rally at Parli, a town around 500km from here in the Marathwada region.
The finance minister attacked the Congress for “triviliasing” terrorism and warned the party against projecting a “divided India” to the world vis-à-vis fighting terrorism
Shah was addressing BJP workers here two days after the DMK and Congress finalised their seat-sharing exercise for the coming Lok Sabha elections under which the Rahul Gandhi-led party has been allocated 10 of the 40 seats including the lone Puducherry.
Union Water Resources Minister Gadkari had said on Thursday that India has decided to "stop" the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty -- comments that came over a week after the ghastly Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
Talks of a grand alliance or Mahagathbandhan (as termed by the leaders of opposition parties) have been going on for months
With a reduced credibility, the BJP and its ideologue will again rack up the emotive issues. The situation that we are facing today is a grim reminder of how low the communal forces can stoop to axe their own grind. The BJP, faced with pulverizing debacles in Hindi heartland, is shifting to a higher level of divisive politics,” Abdullah said here.
In a written reply to a question, Minister for Farmers Welfare Sachin Yadav said seven farmers have ended life in the state since December 11, when the assembly election results were announced.
Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad accused the Congress of seeking to weaken the morale of the armed forces at a time when the whole world is "firmly standing" with India.
With 23-25, DMK will get a lion’s share of seats in Tamil Nadu. Congress will contest nine in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry. Remaining seats will be given to other allies, reports suggest.
Gandhi has been attacking the government over the implementation of the GST, terming it "Gabbar Singh Tax".
While the party will contest all 80 seats in the state, it is taking a target-oriented approach where its organisational structure has weakened over time
The Congress in the last few days had avoided directly attacking the government after Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that his party is not going to have any conversation over the next couple of days other than the fact that "our most beloved people have been killed, their families need us, and we are going to stand with them".
Ruling allies BJP and Shiv Sena, whose relations have been strained for quite some time, Monday announced a tie-up for the coming Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections.
The AICC General Secretary Uttar Pradesh East warned the party workers that anyone found indulging in anti-party activities will be shown the door, a leader who attended the meeting said.
The Congress is also planning a rally of recently- appointed party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the state next month, they said.
"Today in front of Rahul Gandhi I joined the Congress, I felicitated him in traditional Mithila style," Azad tweeted, along with photographs of him with the Congress president.
Listing Amita Chavan’s name for the Nanded seat has sparked speculation that Ashok Chavan may skip the Lok Sabha polls to focus on the assembly polls scheduled for September-October
What is obviously holding back the Opposition from coming out with a powerful and comprehensive alliance is the many differences among the parties at the grassroots level.
"The CPI, CPI(M), JMM (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha) and Congress are talking to each other to form an allaince to take on both the BJD and the BJP," he told reporters here.
Naming Congress leaders from the Nehru-Gandhi family, Shah claimed that the oldest party of the country does not have "internal" democracy.
The campaign, titled 'Chalo Ward Abhiyaan', taken up in view of the "rising unemployment in the country", will commence from February 18, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said in a statement.
Though Sidhu had condemned the "cowardly" Pulwama terror attack, he had also called for dialogue to find a "permanent solution" to end the bloodshed.
Azad was to officially join the Congress on Friday, but the programme was cancelled in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, sources said.
Gandhi also formed the party's election committee, coordination committee, campaign committee, publicity committee and election management team for Meghalaya.