Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U), which returned to the NDA less than two years ago, has succeeded in securing for itself both its seats of Nalanda and Purnea, besides getting five which were represented by the BJP in the outgoing Lok Sabha and another held by Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP.
The saffron party will contest 13 seats and Ajsu, formerly known as the All Jharkhand Students Union before it registered as a political entity, from the Giridih constituency.
While Gadkari was not available for comments, BJP MLA Lobo said Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar wanted to be the chief minister due to which the discussions came to a halt.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after battling advanced pancreatic cancer for over a year.
The death of the former defence minister, who represented the Panaji assembly seat, will also necessitate a fourth bypoll in Goa, where by-elections are scheduled for the Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa assembly constituencies on April 23
Parrikar died at his private residence in Panaji on Sunday. He was 63
The former defence minister was battling a pancreatic ailment and died at his private residence in Dona Paula near Panaji
Parrikar, 63, served the state four times as chief minister and had a three-year-long stint as Defence Minister in the Narendra Modi-led cabinet
Only eight constituencies will see arch-rivals DMK and AIADMK crossing swords one on one
Parrikar, 63, was suffering from a serious pancreatic ailment and was at his private residence at Dona Paula
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti began the campaign trail from north Kashmir's Kupwara district but other party leaders stayed put in south Kashmir, holding a party convention in Kulgam district
The central election committee will take a decision on the names and release the list soon
Election to the 543-member Lok Sabha will be held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been fielded from Mukto constituency
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, Jharkhand Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Nagaland governments to submit their plan within the stipulated time.
The green panel said the absence of implementation of noise pollution norms affects the health of citizens, especially infants and senior citizens
An agreement on the seat-sharing had already been reached between the three parties
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the UP chief secretary to personally look into the issue of availability of potable water to the affected inhabitants
The document shows that while 3,524 complaints were received in CPGRAM in the category of 'harassment of passengers/ staff crew behaviour', the number of complaints that were received in the category of 'loss of baggage' was 1,822.
Jaitley further said federalism in India is inherent both geographically and constitutionally.
Official sources said the Union Home Ministry is working with the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to issue a notification in this context, in view of two recent judgements of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.
The Union Minister said that the congress refer to the PM with phrases like 'gandi nali ka keeda', 'maut ka saudagar', 'natwar lal' and Hitler, among other remarks.
According to sources, Ray reached Naveen Niwas, Patnaik's residence, on March 16, and held an hour-long discussion with the BJD chief.
The Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials have also been instructed to share the data with the district election officers (DEOs) where the airports are located.
The campaign comes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and Delhi's seven parliamentary seats will go to polls on May 12.