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Buffeted by reverses in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal CM on July 29 had launched a helpline number and a website to enable people to have a direct interface with party functionaries.
On the issue of seat-sharing with the Shiv Sena for the year-end polls, Devendra Fadnavis said talks will conclude soon.
The change in leadership comes after the party's worst-ever performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The party had announced on July 19 that a team of its MPs will visit on July 20 the families of the Sonbhadra clash victims in Uttar Pradesh.
The Shiv Sena had won 18 of the 23 Lok Sabha seats it contested in Maharashtra.
The Election Commission is likely to issue them show-cause notice in the coming days, asking them as to why their national party status should not be revoked, sources said.
With the decimation of much of the Opposition and the aggressive inroads made by the BJP, the BSP wants to dig in as an exclusive party of the Dalit. It doesn’t want to dilute its brand value and agenda by allying with other parties.
The AAP fought on four seats while the JJP on six seats
Of these, 17 petitions were filed mainly by Congress candidates who lost the election, while two were moved by state-based voters.
The Congress won two of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, down from four it had won in the 2014 election.
According to the report, the poll expenditure of Deol was found to be Rs 78,51,592, that is, Rs 8.51 lakh more than the statutory limit of Rs 70 lakh sanctioned for parliamentary elections.
The BJP leader laid the foundation of Rajkiye Kanya Mahavidyalaya and a fire station building.
Speaking to reporters, Nana Patole alleged that laid-down procedures were not followed by the election authorities.
No one in the Congress seems to want the top job. It talks volumes about the current state of the party, about the quality of leaders in the party and of how bad are the prospects of the party.
The Congress has to shake off its demoralising loss at the general elections and come up with a strategy to win the upcoming state polls.
The BJP-led NDA returned to power with a massive mandate and Modi was sworn in as the prime minister on May 30.
More resignations are likely in the party state unit, a senior party leader said.
PM Modi noted that 61 crore voters, 10 lakh polling stations, over 40 lakh EVMs and more than 8,000 candidates took part in the world's largest democratic process.
The party capitalized on discontent with the Madhya Pradesh govt, support for Modi-led Union govt to win back votes it had lost in 2018 assembly polls
Both the senior leaders earlier addressed a membership workshop at the state party headquarters here.
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The two parties managed to bag only one Lok Sabha seat each in the polls, while the BJP won 25 of the 28 seats in the state.
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