The petroleum and natural gas minister said 2019 Lok Sabha election would be fought on the agenda of development.
Live updates of the 2018 Telangana Assembly election results. Congress-led alliance is hoping to oust CM K Chandrashekar Rao-led BJP government in the state
Live updates of the 2018 Chhattisgarh Assembly election result. Congress is hoping to oust CM Raman Singh-led BJP government in the state
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Using an internal messaging platform for the party workers, Gandhi sent out to them a pre-recorded audio message seeking their feedback for selection of the chief minister in their respective states, the sources said.
A Congress MLA said there could be another meeting of the Congress Legislature Party the morning of December 13 to resolve the deadlock.
The opposition stormed into the Well of the House and shouted slogans against the government.
"For the prime minister, December 11 was a busy working day like any other day," said an aide of the prime minister.
However, the new assembly does not have a single woman MLA.
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily, who was part of the central party unit tasked with the poll strategy, blamed poor organisation at the state level for it.
The TRS president sarcastically had said he would offer "return gift" to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu by entering AP politics.
The fringe group's head Amit Jani also released a video in which he praised Yogi and batted for him for the next prime minister.
Talking to reporters, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who chaired the EFC's meeting, said that the projects are aimed at giving aesthetic look and to provide maximum basic facilities to road users.
Adityanath was strongly criticised by the opposition for his remarks while one of its own Dalit MP quit the party.
The Congress on December 11 wrested back power from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
The TRS would play a "very vital role in Delhi, and should be able to influence Delhi to the extent that states will get more powers," party leader K T Rama Rao, son of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), said.
The meetings come against the backdrop of five state poll results on December 11 handing the party its biggest electoral setback since it stormed to power at the Centre in 2014.
The Congress vote share has come down from nearly 45 percent in 2013 to just above 30 per cent, while that of BJP has risen from 0.4 percent to 8 per cent.
Experts believe that the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance damaged more than it benefited BJP's prospects
At the same time, Congress leaders are also aware that they have to first put their own house in order before facing the BJP in polls.
A good number of jokes are also targetted at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who had campaigned extensively for the BJP during the elections.
The leader of the opposition alliance should be chosen only after the elections, Sinha suggested.
K T Rama Rao, son of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) and considered number two in the party, also claimed that the TRS would win 16 of the total of 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state next year.
The social justice and empowerment minister termed formation of the outfit as a "revolutionary step" that will bring Hindus and Muslims closer.