BJP leader BS Yediyurappa was on Friday sworn-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister. Yediyurappa, who had earlier on Friday staked his claim — three days after the HD Kumaraswamy-led JD-S-Congress government fell
India went on high security alert Wednesday ahead of the start of its marathon election, after a campaign dominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership that has focused on keeping the country safe from attack.
In the fourth phase, the BJP will be defending 45 of the seats it won in the 2014 Lok Sabha battle — 13 in Rajasthan, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, eight in Maharashtra, five in Madhya Pradesh, three in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and one in West Bengal.
With assets worth over Rs374 crores, Congress candidate from Guna Jyotiraditya Scindia is the richest candidate contesting in Lok Sabha sixth phase elections. While BJP’s cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir is the second in the list with assets over Rs147 crore, National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Friday.
Overnight, Thakur, who has been out on bail since 2017, emerged as a symbol of a Hindu nationalist movement that is showing increasing intolerance towards Muslims in the Hindu-dominated nation.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appeared set to retain power as its candidates led in 229 of the 405 Lok Sabha seats from where counting trends were available, leaving the Congress far behind.
Sheikh Mohamed congratulated the Prime Minister and the BJP on the elections win over the telephone, wishing Modi success in serving his nation.
Tankha resigned on Thursday night saying the Congress cannot afford a stalemate for too long and urged Gandhi to revive the Congress as "a fighting force".
Violence peaked across the state during the general election in April-May and has continued even after results were announced, giving a massive nationwide victory to the BJP.