VBA emerges as a force ahead of Assembly elections, gets over 1 lakh votes in 12 Lok Sabha constituencies, causes defeat of two ex-CM’s, its alliance partner AIMIM defeated Shiv Sena strongman Khaire in Aurangabad
Author: Shams Ur Rehman Alavi
Reaction among supporters of Congress, third front parties suggesting that skies have fallen, are misplaced and serve little purpose
Labour Day special: Why this Bhopal cobbler calls himself ‘Doctor of Shoes’ & what makes him so angry
Says that he doesn’t like if someone addresses him disrespectfully or uses offensive term to describe his profession. Anyone working hard and honestly should be respected irrespective of earnings, he adds.
Performance of BSP, SP, GGP will determine outcome of the election on a quarter of Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh
Apart from BJP and Congress, the Balaghat Lok Sabha seat has dedicated voters of SP and BSP too.
New faces in the fray from both parties; Independent candidates have won several times in the past from this tribal dominated constituency.
After Congress made gains in Assembly elections in Jabalpur, party hopes that it can wrest the seat
Several minority leaders including Ghufran Azam, Aslam Sher Khan, Arif Baig were elected to Parliament from Betul in the past.
While BJP can’t afford to lose many seats, Congress hopes to repeat its 2009 show and at least touch double digit mark in the Lok Sabha elections 2019
Even during Modi wave BJP’s victory margin wasn’t big and this is a seat where party faces real tough challenge from Congress
Veteran Ramesh Bais who was elected member of parliament (MP) seven times, has not been given ticket by BJP.
Bhopal Lok Sabha: Congress yet to find winning formula to wrest the seat from BJP even after three decades
For BJP, it is a safe seat. As far as Congress is concerned, it has failed to come up with a plan and has just been changing candidates every election. MAK Pataudi, Suresh Pachouri and Arif Baig contested on Congress ticket and lost here in the past.
Party had 93% success rate in the last Lok Sabha election 2014 in state & can’t afford to lose more seats here even as Congress hopes to increase its tally
From 2.4 lakh in 2014, BJP’s victory margin came down to 60,000 in the LS bypoll in 2016 and in Assembly elections, Congress’ vote share exceeded the BJP.
Khargone Lok Sabha: Tribal anger, farmers’ mood may affect BJP’s prospects, Congress confident after Assembly poll results
Strong anti-incumbency was seen against BJP that got shock defeat in Assembly polls here recently and could win just one seat out of eight while Congress got unexpected success
BJP has always been strong in this constituency but the party is now faction-ridden and has lost ground. Lack of development, anti-incumbency are major factors here.
Dewas Lok Sabha: In Saffron stronghold, Congress upbeat after its vote share exceeds BJP in Assembly polls
Congress, BJP’s winning candidates of 2009 & 2014 from Dewas are now in Assembly. After the 1957, it had taken 27 years for Congress to win from here.
Mahasamund Lok Sabha: Tough contest on cards in the constituency that had drawn national attention in last election
It is the seat where umpteen independents including nearly a dozen Chandu Sahus contested, apparently to cut BJP’s candidate Chandu Sahu’s votes.
Patidar’s clothes were found on the body that had a burnt face but DNA test reveals it was Madan Malviya’s body
In BJP rule, Abhishek Mishra had his first run-in with police in November 2016—he was ‘picked up, blindfolded, grilled’. After change of regime, a police team comes from Delhi for the arrest, takes him away.
In the recent Assembly elections BJP candidates lost by huge margins in the region that was once ruled by Raja Bhoj and later by Sultans of Malwa
Uma Bharti won four elections in a row from Khajuraho. Earlier, Congress veteran Vidyawati Chaturvedi was elected twice.
Ratlam Lok Sabha: BJP juggernaut was stopped in by-poll here, can the party snatch the seat again from Congress?
Tribal dominated constituency had first indicated that the ‘Modi wave’ was on the decline, BJP looking for a suitable candidate here
Even farmers’ agitation didn’t hurt BJP much in Assembly polls but loss of votes is cause of concern
BSP founder Kanshi Ram had contested his first Lok Sabha election here. Congress has won more seats in Assembly polls here while BSP has won two seats as well.
Congress has performed well in Assembly polls in Mandla but GGP’s strong presence will make it a triangular contest
Sumitra Mahajan has won the seat eight times in a row, Congress’ PC Sethi used to win from here in the past
Success at ’Gender politics’ targeting women voters—50%, humility, bonding with poor
As Congress comes back to power in Chhattisgarh after fifteen years, one of the most talked about victories in the state elections has come from Kawardha. Senior Congress leader Mohammad Akbar who was leading by 51,000 votes earlier in the day, increased his lead further by late evening. When results[Read More…]
BIG FIGHTS: All eyes on these constituencies in Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls 2018.