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Amid reports that the SP and the BSP might leave the Congress : Salman Khurshid

Amid reports that the SP and the BSP might leave the Congress - Salman Khurshid

Amid reports that the SP and the BSP might leave the Congress out from an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said Sunday if his party is excluded from the coalition in the state, any nationwide anti-BJP front will be “weakened” and it may lead to a “stillborn situation”. Khurshid said cobbling together a grand alliance in UP will be the “trickiest” exercise for all opposition parties in the state and asserted it was crucial for the Congress, the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)…


Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party bets on new conquests in 2019 poll after losses in 5 state  

Bharatiya Janata Party bets on new conquests in 2019 poll after losses

Bharatiya Janata Party is counting on making significant gains in the country’s east and northeast after recent electoral losses in traditional strongholds put it on the back foot before the 2019 general elections. PM Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party lost power in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh this month, energizing the main opposition Congress party, which formed government in all three. The setbacks raised questions about Modi’s ability to replicate his landslide 2014 victory, the biggest mandate in 30 years. While gains in the northeast and east,…