Verma, while speaking to news agency ANI, said a section of Delhi residents may end up meeting the fate of Kashmiri Pandits if the BJP is not elected to power in the state assembly. The protest at Shaheen Bagh, he alleged, has not only received tacit support from the AAP, but is 'absolutely backed' by the Arvind Kejriwal government.
In his defence, the BJP lawmaker said his critics should also gauge the sentiment of Delhi residents. 'First you should watch the entire video... Then you should see the mood of the people of Delhi,' Thakur said as he denied committing an offence or violating the poll code.
Earlier in the day, the Central Election Commission had written to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, seeking a report over the complaint of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation against Mishra. The CEO subsequently issued a show-cause notice to the BJP leader, asking him to defend the allegations of promoting communal enmity levelled against him.
Star power has also made it to the list, with the party calling upon a section of it celebrity-members to hit the campaign trail in the national capital. Bollywood personalities and lawmakers Hema Malini and Sunny Deol, along with Bhojpuri actor Dinesh 'Nirahua' Yadav are among the top celebrities to feature in the list.
Nadda was last year appointed by BJP national executive committee as the interim party chief, as Shah was expected to step down after joining the second Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. The inner-party norms adopted by the BJP bars members occupying constitutional posts to continue at helm of the party.
In the last two elections from the seat, Kejriwal has won with an outright majority. In 2013, he had succeeded in defeating Congress' heavyweight and the then Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, by a margin of over 25,000 votes. In 2015, his prime challenger - the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Nupur Sharma - ended up losing her deposit.
Reports over the past few days are speculating the entry of Vishwas into the BJP. Analysts claim that he is ideological drawn towards the Modi-Shah-led party due to his staunch nationalistic views. The BJP, however, has not confirmed whether it is in touch with the former anti-corruption activist.
The assembly elections in Delhi are scheduled to be held in a single-phase on Feb 8. The contest is primarily wedged between the ruling AAP and its prime challenger, the BJP. Both parties are locked in a heated verbal battle -- including an escalated fight on social media. Reaching out to the new-age voters, the AAP and BJP has released a spree of videos jabbing each other.
The LJP's decision to contest the polls in Delhi comes amid a sharp electoral battle projected between its senior ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Delhi-ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The party had similarly entered the polling fray in Jharkhand last month, where the contest was starkly divided between the BJP and the coalition of Congress-JMM-RJD.
The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years between 1998 to 2013, was dislodged from power by the AAP -- then a nascent political force. In the 2015 elections, the Kejriwal-led AAP had ended up winning 67 out of the 70 constituencies, whereas, the grand old party had drawn a blank. The BJP was also restricted to three seats.
Gambhir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker representing the East Delhi constituency in Lok Sabha, took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the much-awaited air purifier has been installed. The parliamentarian also thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the help provided by the Centre in getting the air purifier installed.
In a statement issued by him on New Year's Day, Modi said that it is imperative for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to remain united for the progress and development of Bihar. The recent spats, he conceded, has created some 'bitterness' between the JD(U) and the BJP. The Deputy CM was, however, hopeful that the differences within the NDA partners would 'fade away'.
In the New Year 2020, the BJP-led by Modi-Shah duo face a formidable challenge in Delhi, where the polls are due to be held before February 22. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal, which had won the quasi-state with 67 out of 70 seats in 2015, is banking on its efforts in education and healthcare sector to retain power.
With the Delhi Assembly elections just round the corner, the political duel between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over illegal colonies and other issues has intensified.
The results for the Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019 will be declared today by the Election Commission (EC). The counting of votes will begin at 8 am. The voting for 81-member assembly took place in five phases in five phases on November 30, December 7, 12, 16 and 20.
Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party has launched a new slogan -- "Acche beete 5 saal, lage raho Kejriwal" -- for the upcoming Assembly polls in Delhi.