With 324 MLAs of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, and 37 needed to win one seat, the party can secure eight Rajya Sabha seats from the state, with 28 votes to spare.
The PMO has pressed for two other big subsidies, food subsidy through the public distribution system (PDS) and fertiliser subsidy, to be brought under the DBT.
Cabinet secretary asks all ministries to specify half-yearly targets while seeking extension of projects and approval for their time & cost overruns.
The JD (U) and the BJP contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, sharing 25-15 seats and 26-14 seats in 2004.
He expressed confidence that the allies would fare even better in the 2019 Lok Sabha election than they did in the past because they have Narendra Modi-Nitish Kumar combination for the first time.
Mohd Taslimuddin, the deceased RJD MP from this seat, had a cult following in the region. His son, Sarfaraz Alam, the RJD candidate who is a former JD (U) MLA, is “not as inclusive”, the BJP has been telling voters.
The PM mentioned about the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme and urged the eminent personalities to support the campaign aimed at empowering the country's women
Without naming Prasad even once, Kumar slammed the jailed RJD chief on Wednesday at a rally in Raniganj in Araria, the Lok Sabha seat where polling will be held on Sunday for a by-election.
SP’s national vice-president feand a close aide of party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Kiranmoy Nanda told ET that BJP has “no moral right” to question the SPBSP understanding.
Ahmad, who is contesting as an independent, could split Muslim votes, thereby damaging SP, even as NCP, Peace Party, Nishad Party and RLD have also pledged support to the Akhilesh Yadav-led party.
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