BJP has already demonstrated its seriousness regarding these polls by planning a manifesto for the first time ahead of the election to urban local bodies.
Mulayam Singh had dropped enough hints recently that he would back Akhilesh by saying that his blessings were with him (Akhilesh) despite his differences with him.
“BSP still enjoys a support base among a section of the Most Backward Castes (MBC) here. She may keep her eye on SP’s Muslim vote-bank in this region,” a source in BSP said.
The BJP’s state unit has various projects including those for office modernisation, e-library creation, cleanliness drive, Namami Gange and training.
Amit Shah was concerned about the issues which require the central government’s attention, another BJP member said.
BJP president Amit Shah has informed the party’s Bihar unit that he would visit the state either in the first week or the third week of November, sources said.
The choice for allocating Uma Bharati the portfolio of drinking water has perhaps much to do with the acute shortage of drinking water in Bundelkhand region.
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Although caste is a political reality across the country, the move will have the biggest impact in two states – UP and Bihar, which together send 120 members to the Lok Sabha.
As per state Congress insiders, most leaders are unhappy with the central leadership for its decision to back RJD chief Lalu Prasad wholeheartedly.
Sources said if party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav accepts his position as patron, the rift in the Yadav family would automatically end.
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