RAIPUR: The decision of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) and Mayawati-led BSP to include CPI in the alliance, can affect prospets of both BJP and Congress.
JCC-BSP have decided that CPI would be part of the coalition. Hence, the Communist party would field its candidates in Konta and Dantewada constituencies.
The CPI has a strong base in these constituencies. In a state where every seat matters as difference in BJP and Congress' vote share is too less, this further spells trouble for the major outfits. [October 15, NewsBits.in]
NEW DELHI: Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the schedule of Assembly elections. In Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh, voting will be held on November 12 and November 20, in two phases.
In Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, polling would be on November 28. Two other important states, Rajasthan and Telangana will vote on December 7. The results will be announced on December 11.
[October 6, 2018 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: Former BJP state chief and member of parliament (MP) Nandkumar Singh Chauhan allegedly assaulted a toll plaza employee.
The incident occurred at Poorankhedi in Shivpuri district. On way to Guna, when his car was stopped. His pass was not found correct and when an employee asked him about which constituency he represents as MP, Chauhan lost cool and attacked him.
BJP leaders refused to comment over the incident. However, CCTV footage clearly shows Chauhan and his guard charging up at the employee and beating him up.
[October 5, 2018 NewsBits.in]