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A state Congress leader confirmed that the party was in talks with JAYS for a pre-poll alliance(HT/File Photo)

Congress in talks with tribal outfit JAYS for pre-poll alliance

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:15 PM IST
JAYS convenor said that his outfit has sought 40 seats from the Congress as part of the pre-poll alliance in the state, which has 230 assembly constituencies
The tribals have stuck with Chouhan in last two assembly elections but he may not get a thumbs­up from them this time (PTI File Photo)(PTI)
The tribals have stuck with Chouhan in last two assembly elections but he may not get a thumbs­up from them this time (PTI File Photo)(PTI)

Homes for tribals could cost BJP votes in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal | By Ranjan Srivastava
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:17 PM IST
Built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, several tribals describe houses as cramped and uncomfortable; the Congress says that they are highly sub­standard
Sudeep Shukla (36) feels that major political parties did nothing substantial to improve the lives of the deprived sections.(ANI/Twitter)
Sudeep Shukla (36) feels that major political parties did nothing substantial to improve the lives of the deprived sections.(ANI/Twitter)

Hearing and speech impaired engineer quits job to contest elections in Madhya Pradesh

Satna (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Sudeep Shukla, who was earning Rs 1 lakh per month, quit his job and decided to jump into politics to fulfil his desire of uplifting the poor and disabled people of society.
On October 13, there was a large turnout at the joint rally held by Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC), led by former CM Ajit Jogi, and Mayawati in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.(HT File PHOTO)
On October 13, there was a large turnout at the joint rally held by Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC), led by former CM Ajit Jogi, and Mayawati in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.(HT File PHOTO)

Mayawati plans campaign blitz in poll-bound states

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 02:43 PM IST
In Chhattisgarh, Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to field candidates on 33 seats, JCC on 55 while CPI will field candidates on two seats.
Surveys were conducted after BJP lost four back to back assembly by-polls. They indicated that the party workers were unhappy with Chouhan government’s functioning.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Surveys were conducted after BJP lost four back to back assembly by-polls. They indicated that the party workers were unhappy with Chouhan government’s functioning.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

BJP does some math for plan to buck anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:18 PM IST
BJP leaders familiar with the ticket selection process said the party’s surveys over the last six months suggest that there is “strong” anti-incumbency against 35 to 40% of the lawmakers.
The Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) will fight on 60 seats in Chhattisgarh, while the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) will contest 18 seats, Markam told PTI over phone from the party headquarters in Bilaspur.(AP File Photo)
The Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) will fight on 60 seats in Chhattisgarh, while the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) will contest 18 seats, Markam told PTI over phone from the party headquarters in Bilaspur.(AP File Photo)

Will contest Chhattisgarh, MP polls with Samajwadi Party; tie-up with Congress unlikely: Gondwana party chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 02:51 PM IST
The Gondwana Gantantra Party holds significant influence over several tribal-dominated constituencies in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP hopes to start the magic shows soon and budget allocation for these activities is also being worked out, party leaders said.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The BJP hopes to start the magic shows soon and budget allocation for these activities is also being worked out, party leaders said.(AFP/Picture for representation)

‘Cast a magic spell’: BJP’s new strategy to win voters in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:22 PM IST
The BJP would be roping in magicians to highlight the work done by it in the last 15 years and compare it with that of the previous Congress government, Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesman Rajnish Agrawal said.
Congress workers stage a demonstration at Professional Examination Board (Vyapam) headquarters over alleged scam in Public Services Examinations, in Bhopal on Aug 23.(PTI Photo)
Congress workers stage a demonstration at Professional Examination Board (Vyapam) headquarters over alleged scam in Public Services Examinations, in Bhopal on Aug 23.(PTI Photo)

5 years on, Vyapam scam returns to haunt Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:32 PM IST
Investigations into India’s biggest examination bungling is back on centre stage as the state prepares for polls
Congress and BJP supporters wave flags in Indore.(HT File Photo)
Congress and BJP supporters wave flags in Indore.(HT File Photo)

BJP, Congress leaders seek feedback from partymen in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times | By Urvashi Dev Rawal and Ranjan
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:33 PM IST
In Rajasthan, BJP leaders are gathering responses from former workers, elected representatives and office-bearers on possible candidates. The Congress, on the other hand, is making calls to 9 lakh workers registered to get the name of candidates of their choice in their respective constituencies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on October 12.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on October 12.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Congress has 3 CM candidates in Madhya Pradesh, over a dozen in queue: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:34 PM IST
In a video interaction with BJP workers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said when more than dozen people have chief ministerial ambitions, then they cannot think of people’s development.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia during a public meeting in Jaura in Morena District on October 16, 2018.(HT Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia during a public meeting in Jaura in Morena District on October 16, 2018.(HT Photo)

CM Shivraj Chouhan, PM Modi have failed MP, says Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Sheopur/Sabalgarh/Morena | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh goes to polls on November 28. The Congress is hoping to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that has ruled the state uninterrupted for 15 years since 2003.
A controversy erupted in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Tuesday after a video went viral in which senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh is heard saying that his party’s votes get reduced if he campaigns for it.(PTI File Photo)
A controversy erupted in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Tuesday after a video went viral in which senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh is heard saying that his party’s votes get reduced if he campaigns for it.(PTI File Photo)

Congress gets less votes if I campaign, give speeches: Digvijaya Singh

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:39 PM IST
The ruling BJP was quick to take a dig at the opposition party over Singh’s comments, with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying the Congress should not treat one of its senior leaders in this manner.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Datia.(PTI Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Datia.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi showers promises in Madhya Pradesh, hurls darts at PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:38 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal and the alleged bank frauds by fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya and jewellers Nirav Modi and Méhul Choksi.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Pitambara Peeth in Datia on October 15.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Pitambara Peeth in Datia on October 15.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi begins Madhya Pradesh tour, offers prayers at temple

Datia (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:43 PM IST
Elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh on November 28.

Highlights: PM Narendra Modi was silent on loan waiver for farmers, says Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:44 PM IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday began his two-day tour of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh by offering prayers at the famous Maa Peetambara Peeth temple complex in Datia.Gandhi reached Datia district in the morning by a helicopter from Gwalior. He then went to the temple complex where he offered prayers to the deity and stayed at the ‘shaktipeeth’ for about half-an-hour.Here are the live updates

Fake currency notes of Rs 2000 denomination.(PTI File Photo)
Fake currency notes of Rs 2000 denomination.(PTI File Photo)

Got order for printing fake notes of Rs 3 cr before Madhya Pradesh polls, claims counterfeiter

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:45 PM IST
The police seized fake notes with a face value of Rs 31.50 lakh in denominations of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 in Madhya Pradesh.
If the BSP’s vote share is greater than the victory margin on a given seat, then the party which came second will see the BSP as a spoiler.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
If the BSP’s vote share is greater than the victory margin on a given seat, then the party which came second will see the BSP as a spoiler.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

What Congress-BSP tie-up could have achieved in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:51 PM IST
The BSP has the potential to play spoiler in a large number of seats in MP. In fact, the party has hurt both the Congress and the BJP in the last three elections.
BSP leader Sonia Gandhi shakes hands with Congress president Rahul Gandhi during Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing in ceremony, May 23, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
BSP leader Sonia Gandhi shakes hands with Congress president Rahul Gandhi during Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing in ceremony, May 23, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

What a Congress-BSP tie-up could have achieved in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:50 PM IST
Many had argued that an alliance between the Congress and the BSP could have been a game-changer in the forthcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.
BJP chief Amit Shah addresses party workers in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
BJP chief Amit Shah addresses party workers in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

We will expel every infiltrator after winning 2019 election, says Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:49 PM IST
BJP national president Amit Shah is on a two-day tour to the state beginning Sunday, as per the BJP leaders.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader (second L) Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) during a roadshow in Bhopal, Sept 17, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader (second L) Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) during a roadshow in Bhopal, Sept 17, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Congress still in driver’s seat in MP; in touch with parties for ‘possible alliance’: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is spearheading the Congress campaign in Madhya Pradesh, also said the entire state leadership and party cadre was “working cohesively” to chart out the party’s plan to dislodge the BJP government after “14 years of misrule”.
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