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Bhopal is one of eight seats that polled on Sunday, including the Gwalior-Chambal region that comprises four constituencies; the remaining eight seats will vote on May 19.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In BJP bastion Bhopal, a Congress challenge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
In Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, Pragya Thakur, an accused under the terror law for the 2008 Malegaon serial blasts, was the BJP’s choice to fight against Congress Digvijaya Singh, to prove the point that there is no such thing as ‘Hindu terror’. Polling was held here on Sunday, May 12.
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There is a stark difference in the manner in which Modi was perceived at the end of last year, and as he is perceived in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, in Madhya Pradesh.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)
There is a stark difference in the manner in which Modi was perceived at the end of last year, and as he is perceived in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, in Madhya Pradesh.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Madhya Pradesh, Congress challenge is PM Modi’s popularity

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, Balaghat/Mandla/Shahdol/Jabalpur/Sagar/Vidisha/Bhopal/Hoshangabad
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 07:42 AM IST
The battle of Madhya Pradesh rests on a complex interplay of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overarching popularity, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s local vulnerabilities, Congress’ advantage of being in power for five months and its disadvantage of being seen as failing to deliver its promises.
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