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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faced its biggest challenge in the state of Uttar Pradesh in these elections. This was because of an alliance between the Samajwadi party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).(REUTERS)

Once neck-and-neck, BJP now opens up big vote share lead on opposition alliance in UP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:36 AM IST
In 2014, the combined vote share of these three parties was 42.7%, compared to the 42.3% polled by the alliance of the BJP and Apna Dal . Out of the 73 seats won by the BJP-led alliance (71 by the BJP alone) in 2014, 38 were spoiler aided victories.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Opposition alliance looks to take on BJP in western UP in phase 1

Hindustan Times, Saharanpur/Bijnor/Kairana/Muzzafarnagar | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The BJP faces a stiff challenge from the arithmetically formidable Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance , which is banking on the sizeable chunk of concentrated Muslims voters in the region in western Uttar Pradesh which votes in the first phase on April 11.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: UP’s Amroha will see a contest between BJP, opposition alliance

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Opposition’s efforts to cobble together an alliance, targeting the Congress that has faced problems in finalising seat-sharing agreements in several states.(PTI Photo)
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Opposition’s efforts to cobble together an alliance, targeting the Congress that has faced problems in finalising seat-sharing agreements in several states.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Arun Jaitley calls opposition alliance a political circus

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Writing a blog on Facebook roughly two weeks before the first phase of the general elections, Jaitley claimed that in a number of states stretching from Jammu and Kashmir in the north to Kerala in the south, the Congress had either failed to be part of a larger alliance of opposition parties, was a marginal player, or was facing problems in sealing the coalition.
The Lok Sabha seats of Purnia and Madhepura are proving to be the most contentious for the opposition’s Grand Alliance.(PTI)
The Lok Sabha seats of Purnia and Madhepura are proving to be the most contentious for the opposition’s Grand Alliance.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Madhepura, Purnia seats set to be trickiest for opposition alliance

Purnia/Madhepura | By Aditya Nath Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 03:16 AM IST
Pappu Yadav has won Madhepura seat twice on RJD ticket, including in 2014, after which he fell out with the party leadership.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked people to guard against the ‘mahamilavat’ (highly adulterated) regime if his party wasn’t voted back.(Twitter/ BJP4India)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked people to guard against the ‘mahamilavat’ (highly adulterated) regime if his party wasn’t voted back.(Twitter/ BJP4India)

‘People should be wary of mahamilavat’: PM Modi on Opposition alliance

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 01:20 PM IST
In his maiden public rally after BJP lost power in the state last year, Modi said top Congress leaders were embroiled in legal tangles.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took pot shots at the United India Rally that was organised by TMC chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday.(BJPLive/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took pot shots at the United India Rally that was organised by TMC chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday.(BJPLive/Twitter)

‘Mahagathbandhan of rich, corrupt’: PM Modi slams Opposition unity rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 08:00 PM IST
Saying that his party and his government’s work had given sleepless nights to the opposition, PM Narendra Modi said that the opposition had already started making excuses for their defeat in the 2019 elections.
Assembly election results 2018: Out of the five states which went to polls in this election cycle, Telangana was the only one which had an umbrella coalition of anti-BJP parties.(HT File Photo)
Assembly election results 2018: Out of the five states which went to polls in this election cycle, Telangana was the only one which had an umbrella coalition of anti-BJP parties.(HT File Photo)

Assembly election results 2018: Big boost for TRS in seat, vote shares as Opposition alliance suffers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:59 PM IST
The combined vote share of the Congress, TDP, Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jan Samithi (TJS) was 6.42 percentage points more than the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) vote share in the 2014 assembly elections for the 119 seats in Telangana.
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)

Captain Amarinder Singh bats for Rahul as PM face for joint opposition alliance in 2019 polls

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 08:56 PM IST
Reiterating his earlier stand, Amarinder said that Rahul was fully competent to lead the country and will surely prove to be a successful PM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh at an event in Bhilai to distribute laptops, certificates, cheques etc. to beneficiaries under various schemes.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh at an event in Bhilai to distribute laptops, certificates, cheques etc. to beneficiaries under various schemes.(PTI)

Will have different strategy for opposition alliance, Ajit Jogi to harm Congress: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Hindustan Tmes, Raipur | By Kumar Uttam
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2018 07:20 AM IST
Raman Singh will resume the second leg of his Vikas Yatra across the state soon. In his interactions with people, he highlights the achievements of the state and central governments and the schemes for all sections of the electorate.
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