BJP will hold Loksamvad (public discourse) across the state, in which prominent party leaders, senior members and MPs would interact with people to know about their 'aspirations and expectations' before preparing the party's manifesto for October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday described as "shocking" the reported "clean chit" given by Congress leader Amarinder Singh to Jagdish Tytler, one of the accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, during a TV interview.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP president Mayawati has asked the Election Commission to take "stern action" against BJP for releasing its manifesto on the day of first phase of Lok Sabha election.
CPI(M) Monday hit out at the BJP for highlighting its "hardcore Hindutva" agenda and opening up the economy to foreign capital and big business in the manifesto, saying the divide between the `shining and suffering` India would sharply widen under this party.
Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to clarify his stand on three crucial and contentious issues in the just released BJP election manifesto.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on Monday. As expected the document has a strong imprint of party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s vision for the country.
Shortly after the BJP released its 2014 Lok Sabha manifesto, which promises to end policy paralysis, corruption and tax terrorism, the ruling Congress on Monday lodged a formal complaint to the Election Commission over the timing of its release.
In a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party`s plans of releasing its manifesto on April 7 – day when first phase of polling takes place – the Election Commission on Sunday made it clear that there is no bar on a party to release its manifesto on a poll day, but it cannot be publicised or telecast in areas where elections are being held.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday hit out at the BJP for making "tall and hollow promises" in its election manifesto for Assam, which he termed "a repetition of promises made in the past and forgotten when the party was in power".
General Elections 2014 will begin with voting in two states on April 7. If opinion polls are any indicator then Narendra Modi-led BJP is expected to win big and possibly form the next government at the Centre.