With BJP MLA Pankaja Munde, daughter of Gopinath Munde, indicating that she would not contest the bypoll to the Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra, which fell vacant after her father's demise, the party has decided to field the late leader's other daughter Pritam for the seat.
Putting up a brave front after a setback in by-elections, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked party workers not to feel depressed and said they would win upcoming Assembly polls in four states with a thumping majority and move ahead with its "Congress-free India" agenda.
Launching a scathing attack on BJP over its reverses in the by-elections, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday said people are no longer prepared to fall in the trap of those adept in weaving illusion.
In a war of words between TRS and BJP-TDP combine in the run-up for the Medak bypoll, BJP nominee T Jayaprakash Reddy Monday said the TRS leaders should stop attacking him and debate on issue of development instead.
Manturam Pawar, who was expelled after he withdrew his nominations as Congress candidate for bypoll to Antagarh assmebly constituency, tonight alleged that he was fielded by the party despite his refusal to contest the election.
Congress is likely to face an uphill task during next month`s by-poll for Antagarh Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh`s Kanker district where it suffered a blow at the hands of ruling BJP in last year`s Assembly elections.
The ruling Congress on Friday recorded a big win in the bypoll to three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand retaining Dharchula seat which went to Chief Minister Harish Rawat and wresting Doiwala and Someshwar seats from the BJP.
By-election for ten Legislative Assembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if the JD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will take place on August 21, Election Commission officials said today.