The BJP, which virtually contested against all others in Maharashtra, seemed set to make major gains with exit polls holding it to emerge the single-largest party in the 288-member assembly while some gave it a majority as the bitter electoral battle ended Wednesday.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred to November 11 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha after the Centre told it that the apex court is hearing a similar plea.
Congress will have a "100 per cent transparent" organisational elections this time to bring in "fresh leadership" at all levels in the backdrop of its debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, a prominent party leader said on Wednesday.
Countering West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation of personal attacks and character assassinations, state BJP president Rahul Sinha on Wednesday said that Banerjee was protecting her party leaders who openly insulted women.
With polling for the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra currently underway, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Wednesday that the Congress party will form the government for the third time in the state.
Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday expressed confidence that people will of Maharshtra will continue to support the Congress and ensure its return to power for the third time in a row.
Faced with mounting criticism by BJP over Burdwan blast and other issues, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the saffron party of "persistent character assassination, where even women are not spared".