Assembly elections October 17, 2018: Jaswant Singh's son joins Congress

Political parties across the states are gearing up to finalise the names of candidates who will be contesting the upcoming Assembly polls in the five states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana and Rajasthan. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:09

Political parties across the states are gearing up to finalise the names of candidates who will be contesting the upcoming Assembly polls in the five states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana and Rajasthan. In Chattisgarh, CM Raman Singh said that his party will be announcing the names of candidates contesting in 90 assembly constituencies on October 19 and 20. The Congress too is yet to announce its names. However, regional outfit of former chief minister Ajit Jogi, who has entered into a pre-poll alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have already declared their candidates.

17 October 2018, 13:34 PM

Congress today alleged that the standard of education in Rajasthan has declined in the past five years of BJP's governance. "It's time to bring change," the Congress tweeted.

17 October 2018, 13:31 PM

BJP Chief Amit Shah who is in Assam today offered prayers at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Durga Ashtami.

17 October 2018, 13:30 PM

17 October 2018, 13:23 PM

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is planning to contest on all 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, which is going to polls on December 7. The party won three seats in the 2013-assembly elections by securing 3.37 per cent vote share, which was 7.60 per cent in the 2008-elections when the party had won six MLAs. "Our preparations are in full swing and we will contest on all 200 seats in the forthcoming elections," state party vice president Dungarram Gedar said. In the last assembly elections, the party had contested in 195 constituencies. 
 

17 October 2018, 13:21 PM

Veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son and MLA Manvendra Singh joined the Congress today, ahead of the assembly polls in Rajasthan in December. The step is being seen as a huge jolt to the BJP in the state. Soon after joining the party, Manvendra Singh said: "I met Rahul Gandhi in the morning today and he welcomed me into the Party. I have confidence that my supporters will continue to support me."