Alliance with AIADMK will continue: Ponnar
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Pon. Radhakrishnan said the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadute sought the BJP’s support for the Nanguneri and Vikravandi bypolls. He, however, added that the BJP’s support for the AIADMK government cannot be doubted.
“The alliance formed for the Parliamentary polls will continue. There is absolutely no doubt about that. But so far, they (AIADMK) have not sought our support for these bypolls. I don’t know whether they have spoken to our Central leadership”, Mr. Radhakrishnan said.
“I also have not spoken to the AIADMK leaders because we have been busy with meetings meant to explain the dilution of Article 370 and also Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations,” he added.
BJP names 32 candidates for bypolls
The BJP on Sunday, September 29, 2019, named its candidates for 32 constituencies spread over Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. The byelections to several Assembly seats are scheduled for October 21.
Congress bigwigs for in Maharashtra list
The Congress on Sunday announced its first list of 51 candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly election, naming party bigwigs and repeating most sitting MLAs. The list does not include former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, but includes former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who lost the Lok Sabha election on his home turf in Nanded.