The 2019 Lok Sabha elections ended with a thumping victory for the BJP-lead NDA, as it managed to outperform itself as compared to 2014. The NDA secured 353 seats, while the UPA managed just above 90.
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Violent Attacks in Tripura on Those Who Did Not Vote for BJP: Cong
The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of violent attacks on Tripura electors who did not vote for it in the Lok Sabha elections and sought deployment of the Assam Rifles, alleging the law and order in the BJP-ruled state has worsened.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera and the party's Tripura chiefm, Pradyot Deb Barman, said as a last resort, they will move the Supreme Court demanding a compensation for victims of violence during the polls.
Ministerial Aspirants Lobby as Kumaraswamy Struggles to Save Govt
Ministerial aspirants started lobbying on Tuesday, with Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamyreportedly planning cabinet expansion or reshuffle in a bid to savethe Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka.
The development came as Kumaraswamy himself swung into action by personally meeting disgruntled legislators, mainly from the Congress and made attempts to pacify them.
Senior Congress legislator, V Muniyappa, who is also political secretary to the Chief Minister, met Kumaraswamy andis said to have expressed his desire to become minister this time.
Rift Widens, Rajasthan Congress Leader Wants Pilot as CM
Amid a looming leadership crisis in the Congress, the state party committee secretary Sushil Asopa on Tuesday shared a post on his Facebook wall supporting Sachin Pilot as chief minister, bringing factionalism within the party to the fore.
In his Facebook post, Asopa said the results in the Lok Sabha elections would have been different in Rajasthan had Congress leader Sachin Pilot been made chief minister.
"No matter where you go in Rajasthan, there is just one voice that echoes: the election results would have been different had Pilot been made the chief minister. People have been saying that it was because of Pilot's efforts in the last five years that Congress MLAs won because the youth felt that Pilot would get a chance to lead this time," said his post.
Gujarat Opposition Leader Offers to Quit Over Cong Poll Rout
In the wake of stunning defeat of the Congress in Gujarat, its senior legislator and Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani has offered to resign from his post taking moral responsibility for the rout.
Dhanani joins various Congress leaders across the country who have either resigned or offered to quit from their respective post after the Rahul Gandhi-led party's humiliating defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The Congress could not open its account in Gujarat, where the ruling BJP won all the 26 Lok Sabha seats at stake.