The BJP is in the midst of crucial election related deliberations..Tuesday saw Day-2 of its Sankalp Patra Committee meeting.Apart from Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairing the meet, senior party leaders like Dr Jitendra Singh, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Satosh Gangwar, Bhupendra Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Arjun Munda took part in the deliberations.In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has received some jolts soon after declaration of poll dates.
TMC's expelled Lok Sabha MP from Bolpur Anupam Hazra and sitting Congress MLA Dulal Chandra as well as CPM's MLA Khagen Murmu also joined the BJP.
The TMC Chief though pushed forth on Tuesday declaring a list of 42 candidates for all the Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.10 sitting MPs have been denied tickets.41% of TMC's candidates are women.
The Congress too is suffering from a spate of attrition.After some MLAs deserting it in Gujarat in favour of the BJP..there's bad news coming in from Maharashtra.Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son Sanjay Vikhe Patil joined the BJP on Tuesday.
The same day saw Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi leader Prakash Ambedkar announce that his front of small parties will have no truck with the Congress-NCP coalition and will put up candidates on all 48 lok sabha seats in the state.
BSP Supremo Mayawati delivered another blow to the Congress by announcing her party will have no alliance with it anywhere.
She said the SP-BSP coalition is sufficient to beat the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.Aam Admi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal also declared that his party will fight the elections on its own.
Even in Bihar, there's strife within the Mahagathbandhan.Reacting to delay in finalisation of seat sharing arrangement with the RJD, the Congress has said it is not dependent on the other coalition partners
.In response, the RJD has questioned the Congress's commitment on defeating the BJP.In the South, The AIADMK has complained to the Election Commission about violation of the model code of conduct by Puduchery Chief Minister V Narayansamy for distributing sops from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
In the North East, the MDA coalition in Meghalaya has declared putting up joint candidates for the 2 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Tuesday also saw BJP Chief and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik discounting all possibilities of having a tie-up with any political party for the simultaneous LS and assembly polls in the state.
Clearly, each political party has begun moving its pieces on the election chess board for a final showdown starting the first polling date of the 11th of next month.