Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The Election Commission (EC) announced the dates for general elections on March 10. The polling for the upcoming national elections will be conducted in seven phases between April 11 and April 19 and the result will be announced on May 23.
Ahead of the high-octane elections, the political scene in the country is abuzz with electoral activities.
Here is a list of political activities lined up for today:
Rahul Gandhi’s Chhattisgarh and Odisha Visit
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is likely to participate in a day-long national level symposium to discuss the new Universal Health Scheme (UHS) for Chhattisgarh today in Raipur. The programme will be attended by doctors and prominent thinkers. The programme is being held to brainstorm on adopting a new health scheme. The symposium is aiming to come with a health scheme which will aim to successfully replace Centre’s Ayushman Bharat.
Later, Rahul Gandhi will also take another tour of Odisha and address a public meeting. As per reports, Rahul Gandhi will address the ‘Parivartan Sankalpa Samavesh’ at Bargarh Sadar block.
BJP to Announce Maharashtra list of candidates
Further, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to announce the first list of 18 Maharashtra candidates for the forthcoming general elections on March 16. According to a report, the party will contest 25 seats this time, which is one less than the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “Talks on other 4-5 seats, including those that the BJP could not win in 2014, are still going on. If they are not finalised by then, those names would be announced later,” the leader said.
The saffron party has given a clear indication that it would spare only a couple of seats for its allies in Maharashtra, although there are four key partners Republican Party of India (A), Rashtriya Samaj Paksh (RSP), Rayat Kranti Sanghatna and Shivsangram Sanghatna.
Mulayam Asks For Ticket
Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law is likely to enter the electoral fray in the coming Lok Sabha elections 2019. As per reports, Mulayam has spoken to Samajwadi Party (SP) President and his son Akhilesh Yadav to field younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav in the elections. Notably, in 2017, Aparna had also contested the Assembly elections.