But his utility to the BJP is questionable
After stitching the upper-caste and Dalit votes, the BJP now wants to make inroads into Other Backward Classes?
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee had proposed the names of Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, but the Congress and the Left block reached out to Yashwant Sinha instead
Several old allies who went out of the NDA seem to be on the same page with BJP when it comes to the latter’s presidential nominee
Modi may drop more of his Cabinet to bring in new faces considering that this might be the last reshuffle before the 2024 General Election
The BJP managed to win Azamgarh with tacit assistance from BSP leader Mayawati. She put up a local Muslim candidate who split the SP vote right down the middle
When Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was asked to sing a song
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When Hemant Soren was asked to give one Rajya Sabha seat to the Congress, he turned down the proposal and gave the seat to a local tribal leader instead
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