Samajwadi Party (SP) may continue its alliance with the Congress in the 2019 general elections, a senior party leader hinted on Thursday.
Six out of 10 Assembly seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli parliamentary constituencies -- long considered Congress strongholds -- have gone to the BJP while two went to the Samajwadi Party, leaving the grand old party gasping with just two.
In a bid to woo Kashmiri Pandits, BJP on Thursday promised to reserve three out of 46 Assembly seats in Kashmir for the community displaced from the Valley after the outbreak of militancy.
The counting of votes for the 13 September by-elections to the four assembly constituencies of Rajasthan would begin on Tuesday.
The Antagarh assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh went to polls from 7 am on Saturday.
Just three months after the BJP-led alliance swept the Lok Sabha polls, the new combine of the RJD, JD-U and Congress stunned the BJP by winning six of the 10 assembly seats in Bihar.
Polling began for the by-election in two assembly seats of Patiala and Talwandi Sabo in Punjab.
Congress leaders from the Telangana region plan to reach Delhi tomorrow and urge the Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to take a decision on bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, to increase the number of assembly seats in the new state from 119 seats to 153 seats.