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BJP holds national office bearers meeting

The meeting will discuss organisational and political issues, preparations for the party for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and Assembly Elections that are slated to take place in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan by the end of this year

Two days after the completion of voting in the Karnataka Assembly Elections, a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national office bearers and state presidents began on Monday. Organisational and political issues, along with preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were discussed in the meeting. 

‘Beyond the Clouds’ and Beyond the Boundaries

Eminent Iranian director, Majid Majidi, revisited India to redeem the failure of his USD 50 million film Muhammad: The Messenger of God, known as the most expensive film of Iranian cinema. Majidi and his international film crew did not get the nod from the Indian government to shoot in Rajasthan deserts due to some concerns about religious controversies that may arise from an Islamic historical film director's presence.

I may become PM if Congress wins 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Rahul Gandhi

AICC president Rahul Gandhi today said that the BJP is unlikely to form the next government at the Centre and indicated that in the event of Congress coming back to power, he could be the next Prime Minister.

Speaking at ‘Samruddha Bharat,’ an independent platform to promote liberal, secular and republican values, he said if the Opposition, led by the Congress, joins hands in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the BJP will be wiped out. “Besides, it is next to impossible that Narendra Modi can become Prime Minister again. It is already showing on his face,” he said.

JD(S) may consider forming a coalition government in Karnataka: Kumaraswamy

Going back on its previous statement, the Janata Dal (Secular) which had earlier claimed that it would be the king and not a kingmaker post Karnataka Assembly election, said on May 7 that in the event of a fractured mandate, it might examine the possibility of a coalition government with a precursor that its manifesto should be implemented in toto.