In states like Bihar where the electorate is heavily divided by caste, strategic alliances with little-known parties can make or break the dreams of bigger political players aiming for a piece of the cherry cake at the Centre
With neither BJP-led NDA nor the Congress-led UPA sure of forming the government, a fractured verdict on May 23 will bring regional parties into focus. The possibilities are manifold with every party expected to extract their pound of flesh
Most of the opposition leaders admit that they prefer state-wise alliances rather than a national alliance to strengthen their cadre base. Post-poll strategies could be worked out depending on the numbers, they say.
Industry experts argue that the private security industry is the largest job provider after the Indian Railways, providing jobs to over eight million people, most of whom are semi-literate and poor with a rural background.
The Maharashtra Chapter of PUCL released a 50-page report that looks at different laws, regulations, notifications brought about since 2014 and the impact they have had on the economy and social fabric of the country.
Addressing a Lok Sabha election rally in Bhagalpur of Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said the opposition wants to strip the armed forces of their special powers, while the NDA government strives to give full liberty to jawans to deal with terrorists and Maoists.
Launching his campaign in eastern India with a rally in Jeypore area of Odisha's Koraput district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the NDA government wouldn't have been able to do any development work in the country without the support of the people.