BJP's Working President JP Nadda will participate in a membership drive and address a public meeting in Hyderabad later on Sunday. Several leaders from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and other parties are expected to formally join the BJP at the public meeting.
Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha, who left the BJP after it refused him a ticket from Bihar's Patna Sahib, praised PM Modi's Independence Day speech saying the PM 'hit the nail right on the head, by speaking out on vital issues with a plan for a forward-looking India.'
He was speaking on the sidelines of a state-level NCP meeting here which was attended by several senior leaders, amid speculation that some of those absent may be on their way to the ruling BJP or Shiv Sena.
The leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said the revival of the Congress largely depended on the weakening of regional parties that lack ideology, and claimed that the country was headed for 'bipolar politics'.
In her message on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, Sonia Gandhi appealed to all to reinvigorate the principles of compassion, coexistence and inclusive development as the indelible features of polity, society and economy.
Sonia Gandhi's biggest challenge will be to strike a quick balance between the ego of veteran leaders and the aspirations of youngsters as Assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand approach
While the Congress is blaming the BJP for the ongoing imbroglio, accusing it of horse-trading to topple the government, the BJP’s top leaders have countered the allegation saying the coalition was crumbling on its own.