A journalist has been arrested by the Bangladesh police under the controversial anti-propaganda law and they are looking for another one on allegations of publishing fake information about the elections held at the weekend.
On October 27, Patra held a press conference by the roadside in MP Nagar area in Bhopal, following which the Congres filed a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct with the Election Commission (EC).
A speculation had been rife that the BJP and the JD(U) could field candidates on 34 out of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, leaving the rest to Lok Janshakti Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party.
There are 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh, where BJP has been in power for three consecutive terms while in Telangana (119) the ruling TRS is seeking a second term. In Mizoram (40) Congress is the ruling party.
There was speculation in political circles in Bihar that the former BJP poll strategist, who played a role in Narendra Modi's party securing an absolute majority in the 2014 general elections, would contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls.