Politics

"The party is now a platform to seek power, it serves a leadership that hates decentralization of democratic decision-making and no longer believes that the party founded by, for and of the cadre is only seeking to capture power," Apang said in his resignation letter, sent to BJP president Amit Shah.

R. Shankar, a legislator from Ranebennur Assembly segment in Haveri district, belonging to the regional Karnataka Pragnavantha Janata Party, and H. Nagesh an Independent from Mulbagal constituency in Kolar district, withdrew their support to the coalition.

Maya said that CBI was manipulatively used for the probe against Akhilesh Yadav as the latter was not involved in any illicit act. She also accused BJP and RSS for spreading communalism and mixing religion with politics.

The Modi-Shah pair is the biggest threat to the country. Shah recently declared in a rally that if the BJP wins in 2019, they'll stay in power for another 50 years. This is part of the BJP's scheme."

Reacting to the 1,200-page chargesheet, Kanhaiya Kumar said it is "politically motivated". "If the news is true that a charge-sheet has been filed, I would like to thank police and Modi ji. The filing of charge-sheet after three years, ahead of elections, clearly shows it to be politically motivated. I trust the judiciary of my country," kanhaiya said to media.

Deve Gowda also believes that Modi has not worked for the common man. Naming his programs like 'Make in India', 'Skill India and Digital India', the former PM said that Modi's programs may be good but they haven't rendered any benefits to the common people. There's a lot of difference between claims and ground reality.

The young politician also said that he and his party are not against PM Modi, they are just against the religious bigotry of the BJP and RSS.

"Unlike other parties, we are not in politics for divide and rule or building vote banks. We are here to serve the country in every possible way. The upcoming polls are very important for BJP and the country," said Modi during his interaction with BJP workers from Mayiladuthurai, Perambalur, Sivaganga, Theni and Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu through video conference.