Politics live: BJP breaching ‘coalition dharma’, says ally SAD

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BJP breaching ‘coalition dharma’, says ally SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal, one of the oldest allies of the BJP, on Thursday accused it of using political muscle to force an Haryana MLA to join it ahead of the Assembly election.

MLA, Balkaur Singh had joined the BJP in New Delhi.

Upset over the episode, the Akali Dal’s core committee held a meeting in Amritsar, and said the BJP’s act was against the principle of coalition “dharma”.

Read more here: ‘The party poached our Haryana MLA’ says Shiromani Akali Dal about MLA Balkaur Singh joining BJP.

BJP determined to take the largest share in Maharashtra Assembly polls

The BJP will most likely hold a meeting of its central election committee (CEC) for clearing the candidates for the Haryana Assembly election on or after September 29, and await the declaration of its seat-sharing arrangement with the Shiv Sena for the Maharashtra polls around the same time.

Party president Amit Shah was engaged in day-long meetings on Wednesday and Thursday with core groups of both States at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. International wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Balkaur Singh joined the party while the meetings were under way.

Read more here: BJP’s poll panel likely to clear names for Haryana on September 29.

Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during a meeting in New Delhi.

Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during a meeting in New Delhi.
 
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