In Kerala, both the LDF and opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front have decided to back the joint opposition candidate Yshwant Sinha.
The bypoll has turned into a matter of pride and survival for all the parties involved. Some of the highly watched constituencies include Chikkaballapur, Hoskote, Shivajinagar, Mahalaxmi Layout, Gokak, and Yellapura to a large extent owing to neck-and-neck fight
Preparations for a grand swearing-in of the Janata Dal govt with Chaudhary Ajit Singh as chief minister were on but Mulayam Singh Yadav threw a spanner by rejecting the post of deputy CM and staked claim to the chief minister's post.
It is better the Congress supports a soft Hindutva like the BJP than a hardcore Shiv Sena in forming the next government in Maharashtra as both the right-wing parties are two sides of the same coin, Kumaraswamy was quotes saying.