K Chandrasekhar Rao will meet Naveen Patnaik in the first week of May to explore the feasibility of forming a non-BJP, non-Congress front before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Andhra Pradesh CM and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu lashed out at the BJP and said the saffron party might not win the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP is dangerous for society as it conspires to polarise votes on communal lines.
Raman Singh said though he felt the pressures of elections, BJP would be swept back to power in the state later this year and at the Centre in 2019.
Shah advised the core committee members of the BJP's Assam unit to visit the districts and strengthen the party's base in the north-eastern state.
Dubbing BJP's victory for the 10th RS seat in UP as "immoral", Mayawati made it clear that the defeat will not affect its tie up with former archrival Samajwadi Paty.
Gearing up for the next general election, Amit Shah set a target of 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies from northeast in Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
Nilekani said the "original rationale" for bank nationalisation has ceased to exist and that privatisation is the way forward PSBs lenders citing the taxpayers' interest.
Paswan dismissed as "unthinkable" suggestions that his alliance with the BJP is under strain and asserted that PM Modi will remain the PM after the next LS polls.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said the BJP may call for early Lok Sabha elections after its stunning defeat in the parliamentary bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.