BJP president Amit Shah said the ongoing Assembly elections were not ordinary polls, but "very important" for the country, as his party's win would lay a strong foundation for the Narendra Modi government's return to power in 2019 and making it "invincible" for a long time.
AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has claimed that his life is under threat and alleged that 11 people from different parts of the country had arrived in Hyderabad to "kill" him.
Amid threats of Maoist violence, 18 of the 90 constituencies in Chhattisgarh will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new Assembly in the first phase of a battle in which the Congress is desperate to end 15 years of BJP rule.
The process for the Telangana Assembly elections is commencing with the issue of notification for the polls in which the TRS is bidding to retain power and the Congress-led alliance appearing headed for a no-holds-barred contest.
Every BJP worker wants a Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, BJP MP and spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said.
A high-level team of Election Commission (EC) officials would be arriving in Mizoram to hold talks with top government officials and leaders of civil societies over the crisis that has rocked the poll arrangements in the state, official sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Chhattisgarh to campaign for the first phase of the Assembly elections in the state.
The Congress, which is leading the "grand alliance" of opposition parties for the December 7 Legislative Assembly elections in Telangana, said seat-sharing among the parties would be finalised by November 9.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani on Saturday joined the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in the central state.
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey sought to belittle the efforts of opposition parties to stitch up an alliance with the SP and the BSP as key partners for the general elections next year, saying "days of caste equations are over".