The bypoll, which was to be a direct contest between the BJP and the INLD, turned into a multi-cornered fight after the Congress and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) fielded their candidates.
"The BJP is a party of unethical people. Those who have no regard for ethics and dignity cannot be devotees of Maryada Purushottam Ram," the AICC general secretary said.
Twitter is taking "multi-variable" steps, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, to curb the spread of misleading information on its platform ahead of 2019 general election in India, Co-Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said here.
In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation caused a huge loss to the economy.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of reopening issues that are polarising the country and taking it on a path of conflict and economic disaster.
Two NDA constituents, the LJP and the RLSP, have made it clear that the number of seats they wanted to contest for the next Lok Sabha election was the same as that of 2014.
Low farm incomes and the resultant broader rural distress are "electoral issues" and the upcoming state elections will decide if the ruling BJP has been able to distance from those, says a brokerage report.
The BJP accused the Congress and the JD(S) of using money and muscle power to win the bypolls in Karnataka, but said it would introspect the outcome and strengthen the party before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Confident of winning his fourth term as Chief Minister of Chhattishgarh, Raman Singh has said the state polls might have some impact on the Lok Sabha election next year but it should not be seen as a referendum on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
The Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of playing with India's economic sovereignty by trying to demolish the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and seeking transfer of Rs 3.6 lakh crore or one-third of the central bank's reserves.