Congress Core Group to meet again Sources told ANI that the Core Group would meet again to discuss further the party's roadmap for the coming Lok Sabha polls. Since Congress president Rahul Gandhi is out of the country, the Core Group did not take any call either on "Uttar Pradesh or any other major issues related to the Lok Sabha elections". (Read more here)
Earlier in the day, BSP supremo Mayawati spelt out her party's views on the political situation and the tie-up with Samajwadi Party on the occasion of her 63rd birthday. While addressing the media, she said, "My ideal birthday gift would be SP-BSP's victory in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls."