The BJP has received the maximum donations of Rs 915 crore, which is 86.4 per cent of the total donations in the last two years. Congress stood at second on the list and the Nationalist Congress Party was at the third spot.
The dependence on groundwater has increased and the treasured resource is depleting. Droughts and erratic rainfall, and over-extraction of groundwater, has led to a 61 percent fall in groundwater.
The village was not getting water for 10-12 days in a row over the last few months. After Saraswati dug up the borewell, a government tanker gets filled up from it and distributes the water among villagers.
An analysis shows that SP-BSP alliance won only those seats in Uttar Pradesh where the population of their core voters—Muslims and Scheduled Castes—together cross the mark of 50 per cent or more.
Even as caste-based voting took a back-seat over nationalism in the Lok Sabha election, Maharashtra witnessed a reverse trend. The newly formed VBA got about 41 lakh votes, which is about 14% of the total votes polled in the state.
A look at the 17 constituencies of Maharashtra in fray tells us that the mantle has clearly shifted to the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance from the hands of Congress, which for the longest had an impregnable foothold here.
The left parties like the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPM) are the front runners when it comes to following this new way of fund generation.