Political parties are set for a hectic schedule today. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena will begin joint Lok Sabha poll meetings on Friday. The first meeting will be held at Amravati at 12.30 pm and the second joint meeting will be held at 3 pm at Nagpur.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Odisha to address a public meeting at Bargarh district. Gandhi had last visited Bargarh in 2015.
Meanwhile, BJP and Congress will finalise candidates for Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. respectively. The Congress has decided to go it alone in the state, dumping ruling TDP in the backdrop of the severe drubbing their alliance received in neighbouring Telangana Assembly elections in December last.