The National Freedom Party (NFP) is emerging as a pivotal player in forming a coalition government in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) despite having only one seat in the provincial legislature. As no party achieved a clear majority in the recent elections, the NFP's involvement could be critical in facilitating a coalition with the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Democratic Alliance (DA), and the African National Congress (ANC), which together hold 40 of the 80 seats in KZN's legislature.

Suresh Gopi, a BJP MP and newly appointed Union Minister of State, has rejected media reports about his supposed plans to leave the Narendra Modi government. Gopi emphasized his dedication to the development of Kerala under PM Modi's leadership. Kerala BJP president K Surendran also called the reports 'fake news,' attributing them to media misinformation.

President William Ruto has instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to consult with stakeholders about the sale and use of muguka, following its ban in Kilifi and Mombasa counties. This directive stems from muguka's classification as a scheduled crop under Kenyan law. The government plans a Sh500 million allocation for value addition of these crops and remains committed to combating illegal substances.