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Mamata takes 'riot only guarantee' jab; BJP claims she demeaned Ram Navami

Updated on Apr 17, 2024 04:53 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee also promised that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC would not be implemented in West Bengal.

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, center, greets as she walks with tribal people during an election campaign rally in Siliguri, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Diptendu Dutta)(AP)

Priyanka Gandhi's ‘Ram Navami’ attack on BJP over inflation, unemployment

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that if the country conducts fair elections, the Bhartiya Janata Party will not secure more than 180 seats.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Saharanpur.
Published on Apr 17, 2024 03:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections: AAP launches 'AAP ka Ram Rajya’ website

Lok Sabha elections: The party's objective in launching the website is to “highlight the initiatives undertaken by the party.”

AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Atishi Singh and Jasmine Shah launch a website for the party's campaign ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 02:16 PM IST

'Emotional': PM Narendra Modi after watching Ram Lalla's Surya Tilak on tablet

The Ram Temple in Ayodhya witnessed a unique event as the forehead of the Ram Lalla idol was anointed with a ray of sunlight.

PM Narendra Modi watching Surya Tilak ceremony in Assam.
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 03:50 PM IST

Days after Vadra's 'Amethi' remark, Rahul Gandhi reacts to candidature query

Amethi had been a Congress stronghold until the 2019 general elections, when BJP's Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi from the constituency.

Ghaziabad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during a joint press conference with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav. (PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 12:53 PM IST

LS polls: How to check your polling booth on Election Commission's website?

Lok Sabha polls 2024: In Friday's first phase, as many as 102 constituencies will poll. The remaining 441 seats will vote in six subsequent phases.

Voters in a queue at a polling booth to cast their vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly election at Kanyakumari (Wikimedia Commons/file photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 12:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Campaign to end for phase 1 today; Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka, PM in northeast

In the last day of the Lok Sabha election phase 1 campaigning, Rahul Gandhi is set to hold two rallies in Karnataka.

Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi to hold election campaigns today.(PTI photos)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 11:56 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi claims Modi interview scripted: ‘PM is champion of corruption’

Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Narendra Modi at a joint press conference with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav during a meeting on the sidelines of their joint press conference.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 12:55 PM IST

War of words over manifesto becomes flashpoint of 2024 Lok Sabha polls

The BJP has knocked at the doors of the Election Commission, calling the Congress manifesto ‘Ghar Ghar Guarantee’ to ‘corrupt practices amounting to bribery’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the BJP's ‘Sankalp Patra’ for the Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi on Sunday. (Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 09:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: Cong govt had 'loot east policy', says PM

Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights:Check out all the latest updates and top news on general elections here.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi holds poll rally in Tripura's Agartala
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 11:56 PM IST

Row over ‘400-feet under’ remark against Modi; JMM leader denies charge

Jharkhand BJP demanded action against JMM leader Nazrul Islam for allegedly threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in support of Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) candidates Santosh Kushwaha and Dulal Chandra Goswami for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, in Purnia on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 10:18 PM IST

BJP alleges TMC workers attacked its Lok Sabha candidate in Bengal's Jhargram

The BJP urged the Election commission to take note of the incident and take appropriate steps to ensure free and fair polls in the state

The BJP alleged that TMC workers attacked its Lok Sabha candidate Pranat Tudu in Jhargram.(X/BJP West Bengal)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 10:14 PM IST

'Why PM Modi not taking action?': Tejashwi Yadav on remarks against Constitution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed back-to-back election rallies in Bihar's Gaya and Purnea districts.

Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha Polls.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 08:00 PM IST

EC bans Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over remark against Hema Malini

The Election Commission barred Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over his remark against BJP MP Hema Malini

Randeep Singh Surjewala's comment on Hema Malini is the latest political flashpoint between the Congress and the BJP.
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 06:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections in Delhi: Face-off on key seats, who's fighting whom?

Lok Sabha elections: Delhi will vote on May 25 and the votes will be counted on June 4.

AAP and Congress are part of the INDIA bloc alliance against BJP.
Published on Apr 16, 2024 05:23 PM IST

‘PM Modi an instrument of 5-6 big rich businessmen’: Rahul Gandhi in Kerala

“PM Narendra Modi is trying to defend the biggest corruption scandal on the planet -- the electoral bond scheme,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said.

FILE PHOTO: Rahul Gandhi, a senior leader of India's main opposition Congress party, gestures as he addresses the media during the party's manifesto release event ahead of the general election, in New Delhi, India, April 5, 2024. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 03:53 PM IST

‘TMC hatched conspiracies to stop Ram Navami celebrations’: PM Modi in Bengal

The Calcutta high court order on Monday granted permission to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to hold a procession on Ram Navami in Howrah city

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in West Bengal's Balurghat.(X/BJP)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 03:28 PM IST

Congress fires 4 questions at Ghulam Nabi Azad for 'want BJP to win' claim

Lok Sabha elections: Ghulam Nabi Azad has been campaigning in Jammu and Kashmir for his party candidates.

Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) chief Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses the election campaign rally in support of party candidate from the Udhampur-Doda constituency.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 03:03 PM IST

‘RJD biggest face of jungle raj in Bihar’: PM Modi addresses rally in Gaya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a Lok Sabha election rally in Bihar's Gaya district.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Gaya, Bihar(PTI)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 01:33 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's ‘main course’ rebuttal at PM Modi's ‘appetizer’ remarks

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Narendra Modi for his “appetizer” remark during a rally.

PM Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(File)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 01:09 PM IST

PM Modi to become first sitting PM to hold election rally in Bengal's Raiganj

The Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency, situated within the North Dinajpur district of West Bengal, will witness a tough battle between the BJP and TMC.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi(BJP)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 12:47 PM IST

BJP Lok Sabha candidates new list: Abhijit Das to face TMC's Abhishek Banerjee

BJP Lok Sabha candidates list: Abhijit Das to face TMC's Abhishek Banerjee in Diamond Harbour.

BJP supporters during a public meeting for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 01:59 PM IST

EVM-VVPAT issue: Supreme Court to hear pleas for 100% votes verification today

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta would consider all pleas related to Electronic Voting Machines in the matter for hearing on April 16.

The VVPAT generates a paper slip which can be viewed by the voter. It is kept in a sealed cover and can be opened in case of a dispute. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 10:03 AM IST

PM Modi counters Opposition's ‘BJP to change constitution’ charge

PM Modi's counter comes after opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi claimed that the BJP would change the constitution if voted to power for the third time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he does not take any decision to scare or run-over anyone,(ANI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 07:32 PM IST

PM Modi speaks on his ‘big plans’, Ram Mandir and more | Top 10 quotes

In an interview to news agency ANI, PM Modi alleged that that the Congress and its allies had used the Ram Mandir issue like a political weapon.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an interview with Asian News International (ANI) in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 10:52 PM IST

PM Modi slams Oppn on Ram Mandir: ‘Cong, allies used it as political weapon’

Narendra Modi interview: The prime minister accused the opposition of vote bank politics on the Ram Mandir issue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an interview with ANI..(ANI)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 06:06 PM IST

Inheritance laws, not political opposition, has cast a shadow over UCC

Implementation of UCC may mean changes in Hindu Succession Act and Indian Succession Act. An individual can challenge its applicability on division of estate.

PM Narendra Modi asserted that the BJP will work towards implementing the one nation, one election initiative, and stressed that the Uniform Civil Code was in the national interest;(AFP)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 04:50 PM IST

‘Won’t allow Manipur to break apart', declares Amit Shah in Imphal

Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah vows peace in Manipur, alleges “attempts of infiltration are being made to change the demography of Manipur”.

Union home minister Amit Shah (Amit Shah X)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 06:45 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections: When only ‘privileged’ Goans were eligible to vote

On May 7, 11,66,939 Goans will vote for 2 seats. But during Portuguese regime, voters had to be educated and taxpayers to be eligible to vote.

Eligible voters had to be educated, had to pay taxes and the voting age was reduced from 25 to 21 years for married men. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 03:58 PM IST

Election Commission seizes record 4,650 crore ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Among states, Rajasthan led the list with seizure of approximately ₹778 crore, followed by Gujarat with ₹605 crore, and Maharashtra with about ₹431 crore.

According to the poll body, the seizures are a crucial aspect of the ECI's determination to conduct Lok Sabha elections free from inducements and electoral malpractices, ensuring a fair electoral process. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 04:09 PM IST
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