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Lok Sabha election 2024 Highlights: Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi on electoral bonds, calls him ‘mastermind’

Lok Sabha election 2024 Highlights: The Lok Sabha elections will take place over seven phases, commencing on April 19. Vote counting is slated for June 4.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live Highlights: This week marks the beginning of the Lok Sabha Election 2024, which will take place on April 19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his poll rally for the day in Kerala's Palakkad, and later, he is also set to address rallies in Tamil Nadu on Monday as part of the BJP's election campaign....Read More

Modi participated in a public meeting in Kerala at Kunnamangalam in the Alathur constituency, Thrissur District. He supported NDA candidates TN Sarasu and Suresh Gopi, who are contesting in Alathur and Thrissur, respectively.

In Tamil Nadu, Modi canvassed for the party's candidates in Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, and Tenkasi at a gathering in Ambasamudram district.

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Phase-wise schedule

• Phase 1- April 19

• Phase 2- April 26

• Phase 3- May 7

• Phase 4 - May 13

• Phase 5 - May 20

• Phase 6 - May 25

• Phase 7 - June 1

Latest election highlights 

- Election officials checked a helicopter carrying Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris on Monday. The flying squad officials conducted the search after the helicopter landed, according to police. Gandhi was en route to his parliamentary constituency, Kerala's Wayanad, where he has various campaign activities planned, including a public meeting.

- Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election 2024: YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy resumed his bus tour for electioneering on Monday from Kesarapalle in NTR District, following a day's hiatus after a stone attack.

- Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Tripura on Sunday night to participate in the BJP's ongoing campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. The elections for the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency and the by-poll for the Ramnagar Assembly segment are scheduled for April 19, while voting for the Tripura East parliamentary constituency will take place on April 26.

- The Congress unveiled a roster of observers for three Lok Sabha constituencies in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The list comprises Sanjay Dutt, Anees Ahmed, and Dheeraj Gurjar.

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Apr 15, 2024 10:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: Denied ticket, BJP's Ashwini Choubey says he is hurt

Union Minister Ashwini Choubey, 72, was among the three BJP MPs denied Lok Sabha ticket in Bihar this time. He represented Buxar in the Lok Sabha in 2014 and 2019, after being elected MLA from Bhagalpur five times. A veteran in the party and its affiliates for close to six decades, he is upset with the way he has been treated due to what, he feels, might be a result of some conspiracy against him. Read on.

Apr 15, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: JP Nadda hits out at Opposition

During a road show in Puducherry, BJP president JP Nadda criticised the Opposition, reports ANI.

He said: "I ask you- Isn't Rahul Gandhi out on bail? Isn't Sonia Gandhi out on bail? Isn't Chidambaram out on bail? Isn't Karti Chidambaram out on bail? Ins't Sanjay Singh out on bail? Isn't Kejriwal in jail? Isn't Manish Sisodia in jail? Isn't Satyendar Jain in jail? 'Aadhe jail mein hain, aadhe bail par hain'"

Apr 15, 2024 9:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: Shashi Tharoor on PM Modi's electoral bonds statement

On PM Modi's statement on electoral bonds in an interview with ANI, Congress MP & candidate from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor says: "So he suggests that you will repent repealing it or repent scrapping it? It is precisely the BJP will repent because it reveals both extortion and corruption..."

Apr 15, 2024 9:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: Why is Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature from Delhi instead of Bihar's Begusarai?

Contrary to expectations and barely five years after making his electoral debut from Bihar’s Begusarai Lok Sabha seat — referred to as the Leningrad of Bihar for being a traditional Communist stronghold — Kanahiya Kumar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as CPI candidate, has shifted his base to North East Delhi seat as a Congress candidate. Read on.

Apr 15, 2024 9:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: PM Modi speaks on his ‘big plans’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke on several issues in an interview to news agency ANI ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Modi pointed out that he has “big plans” for the country and that his decisions are not made to scare anyone or to diminish anyone. Read on.

Apr 15, 2024 7:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: ‘Electoral bonds is the biggest extortion scheme of world, PM Modi is its mastermind,’ says Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday called the electoral bonds the ‘biggest extortion scheme’ of the world, adding that PM Modi is the mastermind behind it. The remarks of Rahul Gandhi came after Prime Minister Modi in an interview to ANI accused the opposition parties of "spreading lies" over the electoral bonds scheme, which has been struck down by the Supreme Court, and said "everyone will regret it when there is an honest reflection". 

Speaking to reporters, Rahul Gandhi said, "The important thing in electoral bond is- names and dates. When you carefully see the names and dates you will know that when they (donors) gave the electoral bond, right after that contract was given to them or CBI inquiry was withdrawn against them. Prime Minister is caught here that's why he is giving interview to ANI.This is the biggest extortion scheme of the world and PM Modi is the mastermind of it."

Apr 15, 2024 7:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: BJP's Lok Sabha poll manifesto a 'visionary blueprint shaped by and for the public', says CM Bhajanlal Sharma

Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma praised the BJP's manifesto and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'gurantees' labeling the manifesto as a 'visionary' blueprint crafted with the welfare of the nation's citizens in mind. Addressing a Press conference in Jaipur, Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma said, "The BJP manifesto is crafted with the aspirations of millions of Indians in mind, serving as a visionary document shaped by and for the public, addressing their various concerns and needs".

Apr 15, 2024 6:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: Odisha Congress expels Jatani MLA Suresh Kumar Routray

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live updates: The Congress on Monday expelled Jatani MLA Suresh Kumar Routray from the party on charges of indiscipline and anti-party activities. In a statement, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary KC Venugopal said, "Considering the complaints of indiscipline and anti-party activities, the Hon’ble Congress President has approved the expulsion of Shri Suresh Kumar Routray from the party for six years with immediate effect."

Apr 15, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM speaks on Elon Musk's entry into the Indian market and job creation

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi spoke about Elon Musk's entry into the Indian market and job creation, "Elon Musk is supporter of Modi is one thing, basically, he is a supporter of India...I want investment in India. Paisa kisi ka bhi laga ho, paseena mere desh ka lagna chahiye, uske andar sugandh mere desh ki mitti ki aani chahiye, taaki mere desh ke naujawan ko rozgar mile (Whoever wishes to invest can, but it must be built by Indians so that the youth of my country get employment)."

Apr 15, 2024 6:23 PM IST

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM speaks about G20 meet held in Delhi last year

"...I did not want to wait until the last session. I wanted to get it done early which would surprise people. We got the declaration in the first session on the second day itself. Attempts were made to drag G20 on the basis of negative estimations - I wanted to surprise them by all means. That was my strategy. The strategy was successful and I am happy..." he said.

Apr 15, 2024 6:11 PM IST

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM says Cong, allies used Ram Mandir as ‘political weapon’

"When we were not even born, when our party was not even born… at that time, this matter could have been dealt with in the court. There could have been a solution to the problem. When India was divided, then during the time of partition, they could have decided to do so and so. That was not done. Why? Because this is like a weapon in their hands, a weapon for vote bank politics," Modi said.

"Even, when the case was going on in the court, they tried to delay the judgement of the court. Why? Because for them, it was a political weapon. They kept saying Ram Mandir will be built, they will kill you." "It was a way to appease a vote bank. Now what happened? Ram Mandir was built, no untoward incidents happened and that issue has gone out of their hands," he said.

Apr 15, 2024 5:56 PM IST

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM's ‘no commitment and responsibility’ jibe at Rahul Gandhi

Speaking about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said, “Unfortunately, these days we see there is no commitment and responsibility towards one word. You must have seen old videos of a leader circulating, where his every thought is contradictory. When people see this, they think that this leader was trying to hoodwink the public."

“Lately, I heard a politician say, ‘Ek jhatke mein garibi hata dunga’. Those who got a chance to be in power for 5-6 decades, when they say this, the country thinks what is this man saying," he added.

Apr 15, 2024 5:45 PM IST

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM speaks on development plans

"I have big plans...kissi ko darne ki zaroorat nahin hai. My decisions are not made to scare anyone or to diminish anyone. They are made for the overall development of the country," says PM Modi.

Apr 15, 2024 5:40 PM IST

Narendra Modi Live Updates: PM speaks about DMK's recent 'anti-Sanatana' remark and public outrage over it

Narendra Modi Live Updates: On DMK's recent 'anti-Sanatana' remark and public outrage over it, PM Narendra Modi said, "...Congress should be asked that what is its compulsion to sit with people who are spewing such venom against Sanatana?...What is this perversion in the Congress mindset...It is a matter of concern for the country that it is a compulsion for Congress."

Apr 15, 2024 5:30 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: PM's appeal to voters in Tamil Nadu

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: “People of Tamil Nadu will give a decisive lead to the NDA because they have seen the development and governance model of the BJP. For years, the DMK said that the BJP and the NDA do not exist in Tamil Nadu. However, these elections will end their illusion,” PM Modi said.

Apr 15, 2024 5:24 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: ‘TN witnessing corruption of family-run party,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: Tamil Nadu witnessing corruption of family-run party, PM Modi alleges at rally. He slammed the DMK govt over drug menace.

Apr 15, 2024 5:20 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: ‘Tamil Nadu people were kept in the dark by DMK-Congress on ceding Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: "Tamil Nadu people were kept in the dark by DMK-Congress on ceding Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka," PM said addressing poll rally in Tamil Nadu.

Apr 15, 2024 5:13 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: 'Congress and DMK have hatred for Tamil culture,' says PM

“Congress and DMK have hatred for Tamil culture; it's proved in 'Sengol' episode,” PM  Modi alleges at TN rally

Apr 15, 2024 5:05 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: ‘NDA worked a lot for development of Tamil Nadu’, says PM

"In the last 10 years, the NDA has worked a lot for the development of Tamil Nadu. Modi started the Vande Bharat train between Chennai and Tirunelveli. In our manifesto, we have also promised to start a bullet train in South," says PM  addressing a public meeting in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

Apr 15, 2024 4:57 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated during his public meeting in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

Apr 15, 2024 4:55 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: PM addresses public rally

Narendra Modi in Tirunelveli LIVE: PM is addressing a public rally at present.

Apr 15, 2024 4:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: 'Centre’s priority is to bring peace in Manipur by taking all communities on board,' says Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the BJP-led central government’s priority is to establish peace in the ethnic strife affected Manipur. This Lok Sabha election is between forces trying to break Manipur and those keeping it united, Shah said at a public meeting in Imphal. The senior BJP leader claimed that attempts of infiltration were being made in the northeastern state to change its demography. “Establishment of peace in Manipur by taking all communities on board and without breaking the state is the priority of the Narendra Modi government," Shah said.

Apr 15, 2024 4:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Cash, liquor, drugs worth ₹4 crore seized in J-K ahead of LS polls, says EC

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Authorities have seized cash, liquor, drugs, and freebies worth over 4 crore in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India said on Monday. The poll body is on track for the highest-ever seizures of inducements recorded in the 75-year history of Lok Sabha elections in the country, with seizures totalling 4650 crores, showing an increase of 175 crore compared to 2019, it said.

Apr 15, 2024 3:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Inclusive peace of Manipur our priority, says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Establishment of peace in Manipur by taking all communities on board is the priority of Narendra Modi government, Amit Shah says in a rally in Imphal.

Apr 15, 2024 3:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi on electoral bonds

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: In an interview with the news agency ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed about electoral bonds.

“Due to electoral bonds you are getting the trail of the money. Which company gave it? How did they give it? Where did they give it? And that is why I say when they will think honestly, everyone will regret it (on the Supreme Court decision to scrap electoral bonds),” he said.

Apr 15, 2024 3:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi mentions Malayali new year during Thiruvananthapuram address 

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: “Yesterday was also the festival of Maliyali New Year Vishu. In such auspicious times, we are getting this blessing from the people of Kerala. This blessing is the blessing of a new beginning in Kerala,” PM Modi says in Thiruvananthapuram.

Vishu, celebrated as a harvest festival, occurs on the first day of the Malayalam month of 'Medam'. In traditional Hindu households, the day begins with members rising early to observe the auspicious "vishukkani". This custom involves arranging auspicious items in brass vessels, symbolizing hope and prosperity.

Apr 15, 2024 3:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: 'BJPs Sankalp Patra means Modi's guarantee,' says Modi in Kerala

Lok Sabha election 2024 live:  “Yesterday in Delhi, BJP has released its Sankalp Patra. BJP's Sankalp Patra means Modi's guarantee... Under Modi's guarantee, India will become the centre of world-class infrastructure. Under Modi's guarantee, India will achieve a memorable achievement like Gaganyaan in space. Under Modi's guarantee, farmers will continue to get PM Kisan Samman Nidhi's money.  Along with all this, 3 crore new houses will also be built for the poor. Every citizen above 70 years of age will get free treatment...In BJP's development approach, a broad roadmap is available for every section and every society of Kerala,” PM Modi said during a public rally in Thiruvananthapuram.

Apr 15, 2024 3:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi addresses a poll rally in Thiruvananthapuram

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began addressing a public rally in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. Before his address, he was felicitated at the event, which was also attended by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in Thiruvananthapuram.

Apr 15, 2024 2:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: ‘Never released a manifesto, we believe in actions,’ says BSP chief Mayawati in UP

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati while addressing a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad says, “Our party people should not get distracted by the tempting manifesto of our rivals... Our party did not release any manifesto in any election. We believe in actions rather than mere words.”

Apr 15, 2024 2:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: BJP's Mandi candidate Kangana Ranaut meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala

Apr 15, 2024 1:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Union minister Prahlad Joshi to file nomination from Karnataka's Dharwad

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: As he heads for file nomination Union Minister and BJP candidate from Dharwad Lok Sabha seat in Karanataka, Pralhad Joshi says, “Today, under the leadership of PM Modi and BS Yediyurappa I am going to file my nomination and I have full confidence that BJP will win with a huge margin here in Dharwad.”

Apr 15, 2024 1:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: BJP candidate Jaiveer Singh from UP's Mainpuri set to file his nomination today

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: BJP candidate Jaiveer Singh is set to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha election in Mainpuri on Monday. Later in the day, Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Mohan Yadav will address a rally in support of the BJP candidate in Mainpuri. 

Dimple Yadav, the wife of Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, is the sitting MP from Mainpuri and is contesting again. 

The nomination process is underway for six Lok Sabha seats in the Braj area, including Agra, Mainpuri, Firozabad, Etah, Hathras, and Fatehpur Sikri (Agra Rural), which are going to polls in the second phase of the Lok Sabha election. Voting is scheduled for April 26.

Apr 15, 2024 1:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Union minister S Jaishankar in Karnataka says ‘Today our exports are at a record high’

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar speaking at a press conference in Karnataka says, “On the economic side, we have a very strong record to show to the country. Today our exports are at a record high. We want to take it forward. We want to get India connected to the global value chains. We want become... We are very confident that in the coming years, we will emerge as the third largest economy and this also will create many more employment possibilities... Today we are seen as a 'Vishwa Bandhu', and our global prestige is very high. We executed the G20 responsibility very well... It is because of the positions we take on most major issues. All these make an impact on the world. We want today to emerge as a civilizational power... Whether it is countering terrorism or whether it is safeguarding the border, we are taking strong positions. The posture of the Modi government has been very clear from 2014 onwards.”

Apr 15, 2024 1:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Congress MP Mukul Wasnik calls BJP's manifesto "Jumla Patra"

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: In a veiled critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress MP Mukul Wasnik labelled the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections as a “Jumla Patra,” saying that the party has “failed” to offer any justification for its previous promises.

Speaking to ANI, Wasnik said, “10 years ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party had made many promises to the entire country. Now that the elections are around the corner and the BJP has put forward their manifesto, it is necessary that the party also clears out all the promises fulfilled by them in the past.”

Apr 15, 2024 12:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: ‘Crown prince of Cong will ask for votes, but never address the issues,’ says Modi in Kerala

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: In an apparent jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi, during his poll rally in Kerala's Palakkad today, said, "The crown prince of Congress will ask for votes but never address issues."

“A big leader of the Congress has found it difficult to save the respect of his family seat in Uttar Pradesh and has made his new base in Kerala. To win the elections, Congress has entered into a backdoor agreement with the political wing of an organiation that has been banned in the country for its anti-national tendencies. The crown prince of Congress will ask for votes from the people of Kerala but will not say even a single word on your issues,” PM Modi said.

Apr 15, 2024 12:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi in Kerala attacks state govt, says ‘it is hindering NDA efforts for development’

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: During a public rally in Alathur constituency of Kerala's Palakkad, PM Modi attacked the state government, saying it is ‘hindering the efforts of NDA for Kerala's development’

“LDF-UDF are deteriorating the condition of Kerala. The state government is also hindering the efforts that the NDA government is making for the development of Kerala and the region. These people also want to stop the projects of National Highways. Whether they are in Tripura, WB, or Kerala, the Left parties have only one character—Nothing Left and Nothing Right,” Modi said.

Apr 15, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi talk about Jal Jeevan Mission's ‘success’ during public rally in Kerala's Palakkad

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: “Under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the last tenure of the NDA govt in Kerala, over 36 lakh tap water connections have been provided. The pace at which Jal Jeevan Jal Mission has been run in the entire country, the Kerala government is not allowing that much to happen, they are looking for corruption. That is why even today, there is a drinking water crisis in homes in Kerala...I guarantee you that I want to provide water from every household in Kerala,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a poll rally in Kerala's Palakkad.

Apr 15, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Cong Govt in the past created an image of 'India as a weak country,' says Modi in Kerala

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Ke “This election is an election to take decisions for the future of the country. This election is an election to guarantee your bright future and the bright life of your children. The people of Kerala have seen in the last ten years how the NDA government has enhanced India's credibility across the world. The Congress government had created the image of India as a weak country. The BJP government has made India a strong country. Today when an Indian goes abroad, he is treated with respect. Today's India has the power to rescue its citizens trapped in war. Today's India does not look towards other countries in an epidemic like COVID. We make indigenous vaccines. Along with our country, we also help other countries of the world,” PM Modi said during an election rally in Kerala's Palakkad.

Apr 15, 2024 12:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi in Kerala's Palakkad says ‘Bullet Train survey will start in north, south and east India’

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Kerala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a poll rally in Kerala's Palakkad said, “Today, new expressways and new airports are being built in the country. BJP announced in its manifesto yesterday that the work of the Bullet Train is going on between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in Western India, seeing its experience, we have said in the manifesto yesterday that a survey for Bullet Train will be started in 3 regions of North, South and East India.”

Apr 15, 2024 12:04 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: ‘Language cannot be imposed, it comes internally,’ says Rahul Gandhi in Kerala

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Congress MP and candidate from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, Rahul Gandhi on Monday during a poll rally in the southern state of Kerala, said, “Language cannot be imposed from top, it should come from within the person.”

“Today, the main fight is against the ideology of the RSS. The BJP people, the Prime Minister, they say one nation, one people, one language, one leader...Language is not something that is imposed from the top. Language is something that comes out from inside the person, inside the heart of the person. To tell a person from Kerala, that your language is inferior to Hindi is an insult to the people of Kerala...This idea that India should have only one leader is an insult to every single young Indian person.”

Apr 15, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Union Minister Anurag Thakur in West Bengal's Siliguri takes a dig at Congress

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Union Minister Anurag Thakur, in West Bengal's Siliguri on Monday, took a dig at Congress, saying that it did not implement the Swaminathan Committee report in 10 years.

“In 10 years, Congress did not implement the Swaminathan Committee report, but Narendra Modi's government implemented it. Cost plus fifty per cent profit was implemented by the Modi government and we also increased the prices of MSP, also increased the purchase. Congress spent only 5.5 lakh crore in 10 years. Modi government has spent 18.5 lakh crore on MSP purchases, 3 times more than that and we also gave 1.5 lakh crore in the crop insurance scheme, Congress did not give anything...PM Awas scheme, Ayushman Bharat scheme, why did the Trinamool Congress not implement all these schemes in West Bengal? The question to Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress is why was Trinamool Congress not able to protect the interests of the people of West Bengal? They remained limited only to corruption, continued to do only appeasement politics and also continued to give protection to criminals committing crimes against women,” Anurag Thakur said.

Apr 15, 2024 11:17 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Mansukh Mandaviya offers prayers at Bhojeshwar Temple before filing nomination from Porbandar

Apr 15, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature against him

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Speaking about Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature from North East Delhi against him, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari says, “Those who have come on a 40-day tour, in this election, will definitely see the work worth 14,600 crores that has been done in our area. People leading the 'tukde tukde' gang, how responsible can they be towards Delhi and the people of Delhi, who cannot respect the country and the Army? They will see how the metro, a central school, a railway station, a passport office, a bridge like Signature Bridge is brought to the area for the first time.”

Apr 15, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: ‘Will go there as a servant,’ says Cong candidate from Jalandhar

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Former Punjab CM and Congress candidate from the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat, Charanjit Singh Channi, said, “The Congress party has given me the opportunity to serve from Jalandhar... I will go to Jalandhar as a servant... I will go there as 'Sudama' and I request the people of Jalandhar to look after me as Lord Krishna... I prayed that I have the strength to fulfil the expectations of the people.”

Meanwhile, the Congress Sunday announced its candidates for three Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, where it is contesting in alliance with AAP, fielding Kanhaiya Kumar from the North East Delhi seat and Udit Raj from North West Delhi.

The party also named JP Agarwal as its candidate for the Chandni Chowk seat.

Apr 15, 2024 9:43 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: PM Modi to address poll rallies in Tamil Nadu, Kerala today

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to speak at an election rally in Tamil Nadu on Monday, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections on April 19. Modi will appeal for votes for the party's candidates in Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, and Tenkasi at the gathering set in Ambasamudram district.

Additionally, Modi will address public rallies in Kerala on Monday as part of the BJP's election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. He will participate in the public meeting at Kunnamangalam in the Alathur constituency of Thrissur District.

During the campaign, he will support NDA candidates TN Sarasu and Suresh Gopi, who are contesting in Alathur and Thrissur, respectively.

Apr 15, 2024 9:23 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: On Mayawati's ‘western UP seperate state if comes to power’ statement, BJP's Sanjeev Balyan says

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Union Minister & BJP candidate from Muzaffarnagar Sanjeev Balyan on BSP chief Mayawati's statement to make western UP a separate state if comes to power, says, “She has said a good thing but she won't get the chance. People have already made up their minds to make PM Modi, the PM again, even the opposition candidates will say so. Since PM Modi has assumed the power, there is pro incumbency and we are going to the people based on the work that we have done.”

Apr 15, 2024 8:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Amit Shah to address rallies in Tripura and strife-torn Manipur today

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to embark on a campaign trail and deliver a speech at an election rally in Manipur on Monday, April 15, just days before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Shah arrived in Agartala at 9 pm on Sunday and spent the night in Tripura. On Monday, he plans to hold public rallies in both Tripura and Manipur. Read more

Apr 15, 2024 8:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Reactions to BJP manifesto for the upcoming polls

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: On BJP's manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Rajya Sabha MP Milind Deora says, "The manifesto of BJP and NDA is very good. What they say in the manifesto is delivered. I welcome it..."

RJD leader and candidate from Saran Lok Sabha seat Rohini Acharya says, "...these people are scared of the employment revolution brought by Tejashwi Yadav. They (NDA) should first fulfil their promises made to the people of Bihar and then bring a new manifesto."

Congress MP and candidate Shashi Tharoor says, "... What is in UCC? Without a draft of what UCC carries, it will be impossible to say anything about it... If the other communities do not object to the draft law, then we should have one... We don't want something to divide our society, we want something to unify it... The same is the problem with One Nation One Election... If a government loses its legislative majority, it falls. The only solution is another election... According to One Nation One Election, if the elections are fixed every five years and the government falls after six months, will they implement the President's rule? Isn't that undemocratic? What happened to Federalism and democracy?..."

Apr 15, 2024 8:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: MCC officer issues warning to Shashi Tharoor over ‘unverified claims’ against Union min

Lok Sabha election 2024 live: Thiruvananthapuram MCC Nodal Officer on Sunday warned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor about making "unverified allegations" against BJP leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar, news agency ANI reported.

"A Complaint was filed by JR Padmakumar, Election Legal Convenor, BJP before the DEO on April 6, alleging that Unsubstantiated accusations" were made by Sashi Tharoor in a "Meet the Candidate'Interview hosted by 24 News Channel. It was alleged that Sashi Tharoor accused Rajeev Chandrasekhar offering money to voters and religious leaders in exchange of vote. On April 8, another Complaint was filed by VV Rajesh, NDA Convenor, on the same subject matter. He has alleged that Statements made by Sashi Tharoor in the Interview was "Utterly false, Frivolous" and made to defame. Further, He submitted that Sashi Tharoor by making the impugned statement in the interview, has violated Rule 1(2), Rule 1(3) of the MCC and S.123(3) of the RP act," as per the Thiruvananthapuram MCC Nodal Officer.

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