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Lok Sabha elections: PM Modi's maiden roadshow in Patna, Nitish Kumar also present

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE Updates: In Monday's fourth phase, as many as 96 parliamentary seats across nine states and a Union territory, will vote.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP candidate from Patna Sahib constituency Ravi Shankar Prasad during an election campaign roadshow for the Lok Sabha elections in Patna on May 12.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP candidate from Patna Sahib constituency Ravi Shankar Prasad during an election campaign roadshow for the Lok Sabha elections in Patna on May 12.

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Sunday is the eve of the fourth leg of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, with as many as 96 parliamentary seats across nine states and a Union territory (Jammu and Kashmir) set to poll in this round. The following states and UT will vote: Andhra Pradesh (all 25 Lok Sabha seats), Telangana (17/17), Uttar Pradesh (13/80), Maharashtra (11/48), West Bengal (8/42), Madhya Pradesh (8/29), Bihar (5/40), Odisha (4/21), Jharkhand (4/11), and Jammu & Kashmir (1/5). Follow full coverage of the Lok Sabha elections here....Read More

A total of 1717 candidates are in the fray in the fourth leg.

On the same day, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will also hold assembly polls, with voting to be held for all 175 assembly constituencies in Andhra, and 28 out of 147 segments in Odisha. The voting for the remaining 119 seats in Odisha will be conducted on May 20 (35 seats), May 25 (), and June 1 (42).

Lok Sabha elections

Phase 1: April 19

Phase 2: April 26

Phase 3: May 7

Phase 4: May 13

Phase 5: May 20

Phase 6: May 25

Phae 7: June 1

Counting of votes: June 4

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is seeking a third consecutive term at the Centre. In both 2014 and 2019 general elections, the BJP won single-party majority (282, 303) in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also looking for a hattrick of wins to the top office.

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The NDA is up against the Congress-led INDIA (Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance) bloc.

Follow all the updates here:
May 12, 2024 10:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to visit Kashi Vishwanath temple tomorrow ahead of nomination filing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi on Monday ahead of his nomination filing on May 14. He will also hold a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency later in the day, according to ANI.

May 12, 2024 9:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: BJP leaders shedding crocodile tears ahead of polls, says Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday accused BJP leaders of "spreading lies and shedding crocodile tears" ahead of elections, PTI reported.

"BJP leaders are shedding crocodile tears and spreading lies ahead of the polls," he says.

May 12, 2024 9:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Bhagwant Mann mocks BJP's 400 seats target

Punjab Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann on Sunday took a swipe at the BJP's target to win more than 400 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, saying that there is no '400 paar' this time.

"Iss Baar 'No 400 Paar'...Iss Baar Toh Beda Paar Bhi Nai Ho Raha..Iss Baar Tadipaar (This time it's not just about crossing 400. This time, not even the shore or border is being crossed; this time BJP is going to be completely defeated, even sent into exile)," CM Mann told ANI.

May 12, 2024 8:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal to kickstart campaign for INDIA alliance across country

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will campaign across the country for the INDIA alliance party's candidates.

Kejriwal will kick start his campaign for the opposition alliance party's candidates from May 15, after completing his campaign in Delhi and Kurukshetra.

"I will go to Lucknow on May 15, Ranchi and Punjab on May 15 and Maharashtra on May 17," he said at a press conference, according to PTI.

May 12, 2024 8:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Confident about winning 400 seats, says BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tells ANI: "We are confident that we are going to get 400 (seats). Kejriwal ji was in jail for 52 days and dreaded criminals stay in Tihar...He forgot what he did to Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Kumar Vishwas. He forgot how he betrayed Anna Hazare. Memory loss is a common symptom after being in jail for 2 months..."

May 12, 2024 7:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: What Arvind Kejriwal said about going back to jail

On the second day of his roadshow in New Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said he will not have to go back to jail after 20 days if there are maximum votes for his party. The people of Delhi missed him and he missed them too and God finally united them as he got 'bail', Kejriwal said. "These people are saying I will have to go back to jail after 20 days," Kejriwal said to 'nahi jayenge, nahi jayenge' shouts from the crowd. "If you press the jhaadu button the maximum, I will not have to go back to jail. You have the power," Kejriwal said. Read more.

May 12, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: PM Modi holds roadshow in Patna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding his first roadshow in Patna. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is also present. Watch video.

May 12, 2024 7:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Modi leaves from Patna airport, to hold roadshow shortly

PM Modi has left from Patna airport for a scheduled roadshow in Bihar's capital.

May 12, 2024 6:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Shashi Tharoor on debate over PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi's age

Ahead of the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election, the age of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are in discussion after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said Narendra Modi would retire next year after turning 75. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the other hand, said the Congress will get fewer seats than the age of its shahzada (prince) -- Rahul Gandhi. Read more.

May 12, 2024 6:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal holds roadshow in Delhi

Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal is holding a roadshow along with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Delhi's Moti Nagar area.

" My fault is that I built schools for Delhi-NCR...I arranged facilities for free medicine for people but when I was in jail, for 15 days they did not give me diabetes medicine...I was not given insulin for 15 days inside jail..." he alleges, according to ANI

May 12, 2024 5:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Ram weighs heavier than RJD for Yadavs, OBCs in Mithila region

In the land of Mithila in Bihar, the erstwhile birthplace of Sita, Lord Ram, is echoing in the election campaign. On May 4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his public address at Darbhanga with the ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogan and described Mithila land of ‘King Janak and Goddess Sita’ with the hope that the construction of Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya would get the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) electoral dividends. Read on.

May 12, 2024 5:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: ‘Corruption common character of INDIA bloc,’ says PM Modi in Howrah

Alleging that corruption was the common character of INDIA bloc parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the TMC of having made it a "full-time business".

"Whether the Congress, Left or any other party of the INDIA bloc, all of them have made corruption their common character," Modi alleged, according to PTI.

May 12, 2024 5:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: ‘What has BJP done for Raebareli?’ asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tells ANI: "I want to ask Home Minister Amit Shah, what has BJP done for Raebareli? Congress gave Rail Coach Factory, AIIMS, NIFT, ring road, 5 national highways...We started AIIMS but they closed it...What did they do for Rae Bareli?"

May 12, 2024 4:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: ‘PM Modi coming to Bihar to create a rift between Hindu-Muslims,’ alleges Tej Pratap

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bihar visit, RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav tells ANI: "PM Modi is coming to create a rift between Hindu-Muslims, he has only one motive to divide the country into two...This dream will never get fulfilled...Roadshow in Bihar will have no effect... Bihar belongs to Lalu Yadav and INDIA alliance... There will be no '400 paar', I am predicting that the INDIA alliance will form the government in the centre"

May 12, 2024 4:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: PM Modi receives special Mother's Day presents at Hooghly rally 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received special Mother's Day presents during his election rally in West Bengal's Hooghly on Sunday. Modi was presented with a picture of him and his mother, Late Heeraben Modi, on the occasion of Mother's Day. The PM expressed gratitude to the people who presented him with the picture. "The people in the rally have made the picture of my mother... The people in the West celebrate this day as Mother's Day, but in India, we worship our Mother, Ma Durga, Ma Kaali and Bharat Mata, 365 days a year," PM Modi said. Read more.

May 12, 2024 4:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: ‘The way TMC is looting Bengal is a great sin,’ says PM Modi

"The way TMC is looting Bengal is a great sin. Teacher recruitment scam, coal scam, chit fund scam, ration scam... what a long list it is. TMC has not even spared our farmers. TMC loots paddy farmers in the markets," PM Modi says while addressing a public meeting in Howrah, West Bengal, according to ANI.

May 12, 2024 3:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah retorts to Mani Shankar Aiyar's remark on Pakistan

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday reiterated his criticism of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'respect Pakistan' remarks.

Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli, Shah asserted that India is not scared of nuclear bombs and that Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir remains an integrated part of India. Read more.

May 12, 2024 3:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: 'PM has handed over nation's wealth to 4-5 people,' says Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has targeted PM Modi while addressing a public rally in Raebareli.

"... He has handed over the nation's wealth to 4-5 people... He even implemented demonetisation, which caused a lot of trouble for small businesses and women. Your condition hasn't improved in these 10 years, but you are shown all the good things on news channels," she says, according to ANI.

May 12, 2024 3:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Dry day in these states/UTs tomorrow

Restrictions have been announced ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 Phase 4. Some states/UTs are also observing a dry day in view of the phase 4 elections. Take a look at the list of states/UTs where a dry day is being observed.

May 12, 2024 2:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: In Bengal, PM Modi targets TMC 

Addressing a public rally in West Bengal's Arambagh, PM Modi says: "There is not even a single glimpse of West Bengal's culture in TMC's behaviour and work. To make the vote bank happy they can go to any extent. TMC is extremely anti-ST and anti-women...when Modi govt brought CAA...they (TMC) indulged in threatening and scaring people and spreading rumours"

May 12, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE: Phase 4 polling tomorrow: How to find booth, your name on voters' list

Voting in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024 will take place on Monday, May 13, across 10 states from 7 am. The fate of a total of 1,717 candidates from 10 states and union territories will be sealed tomorrow. People from 96 constituencies will cast their votes on Monday.

If you are set to cast your vote in Phase 4 of your Lok Sabha election, you must carry your Voter ID card and a form of identification to your designated polling centre between 7 am and 6 pm. Here is all you need to know about how to find your polling booth and your name on the voters' list.

May 12, 2024 2:03 PM IST

ML Khattar holds door-to-door campaigning in Karnataka

The ex-Haryana CM, BJP's Karnal seat candidate, holds door-to-door campaigning in the constituency.

May 12, 2024 1:35 PM IST

Who will be PM if INDI alliance wins, asks Amit Shah

If the INDI alliance wins, who will be their PM candidate? One of their leaders said that their leaders will become PM one-by-one: Amit Shah, Union home minister, in UP's Pratapgarh

May 12, 2024 1:27 PM IST

PM Modi addresses poll rally in Hooghly

Amid BJP's efforts of development, TMC is busy in its 'own work'. What work have TMC and its leaders done? 'Yaha mafia raj chal rha hai. Modi kahta hai har ghar jal, TMC kahti hai, har ghar bomb: PM Modi in Hooghly

May 12, 2024 1:05 PM IST

People not excited for PM's roadshow: RJD's Manoj Jha

I have not seen any excitement. People are asking about two crore jobs, special status to Bihar, no talks on basic issues, no Central University status to Patna University. I am saying that for the first time a Prime Minister had to come on road: Manoj Jha

May 12, 2024 12:32 PM IST

NDA leaders will accompany PM Modi for nomination filing, says BJP

On 14th, PM Modi will file his nomination papers, and we have made proper arrangements for the same. It is expected that supporters and prominent leaders of the NDA will come to support PM Modi: Dharmendra Singh, BJP

May 12, 2024 12:12 PM IST

PM Modi addresses rally in West Bengal's Barrackpore

“I take your blessings. The BJP will get a bigger success than 2019. West Bengal is an important state for us. The Congress ruled for 50 years, but people of Eastern India only got poverty despite the states being capable. These states have mineral resources, fertile land. These states have also tourism potential. I have decided to make these states an engine of growth for Viksit Bharat,” says PM Modi.

May 12, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan says people rooting for ‘kamal’

Rahul Gandhi is not in a position to win more than 50 seats whereas NCP-SCP, Shiv Sena (UBT) are not in a position to win even two-three seats. No one is looking towards them, people are rooting for 'lamal' (lotus, BJP's symbol) and Mahayuti (BJP-Shiv Sena-NCP): Girish Mahajan, BJP

May 12, 2024 11:52 AM IST

Bihar deputy CM on PM Modi's roadshow

The common people of Patna will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the first time, a Prime Minister is going to do a roadshow in the city: Samrat Chaudhary


May 12, 2024 11:25 AM IST

After three phases, people's support already with PM Modi, says Uttarakhand CM

The first three phases of voting have been completed. In these phases, people have given their support to make Modi ji the Prime Minister. I request everyone to participate in this 'Maha Yagya' of democracy in the fourth phase to make Modiji PM again: Pushkar Singh Dhami

May 12, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Maharashtra minister explains low voter turnout in state

Due to the heat, people are not looking enthusiastic for the elections. That s why the voter turnout is not crossing the 50% mark. All the parties are working to increase the voter turnout. We will definitely win but the range can vary: Gulabrao Patil

May 12, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Patna waiting for PM's ‘historic’ roadshow, says BJP

“There is excitement among the people in Patna. For the first time, a PM is going to do a roadshow in Bihar. It will be historic,” says BJP leader Nitin Nabin.

May 12, 2024 10:44 AM IST

PM Modi roadshow in Patna today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a roadshow in Patna on Sunday evening. This will make him the first PM to hold roadshow in the city.

May 12, 2024 10:29 AM IST

BJP holds door-to-door campaigning in Delhi

Delhi BJP chief Virendra Sachdeva holds a door-to-door campaign for Harsh Malhotra, the party's candidate from East Delhi constituency.

May 12, 2024 10:17 AM IST

Congress responds to BJP's 'jail' remark for Kejriwal

People went to jail during freedom movement as well. This is also true that Jan Sangh people didn't go because of their sycophancy for Britishers. Going to jail is not a big thing for politicians. They should talk real issues: Surendra Rajput

May 12, 2024 9:59 AM IST

Giriraj Singh slams Delhi CM for Modi jibe

Arvind Kejriwal is scared and has just come out on parole from jail. He should not become PM Modi's advisor. As long as the people of the country want PM Modi, he (Modi) will give direction to the country, even after 2029.: Giriraj Singh, Union minister

May 12, 2024 9:45 AM IST

AAP chief to hold meeting with party MLAs

Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meet with all AAP MLAs, his first since interim bail was given to him by the Supreme Court in the excise policy case on Friday. He will then address the media.

May 12, 2024 9:27 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal to hold press conference at 1 pm: AAP

Delhi chief minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal to address a press conference at 1 pm at party headquarters: Aam Aadmi Party

May 12, 2024 9:17 AM IST

Akhilesh Yadav's fate to be decided tomorrow

The ex-Uttar Pradesh chief minister is contesting from Kannauj, where the BJP has fielded its sitting MP, Subrat Pathak. The SP chief is easily the biggest name in the fray from Uttar Pradesh in Monday's fourth phase.

May 12, 2024 8:58 AM IST

Sikh community members campaign for PM Modi

Sikh community members take out a bike rally in Delhi in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.

May 12, 2024 8:44 AM IST

Ex-Rajasthan CM reacts to PM Modi's ‘Adani-Ambani’ jibe at Rahul Gandhi

The day PM Modi said this, Rahul Gandhi took the names of Ambani-Adani in his rallies. Rahul Gandhi's theme for these elections is that 22 industrialists including Ambani-Adani, have 70% of the nation's wealth. Our issues for elections is inflation and unemployment, but the BJP is trying to divert the minds of the people of the country: Ashok Gehlot, Congress

May 12, 2024 8:22 AM IST

Patnaik alleges that PM remembering Odisha only 'during election time'

“The Prime Minister is remembering Odisha only at election time, which will be of no use. Do you remember the promises you made in 2014 and 2019?,” asks Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

May 12, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Yogi Adityanath attacks Kejriwal for jibe at PM's age

The opposition's propaganda has failed in the face of the immense public support that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is receiving from East to West, and North to South. Well aware of its impending defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, a desperate opposition is making futile attempts on the pretext of PM Modi's age: Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh CM

May 12, 2024 7:45 AM IST

Kejriwal has ‘lost his mental balance’ as he was jailed, says Shivraj Chouhan

Arvind Kejriwal has lost his mental balance after reaching jail. Right now he is on bail and that too only till the elections. The BJP's politics is to serve the country and we work for the welfare and development of the people. Whatever work the party gives us, we do it with full dedication, hard work and honesty: Shivraj Chouhan on Kejriwal's claim that Amit Shah will replace PM Narendra Modi

May 12, 2024 7:27 AM IST

These elections will determine nation's ‘direction’: Haryana CM

This is not a small election. This is a very important election which will decide the direction of the nation. Under PM Modi's leadership, the country has made a new way in the world. The Congress ruled the country for 55-60 years. The people faced problems and the Congress failed to solve them: Nayab Singh Saini.

May 12, 2024 7:13 AM IST

PM to hold four rallies in West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies across three districts: Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas district, Panchla in Howrah, and Chinsurah and Pursura in Hooghly.

The campaigning for Monday's fourth phase ended on May 10, and the constituencies for which the PM will campaign, are not voting in this round.

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