In an unprecedented development, 2019 recorded the highest ever voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election at 67.11 per cent. But it is also pertinent to mention that the Election Commission figures are provisional and are subject to change.
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for attending first press conference accompanied by BJP president Amit Shah just days before polling for Lok Sabha election 2019 ended.
No election campaigning will be held in nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India announced on Wednesday in view of the widespread violence in the state.
Monday kickstarted with a lot of buzz in the political circles, starting from Kamal Haasan's controversial remarks to Rahul Gandhi bashing Sam Pitroda over "hua to hua" comments on 1984 anti-Sikh riots and finally culminating with KCR's meeting with DMK President MK Stalin. We bring to you an election wrap of May 13 in 10 points:
Veteran actor and former BJP lawmaker Dharmendra said he would not have let his son Sunny Deol contest the Lok Sabha elections from Punjab's Gurdaspur had he known who his rival is - Congress' Sunil Jakhar, the sitting lawmaker from the constituency.
Sam Pitroda had sparked a controversy by his 'hua-toh-hua’ statement on 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Pitroda, a close aide of Rahul Gandhi and Overseas Congress' head made the remark in response to a question on the riots by a newsman in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.
“Mamata didi, I am chanting Jai Shri Ram here and leaving for Kolkata, arrest me if you have guts,” said Amit Shah.
In a charged attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he will reply with love to any hatred being spread about him and his family.
Addressing the gathering in Ramleela Maidan, Modi said, "Who has been treating the forces as personal property? ...have you ever heard that a family goes for holiday on a warship? This has happened in our country. The 'naamdar' family used INS Viraat as its personal property. They insulted it."
In a sensational charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday accused the Gandhi family of using warship INS Viraat as its "personal taxi" when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister.
“Election in West Bengal is for restoring democracy in the state, where BJP will win more than 23 seats,” said BJP chief Amit Shah. To constitute the 17th Lok Sabha, the general election is currently being held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019.
Former UP chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that his 'mahagathbandhan' with BSP and RLD is firm, and "India will choose a new Prime Minister after May 23 (counting day)".
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks exclusively to India TV in her first Hindi interview. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Banerjee is taking on a wide-range of questions.
Penning an emotional letter to the people of his constituency, Congress President Rahul Gandhi asked them to vote for him and promised development of the region as soon as Congress forms government at the Centre.
In a speech in Wardha, Modi had slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad.
Ministry of Home Affairs, on Monday, issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship after receiving a complaint from Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy. MHA has asked Rahul Gandhi to respond in the matter within a 'fortnight'.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked Rahul Gandhi to respond in the matter within a 'fortnight'.
It will be for all to see if the Election Commission takes a tough stand on complaints of alleged violations of model code of conduct against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BJP President Amit Shah.
At least 64 per cent voter turnout was recorded in 72 constituencies across nine states in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections even as incidents of violence in West Bengal and EVM glitches in some areas were reported.
Meanwhile, clashes between the TMC workers and QRF and security personnel erupted outside polling booth number 125-129 in Asansol.
Interestingly, recently, singer Hans Raj Hans joined the saffron party.
Varanasi will go to polls on May 19 in the last of the seven-phase for Lok Sabha elections 2019.
PM Modi also talked about the games he played in childhood. “I like to play games which involve group activities. If you want to learn in life, play games which involve group activities."
On Tuesday, Udit Raj was denied the ticket by the saffron party.
Sunny Deol may have just entered politics, but his family has a long-standing history. His father Dharmendra was a BJP MP from Rajasthan's Bikaner during 14th Lok Sabha. His stepmother Hema Malini is BJP's candidate for Mathura Lok Sabha constituency. Here are 10 interesting facts about BJP's new star Sunny Deol:
The statement of Sharad Yadav has come at a time when Lok Sabha election 2019 is going on.
In Phase 3, stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as they bagged 66 seats out of these 116 spread across 14 states and Union Territories in 2014 general election, while the Congress and its alliance partners won 27, and the rest went to other opposition parties and Independents.
Her predecessor Ajay Maken will contest as the Congress candidate from New Delhi.
AAP candidate Gopal Rai also announced the names of three candidates who will be contesting from Haryana.
Just as Priyanka Chaturvedi made an exit from Congress over reinstatement of party workers who had misbehaved with her, the grand-old party conceded that it was a reflection on the leadership.
In December 2017, the superstar had announced that he would take the political plunge and contest the next assembly polls in the state whose politics is dominated by Dravidian majors-the DMK and AIADMK.
Akhilesh Yadav, who was also present at the dais, termed the development as “historic”.
“BJP has given ticket (from Bhopal) to a candidate who is not only an accused in a terror case but is also out on bail on health grounds," ANI quoted Omar Abdullah as saying after he casted vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
While on April 11, former Union Minister Sanjiv Balyan alleged fake voting by burqa clad voters, BJP candidate Kanwar Singh Tanwar today came up with a similar issue in the second phase.
"Only because of dynasty politics and regional politics, this country developed in several states. We're not bothered about criticism from the BJP,” ANI quoted HD Kumaraswamy as saying after casting his vote in Ramanagara during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019.