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Chunav Manch 2019 | As it happened

Just as the onset of Lok Sabha elections 2019 is marked with a variety of twists and turns, India TV is back with its day-long conclave 'Chunav Manch'.

India TV Politics Desk India TV Politics Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 28, 2019 23:44 IST
Prakash Javadekar speaks with India TV's Saurav Sharma

Prakash Javadekar speaks with India TV's Saurav Sharma

Just as the onset of Lok Sabha elections 2019 is marked with a variety of twists and turns, India TV is back with its day-long conclave 'Chunav Manch'. Even as the May 23 decider will keep us waiting for now, the country wants answers from political leaders to their various questions. Chunav Manch will see eminent guests like Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Sam Pitroda and many more on the panel to answer your crucial questions ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Stay with us for all the latest news from India TV conclave - Chunav Manch 2019.

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  • 10:55 PM (IST)

    PM Modi is full of confidence: Amit Shah

    PM Modi is full of confidence. PM Modi is transparent. In the last five years, we have not done anything which will bring shame to our workers: Amit Shah

  • 10:46 PM (IST)

    In Uttar Pradesh we will win all the seats: Amit Shah

  • 10:40 PM (IST)

    Entire world supports Balakot airstrike: Amit Shah

    It is good diplomacy of PM Modi that today Pakistan is standing alone in the world. Entire world supports the Balakot airstrike: Amit Shah

  • 10:30 PM (IST)

    Whether air strike or surgical strike, our aim is security of country: Amit Shah

    Whether air strike or surgical strike, our aim is the security of the country. We have to give a tough answer to terrorists. We don’t decide the time. Election or no election, it hardly matters: Amit Shah

  • 10:24 PM (IST)

    Security of nation should be main issue of elections: Amit Shah

    Security of the nation should be the main issue of the elections. Congress had done nothing during 26/11. We have zero tolerance towards terrorism: Amit Shah

     

  • 10:20 PM (IST)

    Congress leader Kapil Sibal must go to Balakot to see the dead bodies of the terrorists: Amit Shah

  • 10:14 PM (IST)

    Govt has shown to the world that India will take its security very seriously: Amit Shah

  • 10:04 PM (IST)

     PM Modi has capability to take tough decisions: Amit Shah

  • 8:49 PM (IST)

    PM Narendra Modi is proving right leadership to the country: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    PM Narendra Modi is proving right leadership to the country. We have done development in every field: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 

  • 8:43 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi is a misleader: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • 8:42 PM (IST)

    Defeating PM Modi is impossible: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • 7:05 PM (IST)

    Congress has never been serious about the strategies of the country: BJP leader Mohsin Raza 

  • 7:05 PM (IST)

    We are not in the power and so we have the right to question. We had our shortcomings but BJP is answerable at present: Congress leader Rashid Alvi

  • 7:05 PM (IST)

    Politics of Congress is based on Muslims and even they do not stand with Rahul Gandhi's party anymore: BJP leader Mohsin Raza 

  • 6:55 PM (IST)

    We accept that we made some mistakes which pushed us out of power in 2014: Rashid Alvi

    We accept that we made some mistakes which pushed us out of power in 2014, but now it is time for BJP to answer on its deeds of five years. They have painted a picture that Madrasas breed terrorists: Rashid Alvi

  • 6:46 PM (IST)

    Muslims neither need rejection by BJP or charity by Congress, says Muslim scholar

    Muslims neither need rejection by BJP or charity by Congress, says Muslim scholar Zafar Sareshwala. Muslim need education to enable the community to strengthen itself, he says. 

  • 6:44 PM (IST)

    BJP focuses on 'sabke sath, sabka vikas', not just one community, says Mohsin Raza

    BJP focuses on 'sabke sath, sabka vikas', not just one community, says Mohsin Raza on issue of lack of tickets to Muslim candidates.

    Rashid Alvi says how can you give justice to a community without giving it proper representation in the government?

  • 6:28 PM (IST)

    Why did Modi govt allow Nirav Modi to runaway? asks Nagma

    Why did Modi govt allow Nirav Modi to runaway? What was Chowkidar doing at the time? asks Congress leader Nagma

  • 6:05 PM (IST)

    BJP govt has managed to attract more investments in last three years than what Congress did in last 70 years: Prabhu

    BJP govt has managed to attract more investments in last three years than what Congress did in last 70 years: Prabhu

  • 6:00 PM (IST)

    Today we have a number of employment opportunities because the economy of the country has transformed: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu

  • 5:55 PM (IST)

    Modi ji took actions against those who were involved in anti-national activities, that is why we see him as 'Chowkidar': Union Minister Suresh Prabhu

  • 5:54 PM (IST)

    Today we have a number of employment opportunities because the economy of the country has transformed: Suresh Prabhu

  • 5:52 PM (IST)

    Now employment in India is not limited to jobs: Suresh Prabhu

    Now employment in India is not limited to jobs. Apart from government and private jobs, there are several other new avenues for people to be gainfully employed: Suresh Prabhu

  • 5:33 PM (IST)

    NYAY scheme will kick start Indian economy: Surjewala

    NYAY scheme will kick start Indian economy by pumping Rs 3.5 lakh crore into consumer market: Surjewala

  • 5:21 PM (IST)

    Taxpayers money will not be diverted for NYAY scheme: Congress

    Taxpayers money will not be diverted for NYAY scheme. The budget for the scheme will come from expansion in GDP and savings from the government expenditure: Congress

  • 5:19 PM (IST)

    Budget for NYAY is mere 5% of expenditure of govt administration: Surjewala

    Budget for NYAY is a mere 5% of the expenditure of govt administration. If we cut down only 5 per cent of Rs 60 lakh crore spent on administration expenses, we will have the budget for NYAY scheme. Taxpayers money will not be diverted for this purpose: Surjewala

  • 5:15 PM (IST)

    Terming minimum income guarantee as a bribe for vote is elitist way of thinking: Surjewala

    Terming minimum income guarantee as a bribe for vote is an elitist way of thinking. When MNREGA came people said same things about it, but now 14 years later global economists accept that it kick start village economy and included them in the nation's economy by making them consumers: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala

  • 5:04 PM (IST)

    BJP responsible for unemployment in the country: Priyanka Chaturvedi

    BJP's name will be put to the forefront if we analyse the reasons behind unemployment and other issues in the country:  Priyanka Chaturvedi

    Here is full video of the session: 

  • 5:03 PM (IST)

    The Opposition is ready to collect the votes of the people and we will be elected to power in Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress Spokesperson

  • 5:02 PM (IST)

    BJP govt does not want the people of country to know about the truth: SP

    The BJP government does not want the people of the country to know about the truth: Samajwadi Party 

  • 4:31 PM (IST)

    Niti Aayog has become Rajniti Aayog: Priyanka Chaturvedi

    Niti Aayog has become Rajniti Aayog and making false statements over India's readiness and willingness over test fire of anti-satellite missile. They could have easily sent scientists to make the statements, just like we did when Chandrayan was launched: Priyanka Chaturvedi

  • 4:27 PM (IST)

    UP wants to be 'Nasha-mukt', Na for Narendra Modi and Sha for Amit Shah: Priyanka Chaturvedi

    UP wants to be 'Nasha-mukt', Na for Narendra Modi and Sha for Amit Shah. You may be disappointed here but UP is ready for 'sachai ke din': Priyanka Chaturvedi

  • 4:24 PM (IST)

    Nation has to decide if they want a 50yr-old baby or hardworking man, says BJP

    Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi says nation was a sapoot and not kapoot. BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia says nation will choose hardworking PM in Narendra Modi over 50-year-old baby. 

  • 4:15 PM (IST)

    Narsimha Rao had said a government is not credible if it is unable to present the report card of its governance: Babul Supriyo 

  • 4:15 PM (IST)

    Unemployment biggest problem in the country: Congress

    Surveys conducted in the last 5 years show unemployment is the biggest problem the country is facing today: Manish Tewari

  • 3:53 PM (IST)

    BJP should just accept demonetisation was a mistake: Tewari

    It would be better if BJP just goes ahead and accepts that demonetisation was a big mistake. Figures of demonetisation show more cash circulation in the country today than before note ban: Manish Tewari

  • 3:49 PM (IST)

    BJP failed to fulfill its promise of 'achhe din': Manish Tewari

    BJP govt had assured of 'achche din' when they came to power, none of the promises have been fulfilled. Those who were lifted above the poverty line have been pushed back by the NDA government in the past 5 years: Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari

  • 3:43 PM (IST)

    In coming elections democracy will win, dynasty will be defeated, says Babul Supriyo

    In coming elections democracy will win, the dynasty will be defeated, says Babul Supriyo

  • 2:17 PM (IST)

    We can build Ram temple tomorrow, but we cannot without SC clearance

    We can build Ram temple tomorow but not unless we have the permission of the Supreme Court. It is also a subjudice matter and thus a fix date cannot be given: Ram Madhav

    Watch full video of Ram Madhav's session at India TV Conclave Chunav Manch here: 

  • 2:15 PM (IST)

    Article 35A is a subjudice matter

    Politically we want to remove Article 35A, but we cannot decide on the matter as long as it is subjudice. It is a matter of statecraft and not just political motive: Ram Madhav

  • 2:08 PM (IST)

    Hopefully J&K assembly elections will be held this year: Ram Madhav

    Hopefully J&K assembly elections will be held this year: Ram Madhav

  • 2:05 PM (IST)

    We are fighting Jammu and Kashmir elections alone

    BJP leader Ram Madhav said that the party will not form any pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir and will also contest on all Lok Sabha seats in general elections. 

  • 1:58 PM (IST)

    Lok Sabha election will decide the strongest party in Opposition, not ruling govt

    This Lok Sabha election will decide the strongest party in Opposition, not the ruling government. But we are not taking any opposition alliance lightly. We were ready to face a united opposition but they have remained scattered across the nation: Ram Madhav

  • 1:52 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi key factor in BJP's victory

    3 people will win BJP next election - Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi. We want a good opposition but whenever Rahul Gandhi speaks up he sparks more memes than news: Ram Madhav

  • 1:51 PM (IST)

    Modi is only eligible person to be India's next PM, says Ram Madhav

    Modi is the only eligible person to be India's next PM, says Ram Madhav. Modi's alternative is corruption, dynasty, inefficient governance. That is why Pm Modi is only and obvious choice, he says. 

  • 1:35 PM (IST)

    Delaying elections is a trick in Congress' bag

    The elections were delayed in 1976 by Congress, we will never do that. We will hold elections every five years and will get elected every five years: Prakash Javadekar

    Watch full video of Prakash Javadekar's session at India TV conclave Chunav Manch: 

  • 1:32 PM (IST)

    Prakash Javadekar takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi's NYAY scheme

    Those who won't even form a government are free to announce as many benefits, but we are making the social welfare for farmers a relaity. Our scheme is not a political statement, it is a well planned 10 year plan: Prakash Javadekar takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi's NYAY scheme

  • 1:27 PM (IST)

    Congress makes fun of hardworking Indians

    Congress party has a record of making fun of chaiwallahs, pakodewallahs and now chowkidars. They make fun of hardworking Indians because they do not work themselves: Javadekar

  • 1:18 PM (IST)

    Pakistan not letting media visit Balakot site

    Even today, Pakistan is not letting the foreign media visit the Balakot strike site because it wants to hide casualties: Union Minister  

  • 1:16 PM (IST)

    Mission Shakti matter of pride for every Indian

    The Opposition should understand that Mission Shakti is not to be politicised, it is a matter of pride for every Indian: Union Minister 

  • 1:12 PM (IST)

    PM Modi did the right thing by making the announcement on Mission Shakti

    Speaking to India TV's senior achor Prakash Javadekar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the right thing by making the announcement on Mission Shakti himself. The statesmen should come forward to inform people about major achievements, says Javadekar  

  • 1:10 PM (IST)

    Mission Shakti not politically motivated

    Space mission are carried out at the time chosen by the scientists and not politicians, so it cannot be politically planned or motivated: Javadekar 

  • 1:09 PM (IST)

    Unfortunate that Congress' language matches Pakistan: Javadekar

    Unfortunate that Congress' language matches Pakistan: Javadekar

  • 1:07 PM (IST)

    Who stops Congress form saying 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'

    They say that we use nationalism at public platforms, but who has stopped them to do the same. Who stops them from saying 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', we have always been saying it: BJP leader

  • 1:06 PM (IST)

    India would have become space superpower a long while ago if Manmohan Singh govt gave permission: Javadekar

    India would have become space superpower a long while ago if Manmohan Singh govt gave permission, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said while claiming that Misison Shakti was not meant for political benefit but national advancement

  • 1:02 PM (IST)

     Anil Ambani has not made any mistake by setting up a factory. Dassault does not only makes Rafale. Parts of Falcon plane are also made in Pune. The city is well on ts way to become aviation hub. soon, we will be able to provide jobs to 25,000 people in this sector. 

  • 12:48 PM (IST)

    Is Nitin Gadkari is in PM race?

    Talking to India TV's senior anchor Saurav Sharma, the Union Minister said that he is not in race to be the prime minister. I have no ambition for the PM's chair. People ask this question to create a wedge between me and PM Modi. We will win general elections again and PM Modi will return to PMO, says Gadkari.

    Watch full video of Nitin Gadkari's session at India TV Conclave Chunav Manch: 

  • 12:48 PM (IST)

    Nitin Gadkari on Rafale

    Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the nation that his party's government failed to strengthen the nation's security by bringing Rafale jets. If we had Rafale then there would have been no need to send troops inside Pakistan for surgical strike. We could have hit the targets with missiles form a distance of 150km. The Congress failed to take a decision for 9-10 years and is now creating political controversy. Supreme Court and CAG have already given clean chit to government, is Rahul Gandhi bigger than SC?

  • 12:37 PM (IST)

    Gadkari on Rahul Gandhi's minimum income promise

    Congress gave the slogan to eradicate poverty 20 and 40 years ago but has failed to do the same. What has not been done in last 50 years will now be done in five years: Gadkari

  • 12:37 PM (IST)

    Mahagadbandhan formed by parties scared of BJP

    Opposition parties know that they will not be able to defeat BJP on their own. This fear has united even the most unlikely parties. Those who once did not look at each other have come together because they are scared of yet another defeat at the hands of BJP: Gadkari

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    Times have changed since 2004

    Speaking on failure of Vajpayee govt to re-elect in 2004, Union Minister Gadkari said that times have changed since then. In 2014, we came to power on our own. "Today the entire country stands behind us, we have presence across the nation. We will win in any condition. In 2004 Congress was strong, whereas today it is weak," Gadkari said. 

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    PM Modi will return to power with over 300 seats

    PM Modi came to power on hopes and dreams of people. He has done as much work in five years as was done in previous 50 years. PM Modi will return to power with over 300 seats: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    Opposition criticises govt to remain relevant

    It is Opposition's nature to criticise the government. Whoever is in Opposition is bound to criticise the ruling party to ramin relevant: Nitin Gadkari

     

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    Work on Delhi-Mumbai highway underway

    I am making roads worth Rs 50,000 crores in Delhi itself. We have acquired land to make a Delhi-Mumbai highway. Soon people will be able to cover the distance between two mega towns within 12 hours: Gadkari

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    No corruption charges against Modi govt despite 5 years of rule

    In five years, the government has remained free of corruption allegations. In my ministry contracts of over Rs 17 Lakh crore have been issued, without anyone accusation of corruption. There has no previous government which has finished its term without corruption charges: Nitin Gadkari

  • 11:35 AM (IST)

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari joins us for a chat before Chunav Manch

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari joined India TV executive editor Sushant Sinha for a chat before Chunav Manch begins in just a few moments. Share your questions for the minister with #ChunavManch. 

  • 10:23 AM (IST)

    Stage set for India TV's Chunav Manch

    So the stage is set for India TV's Chunav Manch as we go Live at 11 am. Political bigwigs are arriving to attend the event. 

    India Tv - Stage set for India TV's Chunav Manch, political bigwigs to attend 

    Stage set for India TV's Chunav Manch, political bigwigs to attend 

  • 10:10 AM (IST)

    BJP President Amit Shah to face tough questions in day-long conclave

    Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah will face tough questions from India TV Editor-In-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma during the day-long conclave Chunav Manch. Ranging from national security to political issues, wide-ranging questions will be posed to the BJP chief ahead of Lok Sabha elections. 

     

  • 9:22 AM (IST)

    Chunav Manch - India TV's Day-long conclave today

  • 9:08 AM (IST)

    India TV's Chunav Manch to begin at 11 AM: Here's how can you watch the day-long conclave

    You can watch Chunav Manch on India TV from 11 am today. Alternatively, you may also watch the day-long conclave on India TV's LIVE TV. You can track all updates of Chunav Manch on indiatvnews.com and hindi.indiatvnews.com

  • 8:52 AM (IST)

    Wish to ask a question to your leaders? Here's how

    If you wish to pose questions to your leaders, please share them on social media using #ChunavManch and we will ask them for you. 

  • 8:39 AM (IST)

    Manish Tewari, Randeep Singh Surjewela to also be part of India TV's Chunav Manch

    Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Randeep Singh Surjewela, Priyanka Chaturvedi will also face tough questions at the conclave. 

  • 8:37 AM (IST)

    Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari and many more to appear as guests

    India TV's Chunav Manch is expected to have on its panel eminent political leaders from Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah to Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti and Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Actor Jaya Prada, Amar Singh are also expected to be a part of the event. 

  • 8:32 AM (IST)

    India TV's Chunav Manch is here to answer all your questions

    India TV is back with its day-long conclave Chunav Manch, where compelling questions will be raised before political leaders just as the crucial Lok Sabha elections are approaching closer. It is the world's biggest election, and so will be the questions. 

Election Results will be out on May 23 as counting of votes begins at 8 am. Catch the latest Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 log onto https://indiatvnews.com/elections. You can also watch Live Results on India TV Live. You can also follow India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma using #ResultsWithRajatSharma

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