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Lok Sabha Election 2019 campaign, March 28: As it happened

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha will officially join the Congress Party on April 6. Shatrughan Sinha met Rahul Gandhi today after which the date was fixed. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an all-out attack on Congress Party and Opposition for questioning the valour of defence forces. PM Modi also blamed SP, BSP and RLD for an opportunistic alliance. Here's what happened through the day.

India TV News Desk Reported by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 28, 2019 23:51 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended three mega rallies on the election campaign trail today. PM Modi launched an all-out attack against Congress Party and its stand on national security. This was Modi's first election rally after India joined the three Space Superpowers with Mission Shakti on Wednesday. On the other hand, the Congress campaign was led by Priyanka Gandhi who sought support in party bastion Amethi and Rae Bareli. Be evening we came to know that Begusarai left candidate Kanhaiya Kumar had managed to crowdfund Rs 25 lakh for his election campaign. Here's what happened in the Lok Sabha Election 2019 campaign on March 28. 

Lok Sabha Election 2019 campaign, March 28: As it happened

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  • 11:49 PM (IST)

    Congress releases list of 31 candidates

    LS polls 2019: Congress releases list of 31 candidates

  • 11:04 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah to file nomination for Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat on March 30

    Amit Shah to file nomination for Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat on March 30. Rajnath, Gadkari, Uddhav, Badal, others may attend a grand procession/ road show on this occasion.

  • 8:33 PM (IST)

    Kanhaiya raises Rs 25 lakh by crowdfunding

    The crowdfunding campaign of former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, contesting as the CPI candidate from the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, appears to have become a hit.

    In just two days, Kanhaiya Kumar has raised over Rs 25 lakh, CPI leader Satyanarayan Singh said on Thursday. 

  • 8:27 PM (IST)

    Ballot papers will be used for polling in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana

  • 8:14 PM (IST)

    After Uri, PM had called 2-3 of us, anger was visible on Parrikar's face: Singh

  • 7:18 PM (IST)

    Kerala BJP to use Sabarimala as election issue

    The Kerala unit of the BJP on Thursday made it clear that one of its Lok Sabha election campaigns will be the Sabarimala issue.

    State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said in a statement that if the Central government has the powers to bring out new laws to protect the sanctity of Sabarimala temple, then the BJP will do its best to see that it happens.

  • 6:41 PM (IST)

    BJP tried to persuade Kumaraswamy to form govt with support of it: H D Deve Gowda

  • 5:59 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah rally draws huge crowd in Assam

    BJP President Amit Shah's rally in Jorhat, Assam drew a massive response. BJP President tweeted, "Great enthusiasm at a Public meeting in Kaliabor (Assam). Congress and AIUDF have ‘unholy nexus' in Assam. Congress is indulging in vote-bank politics and can not work for the development of the state. People of Assam are all set to bless NDA alliance in the Lok Sabha election.

  • 5:41 PM (IST)

    NCP to contest on all 26 LS seats in Gujarat

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to contest on all 26 LS seats in Gujarat

  • 5:37 PM (IST)

    WATCH: PM Narendra Modi speaking at a rally in Akhnoor, J&K

  • 5:24 PM (IST)

    Bihar: Tej Pratap Yadav tweets that he has resigned as Chief of RJD's Student Wing

  • 4:51 PM (IST)

    SP releases another list of candidates, Pooja Pal to contest from Unnao against Sakhshi Maharaj

    Samajwadi Party releases another list of candidates.

    Nasir Qureshi to contest from Moradabad,

    Bhagwat Sharan Gangwar from Bareily

    Pooja Pal from Unnao

    Shyam Sunder Yadav from Jhansi

    Nathuni Prasad Kushwaha from Kushinagar. 

  • 4:47 PM (IST)

    Shatrughan Sinha to join Congress on April 6 | Live Updates

    Shatrughan Sinha is not joining Congress Party today. The MP from Patna Sahib met Congress President today in New Delhi after which it was decided that Patna Sahib BJP MP would be formally inducted in Congress on April 6. 

  • 2:30 PM (IST)

    PM Modi is addressing a rally in Rudrapur now

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Rudrapur now. PM Modi mentions Gurunank Dev. "Congress is defaming and discrediting our armed forces", PM Modi said.


  • 2:00 PM (IST)

    Sapa, RLD, Baspa, yeh sharab aapko barbad kar degi: PM Modi in Meerut

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a scathing attack on SP, RLD and the BSP for forging an unholy alliance. Calling it a deadly cocktail, PM Modi said (sharab = SP + Rashtriya Lok Dal + BSP) will destroy you all. 

  • 1:43 PM (IST)

    Will hold by-polls on 3 vacant assembly seats in Tamil Nadu within reasonable time: ECI to SC

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) has told the Supreme Court that it will hold by-elections on vacant assembly seats of Tiruparankundram, Ottapidaram and Aravakurichi in Tamil Nadu within a reasonable time.

  • 1:27 PM (IST)

    Sitting MP from Punjab Harinder Singh Khalsa, suspended from AAP, joins BJP. 


  • 1:11 PM (IST)

    Randeep Surjewala calls PM Modi “Drama King”

    Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala thinks Prime Minister Modi will join cinema industry after the Lok Sabha elections 2019 are over. Surjewala called PM Modi’s assurance as “Dhong, drama and nautanki.”

    Surjewala said, “PM Modi had promised sugarcane farmers of paying their due amount but he did not mention it in the Meerut rally.

  • 1:02 PM (IST)

    Congress leader RK Anand on Shotgun joining Congress

    There is no confusion as far as Shatrughan Sinha's entry into Congress is concerned, talks are on and an announcement will be made after 2 PM, senior Congress leader RK Anand has said. 

  • 12:45 PM (IST)
  • 12:45 PM (IST)

    Kya humein saboot chahiye ya sapoot chahiye?, asks PM Modi. Mere desh ke sapoot hi mere desh ke sabse bada saboot hai. Jo saboot maangte hain woh sapoot ko lalkaarte hain, he says. 

  • 12:35 PM (IST)

    You must have seen how the opposition ignored feat of India as a space superpower yesterday, says Modi in Meerut

  • 12:32 PM (IST)

    Nobody can scare away your chowkidaar, says PM Modi in Meerut 

  • 12:24 PM (IST)

    You all know I am a chowkidaar, and a chowkidaar never does injustice. Hisaab hoga, sabka hoga, baari baari se hoga: PM Modi in Meerut

  • 12:22 PM (IST)

    I will give account of my work, and will simultaneously seek others' account too: PM Modi in Meerut

  • 12:17 PM (IST)

    Five years ago, when I sought your blessings, you gave me a lot of love. I had said that I will return the blessings & the love with interest, & I had also said that I will give account of the work that I have done: PM Modi 

  • 12:16 PM (IST)

    PM Modi addresses rally in Meerut

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

  • 12:03 PM (IST)

    Shatrughan Sinha to join Congress today

    Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha is all set to join the Congress Party today. Sinha’s move comes in response to BJP fielding Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat. Shatrughan Sinha is a sitting MP from Patna Sahib.

  • 11:53 AM (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath addressing a rally in UP

    UP Chief Minister is addressing the people in Meerut. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drum up support for the BJP in Meerut today.

    Catch PM Modi address people in Meerut, Live


  • 11:50 AM (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath on stage in Meerut for Modi rally

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is in Meerut where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally shortly. BJP leaders Laxmikant Bajpai, MLA Sangeet Som, MLC Sarojini Agarwal, Aswani Tyagi and some other leaders are already on stage.

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