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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 updates on March 29: As it happened

With just 12 days left for the general polls to commence, the political activities in the country have increased many folds. Bigwigs from across the political parties are holding rallies in order to woo the voters. Stay tuned for all updates on Friday.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 30, 2019 0:03 IST
PM Modi's 'Mission Shakti' speech didn't violate Model Code

PM Modi's 'Mission Shakti' speech didn't violate Model Code of Conduct, says EC | Live Updates

The Gujarat High Court today rejected a plea by Congress leader Hardik Patel seeking stay on his conviction in a 2015 rioting case so that he can contest the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Meanwhile, the Election Commission gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegations of violating the model code of conduct (MCC) when he announced the successful test of anti-satellite missile (A-SAT) in his address to the nation on Wednesday. Meanwhile, rumour mill worked overtime to pit Priyanka Gandhi against Narendra Modi in Varanasi poll, even as Congress is yet to announce if she will be contesting the LS polls or not. Here are the key developments of the day. 

 

Live updates : Lok Sabha Elections 2019 updates on March 29: As it happened

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  • 10:09 PM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi attracts massive crowd during roadshow in Ayodhya

  • 10:06 PM (IST)

    PM Modi's 'Mission Shakti' speech didn't violate Model Code of Conduct, says EC

    Election Commission says PM Modi's "Mission Shakti" speech didn't violate Model Code of Conduct (MCC); states, "Committee has reached to conclusion that MCC provision regarding misuse of official mass media as contained in Para (IV) of Part VII of MCC isn't attracted in the case"

  • 7:23 PM (IST)

    Miffed Nishad Party steps away from Mahagathbandhan

    Nishad Party chief Sanjay Nishad today said that his party will no longer be part of Mahagathbandhan led by SP and BSP in UP. "Akhilesh Yadav had said he will make announcement on seats for our party. But they did not put our name on poster/letter or anything. My party workers, authorities, core committee were upset."

    So the Nishad party has taken a decision today that we are not with the 'gathbandhan', we are free, can fight elections independently and can look for other options as well. The party is free now, he said.

  • 6:22 PM (IST)

    BJD releases list of 18 candidates for elections to the state legislative assembly.

    BJD releases list of 18 candidates for elections to the state legislative assembly.

  • 6:21 PM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Ayodhya

    Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Ayodhya

  • 5:04 PM (IST)

    Development's sun will rise after corruption's son will set in Andhra: Modi

    Development's sun will rise in Andhra Pradesh after corruption's son will set, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a rally in Kurnool. He is addressing a public rally live. You can watch the live broadcast below:

  • 4:56 PM (IST)

    Our manifesto will reflect people's voice, not one man's view: Rahul Gandhi

    In an exclusive interview to PTI, the 48-year-old Congress chief said the Congress-led UPA is storming back to power as people have rejected Modi's politics of "false promises". "We want India's voice and aspirations to prosper. We don't believe in one man's voice. We believe in everyone's voice and choices. It requires tremendous discipline and hard work to do, but it works," he said. Congress is set to release its manifesto next week, ahead of the first phase of polling on April 11.

  • 4:53 PM (IST)

    Watch PM Modi's rally live from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

    Watch PM Modi's rally live from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

  • 3:11 PM (IST)

    Congress party files complaint with Election Commission against Tejasvi Surya

    Congress party files complaint with Election Commission against Tejasvi Surya, BJP candidate from Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency over his earlier statement, 'If you are not with Modi, you are anti-India'.

  • 3:02 PM (IST)

    Left no stone unturned in making big decisions, says PM Modi in Telangana

  • 2:50 PM (IST)

    Four-time MP and Union Minister of State for AYUSH, ShripadNaik, filed his nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from the North Goa seat in the presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

  • 2:28 PM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Ayodhya: I asked people if PM visits villages in Varanasi, I got reply 'he does not visit'

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Ayodhya: I asked people if PM visits villages in Varanasi, I got reply 'he does not visit'. I was surprised because his publicity is such that I thought he must have been doing something.

  • 2:21 PM (IST)

    Congress releases list of 5 candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019

    Congress releases list of 5 candidates (4 Assam & 1 Uttar Pradesh) for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Ashok Dohare who joined the party earlier today, to contest from Etawah parliamentary constituency.

  • 2:12 PM (IST)

    This is an anti-farmer government: Priyanka Gandhi

    You have been cheated. This is an anti-farmer government: Priyanka Gandhi

  • 2:04 PM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with locals during 'chaupal' in Kumarganj.

    Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with locals during a 'chaupal' in Kumarganj. She is on her way to Ayodhya.

  • 1:51 PM (IST)

    EC opposes in SC plea filed by 21 opposition parties seeking direction that 50% EVM results are matched & crosschecked with VVPATs

    EC opposes in SC a plea filed by 21 opposition parties seeking direction that 50% EVM results are matched & crosschecked with VVPATs before declaration of results in upcoming General Elections. EC in its affidavit says there's no need to increase VVPAT count to match it with EVM.

  • 1:34 PM (IST)

    BJP releases 12th list of 11 candidates in J&K, Karnataka, MP, Maharashtra & Rajasthan for LS polls 2019

    BJP releases 12th list of 11 candidates in Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Rajasthan for Lok Sabha Elections 2019

  • 1:29 PM (IST)

    Congress coined 'Hindu terror': Jaitley

    Congress coined 'Hindu terror' and filed cases based on fake evidence to create this theory but in the end court has to take decision: Jaitley

  • 12:50 PM (IST)

    Congress created non-existent Hindu terrorism theory: Arun Jaitley

    Congress created non-existent Hindu terrorism theory. Used fake documents to support its theory: Arun Jaitley 

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra goes nostalgic: Here's why

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra goes nostalgic when a Muslim family in Amethi, en-route to Ayodhya shared the picture of her grandmother visit to the village.

  • 11:42 AM (IST)

    Sitting BJP MP from UP's Etawah, Ashok Kumar Dohre joins Congress in presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi

    Sitting BJP MP from UP's Etawah,Ashok Kumar Dohre joins Congress in presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi

  • 11:42 AM (IST)

    Sharad Yadav to contest from Madhepura: Tejashwi Yadav

    Tejashwi Yadav, RJD on Bihar mahagathbandhan seat-sharing: Sharad Yadav to contest from Madhepura, Sarfraz Alam from Araria and Misa Bharti from Pataliputra.

  • 11:38 AM (IST)

    RJD to contest on 19 seats including Bhagalpur: Tejashwi Yadav

    Tejashwi Yadav, RJD on Bihar mahagathbandhan seat-sharing: RJD to contest on 19 seats including Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhyapura, and Darbhanga. RLSP to contest on 5 seats, Congress to contest on 9 seats including Patna Saheb.

  • 11:36 AM (IST)

    Tejashwi fields Tanvir Hasan from Begusarai

    Tejashwi fields Tanvir Hasan from Begusarai, Misa Bharti from Pataliputra

  • 11:20 AM (IST)

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Live Updates: PM Modi addresses public meeting at Koraput, Odisha

  • 11:17 AM (IST)

    Congress releases a list of 4 candidates from Bihar, 7 from Odisha and 1 from Uttar Pradesh

    Congress releases a list of 4 candidates from Bihar, 7 from Odisha and 1 from Uttar Pradesh. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to contest from Sasaram (Bihar). Supriya Shrinate from UP's Maharajganj (replacing Tanushree Tripathi)

  • 10:53 AM (IST)

    Actress Urmila Matondkar will be contesting Lok Sabha election Mumbai North on Congress ticket

  • 10:38 AM (IST)

    Congress tickets from Shimla, Kangra and Mandi seats almost final

    Congress tickets from Shimla, Kangra and Mandi seats almost final, yet to finalise Hamirpur seat, says party leader Rajani Patil.

  • 10:24 AM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Ayodhya today

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leaves from guest house in Rae Bareli. She will visit Ayodhya on the last leg of her three day trip to UP.

  • 9:03 AM (IST)

    MP: BJP MLA from Neemuch, Dilip Singh Parihar was arrested yesterday, on charges of violation of Model Code of Conduct

    Madhya Pradesh: BJP MLA from Neemuch, Dilip Singh Parihar was arrested yesterday, on charges of violation of Model Code of Conduct.

  • 8:58 AM (IST)

    TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK gets 'Gift Pack' as common symbol for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019

    TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) gets 'Gift Pack' as common symbol for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and state assembly bye-elections. 

  • 8:49 AM (IST)

    Mayawati imposed many cases on me, but I kept fighting: Ram Shankar Katheria

    Ram Shankar Katheria, BJP Etawah candidate: Mayawati imposed many cases on me, but I kept fighting and she was never able to put me in jail. Today our Govt is in the state and centre, so now if anyone raises a finger at us, that finger will be broken.

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