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Congress, AAP agree on alliance formula, says report

Lok Sabha elections 2019 Latest News India: Hello and welcome to our daily Election Live Blog where we bring to you the election live updates from across India. With the biggest game of thrones set to begin next month, political circles are perplexed as to who will India choose - Modi wave or Mahagathbandhan. It will be for all to see what the decider reveals on May 25. Catch the latest here:

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New Delhi Updated on: March 26, 2019 6:58 IST
Congress, AAP agree on alliance formula, says report | Live

Congress, AAP agree on alliance formula, says report | Live Updates

Hello and welcome to our daily election live blog. BJP's Hema Malini is filing her nomination papers from Mathura today. Hema Malini and UP CM Yogi Adityanath performed puja at Mathura's Banke Bihari Temple ahead of filing nomination papers. In Bihar's Jamui, LJP leader Chirag Paswan is filing his nomination papers. In Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will decide on the alliance with Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party. In  Maharashtra, NCP leader Sharad Pawar has taken a pot shot at PM Modi. In Tamil Nadu, there are reports of discontent in the Congress camp after the party on Sunday released its ninth list of candidates which mentioned Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga constituency. The move drew instant anger in Congress camp as former Union Minister EM Sudarshana Nachiappan lodged a strong protest. We will have all this and much more in our Election Live Blog here: 



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  • 11:12 PM (IST)

    Congress, AAP agree on alliance formula, says report

    Congress and AAP has finally agreed on an alliance formula, says a media report. The two parties have reportedly agreed on a 4-3 seat sharing formula in Delhi. India TV Digital has not been able to confirm the news independently but will keep you updated on the situation. 


  • 11:07 PM (IST)

    BJP CEC meeting on Delhi, UP seats ends

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's CEC meeting has ended. The meeting, which went for four hours, was held to decide the names of candidates for Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

  • 10:11 PM (IST)

    EC notice to makers of PM Modi's biopic

    The Delhi Chief Electoral Office on Monday said it was awaiting a reply from the makers of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled to be released on April 5, after it felt that the film violated the model code of conduct. 

  • 8:05 PM (IST)

    Another political film, The Tashkent Files, set to release

    As "The Tashkent Files", a film which revolves around the mysterious death of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, is all set to be released in the midst of the Lok Sabha polls, director Vivek Agnihotri says it is the right time to bring it to the public.

    The film is an addition to the long list of political movies set to be released ahead on the Lok Sabha polls this year after "Uri: The Surgical Strike", "The Accidental Prime Minister" and "Thackeray". It will be followed up with "PM Narendra Modi".

    Read full story here: Releasing 'The Tashkent Files' now due to public's current mood, reveals filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri

  • 7:27 PM (IST)

    Congress party releases a list of 26 candidates in Maharashtra and West Bengal

  • 7:19 PM (IST)

    Arun Jaitley hits out at Rahul Gandhi's ambitious minimum income scheme

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley attacked at Rahul Gandhi's ambitious minimum income scheme by saying that Congress has been using poverty alleviation as a poll plank but has failed to deliver on its promises time after time. "Indira ji won an election in 1971 on 'gareebi hatao' but she didn't take the necessary steps to remove poverty. She did not believe in increased productivity, she did not believe in the generation of wealth, she only believed in redistribution of poverty," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

  • 6:36 PM (IST)

    Will build girls' college, sports complex if re-elected: Hema Malini after filing nomination from Mathura

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  • 6:31 PM (IST)

    Congress giving false hopes to people: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Union Minister RS Prasad attacks Rahul Gandhi's minimum income scheme: Today Rahul Gandhi announced the Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme. Indira Gandhi had raised slogan of 'Gareebi Hatao' in 1971. We thought poverty had been removed but nothing happened. Rajiv Gandhi was PM, he said I send Re 1 from Delhi and only 15 paise reaches villages. This showing of false dream to the people of India, is not going to cut any ice because the Congress record of 55 years has always been anti-poor.

  • 6:24 PM (IST)

    Congress files complaint against film on Narendra Modi

    A Congress delegation today filed complaint against the film PM Narendra Modi with the Election Commission. "We represented to the EC that there is a film being made on Narendra Modi, to be launched just a few days before election, it's purpose is political. 3 producers & actor belong to BJP, director is involved in Vibrant Gujarat. This is violative of all norms," Congress leader Kapil Sibal told media after the meeting.

    Watch the trailer of the biopic on PM Narendra Modi here

  • 6:17 PM (IST)

    NCP manifesto assures complete loan waiver to small, middle income farmers

    NCP manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls promises complete loan waiver for small and middle income farmers and resumption of talks with Pakistan. The Sharad Pawar-led party is contesting on 20 seats in Maharashtra, one each in Laskhadweep, Bihar, Odisha, Meghalaya and Manipur.

  • 6:14 PM (IST)

    Mamata Banerjee's TMC and Kamal Haasan's MNM form alliance

    Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress forms political alliance with Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam for Lok Sabha elections.

  • 6:03 PM (IST)

    BJP delegation meets Election commission to demand action against TDP

    A BJP delegation led by GVL Narsimha Rao today met the Election Commission to file a complaint against the Telugu Desam Party. The BJP has alleged that TDP is influencing the elections using the money power. Have requested the Election Commission to appoint a special observer in Andhra Pradesh, Rao told India TV. The party also complained against the TMC party for 'using unfair means to cancel BJP's program in West Bengal'. 

  • 5:51 PM (IST)

    HD Deve Gowda ready to campaign wherever required

    JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda said that he will campaign wherever he will be asked to. "I will campaign everywhere in the state. I will also go to Andhra, Chandrababu Naidu also invited me. We are secular parties, wherever required I will go," Deve Gowda said. A thankful Gowda said that Congress gave CM seat to JD(S) when they had won only 37 seats, "With the support of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi we formed a government here. I will campaign now wherever required."

  • 5:25 PM (IST)

    Here is what Paralympian Deepa Malik has to say on joining BJP

    The work that PM Modi has done for women empowerment and his thoughts towards women, is evident. He has put women in leading portfolios, he has also worked extensively for the 'divyangs'.

  • 5:05 PM (IST)

    Given a chance, Jaya Prada will contest for BJP, says Amar Singh

    In an exclusive interview to India TV, Amar Singh gave clear hints that Jaya Prada will contest for the Bharatiya Janata Party if given an opportunity. On question over his political prospects, he didn't rule out joining the BJP. 

  • 4:58 PM (IST)

    BJP fields Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra from Cuttack

    Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra has been named by the BJP as its Lok Sabha candidate from Cuttack in the state. In a statement, the BJP also announced that former MP, Mahamegha Bahan Aira Kharbela Swain, will be its nominee from Kandhamal.
  • 4:53 PM (IST)

    Actor Urmila Matondkar likely to join Congress

    According to reports, actor Urmila Matondkar is likely to join Congress. She may be fielded from Mumbai North.

  • 4:37 PM (IST)

    Kamal Haasan meets Mamata Banerjee in Nabanna, West Bengal

    West Bengal: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan meets Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna in Howrah.


  • 4:36 PM (IST)

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik files nomination for Bijepur assembly constituency

    Odisha Chief Minister and BJD Chief Naveen Patnaik files nomination for the Bijepur assembly constituency at the Padampur Sub Collector office in Bargarh. He had earlier filed his nomination for the Hinjili assembly constituency as well.

  • 4:35 PM (IST)

    WATCH: Paramypian Deepa Malik joins BJP in unexpected move

  • 4:19 PM (IST)

    Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP

    Paralympian Deepa Malik and INLD MLA Kehar Singh Rawat join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


  • 4:13 PM (IST)

    Congress delegation to meet EC over PM Modi biopic

    A Congress delegation comprising Randeep Singh Surjewala, Kapil Sibal, and Abhishek Manu Singhvi to meet Election Commission of India over the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today.

  • 4:08 PM (IST)

    Karti Chidambaram files nomination from Sivaganga parliamentary constituency as Cong candidate

    Tamil Nadu: Karti Chidambaram files nomination for the Sivaganga parliamentary constituency as the Congress candidate 

  • 4:06 PM (IST)

    Hema Malini files nomination from Mathura

    Sitting Mathura MP Hema Malini files nomination from the Lok Sabha constituency as BJP candidate for Lok Sabha Election 2019.

  • 4:04 PM (IST)

    Kumaraswamy's son files nomination from Mandya

    Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy files nomination as Congress-JD(S) coalition candidate from Mandya for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.


  • 4:02 PM (IST)

    Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel in NCP's list of star campaigners for Maharashtra

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) releases list of star campaigners for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 for Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Supriya Sule feature on the list.

  • 3:57 PM (IST)

    Jharkhand RJD chief Annapurna Devi may join BJP, contest Lok Sabha polls

    Jharkhand Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Annapurna Devi is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to contest the Lok Sabha poll, sources told IANS. Devi could contest the Lok Sabha elections from Koderma or Chatra seat.

  • 3:53 PM (IST)

    Row in Tamil Nadu Congress over naming Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga seat

    Former Union Minister E M Sudarsana Natchiappan who was a contender for the Sivaganga Lok Sabha seat has strongly opposed the party high command's decision allotting it to Karti P Chidambaram saying people "hated" that family. While the names of eight other Congress candidates from Tamil Nadu were announced on Friday, the nominee for Sivaganga - Karti Chidambaram - was declared only on Sunday evening.
  • 3:47 PM (IST)

    Congress replaces Rashid Alvi from Amroha, names Sachin Choudhary in his place

    The Congress has announced that Sachin Choudhary will be the party's candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha parliamentary constituency in place of Rashid Alvi. A former spokesperson of the Congress, Alvi has been a member of the Lok Sabha from Amroha (1999-2004) and a two-term Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh.
    Sources said Alvi was reluctant to contest from Amroha from where the Bahujan Samaj Party has named Danish Ali, Janata Dal Secular's ex-general secretary, as its candidate. 

  • 3:41 PM (IST)

    Former Union minister Sukh Ram, his grandson Aashray Sharma join Congress

    Former Union minister Sukh Ram and his grandson Aashray Sharma have joined the Congress party. The announcement has been made by Congress in-charge for Himachal Congress Rajni Patil. 

  • 2:59 PM (IST)

    It will be world's largest minimum income scheme: Rahul Gandhi

  • 2:18 PM (IST)

    Want to take out poor from poverty: Rahul Gandhi

  • 2:07 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi: 5 crore families and 25 crore people will directly benefit from this scheme. All calculations have been done. There is no such scheme anywhere else in the world

  • 2:06 PM (IST)

  • 2:04 PM (IST)

    In the last 5 years, people faced tough times: Rahul Gandhi

  • 1:58 PM (IST)

    Akbaruddin Owaisi: Will give PM Modi whistle and cap if he wants to be Chowkidar

    Akbaruddin Owaisi, the leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul has said that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fond of being a chowkidar, he would provide him with a whistle and cap.

  • 1:57 PM (IST)

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  • 1:30 PM (IST)

    Giriraj Singh upset after high command changes his seat without consulting him: Sources

  • 1:03 PM (IST)

  • 12:59 PM (IST)

    Kamal Haasan to meet Mamata Banerjee at 3 pm in Kolkata today

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  • 12:32 PM (IST)

    Watch: Hema Malini performs prayer at Banke Bihari temple in Mathura

  • 12:19 PM (IST)

    Farooq Abdullah files nomination from Srinagar

    National Conference-Congress candidate Farooq Abdullah today filed his nominations from Srinagar for #LokSabhaElectios2019. 

  • 12:15 PM (IST)

    Congress to contest from Bangalore North

    #LokSabhaElections2019: Congress to contest from Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency as its ally Janata Dal Secular (JDS) gives it up as part of the seat-sharing arrangement between Karnataka’s ruling coalition parties. 


  • 12:14 PM (IST)

    Congress divided over alliance with AAP

    The Congress party meeting led by Rahul Gandhi has failed to reach any conclusion on alliance with Arvind Kejriwal's AAP. Reports suggest that three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit was against the alliance.  

  • 11:49 AM (IST)

    Hema Malini is contesting LS polls 2019 from Mathura constituency

  • 11:45 AM (IST)

    Hema Malini to file nomination today

  • 11:42 AM (IST)

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  • 11:15 AM (IST)

    Manoj Tiwari, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and a Member of Parliament (MP), on Monday accepted that he met Haryanvi singer Sapna Chaudhary on Sunday. “I met her yesterday. We want her to do campaigning for us,” Tiwari said. 


  • 11:09 AM (IST)

    Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Jaya Prada may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said sources on Monday. A film actress-turned-politician, she may fight from Rampur Lok Sabha constituency on the saffron party’s ticket. Interestingly, she was a Member of Parliament (MP) from Rampur from 2004 to 2014.

  • 10:40 AM (IST)

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi is holding a meeting with leaders of Delhi Congress on Monday. Reportedly, a decision may be taken regarding an alliance with the Aam Admi Party (AAP). Congress president will take the final decision. 

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    Within hours of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar welcoming her into the party fold, Haryanavi singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary Sunday claimed she has not joined the Congress and accused it of using her old pictures with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. 

  • 8:57 AM (IST)

    The Congress has announced candidates for all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand. The party has fielded Congress general secretary Harish Rawat from Nainital, former MLA Ambrish Kumar from Haridwar, former Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri's son Manish Khanduri from Pauri, state Congress president Pritam Singh from Tehri and Rajya Sabha member Pradeep Tamta from Almora.