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 23. Catch the latest here:
Wednesday saw Urmila Matondkar join Congress party in presence of Rahul Gandhi while Bhojpuri film superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav, popularly known as Nirahua joins the BJP in presence of UP CM Yogi Adityanath. However, just 14 days to go for the first phase of polling on April 11 it was PM Modi who stole the thunder. PM today announced that India successfully test fired anti-satellite missile technology(ASAT). Opposition quickly launched an all-out attack against the BJP and PM Modi and alleged that Model Code of Conduct was breached. PM Mission Shakti announcement has started a fresh round of political debate in the country.
Live updates : Lok Sabha Election 2019 March 27: As it happened
March 27, 201910:38 PM (IST)
Rahul Gandhi to release party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to release party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections on 2nd April at the party headquarters.
March 27, 20196:35 PM (IST)
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) releases another list of candidates
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) releases another list of candidates for Lok Sabha Election 2019, Pinaki Mishra to contest from Puri parliamentary constituency.
March 27, 20195:05 PM (IST)
Amit Shah reacts to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over this 'World Theatre Day' remark on Twitter
BJP president Amit Shah responded to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over 'World Theatre Day' remark targeting PM Narendra Modi.
Thus speaks the inheritor of the dynasty that thinks - All the nation's a stage!
Sacrifices of soldiers - drama
Success of scientists - drama
Masquerading as leaders, all that ‘The Dynasty’ has done is to plunder, weaken and ruin the nation. https://t.co/vXYFLWO7MN
Naved Antulay, son of Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress leader Late A. R. Antulay joins Shiv Sena
Naved Antulay, son of Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress leader Late A. R. Antulay joins Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
March 27, 20194:46 PM (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses party workers in Amethi
Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives on a two-day visit to Amethi and Rae Bareli. While adressing party workers in Amethi, she said,"In every election you have chosen your family, so this time too you should choose your family and vote for Rahul."
March 27, 20194:34 PM (IST)
Election Commission of India issues notice to makers of PM Narendra Modi's biopic
Congress leader Suresh Mishra demanded Election Commission for not releseing Modi's biopic during electionas it violates Model Code of Conduct.
March 27, 20194:22 PM (IST)
PM Narendra Modi kicks off political campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha elections from tomorrow
PM Narendra Modi will start his political campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha elections from tomorrow. He will visit Jammu and Kashmir on the first day of his campaign.
Sitaram Yechury questions Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct after India's 'Mission Shakti' was announced by PM Modi
Sitaram Yechury questioned Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct after India's 'Mission Shakti' was announced by PM Modi.
The country would like to know the special reasons why the Election Commission permitted the achievements of Indian scientists to be politically coloured during the course of the general elections. Our letter to the Election Commission: n/n pic.twitter.com/UAPeF4Xaso
Mission Shakti is huge achievement as we have become space power, says Arun Jaitley
Union minister Arun Jaitley congratulated scientists for successfully testing the anti-satellite weapon, and said,"The process started in 2014 after the PM gave the permission, it's a huge achievement, not only we have become space power but we are now in big four. We should not forget that tomorrow's wars will not be the same as yesterday's wars."
March 27, 20193:27 PM (IST)
Giriraj Singh to contest Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai
Giriraj Singh will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai, says Amit Shah.
Amit Shah: Shri Giriraj Singh will contest Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai. Party organization will solve all the issues he told me about. I wish him for the elections. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/6quGUFxfZe
Akhilesh Yadav slams PM Modi over his address to nation
Modi got himself hour of free TV, diverted nation's attention away from issues on ground, said Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav
March 27, 20191:35 PM (IST)
Show cause notice to BJP election committee member over 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' video on social media
The Election Commission has issued show cause notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party election committee member for sharing 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' video on social media without permission
March 27, 20191:31 PM (IST)
CPI(M) announces list of candidates in Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has announced its list of 5 candidates in Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019
March 27, 20191:03 PM (IST)
This is a fantastic capability to have: NITI Aayog member Dr VK Saraswat
Former DRDO Chief and NITI Aayog member Dr VK Saraswat to ANI on anti-satellite weapon A-SAT: This is a fantastic capability to have and it gives us a deterrence in case our adversaries try to militarise the space or try to prevent us from using our existing space capabilities.
We have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Today, we have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc. pic.twitter.com/FHdsXdYxQJ
We have asked the Election Commission to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as early as possible, says BJP National Secretary Ram Madhav
March 27, 20199:57 AM (IST)
EC organises training program for presiding officers and polling staff in Jammu and Kashmir
Election Commission organises training program for nearly 1800 presiding officers and polling staff in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda, from March 25 to April 1
March 27, 20199:46 AM (IST)
EC writes to Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Civil Aviation, asking them why have the pictures of PM Modi not been removed from rail tickets and Air India boarding passes even after Model Code of Conduct has come into effect; seeks reply within 3 days
March 27, 20199:45 AM (IST)
Election Commission's decision to transfer 3 IPS officers, comprising Director General Intelligence superintendent police Kadapa, superintendent of police Srikakulam of Andhra govt is the culmination of a well hatched conspiracy by YSRCP, TRS and BJP: K Rammohan Rao, TDP
March 27, 20199:44 AM (IST)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she felt sad for the veteran BJP leader, who has been replaced in Gujarat's Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat by BJP President Amit Shah.
March 27, 20199:43 AM (IST)
Election Commission likely to clear revised MNREGA wage rates, say sources
Election Commission is likely to approve a Rural Development Ministry request to revise the wages under MGNREGA from April 1, the beginning of the new financial year.
March 27, 20196:36 AM (IST)
Two MGP MLAs split, merged into BJP: Goa Deputy Speaker
In a late but politically significant development, two out of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislators early on Wednesday, split from the regional party and merged their two-member legislative unit into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said.