Lok Sabha Election 2019, April 17: As it Happened
#WATCH: PM Modi asks people at his public rally in Anand, Gujarat, to turn on the flashlights of their phones & raise slogans, "ghar-ghar mein hai chowkidaar, bhrashtachariyon hoshiyar, bhagodon par kanoon ki maar, band hua kaala karobaar, deshdrohiyo par kada prahaar..........." pic.twitter.com/1YXkcVgRmZ— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2019
07:20 pm: Congress not ready to compromise: AAP
Sanjay Singh, AAP: In order to stop BJP we were ready for an alliance with Congress, but Congress is not in a mood for any coalition. It is a matter of sadness, that even after so many efforts, Congress is not ready for any kind of compromise.
06:30 pm: BJD files complaint against Dharmendra Pradhan
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) files a complaint with Election Commission demanding action against Dharmendra Pradhan for allegedly 'misbehaving & preventing govt officers from conducting their duties of checking his helicopter along with a sealed suitcase in his possession yesterday'
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) files a complaint with Election Commission demanding action against Dharmendra Pradhan for allegedly 'misbehaving & preventing govt officers from conducting their duties of checking his helicopter along with a sealed suitcase in his possession yesterday' pic.twitter.com/HOZZs5x0Qc— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2019
04:46 pm: Lok Sabha Elections Latest Update: BJP has decided to field Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur against Congress leader Digvijay Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha polls. Four latest candidates declared by BJP:
04:07 pm: Live coverage permitted on Namo TV
Live coverage can be done on Namo TV but any pre-recorded content cannot be streamed for 48 hours before the polling date. State Chief Election Commissioners (CEC) have been informed to observe this strictly
03:48 pm: Election Commission Flying Squad is conducting raids at the residence of AIADMK leader Devadas in Madurai.
03:23 pm: Lok Sabha elections: Petition in SC seeks
A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking a direction that political parties shouldn't be permitted to offer loan waiving schemes or any other monetary schemes in their election manifestos. PIL said Centre and State governments should not be permitted to reduce or waive off loans.
Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get prefence in @incindia over those who have given their sweat&blood. Having faced brickbats&abuse across board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate. https://t.co/CrVo1NAvz2— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 17, 2019
2:31 pm: BJP people are also saying they will win 50 out of 42 seats as they don't even know how many seats are there. Let them dream, people of Bengal are with Mamata Banerjee and TMC. On May 23, we will see where these people will hide: Derek O'Brien, TMC on BJP claiming they will win 30 out of 42 seats
1:25 pm: Complaint filed with State Women Commission against BJP candidate from Mysuru Pratap Simha for alleging mentally and physically harassing a woman
1:10 pm: I have formally joined BJP, I will contest Lok Sabha election and will win: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal
12:59 pm: There is no alternative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the country. Nothing will happen by criticising him: Baba Ramdev
11:50 am: Lok Sabha election 2019 | BJP may field Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal
11:34 am: Those sitting in Delhi in AC rooms & keeping a tab on things which will happen after who hugs whom, after who shakes hands with whom, after who looks at whom, they don't know the ground reality. Now I know why Sharad Rao ran away from the battleground.
11:27 am: Lok Sabha election 2019 | Congress can never give strength to the nation, only Modi can: PM Modi | Lok Sabha election 2019
11:23 am: You'll need a strong government to run the nation. You want a strong or weak nation?: PM Modi
11:20 am: Lok Sabha election 2019 | NCP leader shares stage with PM Modi at poll rally in Maharashtra
NCP MP Vijaysinh Mohite Patil shares stage with Modi at poll rally in Maharashtra
10:50 am: Congress president Rahul Gandhi performs rituals, after offering prayers at the Thirunelli temple, Kerala
10:34 am: Rahul Gandhi offers prayer at the Thirunelli temple
Congress president and party's candidate from Wayanad parliamentary constituency, Rahul Gandhi offers prayer at the Thirunelli temple.
10:30 am: Vellore candidate to move Madras HC against EC's decision to cancel Vellore LS polls
AIADMK ally and Vellore candidate AC Shanmugam to move Madras High Court today against EC's decision to cancel Vellore Lok Sabha polls
9:11 am: Overnight raids in Tamil Nadu's Theni district conclude, income tax dept seizes Rs 1.48 crore cash: Officials
9:02 am: In Tamil Nadu's Theni, bundles of cash seized from shop, police open fire to disperse AMMK cadres
8:12 am: In J&K, terrorists may try to carry out attacks during polling on April 22 and April 25: Intelligence agencies
7:10 am: Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad constituency in Kerala today. Ahead of his campaign, the Congress president started a new Twitter account named ‘Rahul Gandhi – Wayanad’.
J&K: Ghulam Rasool Wani, SDM Dooru writes to SHO Qazigund requesting to lodge FIR against some Army personnel deployed on NH for manhandling&resorting to violence against him&his officials & obstructing them from performing official duties including that of election duties y'day pic.twitter.com/KHCa1XoM9o— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2019
7:03 am: PM Narendra Modi to address poll rally in Solapur district today