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Lok Sabha polls, May 13: As it happened

The Lok Sabha polls are just a few days away and the parties are leaving no stone unturned to garner as much as attention and affection from the crowds as possible. To this end, PM Modi will address three election rallies today. Rahul Gandhi is also slated to rally in Punjab on Monday.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 13, 2019 22:57 IST
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India is awaiting a new government and in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls 2019, campaigners and warriors belonging to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rahul Gandhi's Congress have got battle-ready.

Keeping up with this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three election rallies in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh), Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and Bathinda (Punjab) today. 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will also rally in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib and Hoshiarpur today. 

Stay tuned to this space as IndiaTVNews.com brings to you live and latest updates on the Lok Sabha poll campaign.

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    Gandhi Vadra alleged Modi did not find even five minutes in his tenure to solve problems faced by the poor in his constituency, Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • 5:57 PM (IST)

    PM Modi takes on Sam Pitroda

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    Shah was scheduled to hold a rally in Jadhavpur Monday but the state administration denied permission for it last night and also withdrew its nod to the landing of Shah's chopper in the constituency, BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.

    He urged the Election Commission to take cognizance of the development, saying the state government wants to to reduce the poll panel to a mute spectator.

    "This is murder of democracy. The EC should take cognizance of the matter. If important leaders are not allowed to hold rallies then what is the meaning of elections," Javadekar said.

  • 1:29 PM (IST)

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    The remark reflects the arrogance of the opposition party, Modi said, addressing a rally at Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh.

    Modi said 'hua to hua' are not just three words but reflect arrogance of the Congress.

    While they (Congress leaders) were saying "hua to hua", the people of the country were saying "enough is enough", Modi said.

    These 'mahamilavati' people are saying 'hua toh hua', but the country is now saying 'mahamilavati logon ab bohot hua' (enough is enough), he said.

  • 1:26 PM (IST)

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    A vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna rejected the plea, saying the notified timing of voting are from 7 am to 6 pm and voters can cast vote in the morning also.

    "The timings are from 7 am to 6 pm. People can come in the morning to cast their votes. They (EC) will face logistical problem (if timings are advanced)," the bench told advocate Mohammad Nizamuddin Pasha who had filed the petition.

    On May 2, the top court had asked the poll panel to pass "necessary orders" on a representation seeking advancing of voting timing for the remaining phase of Lok Sabha polls, which the EC had rejected on May 5.

    The poll panel had turned down his representation as being "administratively not feasible".

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  • 9:31 AM (IST)

    Amit Shah denied rally, chopper landing in Bengal

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  • 7:52 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi to address two rallies in Punjab today

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  • 7:29 AM (IST)

    Modi to rally in three states today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address three election rallies today.

    Modi will be in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam, Himachal Pradesh's Solan and Punjab's Bathinda on Monday.