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Want to give Modi a tight slap of democracy, says Mamata Banerjee | Lok Sabha polls

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, Amit Shah will address election rallies in West Bengal and Bihar today, while Priyanka Gandhi will campaign in Haryana.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 08, 2019 23:47 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, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah will address election rallies in West Bengal and Bihar. 

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is slated to campaign in Haryana. She will also hold a roadshow in Rohtak today. 

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

Live updates : Lok Sabha polls, May 7: As it happened

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  • 5:53 PM (IST)

    It is 'jungle raj' and dictatorship in Bengal: BJP leader Ram Madhav

    BJP leader Ram Madhav reacted on Mamata Banerjee's remark 'I don't consider Narendra Modi as PM'. He said, "It is unfortunate, for her everything is politics, there's no civility in discourse. It's 'jungle raj' and dictatorship in Bengal. Violence is so much that EC is forced to deploy central forces at polling booths."

  • 5:47 PM (IST)

    We already have king so we don't need kingmakers now, says Ram Madhav

    "I know Mr. KCR(Telangana CM) nurtures ambition of being the kingmaker, his party and his son say in Telangana that they will be kingmakers, want to tell them that we already have the king so we don't need kingmakers now," said BJP leader Ram Madhav.


  • 5:02 PM (IST)

    Bihar: Rahul Gandhi holds roadshow in Dhanbad

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Congress candidate Kirti Azad held a roadshow in the Dhanbad constituency.

  • 4:28 PM (IST)

    Modi Duryodhan? We'll see on May 23: Amit Shah tells Priyanka Gandhi

    Addressing a rally in Bishnupur, West Bengal, BJP chief Amit Shah says, "Priyanka Vadra just called PM Modi 'Duryodhana,' Priyanka ji this is democracy, nobody becomes 'Duryodhana' just because you called them so. We will find out on May 23 who is Duryodhana and who is Arjuna."

  • 4:03 PM (IST)

    As Shehzada failed so Congress brought in their Shehzadi, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    Addressing a rally in Mandawali ,Delhi Yogi Adityanath said, "Congress has completely failed, Shehzada also failed so they brought in their Shehzadi. She was teaching abuses to innocent children of Amethi, please and go teach these abuses in Italy."

  • 2:40 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi reiterates 'chowkidar hi chor hai' in Jharkhand rally

    "Apni jeb main haat daaliye; batuya kholiye. Aapko pata lagega ki aapke batuye se paisa Modi jee ne nikaala hai. Aadivaasi bhaiyon-behnon, apne jungle-jal-zameen ko dekhiye; aapko pata lagega ki Anil Ambani ko Modi jee ne aapka jal-jungle aur zameen di hai," Congress president Rahul Gandhi says, at a rally in Jharkhand's Chaibasa.

  • 2:37 PM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi takes on BJP

    "Chunaav ke prachaar mein BJP ke neta kabhi ye nahin kehtey ki unhonein jo vaayde kiye thhay woh poore kiye ya nahin. Kabhi shaheedon ke naam par vote maangtey hain, toh kabhi mere parivaar ke shaheed sadasyon ka apmaan kartey hain," Priyanka Gandhi says, at a rally in Haryana's Ambala.

  • 1:41 PM (IST)

    "Mamata Didi says she doesn't consider Modi jee as the prime minister. According to the Constitution, whosoever people of the country elect is the prime minister. Aapke na maanne se kuchh nahin hota, aur 5 saal ki tayyaari kar lo Modi jee phirse eik baar pradhaan mantri ban ne ja rahe hain," Amit Shah says.

  • 1:27 PM (IST)

    Election is to restore democracy in West Bengal: Amit Shah

    "Election in West Bengal is for restoring democracy in the state," BJP president Amit Shah says, while addressing a rally in West Bengal.

    He adds, "If Lord Ram's name is not taken in India, will it be chanted in Pakistan?"

  • 12:59 PM (IST)

    Stalin may not meet KCR on May 13

    The DMK Tuesday indicated its party chief MK Stalin may not meet K Chandrasekar Rao on May 13, as announced by the Telangana Chief Minister's Office earlier.

    Sources close to the DMK President only said Stalin was 'busy' with his campaign schedule for the May 19 by-polls to four constituencies in the state and declined to divulge more details.

    Earlier, a statement from the Telangana Chief Minister's Office (CMO) had said that Rao would meet the DMK chief at his residence here on May 13.

    He had met his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday, even as Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy also rang up Rao after learning about his visits to Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

  • 12:52 PM (IST)

    Court quashes FIR accusing Somnath Bharti of domestic violence

    Delhi High Court quashes FIR accusing Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti of domestic violence.

  • 12:50 PM (IST)

    United Front-type govt "only likelihood" now: TRS leader

    A United Front-type government of regional parties supported by the Congress is the "only likelihood" after the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, a key
    TRS leader said Tuesday.

    B Vinod Kumar, sitting Lok Sabha member from Karimnagar and a confidant of TRS President and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, claimed that regional parties would win more seats than BJP-led NDA or Congress-anchored UPA.

    "United Front experiment was...Congress supporting from outside. This time also there is every likelihood of such a proposition. No doubt," Kumar, the deputy floor leader of TRS in Lok Sabha said. 

  • 10:58 AM (IST)

    SC rejects Opposition's direction to increase VVPAT verification

    Supreme Court rejects review plea filed by twenty-one Opposition parties seeking a direction to increase VVPAT verification from five to at least 50% of EVMs during counting of votes in the general elections 2019.

  • 10:51 AM (IST)

    Pragya not guilty but scapegoat of saffron terror: Shivraj

    Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been made the BJP candidate from Bhopal as the party feels she is "not guilty" but was made a scapegoat by the then Congress government after coining the word 'bhagwa aatanki' (saffron terror).

    "Sadhvi Pragya Thakur was made the party's candidate after a lot of deliberation," he further said. 

    He said in 2008 a word was coined 'bhagwa aatanki' (saffron terror). "Congress coined this word and they made her scapegoat and Digvijaya Singh was the medium," he said.

  • 9:46 AM (IST)

    Congress delegation arrives at Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence in Bhopal

    Congress delegation led by former Union Minister and Congress leader Suresh Pachouri reaches former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence.

    They carry documents containing details of farmers whose loans have been waived off by the present state government.


  • 9:38 AM (IST)

    Chandrababu Naidu demands verification of 50% of EVMs

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu writes to the Election Commission of India, demands verification of 50% of the EVMs using the VVPAT slips.


  • 9:35 AM (IST)

    Bihar DM reacts to EVMs and VVPATs recovered from a hotel in Muzaffarpur

    Bihar District Magistrate, Alok Ranjan Ghosh, today reacted to EVMs and VVPATs recovered from a hotel in Muzaffarpur on Momday. 

    "Sector officer was given some reserved machines so that it could be replaced with faulty ones," he said. 

    "After replacing EVMs, he was left with two balloting unit, 1 control unit and two VVPAT in his car," the DM added.

    "He shouldn't have unloaded the machines in the hotel which is against rules. Since he violated, a departmental investigation will be done," Ghosh said. 

  • 8:19 AM (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath to campaign for Gautam Gambhir in Delhi today

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold election rallies in Delhi's Mandawali area today.

    The chief minister will campaign for cricketer-turned-politician and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Gautam Gambhir in the national capital. 

  • 7:54 AM (IST)

    Amit Shah to rally in West Bengal and Bihar today

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is set to hold four public meetings in West Bengal and Bihar today. 

    In West Bengal, Shah will address rallies in Midnapore (at 11 am and then at 12:30 pm) and in Bishnupur (at 2:15 pm). While in Bihar, the BJP chief will address a rally in Patna at 5 pm. 

  • 7:33 AM (IST)

    Priyanka Gnadhi to campaign in Haryana today

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is slated to campaign in Haryana today. Priyanka will also address election rallies in Hisar and Ambala. 

    Other than rallies, the Congress General Secretary will also hold a roadshow in Rohtak today. 

  • 7:05 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi to rally in Jharkhand, West Bengal today

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi is slated to address election rallies in Jharkhand and West Bengal today. In Jharkhand, the Congress chief will hold a rally in Chaibasa, while in West Bengal, he will address a public meeting in Purulia. 

    Gandhi will also hold a roadshow in Jharkhand's Dhanbad city today.