Live nowLok Sabha Election 2019, April 15: 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, Rahul Gandhi is slated to address election rallies in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was slated to be on a two-day visit to Amethi from today, has stalled her visit. Stay tuned to this space for live and latest updates on the Lok Sabha poll campaign.
The day of electioneering today was marked by the Election Commission which barred SP leader Azam Khan and Union minister Maneka Gandhi for 72 hours and 48 hours respectively for their controversial remarks. Khan was under the poll panel's lens for making derogatory remarks against BJP candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada, while Gandhi had told Muslims to vote for her as they will need her once the Lok Sabha elections are over.
Earlier in the day, the EC had barred UP chief minister Adityanath for 72 hours and BSP leader Mayawati for 48 hours for their religious comments.
Live updates : Lok Sabha Election 2019, April 15: As it Happened
April 15, 20199:35 PM (IST)
Mayawati slams EC for banning her for 48 hours
BSP chief Mayawati on EC banning her from election campaigning for 48 hours starting from 6 am tomorrow: EC has given a one-sided decision. I have been denied the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression. This day will be known as a black day in the history of EC.
April 15, 20199:27 PM (IST)
EC bars Azam Khan from campaigning for 72 hours, Maneka Gandhi for 48 hours for violating Model Code of Conduct
Election Commission bars Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi from election campaigning for 48 hours starting from 10 am tomorrow, for violating Model Code of Conduct during her election campaign held in Sultanpur. The election body has also barred Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan from election campaigning for 72 hours starting from 10 am tomorrow, for violating Model Code of Conduct during his election campaign held in Rampur.
April 15, 20197:49 PM (IST)
Fresh round of talks between AAP and Congress on Wednesday: sources
A fresh round of talks will be held between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress Wednesday, where the AAP will propose an tie-up in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh with a seat sharing ratio of 5:2 in the national capital, sources said. Senior leader Ahmed Patel would hold talks on Congress's behalf and the AAP will be represented by party leader Sanjay Singh, they said. The meeting would be mediated by NCP leader Sharad Pawar. This is the second meeting held in his presence over talks on alliance.
April 15, 20197:41 PM (IST)
Let us come together in Delhi first: AAP
PC Chacko, Congress Delhi In-charge: AAP is suggesting alliance on 18 seats beyond Delhi. Let us come together in Delhi first. Rahul ji said our doors are open, it should be done.... Whatever decision is reached in one state cannot be replicated in the same way in other states.
April 15, 20197:36 PM (IST)
Congress, Rahul Gandhi hate Modi because of feudal mindset
MA Naqvi, BJP after meeting with EC: Rahul Gandhi ji made shameful comments on Modi ji's caste and said "Why are all Modis thieves?" Modi ji comes from a backward community, people with feudal mindset have hatred towards him. We have appealed to EC to take action against Rahul ji and Congress.
April 15, 20196:19 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Shakeel Ahmad resigns from Congress Spokesperson post
Congress's Shakeel Ahmad tweets, "As I have decided to file my nomination papers tomorrow from Madhubani Parliamentary Constituency in Bihar, I’m resigning from the post of Senior Spokesperson of AICC. I’m sending my resignation to Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi."(file pic)
April 15, 20196:08 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Congress willing to give up 4 Delhi seats to AAP but Kejriwal has done another U turn, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Congress was willing to give up four Delhi seats to the Aam Aadmi Party to ensure the rout of BJP. He, however, alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has done a U-turn again. Rahul Gandhi, further added that his party's doors were still open for AAP.
An alliance between the Congress & AAP in Delhi would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give up 4 Delhi seats to the AAP to ensure this.
But, Mr Kejriwal has done yet another U turn!
Our doors are still open, but the clock is running out. #AbAAPkiBaari
Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal Parrikar condemns Sharad Pawar's statement
Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal Parrikar writes to NCP's Sharad Pawar over his remark on Manohar Parrikar, states, "This is yet another unfortunate attempt to invoke my father's name to push blatant falsehoods for political gains. Urge you to desist from such conduct."
Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal Parrikar writes to NCP's Sharad Pawar over his remark on Manohar Parrikar, states, "This is yet another unfortunate attempt to invoke my father's name to push blatant falsehoods for political gains. Urge you to desist from such conduct." pic.twitter.com/7fH68VOZur
If you are nationalist, respect martyrs: Priyanka Gandhi attacks BJP
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Fatehpur Sikri earlier today: BJP ke neta kehte hain ki hum rashtrawadi hain, aap rashtrawadi hain to shaheedon ka aadar kariye, un shaheedon ka jo Hindu hain, jo Musalmaan hain aur jo shaheed aapke vipaksh ke neta ke pita hain, unka bhi aadar kariye. (BJP leaders say they are nationalists. I say, if you are nationalists then respect martyrs, martyrs who are Hindus, Muslims and the martyr who was the father of your opposition leader.)
April 15, 20195:10 PM (IST)
PM Modi biopic: SC asks EC to take "informed decision" on ban after watching full movie
The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on banning pan-India release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the full movie. The top court directed the poll panel to take a decision by April 19 and submit its report in a sealed cover to the court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said that it will consider the EC report and hear the matter on April 22.
April 15, 20194:02 PM (IST)
Telangana: BJP candidate seeks permission also put his lock on EVM, VVPAT strong room
Telangana: Arvind Dharmapuri, BJP candidate from Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency has filed a petition before Election Commission to permit him to put his lock also on the strong rooms where EVMs and VVPATs used in the elections are kept.
Telangana: Arvind Dharmapuri, BJP candidate from Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency has filed a petition before Election Commission to permit him to put his lock also on the strong rooms where EVMs and VVPATs used in the elections are kept. pic.twitter.com/nHmnzv9S5v
BJP fields Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat
Bharatiya Janata Party announces the list of seven candidates for Uttar Pradesh. Ravi Kishan to contest from Gorakhpur and Praveen Nishad to contest from Sant Kabir Nagar (Sharad Tripathi is the sitting MP from Sant Kabir Nagar).
April 15, 20192:56 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP notices to two party MLAs for engaging in verbal spat
The ruling BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday served notices to two party MLAs for engaging in a verbal spat in public. "It is a serious matter. Notices have been issued to the two MLAs asking them to explain their conduct," Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt said.
A verbal spat broke out recently between BJP MLA from Khanpur Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion and the party's Jhabreda legislator Desraj Karnawal when the latter cast doubts over Champion's educational and sports credentials.
Champion, who claims to be a wrestler, challenged Karnawal to a wrestling bout at a stadium in Roorkee after he learnt that Desraj had termed his educational degrees and achievements in the field of sports as "fake".
April 15, 20192:43 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: EC prohibits Mayawati, Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for next 48 hours
The Election Commssion has prohibited Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for the next 48 hours.
The move comes after the Supreme Court had expressed displeasure with the Election Commission, having limited power to act against political leaders for making hate speeches and violating the model code of conduct during poll campaigning.
April 15, 20192:38 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Elderly leaders revered only in BJP, says UP Dy CM
Even as the opposition parties accuse the BJP of sidelining its stalwarts in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Monday said elderly leaders were revered only in the saffron party.
"What happened to former prime minister and Congress stalwart PV Narasimha Rao after his death is known to all of us. No one had gone to pay respect to the departed soul. Similarly, former Congress president Sitaram Kesri's end was very tragic," Sharma said.
"Apart from this, an office-bearer of the party (Congress chief Rahul Gandhi) had once torn a copy of a legislation passed by the Manmohan Singh government. Will they teach us how to show respect to our elders? It (Congress) is a party that alienates the elderly people," he said.
April 15, 20192:35 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Rahul's lie on Rafale deal exposed by SC, says BJP
The Supreme Court has exposed Rahul Gandhi's "lie" on the Rafale deal, the BJP said on Monday, claiming that people want the Congress president to apologise for "defaming" Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prakash Javadekar hit out at Gandhi at a press conference after the apex court said it had made no such observations as allegedly attributed to it by the Congress chief.
The Supreme Court was hearing a contempt case filed against Gandhi by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi after the Congress president reportedly said the apex court had accepted that there was corruption in the Rafale fighter jets deal and that Modi gave away Rs 30,000 crore to industrialist Anil Ambani.
April 15, 20192:29 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Mehbooba Mufti attacks BJP
Former Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti today said that the Bharatiya Janata Party can see their defeat in the first phase of elections.
"BJP can see their defeat in the first phase of elections. They are trying to create a sense of insecurity among people, making it look like they are planning another Balakot like attack on Pakistan, so that they will get votes in the other phases of elections," she said.
April 15, 20192:19 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP asks EC to cancel Azam Khan's nomination
The Bharatiya Janata Party has asked the Election Commission to cancel Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's nomination, over his derogatory remarks against actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
April 15, 20192:11 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Azam Khan can outrage the modesty of a woman publicly, Amar Singh tells India TV
In an EXCLUSIVE interaction with India TV, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh today said Azam Khan is a person who can publicly outrage the modesty of a woman.
Further commenting on Khan's derogatory remarks against actor-turned politician Jaya Prada, Amar Singh said, "Azam Khan is motivated by Samajwadi Party and can do anything."
"Khan has previously also used foul language during poll campaigning," Singh said.
April 15, 20191:57 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: There is a threat to my life, says Urmila Matondkar
Commenting on the scuffle that broke out between supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress during her election campaigning, actor-turned politician Urmila Matondkar today said that there is a threat to her life.
"It's being done to create fear. It's just beginning, it'll take a violent turn," she said.
"Have asked for police protection; there's a threat to my life; I've filed a complaint," Urmila Matondkar said.
April 15, 20191:52 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Sheila Dikshit condemns Azam Khan's remarks against Jaya Prada
Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has condemned Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remarks against actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
"This is highly condemnable, he owes an apology to women immediately.Its unacceptable, action should be taken against him," she said.
April 15, 20191:48 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Murli Manohar Joshi seeks investigation into fake letter in his name
In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi has sought investigation into the fake letter circulating on social media in his (MM Joshi) name.
April 15, 20191:45 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Amar Singh talks EXCLUSIVELY to India TV
In an exclusive interview to India TV, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh raised questions on Azam Khan's remarks on actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
"Why is Mulayam Singh Yadav silent on Azam Khan's offensive remark on Jaya Prada?", Singh asked.
April 15, 20191:26 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Fatehpur Sikri
Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur Sikri, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said, "Priyanka ji said in the beginning that wherever you see, you'll find Narendra Modi's publicity."
"Switch on TV - Narendra Modi, switch on a radio - Narendra Modi, walk on the roads - Narendra Modi. Where does all this money for publicity come from?" Gandhi asked.
April 15, 20191:21 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Smriti Irani reacts to Azam Khan's remarks on Jaya Prada
Union Minister Smriti Irani today reacted to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's offensive remarks on actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
"Derogatory comments were being made on a woman and SP leaders were sitting silently," Irani said.
"I urge them that politics has its own place and respect for women in India has its own," she added.
April 15, 20191:16 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Congress and BJP supporters clash during Urmila Matondkar's election campaign
Clashes errupted between supporters of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party today, during Congress candidate from Mumbai North, Urmila Matondkar's election campaign at Borivali.
April 15, 20191:12 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Priyanka Gandhi attacks BJP in Fatehpur rally
While addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur Sikri, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi today said that the Bharatiya Janata Party claims to be the only nationalist party in the country.
"If the Bharatiya Janata Party claims to be nationalist, it should respect the martyrs and the great personalities of our country," she said.
Further launching an attack on the saffron party, Priyanka Gandhi said, "Those who have prepared the base of the country should be respected."
April 15, 20191:05 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Priyanka Gandhi addresses rally in Fatehpur Sikri
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi today addressed an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur Sikri and alleged that attempts to destroy the democracy of the country are being made.
April 15, 20191:01 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Azam Khan's comment shows his mindset, says Yogi Adiyanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today reacted to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remark on actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
"This shows the thinking and culture of Samajwadi Party," Adityanath said.
"The silence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav his ally Mayawati, who is also a woman, is surprising. This is very unfortunate. Azam Khan's statement is extremely disrespectful, shows his cheap mindset," the chief minister said.
April 15, 201912:56 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Mehbooba's cavalcade stoned in Anantnag
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's cavalcade was attacked by stone-pelters in Anantnag district today.
Police sources said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader was returning after paying obeisance at a dargah in Khiram village when some people stoned the cavalcade which was on way to Bijbehara town in Anantnag district.
A vehicle was damaged in the incident but security forces immediately cordoned off the area to provide a safe passage to the PDP President, informed sources said.
April 15, 201912:49 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Congress declares Gopal Sahu as candidate from Hazaribagh
The Congress party has declared Gopal Sahu as its candidat from Jharkhand's Hazaribagh for 2019 general elections.
April 15, 201912:46 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Shashi Tharoor injured at Thiruvananthapuram temple
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been injured while offering prayers at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram and has been shifted to a hospital. Tharoor has received injuries on his head and has received 6 stitches.
The doctors have meanwile said he is out of danger.
April 15, 201912:39 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: SC issues notice to Union of India and EC
The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Union of India and to the Election Commission, on a plea seeking direction to bring all national and state recognised political parties under the ambit of RTI (Right to Information)
April 15, 201912:37 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJD did not use money sent by Centre for Odisha's development, says Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today alleged that the money sent by Central government for development works in Odisha hasn't been used by the BJD government.
Addressing a public meeting in Odisha's Rourkela, the chief minister said, "Money sent by Central government for development works in Odisha hasn't been used by the BJD government."
"Naveen Babu's government has completely failed in implementing schemes, whether it's about providing Rs 5 lakh insurance cover under Ayushmaan Bharat or the toilet scheme," he said.
April 15, 201912:32 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: SC seeks Rahul Gandhi's explanation over contempt plea against him
The Supreme Court has made it clear that remarks made by Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale case verdict were "incorrectly attributed" to the apex court and directed the Congress President to give his explanation by April 22.
The apex court said it will consider the petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi seeking contempt action against Gandhi for attributing some observations to the apex court which was not in the Rafale judgement.
"We make it clear that views, observations, findings attributed to this court in the alleged speeches, remarks made by Gandhi to media/public have been incorrectly attributed to this court. We also make it clear that this court had no occasion to make such observation in as much as it was deciding legal admissibility of certain documents which were objected by the attorney general," a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.
April 15, 201912:30 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: SC asks EC to watch biopic on PM Modi, seeks review by April 22
The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission to watch Vivek Oberoi starrer 'PM Narendra Modi' and take a call on whether it should be banned. The court has asked the poll body to submit its review to the court by April 22, in a sealed cover.
Makers of the movie had moved Supreme Court against stay on its release by the Election Commission.
April 15, 201912:27 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP booths vandalised in West Bengal
Three booth offices of the Bharatiya Janata Party have been vandalised by unidentified miscreants in West Bengal's Siliguri.
April 15, 201912:23 PM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: SC summons EC representative over hate speeches
The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure with the Election Commission, having limited power to act against leaders including Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, for making hate speeches and violating the model code of conduct during poll campaigning.
A bench headed by CJI has asked the representative of the Election Commission to appear before it tomorrow.
The development comes as the top court was hearing a PIL seeking strict action against political parties if their spokespersons and representatives deliver speeches and make remarks along religion and caste lines.
April 15, 201911:33 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP leader shot dead in Bhubaneswar
Unidentified miscreants have gunned down a local BJP leader in Odishas Khurda town, triggering protest from the saffron party. The deceased has been identified as Manguli Jena, BJP's mandal president of Khurda zone-9, the police said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday midnight when Jena was standing near the house of BJPs candidate for Khurda assembly seat, Kalu Charan Khandayat and holding discussion with workers of the saffron party.
April 15, 201911:16 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: EC restricts three AIADMK advertisements
The Election Commission has restricted three advertisements of the AIADMK.
The move comes after the DMK had complained that the AIADMK advertisements refer to unsubstantiated claims of corruption against DMK as well as land grabbing cases and killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka a decade ago.
April 15, 201910:59 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: SC to hear Pabubha Manek's plea against HC order
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on April 22, senior Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pabubha Manek's plea against high court order. The order had set aside Manek's election from Dwarka Assembly.
April 15, 201910:36 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: NCW issues notice to Azam Khan
National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan over his objectionable remarks against actor-turned politician Jaya Prada, during a rally in Uttar Pradesh's rally.
April 15, 201910:32 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Jaya Prada reacts to Azam Khan's objectionable remarks
Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada today reacted to the objectionable remarks by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.
"It isn't new for me, you might remember that I was a candidate from his party in 2009 when no one supported me after he made comments against me," Jaya Prada said.
"I am a woman and I can't even repeat what he said. I don't know what I did to him that he is saying such things," the actor said.
Commenting on Azam Khan's election strategy, Jaya Prada said, "He shouldn't be allowed to contest elections, because what will happen to democracy if this man wins? There'll be no place for women in society."
"Where will we go? Should I die, then you'll be satisfied? You think that I'll get scared and leave Rampur? But I won't leave," the actor said.
April 15, 201910:20 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Priyanka Gandhi stalls Amethi visit
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was slated to begin her two-day tour to Amethi today, has stalled her visit to the parliamentary constituency.
Priyanka was scheduled to hold some crucial meetings for Rahul Gandhi's election campaigning. Her visit is likey to be re-scheduled post April 18.
April 15, 20199:53 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: FIR against Azam Khan
An FIR has been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his below-the-belt remark remarks allegedly against actor-turned politician Jaya Prada.
Meanwhile, Khan today clarified that he did not make any objectionable remarks against film actor and BJP candidate Jaya Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him.
April 15, 20199:44 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Two arrested for posing as IT officers in Delhi
Two people have been arrested for posing as Income Tax officers and collecting Rs 48 Lakh cash and DVR (digital video recorder) of CCTV from a house in Delhi's Rajouri Garden area.
The police have seized Rs 22.45lakh of the duped money from their possession.
April 15, 20199:20 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Armed forces being politicised, says Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today said that armed forces and the soldiers are being politicised.
"Armed forces and soldiers have always been kept separate from politics, in this country," Gehlot said.
"For the first time in 70 years, they are being politicised," he added.
April 15, 20198:32 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Raids at MLA hostel in Chennai's Chepauk
The Election Flying squad and the Income-Tax department conducted raid at MLA hostel in Chennai's Chepauk late on Sunday. Rooms of AIADMK RB Udayakumar and 2 others were searched during the action.
April 15, 20198:23 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Re-polling at one Meghalaya booth today
Re-polling will be held at the Konarchar polling station on Monday in the bypoll to Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency, an election official said on Saturday.
The re-poll was necessitated as the electorate of this polling booth cast their votes in the EVM meant for the Lok Sabha poll instead of Assembly by-poll during polling on Thursday, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said.
April 15, 20198:14 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Case against Manda Mhatre for violating model code of conduct
A case has been registered against Manda Mhatre, BJP MLA from Belapur, for violating model code of conduct. Mhatre, in Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai, had allegedly asked voters at a programme to vote twice in the polling for 2019 general elections.
April 15, 20197:57 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Amit Shah's rallies, roadshow in Gujarat
BJP President Amit Shah is slated to hold a roadshow in Gujarat's Banaskantha district today. Shah will also address two election rallies in Kodinar and Deesa of Gujarat.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Goa CEO orders probe into priest's viral speech
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Goa has ordered a probe into a viral video, in which a Catholic priest is seen slandering the BJP as an anti-minority party and saying that the late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar suffered from pancreatic cancer as a wrath of God.
A spokesperson for the CEO said that the South Goa District Magistrate, who is also the Returning Officer, has been directed to probe the video. "The South Goa District Magistrate has been ordered to probe whether the contents of the speech violate the model code of conduct," the spokesperson said.
April 15, 20197:40 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Naidu to campaign for Congress-JD-S in Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu will be campaigning for ruling Janata Dal-Secular Congress alliance in Karnataka.
On the request of JD-S chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Naidu will be visiting Karnataka on Monday to address few election rallies.
Naidu, along with Deve Gowda and his son and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, will campaign in few Lok Sabha constituencies, especially those having sizeable Telugu-speaking people, TDP sources said.
April 15, 20197:20 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow in Fatehpur
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur Sikri today. She will be accompanied by party President Rahul Gandhi and UP West incharge Jyotiraditya Scindia. The trio is expected to hold a roadshow in support of Congress candidate Raj Babbar.
The three are also expected to address joint rallies in Aligarh and Nagina Lok Sabha seats.
All the three seats (Fatehpur Sikri, Aligarh and Nagina) in Uttar Pradesh will vote in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
April 15, 20196:51 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi's rallies in Gujarat and Maharashtra
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is slated to address rallies in Gujarat and Maharashtra today. Gandhi will address a rally in Rajula town under Amreli Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat.
"Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Rajula. Although the town is located in Bhavnagar district, it is a part of Amreli Lok Sabha constituency," state Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said on Sunday.
April 15, 20196:31 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Thirumugam campaigns on bullock cart
President of the Tamil Nadu Rekla Club, RS Thirumugam, campaigns on a bullock cart in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore in support of AIADMK alliance, ahead of 2019 general elections.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Priyanka Gandhi on two-day visit to Amethi
Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be on a two-day visit to Amethi beginning Monday. Anil Singh, spokesperson of the Congress' Amethi unit, on Sunday said Priyanka Gandhi is scheduled to arrive in the district Monday evening.
She is likely to hold meetings with party workers and also undertake tour of the area.
Priyanka Gandhi is the Congress' big hope for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and is trying to revive the party's fortunes in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the eastern part of the state.