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Lok Sabha polls, May 8: As it happened

The BJP launched a new campaign slogan targeting the national capital, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being at the centre of it. In Delhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also address two rallies on Wednesday-one each in North-East Delhi seat and South Delhi seat.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 08, 2019 23:49 IST
PM Modi addresses his mega 2019 rally at Ramlila Maidan

PM Modi addresses his mega 2019 rally at Ramlila Maidan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in the national capital on Wednesday. PM Modi seeked votes for all seven parliamentary constituencies here. Polling will take place for the sixth phase on Sunday. 

On Monday, the BJP launched a new campaign slogan targeting the national capital, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being at the centre of it. With the catchphrase 'Dilli ke dil me hai josh, Dilli ke dil me hai Modi' (There is enthusiasm in Delhi's heart, Modi is in Delhi's heart), the BJP released advertisement videos to reach out to people. PM Modi will address the rally at the iconic Ramlila Maidan.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also address two rallies on Wednesday-one each in North-East Delhi seat and South Delhi seat. Stay tuned here for all the political updates from today.

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  • 7:58 PM (IST)

    Middle class is given help for their houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, says PM Modi at Ramlila Maidan

    PM Modi while addressing his mega rally in Delhi says, "Middle class is given help for their houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Respecting the honesty of the middle class we have kept the annual income upto Rs 5 Lakh out of the taxable income."

  • 7:51 PM (IST)

    I apologise for inconvinience caused to you due to my security, says PM Modi

    "I am fortunate that you provided me the opportunity to serve you. Before I give you an account of my work, I would like to extend my gratitude to every person in Delhi," says PM Modi at Ramlila Maidan.

  • 7:49 PM (IST)

    I am fortunate that you provided me opportunity to serve country: PM Modi at Ramlila Maidan

    PM Modi says, "I am fortunate that you provided me the opportunity to serve you. Before I give you an account of my work, I would like to extend my gratitude to every person in Delhi." 

  • 7:47 PM (IST)

    We have abolished more than 1400 unnecessary laws in five years, says PM Modi

    While addressing rally in Delhi, PM Modi says, "We have abolished more than 1400 unnecessary laws in five years."

  • 7:42 PM (IST)

    Bond between Delhi and BJP is strong, says PM Modi

    PM Modi while addressing his mega rally at Ramlila Maidan says, "Bond between Delhi and BJP is strong. We will keep working for Delhi’s welfare."

  • 7:37 PM (IST)

    PM Modi addresses his mega 2019 rally at Ramlila Maidan

    Prime Minister Narendra addresses the mega rally of 2019 ahead of Lok Sabha election. The public rally is being held at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi.

  • 7:15 PM (IST)

    PM Modi tweets ahead of his biggest public rally in Delhi

  • 6:44 PM (IST)

    Delhi: PM Modi to address one of his biggest rallies at Ramlila Maidan shortly

    In a very short time, PM Modi will be addressing one of the biggest rallies of Lok Sabha elections 2019. He will addressing the public rally at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi.

  • 6:16 PM (IST)

    People are bored of your speeches now, Priyanka tells PM Modi

    "People, especially, Delhi are bored of your speeches now," Priyanka adds.

  • 5:36 PM (IST)

    I challenge BJP to take votes in name of GST and demonetisation: Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi

    After the road show, Priyanka Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Delhi, says, "I challenge BJP to take votes in name of GST and demonetisation."

  • 4:46 PM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit hold roadshow in Delhi

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Congress North East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit are campaigning in Brahmpuri, Delhi. The roadshow runs from Seelampur to Yamuna Vihar.

  • 3:42 PM (IST)

    Modi is trying to create confusion, says Mayawati

    While addressing a rally at Azamgarh, Mayawati said, "Modi will try to create more confusion in coming days; don't fall prey to his designs."

  • 2:39 PM (IST)

    When India entered Pakistan and killed the terrorists, one of our brave sons was captured by Pakistan, they had to release him within 48 hours, they came to see him off at Wagah border: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kurukshetra, Haryana

  • 2:30 PM (IST)

    PM Modi addresses public meeting in Kurukshetra, Haryana

  • 1:31 PM (IST)

    She (Priyanka Gandhi) is wasting her time, why doesn't she campaign in Rajasthan and MP? She's doing rallies in UP against SP-BSP, she's doing rallies in Delhi against AAP. Both the brother and the sister aren't going to those places where there's direct fight with BJP: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • 12:36 PM (IST)

     =This chowkidaar has taken the person who looted farmers to court. He is making rounds of ED&court to take bail. He used to think he is Shahenshah, now is nervous. I've already taken him to jail door.Give blessings & I'll put him in jail within next 5 yrs: PM Modi

  • 12:16 PM (IST)

    Can any nation become world power without strengthening its defence? Have Congress or any other 'mahamilavati' parties ever spoken about defence in their gatherings? They can't say anything on defence because of their history in this field. We have done what the Congress can't: PM Modi

  • 12:06 PM (IST)

    PM Modi addresses public meeting at Fatehabad, Haryana

  • 11:41 AM (IST)

    Supreme Court refuses to pass any order on the petition filed by Congress MP, Sushmita Dev, seeking direction to the Election Commission to take appropriate action against PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for their alleged hate speeches.

  • 11:09 AM (IST)

    Chandrababu Naidu meets Rahul Gandhi

    Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence today.

  • 10:49 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi tenders unconditional apology to the Supreme Court. Congress president has filed a three page affidavit stating his unconditional apology to the apex court for his remark on Rafale deal and "chowkidar chor hai".

  • 7:24 AM (IST)

    Polls held on 11th April at 168 polling stations of Tripura West Parliamentary constituency declared void: EC

    Election Commission of India: Polls held on 11th April at 168 polling stations of the Tripura West Parliamentary constituency declared void. Re-polls to be held on 12th May from 7 am to 5 pm.

  • 7:23 AM (IST)

    Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to address two rallies today

    In Delhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address two rallies on Wednesday-one each in North-East Delhi seat and South Delhi seat. 

  • 7:21 AM (IST)

    Delhi: PM Narendra Modi to address rally at iconic Ramlila Maidan today

    PM Narendra Modi will address a rally in the national capital on Wednesday. PM Modi will seek votes for all seven parliamentary constituencies here. Polling will take place for the sixth phase on Sunday. 

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