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Lok Sabha Polls, May 2: As it happened

After Azam Khan, the EC has barred Sadhvi Pragya from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 am Thursday. Meanwhile, after campaigning in various parts of Amethi, Priyanka Gandhi spent time travelling across Rae Bareli seeking support for Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday. Stay tuned here for all the political updates from today.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 02, 2019 22:12 IST
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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi

The Election Commission (EC) barred Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 am Thursday. She is the BJP candidate from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. EC barred Sadhvi for seeking votes on religious lines thereby violating the model code of conduct (MCC). Meanwhile, after campaigning in various parts of Amethi, Priyanka Gandhi, on Thursday and Friday, spent time travelling across Rae Bareli seeking support for Sonia Gandhi. Stay tuned here for all the political updates from today.

Live updates : Lok Sabha Polls, May 2: As it happened

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  • 8:46 PM (IST)

    You must remember promises made by PM Modi as you vote, says Sonia Gandhi at Raebareli

    UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi asked voter in Raebareli to remember unfulfilled promises made by Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

    "You will vote in a few days...you must remember what all Modi ji promised, from Rs 15 lakh to every individual to 2 crore jobs,but the reality is something else, youth still looking for jobs," she said.

  • 7:37 PM (IST)

    EC clean chit to Rahul Gandhi over alleged Model Code of Conduct at Madhya Pradesh rally

    Election Commission of India has given a clean chit to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct at a rally in Madhya Pradesh. The complaint had been filed by the BJP.

  • 6:17 PM (IST)

    I was in the army, I know what happened: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Congress claims on surgical strikes during UPA regime

    Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore sought to rubbish Congress claims on surgical strikes during UPA regime. He said that Indian Army is standing with PM Modi.

  • 5:52 PM (IST)

    Forget Rafale, Anil Ambani may not even know how to make a paper plane: Rahul Gandhi at Jaipur rally

    Rahul Gandhi criticised sidelining HAL during Rafale fighter jet deal and opposed what he called were attempts to "award contract to Anil Amabani"

  • 5:48 PM (IST)

    Congress will not steal money from middle-class like PM Narendra Modi claims: Rahul Gandhi at Jaipur

    Rahul Gandhi countered PM Narendra Modi's claim that Congress wants to steal money from middle-class. Gandhi said that not even single paisa will be stolen from middle-class but "crooks" like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksey and Anil Ambani.

    PM Narendra Modi had made the claim in Mumbai recently.

  • 5:43 PM (IST)

    PM Modi used national resources to send money to people like Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani and Mehul Choksey: Rahul Gandhi at Jaipur

    Rahul Gandhi named Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksey, Anil Ambani and likened them to crooks who were benefitted by PM Modi.

  • 5:38 PM (IST)

    Did you get 15 lakh Rupees as Narendra Modi promised? asks Rahul Gandhi at Jaipur rally

    Rahul Gandhi has kept up his attack on PM Narendra Modi over unfulfilled promises. The Congress president mentioned what he said to be PM Modi's poll promise before 2014 Lok Sabha elections and asked everyone if Rs 15 lakh were deposited to their bank accounts.

  • 5:34 PM (IST)

    PM Modi has tricked farmers: Rahul Gandhi at Jaipur rally

    Rahul Gandhi came down heavily on PM Narendra Modi saying he made many promises but kept none.

  • 4:38 PM (IST)

    Sunny Deol holds a road show in Gurdaspur

    Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Gurdaspur in Punjab Sunny Deol held a roadshow in his constituency. He held a hand pump in his hands during the roadshow.

  • 2:51 PM (IST)

    I've not said I am putting weak candidates. I've said very clearly Congress is fighting this election on its own strength. I'd rather die than benefit BJP. We have chosen candidates that are either fighting very strongly or cutting BJP votes: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • 2:35 PM (IST)

    Congress party in UP is fighting a battle to lose: Smriti Irani in Amethi

  • 1:33 PM (IST)

    Ideology of Congress and BJP is poles apart: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra 

  • 12:05 PM (IST)

    Congress and BJP are on same side: Mayawati

    "Congress and BJP are on the same side. Congress wants the grand alliance to lose," said Mayawati while referring to Priyanka Gandhi's comment, on Wednesday, when she said that her party fielded weak candidates to eat the BJP’s vote share in Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 11:45 AM (IST)

    PM Modi will take India to a new height. Right now, we need him. I want to be with him as a soldier. I joined politics so that I can work with him. It is time to repeat what we have done in movies: Sunny Deol, BJP candidate from Gurdaspur

  • 11:30 AM (IST)

    Supreme Court asks Election Commission to decide on pleas for re-scheduling the voting time from 7 am to 5 pm in General Election during the month of Ramadan coinciding with the rest of the phases and due to heat-wave conditions in Rajasthan and other areas.

  • 10:17 AM (IST)

    There hasn’t been a single election meeting by Congress leadership in J&K: Omar Abdullah

    It says a lot about the Congress party and its approach to J&K. There hasn’t been a single election meeting by its leadership. Contrast this with the number of rallies addressed by Modi ji & Amit Shah. They may not have come to the valley but they didn’t ignore the state. The Congress was in with a fighting chance in 4 of the 6 seats & in 3 of these the BJP was the main opponent. It’s inexplicable how the BJP was simply given a walkover as far as the optics of the campaign were concerned.: Omar Abdullah

  • 9:54 AM (IST)

    Punjab: Sunny Deol, BJP candidate from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency offers prayer at the Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.

  • 9:15 AM (IST)

    I don't believe that Congress has fielded weak candidates anywhere: Akhilesh Yadav

  • 8:14 AM (IST)

    Opposition parties will sit together after the election and discuss who will be the Prime Minister: Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP leader, N Chandrababu Naidu in Amravati

  • 8:01 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Jharkhand and Rajasthan

  • 7:34 AM (IST)

    Priyanka Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli today

    After campaigning in various parts of Amethi, Priyanka Gandhi, on Thursday and Friday, will spend time traveling across Rae Bareli seeking support for Sonia Gandhi.

  • 7:31 AM (IST)

    EC bans Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from campaigning for 72 hrs starting today

    For violating the model code of conduct (MCC), the Election Commission (EC) barred Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 am Thursday. She is the BJP candidate from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.