Monday, June 17, 2024
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. India
  4. Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM terms I.N.D.I.A bloc as 'anti-farmer' during his Meerut rally

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM terms I.N.D.I.A bloc as 'anti-farmer' during his Meerut rally

Lok Sabha Election 2024: In a major show of strength, the NDA in Uttar Pradesh allies are present on the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the mega Meerut rally.

Edited By: India TV News Desk Meerut Updated on: March 31, 2024 23:51 IST
Lok Sabha Election 2024
Image Source : INDIA TV Lok Sabha Election 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted his Lok Sabha election campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday (March 31) with a massive rally in Meerut, a constituency where he had started his poll campaign in the 2019 general elections as well. The BJP has fielded actor Arun Govil who played Ram in TV serial ‘Ramayan’ as its candidate. All allies of the Uttar Pradesh NDA participated in the Prime Minister’s rally in a show of strength. On the other hand, the I.N.D.I.A bloc held its separate rally in the national capital today against the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. While addressing the mega rally in Meerut, PM Modi highlighted the progress achieved by the nation in the past 10 years and said that 'India's time has come, India has started.' He further said that many initiatives were undertaken by the government towards empowering the poor. The Prime Minister also asserted to completely eradicate poverty as the nation moves towards becoming the third largest economy. Polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held in all seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections. Voting in Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar and Kairana Lok Sabha constituencies will be in the first phase on April 19. Meerut and Baghpat will see polling in the second phase on April 26.

Follow LIVE Updates here:

Lok Sabha Election 2024

Auto Refresh
  • 11:50 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Congress holds CEC meeting to finalise candidates for Bihar, Odisha

    Top Congress leaders met here on Sunday to discuss the party's Lok Sabha poll candidates for Bihar and Odisha, with sources saying Mohammad Jawed and Tariq Anwar are likely to be fielded from Kishanganj and Katihar respectively. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former party chief Sonia Gandhi, party general secretary K C Venugopal and the members of its Central Election Committee (CEC), including senior leaders Ambika Soni, Madhusudan Mistry and Salman Khurshid, were present at the meeting. For discussions on Bihar seats, state unit chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh and AICC in-charge of state Mohan Prakash were present at the meeting.

  • 7:39 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    LJP (Ramvilas) chief Chirag Paswan greeted by party workers, supporters in Patna | WATCH

    LJP (Ramvilas) Chief Chirag Paswan was greeted by party workers and supporters as he reaches Patna.  "We will start with our election campaigning from tomorrow. When PM Narendra Modi is starting the election rallies in Bihar, his first rally will be held in Jamui... During his agitation with Anna Hazare in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal always carried a list of corrupt people with him, and today all those people were standing hand in hand on one stage..." he told the media. 



  • 6:36 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    'India still paying for misdoings of Congress govt': PM Modi at Meerut

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the grand old party, claiming that the country is 'still paying for the misdoings' of the previous Congress government. While addressing a mega rally at Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Sunday, PM Modi said, "Today another anti-national act of Congress has come before the country. The island of Katchatheevu, which lies between India and Sri Lanka and is extremely important from the perspective of national security, was given away by Congress after independence."

  • 5:47 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Polls will be held through ballot papers in Rajgarh if 400 persons file nominations: Digvijaya Singh

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is contesting from Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, said he was making efforts to get 400 people to file nominations so that polls will be held through ballot paper. He said this after asking people during a corner meeting in Kachnariya village in Susner if they wanted elections to be held through EVMs or ballot papers. Responding to the crowd shouting ballot paper, Singh said, "There is only one way for this (election through ballot paper). If 400 candidates fill out nomination forms. I am preparing for this. Candidates in the general category will have to submit security deposit of Rs 25,000, while those in reserved categories will have to give deposit of Rs 12.500," he said.

  • 4:55 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi attacks Congress during his public rally in meerut

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Congress during his address in Meerut. "During Congress rule, thousands of crores of rupees of poor, small investors, and banks were wrongfully confiscated... We have confiscated the property of the corrupt people and more than Rs 17000 crore have been returned to those whose money had been wrongfully taken from them," 

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    'The upcoming elections are not just to form govt but to develop India': PM Modi

    Addressing the rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the upcoming elections are not just to form the government but it is to develop India and to make India the third-largest economy in the world. "In 2014 and 2019, I started my election rally for the Lok Sabha elections from Meerut and in 2024, I am doing the first rally again from Meerut," he added. 

  • 4:10 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi addresses mega public rally in Meerut | WATCH

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a mega public rally in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut. The Prime Minister'srally in Meerut ia a part of the campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has fielded Arun Govil from Meerut, the actor who played Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan in the 80s. The BJP also eyes Western UP with optimism to achieve its ambitious target of 370 seats on its own, despite facing setbacks in the last elections. In 2014, the BJP secured 24 out of 27 seats in the region, which dwindled to 19 in 2019, with all eight seats going to the SP-BSP combined.

  • 4:03 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi felicitated by UP CM ahead of mega rally in Meerut | WATCH

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was felicitated ahead of his public rally in Meerut. He was present with a lotus-embedded cricket bat by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi to address mega public rally in Meerut shortly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Meerut in Western Uttar Pradesh. He will shortly address a mega public rally in the city in the run-up to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

  • 3:29 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Former Bihar Congress chief resigns from party's primary membership ahead of Lok Sabha polls

    Former Bihar state president of Congress Anil Sharma resigned from the primary membership of the party. He said that there is disappointment among the party workers due to seat distribution. "Congress has been given such seats where it is difficult to win, while the easily winnable seats have been snatched from the party. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has given weak seats to Congress. This is their well-thought-out strategy, so that Congress remains marginalised in Bihar," Sharma alleged. 

  • 2:50 PM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Mamata challenges BJP to ‘cross even 200 seats’ nationwide, says ‘Bengal means only TMC, no one else’

    Mamata Banerjee challenged the BJP to cross 200 seats in the Lok Sabha elections across the country. She stressed that she will not let CAA be implemented in West Bengal.


  • 1:30 PM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Sunita Kejriwal, Delhi CM's wife, reads out his six 'guarantees' from lock-up at Oppn's mega rally | VIDEO

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal on Sunday (March 31) participated in the Opposition I.N.D.I.A bloc's 'Maha Rally' at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. She read out the message from Arvind Kejriwal. She described Arvind Kejriwal as a "lion" and asked the people if he should resign, as being demanded by the BJP. She attacked the BJP over the Delhi CM's arrest and said that the government "will not be able to keep him in jail for long".

    "Your own Kejriwal has sent a message for you from jail. Before reading this message, I would like to ask you something. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi put my husband in jail, did the Prime Minister do the right thing? Do you believe that Kejriwal Ji is a true patriot and honest person? These BJP people are saying that Kejriwal ji is in jail, he should resign. Should he resign? Your Kejriwal is a lion, they will not be able to keep him in jail for long," she said.

    "If you give the INDIA bloc the responsibility, we will build a great India. I give six guarantees. First, we will make arrangements for 24-hour electricity across the country. Second, we will make the electricity of the poor free across the country. Third, we will make excellent government school in every village. Fourth, we will make Mohalla Clinic in every village and mohalla. We will make multi-speciality government hospital in every district. We will make arrangements for free treatment of every citizen of the country. Fifth, will give appropriate cost of crops to farmers according to MSP. Sixth, we will give Delhi the status of a state," Sunita Kejriwal read out.

  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    BJP announces candidature of Damodar Agarwal from Rajasthan's Bhilwara constituency

    BJP announced candidature of Damodar Agarwal from Rajasthan's Bhilwara constituency.

  • 12:56 PM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Actor Govinda not to contest elections, but to campaign for Shiv Sena: Sources

    Actor Govinda will not contest elections, but will campaign for Shiv Sena, sources said. Recently Govinda joined Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena.

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Swami Prasad Maurya says he will contest LS polls from UP's Kushinagar

    Former Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who recently parted ways with the Samajwadi Party, on Sunday said he will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Kushinagar as a candidate of his Rashtriya Shoshit Samaaj Party. Claiming that he held talks with the INDIA bloc constituents from Uttar Pradesh over seat sharing but got no response, Maurya also announced that S N Chauhan will be his party's candidate from the Deoria Lok Sabha seat.


  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    BRS MLA Kadiyam Srihari, his daughter Kadiyam Kavya join Congress in presence of Telangana CM Revanth Reddy

    BRS MLA Kadiyam Srihari and his daughter Kadiyam Kavya joined Congress in the presence of Telangana CM Revanth Reddy.


  • 11:49 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Parties in race to woo around 71 lakh young voters in Jharkhand

    Political parties in Jharkhand are leaving no stone unturned to woo nearly 71 lakh voters in the age group of 18 and 29, who could play a significant role in electing candidates. Ruling JMM is banking on a slew of schemes, ranging from providing education loans to imparting skills, launched by the state government for the youth.

  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    UP: Cars pelted with stones during election meeting of BJP candidate Sanjeev Balyan

    Some people pelted stones and damaged several cars during an election rally in support of the BJP's Lok Sabha candidate and Union minister Sanjeev Balyan in Khatauli area of Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Sunday.

  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Main cause is to cover up corruption: BJP on Opposition rally in Delhi

    "The main cause is to cover up the corruption. And these birds of the same feather have flocked together to protect their family fiefdom and corruption," BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi said.

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    BJP is 'Bhrasht Janata Party': Uddhav Thackeray

    "All the corrupt people are joining the BJP now. So it has become 'Bhrasht Janata Party'," he said in a press conference.

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    PM Modi's Meerut rally mentions Bharat Ratna Chaudhary Charan Singh on stage

    There are pictures of PM Modi and former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh on the stage. The program has been named Gaurav Samaroh. The entire focus of the program seems to be on catering to Jat and other vote banks in the West UP.

    (With inputs from Shuaib)

  • 10:14 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Pallavi Patel, who won Assembly elections on Samajwadi Party symbol, to contest Lok Sabha polls with AIMIM

    Pallavi Patel, who won the Legislative Assembly elections on the symbol of Samajwadi Party, will contest the elections with AIMIM Chief Owaisi. Both will hold a press conference in Lucknow this afternoon.

    (With inputs from Ruchi Kumar)

  • 9:54 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Congress workers organise blindfold protest at Ramlila Maidan

    Congress workers organised a blindfold protest at the Ramlila Maidan.

  • 9:45 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Top leaders to participate in Opposition's Delhi rally today

    Sonia Gandhi (Congress), Mallikarjun Kharge (Congress), Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena UBT), Aditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena UBT), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Tejashwi Yadav (RJD), Derek O Brian (TMC), T Shiva (DMK), Farooq Abdullah (NC), Champai Soren (JMM), Kalpana Soren (JMM), Sitaram Yechury (CPM), D Raja (CPI), Dipankar Bhattacharya (CPI-ML), G Devrajana (Forward Bloc).

    (With inputs from Bhaskar Mishra)

  • 9:43 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Swami Prasad Maurya on seat sharing for Lok Sabha polls

    Taking to X, Maurya lashed out at the Opposition parties over the delay in declaring the names of the candidates.

  • 9:07 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Huge message will be sent to country: Delhi Minister on Opposition's 'Maha Rally'

    "We went to the streets of Delhi and we saw that there is anger among the people against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest," Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

  • 9:05 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    PM Modi on today's Meerut rally

    "In the last 10 years, our government, through its work, has given a new lease of life to the aspirations of my family members across the country. To give further impetus to this, the countrymen have once again decided to go with BJP-NDA in the Lok Sabha elections. We will get the privilege of receiving blessings from the public at around 3.30 pm today in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh," PM Modi posted on X.

  • 8:42 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Nation gathered to tell country will run as per Constitution, not by 'Vasooli gang': AAP MLA

    "The whole nation is gathered against this. They have gathered to tell that the country will run as per the Constitution and not by the 'Vasooli gang'," AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak said.

  • 8:23 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal to attend I.N.D.I.A bloc's rally at Ramlila Maidan

    Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal will attend the I.N.D.I.A bloc's 'Maharally' at Ramlila Maidan that begins at 10 am today.


  • 8:21 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    I.N.D.I.A bloc to hold rally in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan today against Kejriwal's arrest

    Opposition's I.N.D.I.A bloc will hold a huge rally in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan today against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest in the Excise Policy case. Top leaders from almost all Opposition parties will participate in the rally.

  • 8:17 AM (IST) Posted by Ashesh Mallick

    PM Modi to hold massive rally in Meerut today

    PM Narendra Modi will hold a massive rally in Meerut today. The NDA allies in Uttar Pradesh will participate in the rally in a show of strength by the alliance as it heads into the Lok Sabha polls next month.


Read all the Breaking News Live on and Get Latest English News & Updates from India