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Lok Sabha polls: 'Congress' anti-women ideology is unstoppable even during Navratri', says Kangana Ranaut

With Lok Sabha polls around the corner, election activity across the country and among political parties have intensified. Ahead of the 7-phase elections, parties are announcing candidates, while leaders continue to switch between different political camps to strengthen their chances.

Edited By : Nitin Kumar, Sheenu Sharma
New Delhi
Updated on: April 11, 2024 23:45 IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held in seven phases beginning April 19. The counting of votes is set for June 4. With just a few days left for the polls to commence, star campaigners of different political parties are holding election rallies to connect with the voters and strengthen their individual parties' chances in the upcoming polls. On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a rally in Rajasthan. Stay tuned for election coverage.

 

 

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  • 11:40 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 10:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 9:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 9:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 8:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 8:30 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 6:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 6:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 5:18 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 4:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 3:44 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 3:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Congress' anti-women ideology is unstoppable even during Navratri: Kangana Ranaut

  • 3:26 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

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  • 2:14 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

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  • 1:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

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  • 1:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    They are stuck in so many types of corruption, Devendra Fadnavis on RJD's Misa Bharti

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  • 12:31 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    BJP names Vinod Kumar Bind as candidate for Bhadohi Lok Sabha constituency

    In its latest move ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Dr. Vinod Kumar Bind as its candidate for the Bhadohi Lok Sabha seat. This decision comes as part of the party’s strategic planning to field strong contenders across various constituencies in the forthcoming polls.

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    Image Source : INDIA TVBJP names Vinod Kumar Bind as candidate for Bhadohi Lok Sabha constituency

    Dr. Vinod Kumar Bind, known for his contributions in the field of [add field of expertise if available], has been selected to represent the BJP in Bhadohi, a constituency that holds significant political importance. The nomination of Dr. Bind underscores the party’s commitment to bringing forward candidates with a proven track record and a deep understanding of local issues.

    As the election season gains momentum, the BJP’s nomination of Dr. Vinod Kumar Bind is expected to energise the party’s campaign efforts in Bhadohi, as it aims to secure victory in the upcoming polls.

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi joins Uttarakhand CM Dhami at Rishikesh rally

    In a show of solidarity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced a public rally in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, alongside Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s participation in the rally underscored his support for Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and the BJP’s initiatives in the state. The presence of Prime Minister Modi alongside Chief Minister Dhami provided a significant boost to the latter’s leadership and highlighted the unity within the ruling party.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    NCP -SCP reponds to Praful Patel's claim on Sharad Pawar

    On Praful Patel's claim that 'Sharad Pawar was 50 per cent ready to join hands with BJP in 2023', NCP -SCP national spokesperson Clyde Crasto said this statement is meaningless and of no value and there is no truth in this statement.

    "All these statements are only being made to increase their value as the BJP is treating the Ajit Pawar group as if they are nobody... If things were supposed to happen, they would've happened a long time ago..," he added.

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi to embark on tours to Bihar, Bengal, Assam, and Tripura for rallies

    PM Modi is set to embark on a series of election rallies across Bihar, Bengal, Assam, and Tripura. On April 16th, he will address rallies in Gaya and Purnia in Bihar, as well as in Balurghat and Raiganj in Bengal. The following day, on April 17th, PM Modi will hold rallies in Nalbari, Assam, and Agartala, Tripura. In the first leg of his tour, on April 14th, PM Modi will rally in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, and later in Mysore, Karnataka. Additionally, he will engage in a roadshow in Mangalore. Concluding his tour on April 15th, PM Modi will address rallies in Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Thirunavelli in Kerala.

     

  • 10:34 AM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    BSP Rajya Sabha MP Malook Nagar resigns, cites 'desire to serve people'

    Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Malook Nagar has tendered his resignation from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), expressing his intention to continue serving the people and the country. Nagar, who has been associated with the BSP for 18 years, cited a desire to remain active in public service as the primary reason behind his decision to step down from the party.

     

    "I have resigned from the party as I can't sit at home. I have been for 18 years in this party. I want to work for the people and country. This has been a history in BSP that after one term, either you'll be thrown out from the party or the people leave it...," said 

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    BJP president JP Nadda unveils manifesto for Sikkim Assembly Election 2024

    In a significant development ahead of the Sikkim Assembly Election 2024, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda has unveiled the party’s manifesto, outlining key promises and commitments to the people of Sikkim. JP Nadda, along with senior party leaders, presented the manifesto, emphasizing the BJP’s vision for the progress and development of Sikkim. The manifesto encompasses a wide range of initiatives aimed at addressing the aspirations and concerns of the people across various sectors.

    Central to the BJP’s manifesto is a robust agenda for development and growth in Sikkim. The party aims to bolster infrastructure, enhance connectivity, and promote economic opportunities to propel the state towards prosperity.

  • 9:32 AM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    TDP not to contest LS polls in Telangana

    Telugu Desam Party, has decided not to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Telangana, and the beleaguered party here is yet to take a call on whom to support in the state, though it is part of the NDA in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, a senior leader of the party said.

     

  • 7:39 AM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    Amit Shah’s campaign blitz: Three rallies planned in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to embark on a campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra on Thursday, with plans to address three rallies in support of BJP candidates and partake in various other programs, according to sources. Shah’s itinerary includes a visit to Mandla in Madhya Pradesh, where he will commence his day by performing puja at Maa Narmada Pujon Rapta ghat, followed by garlanding the statue of Rani Durgavati in the town.

     

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