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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi, Yogi offer prayers at Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: The Lok Sabha elections are currently underway in the country, with only two phases of voting remaining. As the final stages approach, political parties have ramped up their efforts to attract and secure the support of voters.

Edited By : Anurag Roushan, Nitin Kumar
New Delhi
Updated on: May 21, 2024 23:50 IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: In the wake of the sixth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address rallies in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh today. Political parties have intensified their efforts to woo voters for the remaining two phases of the polls. As per the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 60.09 per cent was recorded in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls in the country. About 2.5 crore more Indian voters have exercised their franchise so far in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha polls, as compared to 2019, according to a SBI Research report, that cited Election Commission data. The sixth phase of polling is scheduled on May 25 in 58 constituencies across eight States and Union Territories. Notably, the general elections are being held in seven phases from April 19 to June 1 with votes for the 543 Lok Sabha seats to be counted on June 4.

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  • 8:58 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    Manoj Tiwari highlights PM Modi's leadership, personal achievements

    BJP candidate from North East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, emphasised the importance of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in deciding the Prime Minister, asserting that "people don't have anyone in their minds except for PM Modi."

     

  • 8:03 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath offer prayers at Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, offered prayers at the revered Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple in Varanasi on Tuesday.

     

  • 7:08 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath attend 'Nari Shakti Samvad' in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted attendees at the 'Nari Shakti Samvad' programme held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The event was aimed at empowering and engaging with women in the region. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also participated in the programme, showing support for the initiatives focused on women's empowerment and discussing the government's efforts to enhance women's roles in society.

     

     

  • 6:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

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    PM Modi, while addressing  'Nari Shakti Samvad' in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, said women were neglected during Congress, Samajwadi Party rule.

  • 6:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

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  • 6:33 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

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  • 6:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    PM Modi addresses 'Nari Shakti Samvad'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 'Nari Shakti Samvad' programme in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present at the program.

  • 6:25 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Women were not safe before 2014: CM Yogi

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while addressing the 'Nari Shakti Samvad' programme in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, said women were not safe before 2014.

  • 6:23 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    PM Modi, along with CM Yogi attends 'Nari Shakti Samvad'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 'Nari Shakti Samvad' programme in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present at the program.

  • 6:01 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    Akhilesh Yadav predicts BJP's defeat in Purvanchal elections

    At a rally in Azamgarh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav expressed confidence that the ongoing voting against the BJP will persist through the Purvanchal elections, leading to the party's eventual defeat by the seventh phase. Yadav predicted that the BJP would be significantly weakened, stating, "The public will make them crave for 140 seats." He emphasized the strong anti-BJP sentiment among voters in the region.

     

  • 5:45 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    Amit Shah rallies support for BJP in Odisha

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, addressing a public gathering in Puri, urged voters to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and to help the BJP win 75 seats in the Odisha Assembly to form the state government. Shah emphasised the importance of having a Chief Minister who is a "dhartiputra" (son of the soil) and speaks Odia, questioning the suitability of a "Tamil babu" (bureaucrat) ruling Odisha.

     

  • 4:58 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

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  • 4:30 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi slams SP government, praises BJP policies in Prayagraj rally

    Addressing a large public gathering in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the previous Samajwadi Party (SP) government for its handling of land and employment issues. "During the SP government, the mafia used to occupy the lands of the poor," Modi stated, highlighting the rampant land encroachment by criminal elements during the SP's tenure.

    Modi praised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for its actions against illegal occupations. "Now the BJP government demolishes their illegal palaces and builds houses for the poor," he said, emphasizing the government's efforts to reclaim land from the mafia and provide housing for underprivileged communities.

    The Prime Minister also criticized the SP government for its alleged corruption in job allocations. "The youth can never forget how the SP government used to trade their dreams. Their hard work, their qualification, but who used to get the job? Jobs were given based on caste, jobs were given to those who gave bribes," Modi claimed, accusing the previous administration of favoritism and corruption in public sector employment.

     

  • 3:32 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    Mamata Banerjee pledges extensive election campaign cisits

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured voters on Monday of her commitment to extensive election campaign visits. "Everyone expects me to visit them during elections...I will definitely go everywhere. I will come to you too, I will visit Sandeshkhali too," Banerjee declared during a speech in Basirhat.

  • 3:28 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi has crossed 310 seats after five phases of Lok Sabha polls, next two will ensure '400 paar': Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed on Tuesday (May 21) that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is running for office for the third term, has bagged 310 seats after the completion of five phases of the seven-phased Lok Sabha Elections in the country, adding that the next two phases will ensure “400 paar” for him. He urged the people of Odisha to free the state from “babu-raj” and allow the BJP to form government at the Centre and also in the state. READ MORE...

     

  • 3:00 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    BJP has bagged 310 seats after five phases of Lok Sabha polls: Amit Shah in Odisha

    Claiming that the BJP has bagged 310 seats after the completion of five phases of the Lok Sabha polls, Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged the people of Odisha to free the state from "babu-raj" and allow the BJP to form government at the Centre and also in the state. Addressing an election rally in Sambalpur where the BJP has fielded Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Shah said this time lotus, the party's symbol, will bloom in Odisha. "After the fifth phase of polls, the BJP has already bagged 310 seats. We will secure 400 plus seats after the sixth and seventh rounds of polls," Shah claimed.

  • 1:59 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    INDIA bloc communal, casteist and dynastic: PM Modi in Bihar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that the I.N.D.I.A bloc was communal, casteist and dynastic, and all constituents of the alliance displayed these evils to a "severe" degree, "cent per cent". PM Modi launched the blistering attack at rallies in Mahrajganj and Purvi Champaran Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, where he also predicted a "big blow" for the opposition alliance that stood for corruption, appeasement politics and "perverted anti-Sanatan mindset", on June 4 when Lok Sabha poll results would be out.

     

  • 12:40 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    INDIA bloc inching closer to victory with each poll phase: Delhi CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said with the completion of each phase of the Lok Sabha polls, it is becoming clearer that the Narendra Modi government is on its way out and the INDIA bloc is coming to power on June 4. Addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal said the INDIA bloc will give a stable government to the country. "With each passing poll phase, it is becoming clearer that the Modi government is on its way out and tge INDIA bloc will come to power on June 4," he said.

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi promised to change Bihar, only thing changed was Nitish's alliances: Congress

    The Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his promise of a transformative package for Bihar, saying that while he talked about changing the face and fate of the state, all that had changed was Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alliances. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh also posed several questions to the prime minister ahead of his rallies in Bihar. "Why has the outgoing PM failed to reopen the Motihari Sugar Mill? Why were ambulances purchased using a BJP MP's funds caught smuggling alcohol? What happened to the 1.25 lakh crore package the PM had promised in 2015?" Ramesh said in a post on X.

     

     

  • 11:12 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM Modi addresses poll rally in Bihar's East Champaran

    Ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a poll rally in Bihar's East Champaran. "It is clear from the five phases of voting that there is a strong wave of BJP-NDA across the country. The families of entire Bihar including East Champaran have completely rejected RJD-Congress," he added. 

     

  • 10:57 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Lok Sabha Elections: BJP president JP Nadda holds roadshow in Rohtak | VIDEO

    BJP national president JP Nadda held a roadshow in Haryana's Rohtak today ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. BJP has fielded its sitting MP Arvind Sharma from this seat. Congress has fielded Deepender Singh Hooda. Haryana will vote on May 25. 

  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Lok Sabha Elections Phase 5: Around 1,100 villagers in Odisha's Balangir boycott polling; here's why

     Around 1,100 villagers in Balangir boycotted the polling in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections over their demand for schools and hospitals. "We boycotted the voting for our demand over panchayat and high school... There are no roads also. There are approximately 1780 voters... We will not cast our vote until our demands are fulfilled," a villager said. 

  • 9:33 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Wave of support for NDA getting stronger and stronger: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that people have decided they want a strong BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, saying the wave in its support is "getting stronger and stronger". He posted on X following the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls a day earlier, expressing gratitude to those who voted. "INDI Alliance can try any sort of votebank politics, the people will not believe them. They are totally discredited and dejected," the prime minister said in the post.

  • 9:30 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi hails people of Baramulla as constituency recorded its highest-ever voter turnout

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the people of Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency as it recorded its highest-ever voter turnout, and said such active participation is a great trend. The Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, which was once militancy-infested, recorded its highest-ever voter turnout at 59 per cent on a violence-free polling day on Monday. Polling stations in Baramulla were buzzing with energy as voters in large numbers thronged to exercise their right to vote. "Compliments to my sisters and brothers of Baramulla for their unbreakable commitment to democratic values. Such active participation is a great trend," the PM said in a post on X.

  • 8:40 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    BJP candidate Bansuri Swaraj exudes confidence in her win from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat | WATCH

    BJP candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat Bansuri Swaraj exuded confidence in her win in the upcoming polls. Speaking to the media, she said, "It has been 78 days since we started campaigning. I came here to express my gratitude for the love and blessings I am getting from the people. With the blessings of Lord Hanuman, we will definitely win this battle. The people of Delhi will give all the seven seats to BJP..."

  • 7:58 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    West Bengal: EC removes Paschim Medinipur SP Dhritiman Sarkar

    The Election Commission removed Paschim Medinipur SP Dhritiman Sarkar from his post. The poll panel also asked the authorities concerned to transfer the SP to a "non-election related post with immediate effect", an official said. “Sarkar has been removed from the post of SP of Paschim Medinipur district. He will not be on any election-related duty,” he said. 

  • 7:38 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM Modi to address poll rallies in Bihar, UP today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold election rallies in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh today. In Bihar, he is scheduled to address election gatherings in Siwan and East Champaran. Following his engagement in Bihar, the Prime Minister will address rallies in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj and Prayagraj. 

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