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Assembly elections Highlights: Congress wasted five years of Rajasthan, PM Modi says

Assembly elections Highlights: Follow all the latest updates on state elections in the remaining 4 states here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Chhatarpur on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Chhatarpur on Thursday.

All eyes are on the remaining states after the first round of poll battle concluded the voting in Mizoram and southern half of Chhattisgarh. Election campaigns are at the peak in all the four states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh – where the majority of the fray is between the Congress and BJP, and BRS in Telangana....Read More

From the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been addressing rallies as the star campaigner with the backing of ministers from his Cabinet in poll-bound states. Whereas, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge are leading the fray as key campaigners along with prominent faces in respective states.

The second phase of voting in Chhattisgarh along with single-phase election in Madhya Pradesh will take place on November 17. Rajasthan and Telangana will go polls on November 25 and 30, respectively.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 9, 2023 2:19 PM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Congress wasted five years of Rajasthan, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi says that the Congress govt in Rajasthan was busy deciding who would sit on CM's chair and wasted five years of the state.

Nov 9, 2023 2:17 PM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: PM attacks Ashok Gehlot's govt in Rajasthan

The Congress brought Rajasthan to the top in crime against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleges. He adds that Dalits and poor people are also not safe in the state, according to ANI.

Nov 9, 2023 1:45 PM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: PM attends rally in Udaipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending a public rally in Rajasthan's Udaipur, PTI reports.

Nov 9, 2023 12:59 PM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: BJP govt's in Centre and MP ‘run by Adani and Ambani’

At a public rally in Jabalpur, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleges that governments in Madhya Pradesh and at the Centre are run by Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani.

"The governments in Madhya Pradesh and at the Centre are run by Adani and Ambani. The (central) government in Delhi is run by Narendra Modi and 90 officials, and the MP government is run by Shivraj Singh Chouhan and 53 officials," he says, according to PTI.

Nov 9, 2023 12:57 PM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Cong deliberately kept the country deprived of new technology, alleges PM Modi

At a rally in Neemuch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleges that the Congress deliberately kept the country deprived of new technology.

"Congress deliberately kept the country deprived of new technology because then its sources of making money would have vanished with the new system that came with the latest technology. Under the tenure of BJP, our country is progressing with the speed of 5G," he says.

Nov 9, 2023 12:25 PM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Cong always adopted divide and rule policy to stay in power, Modi says

Congress always adopted divide and rule policy to stay in power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says at an election rally in MP's Neemuch.

“On one hand Congress created a fort of corruption and on other hand termed Lord Ram as an imaginary character,” he adds, according to PTI.

Nov 9, 2023 11:59 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Rahul Gandhi holds roadshow in Jabalpur

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is holding a roadshow in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur.

Nov 9, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: PM Modi addresses poll gathering in Neemuch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a poll gathering in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch.

Nov 9, 2023 11:27 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: There should not be a gap between rich and poor, says Ashok Gehlot

“...Inflation, unemployment, brotherhood between different religions, and there should not be a gap between rich and poor – I have been running the government on these four things,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot says at a poll rally in Neem ka Thana, according to ANI.

Nov 9, 2023 10:49 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: CBI, ED start raiding Congress leaders as elections near, claims Mallikarjun Kharge

“As soon as elections near, CBI, ED, IT start raiding Congress leaders. After all, why aren't these raids done on any BJP leader?” Congress chief asks.

Nov 9, 2023 10:32 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: BJP makes one religion fight with another for votes, claims Mallikarjun Kharge

The BJP divides people and makes one religion fight with another for votes, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge alleged at a poll rally in Chhattisgarh.

Nov 9, 2023 10:14 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: KT Rama Rao falls from vehicle during campaign rally

BRS leader KT Rama Rao escaped a massive accident as he was campaigning in Telangana's Nizamabad district. Atop a vehicle, he was standing along with several other party workers when the vehicle suddenly stopped making them fall. More details here.

Nov 9, 2023 9:41 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Visuals from PM Modi's rally in MP's Satna

Visuals from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Madhya Pradesh's Satna.

Nov 9, 2023 9:15 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: KT Rama Rao files nomination

Bharat Rashtra Samithi Working President KT Rama Rao has filed his nomination from Sircilla.

Nov 9, 2023 9:13 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: PM Modi's ‘kapda faad’ neta jab at Kamal Nath, Digvijaya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Madhya Pradesh to remember a lesson – ‘Congress aayi, tabahi laayi ’– while he was addressing an election rally in Satna district, and in a word of caution, he told them the state will be devoid of all assistance from the central governement if the grand old party comes to power. More details here.

Nov 9, 2023 9:01 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Clash between BRS and Congress workers in Telangana

A clash broke out between workers of the BRS and Congress in Ibrahimpatnam city, ANI reports. More details are awaited.

Nov 9, 2023 8:39 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: ‘Congress is expert in reverse gear’, PM Modi says

PM Modi during a public rally in Chhatarpur, MP says, "There is a reverse gear in vehicles that take them backwards. The Congress is an expert in reverse gear. Congress will reverse Madhya Pradesh's development journey."

Nov 9, 2023 8:17 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Shivraj Chouhan slams Nitish Kumar's remark; ‘has no right to be CM’

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticised Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over his recent remarks on birth control and women's education in the state assembly, adding that Kumar no longer has any right to be the CM.

"Nitish Kumar now has no right to be Chief Minister. A person who insults women like this has no right to be a CM. He should leave the position, apologising won't work," he told ANI.

Nov 9, 2023 7:13 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Telangana CM files nomination papers

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao files his nomination from Gajwel assembly seat

Nov 9, 2023 6:50 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: ‘ ₹1,500 every month': Priyanka Gandhi's promise to women of MP

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Chitrakoot where her poll plank was 1,500 every month for women in the state. She referred to the promise made to the women of Karnataka before its state election, which she claimed the party is fulfilling after coming to power.

Nov 9, 2023 6:45 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: PM Modi talks about Ram Temple; ‘There is a wave of happiness everywhere’

While addressing an election rally in Madhya Pradesh's Satna, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he speaks about the contruction work of Ram Temple wherever he goes. “There is a wave of happiness everywhere”.

"Ab rukna nahi hai, thakna nahi hai aur vishraam ka sawaal toh paida hi nahi hota"

Nov 9, 2023 6:38 AM IST

PM Modi attacks Congress from Madhya Pradesh's Satna; ‘Congress ayi, tabahi laayi’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district where he reminded people about the rift within the Congress party and said this may result in poor governance in the state if they are voted to power.

"Congress has no roadmap for the development of Madhya Pradesh. The youth of the state sees no future in Congress. The state has faith in the guarantees given by Modi. Har guarantee ki poori hone ki guarantee."

Nov 9, 2023 5:05 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: How many turned up for Chhattisgarh Phase 1 voting

The first phase of Chhattisgarh election recorded a high turnout of 78% across 20 assembly constituencies.

It was slightly higher than the voting percentage recorded in the first phase of 2018 state assembly polls covering 18 seats, which was 76.47 per cent.

Nov 9, 2023 4:34 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Lost over 30 times, this Rajasthan candidate aims for a win once again

  1. Teetar Singh, a 78-year-old Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)daily wage labourer from Rajasthan's Ganganagar has filed his nomination to contest the legislative assembly election for the 32nd time.
  2. Singh, who has fought 31 elections from Gram Panchayat to Lok Sabha since 1970s but faced defeat every single time, is again trying his luck from Sri Karanpur assembly constituency for the November 25 polls. Speaking to Hindustan Times, Singh expressed his anger against the past state governments and his priorities if he is elected to power. Read more
Nov 9, 2023 4:16 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Convoy of Chhattisgarh Congress candidate attacked

Congress candidate in Chhattisgarh assembly election Guru Rudra Kumar's convoy was allegedly attacked with stones while returning from Jhal.

"Congress Candidate from Nawagarh assembly seat Guru Rudra Kumar's convoy was attacked by some people when he was returning from village Jhal. A case has been registered and required action is being taken in the case," Bhavna Gupta, SP Bemetara, told ANI.

Nov 9, 2023 3:45 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: How many women are in the fray? It's way less than 33.33%

  1. Women account for less than 12% of the candidates fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in the current round of assembly elections in five states, far below the ambitious target of 33.33% prescribed in the women’s reservation bill passed by Parliament, which will come into effect after the next census and the delimitation exercise.
  2. Out of the 679 seats in the five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, the BJP has announced candidates for 643 and the Congress, 666. Of these, the BJP has fielded only 80 women candidates and the Congress, 74.
  3. In the 230-member Madhya Pradesh assembly, elections to which will be held on November 17, the BJP has fielded 28 women and the Congress, 30. In 2018, the corresponding numbers were 24 and 27 respectively.
  4. In the 200-member Rajasthan assembly, elections to which will be held on November 25, the BJP and the Congress have fielded 20 and 28 women candidates, respectively. The corresponding numbers in 2018 were 23 and 27. Read more
Nov 9, 2023 3:30 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Telangana CM KCR to file nomination papers today

Telangana CM and BRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will file his nomination papers today in Gajwel and Kamareddy for the November 30 assembly polls.

Rao had on November 4 visited the Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Konaipally in Siddipet district and offered special prayers ahead of filing his nomination papers for the elections.

Nov 9, 2023 2:27 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Bihar CM's remark makes way to poll campaigns

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who spearheaded the formation of th Opposition coalition bloc INDIA, made disparaging remarks on birth control and women's education in the state legislative assembly, for which he later apologised following a huge backlash. However, the BJP has been using the issue to target the Opposition during poll campaigns.

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday criticised Nitish Kumar for the remarks and said ‘he didn’t even feel ashamed of it’, while attacked the INDIA bloc by saying, “Those having such a vision, how can they keep your honour and respect? How low will they stoop? What an unfortunate situation for the country. I will do whatever I can to ensure your honour and respect.”

Nov 9, 2023 1:54 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Cricketer-turned-politician Md. Azharuddin sees a ‘Congress wave in Telangana’

Cricketer-turned-politician Mohammed Azharuddin on Tuesday said there is no real impact of the BJP in Telangana whereas Congress has a wave in the state.

"Our party is strong here. BJP does not have much impact here. There is a Congress wave here. People also believe that Congress will do the developmental work," the Congress leader said.

Nov 9, 2023 1:30 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Union minister alleges Gehlot of concealing criminal information

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday alleged Rajastan chief minster Ashok Gehlot of concealing two criminal cases against him in the affidavit he filed along with nomination papers. The Union minister also submitted a memorandum to the Rajasthan chief electoral officer regarding the issue.

"One case is related to a land scam and the other is related to robbery and rape. He hid information regarding both the cases in his affidavit which are cognisable under the Representation of the People Act," the minister said.

Nov 9, 2023 1:16 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Congress alleges ‘misuse’ of central agencies during polls, moves EC

The Congress on Wednesday approached the Election Commission over the alleged misuse of central agencies during assembly elections acting at the behest of the central government. A party delegation met the election commissioners and raised concerns over recent raids in connection with the Mahadev betting app case, alleging that it disturbs the level-playing field during the polls.

Nov 9, 2023 1:08 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Smriti Irani attacks Congress; ‘denied Lord Ram’s existence, now busy visiting temples'

Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani targetted the Congress as the leaders of the grand old party visit temples in the wake of assembly elections. She recalled how the erstwhile UPA government denied Lord Ram's existence and took a jibe at the Congress for their leaders visiting Hindu temples.

Irani said the Congress used to mock the BJP, asking the saffron party when the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be completed. "We are not only constructing the (Ram) temple, but also informing you that January 22 is the date of 'pran pratishtha' (consecration of the deity's idol)," she said.

Nov 9, 2023 12:53 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: BJP's fourth list of 12 candidates released for Telangana

BJP on Wednesday released its fourth list of candidates for Telangana assembly elections. A total of 12 candidates have been named in the list including a woman.

The list was released after the BJP's Central Election Committee held a meeting on Tuesday at the party headquarters in Delhi to finalise the names of its remaining candidates for the Rajasthan and Telangana assembly polls.

Nov 9, 2023 3:45 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: How many women are in the fray? It's way less than 33.33%

  1. Women account for less than 12% of the candidates fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in the current round of assembly elections in five states, far below the ambitious target of 33.33% prescribed in the women’s reservation bill passed by Parliament, which will come into effect after the next census and the delimitation exercise.
  2. Out of the 679 seats in the five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, the BJP has announced candidates for 643 and the Congress, 666. Of these, the BJP has fielded only 80 women candidates and the Congress, 74.
  3. In the 230-member Madhya Pradesh assembly, elections to which will be held on November 17, the BJP has fielded 28 women and the Congress, 30. In 2018, the corresponding numbers were 24 and 27 respectively.
  4. In the 200-member Rajasthan assembly, elections to which will be held on November 25, the BJP and the Congress have fielded 20 and 28 women candidates, respectively. The corresponding numbers in 2018 were 23 and 27. Read more
Nov 9, 2023 3:30 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Telangana CM KCR to file nomination papers today

Telangana CM and BRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will file his nomination papers today in Gajwel and Kamareddy for the November 30 assembly polls.

Rao had on November 4 visited the Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Konaipally in Siddipet district and offered special prayers ahead of filing his nomination papers for the elections.

Nov 9, 2023 2:27 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Bihar CM's remark makes way to poll campaigns

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who spearheaded the formation of th Opposition coalition bloc INDIA, made disparaging remarks on birth control and women's education in the state legislative assembly, for which he later apologised following a huge backlash. However, the BJP has been using the issue to target the Opposition during poll campaigns.

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday criticised Nitish Kumar for the remarks and said ‘he didn’t even feel ashamed of it’, while attacked the INDIA bloc by saying, “Those having such a vision, how can they keep your honour and respect? How low will they stoop? What an unfortunate situation for the country. I will do whatever I can to ensure your honour and respect.”

Nov 9, 2023 1:54 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Cricketer-turned-politician Md. Azharuddin sees a ‘Congress wave in Telangana’

Cricketer-turned-politician Mohammed Azharuddin on Tuesday said there is no real impact of the BJP in Telangana whereas Congress has a wave in the state.

"Our party is strong here. BJP does not have much impact here. There is a Congress wave here. People also believe that Congress will do the developmental work," the Congress leader said.

Nov 9, 2023 1:30 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Union minister alleges Gehlot of concealing criminal information

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday alleged Rajastan chief minster Ashok Gehlot of concealing two criminal cases against him in the affidavit he filed along with nomination papers. The Union minister also submitted a memorandum to the Rajasthan chief electoral officer regarding the issue.

"One case is related to a land scam and the other is related to robbery and rape. He hid information regarding both the cases in his affidavit which are cognisable under the Representation of the People Act," the minister said.

Nov 9, 2023 1:16 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Congress alleges ‘misuse’ of central agencies during polls, moves EC

The Congress on Wednesday approached the Election Commission over the alleged misuse of central agencies during assembly elections acting at the behest of the central government. A party delegation met the election commissioners and raised concerns over recent raids in connection with the Mahadev betting app case, alleging that it disturbs the level-playing field during the polls.

Nov 9, 2023 1:08 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: Smriti Irani attacks Congress; ‘denied Lord Ram’s existence, now busy visiting temples'

Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani targetted the Congress as the leaders of the grand old party visit temples in the wake of assembly elections. She recalled how the erstwhile UPA government denied Lord Ram's existence and took a jibe at the Congress for their leaders visiting Hindu temples.

Irani said the Congress used to mock the BJP, asking the saffron party when the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be completed. "We are not only constructing the (Ram) temple, but also informing you that January 22 is the date of 'pran pratishtha' (consecration of the deity's idol)," she said.

Nov 9, 2023 12:53 AM IST

Assembly elections LIVE: BJP's fourth list of 12 candidates released for Telangana

BJP on Wednesday released its fourth list of candidates for Telangana assembly elections. A total of 12 candidates have been named in the list including a woman.

The list was released after the BJP's Central Election Committee held a meeting on Tuesday at the party headquarters in Delhi to finalise the names of its remaining candidates for the Rajasthan and Telangana assembly polls.