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Election 2024 news Highlights: 'Paper leak industry flourished under Congress govt in Rajasthan,' says PM

Election 2024 news Highlights: The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to begin on April 19, spanning seven phases, with counting slated for June 4.
Election 2024 news LIVE: PM Modi holds public meeting in Rajasthan's Karauli
Election 2024 news LIVE: PM Modi holds public meeting in Rajasthan's Karauli

Election 2024 news Highlights: As the Lok Sabha elections draw closer, political parties are intensifying their campaigns to attract voters, with leaders on the ground to garner support for their parties. PM Narendra Modi's rallies today Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand at noon. Thereafter, he addressed a public meeting in Karauli, Rajasthan....Read More

Wednesday Recap: Political highlights

• Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, speaking at an election rally in Kathua, asserted that the decision to revoke Article 370 has eradicated the breeding ground for terrorism in the valley.

• Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the party's "paanch nyay" and 25 guarantees are aimed at undoing what he termed as "10 years of injustice" under the Modi government.

• Union home minister Amit Shah accused West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee of misleading the public on the Citizenship Amendment Act and extending a welcoming hand to infiltrators for political gains.

• Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged that an investigation has been started into Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's purported communication with his MLAs through his lawyers from Tihar jail, further claiming that threats were made to obstruct his meetings.

Lok Sabha elections full schedule

• Phase 1- April 19, 2024

• Phase 2- 26 April 2024

• Phase 3-7 May 2024

• Phase 4 - 13 May 2024

• Phase 5 - 20 May 2024

• Phase 6 - 25 May 2024

• Phase 7 - 1 June 2024

• Counting on June 4

 

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Apr 11, 2024 10:36 PM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Misa Bharti for 'jail' remark against PM

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday lambasted RJD president Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti for allegedly commenting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be "in jail" if the NDA was voted out of power from the Centre. (PTI)

Apr 11, 2024 10:16 PM IST

‘Revanth Reddy will soon join BRS’

In a claim ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Alleti Maheshwar Reddy on Thursday said that Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy is 'insecure' in his party and will soon come out of the Congress and join the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).

Apr 11, 2024 9:38 PM IST

Shivraj Singh Chauhan on India becoming ‘Vishwaguru’

Former MP CM and BJP candidate from Vidisha Lok Sabha seat Shivraj Singh Chouhan says, "India will become a 'Vishwaguru' under the leadership of Narendra Modi... Could Congress have made the Ram Temple in Ayodhya?... Everyone was happy when the Ram Mandir was constructed. People made 'Rangoli' and lighted lamps... Congress was also given the invitation for the Pran Pratishtha... They did not have it in their fortune. They gave in writing that they would not visit. This blot will always remain on Congress that they refused to go to the Ram Mandir..."

Apr 11, 2024 8:37 PM IST

TDP chief and Jana Sena Party hold a roadshow in East Godavari in Telangana

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan hold a roadshow in East Godavari.

Apr 11, 2024 7:16 PM IST

‘Congress expelled those…’: Amit Shah

“Congress expelled from party those who wanted to attend 'pran pratishtha' ceremony at Ayodhya,” said Amit Shah. 

Apr 11, 2024 6:33 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: BJD releases fourth list for the upcoming LS polls

Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha and the leader of BJD, has unveiled the fourth list comprising nine candidates for the upcoming Odisha Assembly Elections, along with one candidate for the Lok Sabha Elections.

Apr 11, 2024 6:12 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'PM Modi gave all the benefits to one person,' says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Election 2024 News LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused PM Modi of giving all the benefits to one person.

 "PM Modi gave all the benefits to one person. I spoke about it in the Parliament. They took away my membership. The Supreme Court made me the MP again. I had only asked why Adani was visible in every industry... I asked PM Modi what relation he has with Adani. They cancelled my membership and took my house. They think I can be silenced if they take my home. I handed over the keys and said that I do not want your house, I have crores of houses in India. I live in the hearts of crores of people...," said Gandhi.

Apr 11, 2024 5:27 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'Major issues in this election are unemployment, inflation,' says Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

Election 2024 News LIVE: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday accused PM Modi of being silent about the everyday issues of the people.

 "...We are making sure that our guarantee card reaches 8 crore families...The major issues in this election are unemployment, inflation...The Prime Minister is silent about the everyday issues of the people...," said Ramesh as quoted by news agency ANI

Apr 11, 2024 4:31 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'The corrupt will have to go to jail,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 News LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan's Karauli, PM Modi said, "The corrupt will have to go to jail, this is Modi's guarantee,".

Apr 11, 2024 4:16 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'Congress left farmers on their own,' says PM Modi in Rajasthan's Karauli

Election 2024 News LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan's Karauli, PM Modi highlighted the initiatives being taken by his government for the welfare of the farmers. 

"... The Lok Sabha election of 2024 is an election to provide new energy to the Vikshit Bharat campaign. In the last 10 years, the BJP brought solutions to those problems on which the Congress had given up. Congress gave the slogan of 'Gareebi Hatao' for decades but Modi brought 25 crore of Indians out of poverty. Congress left farmers on their own but the BJP government is working to make farmers prosperous. Today 10 crore farmers are receiving Kisan Samman Nidhi... It is for the first time that any government has been concerned for cattle too... Domesticated animals are getting free vaccinations...," said PM Modi as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 11, 2024 4:06 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'Congess never gave respect to dalits, adivasis and women,' says PM Modi in Rajasthan's Karauli

Election 2024 News LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan's Karauli, PM Modi jibed at the Congress party and said, "Congess never gave respect to dalits, adivasis and women. BJP government opened bank accounts for more than 50 crores poor of the country".

Apr 11, 2024 3:54 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'We launched millet mission,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 News LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan's Karauli, PM Modi said, "We launched millet mission. We made the world aware that coarse grains are superfood. Such grains are now being known as "Shree Ann".

Apr 11, 2024 3:43 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'Farmers are giving tax for the first time in the history of India,' claims Rahul Gandhi

Election 2024 News LIVE:  At a public rally in Rajasthan's Bikaner, Rahul Gandhi said: "The most rich 22 persons have the same money as that of 70 crore people of India. Farmers are demanding MSP, youths are asking for employment, women are asking for relief from price rise. PM Modi straightaway declines to give MSP calling farmers terrorists. Farmers are giving tax for the first time in the history of India."

Apr 11, 2024 3:24 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: 'BJP doesn't talk about unemployment, inflation,' says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Election 2024 News LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has taken a jibe at the BJP. Addressing a gathering in Rajasthan's Anupgarh, he said, "They (BJP) don't talk about unemployment, inflation. Their work is to divert your attention. They don't want the issues of backward classes, farmers and poor to be shown on national and regional media."

Apr 11, 2024 2:23 PM IST

Election 2024 News LIVE: ‘Na khaunga, na khaane dunga', says Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said, "The country has awakened, moved forward and changed now. The new India is vigilant and sensitive towards its future. Those who implemented 'Emergency' in the country, those who have divided the society into castes, and those who did many scams are rattled today because of PM Modi as the PM's mantra is 'na khaunga na khaane dunga'..."

Apr 11, 2024 1:46 PM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'Level of opposition's campaign has stooped low,' says BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawade

Election 2024 news LIVE: BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawade has reacted to RJD MP Misa Bharti's statement on PM Modi.

 "The level of opposition's campaign has stooped so low that they are talking about "Modi ji marega". RJD's Misa ji, daughter of Lalu ji, has said that Modi ji will be put in jail. The country wants to hear if the corrupt will sent to jail or not. The opposition's campaign is at a level where someone is talking about sending leaders to jail and someone is talking of death...," said Tawade as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 11, 2024 1:08 PM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'Congress has publicly announced to destroy the 'Shakti' in Hindu religion,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 news LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh, PM Modi reacted to Rahul Gandhi's 'Shakti' remarks.

 "Congress had raised many questions on the existence of Lord Ram. Even after they were invited to Ram Temple 'Pran Pratishtha' they boycotted it...Now, they have resolved and publically announced that they will destroy the 'Shakti' in Hindu religion...," said PM Modi as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 11, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'We are continuously increasing rail, road and air connectivity in Uttarakhand,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 news LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh, PM Modi highlighted the work being done in the state to improve connectivity by rail, road and air. 

"We are continuously increasing rail, road and air connectivity in Uttarakhand. Work is underway on Rishikesh -Karanprayag railway line. Distance between Delhi to Dehradun is also reducing. Border villages which were called 'last villages' under Congress, are now being developed under BJP govt. Air services have started for Adi Kailash and Om Parvat. 900 km long highway is also being built to connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath," said PM Modi as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 11, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'BJP government gave India-made bullet proof jackets to our soldiers,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 news LIVE: "BJP government gave India-made bullet proof jackets to our soldiers. From advanced rifles to fighter jets to aircraft carriers, all this is being made in India," said PM Modi while addressing a public meeting in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh.

Apr 11, 2024 12:36 PM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'Terrorists are killed in their den due to strong Modi government,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 news LIVE: "Due to strong Modi government, terrorists are killed in their den. Due to strong government, India's tricolour has become a guarantee of security even in the warfield. We abrogated article 370 from Kashmir after seven decades," said PM Modi

Apr 11, 2024 12:25 PM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'Our government strengthened India considerably in last 10 years,' says PM Modi

Election 2024 news LIVE:  While addressing a public meeting in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh, PM Modi said: "Our government has strengthened India considerably in last 10 years".

Apr 11, 2024 11:50 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'Rahul Gandhi's leadership is a complete failure,' says former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

Election 2024 news LIVE: Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa has taken a dig at the Congress party and its leader Rahul Gandhi. 

"Congress has forgotten about the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul Gandhi's leadership is a complete failure. The state Congress government is only talking about central government grants. We are facing this election based on the achievements of PM Narendra Modi in the last 10 years. Congress unknowingly talked about how Narendra Modi has created 2 crore jobs without any figures.7 crore jobs have been created in the country. How many jobs has Siddaramaiah's government created in the last 10 months? Congress government has not created even one job in 10 months," said Yediyurappa as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 11, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: Former BSP leader Malook Nagar joins Rashtriya Lok Dal

Election 2024 news LIVE: Former BSP leader Malook Nagar joined Rashtriya Lok Dal on Thursday, in the presence of party chief Jayant Chaudhary.

Apr 11, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'No controversy regarding the Sangli Lok Sabha seat,' says Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut

Election 2024 news LIVE: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut has dismissed reports of issues in Maha Vikas Aghadi over the Sangli Lok Sabha seat.

 "...There is no controversy regarding the Sangli Lok Sabha seat. MVA has left that for Shiv Sena...In a day or two it will all be clear...," said Raut.

Apr 11, 2024 10:20 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'Uniform civil code is not acceptable,' says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Election 2024 news LIVE: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday reiterated her stand against issues such as Uniform Civil Code, CAA, NRC.

 "Eid Mubarak. It is the Eid of happiness. It is the Eid of giving strength. It is a big thing to observe this Eid by fasting for a month... We are ready to shed blood for the country but will not tolerate torture for the country. A uniform civil code is not acceptable. I want Harmony of all religions. Your safety. Your life. No NRC, no CAA...," said Banerjee.

Apr 11, 2024 9:56 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: 'BJP is intimidating people through ED,' says Congress leader Surendra Rajput

Election 2024 news LIVE: Congress leader Surendra Rajput has slammed the BJP and PM Modi over use of central investigative agencies like the Enforcement Directorate.

 "The way BJP is intimidating people through ED, it will be seen as unforgivable crime in democracy. It will be analysed and investigated at the right time. People will take the revenge. PM Modi is violating on many fronts for few votes," said Congress leader Surendra Rajput.

Apr 11, 2024 9:30 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: Congress leader KC Venugopal holds election campaign in Kerala's Alappuzha

Election 2024 news LIVE: Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Ramesh Chennithala are holding election campaign in Kerala's Alappuzha. Venugopal is set to contest the 2024 elections from Alappuzha Lok Sabha constituency.

Apr 11, 2024 8:14 AM IST

Election 2024 news LIVE: ‘Modi chancellor of the university of corruption,’ attacks Stalin

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin sharply criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that Modi would be apt as the “chancellor of the university of corruption”, in response to PM Modi's accusation of corruption against Stalin's party, the DMK.

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