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Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: PM Modi holds roadshow in Assam's Guwahati

Lok Sabha election 2024 highlights: Check out all the latest news on the upcoming general elections, with phase 1 of the polls on April 19.
Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE updates: PM Modi holds roadshow in Guwahati
Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE updates: PM Modi holds roadshow in Guwahati

Lok Sabha Election 2024 highlights: The country is gearing up for the first phase of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024, set to commence from April 19. Political rallies by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition INDIA bloc are being done with full force, trading political barbs and campaigning for  their respective candidates for the general elections. ...Read More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held public meetings in West Bengal's Balurghat and Raiganj. In the evening, PM Modi held a roadshow in Assam's Guwahati.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addressed a public rally in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Singh also held a roadshow in Krishnagiri and Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, gearing up for the first phase of polls in the state.

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Phase-wise schedule

• Phase 1- April 19

• Phase 2- April 26

• Phase 3- May 7

• Phase 4 - May 13

• Phase 5 - May 20

• Phase 6 - May 25

• Phase 7 - June 1

Follow all the updates here:
Apr 16, 2024 11:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE:  BJP MP Tejasvi Surya takes a dig at Karnataka government

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tejasvi Surya launched a fierce attack on the Congress government in Karnataka, alleging that it is adopting the political culture of the DMK, the ruling party of the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, which he accused of being "anti-Hindu and anti-majoritarian." 
In an interview with news agency ANI, the BJP leader said, "When you look at the kind of politics that the DMK has been practicing, it represents everything that is negative and wrong about the country's political system. It clearly looks like the Congress party in Karnataka is getting inspired by certain SOPs that the DMK follows in Tamil Nadu."

Apr 16, 2024 10:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'Delhi's people are standing with CM Kejriwal,' says AAP leader Gopal Rai

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Delhi Minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai has reacted to Delhi LG VK Saxena's open letter to CM Kejriwal. Rai said, "They have arrested Delhi CM so that they could stop the work. Delhi's people are standing with CM Kejriwal. People will give an answer of 'jail' with 'vote'...CM Arvind Kejriwal will come out of jail and all the work will be done"

Apr 16, 2024 10:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'Congress will win more seats than BJP,' says Congress leader Sachin Pilot

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Sachin Pilot has predicted that his party would win more seats than the BJP, in the upcoming polls.

 "The first phase of voting is on 19th April and tomorrow is the last day of campaigning... People all over the country want change. People are putting their trust in Congress and the INDIA alliance... Congress will win more seats than BJP... People understand that the BJP used electoral bonds to receive charity. Congress accounts were liquidated only after the interference of the Supreme Court. We demand a level playing field...," said Pilot as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 16, 2024 10:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Tripura CM Manik Saha holds roadshow in Agartala

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Tripura CM Manik Saha held a roadshow in Agartala

Apr 16, 2024 10:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Kejriwal and his wife Sunita among AAP's 40 star campaigners in Gujarat

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: The AAP has named Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is behind bars in a money laundering case, and his wife Sunita Kejriwal as star campaigners for the Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat, reported news agency PTI. 

The names of senior AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, both of whom are also in jail, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, and Rajya Sabha MPs Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Sandeep Pathak are also on the list of 40 star campaigners that has been submitted by the party to the Election Commission.

Apr 16, 2024 9:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'Kachchatheevu Island issue caused by Congress,' says defence minister Rajnath Singh

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has blamed the Congress for the Kachchatheevu Island issue. He said, "Everyone knows the Kachchatheevu Island issue...It was done by Congress, not us. But, so that our fishermen do not face any problems, we established a good diplomatic relationship with Sri Lanka. You know what the condition was 10 years ago..."

Apr 16, 2024 9:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: UP CM attacks Oppn over Mukhtar Ansari's 'fatiha'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath  claimed that opposition leaders read the 'fatiha' for dead criminals but don't condole the death of Hindus.

"They glorify mafias and criminals and go to their homes and read the fatiha," Adityanath said, referring to prayers offered by Muslims for the dead. "But if an innocent Hindu becomes a victim of an accident, not a single word of condolence comes out of their mouth," he said.

Apr 16, 2024 8:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Watching rhinos more beneficial, says Himanta on Priyanka's roadshow

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said an "insignificant" number of people attended Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshow and watching rhinos at the Kaziranga National Park would be "more beneficial".

Apr 16, 2024 8:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal holds 'padayatra' in Dibrugarh

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency, Sarbananda Sonowal held a 'padayatra' in his constituency.

Apr 16, 2024 8:09 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi holds roadshow in Guwahati

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a roadshow in Assam's Guwahati. Thousands of people can be seen lined up on the streets to welcome him.

Apr 16, 2024 7:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) releases its first list of candidates

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, reported news agency ANI. 

Singer-rapper Rahul Yadav (Fazilpuria) to contest from Gurugram
 Naina Singh Chautala, party MLA and mother of former Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala, from Hisar

Apr 16, 2024 7:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'People want programmes, benefits, welfare schemes and not other things,' says Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has said that people want programmes, benefits, welfare schemes and not other things.

 "We are doing our best. Winning (Assembly) elections in Karnataka, Telangana and Himachal (Pradesh) have given a boost to the Congress. People accepted the guarantees we have given, which means people want programmes, benefits, welfare schemes and not other things," said Kharge, reported news agency PTI.

Apr 16, 2024 6:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Visuals from PM Modi's visit to West Bengal's Raiganj

Check out these visuals from PM Modi's visit to West Bengal's Raiganj

Apr 16, 2024 6:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi urges people to vote for AIADMK

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has urged people to vote for AIADMK, saying, "I want to inform the people of Tamil Nadu that AIMIM and AIADMK have come into an alliance. AIMIM President of Tamil Nadu TS Vakeel Ahmed has met AIADMK General Secretary Edappadi K. Palaniswami. AIDMK has categorically given an assurance to us that they will never come into an alliance with the BJP and will oppose CAA-NRC... I urge the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for AIADMK candidates... Our alliance with AIADMK will continue till the next Tamil Nadu assembly elections... Please come and vote for AIADMK so that we can stop communalism and fascism."

Apr 16, 2024 5:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress releases list of 3 candidates in Jharkhand

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress party has released another list of 3 candidates in Jharkhand for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, reported news agency ANI. 
Deepika Pandey Singh to contest from Godda, Krishna Nand Tripathi from Chatra, Anupama Singh from Dhanbad

Apr 16, 2024 5:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds roadshow in Agartala, Tripura

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: In view of the upcoming polls, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a roadshow in Agartala, Tripura on Tuesday.

Apr 16, 2024 5:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath holds roadshow in Saharanpur.

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is holding a roadshow in Saharanpur, ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2024.

Apr 16, 2024 5:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC gave permission to Rohingyas to change Bengal's demography,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Raiganj, PM Modi said: "TMC has given permission to Rohingyas to change demography of Bengal"

Apr 16, 2024 5:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC govt puts its own stickers on central schemes,' claims PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Raiganj, PM Modi said: "TMC govt either doesn't allow central schemes or puts its own stickers on them"

Apr 16, 2024 4:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'BJP's sankalp patra is Modi's guarantee card,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing public meeting in West Bengal's Raiganj, PM Modi said: "...The ideas of Bengal are a part of BJP's vision. With this vision, BJP has released 'sankalp patra'. BJP's sankalp patra is Modi's guarantee card..."

Apr 16, 2024 4:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'Bengal's development is Modi's priority,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Raiganj, PM Modi said, "Those running government in Bengal pushed it backwards. But Bengal's development is Modi's priority."

Apr 16, 2024 4:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'Leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal, gave direction to India,' says PM Modi.

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Raiganj, PM Modi said, "Leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal, gave direction to India. Such thoughts (from thought makers) from Bengal are now the part of BJP's vision."

Apr 16, 2024 3:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: DMK party releases its manifesto in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: DMK has released its manifesto (Kovai Rising) in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, reported news agency ANI.
 The manifesto pointers are as follows: 

New flight services to international hubs like Dubai and Singapore. 

MEMU trains from Kovai. Vilankurichi scheme road.

 A dedicated freight corridor between Chennai, Kovai and Thoothukudi shall be established. 

A broad-gauge railway project from Mettupalayam-Sathyamangalam-Gobichettipalayam-Erode will be completed. 

The Coimbatore Metro Rail Project shall be accelerated and Phase-1 shall be commenced in a time-bound manner.

Apr 16, 2024 3:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav jibes at Opposition over ‘parivarvaad’

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public rally in Sheikhpura, Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said: “They talk about ‘parivarvaad’. Their leader from Nawada Lok Sabha seat Vivek Thakur is the son of CP Thakur. That’s also ‘parivarvaad’.”

Apr 16, 2024 3:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee holds roadshow at Siliguri

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding a roadshow at Siliguri in support of Darjeeling constituency candidate Gopal Lama.

Apr 16, 2024 3:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC supports infiltrators, but opposes CAA that gives citizenship to refugees,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Balurghat, PM Modi said, "TMC supports infiltrators, but opposes CAA that gives citizenship to refugees".

Apr 16, 2024 3:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'Entire country petrified by crimes against women in Sandeshkhali,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Balurghat, PM Modi said: "Entire country petrified by crimes against women in Sandeshkhali"

Apr 16, 2024 3:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC has given West Bengal on lease to infiltrators,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Balurghat, PM Modi said, "TMC has given West Bengal on lease to infiltrators, goons".

Apr 16, 2024 3:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘Today West Bengal is saying ’4 June 400 paar,'' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Balurghat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "Today this gathering of people in Balurghat, shows that this time victory will be of development. Today the whole state is saying '4 June 400 paar', 'fir ek baar Modi sarkar'..."

Apr 16, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC again opposed Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal, but truth emerged victorious,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Reacting to HC allowing processions in Howrah, PM Modi said: "TMC again opposed Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal, but truth emerged victorious"

Apr 16, 2024 2:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi holds public meeting in West Bengal's Balurghat

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi is holding a public meeting in West Bengal's Balurghat.

Apr 16, 2024 2:30 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 'I have always been treated as a political tool,' says Robert Vadra

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Robert Vadra has claimed that his connections to the Gandhi family made him a soft target in politics. 

"...I have stayed away from politics, but different political parties wanted to pull me into politics and used tactics to trouble me. I have always been treated as a political tool and a soft target for being connected to the Gandhi family...People have felt that I should give them an answer not as a businessman but as an MP inside the Parliament...You will see whenever elections approach, my name is being used...," said Vadra as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 16, 2024 2:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds roadshow in Jorhat

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is holding a roadshow in Jorhat. Party's Jorhat candidate Gaurav Gogoi is also present.

Apr 16, 2024 2:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: BJP president JP Nadda holds roadshow in Tamil Nadu's Tenkasi

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: BJP national president JP Nadda is holding a roadshow in Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu. In Tenkasi, the BJP's ally, John Pandian of Tamizhaga Makkal Munnerra Kazhagam, is contesting.

Apr 16, 2024 1:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over electoral bonds

Rahul Gandhi said in the Kozhikode rally on Tuesday, "I don't know if you saw his interview with ANI yesterday. I don't know if you saw his face, his eyes, he was trying to defend the biggest corruption scandal on the planet through which BJP has got thousands of crores of rupees by extorting them from India's businessmen."

Apr 16, 2024 1:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre's Agnipath scheme

In an X post, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Agnipath scheme, saying, "The Agnipath scheme is an insult to the Indian Army and the brave youth who dream of protecting the country. This is not a scheme of the Indian Army but a scheme that was formulated in Narendra Modi's office which has been imposed on the Army."

Apr 16, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi in Kozhikode

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him an instrument of a few rich businessmen in the country. Gandhi alleged that Modi's job was to distract people from the real issues in the country, protect the richest businessmen in India and "forgive their bank loans". (PTI)

Apr 16, 2024 12:04 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘Opp parties call Sanatana Dharma dengue and malaria', says PM

PM Modi said during his Gaya rally on Tuesday, "They (opposition leaders) call Santana dharma "dengue and malaria". They don't deserve even a single seat...they must be punished.”

Apr 16, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: "Opposition playing politics with Constitution', said PM Modi

PM Modi said in today's Bihar rally that the Constitution of India will never change, accusing the Opposition parties of “playing politics” with the Constitution by “spreading canards”.

Apr 16, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘RJD has only given two things to Bihar…’

PM Modi said during the rally, "RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don't have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD is the biggest face of jungle raj in Bihar...RJD has given only two things to Bihar - jungle raj aur bhrashtachar."

Apr 16, 2024 11:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi takes ‘Ghamandiya Gandhbandhan’ dig at INDIA

PM Modi said in Bihar rally, "'Ghamandia Gathbandhan' has no vision or trust. When they go on asking for votes, then do so on the work done by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Entire Bihar knows why they try and take credit for the work done by Nitish ji and the central govt."

Apr 16, 2024 11:04 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi invokes BR Ambedkar in Bihar's Gaya

PM Modi said in Gaya, “Even BR Ambedkar cannot change the Constitution. Everyone who helped creating this Constitution was a sanatani, showcasing the values of our country.”

Apr 16, 2024 10:57 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi attacks RJD in Bihar rally

Speaking in Bihar's Gaya, PM Narendra Modi said, “RJD is the second name of corruption in Bihar. Under RJD's rule, no woman felt safe in Gaya.”

Apr 16, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM call's BJP's Sankalp Patra a ‘guarantee card’

PM Modi said during his address in Bihar's Gaya, "Two days ago, BJP released its 'Sankalp Patra'. This is the first time, some party's 'Sankalp Patra' is being called a 'guarantee card'..."

Apr 16, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi addresses public rally in Bihar's Gaya

Apr 16, 2024 10:32 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi's appetizer remark

Apr 16, 2024 9:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Chidambaram slams BJP's poll manifesto

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram slammed PM Modi's ‘sultan of tukde-tukde gang’ remark and said that BJP's manifesto for the upcoming elections, especially on the Uniform Civil Code, will create divisions between communities in India.

“Every time they (the BJP) are faced with a concrete set of plans and programmes from the Congress, they will accuse the Congress of being a gang that is trying to break up the country,” he told ANI.

Apr 16, 2024 9:34 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Defence Minister to address rally in Tamil Nadu

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address an election rally in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, and he will also hold a roadshow in multiple districts to campaign for the BJP candidates there.

Apr 16, 2024 9:04 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Check out latest news coverage on polls

Apr 16, 2024 8:53 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi's mega-push in South India

PM Narendra Modi is currently leading BJP's push in South India,  addressing back-to-back poll rallies to gain dominance in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Apr 16, 2024 8:30 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: AAP's Atishi on PM Modi's electoral bonds remark

Speaking in regard to PM Modi's ANI interview, Atishi said, “Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted that he took money from the corrupt, because his party needs donations to contest elections. Today, he accepted that he had to take 55 crore from liquor trader Sarath Chandra Reddy. He accepted that he had to take 2000 crores from companies that were under the scanner of CBI, ED, and Income Tax.”

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