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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: INDIA bloc rally in Jharkhand on Sunday

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: Here are the latest updates on the general elections ahead of phase one of voting.
Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: EVMs and other details finalised by EC (PTI)
Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: EVMs and other details finalised by EC (PTI)

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: The first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha Election 2024 is set to take place tomorrow, April 19. The voting in Phase 1 of the general elections will take place in 102 constituencies across 21 states and Union Territories, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and more. Ahead of Lok Sabha elections phase 1, the campaigning by political parties ended on April 17, as ordered by the Election Commission of India....Read More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed political rallies in Assam and Tripura, campaigning for the BJP-led NDA alliance in the states. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was a part of two rallies in Karnataka on April 17. He also addressed a joint press conference with SP chief and ally Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday morning.

With the 2024 general elections, PM Modi's NDA government is eyeing its third term in power with echoes of ‘Abki baar 400 paar’ throughout their election campaign. However, Rahul Gandhi claimed in his press conference on Wednesday that BJP won't get more than 150 seats this time.

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 18, 2024 8:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Owaisi reacts to BJP candidate Latha's ‘arrow’ video

People of Hyderabad had seen BJP's intentions. They will not acept BJP-RSS's vulgar and provocative actions. Is this the 'Viksit Bharat' BJP is talking about? Bigger than elections is the peace of Hyderabad. I am confident that the people of Telangana will vote against BJP who are against peace in the state: Asaduddin Owaisi

Apr 18, 2024 7:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Polling station for internally displaced set up in Manipur

A special polling station for internally displaced people set up near a relief camp in strife-torn Manipur's Imphal East.

Khumanthem Diana Devi, DC, Imphal East, visited the station and took stock of the situation today.

Apr 18, 2024 7:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: LJP candidate condemns ‘abuse’ of party chief's mother

It's saddening and we are hurt by this. We may have political fights, but personally, we believe that their parents are our parents. But just to win the election, in Tejashwi Yadav's rally, for a candidate who herself is a woman, my mother-in-law was being abused and derogatory language was used for her and they silently listened to that, I think their silent agreement is involved in that: Arun Bharti on viral video of crowd in Tejashwi Yadav's rally ‘abusing’ LJP chief Chirag Paswan's mother

Apr 18, 2024 6:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Union minister hits out at Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav has been deputy CM for two times and trying to put his stamp on the jobs provided by CM Nitish Kumar. It's impossible to have talked about the development and such things in his party (RJD). They (RJD) aren't going to get into power: Giriraj Singh, BJP

Apr 18, 2024 6:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Police conduct checking in Assam's Jorhat

Police in Assam's Jorhat conduct checking of vehicles ahead of voting in 5 parliamentary seats on Friday.

The remaining 11 seats will vote in two additional phases.

Apr 18, 2024 6:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: BJP chief Nadda campaigns in Assam

BJP national president JP Nadda attends a public meeting and plays Assamese Dhol along with the other party leaders.

Apr 18, 2024 5:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Entire country is ‘Modimay,’ says Madhya Pradesh CM

I took part in the roadshow and nomination filing of our candidate from Sagar Lok Sabha constituency, Lata Wankhede today. The public's response suggests Sagar and the whole country is 'Modimay': Mohan Yadav

Apr 18, 2024 5:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: How many seats will NDA win in Bihar?

People have made up their minds to give all the 40 seats in Bihar to NDA: Lalan Singh, JD(U) MP

Apr 18, 2024 5:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Revanth Reddy campaigns for Attingal candidate

Telangana CM and Congress leader Revanth Reddy holds a roadshow for Adoor Prakash, the party's candidate from Attingal in Kerala.

Apr 18, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Uttarakhand declares public holiday

In view of the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections tomorrow on all five seats, the Uttarakhand government declares a public holiday across government and non-government offices/educational institutions on 19 April: Govt statement

Apr 18, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: iNDIA bloc to hold rally in Jharkhand's Ranchi

On April 21, the INDIA alliance will organise its Maha rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand. All the big leaders will attend the event. AAP leaders Bhagwant Mann, Sunita Kejriwal, and Sanjay Singh will attend the event on behalf of the AAP: Saurabh Bharadwaj, Delhi minister and AAP leader

Apr 18, 2024 3:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Uttarakhand CM urges everyone to vote

I urge all the people of Uttarakhand to cast their votes. Tomorrow all 5 seats of the state will go to polls. I am meeting everyone and appealing to them to vote: Pushkar Singh Dhami

Apr 18, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Rajnath Singh recalls Rajiv Gandhi's ‘corruption’ remark

Once (former PM) Rajiv Gandhi said that there is so much corruption in India, that if I (Rajiv Gandhi) send 100 paise from Centre, only 14 paise reaches the ground, and 86 paise goes to corruption. He (Rajiv) expressed his helplessness but couldn't provid any remedy to it, in independent India, PM Modi is the only Prime Minister who has accepted this challenge. He (PM Modi) has established a trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhar, and mobile; today if 100 paise are sent from Delhi's bank, these reach your pocket and not a single penny goes into corruption: Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister, in Kerala's Kollam

Apr 18, 2024 3:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: BJP leader asks why only Bengal saw clashes on Ram Navami

Isn't it sad that there is rioting only in West Bengal and nowhere else in the country when processions of Ram Navami are going on. (Bengal CM) Mamata Banerjee has been cautioned in the past that take cognisance of any communal tension when it comes to Ram Navami, but she chose to ignore that and talk about riot, riot and riot. Here you have substantive evidence to show how the state government has not only not taken cognizance of the situation, they have dismissed the fact that there was any communal tension: Shaina NC, BJP spokesperson

Apr 18, 2024 2:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Congress will get “dissolved” after polls, says Karnataka Leader of Opposition

This time, after the elections, the Congress party will dissolve. There will be no Congress in the nation: R Ashoka, BJP 

Apr 18, 2024 2:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Sunetra Pawar files nomination from Baramati

Sunetra Pawar, wife of Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar, files nomination from Baramati constituency as the NCP's candidate. Sunetra Pawar will face sitting Baramati MP Supriya Sule, Ajit's cousin.

Apr 18, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: BJP's ‘Naxal’ allegation at Congress

BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said, “We have seen a very important operation in Chhattisgarh in which 29 Naxals were eliminated by security personnel. It was indeed a big achievement for the security forces.” He further added, “Instead of welcoming the action by the security forces, the Congress has done what is expected of them. However, it is unthinkable that it claimed that the Naxals were essentially martyrs. It put a question mark on the bravery of our security forces.”

Apr 18, 2024 1:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi bashes BJP in Kerala rally

Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a polling rally in Kerala, said, “BJP is creating disharmony in country and it is harming millions of people.”

Apr 18, 2024 12:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi lacks courage to contest Amethi, says Rajnath Singh

Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Thursday took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, alleging that after his defeat from Amethi Lok Sabha seat in 2019, he does not have the courage to stand from there this time.

Apr 18, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: BJP fields Narayan Rane from Ratnagiri

Apr 18, 2024 11:04 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi's address to Congress workers

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told the party workers, “You are the backbone of our party. I thought that since it is election time, I should talk to you directly. This is not an ordinary election, this is an election to save the Constitution and democracy in which 'Babbar Sher' (lion-hearted) workers like you have a huge responsibility.”

Apr 18, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: BJP MP Hema Malini calls herself ‘Gopi’ of Lord Krishna

Actress-turned-politician Hema Malini, contesting the Lok Sabha election from Mathura as a BJP candidate for the third time, said Wednesday that she considers herself as a "gopi" of Lord Krishna. "I joined politics neither for name nor for fame. I also did not join politics for any materialistic gain," the Mathura MP told PTI.

Apr 18, 2024 10:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Emergency helicopters in Uttarakhand

The Election Commission has arranged emergency helicopters in Uttarakhand to ensure casualty-free elections in the state, in case someone needs to be flown out at an urgency.

Apr 18, 2024 9:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Manipur CM's vote appeal for BJP

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday asked the masses to vote for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections to keep the state's "territorial integrity intact". Read more

Apr 18, 2024 9:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: EC issues notification for 4th phase of polls

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday issued a notification for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, which will take place on May 13 in 96 constituencies across 9 States and one Union Territory. This phase will witness polling for 96 Lok Sabha seats across 9 states and one Union Territory, including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI)

Apr 18, 2024 8:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Devendra Fadnavis slams Rahul Gandhi

Devendra Fadnavis took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his ‘150 seats’ claim on BJP, and said, “I can only laugh at this statement; there is nothing more to comment on it. If Congress had any connection at ground level, the situation would not have been as bad as it is now.”

Apr 18, 2024 8:34 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi may fight polls from somewhere else, says MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav has said that in future Congress leader Rahul Gandhi might have to contest an election from some place across the oceans, as he would not find a safe seat in the country. Talking to reporters here on Wednesday after campaigning for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections ended, Yadav said Wayanad MP Gandhi could not save his Amethi seat in north India last time. (PTI)

Apr 18, 2024 8:15 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Fadnavis launches attack against MVA

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made a strong allegation on Monday, saying that the former Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government tried to frame him in false cases but found nothing against him.

Apr 18, 2024 8:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Politics over Bengal's Cooch Behar seat

Congress' candidate from Cooch Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, Piya Roy Chowdhury, raised a question on why political heavyweights like CM Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are visiting the area. Chowdhury said that violence-free elections never happen in Cooch Behar, and such visits can lead the the elections not being fair and safe.

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