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Lok Sabha election 2024 Highlights: The first phase of the seven-phase election will take place on April 19.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad.

Poll campaigns are being held across India by various political parties in view of the Lok Sabha election 2024. The first phase of the seven-phase election will take place on April 19. In the Lok Sabha election 2024, voting will be held for electing representatives to the 543-member Lower House of the Indian Parliament. The results will be announced on June 4. Support of at least 272 MPs in the Lok Sabha is required to form the government at the Centre....Read More

All eyes are on two major political alliances namely, the INDIA bloc and the NDA- the major competitors in the Lok Sabha Election 2024. While the INDIA bloc comprises of political parties like the Congress, the AAP, the TMC etc. NDA has the BJP, the PMK, the JDU etc. as its member parties. Ruling NDA government is aiming to secure the mandate to form the government for a third consecutive term. The alliance is targeting to win more than 400 seats in the Lok Sabha.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held election rallies in Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi campaigned for his party in Tamil Nadu.

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 13, 2024 10:51 PM IST

TDP ignored handloom weavers' community: Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday said TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu ignored the handloom weavers' community during his tenure. The YSRCP chief made this observation during an interaction with the weavers' community at Mangalagiri in Guntur district as part of his 'Memanta Siddham' (we are all ready) election canvassing bus tour. "Chandrababu ignored the industry (weavers community) in his previous term, but the current government has backed them in the last five years," said Reddy, adding that Mangalagiri weavers are renowned in the Telugu speaking states for their craft.

Apr 13, 2024 10:31 PM IST

Congress fields former union minister Srikant Jena in its list of 9 Lok Sabha candidates for Odisha

Congress on Saturday released its second list of candidates for 9 Lok Sabha seats in the state that includes the prestigious Balasore seat where former union minister Srikant Jena would fight BJP's Pratap Sarangi and BJD's Lekhashree Samantsinghar. As per the list released by the All India Congress Committee, former union minister and veteran leader Srikant Jena will contest from Balasore Lok Sabha seat from where he had won in 2009 Lok Sabha election. The BJP has nominated former union minister Pratap Sarangi while BJD has given ticket to former vice-president of BJD, Lekhashree Samantisnghar, who quit BJP early this week. The party has so far fielded candidates for 17 of the 21 Lok sabha seats. Of the remaining 4, Congress is likely to leave Aska for CPI and Mayurbhanj for JMM. It needs to announce candidates for Sambalpur and Cuttack Lok Sabha seats. The Congress fielded NSUI state unit president Yasir Nawaz for Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency and young IITian Siddharth Swarup Das. Nawaz will face the poll battle against BJP’s sitting MP Aparajita Sarangi and BJD’s Manmath Routray, the son of veteran Congress leader and Jatni MLA Suresh Routray.

Apr 13, 2024 10:12 PM IST

Video shows pro-Modi slogans at Bohra gathering; Cong alleges violation of model code

Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday took objection after a video showing slogans being shouted in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP at a congregation of the Dawoodi Bohra community here went viral. It amounted to seeking votes by using religion and the Election Commision should take note of it, the opposition party demanded. But no formal complaint had been lodged yet. The video showed BJP candidate from Bhopal, Alok Sharma, saying part of his party's slogans "Modi hai to mumkin hai" and "Abki baar, 400 paar", and the audience from the Bohra community chanting the remaining part. A child is also seen holding aloft a cut-out of Modi. A cleric is also heard saying, "We value our prime minister Narendra Modi." State Congress chief spokesperson Abbas Hafeez claimed that the BJP candidate was shouting campaign slogans inside a mosque which was a gross violation of the code of conduct. "We ask the Election Commission when it is going to take cognizance and act. Is the EC's remit only limited to taking action against the opposition?"

Apr 13, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Amit Shah to address election rally in Jammu next week: BJP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address his first election rally in Jammu on April 16, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina said on Saturday. Raina said Shah is coming to garner support for BJP candidate Jugal Kishore, who is vying for his third term from the Jammu parliamentary constituency. The BJP leader said he and other party leaders visited the Manhas Mahasabha Ground in Paloura to finalise the arrangements for the home minister's rally. Praising Shah for restoring peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir, Raina said Article 370 was a major hurdle to peace, progress and prosperity and it could be removed due to the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union home minister.

Apr 13, 2024 10:02 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's TN visit has trumped Modi's poll campaign: Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's single day campaign in the state has "beaten all the election trips" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state to seek votes. Referring to the April 12 meet addressed at nearby Coimbatore by him and Gandhi, Stalin said the turnout and the rally was magnificent like the movie "Baahubali", and the "total BJP was trumped," by a single public meeting. Further, the chief minister said Gandhi's single day campaign in Tamil Nadu has "beaten all the election trips" of Modi to the state to seek votes. "Rahul Gandhi has proven that Tamil Nadu people can be won over (ruled) only through love."

Apr 13, 2024 9:52 PM IST

Battle for Bikaner: Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal to contest against Congress' Govind Ram Meghwal

Bikaner, a city in the northwest of Rajasthan, is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies within the state. The constituency has remained as a BJP bastion since the year 2004 when the seat was won by actor Dharmendra. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the seat was won by Arjun Ram Meghwal, who went on to become a minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet. While the Congress struggled to secure victories in the general elections post-1999, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has consistently dominated this constituency from 2004 to 2019. Arjun Ram Meghwal, the current Member of Parliament from Bikaner, clinched victories in 2009, 2014, and 2019, solidifying Bikaner as a fortress for the BJP.

Apr 13, 2024 9:48 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy injured in stone pelting incident during Vijayawada road show

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was on Saturday injured after stones were pelted by unknown persons during the YSRCP chief's election campaign in Vijayawada, his office said. The chief minister suffered a small cut on the left side of his temple above the eye during his ‘Memanta Siddham’ (we are all ready) election canvassing bus tour. "The stone struck the CM while he was acknowledging the crowds as part of his bus tour at Vivekananda School Centre in Singh Nagar, Vijayawada," said a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

Apr 13, 2024 9:32 PM IST

Congress waives farmers' loans if comes to power : Rahul Gandhi

Kicking off the party’s election campaign in Maharashtra on Saturday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi promised waiving crop loans, guaranteed fair price for agricultural produce, filling up 30 lakh vacant government jobs, ensuring educated youth get one year of apprenticeship in government or private sector with one lakh annual stipend — if his party is voted to power at the Centre. He said if the INDIA bloc is elected to power, they will immediately conduct a caste census throughout the country. Additionally, women from poor sections of the society will receive 8,500 a month under the Mahalakshmi Yojana. Addressing a huge crowd at Sakoli in Bhandara district, the Congress leader also assured that the honorarium of women working at Anganwadis will be doubled. Sakoli is part of the Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha constituency where the Congress has fielded Dr Prashant Padole. Lashing out at the Modi government, for what he claimed, works only for some handful industrialists like Adani, he said that if the Congress-led alliance comes to power, they would focus on running the government for farmers, poor, dalits, tribals and the unemployed. He emphasizedthe importance of participation from all sections of society.

Apr 13, 2024 9:29 PM IST

Congress releases list of 16 candidates for Lok Sabha elections

Apr 13, 2024 8:58 PM IST

AIADMK alleges illegal phone interception by Tamil Nadu Intelligence Wing

AIADMK writes to the Election Commission of India, alleging "illegal phone interception by Tamil Nadu Intelligence Wing to target Opposition leaders"; the party demands action.

Apr 13, 2024 8:58 PM IST

Sarabjit, son of Indira Gandhi's assassin Beant Singh, to contest LS polls from Faridkot as independent

Sarabjit Singh, son of Beant Singh, one of the two security guards who assassinated former PM Indira Gandhi, is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Faridkot in Punjab as an independent candidate. Sarabjit Singh will contest the elections as an independent candidate from the reserved constituency of the border state. Three singers also contesting from the same seat. While Hansraj Hans is contesting on a BJP ticket, Congress and AAP have fielded Mohammad Sadiq and Karamjit Anmol, respectively. Currently, Congress MP Mohammad Sadique is representing the seat.

 

Apr 13, 2024 8:29 PM IST

No flags will be used in Rahul Gandhi's poll campaign in Wayanad: M M Hassan

No flags will be used for Rahul Gandhi's election campaign in the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, KPCC acting chief M M Hassan said here on Saturday. Hassan, who is also the UDF convener, said that a decision has been taken not to use any flags of the Congress or its allies during the poll campaign of Gandhi next week in the hill constituency. However, he refused to give any reason for taking the decision. Speaking to reporters at a press conference here, the UDF convener said that there is no need to communicate to the media the reasons behind the party's decision.

Apr 13, 2024 7:46 PM IST

PM Modi is biggest supporter of reservation: Amit Shah

The BJP will neither end reservations nor allow anyone to do it, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday and accused the Congress of spreading a misconception that the ruling party wants to abolish quota for the Dalits, tribals and backwards. "(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi himself is the biggest supporter of reservation," Shah said at an election rally in Harsoli in Rajasthan's Alwar district. He alleged that the Congress was "anti-OBC" and had put in cold storage key reports on the issue of reservation. "I want to make one thing clear. Congress party is spreading misconception, especially among Dalit and tribal brothers, that the BJP is going to abolish reservation.

Apr 13, 2024 7:17 PM IST

Congress finalises some candidates for 4 states, including Punjab, HP

The Congress on Saturday finalised the names of a few Lok Sabha candidates from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi at a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee here. The CEC meeting for Himachal Pradesh was attended by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and AICC general secretary K C Venugopal. Himachal Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, deputy chief minister Mukesh Agnihotri, Pradesh Congress Chief Pratibha Singh, and AICC in-charge Rajeev Shukla, were the others present in the meeting. The Haryana CEC was attended, besides the top party leaders, by PCC chief Uday Bhan, ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Randeep Surjewala, and Kumari Selja. A source from the party said the name of Deepinder Singh Hooda was finalised from the Rohtak Lok Sabha seat.

Apr 13, 2024 7:03 PM IST

Farmers' loans will be waived after Cong comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said loans of farmers will be waived if his party comes to power at the Centre. Addressing a rally in Sakoli in Maharashtra's Bhandara district, he said the main issues plaguing the people of the country were unemployment and inflation, though these were ignored by the media, which concentrated on programmes of the prime minister and celebrities. "Loans of farmers will be waived if the Congress comes to power. People are distressed due to unemployment and inflation. The situation is such that people earning just thousands and those making crores are paying the same GST," he said while attacking the NDA government at the Centre.

Apr 13, 2024 6:58 PM IST

Election Commission suspends two more police officials in West Tripura constituency for dereliction of duty

The Election Commission of India on Saturday suspended two more police officials found guilty of dereliction of duty in poll-bound West Tripura Parliamentary constituency. A press statement issued by the office of the Chief Electoral officer stated that after proven guilty of dereliction of duty, West Tripura Police Superintendent Dr Kiran Kumar issued a suspension order to Sub Inspector Dipankar Debnath and police Constable Bipin Sen Chakma. Both the cops have been placed under temporary suspension. It should be noted here that the total number of suspensions in the run-up to the General Elections of two parliamentary constituencies of Tripura now stood at 8.

Apr 13, 2024 6:40 PM IST

BJP to release its poll manifesto on Sunday

The BJP will release its manifesto -Sankalp Patra - for the Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with its planks of welfare and development besides a roadmap for 'viksit Bharat' expected to figure prominently in its election agenda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior leaders of the party are expected to attend the unveiling of the manifesto at the party headquarters that coincides with the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, a towering leader from the Dalit community and an architect of the Indian Constitution.

Apr 13, 2024 6:29 PM IST

‘BJP has politicized central agencies,’ says BSP chief Mayawati

In an attack on both the Congress and the BJP, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Bahujan Samajwadi party (BSP) chief Mayawati, accused the parties of failing to address the needs of marginalized communities and the middle class. Mayawati criticized both the BJP and Congress for allegedly exploiting Uttarakhand repeatedly for their gains, asserting that the time has come for the people to defeat them. Speaking at a rally in Roorkee, Mayawati asserted that Congress lost power due to discriminatory policies against Dalits and tribal communities, while BJP's promises of prosperity remained unfulfilled.

Apr 13, 2024 6:06 PM IST

Even after Independence, the country was impacted by the Congress for 70 years: Kangana Ranaut

BJP candidate from Mandi Kangana Ranaut says, "...Even after Independence, the country was impacted by the Congress for 70 years...Every day a new scam, scandal...How will they (Congress govt in the state) look after you when they are unable to manage their own government."

Apr 13, 2024 5:50 PM IST

Even IIT graduates are not getting jobs under Modi govt: Priyanka Gandhi

Targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party over the "rising unemployment" in the country, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said that even the graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology are not getting jobs under the BJP-led Centre. Addressing a public meeting in Haridwar, Priyanka Gandhi said, " There is rising unemployment in the country. PM Modi has only given unemployment to this nation. Even IIT graduates are not getting jobs under the Modi government. The Centre's scheme and policies are not employment-oriented. The government is handing over PSUs, Railways, and ports to their business friends. So basically all these jobs are going away to the corporates," Priyanka Gandhi said. Congress General Secretary further said that small-level businesses in the country are suffering due to the poor economic policies of the BJP.

Apr 13, 2024 5:31 PM IST

Kukis and Meitis united on one point - not right time for LS polls in Manipur

The Kukis and Meitis may be at loggerheads in Manipur but their thoughts on one point converge -- this is not the right time for Lok Sabha elections in the restive state. It has nearly been a year since ethnic violence broke out between the hill-majority Kukis and the valley-majority Meitis. It has not only killed over 200 people and displaced around 50,000 but also sharply divided Manipur along ethnic lines. Elections for two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur will be held on April 19 and 26. While Inner Manipur and some segments of Outer Manipur will vote in the first phase, the remaining segments of Outer Manipur will go to polls on April 26.

Apr 13, 2024 5:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Will keep alive Article 370 issue, says Omar Abdullah

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the Supreme Court upholding the abrogation of Article 370 does not close the issue and his party will keep it alive till a dispensation comes at the Centre that is willing to discuss the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. "This government will not remain forever. There is no power on earth that can keep Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi in office in perpetuity, there is no power on earth that can keep the BJP in office forever. Every government has a finite term, some are longer, some are shorter. Why would you assume that no government will come in future that will be unwilling to talk to us on Article 370," Abdullah told PTI in an interview here.

Apr 13, 2024 5:02 PM IST

AIMIM extends its support to AIADMK in the coming Lok Sabha elections

AIADMK has refused to ally with BJP and has committed to never allying with it in the future. It has also assured that it will oppose CAA, NPR & NRC. Therefore, AIMIM extends its support to AIADMK in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Our alliance will also continue for the Assembly elections

Apr 13, 2024 4:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Congress is a problem, gave country problems like terrorism, corruption, says Yogi Adityanath in Haldwani

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said Congress was a problem and it has given the country problems like terrorism, naxalism, casteism, corruption and separatism. Yogi, while addressing his first rally in Uttarakhand in Haldwani of Nainital district said, "BJP believes in the solution, not problems. Congress is a problem, it has given problems to the country lifelong. Whether it is partition, terrorism, naxalism, casteism, corruption, or separatism. All these problems were given by Congress. They give so many problems that for their solution, the country got Modi's leadership. In the last 10 years, we have seen India changing.” "Could the Congress have abrogated Article 370 from Kashmir? The poison of terrorism which was seeping into the country through Article 370, has been given by Congress. The Congress gave this problem. Modi ji ended the disease forever. Could the Congress have ended Triple Talaq?," he asked.

Apr 13, 2024 4:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on CEC meeting

On Himachal Pradesh CEC meeting, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla says, "In the meeting, we discussed how to win all 4 seats of Himachal Pradesh... We have decided on candidates for two seats. For the remaining two seats, the discussions will continue..."

Apr 13, 2024 4:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Congress nominees in Gujarat to file nominations between April 15-17

Congress candidates in Gujarat will file their nomination forms for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections between April 15 and 17. All 26 constituencies in Gujarat will vote on May 7 in the third phase of the general elections. Bypolls for five assembly segments are also scheduled to be held in the state on that day. The Congress has so far fielded candidates on 20 constituencies while nominees for four more seats are yet to be announced. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has declared candidates for two seats it will contest in alliance with Congress under the INDIA bloc.

Apr 13, 2024 4:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'Ticket for Mandi will be declared soon,' says Congress leader Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: On Congress CEC meeting for Himachal Pradesh, CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said, " Discussions were held for our 4 seats. Ticket for Mandi will also be declared soon..."

Apr 13, 2024 3:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'Congress cannot get even two seats in Karnataka,' says JD-S leader HD Kumaraswamy

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Former Karnataka CM & JD-S leader HD Kumaraswamy has predicted that Congress won't win even two seats in the state. 

"In Karnataka, after the alliance between BJP and JD-S, we are facing the first election jointly. This election is important to both parties and it will be approved by Karnataka... They (Congress) cannot get even two seats. A minimum of 26-27 seats will be won by the JD-S and BJP alliance... All the things mentioned by them (Congress) in the manifesto, the entire country has not taken it seriously... The voters are responding positively to us...," said Kumaraswamy as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 3:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'This election is going to decide your future,' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tells people in Haridwar

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Addressing a public meeting in Uttarakhand's Haridwar, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra warned people not to get misguided by leaders.

 "You are the people. You are the nation builders... When I listen to speeches of the leaders, the issues they talk about are not at all relatable to people's lives. They try to misguide you... This election is going to decide your future. So, make your issues a priority...," said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 3:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: “Hindutva is my commitment, development my priority”, says BJP's Dakshina Kannada LS candidate Captain Brijesh Chowta

Captain Brijesh Chowta, BJP candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, on Friday said that while Hindutva is his commitment, development is his priority, adding that he wants to develop the constituency on the lines of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Viksit Bharat 2047' vision. "My focus is to ensure that this district remains as the Hindutva fortress that was built by our organisation using karyakartas. Hindutva is my commitment and development is my priority... I would like to develop Dakshin Kannada along the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2047 viksit Bharat vision," Chowta told ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 3:11 PM IST

SAD announces 1st list of 7 candidates for LS polls

SAD announces 1st list of 7 candidates for LS polls; Prem Singh Chandumajra from Anandpur Sahib, Daljit Singh Cheema from Gurdaspur.

Apr 13, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Have you ever seen the media talking about unemployment, inflation and participation? Rahul Gandhi

Apr 13, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'We will perform well in all 11 seats of Chhattisgarh,' says Congress leader Sachin Pilot

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Congress leader Sachin Pilot has exuded confidence about the party's performance in the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2024. 

"Congress has always been strong in Bastar...BJP leaders are not discussing what they did in 10 years. Their election campaign is mostly focused on emotional issues, religion, and temple-mosque issues, rather than the ground issues...Crime has increased in the state in the past 4 months after the formation of the current BJP government... We will perform well in all 11 seats of Chhattisgarh," said Pilot as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 1:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'From where IITs, IIMs, and AIIMSs came into the country,' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a dig at BJP

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Addressing a public rally at Ramnagar, in Nainital, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at BJP for discrediting Congress work. 

"For how long you'll keep blaming Congress. Congress is not in power for the last 10 years. For the last 10 years, they (BJP) have been in govt with a full majority, now they say '400 paar' they want more majority. They say nothing has been done in 75 years. If nothing has happened, how have such skills developed in Uttarakhand, from where IITs, IIMs, and AIIMSs came into the country. Chandrayaaan landed on the moon, if Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru hadn't built these, was it possible?...," said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Amit Shah holds roadshow in Kanniyakumari

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a roadshow in Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

Apr 13, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai campaigns in Theni

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai is holding campaign in Theni, in support of Theni Lok Sabha constituency candidate TTV Dhinakaran.

Apr 13, 2024 12:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is being tortured in jail,' claims AAP MP Sanjay Singh

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: AAP MP Sanjay Singh has claimed that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is being tortured in jail at the behest of the Government of India and PM Modi.

 “Inside the jail, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is being tortured at the behest of the Government of India and PM Modi. Action is being taken to break his morale. As per the rule and as mentioned in the jail manual, the jail administration has been granted the right to let the people in jail meet the visitors face-to-face. In the case of Arvind Kejriwal, his wife is not allowed to meet him face-to-face,” said Singh as quoted by news agency PTI.

Apr 13, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'From Raksha Bandhan we will give ₹1 lakh per year to our poor sisters,' says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has made a promise of giving 1 lakh per year to poor women. 

"One thing is clear that our only goal is how to develop Bihar... Whatever we can do, we have put it in front of you with a pledge... From 15th August, the youth will start getting freedom from unemployment and if our government is formed, then from Raksha Bandhan we will give 1 lakh per year to our poor sisters... The public is the master and wherever we are doing, we are getting the blessings of the public. We are fully confident that the INDIA alliance government is going to be formed ...," said Yadav as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates:  'Only a double-engine government can truly develop Bihar,' says Chirag Paswan

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan has exuded confidence that NDA will form the government at the Centre. 
"People from his (Tejashwi Yadav) family were in power for a very long time and we have seen how jobs were distributed... During election time, big promises are made and big things are said, but the reality comes to light when they come to power and then excuses are made. On today's date, Lok Sabha elections are taking place and Lok Sabha elections are in progress. The people of Bihar have made up their minds that for the third time, the present Prime Minister has to be made the Prime Minister of the country. People of Bihar have seen the example of Uttar Pradesh that only a double-engine government can truly develop the state...," said Paswan as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 2 FIRs filed against Cong's Bastar LS candidate Kawasi Lakhma for poll code violation

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Police in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district have filed two cases against senior Congress leader Kawasi Lakhma, who is also the party's candidate for the Bastar Lok Sabha seat, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct with his objectionable remarks, according to officials on Saturday.

Apr 13, 2024 10:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'NDA will not get full absolute majority this time,' says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has predicted that the BJP-led NDA would not get full absolute majority this time in the Lok Sabha election. 

"According to me NDA will not get full absolute majority this time. INDIA (opposition alliance) and other parties which are against BJP, they are getting the majority...," said Siddaramaiah as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 9:18 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 'Got calls from BJP representatives to take back my nomination,' says All India Forward Bloc candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Khajuraho

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: All India Forward Bloc candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Khajuraho, RB Prajapati, has alleged that he got calls from BJP representatives to take back his nomination.

 “During the scrutiny of nomination forms, the INDIA alliance candidate (Samajwadi Party candidate Meera Yadav) from Khajuraho Lok Sabha constituency was disqualified. I too got calls from the representatives of the ruling party (BJP) to take back my nomination, and I was offered a chairman post in one of the state government’s corporations. I have submitted a letter along with the evidence to the Election Commission of India in this matter,” said Prajapati as quoted by news agency PTI.

Apr 13, 2024 8:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Over 1900 wheelchairs arranged in Uttarakhand for elderly and voters marked in the disabled category

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Uttarakhand’s Additional Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Kumar Jogdande has highlighted the arrangements made for elderly and voters marked in the disabled category.

 “More than 1900 wheelchairs and over 1623 Dolis have been arranged by Samaj Kalyan Vibhag. Among all the voters in the state, 80335 people are marked in the disabled category, and around 65160 people are those who are older than 85 years of age,” said Jogdande as quoted by news agency PTI.

Apr 13, 2024 8:33 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Special polling stations arranged for 5,000 victims of Manipur violence

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: 29 special polling stations have been established ahead of the Lok Sabha elections for about 5,000 people, who were displaced by Manipur violence. 
 

Speaking to news agency ANI on Friday, Imphal West Deputy Commissioner Kiran Kumar said, "Considering the violence and the displacement caused by the ethnic clashes, we have arranged special polling stations to enable the internally displaced people to vote. Twenty nine such polling stations have been opened ahead of the general elections."

Apr 13, 2024 8:16 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold roadshow in Tripura on April 16

Lok Sabha election 2024 Live updates: Senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold roadshow in Tripura on April 16. Her campaign rally will be held a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala. 

"She is scheduled to land here at the MBB airport in Agartala at 2.50 PM. She will lead a road show that will snake through different parts of the city, including Durga Chowmuhani, Colonel Chowmuhani, Paradise Chowmuhani, among other top landmarks and public places. She will fly out of the state after the event on the same day," said Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman as quoted by news agency ANI.

Apr 13, 2024 8:00 AM IST

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