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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan holds a roadshow in Vijayawada on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan holds a roadshow in Vijayawada on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: A voter turnout of 64.4 percent was recorded across 11 states and union territories in Phase 3 of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the country, with northeastern state of Assam leading in voter turnout. Voting took place in 93 constituencies on Tuesday, with the fate of over 1300 candidates in fray. There were next to no reports of violence during the third phase of the general elections in India. The third phase of voting witnessed a 2.9 percent dip in voter turnout, as compared to that of the 2019 general elections in the country. ...Read More

The highest voter turnout of 81.61 per cent was recorded in Assam where four constituencies went to the polls in this phase and the lowest, 57.34 per cent, was recorded in Uttar Pradesh, where 10 constituencies went to the polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were among the first voters of the day on Tuesday, casting their votes in Ahmedabad. After casting his vote, PM Modi urged all the voters to boost the turnout in this election, asking them to make these polls more vibrant.

After the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls, the fate of 283 out of the total 543 seats in the lower house of the Parliament is sealed. The fourth phase of the election will take place on May 13, where 10 states will cast their votes.

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May 8, 2024 11:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Cong's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary says ‘PM Modi has failed in many aspects’

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress candidate from Berhampore Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, says, “The way PM Narendra Modi had declared his victory even before contesting elections, things have now changed, and he is now rattled. He can see that the result will not turn out as expected, so he is taking other resorts to mislead people... I don't want to say anything about anyone's personal opinion. Our topography gives rise to different kinds of appearances of our people... There is anti-incumbency against the state government of West Bengal. I want to expose the government's wrongdoings to people... As far as the country is concerned, PM Modi has failed in many aspects and has been exposed in front of the people.”

May 8, 2024 10:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Latest voter turnout for phase 3 polling

A voter turnout of 65.68% was recorded in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to the latest data shared by the Election Commission.

 

May 8, 2024 10:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav mocks BSP over removal of Akash Anand

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday reacted to Mayawati's decision to remove her nephew Akash Anand as her successor and as national coordinator of the party till he becomes ‘politically mature’. 

Yadav described the BSP chief's announcement as an indication that her party is not winning a single seat as its traditional voters are shifting towards the INDIAN alliance “to save the Consitution and reservation”. Read more.

May 8, 2024 9:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rajnath slams former Punjab CM Channi’s ‘election stunt’ remark on Poonch attack

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday came down heavily on former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who alleged that the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) convoy at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir was an election stunt. Read here.

May 8, 2024 8:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Sam Pitroda resigns from Indian Overseas Congress post

Sam Pitroda has decided to step down as the chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress and the decision has been accepted by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party general secretary Jairam Ramesh announced.

The decision came after his racist comment on how Indians from different parts of the country look created a major political controversy amid the ongoing Lok Sabha election. Read more.

May 8, 2024 8:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi's respond to PM Modi's Adani-Ambani jibe

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Adani-Ambani’ jibe. In a video message, Gandhi claimed that this was the first instance when the prime minister took the name of industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani publicly. Read on.

May 8, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi holds joint roadshow with Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan

PM Narendra Modi, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan are holding a joint roadshow in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada. See video

May 8, 2024 6:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Narendra Modi's 'snap ties' dare to MK Stalin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday dared Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin to break ties with the Congress over Sam Pitroda's remark that "people in the South look like Africans". More here.

May 8, 2024 6:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: KT Rama Rao holds roadshow in Kalwakurthy

BRS working president KT Rama Rao holding a roadshow in Kalwakurthy in support of Dr RS Praveen Kumar, party candidate from Nagarkurnool. See video.

May 8, 2024 5:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Bengaluru police summon JP Nadda, Amit Malviya 

The Bengaluru police has issued notices to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and its IT cell head Amit Malviya in connection with a contentious video posted on X by the party’s Karnataka state unit during the election period. 

The two leaders have been asked to appear before Bengaluru police within seven days. More details

May 8, 2024 5:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Sanjay Nirupam on what if Sharad Pawar merges party with Congress

Former Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said Sharad Pawar will try to merge his party with the Congress but zero plus zero remains zero. 

Sanjay Nirupam who recently joined Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena made these comments as he reacted to Sharad Pawar's statement that many regional parties -- after the 2024 elections -- would move closer to the Congress. Read more.

May 8, 2024 5:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress repeatedly proves that it is against India, says PM Modi

“Congress' mindset has become 'divisive'. It wants to break India into pieces. The recent racist remarks made by a 'special advisor' of Shehzada are absolutely shameful. Congress has, time and again, proved that it is against India, and against the people of India,” PM Modi said.

May 8, 2024 4:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘People want to know what govt has done for unemployment,’ says Priyanka Gandhi

"My assessment is that people are wanting change, and everywhere I go, I get the sense that people are fed up now of being lied to, they are fed up of the level of discussion that is taking place in the nation's media and political stages, they want their problems discussed. They want to know what has the government done for unemployment, to reduce the prices, what is it doing to help the farmer and labourer," Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tells PTI.

May 8, 2024 4:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Ramdas Athawale on ‘Adani-Ambani’ remark

On PM Modi's 'Adani-Ambani' remark against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale tells PTI: "Why did Rahul Gandhi, who used to speak about Ambani-Adani, become silent? He has stopped talking against Ambani-Adani. PM Modi has asked this question and Rahul Gandhi must give an answer."

May 8, 2024 3:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Abhishek Banerjee campaigns for Yusuf Pathan

Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee holds a roadshow in support of party candidate from Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency, ex-India cricketer Yusuf Pathan.

May 8, 2024 3:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah attacks Oppn leaders for skipping Ram Mandir ceremony

Everyone, Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, etc., were invited to the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony of Ram Mandir. But they didn't come, as they are scared of their vote bank. We are not scared of anyone: Amit Shah in Hardoi, UP

May 8, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah attacks Ram Gopal Yadav for statement on Ram Mandir

Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav says that Ram Mandir is wrong. If you make even the slightest mistake, they will put a lock named 'Babri' on the Ram Mandir. Will you give a chance to them?: Amit Shah, Union home minister, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh

May 8, 2024 2:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: INDIA bloc does not support Pitroda's remarks, says Sanjay Singh

As far as the remark of Sam Pitroda is concerned, none of the leaders of the INDIA alliance support: Sanjay Singh, AAP

May 8, 2024 2:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Priyanka Gandhi responds to PM Modi's attack

Rahul ji talks about Adani-Ambani every day, he puts the truth about them before the public. Every day we tell you that they (BJP) have a nexus with big industrialists. They waived off 16 lakh crores of his friends: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress

May 8, 2024 1:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi over Pitroda's remarks

PM Modi, while taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over Sam Pitroda's remarks, said, “The country will not accept discrimination based on skin colour; 'Shehzada' should answer.”

May 8, 2024 1:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘Cong will abolish reservation for SC, ST,’ says PM Modi

PM Modi said at an election rally on Wednesday, “By enacting a law, Congress wants to abolish reservations for SC, ST and OBC and give it to Muslim.”

May 8, 2024 1:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress slams Kerala CM over foreign tour

The Congress on Wednesday stepped up its criticism of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over his trip abroad, by seeking to know whether the CM's absence was a deliberate strategy to avoid campaigning against the BJP amid the ongoing Lok Sabha polls in the country. (PTI)

May 8, 2024 1:04 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi field another attack at Congress

PM Modi said during an election rally, “Whether Congress or INDI Alliance, wherever they came to power, those states became their ATMs.”

May 8, 2024 12:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Haryana CM says govt working strongly

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini on Wednesday said his government is not in trouble and is working strongly, a day after three Independent MLAs withdrew support to the BJP dispensation in the state. (PTI)

May 8, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: One injured after polling booth clash in Karnataka

A 45-year-old BJP worker was injured after workers of the BJP and Congress clashed with each other following a verbal spat at a polling station here, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred at Bdyapur polling station falling under Surpur Assembly segment in Yadgir district on Tuesday.

May 8, 2024 12:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘Lotus will bloom again,’ says Haryana CM

Manohar Lal Khattar, former Haryana Chief Minister and BJP candidate from Karnal on Wednesday said that the party will win all the 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state and the lotus will bloom.

Speaking with ANI, Manohar Lal Khattar said, "Hundreds of people have come here in support... In this area, the BJP has been winning from the past three elections. This time, we will register a win with more votes than last time. We will win all the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana..."

May 8, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: FM Sitharaman's dig at Congress

FM Nirmala Sitharaman said in an X post, "Repeated claims from the INCIndia ecosystem and Rahul Gandhi in particular that Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are being dismantled & are in disarray under the current government are a textbook example of 'Ulta Chor Kotwal Ko Daante.'"

May 8, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi's Adani-Ambani attack at Congress

Alleging that the Congress has been chanting the name of "Adani and Ambani" for five years and stopped it following the announcement of the LS polls, PM Modi said the grand old party should answer to the country.

May 8, 2024 11:24 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi's ‘shehzada’ dig at Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi said during his Telangana rally, “Shehzada of Congress (Rahul Gandhi) have been saying same thing for last 5 years. He started saying Ambani-Adani. But since the election was declared, he stopped abusing Ambani-Adani. I want to ask him how much money he has got? What deal has been made? There is something wrong. You will have to answer to people.”

May 8, 2024 11:17 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘RR tax leaves behind RRR movie,’ says PM Modi

PM Modi said in Telangana, "From Telangana to Delhi, there is a lot of discussion about 'double R' (RR) tax. A film named 'RRR' was released a few days back in the Telugu language, someone told me that 'RR' has left behind 'RRR' in the collection. It is reported that 'RRR' has a lifetime collection of over 1000 cr, but this much money is just a few days collection of 'RR' tax."

May 8, 2024 11:06 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to Bengali polymath, Rabindranath Tagore on his 163rd birth anniversary.

"I pay homage to Gurudev Tagore on the occasion of his birth anniversary. His enduring wisdom and genius continue to inspire and enlighten innumerable people across generations," PM Modi wrote in a post on X.

May 8, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘Corruption common in Congress, BRS’

PM Modi said in Telangana on Wednesday, “Corruption is common factor between BRS and Congress.”

May 8, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi calls BRS ‘family first’ party

PM Modi said in Telangana, “BJP runs on 'nation first' principle. But, for Cong and BRS it is ‘family first’.”  The prime minister further said, “Four phases of polls are to be held. With blessings of people, BJP and NDA moving towards victory.”

May 8, 2024 10:47 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi attacks INDIA bloc

PM Modi said while addressing a poll rally in Telangana, “After third phase of polls, third fuse of Congress and INDI Alliance was off.”

May 8, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Yogi Adityanath hits out at Congress

May 8, 2024 10:08 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Hisar LS seat sees family fight among themselves

The stage is set for a riveting electoral battle in Haryana's Hisar Lok Sabha constituency where three members of the influential Chautala family, split along political lines, have locked horns.

Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) MLA Naina Chautala, and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate Sunaina Chautala -- the two 'bahus' or daughters-in-law of the Chautala clan -- and BJP's Ranjit Singh Chautala are pitted against each other. (PTI)

May 8, 2024 9:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister attacks Odisha govt

Union Minister and BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur, Dharmendra Pradhan hit out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and asked why the people in Odisha were poor despite the state having fertile land and mineral resources.

Dharmendra Pradhan said, "After running 24 years stable government, why are the people in Odisha poor despite the State having fertile land, mineral resources, long sea coasts, rich culture and heritage more importantly."

May 8, 2024 9:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Smriti Irani slams Ram Gopal Yadav

Smriti Irani said to ANI, “We all know that they oppose Ram and Sanatan. Ram Gopal Yadav's statement on Ram Temple can insight anger among the people. As a Ram devotee, I want to tell him that in this election the people will give a reply to his anti-Sanatan alliance.”

May 8, 2024 9:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Over 75 percent voter turnout in Goa

The rural assembly segments have witnessed a higher voter turnout compared to urban areas in the elections to the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa, as per the Election Commission's data.

Goa recorded 75.20 per cent turnout during polling across 1,725 booths on Tuesday

May 8, 2024 8:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to hold roadshow in Andhra Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday address an election meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Annamayya district and hold a roadshow at Vijayawada in NTR district.

The meeting is scheduled around 2 pm at Kaliri near Rajampeta while the roadshow is expected to commence around 5 pm from the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium on Bandar Road in Vijayawada.

May 8, 2024 8:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: ‘BJP will change Constitution,’ alleges Uddhav Thackeray

Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said during a rally, “For them (BJP) the Constitution of India is like a burden. They think why should they follow the Constitution written by a Dalit? They want 400-plus seats so that they can change the Constitution written by Dr B R Ambedkar.”

May 8, 2024 8:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Congress slams BJP on Poonch attack

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Wednesday slammed the BJP over the terrorist attack on IAF convoy in J&K's Poonch, saying that the party “can do anything during elections.”.

May 8, 2024 7:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: 70 percent turnout in Karnataka

Karnataka recorded one of the highest voter turnouts of all 11 states and UTs at 70.03 percent in Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha polls, according to the Election Commission data.

May 8, 2024 7:34 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Haryana political crisis

Three independent MLAs withdrew their support from the BJP government in Haryana on Tuesday, reducing the Nayab Singh Saini government to a minority. The three MLAs said that they will now support Congress.

May 8, 2024 7:18 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Bus carrying EVMs, polling staff catches on fire

A bus transporting EVMs and polling staff in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district caught on fire on Tuesday, causing damage to some of the voting machines. No injuries were reported from the incident.

May 8, 2024 7:05 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to hold roadshow in Varanasi on May 13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be filing his nomination papers from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on May 14 and before filling his nomination papers, he will hold a road show in his parliamentary constituency on May 13. (ANI)

May 8, 2024 6:57 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Priyanka Gandhi's jibe at PM Modi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked PM Modi on Tuesday, saying that under his reign, "British Raj-like conditions" are prevailing in the country, with only billionaires benefiting from the government policies. 

May 8, 2024 6:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Clashes in West Bengal during polling

BJP, TMC and Congress-CPI(M) workers clashed with each other in four constituencies in West Bengal, in various parts of Murshidabad and Jangipur seats, during the third phase of voting in the country. 

May 8, 2024 6:45 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Political bigwigs cast their votes in Phase 3

Some of the star candidates in the Lok Sabha election, including PM Modi, Amit Shah, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajit Pawar, Supriya Sule and Sharad Pawar, were among the voters in Phase 3 of Lok Sabha polls.

May 8, 2024 6:39 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024 LIVE: Phase 3 records 64.4% voter turnout

With mostly peaceful polling across all 11 states and UTs on Tuesday, a voter turnout of 64.4 percent was recorded in the third phase of the elections, as per Election Commission data released at 11:40 pm on May 7. 

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