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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Highlights: The 2024 Lok Sabha elections will commence with the first phase on April 19, spanning seven phases. Counting on June 4.
PM Narendra Modi speaks during rally in Tamil Nadu's Mettupalayam. (BJP)
PM Narendra Modi speaks during rally in Tamil Nadu's Mettupalayam. (BJP)

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Highlights: With the Lok Sabha elections nearing, political parties are ramping up their efforts to woo voters, with leaders actively engaging with the public to garner support. PM Narendra Modi's rallies today • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address two election rallies in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday....Read More

• PM Modi addressed a rally in Vellore to get support for Lok Sabha candidate Soumya Anbumani of ally Pattali Makkal Katchi. Later, he will go to Mettupalayam (Coimbatore) to seek a vote for BJP state president K Annamalai.

• Then, PM Modi will fly to Maharashtra's Nagpur for an election rally in the Ramtek constituency in support of the Shiv Sena (ruling Eknath Shinde faction) candidate Raju Parwe.

Tuesday Recap: Political highlights

• Congress MP Rahul Gandhi engaged with women collecting 'mahua' flowers in a forest near Umaria town, Madhya Pradesh, to discuss their issues and challenges.

• Union home minister Amit Shah criticised the Congress, alleging that they promised to establish Muslim Personal Law in India if elected, during a political rally in Assam.

• The Congress party revealed its candidates for six Lok Sabha and 12 legislative assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.

• The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Maharashtra, consisting of Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP, finalised its seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena secured 21 seats, Congress got 17 seats and NCP received 10 seats.

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 10, 2024 10:22 PM IST

Sanjay Singh claims 'threat issued' to stop Kejriwal's meetings

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed that an inquiry has been launched into Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sending messages to his MLAs through his lawyers from Tihar jail and that a threat was issued to stop his meetings.

Apr 10, 2024 9:51 PM IST

BJP 'openly' violating poll code but EC not acting, alleges AAP's Atishi

On Wednesday, senior AAP leader Atishi accused the BJP of openly flouting the model code of conduct, with the Election Commission failing to take action, thereby disrupting the level playing field in the Lok Sabha elections. In an interview with PTI, she expressed optimism about the AAP making its mark in Assam, where the party has fielded candidates in two constituencies - Dibrugarh and Sonitpur, slated for polling in the first phase on April 19.

Apr 10, 2024 9:37 PM IST

‘Yet to discuss’: Delhi Congress president on seat-sharing with AAP

"We are yet to discuss about it," says Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely on seat-sharing arrangement with AAP

Apr 10, 2024 8:01 PM IST

‘Work I have done in last 10 years in appetiser…’: PM Modi

PM Modi in Maharashtra's Ramtek says, "The work I have done in the last 10 years is an appetiser, Thali aani baaki hai...I give you a guarantee - 'Har pal desh ke naam, har pal aap ke naam'; 24 by 7 for 2047..."

Apr 10, 2024 7:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: “Modi Ki Guarantee works outside India as well”, says S Jaishankar

Emphasizing the efforts undertaken to ensure the safety of Indian nationals globally, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaffirmed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unwavering commitment, extending beyond India's borders, commonly referred to as "Modi Ki Guarantee." Jaishankar underscored the Indian government's steadfast support for its citizens, whether they encounter crises abroad or confront challenges as seen in regions like Ukraine, Israel, or Sudan.

"In my capacity as the Minister of External Affairs, I can affirm that Modi Ki Guarantee also works beyond our borders, wherever our citizens or even our compatriots find themselves trapped," said Jaishankar.

Apr 10, 2024 7:05 PM IST

PM Modi addresses a rally in Maharashtra's Ramtek

Addressing a public rally in Ramtek, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "...NDA's bumper win can be seen in the surveys that are shown...When Modi starts getting abused the trend is 'Abh ki baar 400 paar'. When they start abusing my mother or my later father understand that 'Abh ki baar 400 paar' and when questions are raised on the EVM, the trend is 'Abh ki baar 400 paar'..."

Apr 10, 2024 5:48 PM IST

BJP candidate from UP's Ballia on his candidature

BJP candidate from UP's Ballia said, "It is a tribute to my father that I will be contesting from Ballia again. We want to do work to bring employment opportunities to the youth of Ballia. I admit even today Ballia is backward. But with recent works like a green field expressway, people are attracted towards Ballia. In the next 5 years, we have to see that we bring industries to the city and that youth do not have to leave Ballia for employment..."

Apr 10, 2024 5:32 PM IST

‘Congress came and lost power…’: Amit Shah during rally in Bihar's Gaya

Union Home Minister Amit Shah says, "I thank PM Modi that after years former Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur was given Bharat Ratna...'Lalu ji bhi kaside padhte the'...Congress came & lost power but Karpoori Thakur was never given the due respect..."

Apr 10, 2024 5:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: Actor Pawan Singh to contest LS elections from Bihar

Actor Pawan Singh posted on X, “'Mata Gurutara Bhoomeru' means mother is much heavier than this land and I had promised my mother that I will contest the elections this time. I have decided that I will contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Karakat, Bihar!”

Apr 10, 2024 4:29 PM IST

See here: Visuals from NDA rally in Tamil Nadu's Vellore

Apr 10, 2024 3:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates | PM Modi hits out at DMK in TN rally

“A senior leader of DMK said that these elections are to make Modi leave India. I want to tell them that these elections are important to make India corruption-free, to make India free of Parivarvad, to end the menace of drugs in India,” says PM Modi.

Apr 10, 2024 3:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates | ‘DMK always focused on politics of hate’: PM Modi

"PM Modi said, “DMK has always focused on the politics of 'hate' and 'division'. They have never cared for the development of Tamil Nadu. I assure you that in our 3rd term, the BJP-led NDA will work harder for the development of the Nilgiris and Kongu. This is 'Modi ki Guarantee'!”

Apr 10, 2024 2:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates | ‘Aaj Northeast na…’: BJP's JP Nadda

BJP's JP Nadda said, “The enthusiasm I can see here is a testament to the fact that you have decided to bring back the BJP Government in Arunachal Pradesh. I thank all of you for your love, support and blessings. I am glad to note that we are moving ahead on the path of building a 'Viksit Arunachal Pradesh', and a 'Viksit Bharat'. The way I reached Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi in just around 2 hours is in itself a picture of India's advancement and development...Modi Ji has rightly said, 'Aaj Northeast na Delhi door hai, na Dil se door hai'!”

Apr 10, 2024 2:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP President JP Nadda addresses meeting in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar

BJP President JP Nadda addresses public meeting in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar.

Apr 10, 2024 2:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: Modi speaks during rally in Tamil Nadu's Mettupalayam

PM Narendra Modi said, “The only agenda of family parties like DMK and Congress is to remain in the government by telling lies in any way. Congress gave the slogan of eradicating poverty for so many decades, but poverty was not eradicated. This is the NDA government which has brought 25 crore people out of poverty.”

“Today also, support for BJP is flourishing in Tamil Nadu. People are saying that BJP will end the DMK. Tamil Nadu is saying, 'Fir Ek baar, Modi Sarkaar'! Family parties like DMK and Congress have only one agenda. Their priority is to stay in govt by hook or by crook. For decades, Congress gave the slogan of 'Garibi Hatao' but did nothing to make it happen. It is the BJP-led NDA which got 25 crore people out of poverty. The family-centric parties think that people from the tribal communities are not fit to hold any important position in the govt. BJP, for the first time, made a tribal woman country's President. Even then, they were protesting against it.”

Modi said, “INDI Alliance does not trust the potential of our country... during the COVID pandemic, INDI Alliance said we don't produce medicines. We said we would make 'Made in India' vaccines. Not only did we make those vaccines, but also exported our vaccines to aid the world. INDI Alliance was confident that our economy would shatter due to COVID. The Central govt, during those difficult times, extended a help of 2 lakh crore to MSMEs. Today the country is moving towards Make in India. But DMK stands with those who want to end investment in the country. These people are causing maximum harm to Tamil Nadu through their politics.”

Apr 10, 2024 2:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates | ‘During the times of Atal ji…’: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The land of Congo and Nilgiris have always been special for BJP. During the times of Atal ji, the people of Nilgiris constituency extended huge support and made him their representative in the Parliament.”

Apr 10, 2024 2:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates | ‘Mettupalayam has the energy of Coimbatore’: Modi

PM Modi said, “Mettupalayam has the energy of Coimbatore and the beauty of the Nilgiris. How can a tea seller not have a special relationship with a place famous for Nilgiri Tea?”

Apr 10, 2024 2:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: PM Modi addresses public meeting in Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu.

Apr 10, 2024 2:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: Amit Shah in West Bengal says ‘Whole country is moving forward but Bengal is lagging’

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing an election rally in West Bengal's Balurgha says, "There was a bomb blast in Bhupatinagar in 2022, in which 3 people were killed. Tell me whether those who carried out the bomb blasts should be put behind bars or not? The High Court handed over the investigation to the NIA and Mamata Didi wants to save the accused by registering a case against the NIA...The whole country has moved ahead on the path of development but our Bengal is lagging behind...'' On Sandeshkhali he says, “Mamata Didi, you are a woman Chief Minister. You are doing politics even on a shameful incident like Sandeshkhali. For years, women were being tortured right under your nose and the Trinamool Congress goons kept committing atrocities. When ED went to arrest the accused, stones were pelted at ED...the women of Bengal are seeing that you are with the accused of the Sandeshkhali incident.”

Apr 10, 2024 1:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: Ex-PM Chandrashekhar's son BJP candidate from Ballia

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP fields Neeraj Shekhar, son of former PM Chandrashekhar from Ballia Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

Apr 10, 2024 1:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP replaces Pawan Singh with SS Ahluwalia

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP nominated SS Ahluwalia from Asansol Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal in place of Bhojpuri star Pawan Singh, who was named earlier.

Apr 10, 2024 1:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: ‘This election is a fight between two ideologies!’ says Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: “This election is a fight between two ideologies! On one side there is the Congress, which has always united India, and on the other side there are those who have always tried to divide people,” Rahul Gandhi said in a post X in Hindi.

Apr 10, 2024 12:30 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: MP CM Mohan Yadav says ‘BJP will win all 29 Lok Sabha seats with huge majority’

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav expressed his assurance on Wednesday regarding the prospect of “winning in all 29 parliamentary seats within the state” during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

"I am happy that I reached Ujjain today and the new Vikram Samvat 2081 has started. On this occasion, I reached the party office where a few people took the membership of the party," CM Yadav told ANI. 

"I am hopeful that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the kind of atmosphere that is being felt everywhere, people are trusting BJP and PM Modi. We will win all 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state with a huge majority and 'Abki baar 400 paar'," the CM added.

Apr 10, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: UP CM Yogi in Kathua

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: UP CM Yogi Adityanath lands at Kathua for an election rally for union minister Dr Jitendra Singh.

Apr 10, 2024 12:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: PM Modi sharp attack on Congress and DMK

Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a blistering attack on Congress and its ally, the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. He targeted them on the issues of Katchatheevu and 'Shakti' remarks, alleging that they had kept the "country in the dark" over the former and accused them of mistreating women.

Apr 10, 2024 11:31 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: DMK doesn't want Tamil Nadu to open up, says PM Modi

Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: For Tamil Nadu, it's time to lead the journey of building a developed India. But DMK doesn't want Tamil Nadu to open up, to move ahead, and to embrace development and prosperity, said PM Modi.

Apr 10, 2024 11:24 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: DMK's politics is based on 'divide and rule,' accuses PM Modi

Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: The main basis of DMK's politics is - Divide...Divide and Divide. This party makes the people of the country fight in the name of language, religion and caste, said PM Modi.

Apr 10, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE updates: DMK has first copyright on corruption, says PM

Modi in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: During a rally in Vellore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the DMK of corruption and alleged that the entire family is involved in looting Tamil Nadu.

"The entire DMK has become a family company. Due to the family politics of DMK, the youth of Tamil Nadu are not getting a chance to move forward," he said.

Apr 10, 2024 11:12 AM IST

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: PM lauds his 10 years work

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: During a rally in Tamil Nadu's Vellore rally, Prime Minister Modi said that over the past decade, the NDA government has laid the groundwork for a prosperous India.

Apr 10, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: PM addresses rally in Vellore

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: Family-run Congress and DMK can never fulfil aspirations of Tamil Nadu's youth. People are supportive of the NDA's positive work, said Narendra Modi.

Apr 10, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: NCP (SCP) releases 3rd list of candidates

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: The Central Parliamentary Committee of the Nationalist Congress Party - Sharad Chandra Pawar party on Wednesday announced the third list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The list mentions the names of candidates for two Lok Sabha constituencies. Rishikant Shinde and Shriram Patil from Satara and Raver Lok Sabha constituencies, respectively.

Apr 10, 2024 9:48 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Lalu's two daughters among 22 RJD candidates for LS polls in Bihar

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has officially declared candidates for all but one of the 23 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, where the party is contesting as part of the opposition 'Mahagathbandhan'. Among the RJD nominees are party president Lalu Prasad's daughters, Rohini Acharya and Misa Bharti.

Apr 10, 2024 9:11 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Election Commission goes extra mile to ensure maximum participation

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: In Gujarat, election authorities have established special polling stations in 11 remote and hard-to-reach locations. These stations have been set up in areas such as deep forests and small islands to ensure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast their ballot in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The initiative aims to prevent any individual from being deprived of their voting rights due to geographical challenges or accessibility issues.

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