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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: PM Modi holds roadshow in Chennai

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: The first of the seven phases of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections starts on April 19. The votes will be counted on June 4.
PM Narendra Modi during a roadshow in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
PM Narendra Modi during a roadshow in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: As the Lok Sabha elections approach, political parties are intensifying their efforts to attract voters, with leaders thronging to the ground to engage with the public and gain support. PM Narendra Modi's rallies today • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday....Read More

• Later in the day, PM Modi will hold another rally in the Naxal-affected Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, his second visit to the state in three days.

• Following these, PM Modi will set for a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu. He will hold a roadshow in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, announced the state BJP chief K Annamalai.

Grounded helicopter disrupts Rahul Gandhi's plans

Inclement weather in Madhya Pradesh disrupted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's travel plans, leading to an unscheduled overnight stay in Shahdol district, the party leaders said.

The former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan claimed the helicopter ran out of fuel.

TMC leaders continue to protest 

• The protest by TMC leaders continues on Tuesday after they were detained by Delhi Police on Monday during their dharna outside the Election Commission's office. They demand changes in the chiefs of CBI, NIA, ED, and Income Tax Department. 

The Election Commission has announced plans to implement a GPS location tracking system in all vehicles designated for polling purposes in West Bengal, said an official on Monday.

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 9, 2024 10:23 PM IST

BJP's Rajeev Chandrasekhar holds road show in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Thiruvananthapuram, Rajeev Chandrasekhar held a road show on Tuesday. Chandrasekhar is contesting against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor who is a three-time MP from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. Earlier, Shashi Tharoor accepted the BJP candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar's challenge to have a debate on the development of Thiruvananthapuram. In his post on X, Tharoor said that he welcomed the debate but also accused Chandrasekhar of evading the debate till now.

ANI

Apr 9, 2024 9:43 PM IST

Uttarakhand: People who cast votes in LS polls to get 20 per cent discount in food bills at restaurants

People will get 20 per cent discount in food bills at hotels and restaurants which are part of Uttarakhand Hotel Restaurant Association, from 19 April evening to 20 April if they exercise their franchise in the coming Lok Sabha election. The association and the Election Commission signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. The initiative has been taken to increase the voting per cent in the state. "After the polling completed on 19, those who come to our hotels will get 20 per cent discount in their food bills till 20 April. We have decided to do this to increase the voting percentage and encourage people to excise their franchise. To get the discount, they just have to show the Electoral ink applied on their finger," Sandeep Sahni, Uttarakhand Hotel Restaurant Association President told ANI.

Apr 9, 2024 9:01 PM IST

BJP has no right to speak on dynasty politics: RJD MP Misa Bharti

Citing the example of its Bihar ally Chirag Paswan, who owed his political standing to his late father Ram Vilas Paswan, RJD Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti on Tuesday said that the BJP has no right to speak on "dynastic politics". She also charged the BJP with making "below the belt" remarks against her younger sister Rohini Acharya, who is tipped to make her electoral debut from Bihar's Saran Lok Sabha seat, once represented by their father Lalu Prasad. In an interview with PTI, the RJD supremo's eldest daughter claimed that the BJP always attack dynastic politics to deflect public attention from the alleged failures of the NDA government at the Centre as well as in the state.

PTI

Apr 9, 2024 8:10 PM IST

BJP candidate from South Chennai Tamilisai Soundararajan on PM Modi's roadshow

On PM Modi's roadshow, BJP candidate from South Chennai Tamilisai Soundararajan said, "PM Modi's visit will definitely help us. People want him to become the Prime Miniter for the third time. Whenever he comes, the DMK is exposed. Lotus will bloom in Tamil Nadu..."

Apr 9, 2024 7:38 PM IST

Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai on PM Modi's roadshow

Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai said after Modi's roadshow, "When Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes to Chennai, the people of Chennai welcome our PM like their own son. The people of Chennai welcomed Narendra PM Modi with open arms. Today's road show of PM Modi is historic. The mood of Tamil Nadu through this roadshow is very clear and people are really excited and this is going to reflect on April 19 in a very big way."

Apr 9, 2024 7:36 PM IST

Amit Shah, Himanta Biswa Sarma hold roadshow in Assam

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a roadshow in Tinsukia on Tuesday.

Apr 9, 2024 7:15 PM IST

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during rally in Bihar's Gaya

"I am grateful for your support that I have received during 'Jan Vishwas Yatra'," says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said.

Apr 9, 2024 7:01 PM IST

Watch: People in large crowds gather to see PM Modi's roadshow

A significant crowd gathered to witness the roadshow of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Apr 9, 2024 6:34 PM IST

RJD leader Misa Bharti on Lok Sabha Elections 2024

RJD leader Misa Bharti said, “The youth was promised 2 crore jobs every year. Modi ji remembers Bihar only during elections. He comes here and talks about 'Parivarvad' and 'Jungle Raj' while the youth wants to hear about possible job opportunities, or establishment of industries. The women want to know about the party's strategy to curb inflation.”

Apr 9, 2024 4:57 PM IST

Watch: Preparations ongoing for PM Modi's road show in Tamil Nadu's Chennai

Preparations are underway for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's road show in Chennai.

Apr 9, 2024 4:34 PM IST

‘People decided to defeat YSR Congress…’: TDP Chief

TDP Chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu said speaking to reporters, "We will announce a fully pledged election manifesto. We will increase pensions... People have decided to defeat the YSR Congress..."

Apr 9, 2024 3:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah attacks Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

"A few days ago, I saw Rahul baba (Rahul Gandhi) was saying that 'we need to protect Assam's culture'. I want to ask him what did you do with Assam? Injustice was done to Assam since the time of your grandmother. Thousands of youths walked on the path of unrest, thousands of youths were killed. This was Congress party's sin. Narendra Modi established peace in Assam by doing over 10 peace treaties," says Union Home minister Amit Shah.

Apr 9, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah says China couldn't encroach single inch of land under Modi govt

Home Minister Amit Shah  said in Assam, “China couldn't encroach single inch of land under Modi government.”

Apr 9, 2024 2:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘You will have to decide…’, Home Minister Amit Shah in Lakhimpur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday in Assam's Lakhimpur, "...You will have to decide on April 19 as to who will be your MP, which party will form the govt and who shall be the next Prime Minister. You have two options. One is the INDI alliance under Rahul Gandhi's leadership and on the other side you have BJP under Narendra Modi's leadership..."

Apr 9, 2024 2:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: PM Modi doing great injustice to Sri Lankan Tamils

"The Prime Minister is doing great injustice to the Sri Lankan Tamils. After the Katchatheevu agreement was signed nearly six lakh Tamils were repatriated to India and they are living peacefully here...There are 25 lakh Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka, there are still nearly 10 lakh Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka. Their interests are paramount. If you create a situation of confrontation between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamils in Sri Lanka, between the Sinhalese people and the Tamil people in Sri Lanka, it is the Tamil people who will be hurt," Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said in an interview with ANI on Tuesday.

Apr 9, 2024 1:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Ex-Union minister Birender Singh, wife Prem Lata join Congress

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Former Union minister Birender Singh and his ex-MLA wife, Prem Lata, rejoin Congress a decade after leaving the party. This follows their son Brijendra Singh's recent return to Congress after leaving it earlier. Birender Singh, 78, maternal grandson of farmer leader Sir Chhotu Ram, left Congress in 2014 to join BJP.

Apr 9, 2024 12:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress leaders did not visit Sardar Patel's statue whereas go on foreign trips

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: During his speech in Pilibhit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of disrespecting great personalities and highlighted their alleged failure to visit the Statue of Unity, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He contrasted this with their frequent trips abroad. Modi said that the BJP is dedicated to promoting unity and integrity across the nation.

Apr 9, 2024 12:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress manifesto like of Muslim League's, PM reiterates

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those who have committed sins should not be forgiven, accusing the Congress of engaging in appeasement and likening their manifesto to that of the Muslim League. 

Apr 9, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress expelled leaders who went to Ram Mandir pran pratistha

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: “INDI alliance opposed construction of Ram Temple and rejected pran pratistha invitation as well,” said PM Narendra Modi. “Those who attended the pran pratistha have been expelled from the party,” claimed PM Modi.

Apr 9, 2024 12:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: PM lauds his government's work for farmers

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: During his address in Pilibhit, PM Narendra Modi said there is an emergence of new job opportunities for the youth. He highlighted Pilibhit's significance in agriculture production, underlining the government's efforts to support farmers. 

PM Modi said the provision of facilities such as fertilisers and the "Kisan Samman" scheme, with a substantial amount credited to farmers' accounts. He also discussed the BJP government's initiatives for sugarcane farmers, including the opening of new sugar mills and the expansion of existing ones, along with increased financial support to farmers.

Apr 9, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: ‘There is music of flute and roar of Tiger in Pilibhit,’ says PM Modi

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: In Pilibhit, PM Modi stressed the ongoing infrastructure development, including road and bridge construction and new train lines. He said that these efforts will create opportunities for farmers and youth while also leading to the reopening of closed factories. 

PM Modi also remarked on the natural beauty of Pilibhit, mentioning the music of the flute and the roar of tigers. Additionally, he stressed on the development of ecotourism in the region.

Apr 9, 2024 11:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: 'We are seeing the changing India', Yogi lauds Centre

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Today, we are seeing the changing India, where there is 'Suraksha 'and 'Samman', major development schemes and also schemes for the welfare of the poor..."

Apr 9, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP has replaced Varun Gandhi from Pilibhit

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has replaced Varun Gandhi from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit seat with Uttar Pradesh minister and Congress turncoat Jitin Prasada for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

Apr 9, 2024 11:24 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: PM Modi greets people on Navratri

Narendra Modi LIVE Updates: In a post in Hindi on X, PM Narendra Modi said, "Best wishes to all my family members of the country on the occasion of Navratri. We wish that this great festival of worship of Shakti brings happiness, prosperity, good fortune and health to everyone. Jai Mata Di!"

Apr 9, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Kerala police register cases for spreading false propaganda on EVMs

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Kerala police announced that a total of 12 cases have been filed across the state for spreading false propaganda regarding the authenticity of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Among these cases, two have been lodged in Malappuram district, and two each in Ernakulam and Thrissur cities. Additionally, one case each has been registered in Thiruvananthapuram Rural, Kollam City, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Palakkad, and Idukki districts, according to a statement posted on Facebook by the police.

Apr 9, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Congress requests EC to allow Vishu-Ramzan fairs in Kerala

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Congress in Kerala called upon the Election Commission on Tuesday to permit the state government to hold the Vishu-Ramzan fairs, which are organised annually by the State Cooperative Consumers' Federation Ltd, ahead of the festive season. V D Satheesan, the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, penned a letter to the Election Commission asking for this request.

Apr 9, 2024 10:14 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Congress chief whip in Punjab Assembly resigns from post

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, Congress MLA from Phillaur, on Monday resigned from his position as the party's chief whip in the Punjab Assembly. Party sources confirmed that he submitted his resignation to Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Partap Singh Bajwa, PTI alerted. Chaudhary's resignation is believed to stem from his opposition to the candidature of former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat, a consideration being made by Congress.

Apr 9, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Court order on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea today

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Delhi High Court is set to deliver its verdict on a plea lodged by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, contesting his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.

Follow- Arvind Kejriwal LIVE updates

Apr 9, 2024 9:33 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: JJP leaders Nishan Singh, Kamlesh Saini leave party

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: In a pre-election setback for the party, Jannayak Janta Party's Haryana unit chief Nishan Singh and general secretary Kamlesh Saini resigned from their positions on Monday. Additionally, Mamata Kataria, former JJP state women's secretary, announced her exit from the party.

Apr 9, 2024 8:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Man with gun goes close to CM Siddaramaiah

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: During a campaign rally in Bhairasandra, Karnataka, a man approached chief minister Siddaramaiah. Identified as Riyaz, the man had a gun fastened to his waist, which was noticed by Siddaramaiah and others on the vehicle. Riyaz, who was supporting the Congress, raised slogans and garlanded several party members. Police revealed that Riyaz, exempted from surrendering his gun due to a past assault, has been carrying it since then. 

Apr 9, 2024 8:16 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Amit Shah in Assam today

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah will address a rally in Assam's Lakhimpur and a roadshow in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, on Tuesday.

Apr 9, 2024 7:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: BJP urges ECI to take action against 'fake' RSS

Lok Sabha Election 2024 News LIVE: Bharatiya Janata Party lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India regarding a fraudulent organisation masquerading under the name of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The BJP alleges that this fake entity is maliciously propagating negative narratives about the party.

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