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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: 'Congress leaders tried to save terrorist Kasab after 26/11 attacks,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: The ongoing Lok Sabha elections progress through seven phases, with vote counting scheduled for June 4. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Jamnagar on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Jamnagar on Thursday.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: Even as the nomination process for the Amethi and Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seats concludes on Friday, the suspense surrounding whether Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would contest from these constituencies continues. The ongoing Lok Sabha elections moves through seven phases, with vote counting scheduled for June 4. The first two phases saw polling across 191 constituencies, with 102 constituencies voting during the first phase and 89 seats participating on April 26. The next phase is set for May 7....Read More

Wednesday's Lok Sabha election news highlights 

1. Congress accuses BJP of aiming to change the Constitution to end reservations: Congress attacked BJP's '400 paar' slogan, alleging it's a ploy to alter the Constitution and abolish reservations.

2. PM Modi reiterates stance on religion-based reservation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed opposition to religion-based reservations, asking Congress and allies to clear their stance.

3. Uddhav Thackeray apologises for supporting Modi: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed regret for backing PM Modi in past elections, accusing the government of betraying Maharashtra.

4. Ghulam Nabi Azad welcomes election postponement: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) chairperson Ghulam Nabi Azad lauded the Election Commission's decision to delay Lok Sabha 2024 polls in the Anantnag-Rajouri constituency, offering relief to multiple political parties.

5. Record-breaking heatwave affects voter turnout: Eastern India faces its hottest April on record, with a scorching heatwave claiming nine lives. Analysts link low voter turnout in the ongoing Lok Sabha Election 2024 to extreme weather conditions.

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Phase-wise schedule

• Phase 3- May 7

• Phase 4 - May 13

• Phase 5 - May 20

• Phase 6 - May 25

• Phase 7 - June 1

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May 2, 2024 11:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Punjabis have decided to make Akali Dal win,' says Sukhbir Singh Badal

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal says, "Punjabis have decided to save Punjab. They have decided to make Akali Dal win.

May 2, 2024 11:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Narendra Modi to address four public meetings in West Bengal tomorrow

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kolkata, West Bengal. He will address four public meetings across the state, in Bardhaman- Durgapur, Krishnanagar, Bolpur and Singhbhum tomorrow, on 3rd May.

May 2, 2024 11:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Congress fields Tsering Namgyal as its candidate from Ladakh

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Congress party has fielded Tsering Namgyal as its candidate from Ladakh seat in the Lok Sabha polls 2024.

May 2, 2024 10:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Yeh Congress hai kuch bhi ho sakta hai,' says Amethi Congress president Pradeep Singhal on candidate announcement

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: On being asked who will contest from Amethi in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Amethi Congress President Pradeep Singhal says, "...Yeh Congress hai kuch bhi ho sakta hai...If it was in our hands we would have announced the candidate from Amethi two months ago...

May 2, 2024 10:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav holds roadshow in Bhopal

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav is holding a roadshow in Bhopal in view of the Lok Sabha polls.

May 2, 2024 9:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress has always been doing appeasement politics,' says Piyush Goyal

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Mumbai North, Piyush Goyal has accused the Congress party of always indulging in appeasement politics. 

"... Congress has always been doing appeasement politics. For us, voters will give an answer to the Congress. Seeing the excitement among people, I believe Maharashtra will give a record number of votes to PM Narendra Modi...," said Goyal.

May 2, 2024 9:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'No matter who contests in Raebareli and Amethi, BJP will win,' says Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM KP Maurya

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Amid suspense over Congress' Raebareli and Amethi candidates, Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM KP Maurya has exuded confidence about BJP's win.

 "No matter who contests- be it from Congress, Yadav family or BSP, BJP will only win," he said as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 2, 2024 9:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: People who got Covishield vaccine will vote against BJP, says Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday attacked the BJP on the issue of the Covishield vaccine side effects and said that people who got the injection will vote against the party. Addressing a rally in Budaun in support of Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Aditya Yadav, he also repeated the allegation that the BJP collected "donations" from the companies that manufactured the vaccine. "Not only is there a threat to the Constitution, but you also have a threat to life due to their decision," the SP chief said. "Think what those who have got the vaccine administered will be going through when they see their certificates. Now these people will also come out to vote against the BJP this time because it was looking for an opportunity in a disaster," he claimed.

May 2, 2024 8:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Sakshi expresses anguish at Brij Bhushan's son getting BJP ticket for Lok Sabha polls

Sakshi Malik on Thursday lashed out at BJP for choosing former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Shahran Singh's son, Karan, as its candidate for the Lok Sabha polls from the Kaiserganj seat in Uttar Pradesh, saying the decision has defeated the country's daughters. Top wresters, including Sakshi, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, had accused Brij Bhushan of sexually harassing women wrestlers during his tenure as Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and sat at Jantar Mantar for months demanding his arrest. Brij Bhushan is the sitting Member of Parliament from Kaiserganj, and his son now getting the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket for the seat has rankled the protesting wrestlers.

May 2, 2024 8:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress will win 14-15 seats in Telangana,' says minister Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Telangana minister Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy has predicted that the Congress party would win 14-15 seats in Telangana. He said "Congress will win 14-15 seats in the state. KCR will not win even one seat. BJP will not be able to retain its four seats in the state."

May 2, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Revanth Reddy is following the footsteps of PM Modi,' says KT Rama Rao

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BRS working president KT Rama Rao has claimed that Congress leader and Telangana CM Revanth Reddy is following the footsteps of PM Modi. 

"...Rahul Gandhi doesn't even understand that Revanth Reddy is not following in his footsteps. Revanth Reddy is a CM of the Congress party. But he is following in the footsteps of PM Modi. For past several months, he is against the line of Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi says Chowkidar chor hai, Revanth Reddy says Chowkidar is his older brother. Rahul Gandhi says Adani is a fraud but Revanth Reddy says that Adani is a friend...There is a partnership going on between the 'bada bhai' and 'chhota bhai'. EC seems to be influenced by that...," said Rao.

May 2, 2024 7:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'We will not let anyone take away the reservation of backwards classes and give it away to Muslims,' says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public rally in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the party would not let anyone take away the reservation of backwards classes and give it away to Muslims.
 

 "Till the BJP workers are alive, we will not let anyone take away the reservation of backwards classes and give it away to Muslims... Congress has given a provision of 15% reservation in jobs for Muslims, they want to divide India into North and South India, they want to hold talks with terrorists, they want to revoke Article 370, and they want to bring back triple talaq," said Shah as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 2, 2024 6:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is just a saying, the reality is to shield rapists,' says Tejashwi Yadav

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Former Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav has slammed the government over the Prajwal Revanna sex scandal case in Karnataka. 

"...BJP has no topic, keeps saying the same thing. 5 lakh people got jobs, how it could be 'jungle raj'? The exploitation has happened to 3000 women and PM Modi is doing the publicity of that rapist; PM Modi has accorded a ticket to him...now he has absconded abroad, which 'raaj' (rule) is this? Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is just a saying, the reality is to shield rapists and then send them abroad...," said Yadav as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 2, 2024 6:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress wants to take away reservation from SC, ST, and OBC and give it away to Muslims based on religion,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public rally in Jamnagar, PM Narendra Modi said, "Congress is contesting these elections on two strategies. First, dividing society based on caste. Second, uniting their vote bank through politics of appeasement... Congress is now giving its all to its main motive in these elections. Congress wants to take away reservation from SC, ST, and OBC and give it away to Muslims based on religion, by changing the Constitution."

May 2, 2024 6:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress leaders tried to save Kasab after 26/11 attacks,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Gujarat's Jamnagar, PM Narendra Modi accused the Congress leaders of trying to save terrorist Kasab and other culprits after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. 

"Congress leaders came forward to save terrorist Kasab and others after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Books were written to save such terrorists and Congress leaders released those books," said PM Modi

May 2, 2024 6:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress leaders talking about vote jihad,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Gujarat's Jamnagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Congress leaders for talking about "vote jihad".

 "INDI alliance leaders are appealing muslim voters to do vote jihad. Congress leaders talking about vote jihad," said PM Modi.

May 2, 2024 6:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'I am making a museum dedicated to the royal families who contributed greatly for the integrity of India,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public rally in Jamnagar, PM Narendra Modi said, "The Maharaja of Jamnagar, Digvijays Singh, gave refuge to the citizens of Poland during the WW-II. And even today, the Parliament session in Poland begins with remembering Maharaja Digvijaya Singh of Jamnagar. Seeds sown by him have helped us maintain strong relations with Poland... I am making a museum dedicated to the royal families who contributed greatly for the integrity of India... Those who forget history can never make history."

May 2, 2024 6:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Traditional vote bank of Congress is slipping out of their control,' says BJP leader Rohan Gupta

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP leader Rohan Gupta has claimed that the traditional vote bank of Congress is slipping out of their control so the party is spreading lies about reservation.

 "... Congress party has been forced to spread lies on the reservation because the central government schemes have started reaching the most backward classes and the people have started realising who is good for them and who is not. The traditional vote bank of Congress is slipping out of their control... Ever since I left Congress, I have been saying that they need to accept the reality... PM Narendra Modi and the BJP never said they are against reservation and spreading rumours that reservation will be removed once BJP wins more than 400 seats tells that the Congress is rattled... SC and ST people have benefited from government schemes that is why BJP has been able to win Chhattisgarh...," said Gupta.

May 2, 2024 5:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Forces of Delhi are trying to defeat National Conference,' says Omar Abdullah

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: J&K National Conference vice president and candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabha seat Omar Abdullah says, "Today, the forces of Delhi are trying to defeat (J&K) National Conference... If the militancy had decreased, our Parliament and Assembly elections would have happened together. Every party agreed to 'One Election' when the Election Commission came. But they gave a reason for not letting that happen. They do not have that much security force, and it is an abnormal situation in Jammu & Kashmir... Militancy has not ended..."

May 2, 2024 5:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi holds public meeting in Gujarat's Jamnagar

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a public meeting in Gujarat's Jamnagar.

May 2, 2024 5:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Whichever Gandhi comes to Rae Bareli, they will lose,' says BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP candidate from UP's Rae Bareli seat, Dinesh Pratap Singh has exuded confidence about his win from the constituency. 

"...I assure the country that farewell of 'nakli' Gandhis from Rae Bareli is certain. It is certain that BJP's 'lotus' will bloom, and Congress will lose. I have even fought against 4-time MP Sonia Gandhi, so Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi are not important to me. Whichever Gandhi comes to Rae Bareli, they will lose," said Singh as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 2, 2024 4:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP nominates Dinesh Pratap Singh from Rae Bareli seat

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Dinesh Pratap Singh from Rae Bareli seat and Karan Bhushan Singh from Kaiserganj seat in Uttar Pradesh

May 2, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP drops Brij Bhushan Singh from Kaiserganj seat

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP has dropped Brij Bhushan Singh from Kaiserganj seat and given ticket to his son

May 2, 2024 4:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'These elections are to protect the Constitution,' says Akhilesh Yadav

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has said that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls are to protect India's Constitution. 

"These elections are to protect the Constitution, to remove those who are playing with the Constitution. Under this government, neither the Constitution nor lives of people are safe. People are ready to save the Constitution," said Yadav as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 2, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Public is increasingly disenchanted with the BJP government at the centre,' says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor has claimed that the BJP is losing ground in the ongoing polls.

 "...We have seen positive trends among the public in the first couple of phases. The public is increasingly disenchanted with the BJP government at the centre...As I said yesterday, I don't think '400 paar' is even going to be repeated by them; '300 paar' is impossible, and '200 paar' is looking challenging for them and we will see how it works out. At the moment, campaigning is going very well across the country and in the two phases, all indications from the turnout, voting pattern are that the BJP is losing ground," said Tharoor as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 2, 2024 4:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress used to look at Pakistani opportunists,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Gujarat's Junagadh, PM Narendra Modi accused the pre-2014 Congress-led government of undermining India's security and jeopardising the lives of soldiers. 

"There used to be cross-border firing but our soldiers had to wait for Delhi (order) for retaliatory firing. Soldiers used to lose their lives in action but Delhi didn't give permission for action. Congress used to look at Pakistani opportunists, decisions for the country were made on the basis of their signal. That ecosystem is looking for opportunities today- that the Congress come to power and there be joy in their life once again. But will the country let such a day come again?...You can see their restlessness on social media. They are using all their strength to spread fake propaganda. Their own faces are not working, so they are using Modi's face to spread lies through Artificial Intelligence...," said PM Modi as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 2, 2024 4:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'People of Congress have inherited the mindset of partition as heritage,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: While addressing a public meeting in Gujarat's Junagadh, PM Modi said, "A Congress MP is demanding a separate south India. You have divided the country so much, how much more will you divide? Your politics has stooped so low. INDI alliance's partner parties speak of partitions. People of Congress have inherited the mindset of partition as heritage. It is the Congress that accepted partition of the country, for power. Congress handed over an entire island near Tamil Nadu - Katchatheevu - to neighbour just like that 30 years after independence. They gave it away like their personal property...Congress leaders had given statements that there is nothing on that island and it is uninhabited so let them take it away...Had there not been Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, they would not have cared about the pride of Gujarat and my Junagadh would have gone to Pakistan..."

May 2, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nadda calls those who want equality Naxalites, should resign, says Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: “The BJP leaders have once again attacked the Constitution. (BJP chief) Nadda is saying that if Dalits, backward castes and tribals seek equality, then they are Naxalites. There cannot be any attack on the Constitution bigger than this,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged.

May 2, 2024 3:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP candidate Naveen Jindal files nomination from Haryana's Kurukshetra

BJP candidate from the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha seat Naveen Jindal on Thursday filed his nomination papers. The 54-year-old was accompanied by Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini when he went to file his nomination papers. Later, he also addressed a public gathering in which his family members and BJP leaders, including the chief minister, were present.

May 2, 2024 2:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: People will respond to Delhi CM’s arrest through votes, says Sunita Kejriwal

People are smart and will respond to the BJP’s move to put AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal behind bars through their votes, his wife Sunita Kejriwal said here on Thursday. She arrived at Ahmedabad airport before heading to election rallies for candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Bharuch and Bhavnagar Lok Sabha constituencies in Gujarat. “They (BJP) have put Arvind Kejriwal forcefully behind bars during elections so that his voice doesn't reach the people. But the people are very smart and they will respond with their votes," she told media persons at the airport.

May 2, 2024 1:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘400 par seats a joke,’ says Tharoor 

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor dismissed the BJP's claim of winning '400 seats' in the Lok Sabha polls as a joke, deeming even '200 seats' a challenging target. Tharoor labeled the ruling party's defeat as a "foregone conclusion," suggesting that achieving '300 seats' was impossible.

PTI

May 2, 2024 1:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Shrikant Shinde files nomination from Kalyan

Shrikant Shinde son of CM Eknath Shinde filed his nomination from Kalyan Lok Sabha seat on Thursday

May 2, 2024 1:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi's ‘love jihad’ attack on Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh attack on the opposition coalition, INDI alliance, accusing them of "dangerous intentions." He referred to an appeal for 'vote jihad' allegedly made by Congress leader Salman Khurshid's niece and Samajwadi Party leader Maria Alam Khan.

"A leader from the INDI alliance has exposed their strategy in front of the country. The INDI alliance has asked Muslims to go for Vote Jihad. This has come from an educated family, not from a child coming out of a Madrasa. INDI alliance is saying that all Muslims should get together and vote," PM Modi said.

May 2, 2024 1:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Yogi slams Congress-SP alliance

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: “Punish Samajwadi Party for getting in alliance with Congress, a party which has designed dacoity on reservation provided to backward by Constitution by passing it to minorities for its vote bank politics,” UP CM Yogi attacks Oppn.

May 2, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Omar Abdullah files nomination for Baramulla seat

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah filed his nomination papers for the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmi on Thursday. Accompanied by NC's treasurer Shammi Oberoi and senior vice president of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee G N Monga, Abdullah filed the nomination papers before Baramulla Deputy Commissioner Minga Sherpa, who is the returning officer of the constituency.

May 2, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP takes roadshow in SP bastion

Unusual to witness a saffron party's display of strength in Mainpuri. A three-kilometer-long BJP roadshow unfolded in the heart of Yadav territory, Mainpuri city, where BJP candidate Jaiveer Singh holds office as MLA and serves as a minister in the state cabinet.

(Inputs from Hemendra Chaturvedi)

May 2, 2024 12:25 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Bulldozers in UP CM Yogi's Mainpuri roadshow

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath leads a roadshow in Mainpuri, the hometown of late Mulayam Singh Yadav, to support BJP candidate Jaiveer Singh. The roadshow spans three kilometers and includes fourteen bulldozers.

Dimple Yadav is SP candidate here who won by election two years ago defeating BJP candidate by margin of about 3 lakh. SP has not lost here in Mainpuri Lok Sabha election since 1996 but BJP has made inroads and out of four assembly constituency of Mainpuri district, BJP won two in 2022 assembly election.

By Election took place after death of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2022.

May 2, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Kharge accuses PM Modi of spreading 'lies'

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge accuses him of using falsehoods in speeches and NDA candidates amplifying them.

Kharge said “desperation leading him to use language not befitting of PM”.

May 2, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi in Gujarat

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: In 10 years, we gave tap water connections to 14 crore houses, while Cong gave it to just 3 crore houses in 60 years, said PM Modi addressing a rally in Gujarat.

May 2, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Sisodia bail plea in Delhi high court

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia approaches Delhi high court after he was denied bail by the city court in the separate cases against him in connection with alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy 2021-22. The plea was mentioned before a bench of acting chief justice Manmohan and justice Manmeet PS Arora by advocate Rajat Bharadwaj. “This is a bail application by MLA. The urgency is ongoing elections,” Bharadwaj said. Court agrees to hear the matter tomorrow.

May 2, 2024 10:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Laloo Prasad Yadav vs Rohini Acharya in Bihar's Saran. Surprised? Read this

Rohini Acharya, daughter of RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, is vying to regain the Saran Lok Sabha seat, historically held by her father. However, her candidacy faces opposition from Laloo Prasad Yadav, a local farmer in Bihar's Saran district. Sharing the same name as the veteran politician, the farmer has a history of participating in elections, adding a unique twist to the electoral race.

May 2, 2024 9:47 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Repolling at Ajmer booth begins

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Repolling started in a booth in Ajmer Lok Sabha area because the voters' list got misplaced, leading the Election Commission to cancel the previous poll held on April 26. Security was tightened for the new vote. 

The election department spokesperson said voting at the Nandsi booth began at 7 am and will finish at 5 pm.

May 2, 2024 9:31 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Kunal Ghosh alleges TMC knew about school recruitment scam before 2021 polls.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: "The party was well aware of the fact that large-scale corruption and extortion in lieu of jobs was taking place in the school education department. The party was aware of it even before the 2021 assembly polls," Kunal Ghosh, who was recently removed from TMC's West Bengal general secretary post, said in an interview with Bengali news channel ABP Ananda.

May 2, 2024 8:58 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: AAP rallies in Bharuch and Bhavnagar today

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, departs from the CM's residence en route to the airport. She is set to campaign for Aam Aadmi Party candidates in Gujarat's Bharuch and Bhavnagar later today.

May 2, 2024 8:50 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Ex CBI officer throws hat in Andhra poll ring

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Former IPS officer VV Lakshmi Narayana, known for overseeing the "quid-pro-quo" case and arrest of YSR Congress chief and current CM, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in 2012, has launched his own political party. Now contesting assembly polls from Visakhapatnam (North), Narayana's Jai Bharat National Party is fielding candidates for 15 Lok Sabha seats (10 in AP and 5 in Telangana) and 76 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.

May 2, 2024 8:22 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘Some people have made me stranger in my party,’ says Haryana's former home minister Anil Vij

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Former Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, who was excluded from the cabinet following a recent reshuffle, voiced his sentiments on Wednesday, saying that he feels like a 'stranger' within his own party.

Addressing a public rally in Ambala, the BJP leader, without taking any name, said, "Mana kuch logo ne mujhe meri party mein he begana bana diya hai, parantu kayee baar begane apno say bhi zyada kaam kar jaate hai, (It may be true that some people have made me a stranger in my party, but sometimes strangers do more work than own people)," ANI reported.

May 2, 2024 7:58 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies in Karnataka

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Rahul Gandhi will hold election rallies in Karnataka's Shimoga and Raichur on Thursday. On Friday, the last day of nomination filing for Amethi and Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seats, Gandhi is scheduled to hold a rally in Maharashtra's Pune.

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