New Delhi330C
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Lok Sabha elections 2024 highlights: 'India's prestige has increased globally,' says PM Modi in Andhra Pradesh

Lok Sabha elections 2024 highlights: A total of 94 Lok Sabha seats across 12 states and Union Territories will go to polls on May 7.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an NDA election meeting in Anakapalle on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an NDA election meeting in Anakapalle on Monday.

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE highlights: India's political parties have intensified their poll campaigns ahead of the voting for the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed public gatherings in Odisha's Berhampur and Nabarangpur. In Andhra Pradesh, he held poll rallies in Rajahmundry and Anakapalle....Read More

Voting is set to happen on Tuesday for the election of MPs from 93 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories.

All eyes are on two major political alliances namely, the INDIA bloc and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led 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.

NDA is eyeing its third consecutive term this general election, with echoes of ‘abki baar 400 paar’, while the opposition INDIA bloc is taking an economical approach to their campaign, promising MSP for farmers and cash handouts to women in their manifesto.

Here's the phase-wise schedule for the Lok Sabha Election 2024:

Phase 1- April 19 (polling completed)

Phase 2- April 26 (polling completed)

Phase 3- May 7

Phase 4 - May 13

Phase 5 - May 20

Phase 6 - May 25

Phase 7 - June 1

The Lok Sabha election's votes will be counted, and the results will be declared on June 4.

Follow all the updates here:
May 6, 2024 11:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Very serious charges on Kejriwal,' says BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on alleged 'Khalistan funding'

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Reacting to Delhi LG recommending NIA probe against Arvind Kejriwal over complaint alleging 'Khalistan funding', BJP leader Shazia Ilmi said, "These are very serious charges. It's hardly been a secret that Arvind Kejriwal and his party have had strong links with Khalistani sympathizers, with Khalistani supporters. Now if you look at the complaint, you will realize that it contains a video where the leader of 'Sikhs for Justice', the banned terror outfit, his head Gurpatwant Singh Pannun actually is saying and disclosing that Arvind Kejriwal has got close to 616 million dollars from 2014 to 2022 in lieu of a release letter or letter for clemency for Devendra Pal Bhullar, a terrorist convicted by TADA court in the Delhi bomb blast case..."

May 6, 2024 11:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Congress appoints observers for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Congress party has appointed Sachin Pilot, Chaudhary Birender Singh and Dr CP Joshi as AICC observers for the General Elections to the Parliamentary constituencies in Delhi.

May 6, 2024 11:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: West Bengal Police sends notice to user for sharing meme about Mamata Banerjee

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: The Crime Cell of Kolkata Police has sent a notice to a social media user who posted a meme of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on the X platform, reported news agency ANI. 

The cyber cell has also asked the user to disclose his location over posting of "offensive, malicious and inciting" post. The user had posted the meme on X with the caption "This is pure gold. Whoever made this deserves an Oscar", followed by laughing emojis.

May 6, 2024 9:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Tell Akbar, Aurangzeb's descendants, this is ‘new India’,' says CM Yogi

UP CM Yogi Adityanath says that it is important to inform "the descendants of Akbar and Aurangzeb" about the new India, which has zero tolerance for disrespect towards national heroes, reports ANI.

May 6, 2024 8:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'I don't call myself the chief minister but the foremost servant of Uttrakhand,' says Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Addressing a public gathering in Telangana's Mahbubnagar, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said, "...I don't call myself the chief minister but the foremost servant of Uttrakhand...The election this time is very important...You can ask anybody and they will say PM Modi's party is going to form the government..."

May 6, 2024 8:26 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'There is nothing like INDIA alliance, Mamata Banerjee and everybody is out,' says BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: In an interaction with news agency PTI, BRS chief and former Telangana CM, K Chandrashekar Rao has weighed in on the subject of INDIA bloc vs NDA in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. 

"It's not INDIA alliance and NDA alliance. There is nothing like INDIA alliance, Mamata Banerjee and everybody is out... It is the regional parties which are really fighting out the BJP; they will emerge as a strong force," said K Chandrashekar Rao.

May 6, 2024 8:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Congress failed to implement every promise they made in Telangana,' says BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao has slammed the Congress government in Telangana. In an interaction with news agency PTI, he commented on the government's performance and said, "It is disastrous; it's not my perception, it's the people's perception. They have failed to implement every promise they made in the Assembly elections."

May 6, 2024 7:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu holds public rally in Andhra Pradesh's Anakapalli

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu addressed a public rally in Anakapalli, Andhra Pradesh

May 6, 2024 7:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'We want to make India a world superpower,' says Rajnath Singh

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a rally in Lucknow, Defence minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh said that their aim was to make India a world superpower. 

"We want to build a new India...PM Modi has pledged that India will be Viksit by 2047...We want to make India a world superpower...We want to become a world superpower not to attack or occupy but to maintain good relations with everyone...," said Rajnath Singh.

May 6, 2024 7:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'BJP has been completely wiped off from Bihar,' says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav claimed that BJP had been completely wiped off from Bihar.

 "...Mahagathbandhan government has increased the limit of the reservation to 75% of backwards, Dalit and tribal, after caste census. Why doesn't Amit Shah talk about it?...They are liars...The people have understood this. BJP has been completely wiped off from Bihar...," said Yadav as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 6, 2024 6:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: PM Narendra Modi, Home minister Amit Shah among BJP's 40-star campaigners in Delhi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP has released a list of 40-star campaigners for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. 

PM Modi, party chief JP Nadda, Defence Min Rajnath Singh, HM Amit Shah, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Assam CM HB Sarma, Arvinder Singh Lovely, and other leaders have been named as star campaigners.

May 6, 2024 6:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Delhi LG recommends NIA probe against CM Arvind Kejriwal

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena on Monday recommended a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly accepting political funding from banned pro-Khalistan terror outfit, 'Sikhs for Justice'. Dig Deeper

May 6, 2024 6:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Identity of Congress and YSRCP is corruption and mafia raj,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Addressing a public meeting in Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "The people of Andhra Pradesh are saying that Congress went & YSRCP came to power but it did not benefit them. Be it Congress or YSRCP they have the same identity. Their identity is corruption and Mafia raj..."

May 6, 2024 6:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'YS Jagan Mohan Reddy could not complete the projects started by his father,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Anakapalle, PM Modi slammed YS Jagan Mohan Reddy over development projects in the state.

 "Uttar Andhra Sujala Sravanthi irrigation project is an example of the work culture here. This project was started by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's father YSR Reddy. He took over the political legacy of his father but could not complete the projects started by his father...," said PM Modi as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 6, 2024 6:09 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'YSR Congress Party mantra is corruption, corruption & corruption,' says PM Modi in Andhra Pradesh's Anakapalle

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Anakapalle, PM Modi took a dig at YSR Congress Party.

 "NDA government in the centre is working for the welfare of the youth...If the central government can do so much work in Andhra Pradesh, then why can't YSRCP? BJP's mantra is development, development & development and YSRCP mantra is corruption, corruption & corruption," said PM Modi.

May 6, 2024 5:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'India's prestige has increased in the whole world,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates:  While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Anakapalle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Now India's prestige has increased in the whole world. This glory is a matter of pride for all Indians. A large number of non resident Indians from Andhra Pradesh live abroad. Now their respect has increased there."

May 6, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Congress reduced 5% reservation of backward communities and gave it to Muslims in Karnataka,' says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Addressing a public rally in Bihar's Samastipur, Union Home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah hit out at the Congress party over Muslim reservation in Karnataka.

 "Congress put obstacles in the reservation of backward class people. In Karnataka, they formed govt and overnight, without conducting a backward class survey, Muslim community was included in backward community and they were given 5% reservation. Congress reduced the 5% reservation of backward communities and gave it to Muslims...when BJP forms govt in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, we will end this reservation of Muslims," said Shah as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 6, 2024 5:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'RJD, Congress leaders didn't attend Ram Temple consecration due to vote bank politics,' says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Union Home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah has taken a jibe against the Congress party and the RJD.

 "RJD, Congress leaders did not attend consecration ceremony of Ayodhya Ram temple because of vote bank politics," said Amit Shah in Bihar

May 6, 2024 5:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: National Conference's entire Kargil unit resigns

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: The National Conference has received a major setback in Ladakh as its entire Kargil unit has resigned over choice of candidate for the Lok Sabha polls.

May 6, 2024 4:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee holds poll rally in Durgapur

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is addressing a public gathering in Durgapur.

May 6, 2024 4:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Due to appeasement, Congress boycotted Ayodhya Ram temple consecration,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Rajahmundry, PM Narendra Modi said that the Congress party boycotted Ayodhya Ram temple consecration due to appeasement. 

'Due to appeasement, Congress boycotted Ayodhya Ram temple consecration,' said PM Modi.

May 6, 2024 4:30 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'People seek answers from Congress 'Shezada' on black money,' PM Modi takes dig at Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Rajahmundry, PM Narendra Modi took a dig at Rahul Gandhi and said, "People seek answers from Congress 'Shezada' on black money".

May 6, 2024 4:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Zero development, 100 per cent corruption under YSR Congress rule in Andhra Pradesh,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Rajahmundry, PM Narendra Modi said, " There has been zero development, 100 per cent corruption under YSR Congress rule in Andhra Pradesh".

May 6, 2024 4:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'People of Andhra Pradesh have completely rejected YSR Congress,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: While addressing a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh's Rajahmundry, PM Modi said "People of Andhra Pradesh have completely rejected YSR Congress as well. YSR Congress had 5-year opportunity (in Andhra Pradesh) but they wasted these 5 years".

May 6, 2024 4:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'BJP's candidate from Mandi is visionless,' says Congress leader Vikramaditya Singh

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Mandi, Vikramaditya Singh has taken a dig over BJP's candidate from the constituency. Kangana Ranaut is BJP's candidate from Mandi.

 "We have kept forth our vision for Mandi Lok Sabha seat infront of everyone...Our vision is set, we know what work we have done and the work that we have to do in the future. But, the BJP's candidate from Mandi is visionless and does not have any political understanding...She is asking for votes in the name of PM Modi. Ask her what her priorities are for the area, she will know them only when is has an understanding of that area...This does not work in Himachal Pradesh...," said Vikramaditya Singh.

May 6, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Modi withholding money of Bengal's poor,' claims Mamata Banerjee

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is withholding money of Bengal's poor.

 "Modi spending crores on advertisements in print and digital media but withholding money of Bengal's poor," said Mamata Banerjee in Birbhum.

May 6, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'BJP's promises are false,' says Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Samajwadi Party chief & candidate from Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency, Akhilesh Yadav has said that BJP's promises are false. 

"Those who are doing negative politics will be defeated, the people of Kannauj are going to vote for development, progress and prosperity...BJP can do anything for politics. Their promises are false...," said Yadav.

May 6, 2024 3:09 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'We want a minimum pay of ₹400 for labourers,' says Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: After filing his nomination from northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar said, "We want jobs for the youth of northeast Delhi, we want relief from GST imposed on shopkeepers, we want a minimum pay of 400 for labourers. We want peace, justice, and growth,"

May 6, 2024 2:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Support for Narendra Modi is declining day by day,' says MDMK General Secretary Vaiko

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko has claimed that the support for Narendra Modi is declining day by day. 

"Ensuing assembly election is a long way. But in this election, we are confident the INDIA alliance will win 40 out of 40. DMK forces will become so powerful that the Narendra Modi group, those goons cannot approach us... Within a month, things have changed. There is more support for the INDIA alliance and support for Narendra Modi is declining day by day...," said MDMK General Secretary Vaiko.

May 6, 2024 2:45 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Mamata Banerjee allows infiltration in West Bengal,' says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Addressing a poll rally in Durgapur, Amit Shah claimed that the state's CM Mamata Banerjee allowed infiltration in West Bengal for vote bank politics. 

'CM Mamata Banerjee allows infiltration in West Bengal for vote bank politics,' said Amit Shah.

May 6, 2024 2:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: 'Mamata Banerjee has opened a new industry of crime in Durgapur,' says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: Addressing a public rally in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman, Union Home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah took a jibe at Mamata Banerjee. 

"Didi has been campaigning for 15 days to defeat BJP in Durgapur. It is my challenge that she can stay here for 5 years but cannot win Durgapur. Didi has opened a new industry of crime in the industrial town of Durgapur. INDI Alliance has done a corruption of Rs. 12 lakh crores... From the houses of didi's ministers, cash worth Rs. 50 crores were recovered. In Jharkhand, from the house of a Congress MP, 350 crores of cash was recovered. Just last night, in Jharkhand, 30 crores was recovered from the house of a minister... PM Modi has been a CM and a PM for the last 23 years. and here is not a single allegation of even 25 paise on him...," said Shah as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 6, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar files nomination papers in Karnal

Lok Sabha elections 2024 LIVE updates: BJP Lok Sabha candidate Manohar Lal Khattar has filed nomination papers in Karnal

May 6, 2024 2:04 PM IST

RLD on Farooq Abdullah's statement

On JKNC Chief Farooq Abdullah's statement, National General Secretary of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Malook Nagar says, "I am ashamed that such statements are given by people living in the country. When he (Farooq Abdullah) and his son (Omar Abdullah) gave interviews when Article 370 was still implemented, they sounded like Pakistanis... They should be ashamed... Such people have no right to live in the country..."

May 6, 2024 1:59 PM IST

'Pehli Naukri Pakki' scheme will ensure job for one year to unemployed youth: Rahul Gandhi

'Pehli Naukri Pakki' scheme will ensure job for one year to unemployed youth in country: Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh

May 6, 2024 1:58 PM IST

BJP attacks INDIA bloc leader Farooq Abdullah over his ‘Pakistan’ remark

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday attacked the Congress and INDIA bloc leader Farooq Abdullah over his “Pakistan has atom bombs” remarks and accused INDI Alliance of being influenced by Pakistan. “I am talking about one of the very astounding statement of Indian politics. A few of the reckless leaders from Pakistan used to say that they had the atom bomb. Today, INDIA bloc leader Farooq Abdullah has said that Pakistan has an Atom Bomb,” BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said. Trived condemned the statement and said, “Former Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhary said that BJP and Modi should go. Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar gave moral cover fire to Pakistan for 26/11. Former Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi's statement on Poonch tries to hide Pakistan's misdeeds. Shashi Tharoor wrote an article in a Bangladeshi daily. He writes that Modi has to go and he refers to Kashmir as Indian Administered Kashmir. This is Pakistan's language.”

May 6, 2024 1:55 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor on Wadettiwar's remarks about the killing of former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare

On statement of Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar about the killing of former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says, "...It seems to me that this allegation should have been seriously investigated. And it is not too late. Because on such an important matter, the nation has every right to know what really happened..." 

He further said, "The matter is extremely serious. Our concern is that when the LoP points to something which is an allegation that has been in the public domain for some time and which featured in a book by the former IG of police, Mushrif, who said that the bullets found in Karkare's body could not have been fired by the Ajmal Kasab and that it could have been fired by a police revolver, it seems to me that this allegation should have been seriously investigated. And it is not too late. Because on such an important matter, the nation has every right to know what really happened...We are not saying that the allegation is definitely true. We are saying it should be investigated."

May 6, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cast his vote in Ahmedabad tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cast his vote at Nishan Higher Secondary School - designated as a polling booth - tomorrow in Ahmedabad the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections.

May 6, 2024 1:42 PM IST

Today, mountains of currency notes are being found in Jharkhand: PM Modi

At a public gathering in Nabarangpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says "Today, mountains of currency notes are being found in the neighbouring state Jharkhand. People are saying he did the theft and money is being taken by Modi. Now tell me, if I stop their theft, stop their earning, stop their loot, will they abuse Modi or not? But should I do this work or not?..."

May 6, 2024 1:40 PM IST

Manohar Lal Khattar files nomination from Karnal LS seat

Former Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday filed his nomination papers as a BJP candidate from the Karnal Lok Sabha seat in the state. Khattar was accompanied by incumbent Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini, who also filed his nomination papers for Karnal assembly bypolls.

May 6, 2024 1:39 PM IST

BJP will not get more than 150 seats in Lok Sabha polls, claims Rahul Gandhi 

BJP will not get more than 150 seats in Lok Sabha polls, claims Rahul Gandhi at rally in Jobat, Madhya Pradesh.

May 6, 2024 1:35 PM IST

"DNA of Samajwadi Party...," Brajesh Pathak after SP workers allegedly disrespected Maharana Pratap's statue

Expressing his dismay over the Mainpuri incident in which Samajwadi Party workers allegedly disrespected Maharana Pratap statue, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak said that the Samajwadi Party has always insulted great men, adding that this type of anarchy is in the "DNA of SP." "What happened in Mainpuri is condemnable. Samajwadi Party has always insulted great men...This type of anarchy is in the DNA of SP. Whenever they have been in power, they have thrown Uttar Pradesh into the fire of riots. Today the people of Uttar Pradesh are living here with peace," UP CM Pathak told ANI. Earlier on Sunday, police registered an FIR against 100 Samajwadi Party workers for allegedly damaging the statue of Maharana Pratap in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri.

May 6, 2024 1:20 PM IST

Paddy will be purchased at ₹3,100 per quintal on the very second day of formation of the BJP government: Modi

At a public gathering in Nabarangpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says "The distance from Nabarangpur to Chhattisgarh is 50-60 kilometres. There, the BJP government purchases paddy at 3,100 per quintal. Whereas here in Odisha, it is purchased at only 2,100. Odisha BJP has announced that paddy will be purchased at 3,100 per quintal on the very second day of formation of the BJP government..."

May 6, 2024 1:02 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM Dhami gave the mantra of nationalism and service to Mother India to the youth of Telangana

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was given a grand welcome on reaching the 'Yuva Sammelan' organized in favour of BJP candidate G. Kishan Reddy from Secunderabad, Telangana. CM Dhami gave the mantra of nationalism and service to Mother India to the youth of Telangana.

May 6, 2024 12:38 PM IST

Voters in absolute terms increased in first two phases, SBI Research terms low turnout debate as myth

In the first two phases of the Lok Sabha polls 2024, 8.7 lakh additional voters have voted with an increase of 0.4 per cent over the first two phases of 2019. Women voters have outstripped men in incremental numbers, according to an analysis by SBI Research. In a report titled 'WHITE NOISE: A J-SHAPED voting on the anvil' published on Monday, SBI Research asserted that the debates propagated around supposedly low voter turnout in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 was a myth. While the voter turnout ratio is showing a declining trend in 2024 as compared to 2019 in percentage terms, in terms of absolute voters there is a significant increase over already the high base in 2019, the report authored by Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Group Chief Economic Adviser, State Bank of India, said.

May 6, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Radhika Khera on her resignation from the Congress party

On her resignation from the Congress party, Radhika Khera says "The first thing I did was that I called Sachin Pilot but he did not speak to me, his PA told me that Sachin Pilot was busy. His PA had a conversation with someone there and then he told me not to speak anything about the incident, not to open my mouth. After this, I called Bhupesh Baghel, Pawan Khera, and Jairam Ramesh but none of them responded...Later Bhupesh Baghel called me back and I told him that I wanted to leave politics but he asked me to leave Chhattisgarh and then I understood how all of this was just a conspiracy..."

May 6, 2024 12:21 PM IST

My priority is to provide houses to the women: Maneka Gandhi

BJP MP and party's candidate from Sultanpur Lok Sabha constituency Maneka Gandhi says "My priority is to provide houses to the women in my constituency. Last time, 1,30,000 houses were provided but I would want to increase the number. I also have to work for the construction of roads...I will work according to the demands of the people..."

May 6, 2024 12:19 PM IST

A Congress delegation met CP Sanjay Arora at Delhi Police Headquarters

A Congress delegation met CP Sanjay Arora at Delhi Police Headquarters. Here's what DPCC Chief Devendra Yadav said. "The spark of separatism has been ignited. Edited videos, fake videos have been shared on social media through some special handles. We had gone to police station. We had shared the links of posts. The posts can be called hate speeches. These handles are being followed my many leaders. When there was no action, we met the CP. He has assured action on this. We have brought to the notice different posts."

May 6, 2024 12:09 PM IST

Sanjay Raut on Wadettiwar's statements about the killing of Hemant Karkare

On the reported statement of Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar about the killing of Hemant Karkare, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut says "Hemant Karkare died fighting for the country when terrorists entered Mumbai. He was the ATS chief at that time. Vijay Wadettiwar did not say this for the first time. There was a struggle going on between RSS and Hemant Karkare. ATS had arrested two people, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Colonel Purohit, in connection with terrorist activities. Both were connected to RSS. I think this is the reason why this theory came up..."

News india news Lok Sabha elections 2024 highlights: 'India's prestige has increased globally,' says PM Modi in Andhra Pradesh