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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: 'TMC is regularly insulting Hindu faith to make their vote bank happy,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: Six states and two Union territories are participating in the fifth phase.
Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Entire West Bengal is determined to elect a strong government at the Centre,' says PM Modi
Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Entire West Bengal is determined to elect a strong government at the Centre,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: Sunday marks the eve of elections to 49 Lok Sabha seats across six states and two Union territories in the fifth leg of the ongoing seven-phase general elections. High-profile names such as Rahul Gandhi (Rae Bareli), Rajnath Singh (Lucknow) and Smriti Irani (Amethi) are among those in the fray in the fifth phase. Gandhi, an ex-MP from Amethi, also contested from his current constituency, Kerala's Wayanad, which voted in the second phase (April 26). The BJP has fielded Uttar Pradesh minister Dinesh Pratap Singh against the former Congress chief....Read More

Irani, who defeated Gandhi in 2019, is facing KL Sharma, a loyalist of the grand old party's first family. Lucknow MP Singh is being challenged by Samajwadi Party's Ravidas Mehrotra.

The states where polling will be held in this round are Uttar Pradesh (14/80 seats), Maharashtra (13/48), West Bengal (7/42), Bihar (5/40), Odisha (5/21), and Jharkhand (3/14). The Union territories are Jammu and Kashmir (1/5) and Ladakh (1/1).

Schedule:

Phase 1: April 19

Phase 2: April 26

Phase 3: May 7

Phase 4: May 13

Phase 5: May 20

Phase 6: May 25

Phase 7: June 1

Counting of votes: June 4

Follow all the updates here:
May 19, 2024 9:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal takes ‘thanedaar’ dig at PM Modi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during an election rally on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over multiple AAP leaders being in jail. Kejriwal also asserted that the INDIA bloc will be forming the government after the ongoing Lok Sabha election. Read more.

May 19, 2024 8:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'People especially the youth want change,' says Congress leader Sachin Pilot

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Sachin Pilot has claimed that People especially the youth want to change the government at the Centre. He said, "There is a buzz of change in the whole country...People are angry with the 10-year-old central government. People want change...Especially the youth..."

May 19, 2024 8:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'This time there will be change in Odisha,' says Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: In an interaction with news agency ANI, Union Minister & BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur Dharmendra Pradhan said, "This (Sambalpur) is an important area of ​​Odisha... People in the area are angry about the chaos... This time there will be change in Odisha... Development is a major issue. The government here for the past 25 years has not done justice to the people..."

May 19, 2024 8:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: What's open, what's closed tomorrow in poll-bound constituencies

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voting for Phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections, covering 49 constituencies across six states and two Union Territories, is set for Monday, May 20. Previous rounds occurred on April 19, 26, May 7, and 13, with the final two phases scheduled for May 25 and June 1. Polling will begin at 7 am and end at 6 pm, though those in line by 6 pm can still vote. This phase features the smallest number of constituencies, with just 49 seats hosting 695 candidates. Dig Deeper

May 19, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'AAP's entire character is criminal,' says Delhi BJP President Virendraa Sachdeva

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Delhi BJP President Virendraa Sachdeva has slammed the Aam Aadmi Party over the alleged assault of Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.

"Their (AAP) entire character is criminal. We all know that misbehaviour was done with Swati Maliwal. Sanjay Singh himself accepted this. They have also tried to destroy the proofs...," said Virendraa Sachdeva as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 19, 2024 7:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Will make Delhi a full-fledged state,' says Arvind Kejriwal

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public gathering in New Delhi, Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal promised to make Delhi a full-fledged state.

“INDIA bloc is going to form the government on June 4 and AAP will be a part of it. The first thing we will do is to make Delhi a full-fledged state. We have improved educational institutions and health facilities, now we will improve the law-and-order situation,” said Arvind Kejriwal as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 19, 2024 7:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: How to find polling booth, name on voters' list online

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: The stage is set for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Election 2024, with 49 constituencies across eight states and Union Territories scheduled for the polls. This phase of the general elections will see voter participation from 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Maharashtra, seven in West Bengal, five in Bihar, five in Odisha, three in Jharkhand, and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Voting will commence at 7 am on Monday and conclude at 6 pm. Dig Deeper

May 19, 2024 7:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'In West Bengal, the target of 32 out of 42 will be achieved,' says Tripura CM Manik Saha

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Tripura Chief Minister and BJP leader Manik Saha has predicted that his party would win 32 out of 42 seats in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha polls 2024.

"This election is very important for us, especially in West Bengal, change of power is necessary here... NDA's target of crossing 400 will definitely be achieved... In West Bengal, the target of 32 out of 42 will be achieved...," said Manik Saha as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 19, 2024 7:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'I was brought up in Kashmiri Pandits' homes,' says PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Addressing a meeting with Kashmiri Pandits, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said, "I understand your pain... I have the idea of how older people might feel when they miss Kashmir. I am also a little embarrassed about... The beginning of the pain was from our house. We also have faced a lot. My father thought that the relationship between majority and minority must be maintained. This is the reason he made a lot of effort when he became the CM. I was brought up in Kashmiri Pandits' homes... I understand how important it is for all of us to live together..."

May 19, 2024 7:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami holds roadshow in Delhi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is holding a roadshow in Delhi in support of BJP Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha candidate Praveen Khandelwal.

May 19, 2024 7:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'On June 4 INDIA alliance government will be formed,' says Arvind Kejriwal

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Addressing a public rally in Tughlakabad, Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said, "...I ask for votes based on my work. After being in power for ten years all you (PM Modi) are saying is 'bhatakti aatma', 'nakli santaan' and 'mangal sutra'. What is all this? On June 4 INDIA alliance government will be formed..."

May 19, 2024 6:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Key constituencies to watch out for in phase 5

Voting for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 covering 49 constituencies, including Amethi and Rae Bareli, across eight states and union territories will be held on Monday, May 20. The states which will be going to polls in Phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections are Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, along with two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Read more.

May 19, 2024 6:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'PM Modi tells new lies every day' says Congress leader Digvijaya Singh

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has hit out at PM Narendra Modi accusing him of telling news lies everyday.

"I have never seen someone who lies this much. He (PM Modi) tells new lies every day, and before we prove that wrong, he tells another lie," said Congress leader Digvijaya Singh as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 19, 2024 6:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'No body takes Akhilesh Yadav seriously now,' says BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: In response to a query on Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia told PTI, "Akhilesh Yadav is the 'mungerilal' of modern Indian politics, and no body takes him seriously now. I must tell you when he was the CM of Uttar Pradesh, he was counted as the half CM because people believed that there were five and a half CM, and Akhilesh Yadav was the half CM. Communal politics was at its peak, and he knows that the BJP-led NDA will win all 80 seats (in UP)."

May 19, 2024 5:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'PM Modi sent me to jail because I built good schools for your kids,' Arvind Kejriwal tells people

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public gathering in New Delhi, Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at PM Narendra Modi.

“I am a small man with a small party. I think PM Modi sent me to jail because I built good schools for your kids. They wanted to arrest Kejriwal and close down his schools. I say that since I have built 500 schools in Delhi, you (PM Modi) being such a big man should build 50,000 schools in the country,” said Kejriwal as quoted by news agency PTI.

May 19, 2024 5:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Check seats and candidates in Uttar Pradesh in the fifth phase of polls

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: As many as 14 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats will vote in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on Monday. Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state which has the highest representation in the 543-member Lok Sabha, is the only state, along with West Bengal (42 seats) and Bihar (40) to hold polling in all the phases. Dig Deeper

May 19, 2024 5:25 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'There is an atmosphere of fear in Sandeshkhali,' says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Assam CM and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has slammed West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for the situation in Sandeshkhali where large scale crimes against women allegedly took place recently.

"After coming here it is visible that there is an atmosphere of fear and there is no need for proof. Whoever spends an hour here, will know what is the condition of Sandeshkhali...The image of Sandeshkhali is not good for West Bengal & TMC and Mamata Banerjee does not understand that...," said Himanta Biswa Sarma as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 19, 2024 5:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'BJD govt will provide free electricity from July,' says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public gathering in Keonjhar constituency, Odisha CM and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik said that his government would provide free electricity from July.

"Thank you for coming in large numbers. I want to ask you, are schemes like Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, Mission Shakti, Mamata Scheme, Laxmi Bus, 5T School, NUA O Scholarship and Kalia Yojana good enough? I want to ask you is Naveen Patnaik good? Is the conch symbol good? There will be no electricity bills from July. BJD govt will provide free electricity. Are you all happy? Opposition leaders are lying & shedding crocodiles’ tears...," said Naveen Patnaik as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 19, 2024 5:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'I want to tell the TMC people to listen carefully, CAA is Modi's guarantee,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Medinipur, PM Narendra Modi said "Just 4 days ago, a new beginning has been made by granting citizenship to more than 300 refugees. I want to tell the TMC people to listen carefully, CAA is Modi's guarantee."

May 19, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC has lost the battle of democracy,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Medinipur, PM Narendra Modi said "TMC has lost the battle of democracy, and that's why they want to win with the help of goons. However, people of Bengal should not worry... TMC syndicates are afraid because they all know the results of June 4,"

May 19, 2024 4:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC is regularly insulting Hindu society and Hindu faith,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Medinipur, PM Narendra Modi said "Meaning of TMC is terrorism, corruption, appeasement and bhai-bhatija vaad(nepotism). To make their vote bank happy, TMC is regularly insulting Hindu society and Hindu faith".

May 19, 2024 4:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Entire West Bengal is determined to elect a strong government at the Centre,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Medinipur, PM Narendra Modi said "Entire West Bengal is determined to elect a strong government at the Centre. And that's why, from every corner of West Bengal only one tune is being heard, 'Phir ek baar Modi sarkar'"

May 19, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi holds public meeting in West Bengal's Medinipur

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a public meeting in West Bengal's Medinipur

May 19, 2024 4:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Stand against BJP-RSS workers at polling booths,' Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tells party workers

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Addressing a rally in UP's Prayagraj, Congress candidate from Raebareli Lok Sabha seat Rahul Gandhi said, "Thousands of our workers are here to support the Congress-Samajwadi Party partnership. I want to ask you to stand against the BJP-RSS workers at the polling booths and make the candidate from here win with 5 lakh votes... Here is our candidate Ujjwal Ramansingh, make him win with a huge majority..."

May 19, 2024 4:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Aam Aadmi Party should be named as Aam Apradhi party,' says BJP leader Shazia Ilmi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: BJP leader Shazia Ilmi has hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party over the Swati Maliwal assault case. She said "Aam Aadmi Party should be named as Aam Apradhi party and Bhibhv Kumar has become the Shahjahan Sheikh of Delhi. Bhibhv has misbehaved with a person who supported their party for so long...She was there for the party...Sanjay Singh said that the incident took place and action will be taken. What kind of action has been taken? The person who is a culprit is out, roaming free..."

May 19, 2024 4:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'BJP and PM Modi are frightened of Arvind Kejriwal,' says AAP leader Atishi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Reacting to Delhi Police stopping AAP's protest march to BJP headquarters, Delhi minister and AAP leader Atishi has said, "BJP and PM Modi are frightened of Arvind Kejriwal. That is why they are arresting our leaders one by one. Arvind Kejriwal asked him to arrest all of our leaders but he did not. PM Modi was defeated."

May 19, 2024 3:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'Today Arvind Kejriwal is protesting to save a man who beat a woman,' says BJP leader Manoj Tiwari

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: BJP candidate from North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat Manoj Tiwari has slammed Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his stance on the Swati Maliwal assault case.

"... Today Arvind Kejriwal is protesting to save a man who beat a woman, today Nirbhaya's soul must be crying that those who had sworn to protect women are today protesting to save a man who beat a woman ...," said Tiwari as quoted by news agency ANI.

May 19, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'I have to leave a developed India as a legacy for the children of poor,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Bishnupur, West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Modi does not have to do anything for himself. Neither do I have to do anything for any of my nephews nor do I have to leave anything for any brother. I have to work for the people living in the forests of Bankura. I have to leave a developed India as a legacy for the children of poor, Dalit and tribals, so I have come to seek your blessings for the third time."

May 19, 2024 3:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'TMC, Left or Congress, they look like three different parties but their sins are the same,' says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: While addressing a public meeting in Bishnupur, West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Whether it is TMC, Left or Congress, they look like three different parties but their sins are the same, that is why they have formed INDI alliance together. They have always given slogans to the poor, labourers, SC-ST but wherever they ran the government, they left those states poor, West Bengal is an example of this ..."

May 19, 2024 2:45 PM IST

Congress on Swati Maliwal

When asked about Congress' stand on AAP MP Swati Maliwal assault case, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh says, "For us, this election is for the farmers, women, youth. These are all the issues. BJP wants the Congress party to say something to divert attention from these issues. If something has happened, it is necessary to have a proper and impartial investigation. It should not be politicised."

ANI

May 19, 2024 2:23 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav leave Phulpur rally without addressing people

Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav leave public meeting at Padila in Phulpur Parliamentary constituency of Prayagraj without addressing people following SP and Congress workers getting out of control and creating a stampede like situation.

May 19, 2024 1:55 PM IST

I have exposed INDI alliance leaders: PM Modi

In these elections, I have exposed the INDI alliance leaders in front of the country. They want to finish the Constitution, encourage the infiltrators, and oppose CAA to make their vote bank happy. TMC and its allies want to take away the reservation meant for Adivasis: PM Modi

May 19, 2024 1:49 PM IST

In PM's 'fresh guarantee', a promise on corruption

I am telling now itself that I won't let corrupt people stay outside jail. Modi is giving you another guarantee: after June 4 when we form the new government, the corrupt will have to spend their entire lives in jail: PM Modi

May 19, 2024 1:41 PM IST

PM Modi accuses TMC of "questioning the character" of Sandeshkhali victims

Addressing a rally in West Bengal's Purulia, PM Narendra Modi takes “Shahjahan” jibe at the state's Trinamool Congress.

To protect its Shahjahan, TMC is questioning the character of the sisters of Sandeshkhali. Seeing the kind of language that the TMC is using for the victims, the daughters of Bengal will reply by destroying TMC through their votes," says PM Modi.

May 19, 2024 1:29 PM IST

India will retake PoK, asserts home minister Amit Shah

Today, I would like to tell Rahul Gandhi that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is and will always be ours. We will take it back: Amit Shah in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

May 19, 2024 1:20 PM IST

All BJP does is “abuse” Lalu Yadav: Tejashwi Yadav

He (BJP leader and Bihar deputy CM Samrat Chadhary) doesn't speak anything relevant. They (BJP) only abuses Lalu ji and us. Has he done anything as a deputy CM?: Ex-Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, RJD

May 19, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Evident that Delhi is with PM Modi, says Uttarakhand CM

After seeing the energy and excitement of Delhi, it is evident that the people of Delhi are with PM Modi and the public is ready to make him the Prime Minister again: Pushkar Singh Dhami, Uttarakhand CM

May 19, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Congress to reach out to 40 lakh pamphlets on “Mahalaxmi” scheme

As per reports, the Congress is set to step up its outreach to women ahead of the sixth and seventh phases of the Lok Sabha polls with plans in place to distribute more than 40 lakh pamphlets focused on its proposed "Mahalakshmi" scheme.

The scheme guarantees that we will give 1 lakh every year to a woman from a poor family.

May 19, 2024 12:21 PM IST

In Jamshedpur rally, PM Modi points to people's “excitement”

Your excitement is telling me what result will come on June 4 in Jamshedpur. I used to work as BJP’s party worker for many years. I used to ask people at that time who would come at 10 or 11 am to attend an election rally. However, today I am witnessing a huge crowd here. I am thankful to you all. Lok Sabha election decides and strengthens the future of the country: PM Modi in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

May 19, 2024 12:11 PM IST

This election is between “Ram Bhakts” and “Ram Drohis”: Yogi Adityanath

Only one voice is resonating across the country: ‘Phir ek baar Modi Sarkar, Ab ki baar 400 Paar". Whenever we talk about crossing 400 seats, Congress and the Samajwadi Party feel tensed. They think how can someone cross the mark of 400 seats? Then, people tell them (Congress and SP) that the public will vote for those who brought Lord Ram. This whole election is between “Ram Bhakt” and “Ram Drohi”: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Azamgarh

May 19, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Home-voting underway for Anantnag-Rajouri seat

Home voting is underway in Anantnag–Rajouri Lok Sabha constituency. People with disabilities and senior citizens are casting their votes. Voting will be carried out for three days for 256 such voters: Imran Rashid, Mendhar ARO (Assistant Review Officer)

May 19, 2024 11:40 AM IST

Anurag Thakur slams Arvind Kejriwal

Investigating agencies and the courts have acted against the corrupt. Therefore, a few AAP leaders are in jail, while the rest are out on bail: Anurag Thakur, Union minister

May 19, 2024 11:18 AM IST

‘PM loves Bihar and Biharis too love him’

The country has decided to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister for the third time. PM Modi is coming to Patna again. He loves Bihar and Bihari people also love him: Shahanwaz Hussain, ex-Union minister and BJP spokesperson

May 19, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Chhattisgarh CM accused Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on rice distribution under PDS scheme

“Congress has been suffering from the disease of lying for 70 years, it will not go away so easily. Priyanka ji, if you get spare time from spreading lies, then say a few words on the 5,000 crore rice scam committed by the (previous) Congress government in Chhattisgarh,” Chhattisgarh CM Vishnu Deo Sai on X (formerly Twitter).

May 19, 2024 10:38 AM IST

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attacks Mamata Banerjee again

“I do not want the state Congress to be used for her (West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee) personal agenda and then finish the organisation. If (Congress chief Mallikarjun) Kharge ji speaks against my views, I will continue to speak for Congressmen at the grassroots in the state,” says Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

May 19, 2024 10:14 AM IST

INDIA alliance fighting against targeting of opposition governments by BJP: Congress

It is very important that we have direct contact with the voters, so this 'pad yatra' is very important for every election... This method of breaking governments, sending CM, ministers to jail is not right, INDIA alliance is fighting against it: Jai Prakash Agarwal, Congress nominee from Delhi's Chandni Chowk seat

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