Lok Sabha election 2019 Highlights| TMC MP Anupam Hazra joins BJP

The Congress is launching its Lok Sabha election campaign from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah with a meeting of its Congress Working Committee (CWC) and a public rally by its top leaders.Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party general secretaries, including Priyanka Gandhi, will be among the senior leaders of the party attending the meeting.The Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making arm of the party, would seek answers to failures and unfulfilled promises of the Modi government on governance, agrarian distress, economic issues, unemployment, national security and women’s safety, according to party leaders.Hardik Patel, a prominent young leader of Patidars, who is leading a movement for reservation in jobs and education for their community, is likely to join Congress and contest the Lok Sabha elections on a party ticket, according to sources. Follow highlights here:

LIVE| TMC MP Anupam Hazra joins BJP(ANI/Twitter)
LIVE| TMC MP Anupam Hazra joins BJP(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 11:34 PM IST
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8:56 pm IST

I don’t think Modi ji will be the Prime Minister after these elections: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, NCP chief: From what I can understand a little about politics, I can say that I don’t think Modi ji will be the Prime Minister after these elections. I am not an astrologer but I think that they will not get the required number of seats, reports news agency ANI.

7:45 pm IST

Samajwadi Party releases a list of two candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Samajwadi Party releases a list of two candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

 

6:28 pm IST

Won’t contest if not given enough seats: Jitan Ram Manjhi

A day before the Grand Alliance meets in Delhi to finalize the seat sharing for the Lok Sabha elections, the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) warned on Tuesday that it will not contest if it was not given a respectable number of seats.

HAM chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that several rounds of talks on seat sharing had been held and the final talks will be conducted in Delhi on March 13 and 14. Thereafter, a final decision will be taken on March 15. Bihar has 40 Lok Sabha seats, reports PTI.

6:17 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi will visit Raipur on 15 March

Chhattisgarh: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will visit Raipur on 15 March. He will be interacting with health professionals there, reports news agency ANI.

5:55 pm IST

507 transgenders eligible to vote in Punjab

A total of 507 voters in Punjab have enrolled themselves as belonging to the third gender, Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju said Tuesday.

“A special campaign was launched to reach out to Deras and other places where they (transgenders) reside in order to register them as voters,” Raju added.

The number of voters who have declared themselves as transgenders has increased considerably in the state, he said, reports PTI.

5:33 pm IST

Government has failed completely in providing employment to the youth of the country: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat: The result (of Lok Sabha Elections 2019) will be very good in Gujarat as well as at the national level. There is anger among people. Government has failed completely in providing employment to the youth of the country.

 

5:29 pm IST

Hardik Patel will win the election: Rahul Gandhi

Hardik Patel will win the election, says Rahul Gandhi.

5:19 pm IST

Bihar seeks 180 companies of central forces for Lok Sabha polls

The Bihar government has sought 180 companies of the central paramilitary forces for deployment at polling booths for holding free and fair Lok Sabha elections in April and May, according to officials here on Tuesday.

The state government has also demanded two helicopters for airborne surveillance and emergencies during the elections, which would be held in seven phases, reports PTI.

5:12 pm IST

We have no alliance with Kejriwal or with anybody: Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on if there will be an alliance with AAP in Punjab: Nothing at all. We have no alliance with Kejriwal or with anybody. We will contest on our own and win.

 

5:10 pm IST

Manmohan Singh was never a candidate from Amritsar: Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh: Manmohan Singh was never a candidate from Amritsar. He had told us long time ago that he is not interested in contesting, reports news agency ANI.

5:00 pm IST

Congress MLA Dulal Chandra Bar and CPM MLA Khagen Murmu also join BJP

Delhi: Congress MLA Dulal Chandra Bar and CPM MLA Khagen Murmu also join BJP along with TMC MP Anupam Hazra.

 

4:51 pm IST

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Anupam Hazra joins BJP

Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Anupam Hazra joins BJP.

 

4:48 pm IST

In fight of ideologies, love will prevail: Rahul Gandhi

This is a fight of ideologies. On one side is hate of Godse, on the other side is Mahatma Gandhi. The victory will be of love, says Rahul Gandhi

4:42 pm IST

BJP government released Masood Azhar: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi: Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammed planned Pulwama terror attack. I want to ask Narendra Modi who released Masood Azhar during Kandahar hijacking.

4:41 pm IST

Narendra Modi removed the CBI director: Rahul Gandhi

Narendra Modi removed the CBI director (Alok Verma) within hours because he was going to probe the Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

4:41 pm IST

Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) can’t be understood by our traders even today: Rahul Gandhi

Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) can’t be understood by our traders even today: Rahul Gandhi.

4:40 pm IST

First time in history, 4 Supreme Court judges went to press and said they are not allowed to work: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat: First time in history, 4 Supreme Court judges went to press and said they are not allowed to work. Generally, people go to Supreme Court for justice but in today’s Hindustan, SC judges are going to public and asking for justice.

 

4:39 pm IST

Did people get Rs 15 lakh into their bank accounts as promised by Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi

Did people get Rs 15 lakh into their bank accounts as promised by Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi

4:36 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi promises loan waiver in Gujarat

Rahul Gandhi promises loan waiver in Gujarat.

4:33 pm IST

We conducted the CWC meeting here, because there’s fight between two ideologies in the country: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat: After years, CWC meeting has taken place in Gujarat. We conducted the meeting here, because there’s fight between two ideologies in the country and in Gujarat you will find both the ideologies.

 

4:31 pm IST

Gandhi and Gujarat have built India: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi and Gujarat have built India, says Rahul Gandhi

4:27 pm IST

All institutions in India are under attack: Rahul Gandhi

All institutions in India are under attack. Unemployment is highest in 45 years, says Rahul Gandhi

4:25 pm IST

This is a fight of two ideologies: Rahul Gandhi

This is a fight of two ideologies, says Rahul Gandhi.

4:22 pm IST

I completely agree with Rahul Gandhi on Rafale scam: Mamata Banerjee

I completely agree with Rahul Gandhi on Rafale scam, BJP threatening journalists like N Ram for speaking truth: Mamata Banerjee

4:20 pm IST

What happened to promise of crores of jobs: Priyanka Gandhi

What happened to promise of crores of jobs: Priyanka Gandhi

4:20 pm IST

This country is made on the foundations of love, harmony and brotherhood: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress in Gandhinagar, Gujarat: This country is made on the foundations of love, harmony & brotherhood. Today whatever is happening in the country is very sad.

 

4:16 pm IST

Your vote is a weapon, don’t get misled: Priyanka Gandhi

Your vote is a weapon, don’t get misled: Priyanka Gandhi

4:13 pm IST

Saddened with what is happening in India: Priyanka Gandhi

Saddened with what is happening in India, says Priyanka Gandhi

4:12 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi addresses Jan Sankalp Rally in Gandhinagar

Priyanka Gandhi addresses Jan Sankalp Rally in Gandhinagar

4:10 pm IST

TMC will also contest seats in Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and Andaman: Mamata Banerjee

TMC will also contest seats in Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and Andaman: Mamata Banerjee, reports PTI.

4:07 pm IST

Six sitting MPs won’t contest 2019 polls: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee announcing TMC candidate list, says six sitting MPs won’t contest 2019 polls, they will work for organisation, reports PTI.

4:05 pm IST

TMC will field 40.5% female candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee: Trinamool Congress will field 40.5% female candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us.

 

4:01 pm IST

Meeting of Bihar Mahagathbandhan leaders will be held tomorrow in Delhi

Meeting of Bihar Mahagathbandhan leaders will be held tomorrow in Delhi over seat sharing in 40 Lok Sabha seats of Bihar, reports news agency ANI.

3:40 pm IST

Gujarat’s Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel joins Congress

Gujarat’s Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel joins Congress.

3.35 pm IST

Congress urges all forces to unite against BJP in resolution

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of being a failure on all fronts, the Congress in its resolution urged all democratic and progressive forces to unite and relentlessly fight and expose the anti-people policies of the BJP government.

3.30 pm IST

Congress disappointed over PM exploiting issue of security

“The Congress party expresses its strong disappointment that the Prime Minister is cynically exploiting the issue of National Security, on which we are all united, to divert attention from his colossal failures, bogus claims and persistent falsehoods,” says resolution passed at Congress Working Committee meeting.

3.25 pm IST

PM Modi insulting struggle, sacrifice of freedom fighters: Congress

CWC passes resolution after meeting, saying “Gandhiji, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and the leaders of the freedom struggle believed in harmonious coexistence of Indian people, celebrated its pluralism, and firmly rejected the divisive and pernicious ideology of Hindutva propagated by the RSS and its affiliates. Prime Minister Modi and the BJP are insulting their struggle, sacrifices and enormous contribution in nation building by brazenly seeking to hijack their legacy and pretending to be the champions of their values.”

3 pm IST

Cong to uphold values of inclusive India, says Anand Sharma

“Congress reaffirms its fight to uphold values espoused by Gandhiji and fellow freedom fighters of an inclusive India,” says Congress leader Anand Sharma after CWC meeting.

2.40 pm IST

Hardik Patel to join the Congress in a short while

CWC meeting ends. Hardik to join the Congress in a short while.

2.05 pm IST

Congress election committee to meet at Sonia’s residence on March 14

The meeting of Central Election Committee of Congress party will be held on 14 March at the residence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, according to ANI

2 pm IST

‘People are real victims of Modi’s policies’: Sonia Gandhi

“PM Modi plays the victim card, but the people of this country are the real victims of his policies,” says UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at CWC meeting, stresses the need to move forward with a new vision.

1.50 pm IST

Manmohan Singh calls for highlighting UPA achievements

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for highlighting UPA achievements during the Lok Sabha election campaigning.

1.30 pm IST

Congress to defeat RSS/ BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, divisiveness: Rahul

The Congress Working Committee resolved to defeat the RSS/ BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, anger & divisiveness, tweets Rahul Gandhi.

1.20 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi to launch poll campaign in UP from March 14

Congress general secretary, in-charge of UP East, Priyanka Gandhi will launch a poll campaign in UP from March 14.

12.40 pm IST

Hardik Patel reaches Sardar Patel Smarak where CWC meeting

Patidar leader Hardik Patel reaches Sardar Patel Smarak where Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is underway 

12.10 pm IST

Rahul gandhi pays homage to martyrs at Shaheed Smarak

Earlier, Congress president Rahul Gandhi pays homage to martyrs at Shaheed Smarak in Ahmedabad. Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and other leaders also paid tributes at the Shaheed Smarak.

12.00 pm IST

CWC meeting underway

CWC meeting underway, top party leaders start discussing Lok Sabha election strategy

11.50 am IST

CWC meeting begins

CWC meeting begins, Rahul Gandhi, party leaders discuss Lok Sabha elections

11.20 am IST

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi take a tour of Sabarmati Ashram

Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi take a tour of Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat.

11.10 am IST

Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh offer tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offer tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat.

11 am IST

CWC meet to start soon

Prayer meeting ends at Sabarmati Ashram. Congress members leave for CWC meeting.

10.45 am IST

Priyanka Gandhi attends prayer meet

Priyanka Gandhi attends prayer meet at Sabarmati Ashram along with other Congress leaders.

10.30 am IST

Rahul Gandhi attends prayer meeting at Sabarmati Ashram

Rahul Gandhi attends prayer meeting at Sabarmati Ashram. He is accompanied by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.

9.30 am IST

Congress leaders to visit Gujarat for CWC meeting

Top leaders to visit Gujarat for Congress Working Committee meeting.

9.15 am IST

Congress recalls Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March

Congress remembers Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March started on March 12, 1930, on its anniversary with a tweet. 

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