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Lok Sabha elections 2019 live: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad LS seat; Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee to address rallies

By HT Correspondent | Apr 04, 2019 22:29 IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, the second constituency he is contesting apart from his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday morning.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will be addressing a public meeting in Cooch Behar’s Mathabhanga and BJP chief Amit Shah will be addressing four rallies in Telangana.

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5:35 pm IST

Sujay Vikhe Patil has filed nomination from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency

Maharashtra: Dhanshri Patil- wife of BJP candidate from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha Constituency, Sujay Vikhe Patil (in file pic)-has also filed nomination from the constituency. His office says,’ It’s just a precautionary measure if any technical objection comes in Sujay Vikhe Patil’s nomination.


4:58 pm IST

Odisha government has accepted resignation of Dr Budhan Murmu

Odisha government has accepted resignation of Dr Budhan Murmu, BJP’s candidate from Saraskana Assembly Constituency in Mayurbhanj district.

3:39 pm IST

BJP delegation met Odisha Chief Secretary demanding that resignation of Dr Budhan Murmu be accepted

Bhubaneswar: A BJP delegation met Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, earlier today, demanding that resignation of Dr Budhan Murmu (BJP’s Assembly candidate) be accepted. He was working at a Primary Health Center in Mayurbhanj.


3:32 pm IST

Congress fields Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s son Nakul from Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat

Congress fields Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s son Nakul from Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat, Kamal Nath to contest Chhindwara assembly bypoll.

3:24 pm IST

Congress releases list of 12 candidates from MP

Congress releases list of 12 candidates from Madhya Pradesh. Chief minister Kamal Nath’s son Nakul to contest from Chhindwara, Ajay Singh Rahul to contest from Sidhi and Arun Yadav to contest from Khandwa : ANI 

3:13 pm IST

‘Will never allow NRC in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

“We will never allow NRC in Bengal; Modi is no one to decide who will stay and who will leave, “ says Mamata Banerjee in Cooch Behar : PTI 

3:12 pm IST

Chaiwallah has turned into chowkidar to fool masses: Mamata on PM Modi

Attacking PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee said: “Chaiwallah, who failed to fulfil promises, has now turned into a chowkidar to fool masses.” : PTI 

3:10 pm IST

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses election rally in Cooch Behar

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee addressed an election rally in Cooch Behar. She said. “It was Bengal government and not Modi government which solved issue of enclave transfer with Bangladesh: Mamata Banerjee at Cooch Behar.” : PTI

2:45 pm IST

PM Modi to address two poll rallies in Kerala on April 12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two election rallies on April 12 in Kerala -- one in Kozhikode and another in Thiruvananthapuram. Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Nithin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti irani and Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also join the campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA candidates in the state: IANS

2:25 pm IST

Maval LS seat to have maximum polling booths in Maharashtra

More than half-a-dozen Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra will have over 2,000 polling booths, with the Maval constituency in Pune district set to have maximum 2,504 booths, according to official data: PTI 

2:04 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi helps journos injured during his road show

Three journalists, including ANI reporter, sustained minor injuries after a barricade broke down in Rahul Gandhi’s roadshow in Wayanad. The injured were helped to the ambulance by Rahul Gandhi: ANI

1:46 pm IST

‘He won’t let you down’: Priyanka Gandhi to Wayanad voters

Priyanka Gandhi tweets about Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad LS seat. Says, he won’t let (Wayanad voters) down.

1:23 pm IST

Won’t say a word againt CPM: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi: “I understand that my brothers and sisters in CPM will now speak against me and attack me, but I am not going to say a word against the CPM in my entire campaign.”

1:20 pm IST

Assault by RSS, BJP in north and south, so wanted to give a message: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi says in Wayanad: I felt there is an assault taking place by RSS and BJP on northeast and south, Kerala. So  I wanted to give a message. The way the govt is working, the RSS and Modi are working, people feel there is an attack on their language and culture. I have come to Kerala to send a message that India is one, be it North,South,East or West. So I wanted to give a message of unity that I will contest from both north and south India.

1:05 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi’s road show in Ghaziabad tomorrow

AICC East UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Ghaziabad on Friday in support of Dolly Sharma, Congress candidate from the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat.

12:58 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi’s road show ends

Rahul Gandhi’s road show ends. The Congress president was accompanied by his sister and AICC East UP general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Kerala Congress leaders during the one-and-a-half hour long road show in an open vehicle after he filed nomination papers for the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.

12:50 pm IST

Nishad Party leader Praveen Nishad joins BJP

Nishad Party leader and Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, Praveen Nishad joins Bharatiya Janata Party. Nishad Party will support BJP in Uttar Pradesh in Lok Sabha elections. He had walked out of the SP-BSP alliance last month.

12:47 pm IST

Security personnel have tough time managing crowds for Rahul’s road show

As the massive crowd of supporters gathered on both sides of the road to watch Rahul Gandhi’s road show, security personnel had a tough time controlling the workers to clear the way for the vehicle.

12:37 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi’s road show continues in Wayanad

As the vehicle inched forward, Rahul Gandhi was seen shaking hands with many elated supporters. Rahul Gandhi was seen was seen shaking hands with many elated supporters. People were seen clicking photos on their mobile phones and waving flags of the Congress party and its ally Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).

12:33 pm IST

Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge files nomimation from Gulbarga

Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, files nomination from Gulbarga parliamentary constituency in Karnataka.

12:26 pm IST

Former RS MP Rapola Anand Bhaskar Rao joins BJP

Former Rajya Sabha MP from Telagana ,Rapola Anand Bhaskar Rao joins BJP in presence of JP Nanda in New Delhi. He had resigned from the Congress last month.

12:09 pm IST

Vehicular traffic comes to halt in Wayanad

As the road show proceeds, vehicular traffic comes to a halt in Wayanad. Voting in Wayanad and in the rest of Kerala will be held on April 23.

12:05 pm IST

Congress president accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi and other party leaders, they wave to the crowd of supporters and party workers on the way. The Congress president is pitted against CPM candidate PP Suneer and NDA’s Thushar Vellapally in Wayanad.

11:55 am IST

Rahul Gandhi’s road show begins

Congress president Rahul Gandhi begins his road show after filing nomination papers for the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency at the collectorate.

11:42 am IST

‘Historic day for the state’: Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy says, “Historic moment for the state,” after Rahul Gandhi files papers.

11:39 am IST

Rahul Gandhi files nomination papers for Wayanad LS seat

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, senior party leader Ramesh Chennithala, and two AICC general secretaries accompany Rahul Gandhi. Four sets of papers submitted before district collector AR Ajayakumar. Only five leaders were allowed to enter collectorate.

11:28 am IST

Rahul’s roadshow after filing papers

Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold a road show in Wayanad which will begin after he files nomination papers.

11:24 am IST

Congress flags, Rahul’s posters in Wayanad

Supporters carrying Congress flag and posters of party president Rahul Gandhi can be seen in Wayanad.

Congress supporters in Wayanad ( Photo Credit: Twitter/ INCIndia )
11:10 am IST

Rahul proceeds towards Wayanad collectorate to file papers

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi board an open SUV, ignoring warning of security agencies. There are celebrations all around as the duo proceed to Wayanad collectorate for Rahul Gandhi to file nomination papers from the Wayanad LS seat.

11:07 am IST

Rahul-Priyanka’s helicopter lands in Wayanad

11:05 am IST

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi land in Wayanad

Congress president Rahul Gandhi with his sister and AICC east UP general secretary Priyanka Gandhi reach Wayanad. They are received by a huge crowd at the helipad.

10:10 am IST

Workers swarm from neighbouring states to greet Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi in Wayanad

Workers are swarming from neighbouring states to greet Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi in Wayanad. Wayanad is a tri-junction constituency sharing borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

9.44 am IST

‘This is an insult of Amethi’: Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi filing nomination from Amethi

“He (Rahul Gandhi) enjoyed a position of power for 15 years because of the support from Amethi, but now he is going to file nomination from elsewhere.This is an insult of Amethi and people here will not tolerate this,” said Union minister Smriti Irani.

9:15 am IST

Rahul Gandhi to embark on a two-hour road show before filing nomination

“The Congress chief will embark on a two-hour road show before filing the nomination papers at 11am,” Kerala opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said.

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