With Karnataka Assembly polls 2018 just four days away, both the BJP and the Congress have intensified their election campaign trail in the high-stake south Indian state.
Former Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will make a comeback after almost two years and address a public rally in Bijapur (Vihaypura) district.
The BJP also switched over to mission mode as the campaigning will come to an end 48 hours before voting on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three major rallies in Vijayapura, Mangaluru, and Bengaluru. The BJP, which has already released its manifesto for Karnataka, will also release a separate manifesto for Bengaluru.
BJP president Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will also continue their election campaign across the states.
# 04:40 PM: LIVE: UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi addresses a gathering in Vijayapura.
#01:35 PM: Rahul's road show fetches large crowd: Rahul gandhi is holding a roadshow in Gauribidanur, Karnataka. Earlier he offered floral tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Chikkaballapur.
# 01:30 PM: Congress done nothing for farmers: What has the Congress done for the farmers of Karnataka? When the state was suffering due to droughts, Ministers handling key portfolios were busy in Delhi doing politics.
# 01:27 PM: Congress searching excuses for defeat: Instead of going among the people, the Congress leaders are thinking about what excuses to make about a certain defeat.
# 01:25 PM: The large crowd means support for BJP: "People have gathered here for this rally in large numbers. They are here because they want to show their support for BJP and aspire a better life in the coming five years," says PM.
People have gathered here for this rally in large numbers. They are here because they want to show their support for BJP and aspire a better life in the coming five years : PM @narendramodi #KarunadalliModiHawa pic.twitter.com/pav8EDvP81— BJP (@BJP4India) May 8, 2018
# 01:20 PM: Watch LIVE: PM Modi addresses public meeting at Vijayapura, Karnataka.
# 12:30 PM: BJP hits back at Rahul gandhi: This man just doesn't seem to get it. We are also repeatedly telling you that you stand on much lower footing compared to BS Yeddyurappa,. While HC has acquitted all charges against Yeddyurappa, you still face a 5000 cr corruption charge & are out on bail; yet you see pipedream of becoming PM!
# 12:25 PM: Amit Shah a "murder accused": Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on BJP president and said, "People in India forget that Amit Shah, a murder accused is the president of the party."
# 12:20 PM: Why a "jailbird" chosen as BJP's CM face, Rahul asks PM Modi: "We are repeatedly asking the Prime Minister why has he chosen a corrupt person, who has been in jail as his party's CM candidate?"
# 10: 45 AM: BJP mocks Sonia Gandhi, says Karnataka needs no lessons from person responsible for wasting India's 10 years: Today, Ms. Antonio Maino (Sonia Gandhi's birth name) is here in K'taka to save her last citadel from falling! Madam Maino, K'taka needs no lessons from the person who was solely responsible for wasting India's 10 precious years. And to Congress, need to remind you of your 'import' jibe?
# 10:45 AM: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi interacts with citizens in Bengaluru:
#10:40 AM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi's schedule: Rahul Gandhi will start his day with an interaction with eminent citizens of Karnataka. Later, he will give a reception speech at Chikkaballapur. After that, the Congress president will hold corners meetings in Tumkur.
The second day of Congress President @RahulGandhi's 9th phase of #JanaAashirwadaYatre begins with an interaction with the eminent citizens of Karnataka. We'll bring you all the updates! #CongressMathomme #INC4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/NE8GCu25j6— Congress (@INCIndia) May 8, 2018
# 10:35 AM: BJP President Amit Shah's schedule in Karnataka today.
# 10:32 AM: Here is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's schedule in Karanataka today.
#10: 30 AM: Hello and Welcome to News Nation Live updates. Karnataka Assembly election is just four days away and both the BJP and Congress have intensified their election campaign for the high-stake polls in the southern state. From Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi and Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi, star campaginers of both parties will hold rallies and roadshows to woo the voters. We will bring you all the latest updates and happenings from their rallies in Karnataka.