EC conducts search of former PM HD Deve Gowda's aircraft in Koppal


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address traders of the country at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi today. BSP chief Mayawati to hold a campaign for long-time rival and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Manipuri in a joint rally with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after the two parties joined hands to take on the ruling BJP in the forthcoming general election. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold a roadshow in Kanpur. Rahul Gandhi will campaign in central and south Gujarat, where he will hold one rally in each region. BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a rally in Chhote Udepur in Gujarat.

Here are the LIVE Updates:

10:25 PM :

Koppal: Election Commission officials conducted a search of the aircraft used by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda earlier today. The aircraft had made a sudden landing following a technical glitch.

08:58 PM :

Total voter turnout for the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Bihar - 62.52%, Uttar Pradesh - 62.39%, West Bengal - 81.68%.

08:05 PM :

Pritanka Gandhi Vadra after supporters compare her with former PM Indira Gandhi: I am nothing in front of Indira Gandhi Ji, but will serve the nation whether you give us a chance or not.

07:10 PM :

Largely succeeded in checking inspector raj; changed income tax assessment, says PM Modi.

07:10 PM :

Modi promises National Traders' Welfare Board, trader credit card and pension scheme for small shopkeepers if BJP is re-elected.

07:06 PM :

Total voter turnout for the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Chhattisgarh - 74.95%.

06:52 PM :

PM Narendra Modi at traders convention in Delhi: The image of our community is such that it wants people to forget what we say during elections as soon as possible. But I am an exception.

06:52 PM :

In the Congress regime, a perception was created that the traders were responsible for all the problems in the country: PM Narendra Modi at Traders' Sammelan.

06:50 PM :

PM Narendra Modi at traders convention in Delhi: I said it for the 1st time on your stage that 'there is a govt in the nation that boasts about making laws but if I come to power, one law will be abolished each day.'

06:50 PM :

Aim to break into top 50 in ease of doing business ranking in next five years from the current 77, says Modi.

06:49 PM :

GST has brought transparency in business that has helped double registered traders, raise state revenues by one-and-a-half times: Modi at Traders' Sammelan.

06:45 PM :

The efficiency of the businessmen has been contributing to the country's development for centuries: PM Narendra Modi.

06:43 PM :

The last time you called me was in 2014, I wasn't the Prime Minister. You came from all across the nation, but no. was less: PM Modi tells traders in New Delhi.

06:41 PM :

I have tried my best to simplify your business and life in the last 5 years, says the prime minister.

06:41 PM :

Congress took advantage of the game of inflation across India: PM Narendra Modi at Traders' Sammelan.

06:34 PM :

The honesty and trasnparency in Indian economy will help the country to move towards development: PM Narendra Modi.

06:32 PM :

PM Modi at traders convention in Delhi: I believe people of business community are also meteorologist, because they know everything in advance. They estimate it beforehand that which item will be needed in how much quantity and when.

06:27 PM :

PM Modi at traders convention in Delhi: Traders have always thought about the country. It is power of the traders of our country that India was once called 'Sone Ki Chidiya'.

06:26 PM :

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for UP (East), holds a roadshow in Kanpur.

06:30 PM :

The way you have supported me in developing the country in the last five years, I thank you all for there: PM Modi in New Delhi.

06:07 PM :

BJP president Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Pune, Maharashtra. 

06:24 PM :

PM Narendra Modi addresses a convention of traders in New Delhi. WATCH LIVE:

06:06 PM :

Lucknow: Ram Charitra Nishad, BJP MP from Machhlishahr joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of party chief, Akhilesh Yadav.

05:41 PM :

BJP releases statement over the remarks made against late Hemant Karkare by BJP LS candidate for Bhopal, Pragya Thakur; says, "BJP considers him a martyr. This is Sadhvi Pragya's personal statement which she might have given because of the mental & physical torture she had faced".

05:39 PM :

West Bengal: Office of BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Dum Dum, Samik Bhattacharya, was ransacked. BJP members were attacked, a leader Chandi Charan Rai has been admitted to hospital.

04:31 PM :

Kolkata: BJP's Hooghly candidate Locket Chatterjee's rented house in Bandel was ransacked by miscreants today morning; BJP blames TMC workers for the incident, reports ANI.

03:26 PM :

PM Narendra Modi to address 'Traders Sammelan' at 4 pm today in New Delhi.

02:38 PM :

Rajinikanth on being asked if he will contest state polls if AIADMK falls short of majority after assembly bypolls: Whenever it is announced I am ready. I will decide after May 23.

02:27 PM :

A day after Darjeeling went to polls in the second phase of Lok sabha elections, violence broke out in the Hills on Friday allegedly between the supporters of rival political parties, triggering panic among the locals, an election official said.

02:27 PM :

Kejriwal hits out at Pragya Thakur over her comments on 26/11 martyr Karkare.

02:26 PM :

LS polls: Voter turnout in TN 71.87 per cent, says CEO

02:26 PM :

Not true that I quit Congress after being denied Lok Sabha ticket: Priyanka Chaturvedi.

02:25 PM :

arun Gajjar: Then again during his rally in Ahmedabad when I had gone to get medicine for my child, everything was shut down. He shuts down the roads, he shuts down Gujarat whenever he wants to, What is he? Gujarat's hitler?

02:25 PM :

Digvijaya Singh on Pragya Thakur's comment on Mumbai ATS chief late Hemant Karkare: EC has clearly said that no political comments should be made on Army&martyrs. Hemant Karkare ji was an honest&committed officer who attained martyrdom for the people of Mumbai in a terror attack.

02:04 PM :

Priyanka Chaturvedi: I know I will be held accountable for my past statements and my views and that how I came to this conclusion but I would like to say that this decision of joining Shiv Sena I have taken after a lot of thought.

01:45 PM :

"This is a historic moment. Mayawati has appealed to voters to help Mulayam Singh Yadav to win and I am sure that Mainpuri will vote for Mulayam in record numbers," he says. 

01:38 PM :

Priyanka Chaturvedi reaches Matoshree, the residence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

01:37 PM :

In an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said a fake person can't work for the backward classes.

01:37 PM :

Mulayam Singh Yadav asks his supporters at poll rally to always respect Mayawati.

01:37 PM :

Mulayam Singh Yadav addresses a rally at Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. BSP Chief Mayawati and SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav present on stage. 

01:31 PM :

Abhijeet Mukherjee, Congress candidate from Jangipur: I must politely remind West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee that she was part of the BJP-led NDA government in early 2000. Now her allegations against me are nothing but malicious and intentional during the time of the election.

01:30 PM :

Abhijeet Mukherjee, Congress candidate from Jangipur on WB CM reportedly alleging BJP & RSS are supporting him: I deny it. It's nothing but imaginary&baseless claim. In his statement at RSS HQ, Pranab Mukherjee(Ex Pres&his father) clearly stated to BJP&RSS that India is for all.

01:27 PM :

Police have filed a complaint against state Congress unit chief Pradyot Kishore Debburman for slapping a supporter of rival IPFT, who allegedly made an attempt to attack the convoy of his sister and party’s Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Debburman, an officer said.

01:27 PM :

Mulayam Singh Yadav asks his supporters at poll rally to always respect Mayawati. 

01:04 PM :

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati share stage at Mainpuri rally after 24 years. 

12:55 PM :

Kapil Sibal on Priyanka Chaturvedi resigns from Congress: Theek hai, ye toh unke aur Congress ke beech mein hai.

 

12:43 PM :

Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena: Priyanka Chaturvedi will join Shiv Sena today. 

12:42 PM :

Congress Bhopal candidate Digvijaya Singh on Pragya Singh Thakur: I will only say one thing, that I am not going to say anything about the BJP candidate

12:30 PM :

Congress leader Hardik Patel files complaint with police after he was slapped during a rally in Surendranagar, Gujarat, earlier today.

12:09 PM :

BJP leader Manoj Sinha raked up a controversy after he made a statement saying that the BJP workers won't spare anyone who does politics with the money earned in a corrupt manner. 

11:34 AM :

Hardik Patel slapped during public rally in Gujarat’s Surendranagar.

11:34 AM :

Priyanka Chaturvedi, Congress spokesperson, quits party day after criticising it.

11:12 AM :

SP-BSP-RLD's joint rally to begin shortly in Mainpuri; BSP Chief Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav to share the stage.

11:07 AM :

West Bengal: Nadia District Nodal Election Officer Arnab Roy is reportedly missing. He was at Bipradas Choudhury Polytechnic College for his poll duty yesterday and after lunch went untraceable. He is incharge of the EVMs and VVPATs. Police has begun investigation.

11:07 AM :

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy: PM Modi says I’m not patriotic. I don’t need to learn patriotism from Modi. When Deve Gowda was PM there wasn’t a single blast in Kashmir. That’s our heritage. So don’t brand me, you have no right.

11:04 AM :

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on BJP leader Jagadish Shettar's reported remark that Deve Gowda wants to bring his wife into politics: Jagadish Shettar has said something which has pained me. She isn’t political. But she has worked for poor people in her 80-year life with no political ambition.

08:54 AM :

UP: Local BJP leader attacked in Mathura on polling day.

08:21 AM :

The Election Commission (EC) is unlikely to bar BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, Sadhvi Pragya, from contesting the poll.

07:47 AM :

Stay away from Indian elections, we don't need your advice: Ram Madhav on Imran Khan.

07:47 AM :

Not going to retire; will be by Rahul's side when he becomes PM: Deve Gowda

06:47 AM :

BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a rally in Chhote Udepur in Gujarat.

06:46 AM :

Rahul Gandhi will campaign in central and south Gujarat, where he will hold one rally in each region. Overall, Rahul Gandhi is expected to address five rallies – two in Saurashtra and one each in the three other regions of the state. He will begin and end his rallies from Saurashtra. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will visit Gujarat to address rallies in Bardoli, Dahod and Patan seats. 

06:46 AM :

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold a roadshow in Kanpur. 

06:46 AM :

BSP chief Mayawati to hold a campaign for long-time rival and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Manipuri in a joint rally with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after the two parties joined hands to take on the ruling BJP in the general election.

06:45 AM :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address traders of the country at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi today. He will discuss the issues of the community as mentioned in the party’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ manifesto. Prominent business leaders and office-bearers of all market associations in Delhi have been invited to “Rashtriye Vyapari Dhanyawad Mahasammelan”.

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