Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will kick off her next leg of her three-day campaigning in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. She will reach Lucknow by air on Wednesday morning from where she will travel by road to visit her brother and party President Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi, according to party leaders. Congress president Rahul Gandhi may decide on the alliance between the party and AAP.
Here are all the highlights related to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to release party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections on 2nd April at the party headquarters.
Congress workers are calling me and saying that I'm sure to win (Lok Sabha elections) and that they are with me. They say that physically they might be campaigning for Congress but mentally they are with me, says Nitin Gadkari.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dismissed Rahul Gandhi's allegations against her government, saying "he is just a kid".
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in Mandya: More than 300 IT officials are on their way to Bengaluru, they may start raids tomorrow. It's vengeance politics by the central govt, we know it's happening because of elections, if they continue like this, we'll do what West Bengal CM did. pic.twitter.com/S73FcpAXuI— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
EC sets up panel of officers to examine PM Modi's address to nation in light of model code which is in force.
Delhi: Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) MP AP Jithender Reddy joins BJP in presence of BJP President Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/uAlFkfJO6j— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
Former Union Minister and RJD leader Mohammad Ali Ashraf Fatmi: I have been with Lalu through all the highs and lows since the last 30 years, I'm party to many of his secrets. I have humbly sent my message, If I'm not getting the ticket then I should be told the reason. pic.twitter.com/99RPaDiQML— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
Will contest Lok Sabha elections if Congress wants: Priyanka Gandhi
#BREAKING | Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says will contest Lok Sabha elections if Congress wants#LokSabhaElections2019#ElectionsWithNewsNation @priyankagandhi— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) March 27, 2019
Read more: https://t.co/nEA3ezrYIu pic.twitter.com/scVrd1Q3eJ
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on UP CM saying Rahul and Priyanka remember temples only during elections: How does he know where I go and when? How does he know I don't go during non-election time? pic.twitter.com/ByY2eiklti— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 27, 2019
Trinamool Congress releases manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
The names of BJD candidates are - Arup Patnaik (Bhubaneswar), Rabindra Jena (Balasore), Debasis Marandi (Mayurbhanj), Anubhav Mohanty (Kendrapara), Sasmita Sethi (Jajpur), Manjulata Mandal (Bhadrak), Pinaki Mishra (Puri), Nalinikanta Pradhan (Sambalpur), Rajashri Mallick (Jagatsinghpur).
Naveen Patnaik's BJD announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats in Odisha. The party fielded former Mumbai top cop Arup Patnaik from Bhubaneswar, while Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty will contest against Jay Panda from Kendrapada.
Bombay High Court to hear plea against the release of the film 'PM Narendra Modi' on 29 March 2019.
For a long time, our scientists desired to develop A-SAT missiles, but then UPA govt did not give the permission to work on the project.— BJP (@BJP4India) March 27, 2019
When Agni V was launched in April 2012, Dr VK Saraswat said "We now have the capacity to develop an A-SAT but govt hasn't permitted us." pic.twitter.com/fZjUFhsTEh
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee on #MissionShakti: What was the need for Modi at the time of election to violate the model code of conduct to take the credit? Does he work there? Is he going to space? pic.twitter.com/WIy9iPglRk— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
I would like to state here, BJP is taking legal advice. We're taking every possible advice so that institutions & individuals who are part of this conspiracy to defame BJP, we will take them to the court. We will take action on them legally, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Director of this website is a Romanian. Exposure on demonetisation y'day was showed on this website only. This website is registered for only a year. Maybe Congress has planned to close it after elections. Congress has adopted a conspiracy-driven election campaign, says Nirmala Sitharaman
"The truth is, our proficient scientists always had the talent and capability, all that was needed was the go ahead from the government. UPA did not have the courage to back its institutions and people, NDA under PM Modi has shown the conviction to do so," tweets Amit Shah.
"The Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile was successfully tested in space but it seems a few people on Earth have also got hurt. After spending a lifetime of humiliating our soldiers, Leaders of the Opposition have expanded their influence to ridiculing our scientists. Well done!" tweets Amit Shah.
Thus speaks the inheritor of the dynasty that thinks - All the nation's a stage!— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 27, 2019
Sacrifices of soldiers - drama
Success of scientists - drama
Masquerading as leaders, all that ‘The Dynasty’ has done is to plunder, weaken and ruin the nation. https://t.co/vXYFLWO7MN
Congress did a sting operation and made it public y'day, through TNN World, a website-based news portal. This was the same website which showed live Kapil Sibal's press conference on EVM, in January. This website was registered in December 2018, says Nirmala Sitharaman.
In these Lok Sabha elections, Congress has chosen conspiracy as their campaign, says Nirmala Sitharaman.
Amit Shah: Giriraj Singh will contest Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai. Party organization will solve all the issues he told me about. I wish him for the elections.
BJP releases 3 more names from Gujarat.
"I am guaranteeing the OBC community. Congress will give you your deserved space. We have given you two OBC CMs," says Rahul Gandhi.
Aat the AICC OBC National Convention party chief Rahul Gandhi says, "Congress promises you that when we come to power we will deposit Rs3.5lakh over a period of 5 years. We will give you NYAY. We talk about Nyay while they talk about Anyay."
Urmila Matondkar joins Congress in presence of party President Rahul Gandhi.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Congress OBC programme.
BJP releases a list of 3 candidates for Gujarat. Parbatbhai Patel to contest from Banaskantha, Ramesh Dhaduk from Porbandar, and Ratan Singh from Panchmahal.
Trinamool Congress says it will approach the Election Commission over the timing of the announcement of Mission Shakti.
Anshul Verma, BJP's sitting MP from Hardoi, joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of party president Akhilesh Yadav.
Anshul Verma, BJP's sitting MP from Hardoi, joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of party president Akhilesh Yadav pic.twitter.com/o97klVRn1G— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 27, 2019
Goa Governor accepts the recommendation by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to remove MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar (in pic) from Council of Ministers. Dhavalikar who was also the Deputy Chief Minister has been removed with immediate effect.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) announces a list of five candidates in Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav meets Akhilesh Yadav at Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow.
Ex-PDP leader and MLA Javid Mustafa Mir has joined Shah Faesal’s party Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu in Kurnool: EC has transferred 3 police officials without any reason. We will fight against CEC's decision at national level. CEC taking one sided decisions is not good for the democracy.
PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation to begin in approximately 8 minutes.
Modi Cabinet meeting underway at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.
Ex PDP leader and MLA Javid Mustafa Mir has Joined Shah Faesal’s party Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement.
Congress workers in Amethi welcome Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on her arrival.
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Minimum Income Scheme announced by Congress President Rahul Gandhi: I don't answer to 'Sheikhchillis' (day-dreamer).
Bhojpuri singer and actor Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirhua' joins BJP. Seen here with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Actor & BJP leader Ravi Kisan: I will contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections but the party will decide from where.
Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha will join the Congress. He will meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi at 11:30 am tomorrow.
Mumbai North West Lok Sabha candidate Sanjay Nirupam, Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar, MLA Aslam Shaikh and MRCC general secretary Bhushan Patil have reached Delhi airport. Matondkar will officially join the Congress today in the presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Advocate & BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay mentions his plea before the Supreme Court seeking direction for Election Commission to put restraint on candidates against contesting from more than one seat. A bench headed by Justice SA Bobde posts the plea two weeks later, for hearing.
Congress General Secretary for eastern UP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives in Lucknow, to visit Amethi & Rae Bareli today & tomorrow and Ayodhya on March 29.
EC sends notice to four producers of film PM Narendra Modi. Congress and CPM had complained to the Election Commission about the film's release, saying it's being done with political intent. The EC had sent notices to two newspapers on March 20 over publishing the film's poster for promotions.
News 18 reports, ahead of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Amethi visit, posters such as these can be seen:
In Madhya Pradesh, sitting BJP MP from Shahdol constituency Gyan Singh announces that he will be contesting as an independent candidate after being denied a ticket.
Muzaffar Hussain Beig, PDP: We are ready to offer Jamaat-e-Islami and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front legal assistance, whether in Jammu & Kashmir High Court or Supreme court, provided they trust us.
Muzaffar Hussain Beig, PDP: We are ready to offer Jamaat-e-Islami and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front legal assistance, whether in Jammu & Kashmir High Court or Supreme court, provided they trust us. (26.03.2019) pic.twitter.com/KRl6hTez3x— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir: We have asked Election Commission to hold Assembly Elections in the state as early as possible.
Chhattisgarh: 'Vote daalne jana hai, apna farz nibhana hai' stamped on OPD registration forms at the district hospital, Jagdalpur, to create voter awareness. Lok Sabha elections in the state will be held in three phases on April 11, April 18 and April 23.
The Election Commission writes to Ministry of Railways & Ministry of Civil Aviation, asking them why have the pictures of PM Modi not been removed from rail tickets & Air India boarding passes even after Model Code of Conduct has come into effect. They've been asked to submit a reply within 3 days.
Telugu Desam Party said the decision of the Election Commission to transfer three IPS officers in Andhra Pradesh is "the culmination of a well-hatched conspiracy" by YSR Congress Party, Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Bharatiya Janata Party.
“24 crore devotees had come to Kumbh Mela. When Congress got to know that there was such large turnout, their new generation dropped in too. They used to say Ganga is not clean, but when they saw people consuming its water, they did the same,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in Ahmedabad.
K Rammohan Rao: Andhra CM is having highest level of security threat having suffered an assassination attempt, missing very narrowly&hence is covered by Z+ security.DG intelligence directly supervises his security&during height of election campaigning is jeopardising his security.
MGP MLA Deepak Pauskar after the merger of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Legislative Party with BJP: We have happily joined BJP. Oath-taking ceremony will take place at 12 PM (today) in the presence of Goa Governor. We will accept whatever ministry will be given to us by Goa CM.
MGP MLA Deepak Pauskar after merger of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Legislative Party with BJP: We have happily joined BJP. Oath-taking ceremony will take place at 12 PM (today) in the presence of Goa Governor. We will accept whatever ministry will be given to us by Goa CM. pic.twitter.com/INSKKIkQCa— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2019
K Rammohan Rao, TDP: Decision of EC to transfer 3 IPS officers, comprising Director General Intelligence superintendent police Kadapa, superintendent of police Srikakulam of Andhra govt is the culmination of a well-hatched conspiracy by YSRCP, TRS and BJP.
K Rammohan Rao, TDP: Decision of EC to transfer 3 IPS officers, comprising Director General Intelligence superintendent police Kadapa, superintendent of police Srikakulam of of Andhra govt is the culmination of a well hatched conspiracy by YSRCP, TRS and BJP. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/mN4N4HEX4G— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir: The Election Commission has organised a training programme for around 1,800 Presiding Officers and Polling Staff in Doda district from March 25 to April 1 for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Training session includes videos demonstrating duties of polling personnel and hands-on training on the use of EVMs amd VVPATs.
As the uncertainty over an alliance with the Congress continued, the Aam Aadmi Party stepped up its campaigning with plans to rope in 1.5 lakh volunteers for the Lok Sabha election.
Two of the three MGP MLAs in Goa early Wednesday merged their party's legislative wing with the BJP, which now has 14 legislators in the 40-member state Assembly.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will reach Lucknow by air on Wednesday morning from where she will travel by road to visit her brother and party President Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will kick off her next leg of her three-day campaigning in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.