Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh today. The third phase of polling will take place on April 23. BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a road show in Bhadravathi, Shimoga (Karnataka) from Rangappa Circle to Ambedkar Circle. He will also address rallies in Kerala. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also address a rally in Bihar and two in Chhattisgarh. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally at Wayanad in Kerala. Her brother Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha election from the Wayanad constituency apart from home turm of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia will file his nomination from the Shivpuri constituency of Madhya Pradesh today.
BJP candidate from Puri, Sambit Patra, sang Telugu song "Telusa Manasa", Hindi version of which is "Tum Mile Dil Khile", while campaigning in Penthakata area.
#WATCH: BJP candidate from Puri, Sambit Patra, sang Telugu song "Telusa Manasa", Hindi version of which is "Tum Mile Dil Khile", while campaigning in Penthakata area. #Odisha pic.twitter.com/FF0padToqu— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
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Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan on Pragya Thakur's remark on former ATS Chief Late Hemant Karkare: It insults people of Maharashtra, entire police force of the country and his family. PM not only must apologise himself for nominating her, but also withdraw her candidature.
Vinod Tawde, BJP: Today Congress tweeted a rap song in which they have taken help of religious feelings to spread negativity. Since it is against the election code of conduct so we have complaint to CEO of Maharashtra for removal of the tweet & take action against the party.
PM Modi in Bareily: Do charan (phase) ke baad, humare sare virodhi karan doonde mein lage hai abhi se ke bhai parajay ke karan taiyar karo, yeh aisa Modi roller aaya hai ke sab saaf ho raha hai. #LokSabhaElection pic.twitter.com/HoUc7AkRuQ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 20, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Bareily.
PM Narendra Modi in Bareilly: Ab ye mere pichdepan ka certificate bhi baantne lage hain, vo mere pichde hone ka mazak uda rahe hain. Har chunaav mein in logon ko jab parajay samne dikhne lagti hai to ye khel shuru ho jata hai. Meri jaati, is par aa jate hain. pic.twitter.com/2oMz8Nx0Lk— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 20, 2019
Maharashtra: BJP President Amit Shah had a meeting with actor Sunny Deol at Pune Airport, yesterday evening. The meeting lasted for 5 minutes, at the airport lounge. pic.twitter.com/ZTJNglL1bY— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
Ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Malda district, Election Commission of India has removed Arnab Ghosh from the post of Malda Superintendent of Police. Baruipur SP Ajay Prashad will take charge as Malda SP.
PG Vadra in Areekode,Kerala:Not many people know Indira Ji,my grandmother used to watch World Cup Soccer. In 1982 we were watching the final,I asked her,'Who're you cheering for?'.She said,'India isn't playing so I'll cheer for Italy,today.' My son&Rahul Ji are great soccer fans. pic.twitter.com/xyIB4Mg0w0— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
The Modi government has done a lot of anyay (injustice). We will rectify that with our NYAY, says Rahul Gandhi.
People of the country have made up their minds to relieve the chowkidar of his duties, says Rahul Gandhi.
Can SP, BSP and Congress’ ‘mahamilawat’ secure the nation? This work will not be done only by Modi but by each and every vote you cast, says PM Modi in Etah.
Opposition has lost its sleep after the first two phases of the Lok Sabha polls, says PM Modi in Etah.
Delhi: S Krishna Kumar, former Congress MP from Kollam (Kerala), joins Bharatiya Janata Party.
BJP President Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
I said the truth, I asked a question and I'm entitled to ask a question. Just because I asked a question, you can't label me that I'm not a nationalist, Who are you to ask me? That's when you need courage: Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress chief.
Few weeks ago I said something about Balakot, immediately PM started tweeting, head of BJP party went wild, called a press conference. Congress leaders started calling me why did you say that? I said what did I say? I said the truth: Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress chief.
Bhopal: A notice has been issued to Pragya Singh Thakur by District Election Officer and Collector under model code of conduct seeking an explanation from her for her comment on Late Hemant Karkare within a day. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/cqnjQwRIRN— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
Bhopal: A notice has been issued to Pragya Singh Thakur by District Election Officer and Collector under model code of conduct seeking an explanation from her for her comment on Late Hemant Karkare within a day.
Narendra Modi suffering from 'haratanka' (phobia of losing the elections): Mamata Banerjee at Nadia rally
Jyotiraditya Scindia files nomination papers from Guna constituency.
"Like the Congress was dislodged from power after the Bofors scam, similarly the BJP will be dethroned after the Rafale scam in the elections," Mayawati said.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati are holding a joint rally in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur today. Rampur goes to polls on April 23.
PM Modi said, "There are some people in Bihar who are lying that I will end reservation if I am voted back to power. These are allegations being spread by the son whose father earlier did the same."
The country is witnessing two types of politics - 'vote bhakti' and 'desh bhakti'. 'Vote bhakti' prevented theC ongress from acting tough on Pakistan, says PM Modi.
Those who feel discomfort chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and side with those saying 'Bharat Tere Tukde Honge' can donothing for the progress of India: PM Modi at Araria rally in Bihar.
Priyanka Gandhi said, "His (Rahul Gandhi's) education is questioned, his martyred father is called a thief and his mother is ridiculed and yet he stands tall because he has the will to work."
All those who were asking for proofs of airstrike now silent. They have already lost ground. They are afraid whether their remaining leaders will be in parliament or not: PM Modi.
Karnataka: BJP President Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Shivamogga.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, "I stand before you today as a sister. I stand here on behalf of a man whom I have known since the day I was born. He has faced massive attacks in the last 10 years. They have portrayed his character which is very far from the truth."
"The fundamental difference between the Congress and them is that we have the intention to fulfil promises. We have proposed in Nyay scheme to give Rs 72,000 to any family in distress, young people will be able to start their own business without baggage of policies. Education to poor will be provided for free," says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
"My grandmother Indira ji had a deep respect for your culture and out of that respect came the Congress' policies to bring you forward while retaining your own identity," says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
"They (BJP) promised farmers that they will double their income, promised youth for two crore jobs and promised 15 lakh will be credited in accounts but when they came in power they forgot those who gave them the power," Priyanka Gandhi said.
Priyanka Gandhi is rallying in Wayanad for her brother Rahul Gandhi. "This is my country, people from Kerala are my country, Tamil Nadu is my country, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh. All with different religions and culture is my country. All that BJP has done in last five years is to divide you all."
You have come here for me braving the heat and sun, I will return your love with interest, with development, says PM Modi in Araria.
PM Modi is speaking at Bihar' Araria.
"We are not only hopeful but also very confident that BJP will lose. We will get good results in Gujarat too, we will cross double digit. On May 23, when the election results come, BJP will no longer be in the govt," Ahmed Patel said.
Former Karnataka Chairman and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "fool" for using surgical strikes for his political motives. "He (Modi) is a fool. Taking political advantage of surgical strikes is a big mistake. Our armed forces carried out the surgical strike. Did he (Modi) carry a gun to do a surgical strike? Why is he claiming credit for it," Siddaramaiah said.
Odisha: Bed Prakash Agarwalla, BJD leader and party's candidate from Patkura assembly constituency passes away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.
Bed Prakash Agarwalla, BJD leader and party's candidate from #Odisha's Patkura assembly constituency, passes away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, reports ANI.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) April 20, 2019
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Samajwadi Party (SP) fields Pandhari Yadav as Lok Sabha Elections 2019 candidate from Phulpur Lok Sabha constituency.
Sadhvi Pragya sought an apology from those who "tortured" her in jail. Pragya said, "I have apologised for my comments on Hemant Karkare, but those who were responsible for torturing me also owe me an apology."
"Congress wasted our time, it refused to ally in Haryana. Delhi does not have a single MLA or MP from Congress, but they want 4 out of 10 seats," says Manish Sisodia.
In Delhi, Congress didn't have a single seat, it is demanding 3 seats. We have 4 MPs and 20 MLAs in Punjab and yet we are not being given a single seat, says Manish Sisodia.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia and senior party leader Sanjay Singh adress a press meet on Lok Sabha elections Alliance.
It is shameful that people from neighbouring country are campaigning for the TMC, which was done to appease the minority community: PM Modi at Buniadpur rally.
Bengal has become the land of goons where people openly loot under the TMC's rule. Crime will be flushed out when the BJP comes to power in the state: PM Modi.
Mamata Banerjee has only fooled people in the name of 'maa, mati and manush': PM Modi at Buniadpur rally in West Bengal.
Bullying of TMC won't prevent a massive defeat for that party. Bengal is with BJP: PM Modi.
Bullying of TMC won't prevent a massive defeat for that party. Bengal is with BJP. Watch from Buniadpur. https://t.co/rDz4D6AMnV— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 20, 2019
Reports From Bengal after 2 phases of polling giving sleepless nights to Mamata: says PM Modi.
West Bengal has decided to tell 'speedbreaker Didi' that stalling progress of people here will cost her: PM
Each chitfund accused has to pay for the tears of the poor, says PM Modi.
PM Narendra Modi at Buniadpur, West Bengal: In Purulia, a BJP worker was murdered. I want to assure each West Bengal BJP worker& people of the state that justice will be done. Strict action will be taken against those people who are responsible.
PM Narendra Modi at Buniadpur, West Bengal: In Purulia, a BJP worker was murdered. I want to assure each West Bengal BJP worker& people of the state that justice will be done. Strict action will be taken against those people who are responsible. pic.twitter.com/JRtAj8IwkC— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
He can speak but misusing his office is wrong. Several PMs ruled this country, several times India-Pakistan war took place. Nobody took advantage about that issue for personal benefit," Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on PM Modi speaking on Balakot airstrike in electoral speeches.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray: His party went into an alliance with the BJP because he wanted a prime minister who can attack Pakistan. "Shiv Sena wanted a Prime Minister who can attack Pakistan and so we went into an alliance with BJP," said Thackeray while addressing a public rally in Aurangabad.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy: In Mandya, Hassan every party worker & leader pressurised Deve Gowda that they wanted this candidate only from our family, because of their pressure we yielded.
BS Yeddyurappa: Despite all the divisive tactics by Congress party,BJP emerged as the single largest party in Assembly polls. In this elections too we are 100% confident that we'll not only win Shimoga LS seat with a huge margin but also win more than 22 seats in Karnataka.
Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran was Friday unanimously elected its general secretary. Sasikala, currently general secretary, would be elevated as president after her four-year imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case ends.
Himachal Pradesh: The 8th edition of Mountain Biking (MTB) started in Shimla yesterday. Over 100 cyclists from 6 countries including Indian Defence Forces are participating in the 3-day long event to spread awareness for voters' education & electoral participation.
Himachal Pradesh: The 8th edition of Mountain Biking (MTB) started in Shimla yesterday. Over 100 cyclists from 6 countries including Indian Defence Forces are participating in the 3-day long event to spread awareness for voters' education & electoral participation. pic.twitter.com/y37wIy7qPS— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
Mahagathbandhan candidate Geeta Koda (Congress) will file her nomination from Jharkhand's Chaibasa.
Nirahua Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' will file his nomiation from Azamgarh. The BJP has fielded Bhojpuri singer-actor against Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh will hold rallies in UP's Jhansi, Jalaun, Raebareli and Hamirpur while BSP supremo Mayawati will be in UP's Rampur and Firozabad.
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani will hold a roadshow in Wayanad.
Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu address a rally in Maharashtra's Shirdi.
In UP, the PM will be joined by state CM Yogi Adityanath. Kumar will also hold public meeting in Bihar's Araria, Supaul and Madhepura.
Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar will join the PM's Forbesganj, which falls under Araria Lok Sabha seat, from where BJP has fielded former MP Pradeep Kumar Singh.
Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia will file his nomination from the Shivpuri constituency of Madhya Pradesh today.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally at Wayanad in Kerala. Her brother Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha election from the Wayanad constituency apart from home turm of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address three rallies – in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur and Bhilai, and in Bihar's Supaul.
BJP chief Amit Shah Will hold a road show in Bhadravathi, Shimoga (Karnataka) from Rangappa Circle to Ambedkar Circle. He will also address rallies in Kerala.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold four rallies in three states – at Buniadpur in West Bengal's South Dinajpur, Bihar's Forbesganj and UP's Etah and Bareilly.