With the political parties announcing their candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the poll fervour is intensifying with fast-paced developments.
The ruling BJP will launch its campaign for the polls with “Vijay Sankalp Sabha” events across the nation. The events will be held in 480 of the country’s 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, said party leaders.
Naqvi said BJP president Amit Shah and other senior leaders of the party will address Vijay Sankalp Sabha in different Lok Sabha constituencies of the country on March 24 and 26.
On the other hand, the Congress could announce its decision on the request of party’s Kerala unit demanding Rahul Gandhi to contest the upcoming elections from the Wayanad constituency.
#MadhyaPradesh Minister Lakhan Singh: Our Congress leaders from Gwalior's urban&rural committees together have passed the proposal to field Priyadarshini Raje Scindia (Jyotiraditya Scindia's wife) from Gwalior Lok Sabha seat. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/WjDBNqQ7Xq— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
Nationalist Congress Party's Nana Panchbudhe to contest on Bhandara–Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. NCP's Madhukar Yashwantrao Kukde is the sitting MP from the constituency.
I will neither contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls nor assembly bypolls to 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu. I have lot of work to do. I will work towards the success of my candidates, says Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Hassan in Coimbatore.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Gorkha National Liberation Front to support BJP in Darjeeling in upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
BJP Gen Secy Kailash Vijayvargiya: Raju Singh Bisht to contest from Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal. SS Ahluwalia in a letter to Amit Shah has expressed his inability to contest from Darjeeling. He has stated that he can contest from any other seat in West Bengal pic.twitter.com/IgpB7FM3uF— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
Yesterday, Maharashtra CM assured me that my Rajya Sabha term will be continued and that he will try to get me a cabinet berth or independent charge at the Center. He also gave assurance that we'll be given seats in the assembly elections in October, says Ramdas Athawale, Republican Party of India.
I request him (SP Muddahanumegowda) to obey the coalition dharma. We have to follow high command's order that gave 8 seats to JDS. If HD Deve Gowda changes his mind,please give this seat to us, says Karnataka Dy CM and Congress leader G Parameshwara on Tumkur parliamentary constituency.
BJP leader from Mapusa Sudhir Kandolkar who resigned from the party today, joins Congress.
Odisha: Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, at party headquarter in Bhubaneswar, today. pic.twitter.com/g0ZL87bfZ0— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency: 1-2 leaders are unnecessarily creating disturbance for their personal gain. I think it will be resolved.
Congress releases list of star campaigners for first and second phase of Lok Sabha polls
BJP releases its list of 9 candidates from Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Meghalaya and Maharashtra- Santosh Pandey to contest from Chhattisgarh's Rajnandagaon, Sunil Soni to contest from Raipur, Raghunanadan Rao from Medak in Telangana.
Samajwadi Party releases second list of star campaigners for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. List includes name of party patriarch Mulayam Singh.
Mayawati says that remove Modi. People ask her where you will contest from, she responds saying she won't fight polls: Amit Shah in Agra
Tariq Anwar to fight from Bihar's Katihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Mohd Javed to contest from Kishanganj seat.
Karti Chidambaram to fight from Sivaganga seat.
Congress releases tenth list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Opposition leader should announce the name of their prime ministerial candidate: Amit Shah.
Amit Shah addresses rally in Uttar Pradesh's Agra.
Picture of Congress Membership Form with Sapna Chaudhary's name and signature on it and fee receipt from yesterday. Today, Haryanavi singer and dancer Sapna Chaudhary has claimed that her pictures are old and she is not a part of any political party. pic.twitter.com/6kCUGlWvE3— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
Congress will contest on 7 seats, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha on 4 seats, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha on 2 seats, talks are still ongoing with RJD, they have not yet agreed. Everyone will support RJD in Palamu, says Hemant Soren, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha on Lok Sabha seat sharing agreement in Jharkhand.
Shailesh Kumar to contest from Bhagalpur, and Jayprakash Narayan Yadav from Banka constituency, says Ram Chandra Purve, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
The party will announce its candidates soon on Kishanganj, Katihar and Purnia seats: Congress leader Harku Jha
I have not joined the Congress party. The photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is old. I am not going to campaign for any political party, Haryanavi singer Sapna Chaudhary.
Haryanavi singer & dancer Sapna Chaudhary says, "I have not joined the Congress party. The photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is old."
Uma Bharti says it is for L K Advani to clear the "mist", after the veteran leader was not named as a party candidate for the Lok Sabha elections.
AAP will contest the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and has fielded three candidates in each of the states. In Uttar Pradesh, the AAP has fielded Yogesh Dahiya from Saharanpur, Satish Chandra Sharma from Aligarh and Shweta Sharma from Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to sources, Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam Sinha may contest the upcoming Lok Sabha eelctions from Lucknow seat on Samajwadi Party ticket.
BJP has destroyed institutions; if we are not able to ensure victory of liberal forces, country will be in deep trouble, says Kapil Sibal.
Was chowkidar sleeping when terror struck Pathankot, Uri and Pulwama, asks Kapil Sibal.
PM Modi forgot about 'chaiwalas', now remembering 'chowkidars', will talk about somebody else next time, says Kapil Sibal.
According to sources, Congress will release its ninth list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls today.
EAM Swaraj: Agle din (after #airstrike) Pakistan ne jawabi karyawahi ki, unhone apne vimaan bheje, humne unka 1 vimaan maar giraya, unhone hamara 1 vimaan maar giraya aur hamare pilot ko pakda, Bharat ki itni badi kootnitik safalta ki maatr 2 din mein apne pilot ko wapas le aye. pic.twitter.com/Sg34pRGhnN— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman in Hyderabad: If only a similar deterrent action (#airstrike) was taken after Mumbai attack... & I have enough reasons to believe that armed forces did tell the govt at that time, 'if you want us to do something, we are ready but we want you to take the call.' pic.twitter.com/CSBfkGXO82— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2019
HD Devegowda rubbishes reports of sitting Congress MP from Tumkur, Muddahanumegowda turning rebel. "Deputy CM of Karnataka, G. Parameshwara is sitting in Tumkur, calling all members and trying to settle the issue. There's no problem between the Congress and the JD(S)," he said.
Congress' CEC meeting is scheduled to be held at 11 am on Monday. According to sources, some big names are likely to be announced in the meeting.
Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's name does not figure in list of star campaigners for Lok Sabha polls.
Attacking the Yogi Adityanath government over the plight of farmers, Priyanka Gandhi said UP government does not take responsibility of the farmers' due payment and the CM serves as "a janitor only for the rich."
गन्ना किसानों के परिवार दिनरात मेहनत करते हैं। मगर उप्र सरकार उनके भुगतान का भी जिम्मा नहीं लेती। किसानों का 10000 करोड़ बकाया मतलब उनके बच्चों की शिक्षा, भोजन, स्वास्थ्य और अगली फसल सबकुछ ठप्प हो जाता है। यह चौकीदार सिर्फ अमीरों की ड्यूटी करते हैं, गरीबों की इन्हें परवाह नहीं। pic.twitter.com/LIBbwamdrS— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 24, 2019
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will kick-start BJP's poll campaign in the state from Saharanpur district. He will start his rally from Shakumbhari Devi temple today.
Samajwadi party chief Akhilesh Yadav to contest Lok Sabha polls from Azamgarh seat. SP leader Azam Khan will contest from Rampur.