Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, will kick off her election campaign for the April-May general elections from Varanasi — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency. The Congress chief and AICC president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold a rally in Tripura next in the run-up to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.This will be the first Tripura visit of Gandhi after being elected as AICC president. PM Modi to address 25 lakh 'chowkidars' on March 20.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not to release its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 today. The next BJP CEC meeting is expected on March 23.
Telugu Desam Party MP SPY Reddy joins Jana Sena Party (JSP). pic.twitter.com/w3b3UcbDdr— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
Former NCP MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil joins BJP; says, "Whatever party decides, I will be doing it."
Preeta Harit, Principal Commissioner Income Tax Department posted in Meerut, joins Congress in presence of UP party unit chief Raj Babbar. Her resignation as Commissioner had been accepted. pic.twitter.com/beeXFoCHxi— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 20, 2019
Delhi: BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting underway at the party headquarters. Discussions being held on seats in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Delhi: BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting underway at the party headquarters. Discussions being held on seats in Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/XRrYkNBD48— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
EAM Sushma Swaraj and UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrive for the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting at the party headquarters in Delhi.
PM Modi reaches BJP headquarters in Delhi, Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting begins
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting at the party headquarters. BJP President Amit Shah receives him. pic.twitter.com/sUQ86U4o8t— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra concludes her Ganga Yatra.
I want to apologise as some people in last few months for their vested interests have run a disinformation campaign against 'chowkidaars'. It is unfortunate that language of these people has hurt you: PM Modi.
Having a wonderful interaction with Chowkidars from across India. Join. https://t.co/UWeyAVtOIH— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2019
You must have noticed that these days everywhere it is you who is being discussed, be it TV or social media, be it in India or abroad. Today every Indian is saying 'Main bhi Chowkidaar', says PM Modi during his 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' address.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with security guards via audio bridge: Maximum languages across the world have understood the word 'Chowkidaar', it seems as if they all have accepted it in their vocabulary.
Where are two crore jobs committed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Nobody is ready to believe that there are enough jobs in the country, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
They (BJP) had only helped him flee the country, now they are bringing him back. They are bringing him back for the elections, they will send him back after elections, says Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress on Nirav Modi arrested in London.
Congress, National Conference forge alliance for upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Delhi: BSP leader Chandraprakash Mishra joins Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Ministers JP Nadda and Smriti Irani pic.twitter.com/jXtwX81WZ9— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
The BJP's central election committee (CEC) is scheduled to meet today evening. Party is expected to release the first set of nominees after the meeting.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra performs 'aarti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.
Karnataka: Sumalatha Ambareesh files nomination as an independent candidate from Mandya parliamentary constituency.
Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reaches at Assi Ghat in Varanasi for her 'Ganga Yatra' campaign. She started her campaign from Manaiya ghat in Prayagraj.
"It was decided unanimously in BJP CEC meeting that the sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh will not contest the election and new faces will be brought in. The decision is to be respected by all," says former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a public rally in Imphal, Manipur: I am committing to you here that the Congress will defend your culture and history. We are not going to allow the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be passed.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a public rally in Imphal, Manipur: I am committing to you here that the Congress will defend your culture and history. We are not going to allow the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be passed. pic.twitter.com/nvCRpXh6Gd— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati: I will not contest the Lok Sabha elections.
BSP chief Mayawati says that she can contest elections from anywhere she likes. It is the responsibility of her workers to make her win.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with students in Manipur.
Mahagathbandhan will do a press conference in Patna on March 22 to announce the seat sharing in Bihar, says Sharad Yadav.
Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrugan Sinha will be fielded by the Congress for the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, according to sources.
Odisha Chief Minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination from Hinjli Assembly constituency at Sub-Collector office, Chatrapur in Ganjam district.
PMO is now 'Publicity Minister's Office', Narendra Modi indulging in mediocrity: Rahul Gandhi to students in Manipur.
Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) announces six candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. National president Heera Singh Markam will be contesting for the seat from Madhya Pradesh's Mandla constituency and his son Tuleshwar will contest from Chhattisgarh's Korba.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal also reacted to PM Modi's criticism over the party's "dynasty" politics. "RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) is in itself a dynasty. It is the biggest dynasty...if you want to become a CM then you have to be a member of RSS," he says.
Goa Chief Minister & BJP leader Pramod Sawant ahead of Floor Test: We have 100 per cent confidence that we will win. pic.twitter.com/q6WXhHMJko— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also hits out at the Prime Minister over the BJP's "Chowkidar" strategy. "Modi ji wants to make the whole country a chowkidar. If you also want to make your children a chowkidar, then vote for Modi ji. But if you want to make your children a doctor, engineer, lawyer by giving them good education then vote for the honest people of the honest people party," he tweeted.
The Maharashtra chief electoral office has received as many as 400 complaints of violation of the model code of conduct through its app cVIGIL. The Election Commission in July last year launched the Android-based mobile application, using which a person can secretly send to it geo-tagged videos and photos of illegal money being distributed or a hate speech being made during polls.
Jammu Kashmir's National Conference and Congress have called off their alliance after a breakdown in seat-sharing talks over the Anantnag seat.
BJP has systematically attacked every institution in last 5 years including the media. PM should stop thinking people are fools and understand that they see through this, says Priyanka Gandhi on PM Modi's tweet 'The biggest casualty of dynastic politics are institutions'.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally in Tripura and Imphal today. An interaction between the Congress chief and Manipur students will take place at 9.45 am following which Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting. Later in the afternoon, Gandhi will address a public meeting in Tripura.
Narendra Modi in a blog post hit out at the Congress saying that the people had decisively voted for "for honesty over dynasty" in 2014. The Prime Minister's scathing attack at the rival party spreads over several issues including press freedom, armed forces, the judicial system and government bodies. "As you go to vote- remember the past and how one family's desire for power cost the nation so greatly," he wrote.
Denied tickets, 2 Arunachal Pradesh ministers, 6 MLAs quit BJP to join Conrad Sangma's NPP.
The Mahagathbandhan in Bihar is likely to anounce its seat-sharing formula today with the Congress keeping 9 seats and Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP keeping 4 seats.
Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, will kick off her election campaign for the April-May general elections from Varanasi — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency.
Tamil Nadu: Bharathi Kannamma, a member of the transgender community, filed her nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 yesterday, in Madurai.
Tamil Nadu: Bharathi Kannamma, a member of the transgender community, filed her nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 yesterday, in Madurai. pic.twitter.com/RHmkqcm8HE— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2019
Agartala: Tripura BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmik joined Congress party yesterday. He says, "I was in BJP for 5 years and before that I was a part of Congress party for 35 years. This is like 'ghar wapasi' for me."
Agartala: Tripura BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmik joined Congress party yesterday. He says, "I was in BJP for 5 years and before that I was a part of Congress party for 35 years. This is like 'ghar wapasi' for me." pic.twitter.com/h6vctrpW8X— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2019