LS polls LIVE UPDATES: PM Modi likens his LS campaign to pilgrimage at meeting with ministers

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 May 2019, 08:18 PM
PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at BJP headquarters.
PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at BJP headquarters.

PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will meet Union ministers of the party at the party headquarters before the BJP chief hosts a dinner for NDA partners on Tuesday, just two days ahead of the declaration of Lok Sabha poll results. The election commission on Tuesday declared void the polling held on May 19 at polling station number 200 of the Kolkata Uttar parliamentary constituency. Re-polling will be held on May 22 from 7 am to 6 pm. After predicting a clean sweep for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, News Nation Exit Poll gave you a detailed analysis on the fate of the VIP candidates in several key constituencies, including Varanasi, Amethi, Rae bareli, Patna Sahib, Gurdaspur, New Delhi, Nagpur, Gandhinagar, and Raiganj across India. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, hundreds of key candidates got engaged in a bitter battle in this season of polarised politics.

Other prominent figures, whose fate will be decided on May 23 include Sonia Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajnath Singh, Hema Malini, Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, Sunny Deol, Shatrughan Sinha, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Amit Shah, Pragya Singh Thakur, Priya Dutt, Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwari, among others. 

With two days left for the D-day and post poll alliance talks from Delhi to Lucknow to Kolkata to Hyderabad, we bring to you all the latest updates.

Here are the LIVE updates:

  May 21, 2019  22:24 (IST)

Today, 36 NDA allies were present at the NDA leaders dinner today. 3 NDA allies who were not present today have given their support in writing:  Rajnath Singh

  May 21, 2019  20:20 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Ashoka Hotel for NDA leaders dinner.

  May 21, 2019  20:19 (IST)

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley, J P Nadda and Prakash Javadekar were among the key leaders from the BJP at the meeting.

  May 21, 2019  20:19 (IST)

"I have seen many elections but this one was beyond politics. Public was fighting them. I have campaigned in assembly elections and undertaken political tours for the party in different elections. When I toured during these polls, it seemed that I was on a pilgrimage," PM Modi said at the meeting.

  May 21, 2019  20:19 (IST)

PM Modi likens his LS campaign to pilgrimage at meeting with ministers

  May 21, 2019  20:16 (IST)

Mumbai Mahila Congress writes to police seeking to file FIr against Vivek Oberoi for tweet on exit polls.

  May 21, 2019  20:00 (IST)

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrive at Ashoka Hotel for NDA leaders dinner.

  May 21, 2019  19:03 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu to meet JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru later today.

  May 21, 2019  17:42 (IST)

Visuals from Union Council of Minsters meeting at BJP office in Delhi. PM Narendra Modi also present

  May 21, 2019  17:41 (IST)

Union Council of Minsters meeting underway at BJP office in Delhi. PM Narendra Modi also present

  May 21, 2019  17:26 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at BJP headquarters for the meeting of Union Council of Minsters.

  May 21, 2019  17:09 (IST)

RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha threatens of violence and bloodshed in the state.

  May 21, 2019  16:15 (IST)

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Maneka Gandhi & VK Singh arrive at the BJP Office for meeting of Union Council of Ministers to be held at 5 pm.

  May 21, 2019  16:14 (IST)

22 parties of the opposition have submitted a memorandum before the EC, requesting that the verification of VVPAT slips of randomly identified (05) polling stations should be done prior to the initiation of counting of votes & not after the completion of last round of counting.

  May 21, 2019  15:09 (IST)

Delhi: Opposition leaders arrive at Election Commission, to meet EC officials over EVMs 

  May 21, 2019  14:54 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath: I have complete trust on the MLAs of Congress party. At least 10 MLAs have told me now that they are getting phone calls where they are being offered money & posts.

  May 21, 2019  14:54 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath: I have complete trust on the MLAs of Congress party. At least 10 MLAs have told me now that they are getting phone calls where they are being offered money & posts.

  May 21, 2019  13:05 (IST)

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President KS Azhagiri and other party leaders pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in Sriperumbudur, on his death anniversary today.

  May 21, 2019  13:05 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh: Visuals from the Pradesh Congress Committee meeting of the party candidates, underway in Bhopal.

  May 21, 2019  12:30 (IST)

Sanjay Singh, AAP after meeting SP chief Akhilesh Yadav: I feel the gathbandhan will get more than 60 seats in UP. BJP will be wiped off across the country. Exit polls will prove to be completely false, like it had happened before. Opposition will form a strong govt at the centre.

  May 21, 2019  12:30 (IST)

Sanjay Singh, AAP after meeting SP chief Akhilesh Yadav: Results will be declared after 2 days. We met to discuss the strategy to be followed after that. The first priority is to stop BJP, pair of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah & communal forces. This was also a courtesy call.

  May 21, 2019  12:14 (IST)

Roshan Baig, Congress when asked if Siddaramaiah is responsible for the collapse of the govt: KC Venugopal is a buffoon. I feel sorry for my leader Rahul Gandhi ji. Buffoons like Venugopal, the arrogant attitude of Siddaramaiah & the flop show of Gundu Rao...The result is this.

  May 21, 2019  12:14 (IST)

Roshan Baig, Congress when asked if Congress should've thought before giving portfolios in state: Portfolios were sold. How can I blame Kumaraswamy for it? He wasn't allowed to function. From day 1 Siddaramaiah said 'I'm going to be CM'.You've gone to their doorstep to form govt!

  May 21, 2019  11:48 (IST)

G Parameshwara on KC Venugopal reaching Bengaluru today: He is Karnataka Congress in-charge, he has to take stock of situation, there's a political development, everyone knows about it, there is nothing to hide.When results are out, he will discuss our options with senior leaders

  May 21, 2019  11:48 (IST)

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Congress leader Roshan Baig's reported comments "If Congress loses, Dinesh Gundu Rao & Siddaramaiah to blame": It is his personal opinion, it is not party's opinion or assessment.

  May 21, 2019  11:47 (IST)

West Bengal: 5 BJP workers were injured last night after they were attacked allegedly by TMC workers in Sitai, Cooch Behar.

  May 21, 2019  10:51 (IST)

EC: In all cases, polled EVMs&VVPATs were sealed properly in front of parties' candidates&videographed. CCTV cameras installed. CAPF security there. Candidates are allowed to have watch on strong room at a time&one representatives of each candidates 24×7. Allegations baseless.

  May 21, 2019  10:51 (IST)

Election Commission on EVM issue: 1. Ghazipur- There was issue regarding "Having watch on polled EVM strong room by the candidates " which was resolved by conveying the EC instructions. 2. Chandauli - frivolous allegation  by some people, EVMs were in proper security and protocol. 3. Domariaganj - EVMs were under proper security and protocol. Agitation was unnecessary. They were convinced by DM and SP. The matter is resolved. 4. Jhansi - EVMs are under proper security & protocol in presence of political parties candidates. No issue.

  May 21, 2019  10:52 (IST)

CBI files an affidavit in Supreme Court against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The CBI, in the affidavit, gives clean chit to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav in the disproportionate assets case registered against them. CBI further said, it did not find any evidence to register a Regular Case (RC) against the father and son.

  May 21, 2019  10:48 (IST)

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's visit to Delhi for today has been cancelled.

  May 21, 2019  09:39 (IST)
Repolling in Kolkata Uttar parliamentary constituency

Election Commission: Poll held on 19th May at polling station number 200 of the Kolkata Uttar parliamentary constituency declared void. Re-poll to be held on 22nd May from 7am to 6pm. 

  May 21, 2019  07:48 (IST)
Karnataka Congree leader appeals Muslims to 'join hands' with BJP if need arises

Amid poor numbers given by exit polls to the Congress in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Roshan Baig Monday dropped hints of quitting the party, and humbly appealed to Muslims to compromise with the situation, if NDA returns to power. "Well if NDA is coming back to power, I humbly appeal to Muslim brothers to learn to compromise with the situation," he told said.

  May 21, 2019  07:47 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asks workers to be alert and not be disheartened by exit polls

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday sought to bolster the morale of party workers by asking them to not be disheartened by "rumours" and exit poll results and urged them to be alert at their respective booths.

  May 21, 2019  07:46 (IST)
PM Modi, Amit Shah to dine with NDA allies today

PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will meet Union ministers of the party at the party headquarters before the BJP chief hosts a dinner for NDA partners on Tuesday.

First Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 07:40 AM
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