Hello and welcome to News Nation's special live coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019. It's scorching heat out there but with just eight days remaining in the the last phase of elections, political parties have stepped up their campaigning for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Prominent leaders, inlcuding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP's Mayawati, will lead the campaign of their respective parties. While the electioneering continues, News Nation will telecast a speacial Interview of PM Modi at 8 pm tonight. This is your last stop to get all the scoop on the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Election Agent for Congress's Candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit writes to Election Commission of India stating'complaint is made to bring attention of Commission on certain automated phone calls being used to spread misinformation in attempt to influence electorate.
BJP people, including PM, have hatred in their hearts, while I hugged PM: Rahul Gandhi at Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh
Rahul Gandhi in Shujalpur,MP: Narendra Modi ke dil main nafrat hai, gussa hai. Hamara kaam us nafrat ko mitana hai. Vo mujh pe akraman karte hain, mere pita, dadi aur dada ke baare main bolte hain, nafrat se bolte hain. Aur main je ke jhappi deta hoon, pyaar se gale lag jata hoon pic.twitter.com/WwKKrSsa4W— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is addressing a poll rally in Shujalpur, Madhya Pradesh
A scuffle broke out between Congress leaders V Hanumantha Rao and Nagesh Mudiraj during the protest by opposition parties today in Hyderabad against state government over the issue of state board intermediate results.
Actor Arun Bakshi joins BJP in the presence of party leader and former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh in New Delhi.
Actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate Sunny Deol holds a road show in Gurdaspur Parliamentary constituency. The 13 Lok Sabha seats of the state will undergo polling in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on 19th May.
In the meantime, preparations are underway in Dhanbad for sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Notably, four parliamentary constituencies in the state go to polls on Sunday.
770 companies of central forces to be deployed in West Bengal in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Punjab Minister & Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Indore, MP: I call him Liar-in-Chief, Divider-in-Chief and Business Manager of Ambani and Adani.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav: In the 6th phase of elections, BJP and Congress will win zero seats. In the 7th phase they might win a few seats, BJP will win only 1 seat in that phase.
BJP wants to win through 'Red Card'. Officers have been instructed to issue as much Red Cards as possible to SP. SP-BSP workers are being issued Red Cards. They're being stopped from casting votes. We had complained to EC last time, through you I'm doing that today too.
Akhilesh Yadav, SP: PM & BJP blame others for things they do or want to do. BJP is doing caste based politics & politics of spreading hatred among different castes & religions. Their govt is based on lies & hatred. Gathbandhan has decided to demolish the govt which was formed on hatred.
BSP Chief Mayawati: The Election Commission is not taking appropriate action against political leaders who are making derogatory remarks against women, during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
S Nirupam: When PM called Rajiv Gandhi 'Bhrashtachari no.1' he was criticised so much that he can't say that again. Aisa lag raha hai Satya Pal Malik, Modi ji ki chaaploosi kar rahe hain, chamchagiri kar rahe hain taaki unki kursi bachi rahe. Guvs should maintain dignity.
S Nirupam, Congress on J&K Guv's remark on Rajiv Gandhi: Hamare desh ke jitne Guv hote hain wo sarkar ke chamche hote hain. Satya Pal Malik bhi chamcha hi hai. Rajiv Gandhi was given clean chit by courts in Bofors case. Arun Jaitley was one of those who gave him clean chit.
Priyanka Gandhi is likely to hold a roadshow in Pirme Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on May 15. THe proposed roadshow of the COngress leader will start around 5 PM in the evening from Madanmohan Malviya Statue and will end at Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on News Nation tonight at 8 pm.
#PMOnNewsNation | Here's the real story of #Balakot airstrikes. Watch PM Modi's exclusive marathon interview with @NewsNationTV's Deepak Chaurasia and Peenaz Tyagi at 8 PM today #PMOnNewsNation @BJP4India @DChaurasia2312 @Peenaz_NN @narendramodi https://t.co/ULsyMNP8QZ pic.twitter.com/8EaceWAkQp— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 11, 2019
Breaking: EC has declared polling at booths 116-Kanchrapara Udbodhoni Madhyamik Vidyalaya in 15-Barrackpore LS constituency & 110-Laskarpur Netaji Prathamik Vidayala in Arambag LS constituency as void. EC has ordered re-polling to be conducted at the two booths on 12th May.
#WestBengal: EC has declared polling at booths 116-Kanchrapara Udbodhoni Madhyamik Vidyalay in 15-Barrackpore LS constituency & 110-Laskarpur Netaji Prathamik Vidayala in Arambag LS constituency as void. EC has ordered re-polling to be conducted at the two booths on 12th May.
Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Indore: Congress is the party that gave freedom to the country, it is the party of Maulana Azad & Mahatma Gandhi, unhone 'goron' se aazadi di thi aur tum Indore walo ab 'kale angrezo' se iss desh ko nijaat dilayoge.
Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Indore: Congress is the party that gave freedom to the country, it is the party of Maulana Azad & Mahatma Gandhi, unhone 'goron' se aazadi di thi aur tum Indore walo ab 'kale angrezo' se iss desh ko nijaat dilayoge. (10.5) pic.twitter.com/wjsmmfxZxC— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah to hold 3 public rallies in Bihar (Kaimur, Bhojpur, & Patna) and 1 public rally in Jharkhand (Pakur) today.
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah to hold 3 public rallies in Bihar (Kaimur, Bhojpur, & Patna) and 1 public rally in Jharkhand (Pakur) today. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/ocpJpqWhnQ— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to address 3 public rallies in Madhya Pradesh (Shujalpur, Dhar, and Khargone) today.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to address 3 public rallies in Madhya Pradesh (Shujalpur, Dhar, and Khargone) today. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/c2fHd2f9Ob— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address two public rallies in Sonbhadra and Ghazipur today.