Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ayodhya today. He is also likely to pay a visit to Ram Lalla. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Get all the scoop on elections here:
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Digvijaya Singh, Congress's candidate from Bhopal on UNSC listing #MasoodAzhar as a Global Terrorist: Ghoshna se kya hota hai, jab Pakistan ke PM dosti jata rahe hain Modi ji ke sath to Dawood Ibrahim, Masood Azhar aur Hafiz Saeed ko tatkal Bharat ko saunp dena chahiye. pic.twitter.com/63TzfI1JAE— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
It was long due, it is good that it has been done. This should have happened a long time ago. This has happened during elections, I don't know if this has something to do with the elections: Kamal Nath
Election Commission of India gives notice to Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for allegedly making personal remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Ahmedabad on April 17. ECI has asked him to reply by 6 pm tomorrow.
One of the first things Srilankan government did after the blasts was to ban Zakir Naik's TV channel. This is the same Zakir Naik in whose 'durbar' Diggi Raja was once seen. Doob maro Congress walon!: PM Modi in Itarsi.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in Barabanki: Mayawati Ji aur Akhilesh Yadav Ji ka controller Narendra Modi Ji ke haath mein hai. Yeh yaad rakhiye ki Narendra Modi ji mujh par dabaav nahi daal sakte. Modi Ji, BSP- SP par dabaav daal sakte hain. pic.twitter.com/RtArDKDuvu— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
A person who has been dismissed from service from state or central govt within last 5 yrs has to obtain a certificate from EC stating he/she hasn't been dismissed due to disloyalty or corruption. Certificate wasn't produced before 11am, so, the nomination was rejected: DM Varanasi
My nomination has been rejected wrongly. I was asked to produce the evidence at 6.15pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court: Tej Bahadur Yadav
#WATCH PM Modi in Kaushambi: Ek baar Pt Nehru jab Kumbh mein aye to avyavastha ke karan bhagdad mach gayi thi, hazaron log maare gaye the...lekin sarkar ki izzat bachane ke liye, Pt Nehru pe koi dosh na lag jaye, isliye us samay ki media ne ye dikhane ki bahaduri nahi dikhai.. pic.twitter.com/yfv2QS4a6O— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
PM Modi: Strongly condemn despicable attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Salute all brave personnel.Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. My thoughts & solidarity are with bereaved families. Perpetrators of such violence will not be spared
Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha, Surendra Kumar: Election Commission of India approves shifting of polled EVMs in two districts Jagatsinghpur & Gajapati. Entire shifting process will be conducted in presence of candidates & the entire process will be video-graphed.
Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, Atishi, campaigns in Vishwas Nagar area of the constituency.
Taking a jibe at PM Modi for inflation, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said that the oil prices across the world are dropping, yet they are on a rise in India. "Only a few of PM's friends are benefiting from the global oil price drop," he said.
Kumbh mela has been celebrated for thousands of years. But it was during our tenure that the world started talking about it: PM Modi.
"No chaiwala wants his child to become a chaiwala. The poor want to grow and thrive," said PM Modi.
"We have started the Ramayan Circuit Project. We have also developed tourism in various places of worship. But the biggest thereat to our religious practices & culture is terror," the PM said.
Responding to the 'chaiwala-pakorewala' jibe of Navjot Singh Sidhu, PM Modi said, "Congress has only mocked poor'.
I understand the pain and struggle of every labourer. I understand their illness. To fight this I have introduced the Ayushman Scheme, says PM Modi in Ayodhya.
India's poor don't want insult. They want to move ahead in life. It is my government that has worked for the poor: PM Modi in Ayodhya
'Ayodhya is the city of Maryada Purshottam Ram', says PM Modi.
PM Modi in Ayodhya: Be it SP, BSP or Congress, it is necessary to know their reality. Behen ji used the name of Babasaheb Ambedkar but she did everything which is just the opposite of his principles. SP used the name of Lohia ji but they destroyed the law & order situation in UP.
Labourers have been divided into vote banks, says PM Modi in Ayodhya.
Respect of the country has incresed over the past 5 years, says PM Modi in Ayodhya.
Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in mdhya Pradesh.
The Election Commission Tuesday barred BJP's Gujarat unit chief Jitu Vaghani from campaigning for 72 hours for using "intemperate and abusive language" at an election meet.
PM Modi lands in Ayodhya.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) meets supporters in Baghola, Raebareli.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) meets supporters in Baghola, Raebareli. pic.twitter.com/OKA9zWtPLs— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
Delhi: A BJP delegation, including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, reaches Election Commission.
Delhi: BJP delegation, including Union Minister @dpradhanbjp, reaches Election Commission.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 1, 2019
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Election Commission of India: Neither West Bengal police nor central forces is allowed inside the polling booth (in the room where machines and EVMs are kept at the time of voting). They can enter if and when the Presiding Officer calls them in.
Vivek Dubey, Special Police Observer for West Bengal: A total of 578 companies of central forces are being deployed for 5th phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 100% polling stations will be covered by central forces as static postings.
Telangana: People pay last tribute to Nandyal MP and Jana Sena Party candidate from the constituency, S.P.Y. Reddy, at his residence. He passed away at a hospital in Hyderabad last night. pic.twitter.com/PC676zQOhM— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
EC progressive seizure report: A total of ₹3278.22 crore worth of goods and cash seized from across the country till 30th April. Cash - ₹787.18 crore, Liquor - ₹249.82 crore, Drugs/Narcotics - ₹1215.5 crore, Precious metals - ₹972.378 crore, other items - ₹53.338 crore.— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
EC approves proposal of lifting of provisions of Model Code of Conduct in districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack&Jajpur to facilitate speedy rescue, relief&restoration activities to face cyclonic storm #Fani— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
Uma Bharti,BJP: Word 'Gandhi' is not from Mahatma Gandhi but Feroze Gandhi...Feroze was not on good terms with JL Nehru, they don't even have right to use this surname but they thought this name will get them respect. Modi ji is the one following Mahatma Gandhi's footsteps.
Uma Bharti,BJP: Word 'Gandhi' is not from Mahatma Gandhi but Feroze Gandhi...Feroze was not on good terms with JL Nehru, they don't even have right to use this surname but they thought this name will get them respect. Modi ji is the one following Mahatma Gandhi's footsteps.(30.4) pic.twitter.com/wuwyURPh52— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
EC: Issue of assembly polls in J&K was discussed in EC meeting held on 30th April. It was decided to seek further clarification on certain aspects of the issue from MHA. It was also decided to seek opinion of an eminent legal expert in context of ongoing President's rule.
Election Commission bars Jitubhai Vaghani, Gujarat BJP President from election campaigning for 72 hours starting from 4 pm tomorrow, for violating Model Code of Conduct during his election campaign held at Amroli in Surat on 7th April.
Election Commission bars Jitubhai Vaghani, Gujarat BJP President from election campaigning for 72 hours starting from 4 pm tomorrow, for violating Model Code of Conduct during his election campaign held at Amroli in Surat on 7th April. #LokSabhaElections2019 (file pic) pic.twitter.com/FOog68QRa6— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
Jana Sena Party candidate SPY Reddy dies after prolonged illness.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal is going to start his roadshows from the Chandni Chowk constituency from Wednesday commencing from Model Town at 4 pm.
BJP chief Amit Shah will address a rally in Delhi's Vasant Kunj. Prior to that he will be in West Bengal where he will address 4 rallies.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
PM Modi is also likely to pay a visit to Ram Lalla.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ayodhya today. He will address a rally in Faizabad's Mayabazar.