UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will address a joint rally with daughter and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Rae Bareli today. The Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand will hold poll rallies in Jharkhand and Rajasthan. The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev demanding an urgent EC action on the alleged violations of the model code of conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. Get all the scoop on elections here:
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Election Commission has asked for details of expenses of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray's rallies: Dilip Shinde, Additional Chief Electoral Officer
BJP couldn't find a single member from their party who could fight me? So they got Sadhvi ji. Good, I welcome her. EC has barred her for 3 days from campaigning, though we want to her campaign and keep giving statements, it helps us: Digvijaya Singh
In a matter related to a complaint concerning alleged violations in Model Code of Conduct in a speech delivered by PM Narendra Modi at Barmer, Rajasthan on 21.04.2019, EC said no such violation of the extant advisories/provisions is attracted.
You will be voting in a few days, this vote is an important and strong weapon in your hands. You must remember what all Modi ji promised, from Rs 15 lakh to every individual to 2 crore jobs,but the reality is something else, youth still looking for jobs: Sonia Gandhi
In a matter related to a complaint made by BJP concerning alleged MCC violations in a speech delivered by Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Madhya Pradesh, EC said no such violation of MCC is made out.
Samajwadi Party workers seen at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's public rally in Raebareli, earlier today pic.twitter.com/D22mwdSw2B— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 2, 2019
A Owaisi:China se aapne kya compromise kiya?2008 mein Hafiz Saeed ko blacklist kiya gaya, kya vo public meeting nahi karta? Kya uski party election nahi ladi? Yakeenan blacklist hua hai magar isko agar aap claim kar rahe hain bhot badi kamyabi hai, ye kamyabi nahi hai abhi. pic.twitter.com/7XtQekkvk4— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2019
Have you ever seen a chowkidar outside the house of farmers, labourers and unemployed youth? How many chowkidars are there near Anil Ambani's house? There is a queue of chowkidars and Modi Ji is standing first in that queue: Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur
Priyanka says this is an election in which we are fighting for the India we all love and for democracy.
BJP has targeted every person who has spoken against it: Priyanka to PTI.
If voice of people is drowned by voice of one leader, there are going to be consequences: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Smriti Irani on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's video with children raising anti-Modi slogans: Doesn't Mrs Vadra know that you can't use children for political activity? What values are you giving to children. I'd say that cultured families should keep their children away from such a person.
Opposition not celebrating sanctioning of Azhar as they may have to pay political price: Jaitley
Smriti Irani in Amethi: Congress party in UP is fighting a battle to lose. We gave a chase to the Congress president so much so that he had to literally run even after SP-BSP pledged support on this seat. This is not a fight between BJP and Congress, this is a genuine fight between people and a 'lapata sansad'.
Smriti Irani in Amethi: Congress party in UP is fighting a battle to lose. We gave chase to Congress Pres so much so that he had to literally run even after SP-BSP pledged support on this seat. This is not a fight b/w BJP& Cong,this is a genuine fight b/w people&a 'lapata sansad' pic.twitter.com/G43h7TLCVz— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 2, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Raebareli: My focus is on both 2019 and 2022 (UP Assembly elections). For 2019, the focus is to defeat the BJP. By 2022, I want to strengthen the Congress so that we can fight well.
Supreme Court asks Election Commission to decide on plea to advance poll timing to 5 am.
Modi ji has not waived farm loans; MSP of Rs 2500 being given for rice in Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi.
PM Modi has not fulfilled his promises of providing two crore jobs and depositing Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts of people: Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Jharkhand.
WATCH | Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) meets snake charmers in Raebareli, holds snakes in hands.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secy for UP (East) in Raebareli: Ideology of Congress & BJP is poles apart. We'll always fight them, they are our main adversary in politics. We've made sure not to benefit BJP in any way. We're fighting strongly, our candidates are strong.
Sonakshi Sinha to campaign for mother and Samajwadi Party candidate Sonakshi Sinha in Lucknow tomorrow.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati: Earlier BJP Government made Masood Azhar a guest and later freed him abroad, now at the time of elections they are trying to gather votes on his name, it is condemnable.
Supreme Court asks Election Commission to decide on pleas for re-scheduling the voting time from 7 am to 5 am in General Election during the month of Ramzan coinciding with the rest of the phases and due to heat-wave conditions in Rajasthan and other areas.
GT Devegowda, JD(S) in Mysore: Mistake is on both sides of coalition (JDS-Congress). There was an option for both to field their own candidates, like in assembly elections.There was a lot of confusion over seat distribution & no clarity in distribution of seats to JD(S). People at top took lot of time to come up with a solution. They couldn't convince grassroots workers. If our leaders could have solved this issue properly, it could have made a difference. Some JD(S) workers have even cast their votes for BJP, he added.
Punjab: Sunny Deol, BJP candidate from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency offers prayer at the Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.
Akhilesh Yadav on being asked if Mulayam Singh Yadav will be a PM candidate: Our alliance wants to give India a new PM. Party will decide about the PM when final seat tally is out. It'll be good if Netaji gets the honour (to be PM) but I feel he is probably not in prime ministerial race
Samajwadi Party, President, Akhilesh Yadav: I want to increase the number of SP’s MPs in the Lok Sabha. I want to be among those who want to make a new Prime Minister. I want UP to contribute in the next government formation.
Election Commission issues a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi & seeks a reply within 48 hours, for violating model code of conduct by saying "Narendra Modi has made a new law in which there is a line that says tribals can be shot at", at a rally in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP leader, N Chandrababu Naidu in Amravati: Opposition parties will sit together after the election and discuss who will be the Prime Minister, I'm not an aspirant. Polling is to be held in 3 more phases, after that we will discuss.
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on UNSC listing Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist: 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.
BJP tried to buy atleast 7 AAP MLAs by offering Rs 10 crore to each: Arvind Kejriwal
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani will visit Rajasthan for election campaign today.
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev demanding an urgent EC action on the alleged violations of the model code of conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
The Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand will hold poll rallies in Jharkhand and Rajasthan.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will address a joint rally with daughter and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Rae Bareli today.