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Elections LIVE | PM Modi addresses his first-ever press conference at BJP headquarters in Delhi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 May 2019, 04:57 PM

On the last day of campaigning for the final and final phase of polling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh and said, "Ab ki baar, 300 paar (we will win over 300 seats now)." He also told the people of Khargone, "After decades you will elect a majority government for the second time in a row." PM Modi also ssured the tribals, "Till Modi and BJP are there, nobody can touch land of those living in forests." Congress chief Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meet at Solan in Himachal Pradesh where he said that the 'BJP government hasn't fulfilled promises.' He also said that the PM never talks about unemploymentand corruption. Yogi Adityanath will address numerous rallies in Uttar Pradesh. 

Here are the LIVE updates:


  May 17, 2019  20:40 (IST)

Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu meets Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  May 17, 2019  18:47 (IST)

Campaigning ends for the last and seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Friday evening.

  May 17, 2019  17:17 (IST)

80 BJP workers have been killed in one and a half years. What does Mamata Banerjee has to say about this? If we were responsible for this, why violence didn't take place anywhere else?: Amit Shah.

  May 17, 2019  17:16 (IST)

Priority number two is to push Congress ideology, priority number three is to win the Vidhan Sabha election. But ideological they are on the same page like us, I don't see Mayawati Ji, Mulayam Singh Ji, Mamata Ji, Chandrababu Ji supporting Narendra Modi government: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  17:13 (IST)

I respect the fact that BSP-SP decided to fight the elections together in UP. From the Congress party perspective, I have to push the Congress ideology in UP. I made it very clear to Jyotiraditya and Priyanka that priority number one is to make sure BJP losses: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  17:12 (IST)

BJP President Amit Shah on Pragya Singh Thakur's statement on Nathuram Godse: Party has served her a show cause notice & asked her to reply within 10 days. After she files a reply, party's disciplinary committee will take appropriate actions.

  May 17, 2019  17:08 (IST)

Election results came on May 16, 2014. A huge casualty took place on May 17, 2014. Today is May 17. People in 'Satta bazaar' who used to bet for Congress to win in elections faced huge losses on May 17: PM Modi.

  May 17, 2019  17:06 (IST)

For me, the election campaign was a medium to thank the people of India for having given me the opportunity to serve them: PM Modi.

  May 17, 2019  17:04 (IST)

PM Modi will again do some 'distract India' event, but country won't get distracted: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  17:02 (IST)

We are confident that we will get more than 300 seats: Amit Shah.

  May 17, 2019  17:01 (IST)

Role of EC has been biased in this elections, Modiji can say whatever he wants to say while we're stopped from saying the same thing. Seems that the elections schedule was made for Modiji's campaigning. BJP and Narendra Modi have lots of money while we have truth: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:59 (IST)

It will happen after a long time in the country, our Government will come to power with absolute majority for second consecutive time, says the prime minister.

  May 17, 2019  16:59 (IST)

Earlier IPL was shifted due to general elections. Today, IPL, Ramzan, Easter, Hanuman Jayanti, school exams, all take place peacefully: PM Modi.

  May 17, 2019  16:54 (IST)

PM Modi addresses his first press conference at BJP headquarters in Delhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:53 (IST)

I have said it clearly, public will decide on May 23, and the basis of which we will work: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:50 (IST)

Election Commission's role in these polls has been biased and it has issued orders keeping in mind PM Modi's schedule: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:50 (IST)

Congress party's role as an opposition party was 'A grade'. We cornered the prime minister, says Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:48 (IST)

Philosophy of Amit Shah, PM Modi not philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:47 (IST)

Why did PM not accept my challenge for debate on Rafale issue, asks Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  16:45 (IST)

Prime Minister holds a press conference just 4-5 days before the election ends, unprecedented Prime Minister of India is holding a press conference for the first time: Rahul Gandhi at media briefing.

  May 17, 2019  16:44 (IST)

Shah gives a report card of Modi government's performance in last five years; refers to development and national security.

  May 17, 2019  16:42 (IST)

Narendra Modi govt has launched 133 schemes to uplift all sections of society: Shah.

  May 17, 2019  16:42 (IST)

2014 had created an atmosphere where some people were questioning whether the multi-party democratic system can take the country forward? Today we have proven it: Amit Shah.

  May 17, 2019  16:40 (IST)

We have now come to the end of election campaign. The BJP has run the most extensive campaign in history: Amit Shah.

  May 17, 2019  16:37 (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses media after his last rally for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. WATCH LIVE:

  May 17, 2019  16:36 (IST)

Narendra Modi-led NDA government will come back to power with a stronger mandate: BJP president Amit Shah.

  May 17, 2019  16:34 (IST)

Today is the end of a long and successful campaign for the BJP: Amit Shah.

  May 17, 2019  16:34 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi attends his first press conference at BJP headquarters on Friday.

  May 17, 2019  16:29 (IST)

Amit Shah addresses a press conference in the presence of PM Narendra Modi at BJP HQ. WATCH LIVE:

  May 17, 2019  15:39 (IST)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Kushinagar; Congress candidate from the constituency, RPN Singh is also present.

  May 17, 2019  13:38 (IST)

Congress learns from its mistakes, says Rahul Gandhi.

  May 17, 2019  13:37 (IST)

BJP made a huge mistake by implementing demonetisation, says Rahul Gandhi in Solan.

  May 17, 2019  13:05 (IST)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Mirzapur: Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna PM bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh Bachchan ko hi bana dete, karna toh kisi ne kuch nahi tha aapke liye.

  May 17, 2019  12:46 (IST)

The BJP implemented GST, Demonetisation without any planning: Mayawati.

  May 17, 2019  12:45 (IST)

There has been no development under BJP government, BSP chief Mayawati said in Mirzapur. 

  May 17, 2019  12:27 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi in Khargone,Madhya Pradesh: From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup, the whole nation is saying- Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi Sarkar.

  May 17, 2019  12:26 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi in Khargone,Madhya Pradesh: This Sunday when you go to cast your vote then you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority govt for a second time in a row.

  May 17, 2019  12:19 (IST)

Khargone was crucial to the revolt of 1857. Bhima Nayak played an important role, says PM Modi.

  May 17, 2019  12:17 (IST)

I am fortunate to come to Maa Narmada, says PM Modi at Khargone in Madhya Pradesh.

  May 17, 2019  12:16 (IST)

Amit Shah:Statements of Ananthkumar Hegde,Pragya Thakur&Nalin Kateel are their personal opinion,BJP has nothing to do with it.They have withdrawn their statements&apologized. BJP has taken their statements seriously and sent these statements to disciplinary committee

  May 17, 2019  12:02 (IST)

Delhi: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu to meet Election Commission of India, today.

  May 17, 2019  10:55 (IST)

Maharashtra: Congress- NCP candidate from Thane, Anand Paranjpe cut a cake on his birthday with 'Desh ka Chowkidaar Hi Chor Hai' written on it.

  May 17, 2019  08:59 (IST)

Kamal Haasan on stones thrown at his rally in Trichy: I feel the quality of polity is going down. I don't feel threatened. Every religion has their own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists.

  May 17, 2019  08:59 (IST)

Kamal Haasan on protest over his Godse remark: I am not afraid of being arrested. Let them arrest me. If they do that it will only create more problems. It is not a warning but only an advice.

  May 17, 2019  08:28 (IST)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold roadshows in Mirzapur and Kushinagar today.

  May 17, 2019  07:06 (IST)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee: Allocation was done by Congress high command in Delhi&they'd chosen not to accept Navjot Kaur’s application for ticket to contest from Chandigarh,he said,adding Chandigarh wasn't under Punjab&he had no role in selection of candidate from the city.

  May 17, 2019  07:04 (IST)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee: Denying any role in the denial of ticket to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife from Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister on Thursday said she had been offered ticket from Amritsar and Bathinda, but she refused the same.

  May 17, 2019  07:04 (IST)

Yogi Adityanath will address rallies in Salempur, Bansgaon and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh today . 

  May 17, 2019  07:03 (IST)

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address a public meet at Solan in Himachal Pradesh.

  May 17, 2019  07:02 (IST)

On the last day of campaigning for the final and final phase of polling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh today. 

First Published: Friday, May 17, 2019 06:59 AM
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