Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. In Bengal, he will hold public meetings in Laxmikantapur and Dumdum Central Jail Maidan. In UP, he will address ralies in Mau and Mirzapur. BJP chief Amit Shah is scheduled to hold a roadshow in Gorakhpur. Amit Shah, along with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and party candidate from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat Ravi Kisan, will address the gathering. "Around 1 lakh people are expected to take part in the roadshow". The road show will start from the Town Hall and end at Vijay Chowk.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold a mega road show in Patna Sahib constituency in favour of party candidate Shatrughan Sinha. Sinha is locked in battle against BJP’s candidate and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is contesting his Lok Sabha elections. He is also likely to visit Alwar to meet the gangrape victim.
The BSP-SP alliance is scheduled to hold a joint rally, to be addressed by BSP chief Mayawati and SP national president Akhilesh Yadav. “The venue of this rally would be near Ravidas temple in Sir gobardhan area. Both leaders ––Mayawati and Akhilesh –– might visit the temple on the day of their rally”.
In first such action in India's electoral history, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 PM on Thursday, a day before its scheduled deadline, in the wake of violence between BJP and TMC workers in Kolkata. In a hurriedly-convened press conference, Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar said it was for the first time that such an action has been taken using constitutional powers of the poll panel.
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu writes to EC over its decision to order re-polling at 5 polling stations of Chandragiri AC and Chittoor PC. Letter states, "I'm writing this letter to strongly oppose the partial one sided and undemocratic motivated actions of the EC".
Election Commission has sought factual report from Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh by tomorrow in the matter of Pragya Singh Thakur's statement "Nathuram Godse was, is and will remain a 'deshbhakt'".
Congress president Rahul Gandhi holds a roadshow with Shatrughan Sinha, party's candidate from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also present.
Patna: Congress President Rahul Gandhi holds a roadshow with Shatrughan Sinha, party's candidate from Patna Sahib LS constituency. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also present. pic.twitter.com/pkg10kOUpe— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2019
Kolkata Police constitutes Special Investigation Team (SIT) for investigation into the vandalism of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue at Vidyasagar College in Kolkata on May 14.
Why are you forgetting that Left had created similar situation for you and at that time constitutional bodies of the nation ensured a fair election in West Bengal. If these constitutional bodies and central forces weren't there, you would not have been CM today: PM Modi in Dum Dum.
Election Commission of India declares polls held on April 11 at 5 polling stations of the Chandragiri Assembly constituency and the Chittoor Parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh as void. Re-polls to be held on May 19.
PM Modi addresses public meeting in Dum Dum, West Bengal. WATCH LIVE:
BJP President Amit Shah campaigns for party's candidate from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also present.
Gorakhpur: BJP President Amit Shah campaigns for party's candidate from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also present. pic.twitter.com/g68dNJu6Wz— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 16, 2019
Delhi: Opposition delegation met with EC over ending election campaign in West Bengal 24 hours early. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress says, "We did not receive a satisfactory response from the Election Commission".
Didi has resorted to threats, today in the morning I received the threat of being sent to jail. Yesterday I saw in media that didi had threatened to take over BJP's office, she is also threatening to take over homes of BJP workers: Narendra Modi.
There is a problem here regarding Durga puja and Saraswati puja, saying Jai Sri Ram has become a crime. People of Bengal were troubled by these things since a few years, who brought these issues on a national platform? Which party has become voice of Bengal today, it's BJP: PM Modi.
TMC goons spread violence, they vandalised statue of Vidyasagar. CCTV cameras were installed there. The way the state govt erased evidences of Narada and Sarada scam, it is trying to remove evidence in the incident. I demand a strict action should be taken: PM Modi in West Bengal.
West Bengal has vowed to help BJP cross 300 seats in 2019 elections: PM Modi in Mathurapur.
PM Modi addresses public meeting at Mathurapur, West Bengal. WATCH LIVE:
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: They allowed Modi ji's rallies and ended campaigning after it, it makes it clear that Election Commission is totally biased. It is very dangerous for the country.
Kolkata: Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee marches from Thakur Pukur to Taratala.
We had a meeting y'day, why was it cancelled? Can only the PM hold a meeting? Don't we have any rights in democracy? Only that the Election Commission says will happen? They curtailed our campaign 24 hours ago, now we have to adjust our meetings: Mamata Banerjee.
Digvijaya Singh, Congress LS candidate from Bhopal on Pragya Thakur's remarks: Modi ji, Amit Shah ji and the state BJP should give their statements and apologise to the nation. I condemn this statement, Nathuram Godse was a killer, glorifying him is not patriotism, it is sedition.
Punjab: BJP's Gurdaspur candidate Sunny Deol campaigns in Amritsar; all 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab will go to polls in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on 19th May, Sunday.
Punjab: BJP's Gurdaspur candidate Sunny Deol campaigns in Amritsar; all 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab will go to polls in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on 19th May, Sunday pic.twitter.com/jWJ03X2HNN— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2019
R Surjewala,Congress: India's soul is under attack by successors of Godse, the BJP ruling dispensation.BJP leaders are describing the murderer of father of the nation as a true nationalist and declaring those who sacrificed their lives for nation like Hemant Karkare as anti-nationals.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses media, slams BJP over Pragya Thakur's remark on Nathuram Godse.
BJP president Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Phephna, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. WATCH LIVE:
BJP has intensified 'hate-filled politics' to avoid being questioned on 'achche din' promise: Tejashwi Yadav.
Rahul Gandhi will play 'central role' in formation of new government, Tejashwi Yadav.
The Election Commission has one set of rules for opposition and another for ruling party: MK Stalin.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asks the crowd to chant, "Chowkidar Chor Hai", at a rally in Diamond Harbour.
In last 5 years you (PM) couldn't make a Ram Temple and you want to make Vidyasagar's statue? People of Bengal won't beg before you. Your goonda neta came here and said 'Bangal kangal hai'. Are Bengalis kangal? Are Bengalis kangal?: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at Diamond Harbour
PM told you that he himself will deposit 15 lakh in your accounts and the President of the same party, after the elections said it was a 'chunaavi jumla', will you trust them again? asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
'Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt': Pragya Singh Thakur
WB CM Mamata Banerjee in Mathurapur, South 24 Parganas: I feel sad but I don't have anything to say, I am ready to go to jail for saying this. I am not scared to say the truth.
WB CM Mamata Banerjee in Mathurapur: Last night we came to know that BJP had filed a complaint with EC so that we can't hold any meeting after Narendra Modi's meeting. EC is brother of BJP, earlier it was an impartial body now everyone in the country says EC has sold out to BJP.
Addressing a rally in Mathurapur in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee accused PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah of torturing people.
A strong government is necessary for a strong nation, says PM Modi in Chandoli.
Alleging that the TMC is intimidating Hindu voters in south Kolkata, the BJP has approached the Election Commission.
Hitting out at Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah said the West Bengal Chief Minister wants to silence opponents through violence. Bengal was never known for violence.
PM Narendra Modi in Mau: Some months back during my rally in West Medinipur, TMC goons indulged in hooliganism. After this in Thakurnagar the situation was such that I had to cut short my speech and was forced to leave the stage.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi: Soon after I heard about the incident (Alwar gang rape) I spoke to Ashok Gehlot Ji. This is not a political issue for me. I met the victim's family and they have sought justice which will be done. Action will be taken against culprits.
PM Narendra Modi in Mau: SP-BSP has given ticket to a person here who is an absconder in a rape case. SP has this history in UP, people know, but Behen ji will you seek votes for such candidates?
FIR registered against Computer Baba for violating model code of conduct after a complaint alleging that he was campaigning for Congress Bhopal candidate Digvijaya Singh.
Congress' Randeep Surjewala accused the Election Commission of keeping in mind PM Modi 's rally in Bengal before banning campaigning in Bengal.
Mayawati: Election Commission has banned campaigning in West Bengal, but from 10 pm today just because PM has two rallies in the day. If they had to ban then why not from today morning? This is unfair and EC is acting under pressure.
This is a very dangerous and unjust trend and one which doesn't suit the PM of the country: Mayawati.
This is a planned attack and part of a conspiracy on the West Bengal government, says Mayawati.
Centre targeting Mamata government in Bengal, says Mayawati.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu: I was denied ticket after our CM sa'ab & Asha ji had specifically said that I can't win from Amritsar. If I'm working for party,at least don't have such small heart & brain that when you can see the larger picture that country needs to be saved from Modi... My message was Capt sa'ab should respect women. You talk of women reservation,then consider them. When educated leaders like me, ready to serve others come, it's decent to tell us that someone's better so it's being done but don't deny us tickets by lying.
Chandigarh: Actor Anupam Kher campaigns for wife and BJP candidate Kirron Kher in Shivalik Park, Manimajra.
Actor @AnupamPKher campaigns for wife and @BJP4India candidate Kirron Kher in Shivalik Park, Manimajra, Chandigarh.#LokSabhaElections2019— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 16, 2019
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The BSP-SP alliance is scheduled to hold a joint rally, to be addressed by BSP chief Mayawati and SP national president Akhilesh Yadav.
Sinha is locked in battle against BJP’s candidate and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is contesting his Lok Sabha elections. He is also likely to visit Alwar to meet the gangrape victim.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold a mega road show in Patna Sahib constituency in favour of party candidate Shatrughan Sinha.
BJP chief Amit Shah is scheduled to hold a roadshow in Gorakhpur. Amit Shah, along with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and party candidate from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat Ravi Kisan, will address the gathering.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.