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Lok Sabha Polls 2019 | It's an insult to Advani, says Mamata Banerjee on BJP dropping him

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 March 2019, 10:47 PM
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Rajasthan today. He will campaign in Sriganganagar and Bundi. The NCP, in its election manifesto said that if voted to power, the party will discuss terrorism with Pakistan. After 'Boat Yatra', Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Ayodhya by train. 

Here are all the highlights related to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019:

  Mar 26, 2019  21:07 (IST)

Lal Krishna Advani was the actual mentor of BJP. They have forgotten old days because of the new crop of leaders. But old is gold. It's an insult to him. But this is my opinion, they may not agree with it, says Mamata Banerjee. 

  Mar 26, 2019  20:45 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  20:32 (IST)

After 2019 for 3 years Congress party is going to give young entrepreneurs complete exemption, for 3 years you won't need to take any permission from the government. You can file for the permissions you need after 3 years, says Rahul Gandhi

  Mar 26, 2019  20:08 (IST)

I'm feeling happy, I'm thankful to Amit Shah ji and Modi ji for having the confidence in me and giving me this seat. Rampur has always given me love and affection, the people love me with all their hearts, It feels like I'm going back home, says Jaya Prada.

  Mar 26, 2019  19:57 (IST)

Former BJP leaders Ghanshyam Tiwari and Surendra Goyal have joined Congress in presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi

  Mar 26, 2019  19:33 (IST)

Today I have come to make two requests, one to reelect V K Singh as MP again and second to choose Narendra Modi as PM again, says Sushma Swaraj.

  Mar 26, 2019  19:18 (IST)

Shiv Sena announces five candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. The party has announced candidates on Meerut, Ghaziabad, Farrukhabad, Bareily and Kannauj. 

  Mar 26, 2019  19:05 (IST)

The Congress is still relying on the 'Garibi Hatao' slogan coined by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1971 as they could not drive away poverty during their rule, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

  Mar 26, 2019  18:17 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  18:06 (IST)

BJP releases list of 40 candidates: Maneka Gandhi -- Sultanpur, Varun Gandhi -- Pilibhit, Ram Shankar Katheria -- Etawah, Rita Bahuguna Joshi -- Allahabad, Jaya Prada -- Rampur (UP), Jagdambika Pal --Domariagan (UP). Humayun Kabir -- Murshidabad (West Bengal). Actor Joy Banerjee from Ulberia (West Bengal)

  Mar 26, 2019  18:04 (IST)

Congress has released list of three candidates for Lok Sabha elections, two for Gujarat and one for Uttar Pradesh

  Mar 26, 2019  17:47 (IST)

Nyay scheme is not free gift to the poor, it's justice, says Rahul Gandhi on income guarantee plan promised by Congress.

  Mar 26, 2019  17:37 (IST)

Former BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari will join the Congress in Jaipur today. Tiwari said he will join the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to meet party workers in Jaipur's Ramlila Maidan on Tuesday evening.

  Mar 26, 2019  17:02 (IST)

PM Modi mocked MGNREGA, failed to understand Congress government's employment generation scheme: Rahul Gandhi.

  Mar 26, 2019  16:16 (IST)

When a decision will be taken then we will inform the media, says Sheila Dikshit on possible alliance with AAP.

  Mar 26, 2019  16:03 (IST)

It's shocking, says Dr Tejaswini, wife of late Union minister Ananth Kumar, who was not given BJP ticket from Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. 

  Mar 26, 2019  16:00 (IST)

Shatrughan Sinha, rebel BJP leader, to join Congress on March 28.

  Mar 26, 2019  15:59 (IST)

BJP leader Subash Chouhan, who was recently appointed state vice president, resigns from the party.

  Mar 26, 2019  15:32 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  15:31 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  15:26 (IST)

Sheila Dikshit is currently addressing a press conference in Delhi where she is discussing the recently flagged Congress NYAY scheme. "It is the blueprint of a new India, we must celebrate this scheme," she says.

  Mar 26, 2019  15:22 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  15:19 (IST)

Congress has been supporting Pakistan on the Pulwama terror attack, says Smriti Irani in Bhadohi.

  Mar 26, 2019  15:14 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  15:13 (IST)

Smriti Irani hits out at Priyanka Gandhi over her 'boat campaign' from Allahabad to Varanasi. Irani says the latter is visiting temples while the Congress raised questions on Lord Ram. 

  Mar 26, 2019  15:11 (IST)
  Mar 26, 2019  15:08 (IST)

Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit is expected to address the media today. Reportedly upset over the alliance talks with AAP, Dikshit has put the onus on Rahul Gandhi to decide on joining hands with Arvind Kejriwal.

  Mar 26, 2019  14:43 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu campaigns in Kadapa with National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah.


  Mar 26, 2019  17:36 (IST)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's itinerary for Rae Bareli, Amethi and Ayodhya visit:

  Mar 26, 2019  13:37 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi promises 'surgical strike' on poverty, says "If Modi gives money to rich, Cong will give money to poor."

  Mar 26, 2019  13:22 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan: How many are there at Anil Ambani's home? There is a queue of chowkidaar there. Narendra Modi did not tell you that he is not yours but chowkidaar of people like Anil Ambani and Nirav Modi.

  Mar 26, 2019  13:21 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan: He (PM) says, 'Main Chowkidaar Hoon'. He didn't say whose chowkidaar he is? Have you seen a chowkidaar at a farmer's home? Have you seen a chowkidaar at home of an unemployed youth? Have you seen a chowkidaar at the home of Anil Ambani?

  Mar 26, 2019  13:16 (IST)

Veteran actor and former MP Jaya Prada joins Bharatiya Janata Party.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:51 (IST)

Sam Pitroda to lead Congress' campaign monitoring committee.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:51 (IST)

Former MLA Pratima Chandrakar will take on the BJP’s Vijay Baghel, a Kurmi leader and former MLA, from Durg Lok Sabha seat. Jyotsna Mahant, wife of Assembly Speaker Charandas Mahant, has been fielded from Korba against BJP’s Jyotinand Dubey.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:51 (IST)

The Congress has fielded women candidates, including a former MLA, in two key constituencies - Durg and Korba in Chhattisgarh for the April-May Lok Sabha polls. 

  Mar 26, 2019  12:49 (IST)

Vikramaditya Singh (54), on the other hand, is the grandson of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh and son of Congress leader Karan Singh. His candidature is also supported by the National Conference (NC). 

  Mar 26, 2019  12:49 (IST)

Union minister Jitendra Singh will have a direct contest with Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh, the grandson of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh, on the Udhampur-Doda parliamentary seat. 

  Mar 26, 2019  12:41 (IST)

Former chief minister of Delhi and Congress stalwart Shiela Dixit will hold a press conference at 3 pm today. Dixit is expected to announce the final decision on the AAP-Congress alliance in the country's capital.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:40 (IST)

Pinaki Misra, BJD: Issue never came up when Patnaik ji was holding addl charge, so he has no role to play in this. Repeated attempts have been made to try & rope him in by Centre. It's being driven by unholy cash generated by some vested interests attempting to play a dirty game.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:40 (IST)

Pinaki Misra, BJD on the impleadment application against Naveen Patnaik filed in SC in a coal block allocation case: It's a contemptible issue. The issue is 21 yrs old. It relates to a time when Naveen Patnaik was holding additional charge of the Coal Ministry for about a couple of months only. 

  Mar 26, 2019  12:38 (IST)

Leading the BJP's Vijay Sankalp Sabha in Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh is currently addressing a rally here, where he has once again rattled the Chowkidar Chor Hai jibe of the Congress.


  Mar 26, 2019  12:33 (IST)

Former BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari is likely to join the Congress in Jaipur on Tuesday, party sources said. In 2017, Tiwari had opened a front against BJP leader and then chief minister Vasundhara Raje and resigned from the party in June 2018. 

  Mar 26, 2019  12:19 (IST)

Nishad Party joins Mahagathbandhan for Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Uttar Pradesh.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:18 (IST)

Tejasvi Surya: Tejaswini ji (wife of late Union minister Ananth Kumar) has given me her blessings, she has also instructed all the karyakartas who were anticipating her candidature, that the party's decision is the foremost decision & we all have to respect it.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:16 (IST)

The Congress has released star campaigner list for West Bengal:

  Mar 26, 2019  12:14 (IST)

Congress releases star campaigner list for Uttar Pradesh: 

  Mar 26, 2019  12:08 (IST)

Supreme Court says if any candidate is elected, he or she will be treated as independent.

  Mar 26, 2019  12:07 (IST)

The Supreme Court refuses to direct Election Commission to issue common symbol “pressure cooker” to TTV Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK for its candidates to contest upcoming Lok Sabha & Assembly by-elections in Tamil Nadu. However, SC asks EC to give them a common symbol from among the free symbols available.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:58 (IST)

Political parties will not be allowed to campaign in the vicinity of churches on Good Friday, which falls on April 19, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer Kunal has instructed.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:57 (IST)

Check out this picture tweeted by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday during canvassing for the Lok Sabha Polls:

"No one is spared during elections- not even the groom and bride trying to get a quiet lunch when their MP comes canvassing for votes!"

  Mar 26, 2019  11:52 (IST)

Tejasvi Surya has been named the party's candidate for the prestigious Bangalore South seat in Karnataka after much discussion and drama. Check out his reaction: "OMG OMG! I can't believe this. PM of world's largest democracy and President of largest political party have reposed faith in a 28-year-old guy to represent them in a constituency as prestigious a Bangalore South. ...This can happen only in my BJP. Only in #NewIndia of @narendramodi," tweeted Tejasvi Surya.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:50 (IST)

Actress Sumalatha's decision to contest as an independent from Mandya Lok Sabha seat, where JD(S) has fielded Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil, has upset the calculations of the ruling coalition, especially with the BJP now extending support to her.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:44 (IST)

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 25.12 crore in an affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for the Nagpur parliamentary constituency.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:39 (IST)

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “In his very first speech in parliament, after becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi opposed MNREGA, a scheme that eradicated poverty. NSSO data reveals that since Modi became PM, 4 crore jobs are lost in the country.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:30 (IST)

Lucknow: Janvadi Party (Socialist) and Nishad Party hoardings seen at Samajwadi Party office, alongside hoardings of Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal. SP-BSP-RLP are in an alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:12 (IST)

The Madras High Court has directed election officials to remove all unauthorised flag poles of political parties in public places throughout Tamil Nadu by April 1.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:10 (IST)

According to seizure report released by EC, total cash seized Rs 143.47 crore, liquor worth Rs 89.64 crore, drug & narcotics worth Rs 131.75 crore, precious metals worth Rs 162.93 crore and other items and  freebies worth Rs 12.202 crore, seized across all states and Union Territories till March 25.

  Mar 26, 2019  11:09 (IST)

The Congress has released the list of star campaigners for the first and second phase of from Maharashtra.


  Mar 26, 2019  10:43 (IST)

Urmila Matondkar likely to contest from Mumbai North on Congress ticket: Report.

  Mar 26, 2019  10:27 (IST)

Raipur district administration organised a cricket tournament and a tug of war game on Monday in a bid to create awareness about voting, under Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme of Election Commission of India. 

  Mar 26, 2019  10:19 (IST)

Congress spokesperson PC Chacko said that Rahul Gandhi will take the final decision today. We've had no word with AAP, as we had to take the preliminary decision on our party's political stand whether we wanted an alliance or not. Both parties may have problems, that apart we have to defeat Modi and BJP, so, we'll come together.

  Mar 26, 2019  10:06 (IST)

"Congress people claim that Rahul Gandhi is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.Lord Shiva consumed poison to relieve people of suffering.Make your leader (Rahul Gandhi) drink 500 gm of poison, if he survives polls, we'll believe he is 'avatar'of Lord Shiva," says Gujarat Minister G Vasava.

  Mar 26, 2019  09:22 (IST)

Congress General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Amethi and Rae Bareli on March 27 and 28, respectively and Ayodhya on March 29.

  Mar 26, 2019  09:13 (IST)

BJP veteran and MP Murli Manohar Joshi not to contest from Kanpur: Sources.

  Mar 26, 2019  09:04 (IST)

BJP general secretary hits out at TRS for 'autocratic' rule.

  Mar 26, 2019  09:02 (IST)

BJP has released list of star campaigners for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 for Uttar Pradesh. PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti feature on the list. However, names of LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi missing from the list 40 star campaigners.

  Mar 26, 2019  08:39 (IST)

The BJP has expelled one of its senior Lucknow-based leaders after he dubbed the party's top leadership as "Gujarati thugs" and asked if the BJP has chosen a 'pradhan mantri' (prime minister) or a prachar mantri (advertisement minister). 

  Mar 26, 2019  08:36 (IST)

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a jibe at Namo Again and Chowkidaar T-shirts, being sold as a part of poll merchandise for the ensuing Lok Sabha election.

  Mar 26, 2019  09:26 (IST)

Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief OP Rajbhar said that his party is in talks with the Congress, which has offered eight seats in Uttar Pradesh.

  Mar 26, 2019  08:28 (IST)

BJP chief Amit Shah to file nomination for Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat on March 30.

  Mar 26, 2019  07:03 (IST)

After 'Boat Yatra', Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Ayodhya by train. 

  Mar 26, 2019  07:02 (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Rajasthan today. He will campaign in Sriganganagar and Bundi.

First Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 07:01 AM
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