Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Assam and address two rallies at Moran in Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency and Gohpur under Tezpur constituency. BJP president Amit Shah will file his Lok Sabha poll nomination from Gandhinagar at 1.20 pm. The BJP has also scheduled to 4-km roadshow today covering the Naranpura and Ghatlodia Assembly segments of the Gandhinagar constituency. The BJP will organise a two-day ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’campaign across Rajasthan.
Here are all the latest updates and breaking news from the world of Lok Sabha Polls 2019:
A senior BSP leader and two-time Member of Parliament Mohan Singh Phalianwala Saturday joined the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
NC leader and candidate from North Kashmir’s Baramulla for Lok Sabha Seat Akbar Lone has yet again stirred controversy, saying that militants should help him in fighting BJP.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu holds a public rally in Rajam, in Srikakulam district.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu holds a public rally in Rajam, in Srikakulam district. pic.twitter.com/QofLSM56XT— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
BJP expels rebel candidate Putul Kumari from primary membership of party for six years. Nityanand Rai, Bihar BJP chief, expelled Kumari on charges of anti-party activities.
Bihar politics saw another twist with Tej Pratap Yadav, elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, demanding to field Chandra Prakash and Angesh Singh from Jehanabad and Sheohar Lok Sabha constituencies.
Nishad Party chief, Sanjay Nishad, on joining NDA alliance for Lok Sabha elections: UP CM assured me yesterday that our grievances will be heard and dealt with. Nishad Party will contest on its own symbol. NDA will decide who will contest from where.
Odisha: Arjun Charan Sethi resigned from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after his son Abhimanyu Sethi wasn't given a ticket from the party; has joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his son.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray in Ahmedabad, Gujarat: We did not come to demonstrate our power as it is obvious that the alliance is powerful. Now that BJP and Shiv Sena have come together the Opposition is bound to be defeated.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray in Ahmedabad, Gujarat: We did not come to demonstrate our power as it is obvious that the alliance is powerful. Now that BJP and Shiv Sena have come together the Opposition is bound to be defeated. pic.twitter.com/YRskIIcHeS— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
Congress always cheated people, but your 'Chowkidar' will fight against infiltration, terrorism and corruption: PM Modi in Assam.
"I am a chowkidar, I am a chowkidar...you are also one right?", asks Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the public present at his rally in Gohpur, Assam.
With just two weeks left for the General Elections 2019, Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday replaced Nasir Qureshi with S T Hasan at Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
It was Jan Sangh and leaders like AB Vajpayee who raised voice in support of Bangladesh during its independence movement: PM Modi in Assam.
I have tried to serve the people in Assam and all over India with full sincerity and integrity: PM Modi.
A little while ago, I had a huge programme in Moran, a large number of people came to bless me. You people have also come here to bless me. Thank you everyone for your blessings: PM Narendra Modi.
थोड़ी देर पहले मोरान में मेरा बहुत बड़ा कार्यक्रम था, उसमें बहुत भारी संख्या में लोग मुझे आशीर्वाद देने आए थे।— BJP (@BJP4India) March 30, 2019
इस कार्यक्रम में भी वैसा ही आशीर्वाद देने आप लोग यहां आए हैं। इस आशीर्वाद के लिए आप सभी का आभार: पीएम नरेन्द्र मोदी #NorthEast4Modi pic.twitter.com/pKpAy03gnl
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting at Gohpur, Assam.
Mumbai: Maratha leader Pravin Gaikwad joins Congress in the presence of Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Chavan and KC Venugopa.
Mumbai: Maratha leader Pravin Gaikwad joins Congress in the presence of Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Chavan and KC Venugopal pic.twitter.com/ByOZEmGq3H— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
BJP chief Amit Shah files nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat.
The opposition parties dislike not only chowkidars but also chaiwallahs (tea-sellers). Only a tea seller understands the plight of other tea sellers, says PM.
Congress' first family is experiencing sleepless nights. We have acted against illegal immigrants in Assam, says PM Modi.
PM Modi: Your chowkidaar has worked for vikas. Only 40% of households in Assam got power connections till 2014 but in 5 years of BJP rule, the percentage has touched 85%. 27 lakh in Assam covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme. 50 lakh people from Assam have taken Mudra loans.
After speaking in Arunachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public rally in Assam's Dibrugarh. Remember late singer Bhupen Hazarika.
Senior Congress leaders from Delhi & Maharashtra are holding a meeting at Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Headquarters to discuss their election campaign strategy.
Senior Congress leaders from Delhi & Maharashtra are holding a meeting at Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Headquarters to discuss their election campaign strategy, reports ANI.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) March 30, 2019
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The Election Commission has made arrangements to issue braille-enabled ballot papers at all polling booths in the state, as part of its efforts to ensure wider participation of voters in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Chief Electoral Officer F R Kharkongor said. The EC initiative, a first in Meghalaya, will facilitate more than 800 visually impaired electorates to vote by a secret ballot, he said.
As many as 6.81 lakh sticks of red sealing wax and over four lakh candles will be used in Maharashtra to keep the electronic voting machines (EVMs) secure after the Lok Sabha polls next month.
A National People’s Party (NPP) worker has been killed by a suspected NSCN(IM) member at a village in Arunachal Pradesh, a district official said. The suspected member of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Coucil of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) assaulted Jaley Anna and his friend Kham Nai Abhi, both NPP workers, at Kheti village in Tirap district at around 10 PM on Friday, the official said on condition of anonymity. While Anna died on the spot, Abhi has been admitted to a hospital, he said.
Samajwadi Party MLC Vidrendra Singh joins BJP in presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Mahendra Pandey. He belongs to Shamli. He is a 6-time MLA.
Power minister in the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Anil Sharma has said that he would not campaign against his son Aashray Sharma, who has been declared the Congress candidate in Mandi.
PM Modi in Aalo (Arunachal): We work for your 'bhalai' but they work for their 'malai' .. you have said goodbye to them. Now, don't let them enter back.
PM Modi in Aalo (Arunachal): Kamal has already bloomed on three seats in Arunachal. Trying to make India better. My government is committed to Arunachal’s development. Arunachal's 40,000 women have got free LPG connection. Over 1 lakh families got toilets, over 5,000 villages have got toilets and 3 lakh bank accounts have been opened.
I have come to Arunachal 30 times in the past 5 years, says PM Modi.
Why didn't PMs of previous governments visit Arunachal Pradesh? asks PM Modi.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah holds a road show in Ahmedabad.
If Indira Gandhi can get credit for dividing Pakistan, why shouldn't PM Narendra Modi get credit for Balakot strike, asks Rajnath Singh in his address at the ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’ in Ahmedabad ahead of BJP president Amit Shah’s filing of nomination for Lok Sabha polls.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Arunachal Pradesh.
BJP chief Amit Shah at the Vijay Sankalp rally in Ahmedabad. Amit Shah: Worked hard to become national president of BJP. I started my career as a booth worker.
BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah also present at the 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha'in Ahmedabad, organised ahead of the party president's filing of nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, today.
Gujarat: BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah also present at the 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha'in Ahmedabad, organised ahead of the party president's filing of nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, today. pic.twitter.com/5fVT2bvV7N— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
Samajwadi Party (SP) releases a list of two candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Ram Kumar to contest from Kanpur and Rambhual Nishad to contest from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituencies.
Ahmedabad: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Ram Vilas Pasawn, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal & others at 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha', ahead of Amit Shah's filing of nomination from Gandhinagar LS constituency. pic.twitter.com/9MyZFMprwE— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
"My father taught me to do everything from heart, issues that we raised were of the people, we (BJP-Shiv Sena) had differences but we settled them. We never stabbed them at the back & never will," says Uddhav Thackeray.
Ahmedabad: BJP President Amit Shah pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, he will file his nomination for Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency today.
Dinesh Gundu Rao, in his letter also writes, 'We request you to direct the Income Tax department desist from conducting raids in the interest of free & fair elections.'
He writes, 'The ruling party in power at the centre is misusing the office of the Commissioner of Income Tax of Karnataka & Goa circle, whose integrity is doubtful & who is inimically disposed towards Congress & JD(S). The said officer acts as BJP agent by his candid actions.'
Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao has written to Election Commission of India, Central Board of Direct Taxes & President Kovind over 'IT raids in Karnataka against Congress, JD(S) candidates/leaders and their supporters on the eve of elections to Lok Sabha'.
Election Commission sends a notice to the Ministry of Railways in connection with viral pic of tea being served in Shatabdi train in 'Main bhi Chowkidar' cups. The Ministry has been asked to file reply by today.
Election Commission sends a second notice to Ministry of Civil Aviation, seeking a reply on Madurai Airport matter where PM Narendra Modi's picture was seen on boarding passes. The Ministry has been asked to file a reply by today.
Arunachal Pradesh: Preparations are underway at Aalo in West Siang where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally today as part of election campaign.
Arunachal Pradesh: Preparations are underway at Aalo in West Siang where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally today as part of election campaign. pic.twitter.com/o5UPb0LHJ3— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2019
Gujarat: Visuals from Ahmedabad where preparations are underway ahead of the filing of nominations by BJP President Amit Shah. He is contesting from Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency.
The NCP alleged late on Friday evening that the wife of Bajrang Sonawane, its candidate from the Beed Lok Sabha constituency in central Maharashtra, was attacked by “BJP goons”.
Sonakshi Sinha on her father Shatrughan Sinha leaving BJP & joining Congress, said: "It’s his choice. I think if you're not happy somewhere you must bring a change and that’s what he did. I hope in this new association with Congress, he'll be able to do more good work and not feel suppressed." She also added, " Being a party member from the beginning, from the time of JP Narayan ji, Atal ji & Advani ji, my father has a lot of respect within party and I feel the entire group hasn't been given the respect they deserve. I think he has done it a bit too late, should've done it long back."
A total of 241 candidates are in the fray in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies that will go to polls in the first phase on April 18, poll officials said late Friday night. And as many as 33 candidates withdrew their nomination papers on the last day on Friday.
The BJP will organise a two-day ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’campaign across Rajasthan.
The BJP has also scheduled to 4-km roadshow today covering the Naranpura and Ghatlodia Assembly segments of the Gandhinagar constituency.
BJP president Amit Shah will file his Lok Sabha poll nomination from Gandhinagar at 1.20 pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Assam and address two rallies at Moran in Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency and Gohpur under Tezpur constituency.
Field me from Mumbai north-east, I will defeat Congress-NCP: Ramdas Athawale.