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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address two rallies in Uttar Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand. Congress President Rahul Gandhi to hold a rally in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. He will also hold an interactive session with students in Pune. AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold road show in Ghaziabad and then address a rally. BJP chief Amit Shah will address in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
Here are the LIVE updates:
EC issues Censure to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath over his 'Modi ki Sena' remark. The Commission has advised him to be more careful in future, being a senior political leader.
Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on transfer of chief secretary Anil Chandra Punetha: For what mistake did EC transfer the Chief Secretary? How can you transfer without telling the mistake he did? Election Commission should work in an unbiased manner.
EC writes to NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar over his remarks on NYAY scheme.
WATCH: BJD releases video of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s exercise regime. The CM says, "Getting ready to fight for the people of Odisha".
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) releases video of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s exercise regime. The CM says, "Getting ready to fight for the people of Odisha". pic.twitter.com/C15SqZRvoJ
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019
PM unable to list even one achievement of his rule, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Ghaziabad roadshow.
PM Narendra Modi to address two public meetings in Odisha on Saturday.
Congress asks Election Commission to take 'decisive' action against Yogi, Naqvi for 'Modi ki Army' comment.
Congress party releases list of 1 candidate in Jharkhand for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and 4 candidates for elections to the state legislative assembly of Odisha.
PM Narendra Modi, the Hindi biopic film on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will hit the theatres on April 11, confirms director Omung Kumar.
— Omung Kumar B (@OmungKumar) April 5, 2019
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel hit out at the Modi government over the ED charge sheet in the controversial Agusta Westland chopper case and said "baseless and laughable" allegations and "jumlas" are raining this election season.
If terrorism is not a factor, why are you having SPG security cover?: Sushma Swaraj asks Rahul Gandhi.
Union Min&BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in Hyderabad: Jis parivar ke 2-2 log aatankwad ka shikaar hue ho,uss parivar ka beta(Rahul Gandhi) ye keh raha hai ki aatankwad koi mudda nahi hai.Rahul ji,agar aatankwad koi mudda nahi hai to aap SPG ki suraksha liye kyun chalte hain?#Telangana pic.twitter.com/5SIC8C8Wfh
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019
I'm pleading with you don't believe PM's colorful words.Why should we have enmity with neighbouring countries? 2 yrs ago a military officer told me PM will build a story before election to get votes.They don't ask for votes on development work: HD Kumaraswamy.
BJP releases list of star campaigners in Gujarat for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and by-election in the state. Actor Vivek Oberoi is also included in the list.
Delhi: A Congress delegation comprising Ahmed Patel, Randeep Surjewala, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh reaches Election Commission of India.
Modi government is misleading our farmers by saying there is no money for loan waivers, whereas Anil Ambani gets ₹30,000Cr worth Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi.
Chowkidar Modi has only served the interests of his industrialist friends. Contract for 6 airports were given to Adani when the nation was distracted during Pulwama terror attack, says Gandhi.
Women of the families will receive ₹72,000 annually under NYAY scheme. We are doing this because Modi govt has given ₹3,50,000Cr to a handful of industrialist friends, whereas, farmers in Vidarbha were ignored: Rahul Gandhi.
Union Minister Smriti Irani addresses a public gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi.
— BJP Amethi (@BJP4Amethi) April 5, 2019
Ghaziabad: Congress General Secretary for UP east Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party's candidate from the Parliamentary constituency Dolly Sharma hold a road show.
Modi disrespected his guru LK Advani: Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi reiterates 'love' for Modi, says PM Modi is angry with him.
Rahul Gandhi to file nomination from Amethi on April 10, Sonia from Rae Bareli on April 11.
The chants of Modi-Modi across the country shows that Modi ji is going to win this time with bigger mandate than 2014: Amit Shah.
BJP president Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Morigaon, Assam.
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 5, 2019
The Right to Silence is available to an accused, not to a Prime Ministerial aspirant: FM Arun Jaitley.
Alphabet ‘Q’ appeared in Martin Ardbo’s diary in the Bofors Case with a comment that ‘Q’ must be protected at all cost. It is only when the Swiss authorities in 1993 disclosed the names of one of the beneficiaries of the kickbacks of Bofors being paid as Ottavio Quattrocchi: Arun Jaitley.
Arguments of probity in the public space demand more answers. Are ‘RG’, ‘AP’ and ‘FAM’ fictional characters or were they in a position to influence the deal? asks Arun Jaitley.
There is an erroneous belief among Indian politicians that a diary is never admissible as evidence. A diary constitutes an admission in writing and is admissible against the maker of that admission. It is admissible against the other co-conspirators as well: Arun Jaitley.
Rahul Gandhi talks on several subjects without even having a nodding acquaintance with it. He makes wild and unsubstantiated allegations against all and sundry. Now, who are ‘RG’, ‘AP’ and ‘FAM’ mentioned in the chargesheet in the AugustaWestland case: Arun Jaitley in a press conference.
Corruption and Congress go hand-in-hand. It's signature of the Congress government to have corruption on accelerator and development on ventilator: PM Modi.
Tukde-tukde gang is happy with the Congress manifesto. In fact, their friends in Jammu and Kashmir demand a separate prime minister in the state: PM Modi.
The family which considered itself the destiny-maker of India is trying all tactics to save themselves from prison: PM Modi.
Who are ‘RG’, ‘AP’ and ‘FAM’? asks Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his latest blog post.
In AugustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case, people who recived bribery inclue - 'AP' and 'FAM'. ED charge sheet reveals that 'AP' stands for Ahmed Patel and 'FAM' for Family: PM Modi.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. WATCH LIVE:
— Congress (@INCIndia) April 5, 2019
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan not to contest Lok Sabha polls, says she has freed party to make its choice.
Narendra Modi's 'beti bachao, beti padhao' a flop, our 'Kanyashree' scheme got UNESCO award: Mamata Banerjee at TMC rally.
Congress hurting morale of armed forces by seeking review of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir: PM Modi at rally in Dehradun.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Naxalbari, West Bengal: We don't want 'Dilli ka laddoo'. We want a leader who is connected to the ground, one who stands with the people in their bad and good times.
Delhi: A Congress delegation to meet the Election Commission of India today at 5:15 PM at Nirvachan Sadan.
BJP leader Smriti Irani on Friday met several party workers in different assembly segments of the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, including Tiloi and Jagdishpur, and discussed issues related to the polls.
BJP MP and Mathura candidate Hema Malini drives a tractor in Govardhan.
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) April 5, 2019
When players win medal in other countries, they are given Rs 15 lakh instead of Rs 8 lakh: Amit Shah.
300 km highway has been built in Manipur. Five helipads have been built under the Udan scheme to travel across Manipur. The govt has started work on the expansion of Imphal airport and air cargo terminal: Amit Shah.
NDA govt building India's first national sports university in Manipur: Amit Shah.
The northeast was given 238% more funds in 14th finance commission under NDA as compared to 13th finance commission under UPA: Shah in Manipur.
Do you want to support 'tukde tukde gang'? asks PM Modi.
Biren Singh has served in BSF, he can be called true chowkidar: Amit Shah in Manipur.
Five years ago PM Modi called himself 'Chaiwala' but now he has forgotten how to make tea and has become 'chowkidar': Mamata Banerjee in Assam.
The Election Commission has disqualified 493 losing candidates in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls from contesting elections for the next three years for failing to submit their poll-related expenditure accounts. The list includes six candidates from Muzaffarnagar district of the state.
This huge sea of people shows the mandate of Lok Sabha polls, says PM Modi at Saharanpur rally.
NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are two lollipops being doled out by PM Modi to fool people of Assam: Mamata Banerjee in Dhubri.
Trinamool has stood beside all 40 lakh people -- Hindu or Muslim-- whose names have been left out of NRC: Mamata Banerjee at Dhubri in Assam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking at a rally in Saharanpur.
Sumitra Mahajan also asked why a candidate has not been declared from Indore yet. She appealed to the BJP to name a candidate.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says she doesn't want to contest the 2019 elections, appeals to the party to name a candidate from Indore.
N Chandrababu Naidu: I'm warning PM, if you do like this, you will have to pay a heavy price. We are fighting to save democracy and India. Who are you? You are the outgoing PM. Even the officers I am requesting, don't listen to him, if you listen, you will also face serious consequences.
Muslim League is a virus and Congress is infested with it: Yogi Adityanath
Nitish Kumar made many attempts to rejoin grand alliance, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu: Raids being conducted on TDP leaders on instructions of PM. Once elections are announced everything has to be conducted under ECI guidance. All parties should have equal opportunity, even one party they can't suppress, another party they can't support.
Congress has announced Dhirender Pratap Singh as its candidate from Shrawasti.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on a sit-in protest in Vijayawada over reported IT raids on TDP candidates and supporters.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on a sit-in protest in Vijayawada over reported IT raids on TDP candidates and supporters. pic.twitter.com/GP0fmppVRA
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav attacks PM Modi, says BJP has hidden unemployment numbers.
What should I have done after terror attack? Stay quiet or retaliate? PM Modi asks.
I would like to thank the Government of UAE and people of UAE for honouring me with the Zayed medal. This is not an award given to Modi but to the Indian people.
A strong government takes strict actions: PM Modi in Amroha.
The public is standing strong with the chowkidar: PM Modi.
I have toured every corner of the country, says PM Modi in Amroha.
PM Modi addresses a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha.
Nishikant Sapam, the editor of Sangai Express, Manipur's leading daily joined the BJP.
Arunachal NPP to back BJP in 1 LS seat, 27 Assembly segments.
Meeting of Delhi Congress leaders underway at the state party office. Sheila Dikshit, Haroon Yusuf and state incharge PC Chacko were also present.
Delhi @INCIndia leaders meeting underway at state party office. @SheilaDikshit, @haroonyusuf22 and state incharge PC Chacko also present, reports ANI.@PCChackoOffice #ElectionsWithNewsNation
Full story:https://t.co/oKdgcp3PzZ pic.twitter.com/P3rZYMCIgO
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) April 5, 2019
Money won't be taken from the middle class, income tax won't be raised: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi promises to reserve 33% seats in Parliament, Assemblies: Rahul Gandhi.
Truth is at times bitter, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi at an interaction with students in Pune.
I don't make false promises: Congress president Rahul Gandhi at an interaction with students in Pune.
Arunachal Pradesh earned Rs 927 crore revenue and the credit goes to Prema Khandu ji. It's going to make this state financially independent: Amit Shah
It's for the first time that BJP fighting on all the seats of state assembly of Arunachal Pradesh. Our winning streak started with this region when three MLAs of our party were elected uncontested: Amit Shah
All parts of the Northeast are now connected with airways and railways. The govt gave Rs 50,000 crore for the development of roads of Arunachal Pradesh: Amit Shah.
Modi ji instructed his ministers to visit northeast every fortnight. It was done to pay attention to the issues and resolve them: Amit Shah.
Five years ago, the northeast was disturbed and there was hardly any development. After five years, BJP brought peace in the region and is on the path of development: Amit Shah
BJP chief Amit Shah addresses a public meeting at Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy: Election Commission and Income Tax Department are literally harassing me and my family. Let the Election Commission officials perform their duties, but don’t harass us on mere suspicion.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu to sit on protest in Vijayawada over reported IT raids on TDP candidates and supporters.
Samajwadi party leader Dimple Yadav to file nomination from Kannauj on Saturday.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination from Amethi on April 10.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to hold a rally in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. He will also hold an interactive session with students in Pune.
AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold road show in Ghaziabad and then address a rally.
BJP chief Amit Shah will address in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
The Noida Village Residents' Association (NOVRA) on Thursday launched a voter awareness campaign as it also raised demand for revival of panchayat system in villages and five per cent reservation for locals whose lands have been acquired. The registered body with 81 villages in Noida as its members said its functionaries will reach out to the people to raise awareness among them for voting in the April 11 election here and also raise their demands with the poll candidates.
He will then address a rally in the Uttarakhand capital of Dehradun.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the electorate in Saharanpur and Amroha Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh today.