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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 08 Apr 2019, 02:34:21 PM
Get all the updates about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 here. (File photo)

Get all the updates about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 here. (File photo)

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The BJP's manifesto will be released today in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP is releasing its manifesto for Lok Sabha polls just three days before the first phase of polling on April 11 and a week after the Congress released its. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address joint rallies in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Shamli and Bijnour. BSP chief Mayawati will address rallies in Greater Noida and Meerut. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will address a rally in Baghpat. Track all the latest news and updates about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 here.

Here are the LIVE updates:

Jharkhand: Kirti Azad and Kalicharan Munda to contest for Congress from Dhanbad and Khunti respectively.

Has the government successfully retaliated to Pakistan? 60 per cent say YES while 30 per cent say NO.

NN Opinion Poll: Will Rahul Gandhi's pre-poll promise of minimum income impact the Lok Sabha election results? YES - 42%, NO - 41%

NN Opinion Poll: The NDA is likely to win on 278 seats while the Congress-led UPA would claim victory on 128 seats, as per the survey.

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 'Congress calling 75 resolutions in BJP manifesto a bluff': Speed with which Congress has reacted on the manifesto is very clear that they have not gone through even one of the 75. Congress should spend some time, read the manifesto, then talk.

As per the NN opinion poll, the NDA is expected to garner a vote share of 35 per cent while the Congress will gather 28 per cent votes.



NN Opinion Poll | Will ‘Modi wave’ continue or Congress turn the tide? Here’s what the nation thinks

Union Min Piyush Goyal on Congress' remark 'Instead of manifesto BJP should have come out with a 'maafinama': Their manifesto doesn't mention as to how to take country towards good governance,how to fight terrorism. It hasn't been able to rise above appeasement & dynasty politics.

PIL moved in Delhi High Court seeking direction to Election commission of India to ban Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti from participating in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 as their 'statements are against the Indian constitution'.

Imran Masood, Congress' candidate from Saharanpur: For now the program (Rahul Gandhi-Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's rallies) has been cancelled at all three places (Shamli, Bijnor, Saharanpur), due to bad weather. We are planning Priyanka ji's road show on Tuesday.

The condition of sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh is pathetic: Mayawati.

BJP will not return to power, says BSP chief Mayawati.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Cooch Behar: Did PM even give a single penny for West Bengal? The person who makes such big claims must see what he has contributed towards Bengal. He was busy in foreign tours for five years and now he saw the need to come here.



Congress leader Ahmed Patel said, “The difference between BJP manifesto and Congress manifesto can be seen firstly from the cover page. Ours has a crowd of people, and BJP manifesto has the face of just one man. Instead of a manifesto, BJP should have come out with a mafinama".



Congress dubs Sankalp Patra' as 'jhansa patra'.

Here's the BJP's election manifesto:


BJP Election 2019 English

Mumbai: Congress MP candidate from Mumbai Northwest Priya Dutt files her nomination at Bandra Collector Office.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BJP manifesto release: We have set 75 well-defined resolutions in our manifesto that we can fulfill in a time-bound manner. We are moving forward with 'one mission, one direction'.



Supreme Court asks petitioner Aman Panwar seeking a stay on the release of film PM Narendra Modi, to place on record what is depicted in the movie and what he is objecting to. The Supreme Court says order on whether film violates the Model Code cannot be determined without seeing it, next hearing on Tuesday.







EAM Sushma Swaraj at BJP manifesto release: This is an indication of Modi ji's diplomatic success that when Pakistan threatened to boycott Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC) meeting if India was invited then 56 out of 57 countries said let Pakistan not come.

Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress: Conducting raids at the residences of the CM, his pvt secretary, secretaries...Congress is not scared of these things. Congress is ready to face challenges but they (BJP) want to win by misusing their power. People will teach them a lesson.

Mallikarjun Kharge on IT raids at locations of Congress leaders: Whatever's happening in MP, it's being done out of vengeance. By threatening like this during elections, the center is trying to create an environment of fear among our workers. Modi ji does this, so I said ED&IT dept are being misused.

PM Modi addresses media at the launch of BJP's 'Sankalp Patra.'

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar holds a road show after filing her nomination as Congress candidate from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency. She says "Safar bahut lamba hoga aur mujhe poori ummeed hai achha hoga. I'm very confident, I can feel people's support."



BJP Manifesto: Resolve to realize Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Gram Swaraj. In line with this vision we promise- Saashray(housing), Sujal(drinking water),Suchna se sashaktikaran(digital connectivity through Bharatnet), Sadak se samriddhi(road connectivity),Swach Bharat vision.

BJP Manifesto: We will provide short-term new agriculture loans up to Rs. 1 lakh at a 0% interest rate for 1-5 years on the condition of prompt repayment of the principal amount.

BJP Manifesto:We reiterate our position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370.We are committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the provision is discriminatory against non-permanent residents and women of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajnath Singh: We will also give pension facility to small and marginal farmers after 60 years of age.

Rajnath Singh: We will give Rs 6,000 yearly income support to all farmers, under Kisan Samman Nidhi.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at BJP's election manifesto release: As far as Ram Mandir is concerned, we reiterate the promise made in the last elections. We will weigh all our option & we will try that the Ram Mandir be built as soon as possible in a harmonious environment.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at BJP's election manifesto release: We had a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism, it will continue till terror is not eliminated completely.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at party's election manifesto release: With all our promises, made in this manifesto, we are taking a step towards building a 'New India.'

BJP President Amit Shah: We are going forward with 75 resolutions that we can fulfill by the year 2022 when India completes 75 years of independence.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at party's election manifesto release: With all our promises, made in this manifesto, we are taking a step towards building a 'New India.'

Veteran BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi conspicuous  by their absence.

BJP President Amit Shah at party's election manifesto release: In these 5 years, the BJP has worked towards providing a decisive govt, under the leadership of Narendra Modi.


PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah arrive on stage to release manifesto.


Mumbai: Priya Dutt (MP candidate from Mumbai Northwest) along with Sanjay Dutt arrives at Bandra Collector Office to file her nomination.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the release of the BJP manifesto.



Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Piyush Goyal, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Harsh Vardhan are already on the stage for the release of the BJP manifesto.

Jaiveer Shergill, Congress: Instead of launching a 'Sankalp Patr' (manifesto), BJP should launch a 'Maafi Patr' for injecting a lethal injection of unemployment, farmers suicide, closing of businesses and putting youth towards Pakoda employment.


The Supreme Court issues notice to Election Commission on a PIL seeking strict actions against the political parties if their spokespersons and representatives deliver a speech and make remarks in media pertaining to religions or caste. A Bench headed by CJI seeks a response from the Election Commission by next Monday.

Congress MP candidate from Mumbai North Urmila Matondkar: I am going to file my nomination today. I am feeling excited. The complaint filed against me is baseless and bogus. I believe in and respect Hinduism.



Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Chief Kamal Haasan on I-T raids being held at locations of Congress leaders: Those who hoard people's money, they should be raided, they should be punished. The raids have not taken place just during elections but before also.

Rajasthan Dy CM Sachin Pilot: The minute you ask questions to BJP or PM you are called anti-national. You say why is there inflation, why are farmers committing suicide, we are told 'Go to Pakistan'. This sort of rhetoric, based on emotions don't serve India's election well.


Rajasthan Dy CM & Congress leader S Pilot, in Hyderabad: Incumbent govt in Telangana is doing all it can to buy legislators&pressurise lawmakers, to create an environment of fear like Mr Modi is doing in rest of India by using agencies to quieten voices of anybody who questions BJP.









Karnataka: JDS MP candidate from Mandya, Nikhil Kumaraswamy meets injured JDS workers who were allegedly attacked by supporters of independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh during her rally in Mandya on Sunday.




Priya Dutt will also visit the Mahim Darga.

Priya Dutt visits Siddhivinayak Temple ahead of filing nomination for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.


Apna Dal names Pakauri Lal Kol as its MP candidate from Robertsganj parliamentary constituency.


Congress-NCP candidate from Mumbai North West Priya Dutt to file her nomination shortly. Actor Sanjay Dutt will be accompanying his sister.

Preparations underway at the BJP headquarters ahead of the manifesto release.


RJD releases manifesto in Patna. 


All schools in Hapur district to remain closed from April 9 to April 11 in the light of the first phase of on April 11.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NCP president Sharad Pawar Sunday said while the former is otherwise "alright" but turns hysterical during elections. Advising his party workers not to criticise anybody at the personal level, Pawar quipped that that responsibility has been taken up by the prime minister. 

A war of words broke out Sunday between a JD(S) leader and a former Congress minister at a press conference in Mysuru that was supposed to be a show of unity for the coalition partners in the Karnataka government.    An argument broke out after former Congress minister Tanvir Sait said that some people were standing behind those sitting on the dais but JD(S) leader Narayana took objection to it and walked out of the press conference.

Hitting out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his party's promise to abolish sedition law, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said Sunday that he will not be allowed to come to power by supporting "traitors".  Thackeray was addressing an election rally at Kalmeshwar in support of Shiv Sena's Ramtek constituency candidate Krupal Tumane.

Uttarakhand: Waste collection vehicles of the Haldwani Municipal Corp play songs on voter awareness while collecting waste. Nodal Election Officer says, "These vehicles play songs in regional language to increase awareness among voters, it's one of our many programmes."



Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will address a rally in Baghpat.


BSP chief Mayawati will address rallies in Greater Noida and Meerut. 



 

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address joint rallies in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Shamli and Bijnour.


The BJP's manifesto will be released today in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP is releasing its manifesto for Lok Sabha polls just three days before the first phase of polling on April 11 and a week after the Congress released its. 

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First Published : 08 Apr 2019, 06:46:57 AM