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Elections: Amit Shah to file nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar today

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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 30 Mar 2019, 12:06:48 AM
BJP president Amit Shah (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Ayodhya today, to hold roadshow. She will also address students. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start the BJP’s campaign from Telangana’s Mahabubnagar with a huge public rally. From Mahabubnagar, the Prime Minister will fly to Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool where he will address another public rally.

Raipur: Nitin Bhansali who had recently quit Janta Congress Chhattisgarh, joins Congress in presence of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Election Commission says PM Modi's "Mission Shakti" speech didn't violate Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

Congress releases list of three candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Tushar Chaudhary, Ashrey Sharma and Dhani Ram Shandil have been fielded from Gujarat's Bardoli, Himachal Pradesh's Mandi and Shimla Lok Sabha constituencies respectively.

Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog had sought time to give reply to Election Commission till April 5 on account of him being out of country.

Nishad Party breaks alliance with SP-BSP-RLD 'mahagathbandhan', likely to join hands with BJP.

BJP President Amit Shah to file nomination for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, tomorrow.

WATCH: Amid his poll campaigning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi stopped for lunch at a dhaba in Haryana's Karnal.

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Ayodhya.

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) releases list of 18 candidates for elections to the Odisha Legislative Assembly.

It's their bad intentions that have kept the farmers of the state thirsty. Polavaram dam is a symbol of their same intention. The centre has relased Rs 7,000 crore. They keep on increasing its cost. This has led to shortage of water and lack of establishment of industries: PM Narendra Modi.

U-turn babu has pasted his sticker on PM Kisan scheme. This scheme is set to benefit 82 lakh farmers of Andhra Pradesh, says Modi.

Two big things are going to happen with your one vote. On 11 April, when the state will go to polls, sun rise of development and ‘son-set’ of corruption in Andhra Pradesh: PM Modi.

When we raised question on the corruption, the U-turn babu snapped ties with NDA. Now this babu has allied with people who ride 'bail' gaadi: PM Modi.

People of Andhra know whose safes are being stashed with the ill gotten money from these scams, the prime minister said.

It's said here there no scams in the schemes, the schemes are made to commit corruption: PM Modi.

Two big things are going to happen with your one vote. on 11 April, when the state will go to polls, sun of Andhra Pradesh will rise and 'son'set of corruption: Modi.

Possibly, I could've done much for Andhra Pradesh. However, the state govt didn't cooperate and it appears that they have no intention for the development of the state: PM Modi at Kurnool.

Who built the HQ of south coast Railway? Who sanctioned first IIT, NIIT, IIM, AIIMS for Andhra Pradesh?: PM Modi.

In the very first Cabinet, who gave nod to the Polavaram ordinance? Who sanctioned first central university in Anantpur in Andra Pradesh? It was your Chowkidaar who did all this, says Modi.

Five years ago, your one vote made me PM. Your Pradhan sewak worked selflessly day and night for the people of the country. Chowkidar kept the interest of the state in mind: PM Modi.

LIVE : PM Modi addresses Public Meeting at Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

Odisha: BJP's Sambit Patra files his nomination from Puri Lok Sabha Constituency, at District Collector and Magistrate's office in Puri.

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: Mutyala Papa, former MLA from Narsipatnam, joins TDP along with her husband Peda Babu & her followers, in presence of TDP president and Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu.

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar begins her election campaign. She had joined Congress party recently and will contest from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency.

Tamil Nadu government approaches Madras High Court to issue a gag order, restraining DMK chief MK Stalin from speaking about Kodanad Estate heist during election campaign.

Gujarat High court rejects Congress leader Hardik Patel's plea seeking suspension of his conviction in a rioting case of 2015 in Mehsana.

Haryana: Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets people during his road show in Yamunanagar. He is on his way to Karnal.

Reservation created divide in the society and country. Without interfering with the current reservation, we provided 10% reservation to the economically weaker section of the society: PM Modi in Telangana.

Youth who aspire to be entrepreneurs will be exempted from seeking permission for the first 3 years: Rahul Gandhi.

In 2009, we had promised to waive off Rs 72,000 crore worth farm loans in the country and fulfilled that promise. Similarly, 20% of India's poorest families will receive Rs 72,000 as promised: Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Telangana.

Without interfering with the current reservation, we provided 10% reservation to the economically weaker section of the society: PM Modi.

Before 2014, around 40% of the population of the country didn't have access to toilets. Now, around every house has a toilet which has provided dignity to the mothers and sisters: Narendra Modi.

Ayushman yojana is providing free healthcare services to the poor of the country. However, the state govt isn't allowing it to reach to the people of this state, says Modi.

The current Telangana government sticks their own label on the welfare schemes of the Centre: PM Narendra Modi.

Modi asks Telangana electorate to vote for 'Naya Bharat' in which people of the state will also benefit.

Terrorism is now confined to J&K. You no longer hear of news of bomb explosions as it was five years ago. Terrorism was spread across the country. Everyone feels safe now. It's because the Chowkidaar is alert: PM Modi

The noose has been tightened on the supporters of the terrorists. We go across the border and annihilate the hotbeds of terrorists. This new identity of India gives energy to New India: PM Modi

As many as 82 FIRs and DD entries registered against various political parties: Delhi CEO

In the elections, you aren't going to elect an MP, you are going to vote for a New India: PM Modi in Telangana’s Mahabubnagar

For five years, I've worked honestly and religiously to ease life of common people: PM Modi in Telangana’s Mahabubnagar

Tripura has accused the ruling BJP of attacking its Lok Sabha candidate from West Tripura constituency, Subal Bhowmik, when he was on his way to Agartala from Sipahijala, a charge denied by the ruling saffron party. 

A section of BJP workers and leaders in the district have opposed the candidature of Rajendra Gavit, who recently quit the party to join the Shiv Sena that nominated him for the Palghar Lok Sabha seat.

Gavit, a tribal leader, had joined the BJP last year after quitting the Congress and won the Palghar Lok Sabha seat in a bypoll. On Tuesday, he quit the BJP and joined ally Shiv Sena, which nominated him from the same constituency.

Congress party files complaint with Election Commission against Tejasvi Surya (in file pic), BJP candidate from Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency over his earlier statement, 'If you are not with Modi, you are anti-India'.

"Farmers work entire day but when they ask PM for farm loan waiver, Arun Jaitley ji says 'we won't do it, that isn't our policy.' When they make an insurance policy they take out money from your account without asking you&it goes into companies of Ambani-Adani," says Rahul Gandhi.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is addressing a press conference in Haryana's Yamunanagar.

A case has been lodged against the Samajwadi Party's (SP) district unit president Firoz Khan for allegedly making sexist remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada. According to media reports, Khan allegedly said that Jaya Prada would "enthral the people of Rampur with her ghungaroos and thumkas". In a video that went viral on social and electronic media, Khan, seemingly referring to Jaya Prada, is heard saying, "Rampur ki shaamein rangeen ho jaayengi ab jab chunavi mahual chalega (Rampur's evenings will turn colourful this election season)."

TMC stands for three T's -- Trinamool, Toll, Tax; it's running the government to help syndicates flourish in Bengal: Amit Shah

On one hand, you have Narendra Modi and on other 'Thugbandhan' leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav: Amit Shah 

We will bring NRC in Bengal and throw out all illegal immigrants: Amit Shah. 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Ayodhya: I asked people if PM visits villages in Varanasi, I got the reply 'he does not visit'. I was surprised because his publicity is such that I thought he must have been doing something. He visited the whole world and hugged everyone, but didn't hug his own people.

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with locals during a 'chaupal' in Kumarganj. She is on her way to Ayodhya.

Gone are the days when Trinamool and Communists prevented people from voting. BJP party workers will ensure that people are able to exercise their right to vote, says Amit Shah.

Congress releases the list of 5 candidates (4 Assam & 1 Uttar Pradesh) for the upcoming  Ashok Dohare who joined the party earlier today, to contest from Etawah parliamentary constituency.

This election is very important for this nation. But for West Bengal, it is important for its identity, says Amit Shah.


EC opposes in SC a plea filed by 21 opposition parties seeking direction that 50% EVM results are matched & crosschecked with VVPATs before declaration of results in upcoming General Elections. EC in its affidavit says there's no need to increase VVPAT count to match it with EVM.

BJP releases 12th list of 11 candidates in Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Rajasthan.

Here are the names:

Jammu and Kashmir:

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal: Ladakh


Anna Saheb Jolle: Chikkodi

Raja Amresh Nayak: Raichur

Sanganna Karadi: Koppal

Madhya Pradesh: 

Dhal Singh Bisen: Balaghat

Rodmal Nagar: Rajgarh

Gajendra Patel: Khargone


Ranjeet Singh Hindurao Naik Nimbalkar: Madha


Rahul Kaswan: Churu

Balak Nath: Alwar

Kanakmal Katara: Banswara

BJP candidate from Darjeeling Raju Bista campaigned in his constituency today.

Congress MP from Karnataka's Tumkur, Muddahanumegowda on JDS to contest from Tumkur: I've no plans to take back my nomination. Rahul ji and other leaders spoke to me and asked me to reconsider this decision but if my workers insist that I should contest then I should act as per them.

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who had spearheaded a Dalit movement in his state a couple of years ago, Thursday campaigned for former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, the CPI candidate from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on his brother Sunil saying if BJP fields Kirit Somaiya from Mumbai-North East seat, Sunil may contest as independent: This isn't matter of Sunil Raut but the feeling of many SS workers, has been conveyed to Uddhav ji. This shouldn't be linked to politics.

The Delhi poll body has received several complaints about the AAP government departments and BJP-ruled MCDs starting work on projects before the model code of conduct came into force, but seeking formal approvals later, an official said.

The Election Commission tells the Supreme Court that there is no need to increase the VVPAT count. Opposing the joint petition put forth by 21 opposition parties the poll body says that the current system is full proof and requires no changes. 

In Ayodhya, Congress in-charge for UP East, Priyanka Gandhi is meeting madrasa teachers. 

BJP MP from Etawa Ashok Dohre joins Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi.

The Yadav family crisis seems to be coming to a head with Tej Pratap announcing that he will be contesting as an independent candidate against his father-in-law Chandrika Roy, RJD's candidate from Saran. Tej Pratap resigned the party on Thursday over differences with his brother, Tejashwi Yadav.

Tejashwi Yadav announces seat distribution for 'Mahagathbandhan' in Bihar. Misa Bharti to contest Lok Sabha elections from Patliputra in Bihar.

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets supporters in Amethi. She is on her way to Ayodhya.

Congress decides to drop Amarmani Tripathi's daughter Tanushree Tripathi and choses to field journalist Supriya Shrinate from the Uttar Pradesh Maharajganj seat.

Congress Releases new list of 12 Lok The list includes candidates from Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. This takes the total number of candidates declared to 304. Pappu Yadav's wife Ranjeet Ranjan and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar have been fielded Supaul and Sasaram, respectively.

Congress Election Committee confirms that actor-turned-politician will contest from the Mumbai North parliamentary constituency. Matondkar had officially joined the party on Wednesday. 

PM Modi's announcement did not violate Model Code of Conduct, which is in force for the Lok Sabha polls, as there was no mention of the Prime Minister's party or an appeal to the voters. The poll body is likely to bring out a final report by the end of today, as reported by News18.

PM Kisan Yojana is providing financial assistance to the farmers. However, Odisha govt hasn't provided us with the list of eligible farmers: PM Modi.

The Odisha government has taken the people of state for granted: PM Modi.

This Odisha government should be ousted out, says PM Modi.

In India, 1.5 lakh wellness centres are being built, mothers and infants are being vaccinated. However, people of Odisha aren't able to make the most of them: PM Modi.

The Odisha government cares the least about the poor people of the state, says PM Modi. 

Odisha is rich in natural resources but people are poor. This situation proves that Congress and BJD have failed to develop Odisha: PM Modi.

The Odisha government is not ready to join with Ayushman Bharat Yojana: PM Modi.

The whole world is talking about Ayushman Bharat: PM Modi.

Congress and BJD have given nothing to the people of Odisha: PM Modi.

This is the right time to punish Congress and BJD who were given ample time in Odisha to develop the region. However, they have failed miserably: PM Modi

Let's join hands to protect this country: PM Modi.

Can people who are marred with corruption charges be able to make Odisha strong? Asks PM Modi.

Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas is our only agenda, says PM Modi.

This election is all about building new India, says PM Modi. 

People of India want Mazboot sarkar, not Majboor Sarkar, says PM Modi.

Its been a month(since airstrike) and Pakistan is still counting bodies. When India takes action against terrorists, enters their home and kills them then some here ask for proof: PM Modi.

The opposition parties have no trust in our forces, It's about time to give an apt answer to people who are insulting the capabilities of our scientists and the armed forces: PM Modi.

The whole country is with the forces, says PM Modi. 

5 years ago, MSP was available for only 10 forest produces. It's been now increased to 50: PM Modi.

I once again congratulate the scientists for their achievements, says PM Modi. 

It's because of the unflinching support of people that I was able to carry out welfare work for the people of the country: PM Modi.

I have tried my best to serve the people of Odisha, says PM Modi.

As a Pradhan Sewak, I've left no stone unturned in serving the people of the country: PM Narendra Modi.

PM Modi lists his government's policies in Jeypore in Odisha's Koraput district.

I have received immense love and blessings from the people of Odisha for the last 5 years: PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses rally in Odisha.

Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi meets RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at the latter's residence in Patna, Bihar.

BJP chief Amit Shah has invited Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to Gandhinagar for his nomination filing on Saturday. Thackeray has accepted the invite.

BJP chief Amit Shah will address a public rally at Alipurduar in West Bengal at 1 pm today. He will then proceed towards neighbouring Bihar where he will hold a public meeting in Aurangabad at 4 pm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending campaign meetings in Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Modi is expected to attend a rally at Odisha's Koraput at 11 am, Telangana's Mahbubnagat at 2 pm and Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool 4.20 pm.

Priyanka Gandhi will meet transgender workers. She will be stopping at nine locations. Nukkad Sabhas would be at three places. She will reach Ayodhya's Hanuman Garhi around 4:30 pm. It is believed that before visiting Lord Ram, climbing 76 stairs to Lord Hanuman's temple in Ayodhya helps in fulfilling wishes. 

Madhya Pradesh: BJP MLA from Neemuch, Dilip Singh Parihar was arrested on charges of violation of Model Code of Conduct on Thursday.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's road show to begin from Kumarganj in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh at 11 am.

The opposition’s anti-BJP ‘grand alliance’ failed to take the desired shape as Congress president Rahul Gandhi chose not to “override” the sentiments of state leaders who did not favour the move, party veteran and thrice Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said.

Telangana Chief Electoral Officer: There are 185 contestants in the fray in Nizamabad so we will be conducting the elections using ballot papers. Ballot papers have been used in the state in 1996 and 2010 and also the in the recent Gram Panchayat elections held in January 2019.

Tamil Nadu: TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) gets 'Gift Pack' as common symbol for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019 and state assembly bye-elections.

Ram Shankar Katheria,BJP Etawah candidate: Mayawati imposed many cases on me, but I kept fighting and she was never able to put me in jail. Today our Govt is in the state and centre, so now if anyone raises a finger at us, that finger will be broken.

Pragya Deb Burman, Congress candidate for East Tripura (ST) Lok Sabha seat, launched her election campaign in Agartala on Thursday; says, "I believe Congress is going to come to power. It's going to be a win-win situation for us. My primary agenda is Citizen Amendment Bill. It should be scrapped."

Speculations are rife that Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is going contest from Varanasi against PM Narendra Modi.

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First Published : 29 Mar 2019, 07:01:43 AM