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Lok Sabha Elections: We'll emerge victorious, says Congress, Digvijaya Singh

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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 25 Mar 2019, 11:49:29 PM
Lok Sabha Elections 2019

New Delhi:

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) to meet today, likely to release manifesto. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will file nomination from the Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency. BJP chief Amit Shah to meet party core group for finalising candidates for Uttar Pradesh.

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

PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Smriti irani, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari and Yogi Adityanath are amog the 40 star campaigners for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. 

My self respect is hurt that no other MP's seat was changed in Bihar. It was decided without talking to me. State BJP leadership should tell me why was it done. I've nothing against Begusarai but I can't compromise with my self respect, says Giriraj Singh.

There will be a good fight and we'll emerge victorious. They (BJP) may field a strong candidate, I have no problem but I believe that we will win in Bhopal, says Digvijaya Singh

Raghogarh is my assembly seat and Rajgarh is my parliamentary seat. I am a member of Rajya Sabha. I had told the party President that I will contest wherever he wants me to field from. He said Bhopal and I am ready, says Digvijaya Singh

Congress on Monday announced Sanjay Nirupam's candidature from the Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha seat, but replaced him with former Union minister Milind Deora as the Grand Old Party's Mumbai unit chief.

In 2008 Chidamabaram ji took fiscal deficit from 2.5% to 6%. It's the next step in that pattern. Rahul Gandhi ji made the announcement without thinking its impact on economy, we will take 4 steps back due to this scheme, says NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

It's an old pattern followed by Congress. They say and do anything to win elections. Poverty was removed in 1966, One Rank One Pension was later implemented, everyone received proper education under Right of Education! So you see then can say and do anything, says NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

This showing of false dream to the people of India, is not going to cut any ice because the Congress record of 55 years has always been anti-poor, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Today Rahul Gandhi announced Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme. Indira Gandhi had raised slogan of 'Gareebi Hatao' in 1971. We thought poverty had been removed but nothing happened. Rajiv Gandhi was PM, he said I send Re 1 from Delhi and only 15 paise reaches villages, says Ravi Shankar Prasad. 

We represented to the EC that there is a film being made on Narendra Modi, to be launched just a few days before election, it's purpose is political. 3 producers and actor belong to BJP, director is involved in Vibrant Gujarat. This is violative of all norms, says Kapil Sibal

The DMK announced it was suspending well-known actor and senior party leader Radharavi for his alleged misogynistic remarks against popular South Indian actor Nayanthara.

I know when we took this decision it might have hurt the sitting MP from Tumkur SP Muddahanumegowda. I don't want to hurt him, Congress leaders conveyed everything to him...I chose to contest from Tumkur on the demand of many Congress and JD(S) leaders, says H D Deve Gowda.

I've worked as Lok Sabha MP for 29 yrs, that's why I had said I won't contest elections. I had decided to make sure Prajwal Revanna contests from Hassan. Farooq Abdullah, Mamata Banerjee, Ghulam Nabi Azad and many leaders, including my friends, suggested me to contest, says H D Deve Gowda.

The work that PM Modi has done for women empowerment and his thoughts towards women, is evident. He has put women in leading portfolios, he has also worked extensively for the 'divyangs', says Deepa Malik

Rahul Gandhi suggested us to give Tumkur to JD(S), after joint discussions. We obeyed the decision.We didn't expect that Deve Gowda ji would decide to contest from here, so it's a great news for us. I assure people of Tumkur will make sure he wins, says G Parameshwara.

Meeting was excellent we are proud to say that Makkal Needhi Maiam is an ally of TMC in Andaman. We hope this relation evolves in future. I'm going to campaign for their candidate (in Andaman), says Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan after meeting Mamata Banerjee. 

It's a historical day as far as Tumkur is concerned. One of the senior most leaders of the nation, who made Kannadigas proud, who was elected many times from Hassan and was also the CM, HD Deve Gowda ji, is contesting from here, says Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara.

Former prime minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda files nomination from Tumkur.

Former Union minister Sukh Ram, his grandson Aashray Sharma join Congress: AICC in-charge for Himachal Congress Rajni Patil. 

Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Supriya Sule among 40 star campaigners of Nationalist Congress Party. 

RLD chief Choudhary Ajit Singh on Monday filed his nomination as the SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate from Muzaffarnagar for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. 

Kamal Haasan reaches Kolkata for his meeting with Mamata Banerjee. Ahead of the meeting, he said that his relationship with the latter is quite old and that he has come to take her best wishes. 

5 crore families and 25 crore people will directly benefit from this scheme. All calculations have been done. There is no such scheme anywhere else in the world, says Gandhi.

In a mega poll promise, Rahul Gandhi says that if the Congress is elected to power, it will provide minimum income of Rs 72,000 to 20% poor families annually. Gandhi stressed that the BJP is fooling the nation and the national exchequer has enough funds for such a projects.

Air India has decided to roll back the boarding cards with Vibrant Gujarat advertisements.

Sitting Congress MP from Tumkur SP Muddahanumegowda files nomination. He claimed that he filed as a Congress candidate. JDS Chief Deve Gowda is the Congress-JDS candidate from Tumkur.

Imran Masood, Congress candidate from Saharanpur on UP CM's remark 'Saharanpur also has a son-in-law of Masood Azhar': It's unfortunate, you can't question somebody's patriotism. If the country needs my head I will lay down my head. Mother India is as much mine as it is Yogi ji's.

General Secretary K Anbazhagan has suspended actor Radha Ravi from the party following his remarks against actor Nayanthara: DMK.

Congress MP from Karnataka's Tumkur SP Muddahanumegowda, said, "I have filed my nomination as a Congress candidate. I request to my leader & leaders of JD(S) to reconsider their decision and to give the ticket to me only. I am confident that I will get back the seat."

Supreme Court asks Election Commission to file an affidavit by March 28 on why physical verification of VVPAT paper trail should not be extended to more than one polling station per assembly segment. Court to hear the matter on April 1.

Karnataka Dy CM&Congress's G Parameshwara on Tumkur LS constituency: Tumkur was not be given to JD(S) but the party high command decided to give it. We never expected that Deve Gowda ji will contest from Tumkur. Now, that he has decided to contest, naturally we will support him.

National Conference-Congress candidate from Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah files nomination.

Supreme Court bans political slogans, pictures of politicians and advertisements in public places in Tamil Nadu.

Rashid Alva, Congress' candidate from Amroha, reluctant to contest citing ill-health.

Mathura: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Mathura Hema Malini offer prayers at Banke Bihari temple, ahead of her filing nomination. 

Unable to find 'suitable' candidate, JDS returns Bangalore North seat to ally Congress.

Congress leader from Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga, Sudarshan Nachiappan: The cadres from the constituency are disappointed. His (MP candidate Karti Chidambaram) family has done nothing for the constituency, instead, they have accumulated wealth. This could damage Congress's reputation.

BJP names state unit vice president Rikman G Momin for Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh in Aligarh, UP had said on Saturday, "We all are BJP workers and we want the BJP to emerge victorious. We want that once again Modi ji should become the PM. It is important for the country."

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party today, approached the Supreme Court against the Election Commission's decision to conduct election in 18 out of a total of 21 vacant seats in Tamil Nadu State Assembly. The Court will hear DMK's plea on March 28.

Supreme Court dismisses a plea seeking a direction from the court to the poll panel, to ban roadshows and bike rallies during elections.

Bharatiya Janata Party releases list of candidates for two parliamentary constituencies and nine assembly constituencies in Odisha. Kharbela Swain who joined BJP today to contest from the parliamentary constituency of Kandhamal. 

Congress leaders reach at 24, Akbar Road for CWC meeting. 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: If I had not made Allahabad-Varanasi waterway, how could she (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra) have travelled? She also drank Ganga water, could she have done the same under the UPA govt? By March 2020, river Ganga will be 100% per cent clean. 

Odisha: Former BJP MP and founder of political party Utkal Bharat, Kharbela Swain joins BJP in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at state party headquarters in Bhubaneswar.

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is a key person for the BJP in the Northeast and is above party chief Amit Shah for the affairs related to the region, party general secretary Ram Madhav said.

Delhi Congress leaders are holding a meeting at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's residence today.

AIMIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi said in Hyderabad on Sunday, "I've seen on Twitter 'Chowkidar Narendra Modi'.He should also mention 'Chowkidar' in his Aadhaar card, &passport.Want a PM not a 'Chaiwala','Pakodewala'... If Modi is interested, he should come to me, I'll offer him a Chowkidar's cap and a whistle."

Give us 5 seats or will contest alone: OP Rajbhar threatens BJP

Last day of filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections today, 91 constituencies, spread over 20 states and union territories, will go to polls in the first phase on April 11.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's tweeted this today:

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said in Mandya on Sunday, "Few people in Congress tried to create speed breakers for my candidates. I won't let JDS workers do the same. Country is important for me. No matter how much they back stab my candidates, JDS workers and I won't do the same."

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Saharanpur: Saharanpur also has one son-in-law of Azhar Masood, who speaks in his language. You have to decide whether a person who speaks in Azhar Masood's language will win the polls or a BJP leader Raghav Lakhanpal will win the elections in Saharanpur.

Former BJP MP Putul Singh to contest as independent in Bihar

Tamil Nadu: Congress' Karti Chidambaram met DMK Chief MK Stalin yesterday in Chennai.

Tripura Congress President Pradyot Kishore: Congress & Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) are going ahead in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 with an alliance. The Lok Sabha polls will be a test for forces which want to bring in Citizen Amendment Bill against those who want to oppose it.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wants a 'majboor' government at Centre: Dharmendra Pradhan.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2019, 06:51:46 AM