Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi will be in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday as campaigning for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections ends today. While the prime minister will address three back to back rallies in Kannauj, Hardoi and Sitapur, the Congress chief will hold public gatherings in his own constituency Amethi and Rae Bareli, which is the Lok Sabha seat of his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Besides them, the Congress party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will also hold roadshows in Unnao and Barabanki. Stay with us as we will bring you all the live udpates on Lok Sabha elections.
Below are the Live Updates of Lok Sabha elections 2019:
Madhya Pradesh: Bharatiya Janata Party MP candidate from Bhopal parliamentary constituency, Pragya Singh Thakur, conducted a roadshow in Hathi Khana area of Bhopal, today.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress after meeting Election Commission along with other opposition parties: On EVMs, the letters BJP are visible under party's symbol. No party can use the party's name and its symbol together.
Mumbai: Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis campaigns for party's Mumbai North Central candidate Poonam Mahajan; Priya Dutt is the Congress MP candidate from North Central Mumbai.
Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav and Dimple Yadav held a roadshow in Kannauj, today; Polling in Kannauj will be held in the fourth phase of general elections on April 29.
Barmer: Sunny Deol holds his first roadshow after joining BJP, campaigns for BJP LS candidate from Barmer, Kailash Choudhary. Manvendra Singh is the Congress candidate for the Barmer Lok Sabha constituency.
#WATCH Barmer: Sunny Deol holds his first roadshow after joining BJP, campaigns for BJP LS candidate from Barmer, Kailash Choudhary. Dialogue from the movie 'Gadar', "Hindustan Zindabad tha, zindabad hai, zindabad rahega" heard in the background #Rajasthan #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/OjVXPJRJkU
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
Congress General Secretary for UP East Priyanka Gandhi holds a roadshow in Unnao.
Makers of biopic 'PM Narendra Modi' write to EC seeking clarification on its decision staying its release. Letter states "We seek clarification in this regard from your office as we intend to promote film in areas which are no more affected by MCC after end of polling on 29.4.19".
PM Modi in Sitapur: Congress is saying that they will reduce presence of armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress wants to repeal sedition law too. Can people with such mentality remove terrorism and naxalism?
Rahul Gandhi in Raebareli: Narendra Modi has lied to the nation for the last 5 years. In his speech, he doesn't speak about employment, farmers or 15 lakh. He speaks by looking at the teleprompter & his speech is controlled by a controller from behind. Time is about to change.
P Chidambaram: Shatrughan Sinha, whatever his views are, he must explain. But a few days ago, he was part of BJP. So let BJP explain why he was a part of BJP for so many years. I don't have to explain statement of every member(Congress). I can only speak for party's official position.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kannauj: "Mahamilavatis" can only think of the future of their own dynasty, they are not concerned with the future of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kannauj: 'Behenji' is happily asking for votes for the Samajwadi Party (SP), just for power, just to defeat Modi, you are hugging the people who abuse Babasaheb?
Today, the people who are calling themselves the future Prime Minister, have they laid a plan to strengthen the country, to protect the soldiers? Those who believe in Pakistan's lies to defeat Modi, want to be Pakistan's hero, what can be expected from them: PM Modi in Kannauj
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 27, 2019
Shiv Sena has appointed Priyanka Chaturvedi as the "Upneta" of the party.
Shiv Sena has appointed Priyanka Chaturvedi as the "Upneta" of the party. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/kDe5KlfXHq
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
Kavita Khanna, wife of late actor & former BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Vinod Khanna: I felt hurt because I understand party the has right to decide candidate but there is a way of doing it, and the way it was done I felt abandoned and rejected, I was made to feel insignificant.
Kavita Khanna, wife of late actor & former BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Vinod Khanna: I felt hurt because I understand party the has right to decide candidate but there is a way of doing it, and the way it was done I felt abandoned and rejected, I was made to feel insignificant https://t.co/iYn5RZds5K
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
Kavita Khanna, wife of late actor Vinod Khanna on being denied a ticket by BJP from Gurdaspur: It is my decision that I'm not going to make this a personal issue and make a personal sacrifice and put my entire might and support with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Case registered against SP leader Azam Khan for "violating Model Code of Conduct at a rally in Shahabad, Rampur". Saloni Agarwal, CO (Milak, Rampur) says, "Comments made by Azam Khan on 25 April were found to be in violation of MCC & a case was registered against him and 2 others."
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath: Prime Minister should tell the nation who bears the expenses of his plane rides. He should reply from where did he get the money to construct a Rs 700 crore office of BJP in Delhi. Then only he should ask me questions.
"We are fighting against BJP on all 40 seats. Tanveer Sahab (RJD Begusarai Lok Sabha candidate Tanveer Hasan) is going to win Begusarai seat and that too by a huge margin. Whatever environment one creates, we aren't bothered, because public has made its min," says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was delayed by over three hours while on his way to Patna on Friday.
Although we were over 3 hours late due to a snag with the aircraft, I managed to attend all the rallies scheduled for today in Bihar, Odisha & Maharashtra. Our last meeting for today in Sangamner, wrapped up a little while ago. I’m sharing a few pictures from the rally. pic.twitter.com/ViOrhDYaBZ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 26, 2019
"Rahul Gandhi, in the last one year, built up a fake narrative on Rafale and loan waiver to business houses, which was contrary to the truth. The fake issues evaporated and now strike no chord in the electorate," said Arun Jaitley in the blog post.
Arun Jaitley in a blog post wrote: "The Congress Party's Manifesto on national security was completely against the nationalistic mood in the country."
Congress general secretary incharge KC Venugopal will meet all Karnataka Congress ministers today. The agenda of the meeting is expected to be around the by-elections.
If Pragya Singh Thakur, a convicted person, an accused person, can contest an election, and in the name of separatism, Delhi is asking him Yasin Malik at gun point to surrender, anyone with self respect will react the way Yasin Malik did, says Congress leader PC Chacko.
Even as the results of the Odisha Legislative Assembly elections are not yet out, the Biju Janata Dal has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the BJD government in Odisha on April 27.
"Over the last five years, the BJP has destroyed every pillar of democracy. But the Endgame has begun. MahaGathbandhan Sarkar. Coming soon," says Akhilesh Yadav.
"Chanting Vande Mataram may be an emotion. But if you are living in India then Vande Mataram is a must. It is in Sanskrit and it can be translated into Urdu too. Those who do not want to chant it by heart have no right to live in India. If it is in my hand, I would send such people to Pakistan within one week after making their passports," says BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh Surendra Singh.
Maharashtra Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar after attending NDA rally on Friday: I am angry from Congress as no work could happen in my constituency. I'll leave Congress & support those who work. I came here to listen to their speech.I used to come to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's speeches as well.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will address a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is scheduled to hold a press conference in Kannauj at 4 pm today.
Shatrughan Sinha, Congress in Chhindwara, MP: Congress family from Mahatma Gandhi to Sardar Patel to Mohd Ali Jinnah to Jawaharlal Nehru...it's their party, they had the most important role in development & freedom of the country. This is the reason I've come here. Read more here
#WATCH Shatrughan Sinha, Congress in Chhindwara, MP: Congress family from Mahatma Gandhi to Sardar Patel to Mohd Ali Jinnah to Jawaharlal Nehru...it's their party, they had the most important role in development & freedom of the country. This is the reason I've come here. (26.4) pic.twitter.com/HJg3EV8rNE
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be holding two public meetings in Amethi and Rae Bareli.
BJP President Amit Shah will address a rally at Chatra, Jharkhand in favour of party candidate Sunil Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three poll meetings in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi, Kannauj and Sitapur.