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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Grand Alliance announces seat-sharing deal in Bihar

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 | TRS MP Kavitha To Seek Re-election From Nizamabad.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 23 Mar 2019, 02:04:59 PM

New Delhi:

The Congress' Central Election Committee will hold a crucial meet  today. Names of candidates likely to be announced after that. The BJP has finalsied the names of all 17 candidates from Bihar, however, the names will be announced jointly with the allies. TRS MP Kavitha to seek re-election from Nizamabad. Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj will file his nomination today as an Independent from the Bangalore Central constituency.


OP Ravindranath Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam files nomination from Theni parliamentary constituency.

YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy files his nomination from Pulivendula of YSR Kadapa district, says "Every vote that is cast will be a vote not just for Jagan but also for the future of Andhra Pradesh".

Raj Babbar refuses to contest Lok Sabha polls from Moradabad. He has reached 10 Janpath.

Bihar Grand Alliance: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to contest on 20 seats, Congress to fight from 9 seats, Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP gets 5 seats while Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM and VIP will be in the fray from 3 seats each.


Shiv Sena releases first list of 21 candidates for Lok Sabha polls, fields Arvind Sawant from South Mumbai.

Priyanka Gandhi reaches Jyotiraditya Scindia’s residence to meet 'sulking' Jitin Prasada: Reports


 

Rajya Sabha MP Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar has resigned from the Congress. He is set to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Randeep Surjewala, Congress on media reports of Jitin Prasada joining BJP: It is bullshit.

Dr Bharti Pawar joins BJP from NCP.

Sapna Choudhary likely to join Congress, may contest against Hema Malini from Mathura. Read More here

Danish Ali gets BSP ticket from Amroha. Party releases list with 11 names.



Congress leader and former Union Minister Jitin Prasada joins BJP. Read here

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat to get Congress ticket from Nainital, according to sources.

Nara Lokesh,Andhra Pradesh IT Minister and son of CM N Chandrababu Naidu to file nomination shortly. He will contest from Mangalagiri constituency in Amaravati.



Prajwal Revanna will file his nomination at Hassan DC office shortly in Karnataka.

Prakash Raj rally reaches BBMP office in Bengaluru. Raj to file his nomination to contest as Independent from Bangalore Central today.

The Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance had given a ticket to SP candidate Surender Kumar Munni for the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency. However, Suresh Bansal, who was inducted into the SP on Friday, is now the new ticket holder from the seat.

Gautam Gambhir: I am joining this party(BJP) after getting influenced by PM Narendra Modi's vision. I am honoured to get the opportunity to join this platform.



Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sam Pitoda's controversial statement on the Balakot airstrikes:


"The sacrifices of our Armed Forces should never be questioned.

To ask questions of politicians in a democracy is our fundamental right.

This government needs to stop pretending to be the Indian Army. Politicians who say they cannot be questioned are dangerous."



Gautam Gambhir joins BJP in the presence of union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Congress special press conference has been further deferred to 3.30 pm.

PM Modi took to Twitter to respond to Pitroda’s 26/11 statement. “Loyal courtier of Congress’ royal dynasty admits what the nation already knew - Congress was unwilling to respond to forces of terror. This is a New India- we will answer terrorists in a language they understand and with interest!” he tweeted.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s close aide and Congress’s Indian overseas chief Sam Pitroda was quoted by ANI as questioning the Balakot airstrikes and also saying that “Don’t know much about attacks, it happens all the time,” on the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists.

Former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, news agency ANI reported.

PL Punia, Congress: LK Advani jaise dhurandhar parliamentarian,uski jagah tadi paar rahe Amit Shah (LS candidate from Gandhinagar,Guj) unki jagah le rahe hain. Janta sab jaanti hai ki shift kidhar hua hai aur poori tarah se ek vyakti ke shikanje mein poori party chali ja rahi hai.



This is what the BJP has to say on Congress preident Rahul Gandhi postponing the press meet from 10.15 am to 1 pm:



A group of BJP workers in West Bengal's Cooch Behar protested at the party office after Nisith Pramanik (left), who recently joined the party, was given a ticket to contest from the parliamentary constituency.



Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha will be fielded from Patna Sahib seat, said a source.

A senior Congress leader from Bihar, told PTI, on condition of anonymity that former BJP MP Uday Singh, who joined the Congress on Wednesday, may be fielded from Purnea on a Congress ticket.



In Assam, the BJP has fielded former mayor Queen Ojha from Guwahati replacing former union minister Bijoya Chakraborty, who has represented the seat thrice since 1999.

Congress special press conference today which was scheduled to be addressed by Rahul Gandhi, has been deferred to 1 pm from 10.15 am

The announcement of the grand alliance of opposition parties in Bihar and its list of candidates for all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state is expected to be announced today. 

TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) releases second list of 9 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj will file his nomination today as an Independent from the Bangalore Central constituency.

TRS MP Kavitha to seek re-election from Nizamabad. 

The BJP has finalsied the names of all 17 candidates from Bihar, however, the names will be announced jointly with the allies. 

The Congress' Central Election Committee will hold a crucial meet  today. Names of candidates likely to be announced after that. 

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First Published : 22 Mar 2019, 07:22:24 AM

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