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Elections LIVE | BJD releases list of 10 more candidates for LS, Assembly polls

All Eyes Are On The BJP And The Congress, Or To Be More Specific – Narendra Modi And Rahul Gandhi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Abhinav Gupta | Updated on: 01 Apr 2019, 09:29:22 PM
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The 10-day countdown for the high-voltage Lok Sabha elections has begun and with this, the political parties have upped the ante to make sure that they leave no stone unturned in the power tussle. All eyes are on the BJP and the Congress, or to be more specific – Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. While the Modi government seeks to retain power at the Centre on the development plank, the Congress hopes to turn the tide with its sustained efforts to forge a grand alliance against the former.

Here are the LIVE updates:

Odisha: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) releases list of 10 candidates; 1 for Lok Sabha polls and 9 for Legislative Assembly polls. Bhartruhari Mahtab to contest from Cuttack Lok Sabha seat.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BSP releases list of 5 candidates from Rajasthan.

2019 Lok Sabha Election Analysis: What happened in Madhya Pradesh in 2014 polls? What will happen this year? READ HERE

"National Conference has always stood for the original terms of accession...don’t need other parties to endorse our position," former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah's reply to PM Modi.

One of the major allies of the Congress, National Conference, has said that there should be a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir. Is it acceptable to you?: PM Modi.

Tej Pratap Yadav said Rabri Devi should fight election from Chhapra Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar and if she won’t agree I will contest that seat independently.

Union Minister RS Prasad on 'Facebook removing 687 pages,accounts linked to Congress party ahead of polls': Today a very historical development has taken place. Owners of those accounts were not known. It was fake. It was used to spread falsehood against Narendra Modi govt.

Kapil Sibal, Congress: A Congress delegation met Election Commission over a few issues including the misuse of Doordarshan by BJP in broadcasting certain speeches made by PM Modi and use of a particular channel which has come up and has logo of 'NAMO'.

PM Modi addresses Public Meeting at Secunderabad, Telangana. WATCH LIVE:

Tej Pratap Yadav to launch new political front ‘Lalu-Rabri Morcha’.

My party fully endorses Cong's minimum income scheme NYAY, will have far-reaching impact for Bihar: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav.

NDA rattled by Bihar grand alliance, which represents marginalised, oppressed sections of the society: Tejashwi Yadav.

BJP delegation comprising Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Bhupender Yadav and Arun Singh will meet the Election Commission of India today around 4:30 pm at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi.

Seeking to woo women voters, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Rs 72,000 money proposed to be given to the poor by Congress under the ' Nyay' scheme would be deposited in their bank accounts.

We understand the importance of Polavaram Project for you all. We have declared this project as of National Importance in first Cabinet meeting. We insured at every level that, any Hindrance should not take place in this: PM Modi.

We have taken up so many infrastructure projects in Andhra Pradesh including the modernisation and upgradation of airports because of sincere taxpayer. I salute them for their contribution: PM Modi.

NDA government is committed to the all-round development of Andhra Pradesh, says Modi in his Rajahmundry rally.

With the help of you all honest taxpayers, we have taken steps to strengthen agriculture, education, connectivity and industrial infrastructure in Rajahmundry and Andhra Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi.

Two days before, I was in Rayalaseema. Today I am in Godavari to take blessings of you all. Thanking you all to present in such large number even in this scorching heat, says PM Modi.

First of all, I want to thank the public of Andhra Pradesh from the land of Krishna and Godavari. Whatever I have been able to accomplish in five years, it is only due to the blessings you all have showered upon me: PM Modi.

PM Modi addresses public meeting at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) announces candidates for 5 LS constituencies in Punjab. Bibi Jagir Kaur from Khadoor Sahib, S Charanjit Singh Atwal-Jalandhar (Reserve), Prem Singh Chandumajra-Anandpur Sahib, S. Surjit Singh Rakhra-Patiala&Darbara Singh Guru-Fatehgarh Sahib (Reserve).

Aam Aadmi Party writes to Election Commission over 24-hour channel 'NAMO TV'. The letter states,"Can permission be granted to a party to have their own TV channel even after model code of conduct is enforced? If no permission was sought by ECI then what action has been taken?"

Corruption rampant under BJD rule in Odisha, it needs young CM to ensure speedy development, says Amit Shah.

Rahul Gandhi to file nomination from Kerala's Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency on April 4. 

Patnaik failed to learn Odia in 19 years. People must choose Odia-speaking CM this time, says Amit Shah.

BJD govt adopted step-motherly approach towards west, central Odisha due to which these parts remained backward, says Amit Shah.

There had been only corruption and no development during last 19 years of the Naveen Patnaik government. To check on corruption you need to vote for BJP both at the centre and in Odisha...a double-engine government is needed, says Amit Shah.

Naveen Babu has behaved like a step-mother with West and Central Odisha. It's time to respond to that, says Amit Shah

The upcoming elections will decide the future of the nation and Odisha. I travel from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Assam to Gujarat and ask people whose government will come to power, I hear only one thing ‘Modi, Modi’, says Amit Shah in Gajapati, Odisha.

If you vote for TRS you are giving vote to Narendra Modi and RSS, says Rahul Gandhi in Zaheerabad.

There is "partnership" between TRS and BJP; remote control in Narendra Modi's hands, says Rahul Gandhi in Zaheerabad.

Did your chief minister ever raise the Rafale issue? Did he ever say 'chowkidar chor hai'? It's a partnership, TRS and their MPs help Narendra Modi. Fight is against Modi and BJP, only Congress is fighting, not TRS, whole country knows, says Rahul Gandhi in Zaheerabad, Telangana.

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav files nomination from Mainpuri constituency.

Mainpuri SP Ajai Shankar Rai: Some channels are showing that a grenade was found in Mainpuri leading to a change in the route of cavalcade of Mulayam Singh Yadav. This is completely false and misleading.

Mulayam Singh Yadav reaches Mainpuri district headquarters to file his nomination for Lok Sabha elections. His son and SP chief Akhilesh Yaday also accompanied him.

Congress scared of fielding candidates in seats where majority population dominates, this is why they are running towards minority seats, says PM Modi.

Congress has defamed our 5,000-year-old culture, you have to remember who coined the term ‘Hindu terrorism’, says PM Modi

Hindu can never be terrorist, Congress labelled peace-loving Hindu society as terrorists, says PM Modi

Our brave soldiers killed terrorists at their home and this Congress is raising questions on their valour, says PM Modi.

PM Modi slams opposition, asks 'You want India's heroes or those who became heroes in Pakistan'.

Don’t forget this is the same Congress-NCP alliance which had allowed the mob at Azad Maidan to crush martyrs’ memorials under their feet, says PM Modi

Don’t forget this is the same Congress-NCP alliance which had allowed the mob at Azad Maidan to crush martyrs’ memorials under their feet, says PM Modi

Despite himself being a farmer, Sharad Pawar has forgotten farmers and their plights. Several farmers were forced to commit suicide during his tenure but Pawar did not care for them, says PM Modi.

Infighting in NCP; party slipping from Sharad Pawar's grip, says PM Modi

Sharad Pawar had once said that he can become the prime minister. He had even announced that he will contest the elections. But suddenly one day he said that he is happy with Rajya Sabha, and will not contest the election. He also knows which way the wind is blowing, says PM Modi.

NCP is even having trouble in their seat-share arrangement. The NCP-Congress alliance here is like Kumbhkaran which sleeps on for six  months, then one of them wakes up and swallows the money of the public, says PM Modi.

I would like to tell the Congress, your gali is like my gehna. Because by doing Chowkidari of toilets, I am also protecting our mothers and sisters, says PM Modi.

NCP is struggling from internal feud, the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra is like 'kumbhkaran', says PM Modi.

Two days ago, a senior Congress leader said that Modi has only guarded toilets. Now you tell me, isn’t this an insult to those who have been involved in the work of cleaning, says PM Modi.

Still 10 days are left for polling. But the love and blessing you have given me, I wonder if Congress and NCP people will sleep tonight or not, says PM Modi.

Now its been open for all, that everyone can enjoy launching of satellites. Common people can also sit and enjoy it live, says PM Modi.

When I become a 'chowkidar' of toilets, I become the 'chowkidar' of mothers and daughters, says PM Modi.

I congratulate ISRO scientists for the successful launch of over two dozen satellites of foreign countries from PSLV-C45, says PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address public rallies in Goa next week to campaign for their respective parties ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP and one of the most trusted aides of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat's Bharuch constituency.

Supreme Court grants time till April 8 to the 21 opposition parties seeking direction that 50 per cent EVM results be matched & crosschecked with VVPAT, to file response on an affidavit filed by the Election Commission of India which had opposed the plea.

Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde has expressed confidence that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win the Lok Sabha polls and asked the coalition workers to work for increasing the victory margin this time.

Mulayam Singh Yadav will file his nomination from Mainpuri today. Akhilesh Yadav, Ramgopal Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav will also be present during his nomination filing. 

Jayant Chaudhary, RLD: Aapne ₹1,500 cr ka ek alishan kendriya karyalaya,BJP ne Delhi mein banaya hai...Pichhli baar hum koi tod fod karne nahi aaye the, abki aap chook karoge to Ajit Singh ji ailaan karenge, hum log chalenge aur ek-ek eenth ukhaad na di jo karyalaya ki.(30/3/19)

FIR has been registered against 150 people, including Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and BJP leader Rana Pratap Singh, under multiple sections of the IPC for 'assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty' among other charges.

Rahul Gandhi will address three election rallies in Telangana today -- Zaheerabad, Wanaparthi and Huzurnagar.  

BJP chief Amit Shah will address two rallies in Telangana today: 

1. Behrampur - 12 noon

2. Nabarangpur - 1.45 PM 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three rallies today: 

1. Wardha, Maharashtra -- 11.30 AM

2. Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh -- 2.45 PM

3. Secunderabad, Telangana -- 5.10 PM

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First Published : 01 Apr 2019, 07:37:04 AM