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Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: Naxals will get a big boost if 'Mahamilavati' comes to power, says Modi in Gondia

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: Naxals will get a big boost if 'Mahamilavati' comes to power, says Modi in Gondia

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: Naxals will get a big boost if 'Mahamilavati' comes to power, says Modi in Gondia
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign in Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra on Wednesday. While West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held her first public meeting for the general elections in Dinhata. Congress president Rahul Gandhi was in Northeast and BJP president Amit Shah was in Jammu and Kashmir. Here are the highlights of the day:

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That's all for the day, folks! We will be back with our election coverage tomorrow, as the poll battle heats up across the country. 

Apr 3, 2019 10:34 PM
Apr 3, 2019 10:29 PM

Just In: Election Commission has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for his ‘Modi ki sena’ remarks and has sought the CM’s reply by April 5. (ANI)

Apr 3, 2019 9:50 PM
Apr 3, 2019 8:35 PM

PM Modi in Maharashtra's Gondia

BJP’s star campaigner prime minister Narendra Modi has concluded his rally in West Bengal and is now addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Gondia. Let us look at what he has said in Gondia so far:

-Some sitting in AC rooms in Delhi are saying “it’s been long, people are now forgetting Balakot strike”. You tell me, have you forgotten? We have still not forgotten 1962 war, How will we forget Balakot?

-If by mistake these 'Mahamilavti' people get power, then naxals will get a big boost. Congress has already promised in its manifesto that sedition case will not be imposed on any urban naxal, they have promised to do away with sedition law. (Inputs from ANI)

Apr 3, 2019 8:23 PM

Meanwhile, to tackle fake news, WhatsApp has launched a fact-checking service ahead of Lok Sabha elections. But, there's a catch... 

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Apr 3, 2019 7:50 PM

 Rao says neither with BJP nor with Congress

While the war of words between the BJP and Congress intensifies minute by minute, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has attacked both the parties while addressing a rally near Andole under the Zaheerabad Lok Sabha constituency. Rao said that Rahul Gandhi claimed that TRS was with BJP while Modi claimed that it was with the Congress. He clarified that TRS was neither with the BJP nor with the Congress but was “the agent for the people of Telangana”. The chief minister described the prime minister as “utter flop”. Further, he added that both, the Congress and the BJP ran the governments but the development was not satisfactory. 

Apr 3, 2019 7:39 PM

BJP seeks action against Sisodia for sending letters to voters on Delhi govt's works

Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta filed the complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi accusing Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia of sending lakhs of letters to Delhi voters about the improved state of government schools without the statutory permission as required under the Model Code of Conduct. (PTI) 

Apr 3, 2019 7:27 PM
Apr 3, 2019 6:43 PM

Amit Shah promises to oust​ infiltrator in Jammu and Kashmir

BJP President Amit Shah, who is addressing a rally in J&K’s Sunderbani, said that if the Modi government is voted to power, it will oust every single infiltrator from the country in the next five years. Shah said that the infiltrators wanted to change the demography of Jammu and added that as long as BJP is in power, it won't let that happen. 

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: Naxals will get a big boost if 'Mahamilavati' comes to power, says Modi in Gondia
Apr 3, 2019 6:01 PM

List of BJP's candidates against key names like Sonia Gandhi, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav

Bhojpuri actor and singer Dinesh Lal Yadav against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav from Azamgarh.

Prem Singh Shakya against Yadav's father Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri.

Dinesh Pratap Singh against Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli.

Replaced sitting Machhlishahr MP Ram Charitra Nishad with V P Saroj.

Drops Kirit Somaiya from Mumbai North, replaces him with Manoj Kotal 

Named Chandra Sen Jadun from Firozabad. 

Apr 3, 2019 5:35 PM

‘Didi’ attacks PM Modi in Dinhata rally

Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, addressing a rally in Dinhata, hit out at the PM, describing him as "expiry babu". She dared PM Modi to participate in a direct debate with her.

"I am not Modi, I don't tell lies," she said, adding that Modi had made false statements on her party’s performance in the state.

“Income of farmers increased three times in Bengal, while 12,000 farmers committed suicide during Modi rule,” said the CM.  (With inputs from PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: Naxals will get a big boost if 'Mahamilavati' comes to power, says Modi in Gondia
Apr 3, 2019 5:26 PM

PM Modi addresses rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground: Here are the highlights of his speech##PM Modi addresses rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground: Here are the highlights of his speech


PM Modi is addressing a mega BJP rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground. Here are the highlights of his speech:

-If the political pundits of this nation want to guess what will happen on May 23, they can estimate what will happen by looking at the wave (of support for BJP) in West Bengal.


-Brigade Ground hasn't seen a crowd larger than this before. I have come before you with my report card.


-Tell me, who was asking evidence of air strike? Who was doubting air strike? Who was letting down the Armed Forces? The sin of asking for evidence, who was committing that sin?


-Who called 'Mission Shakti' a drama?


-Our Armed Forces had the ability to carry out surgical strikes before as well but the government then did not have the political will.


-Congress is promising something that will help terrorists sitting in Pakistan. Why is Congress playing with national security? Why is Congress trying to destabilise the nation?


-For their vote bank, Congress has always been soft on terrorism. In 2019, your vote will play an important role in destroying terrorism.
-The expiry date of Congress' manifesto is decided from the start, the date is May 23.


-Some people had said 'Modi hatao' from here some months ago. They had abused Modi then, and they had gathered everyone from different states, just to say 'Modi hatao'. What crime has Modi committed? Is it a crime to provide homes to the poor, and if it is crime, then I have committed that crime.


-Tripura's Left government had not given their employees the 7th Pay Commission. When a BJP government was formed there, the state government employees were provided with the 7th Pay Commission.


-Now the people of Bengal and BJP will make up a government which will be free of the Left and the TMC.

Apr 3, 2019 4:46 PM

BJP releases 16th list of 6 candidates in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh##BJP releases 16th list of 6 candidates in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh

Apr 3, 2019 4:37 PM

BJP's 'outsider' Hema Malini pitted against 'Brijwasi' RLD's Narendra Singh##BJP's 'outsider' Hema Malini pitted against 'Brijwasi' RLD's Narendra Singh


Bollywood's 'dream girl' Hema Malini had a dream run in the last Lok Sabha polls but her electoral rivals claim she neglected her constituency and wasn't approachable during her term and Brijwasis would reject her this time. But Hema Malini is pinning her hopes on the work the Narendra Modi government has done in the past five years. She is up against Narendra Singh of the RLD, which is part of the alliance with the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, and Congress's Mahesh Pathak. READ MORE

Apr 3, 2019 4:28 PM

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