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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Priyanka Gandhi campaigns for Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Pathankot

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Priyanka Gandhi campaigns for Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Pathankot
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Campaigning has reached its peak for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections. Fifty-nine constituencies spread over 7 states and one Union Territory will go to polls in this phase on Sunday. Voting will take place for 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, 9 seats in West Bengal, 8 seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, all four seats in Himachal Pradesh, 3 in Jharkhand and lone seats of Chandigarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, Buxar and Sasaram in Bihar and Chandigarh today. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will campaign at Neemganj, Ujjain and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. BSP chief Mayawati will address public meeting in Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. This blog will keep you posted on the updates and developments from the Lok Sabha campaign trail today:

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May 14, 2019 8:53 PM

Some political forces trying to give 'religious colour' to businessman's killing: AAP ## Some political forces trying to give 'religious colour' to businessman's killing: AAP

The AAP on Tuesday alleged that some "political forces" are trying to give "religious colour" to the killing of a businessman, who was stabbed for objecting to lewd comments made by some boys on his daughter.The 51-year-old businessman was stabbed multiple times by the accused on Sunday in west Delhi's Moti Nagar. He succumbed to injuries the next day. The victim's 19-year-old son, who tried to rescue his father, was also stabbed and is battling for life."It was an unfortunate incident and religion must not be brought into it. Some political forces are trying to give religious colour to the incident, but that is unacceptable," senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh said.He said his party would give full support to the victim's family.

May 14, 2019 8:24 PM
May 14, 2019 7:54 PM

Country is electing strong govt & choosing 'India first', than 'family first': PM Modi ## Country is electing strong govt & choosing 'India first', than 'family first': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his attack on the Congress, saying the country is electing a strong government and it is choosing "India first", than "family first".He was addressing a poll rally in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening."The country is electing a strong government and not a helpless government. It is choosing 'India first', than 'family first', not dynasty but development," he said, adding the country was choosing those who hit terrorists in their den.Modi also used cricket to attack the Congress, saying when the UPA government was in power, a tournament was shifted to another country as general elections were being held in India."Is the Lok Sabha election going on in this country or not? Did IPL take place in this country or not," he asked.He also said that in 2014, the Congress and their "mahamilavati" allies were not been able to digest the mandate given by the people and added that since he assumed power, they had been trying to insult all decisions taken by him.

May 14, 2019 7:38 PM

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari asks party workers to prepare for Assembly polls next year ## Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari asks party workers to prepare for Assembly polls next year

Hopeful of winning all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, BJP's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari has asked party workers to start preparations for the Assembly polls by exposing the "failures" of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.The Delhi BJP president met party workers in North East Delhi parliamentary constituency contested by him and asked them to prepare for the forthcoming state elections in 2020. There is a triangular contest for seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi between the BJP, the Congress and AAP with all three expecting victory. Delhi voted on May 12 and counting of votes will be held on May 23. The BJP won all the seven seats in Delhi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Tiwari won on North East Delhi seat. Tiwari met the BJP workers and leaders of North East Delhi constituency at district party office to appreciate their contribution in his campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.

May 14, 2019 7:22 PM
May 14, 2019 7:20 PM
May 14, 2019 7:17 PM

AIMIM chief backs Haasan's remarks on Nathuram Godse ## AIMIM chief backs Haasan's remarks on Nathuram Godse

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday came out in support of Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder Kamal Haasan's remarks on Nathuram Godse and asked what else should a person who killed Mahatma Gandhi be called, if not a terrorist."The one who killed Mahatma Gandhi, whom we regard as Father of the Nation, what do we call him? We call him Mahatma or 'rakshas' (demon)? Call him terrorist or assassin?" he said."If not calling the person who killed Bapu as terrorist,what else you call him?" he told reporters here.

May 14, 2019 7:12 PM
May 14, 2019 6:57 PM

Mamata responsible for poll violence in West Bengal: Rajnath Singh ## Mamata responsible for poll violence in West Bengal: Rajnath Singh

The BJP on Tuesday attacked the West Bengal government over incidents of political violence in the state, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh holding Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "responsible" and alleging that anarchy existed there.The party also targeted Banerjee over the arrest of its youth activist Priyanka Sharma for sharing a meme of the chief minister, and Union minister Arun Jaitley likened her to a dictator who does not like people laughing at her."Humour, wit, sarcasm survive in a free society. They have no place in autocracies. Dictators laugh at people. They don't like people laughing at them. Bengal, today is a case in point," Jaitley said.The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed immediate release of Sharma on bail and asked her to tender a "written apology" at the time of her release from jail for sharing the meme.

May 14, 2019 6:52 PM
May 14, 2019 6:37 PM

BS Yeddyurappa rubbishes Congress claims about switching over of  BJP MLAs ## BS Yeddyurappa rubbishes Congress claims about switching over of  BJP MLAs

Ruling out any possibility of BJP MLA's switching over to Congress after the May 23 Lok Sabha poll results, as claimed by AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal, the saffron party's state chief B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday dared him to spell out the number of seats the Congress party would win in Karnataka.The former Chief Minister also stated that the rift between the ruling coalition partners in Karnataka would intensify after the Lok Sabha poll results are declared."What does Venugopal know about Karnataka? Which corner of Karnataka has he visited? I want to ask Venugopal how many seats you will win..tell me if you have the guts.Your's is a coalition government... tell us- you will win these many number of seats," Yeddyurappa said.

May 14, 2019 6:23 PM
May 14, 2019 6:03 PM

Mamata's Morphed picture: SC grants bail to BJP activist, asks her to apologise upon release ## Mamata's Morphed picture: SC grants bail to BJP activist, asks her to apologise upon release

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to a BJP activist arrested for allegedly posting a morphed image of Mamata Banerjee on social media and asked her to apologise, observing that freedom of speech ends when it infringes upon others' rights.A vacation bench comprising justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna said Priyanka Sharma, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, will apologise in writing upon her release from jail for allegedly posting the morphed picture of the West Bengal Chief Minister.During the hearing, the bench observed that though freedom of speech is non-negotiable "your freedom of speech ends when it infringes upon others' rights".The bench observed that since Sharma is a member of a political party, the insinuation of posting such a picture will be different from those shared by common people.

May 14, 2019 6:00 PM
May 14, 2019 5:35 PM

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