The 2019 Lok Sabha elections is in the sixth phase in the ongoing seven-phase elections. All seven phases of voting will end on 19 May, results for which will be declared on 23 May.
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PM Modi Elections Rallies Today - Himachal, Madhya Pradesh & Punjab
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing three public rallies on Monday, 13 May — in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh), Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and Bathinda (Punjab).
Amit Shah to Address Three Rallies in West Bengal Today
BJP President Amit Shah will be addressing three public rallies in West Bengal on Monday, 13 May — in Kolkata, Jadavpur and North 24 Parganas.
Rahul Gandhi to Address Two Rallies in Punjab Today
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be addressing two public rallies on Monday, 13 May — in Fatehgarh Sahib and Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao to Meet SMK Chief MK Stalin
Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to meet Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin, in Chennai on Monday, 13 May.
BJP Condemns Arrest of Youth Wing Worker Over Morphed Image of WB CM
Himanta Biswa Sarma, on BJP's youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma who was arrested for sharing a morphed picture of Mamata Banerjee, said, “If this continues, freedom of speech will not be left. BJP strongly condemns it. We will try to file an application in Supreme Court tomorrow.”
Amit Shah Denied Permission to Hold Roadshow in WB's Jadavpur
BJP sources say party chief Amit Shah denied permission to hold road show in Jadavpur, West Bengal also denied permission to land chopper, reports ANI.
India's First Terrorist Was Hindu, Says Kamal Haasan
Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan has stoked a possible controversy, saying free India's first "terrorist was a Hindu," referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Addressing an election campaign here last night, the actor-politician said he was one of those "proud Indians" who desires an India with equality and where the "three colours" in the tricolour, an obvious reference to different faiths, "remained intact."
Tej Pratap Joins Tejashwi on Poll Trail, Repeats Krishna-Arjun Equation
Signalling a thaw in the ongoing sibling rivalry between two brothers in Rashtriya Janata Dal’s first family, Tej Pratap Yadav joined Tejeshwi Prasad Yadav on Sunday to address public meetings for Grand Alliance candidates in Ara, Nalanda, and Patliputra Lok Sabha constituencies. All of these go to polls in the last phase, on 19 May.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
Congress Leaders Must Stop Mischievous Attitude: JD(S) Leader
K'taka JDS leader H Vishwanath said, “Congress leaders must stop their mischievous attitude. They must stop trying to sabotage coalition govt. They can do all this politics in 2022, this isn't the time. We had brought Siddaramaiah to Congress, we created situation that made him the CM.”
Modi Trying to Play 'Sirty Politics' on Alwar Gang-rape: Mayawati
BSP chief Mayawati, “Narendra Modi was silent on Alwar gang-rape case. He's trying to play dirty politics over it. So that in the elections his party can be benefited. It is extremely shamefully. How can he respect others' sisters& wives when he has left his own wife for political gains?”
FIR Lodged Against Polling Agent For Allegedly Affecting Voters
DEO Faridabad has reported that a polling agent was arrested on Sunday and FIR has been lodged, said the Election Commission. “He was trying to effect at least 3 women voters. Observer visited the booth at Asawati in Prithla constituency of 10, Faridabad PC. He is satisfied that voting was never vitiated.”
SC to Hear Plea of BJP Youth Wing Worker Who Was Arrested by Kolkata Police
Supreme Court agrees to hear on Tuesday, the plea filed by Priyanka Sharma, BJP youth wing worker who was arrested for sharing a morphed picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2 Arrested For Carrying Rs 2 Crore Cash in Asansol
West Bengal police seized cash in Asansol and arrested two people with more than Rs 2 crore in their possession on Sunday.
SC Dismisses Plea Challenging EC's Decision to Prepone Time of Polling Due to Ramzan
Supreme Court vacation bench dismissed the petition filed by lawyer, Nizamuddin Pasha, challenging the ECI's decision refusing to pre-pone voting commencement time from 7 am to 5 am for the last phase of voting to,'ease difficulty for Muslims during the holy month of Ramzan'.
Mahamilavat People, Enough is Enough: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh said, “These 'Mahamilavati' people are saying 'hua toh hua', but the country is now saying 'mahamilavati people, enough is enough.”
Mamata's Dictatorship in Bengal, Says Bjp as Permission Denied to Shah's Rally
The BJP on Monday hit out at the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, alleging the chief minister has replaced democracy with her "dictatorship" after the state administration denied permission to a rally by its president Amit Shah.
Mayawati Suffering from 'Political Depression', Symptoms Clearly Visible: UP Deputy CM
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said BSP president Mayawati is suffering from "political depression" as she fears defeat of her party's candidates in the general election under way and as a result, she is losing her temper and patience.
BJP Announces Protests over 'Denial' of Permission to Shah's Rally in Bengal
Accusing the West Bengal government of not allowing its president Amit Shah's rally in Jadhavpur, the BJP said Monday the Election Commission has become a "mute spectator" to the Trinamool Congress's alleged undemocratic means to target the saffron party.
Fighting Polls for Cause of Human Rights, Says Slain Activist's Widow Paramjit Kaur
Seeking to provide a non-BJP, non-Congress alternative to voters, PDA's Khadoor Sahib candidate Paramjit Kaur Khalra says she is fighting elections on human rights issues and to carry on the legacy of her activist husband who was killed by police 24 years ago.
KCR Offers Prayers at Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao offers prayers at Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. Rao is scheduled to meet Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin in Chennai later on Monday.
Amit Shah Dares Mamata Banerjee to Arrest Him For 'Jai Shri Ram' Chant
“I am chanting Jai Shri Ram here today. If you have guts, Mamata didi, arrest me,” said Amit Shah in West Bengal.
Shah takes a dig at Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek, saying, “Syndicate tax replaced with nephew tax in Bengal.”
TMC Govt Sheltering Infiltrators, Need to Oust Them: Shah
Amit Shah says, “If we have to restore Bengal's glory, we need to oust TMC government, which is sheltering infiltrators.”
SP-BSP-RLD Hold Joint Rally in Gorakhpur
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and RLD chief Ajit SIngh hold jont rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur.
Sam Pitroda Was Wrong, Should Be Ashamed: Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, said, “What Sam Pitroda said about 1984 is absolutely wrong and he should apologise to the nation for it. I told him this over the phone, I told him what he said was wrong, he should be ashamed and apologise publicly.”
Mayawati Attacks PM on His Marriage
In a bizzare statement and personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP president Mayawati on Monday alleged that women in the BJP are scared of their husbands meeting the Prime Minister fearing they might also "abandon their wives like him".
While 'Boasting' on Air Strikes, PM Modi "Disrespected War Strategy", Says Cong
The Congress on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that cloud cover could help IAF planes evade Pakistani radars during the Balakot strikes, saying that while "boasting" he "disrespected war strategy" and committed an "unforgivable crime".
Priyanka Gandhi Offers Prayers at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers prayers at Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Kamal Nath also present with her.
Shah's Rally Cancelled in Bengal, TMC Denies Any Role
BJP chief Amit Shah's scheduled rally in Jadavpur was called off on Monday after the West Bengal denied him permission, the saffron party alleged.
Accusing the TMC of "replacing democracy with dictatorship", the BJP said the Election Commission has become a "mute spectator" to the government's alleged undemocratic means to target the party.
The TMC, however, rebutted the allegations, claiming the BJP had cancelled the rally fearing a low turnout.
Delhi Court Admits AAP's Defamation Case Against Manoj Tiwari
A Delhi Court on Monday, admitted a criminal defamation case against BJP leader Manoj Tiwari and Harish Khurana for allegedly making defamatory statements regarding the attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
The case was filed by AAP leader Sushil Chauhan. The next hearing of the case is on 30 May.
When Asked About Their Misdeeds, Cong Says Hua Toh Hua: Modi
In the aftermath of Congress leader Sam Pitroda's controversial "hua toh hua" remark, PM Narendra Modi in a rally took swipe back at the Congress party on Monday.
During his rally in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, PM Modi said, "They (Congress) ask for votes in the name of their ancestors, but when questioned on their (ancestors) misdeeds, they say hua toh hua."
Attacking Rahul Gandhi, Modi said that the Congress chief daily searches new words in dictionary to abuse the "chowkidaar," adding that the "chowkidaar is not going to budge."
Telangana CM KC Rao Meets Stalin in Tamil Nadu
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leader & Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao, met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin at the latter's residence on Monday.
BJP Writes to EC, Says Cong Distributing Cash to Voters in K'taka
BJP on Monday wrote to Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer against Congress leader DK Shivakumar, alleging that he has camped at Kundagola and is distributing cash to the voters and leaders.
Cong Announces Candidates for Telangana Council Bypoll
The Congress named Uday Mohan Reddy, K Lakshmi Reddy and E Venkatram Reddy as its candidates for the bypolls to be held to fill three vacancies in Telangana Legislative Council, sources told PTI.
According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, the bypoll would be held on 31 May. The last date for filing nominations is 14 May and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 17 May.
Rajasthan CM Says Modi Playing Politics on Alwar Rape
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday accused PM Narendra Modi of playing politics on the Alwar gang-rape and using the issue as a political tool to draw mileage in the Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking to the media at his residence, he said Modi had been targeting the Rajasthan CM in one way or the other wherever he goes be it Jodhpur, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh or Udaipur.
He said Modi lacked complete information about the Alwar crime. "It is unfortunate that he used the incident elections."
Rs 1 Crore in Cash Seized in Asansol, Two Arrested
Two persons, one of whom claimed he was a personal assistant of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, were arrested from Asansol railway station on Monday, following the seizure of unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 1 crore from their possession.
Gautam Chattopadhyaya and Lakshmikant Shaw were intercepted by the railway police at Asansol station, when they were trying to board a train to Kolkata.
Chattopadhyay, after his arrest, said he worked as an assistant to Ghosh.
Regional Parties Abusing Cong Shouldn't Expect Our Support: Salman Khurshid
Some regional parties are more keen to fight the Congress, rather than the BJP, says senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, stressing they can't keep "abusing" the grand old party and expect its support after the election results.
Without naming any party, Khurshid said regional parties should move away from "transactional politics" and ruled out any possibility of either a regional front or the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance coming to power after 23 May.
Sidhu Again Injures His Vocal Cords Due to 'Continuous Speech' in Rallies
Punjab minister and Congress's star poll campaigner Navjot Singh Sidhu has again injured his vocal cords because of "continuous speech" in election rallies.
The cricketer-turned-politician has been put on anti-inflammatory injections and steroid medication by doctors for two days.
Kamal Haasan's Tongue Should be Cut-off For 'Terror Remark': TN Min
Speaking to the media, Tamil Nadu Minister K.T. Rajendra Balaji said, "Kamal Haasan's tongue should be cut off for his remarks on Hindu terror."
"He made these remarks to gain votes of minorities. We can't blame entire community for act of an individual. The EC should take action against the actor and ban his party," Balaji added.
EC Warns Milind Deora For Speech Violating MCC
The Election Commission has warned Congress leader Milind Deora to be more careful in the future after a speech of his, delivered on 2 April by, violated o the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
TMC Hits Out at Shah for 'Kangal Bengal' Comment, Says He is 'Puke Worthy'
Trinamool Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Derek O' Brien on Monday lashed out against BJP president Amit Shah for his comment "Kangal Bangla" (pauper Bengal) remark calling him "puke-worthy" and a "low-life" who "insulted" the state.
Derek also said that Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get a befitting reply from the people of the state.
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, Supporters Booked for 'Assaulting' Man
Aam Aadmi Party's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and his supporters were booked for allegedly assaulting and threatening a man in Jamia Nagar here, police said Monday.
A complaint was received from a man alleging that AAP supporters assaulted him because he was not supporting Khan and the party, a senior police officer said.