Elections 2019: Predicting Results During Polls a Violation: EC
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In less than a week, the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections will officially begin. Polling for the first phase would be held in 91 parliamentary constituencies spread across 20 states on 11 April. The final results will be announced on 23 May. Catch all the updates on the Lok Sabha 2019 elections here.
Facebook Does Physical Verification of Indian User for Post
Facebook, facing the election heat in India and unable to stop misinformation and fake news circulating on its platforms, is busy doing something never heard of: Sending its representatives to users' home to verify if the post with political content was actually written by them.
IANS has contacted one such Facebook user in New Delhi who was recently visited by a Facebook representative for the verification process related to the content the user had posted.
"It was like cops coming to your door for passport verification. The Facebook representative asked me to prove my credentials by asking for my Aadhaar card and other documents to understand if I am the one who had posted the political content," the person who did not wish to be named told IANS.
The user was left stunned to see the Facebook representative landing at his home for inquiring about a post.
BJP to Release Manifesto for Lok Sabha Polls Today
The BJP will release its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls on Monday, 8 April, with issues of development and national security set to be its key highlights.
Top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its chief Amit Shah, will be present at the launch of the manifesto, described by the BJP as its "sankalp patra".
A party statement said members of its parliamentary board, the BJP's apex body whose members include Modi, will be present on the occasion.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday unveiled campaign themes and other materials of the party's election campaign, with "Phir ek baar, Modi sarkar (Modi government, once more)" as the tag line.
RJD Releases Manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019
The Tejashwi Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday, 8 April, released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Bihar will be voting in all the seven phases of the elections, starting 11 April.
Will Not Let Rahul Gandhi Come to Power by Supporting Traitors, Says Thackeray
Hitting out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his party's promise to abolish sedition law, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday, 7 April, that he will not be allowed to come to power by supporting "traitors".
He said the BJP, Shiv Sena and the Republican Party of India have come together on one ideology for the love of the nation.
"But, I want to ask why have Maha Aghadi come together who have conflicts between them. Who are these people? Our dream is for the country, what about you? Your dream is only power. Our prime minister will be Narendra Modi tomorrow also. And I want to ask the Opposition to announce one name for the PM's post," said Thackeray.
Thackeray also took a potshot at Congress' promise in its manifesto to abolish the sedition law. "Do you agree with this?... Anyone who commits treason should be hanged," he said.
"If Gandhi thinks he will come to power by supporting traitors, we will not let it happen," he added.
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