Elections 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar Files Nomination From Begusarai
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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.
Congress Fields Kirti Azad from Dhanbad
The Congress on Monday, 8 April, announced cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad as it candidate from Jharkhand's Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat.
The party also fielded Kalicharan Munda from Khunti in the state.
Azad, who represents Darbhanga in Bihar in the outgoing Lok Sabha, had joined the Congress in February.
A three-time MP, he was suspended from his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2015 after some of his remarks were seen as violation of party discipline.
Report Registered Against BJP's Sakshi Maharaj for Violating MCC
A non cognizable offence information report has been registered against sitting BJP MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj for allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
Rahul Gandhi Calls BJP's Poll Manifesto a 'Voice of an Isolated Man'
In a scathing criticism of the BJP's manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said it was the voice of "an isolated man", besides being "short sighted" and "arrogant".
Candidates Take to Online Crowd Funding to Meet Poll Expenses
Several candidates cutting across party lines have taken to online crowd funding to finance their election campaigns, ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Cash-starved, these nominees are also advocating transparency in poll funding.
Prominent among them are CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, who is fighting the election from Begusarai in Bihar, Nana Patole, the Congress candidate from Nagpur, Raghav Chaddah of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, and Mohammed Salim of the CPI(M) from Raiganj seat in West Bengal.
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