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Assam unit of National People's Party (NPP) has declared its first list of 5 candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
EC Seizes Rs 27 Lakh From a Car in Dehradun
Static Surveillance Team of Election Commission of India recovered Rs 27 lakh in cash from a car during checking on Dehradun-Rishikesh highway in Dehradun’s Laltappar. Further investigation underway by Income-Tax Department.
NDA Announces Names of Candidates in Bihar
While announcing the list of candidates for the NDA in Bihar, state BJP chief announced Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to be the candidate of the Patna Sahib seat, currently being held by Shatrughan Sinha.
Paresh Rawal to Not Contest Lok Sabha Polls
Amid speculations, actor-turned-politician and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parseh Rawal clarified that he will not be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Former MP CM Digvijay Singh to Contest Lok Sabha Polls from Bhopal
Digvijay Singh will be Congress' Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Unruly Scenes Witnessed at Rahul Gandhi's at Malda
Unruly scenes were witnessed at AICC President Rahul Gandhi's rally venue at Malda on Saturday when restive party supporters threw chairs and broke the barricade of the VIP enclousure.
Gandhi was not present at the venue at Chanchal at the time as he is scheduled to reach there at 3pm from Purnea in Bihar.
The incident took place when Congress activists who had arrived at the venue from the nearby districts tried to barge into the inner ring of the rally ground, leading to commotion.
They shouted slogans against the party's state leadership for not making proper arrangements for the supporters to sit at the venue.
BJP Releases List of 11 Candidates For LS Polls
BJP releases list of 11 candidates (6 Telangana, 3 Uttar Pradesh and 1 each for Kerala and West Bengal) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
JDS President HD Deve Gowda to Contest From Tumkur
Former PM and JDS National president Sri HD Devegowda will Contest from Tumkur Parliamentary constituency as JDS and Congress combined candidate.
Major Surendra Poonia Joins BJP
Major Surendra Poonia joins BJP in the presence of senior BJP leaders JP Nadda and Ramlal.
Ashok Chavan Hints At Quitting Congress in Leaked Audio Clip
In a now viral audio clip, Maharasthra Congress chief Ashok Chavan can be heard telling a a party worker that he is considering quitting the post owing to differences over the Chandrapur Lok Sabha seat.
The party has given a ticket to Vinayak Bangade.
In the audio clip, a disgruntled Chavan can allegedly be heard saying “No one listens to me, I am considering quitting the party,” reported Mumbai Mirror.
Meanwhile, speaking to a news channel, Chavan said that though he had not heard the audio clip, his differences over the Chandrapur seat had ben relayed to the party high command, adding that the leaked conversation was private and "an internal matter."
PDP Leader Mehbooba Mufti to Contest From Anantnag
PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti has said that she will contest the upcoming polls from Anantnag parliamentary constituency.
I Would Thank PM Modi for Sending Me to Puri: Sambit Patra
BJP spokesperson Smabit Patra, who is the party candidate from Puri, thanked PM Modi and party President Amit Shah for his selecting him the party candidate from Puri.
“Jagannath ji called me here and Modiji sent me. I will do my utmost to serve the people of Puri,” Patra said.
BJP Releases List of Candidates for Upcoming Polls
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released another list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Candidates for the legislative assembly (3 each for Gujarat and Goa) bye-polls also announced.
Stop All Advertisements Featuring Hema Malini: RLD Writes to EC
The Rashtriya Lok Dal Saturday urged the Election Commission to stop all advertisements featuring cine star Hema Malini, who has been renominated as BJP candidate from Mathura.
In a letter addressed to Chief Electoral Officer of UP L Venkateshwarlu, RLD spokesperson Anil Dubey said, “The advertisements of a water purifying machine featuring cine star Hema Malini are appearing in various media. This is a blatant violation of model code of conduct, as in the advertisement she appeals to the public to use the water purified by the said water purifying machine.” Dubey said, "Either the advertisement should be stopped on all media or the cost of the advertisements should be added to the election expenses of Hema Malini.”
When contacted, UP's chief electoral officer L Venkateshwarlu told PTI a decision in the matter will be taken soon.
BJP to Support Independent Candidate Sumalatha in Mandya
In Karnataka’s Mandya, BJP hasn't fielded any candidate and they will be supporting the independent candidate Sumalatha.