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Lok Sabha election tracker LIVE: Kerala floods not natural disaster, but result of communist govt's apathy, says PM Modi at Thiruvananthapuram

Live updates of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign. Phase 2 of voting is being conducted today.

  • Apr 18, 09:20 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Karnataka BJP writes to EC over alleged "mass indiscriminate deletion of voters name in the voters list". Letter reads, "The officials have purposefully and deliberately deleted names without any reason, just to render undue official favor to the ruling coalition party."

  • Apr 18, 09:17 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: In Kerala, BJP is standing up to give every section of the society. We are also committed to giving the right to the common man of Kerala. We are giving the right to the poor by providing 10 percent reservation in the entire country without snatching anybody's right. The BJP government has given constitutional status to the Backward Classes Commission.

  • Apr 18, 09:14 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 09:10 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: Communists have a problem with our faith, but they cannot crush the faithful. Today, the situation has been created that they cannot even take the name of God, otherwise the Communist government frames false cases, and lathi charges people.

  • Apr 18, 09:06 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: Congress' 'Naamdaar' says he his contesting from Wayanad because he wanted to send a message to South. Couldn't you contest from Trivandrum to give the message? It's the capital. It's not a message to South but a msg of appeasement politics.

  • Apr 18, 09:06 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: Congress President had to come to Wayanad here to secure his place in Parliament. He says he won't speak a word against CPI(Marxist). Kerala mein kushti, aur Delhi mein dosti, yahi inka khel hai

  • Apr 18, 08:59 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: Hundreds of BJP and RSS Karyakartas were killed in the political violence in the state. I pay tribute to those who were killed and promise them that their sacrifice will not go in vain.

  • Apr 18, 08:58 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: When elections are about political violence, 'God's own country' also burns. The Communists and the Congress both have ruined the state of Kerala. Political violence is against the culture of Kerala. When the entire nation is on the path of development, it has become imminent for Kerala to get rid of Communists and Congress. 

  • Apr 18, 08:56 PM (IST)

    PM Modi: A lot matters on what first-time voters think. 

  • Apr 18, 08:55 PM (IST)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

    PM Modi: These elections are about when will India be counted in the top three economies of the world. 

  • Apr 18, 08:48 PM (IST)

    Voter turnout in 2nd phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019:  

    #Assam - 76.22%

    #Bihar - 62.38%

    #Jammu and Kashmir - 45.5%

    #Karnataka - 67.67%

    #Maharashtra - 61.22%

    #Manipur - 67.15%

    #Odisha - 57.97%

    #Tamil Nadu - 66.36%

    #Uttar Pradesh - 66.06%

    #West Bengal - 76.42%

    #Chhattisgarh - 71.40%

    #Puducherry - 76.19%

  • Apr 18, 07:42 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 07:41 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi: We won't give bank loans to Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya. We will give it to the entrepreneurs of Gujarat! 

  • Apr 18, 07:37 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi: We will change the law, and not let indebted farmers go to jail just because he cannot pay his debt,  

  • Apr 18, 07:37 PM (IST)

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in Bhuj

    Rahul Gandhi: We want to remove fear from the hearts of the farmers. Like we used to have a separate budget for railways earlier, the Congress proposes to have a separate farmer's budget. 

  • Apr 18, 05:54 PM (IST)

    Update: Election Commission flying squad seized Rs 11.85 lakh unaccounted cash in Sion area last night. 

  • Apr 18, 05:51 PM (IST)
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  • Apr 18, 05:10 PM (IST)

    Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress Chief on EVM: As an engineer, as a technical expert, I'm not satisfied with EVM (Electronic Voting Machine), but I've not been able to pinpoint because we don't have EVMs. If someone gives us an EVM to study for 1 year, we'll be able to tell you something.

    You will have to understand the design, its software. Every little signal will have to be analysed. Then only you can say something. But one thing is clear that there is some problem, what is the problem we don't know. 

    Sam Pitroda on Congress Manifesto:

    People's opinion was heard for Congress' manifesto. We spent 5-6 months listening to people. We went countries to countries, spoke to villagers, met domain experts, held a huge meeting in Dubai where members from 12 countries came.

    52 things have been listed in the manifesto. If and when we come to power, I assure you this manifesto will be implemented. It will not be a false promise. When we say something, we deliver

  • Apr 18, 05:01 PM (IST)
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  • Apr 18, 04:08 PM (IST)

    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after filing his nomination: I want to thank the people of Azamgarh. I want to assure them that I will be working for the development of Azamgarh. Gathbandhan of SP and BSP will flourish. The people of Azamgarh should beware of BJP's tactics. 

  • Apr 18, 03:50 PM (IST)

    Update: Bangladesi actor Ghazi Abdul Noor has been asked to leave India immediately for taking part in a political rally in West Bengal, reports PTI. This is the second Bangladeshi actor who has been asked to leave India after Ferdous Ahmed, who was asked to leave after he campaigned for TMC. 

  • Apr 18, 03:41 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 03:40 PM (IST)

    PM Modi has concluded his address. 

  • Apr 18, 03:33 PM (IST)

    You have to be careful of Congress' divisive politics: PM Modi 

  • Apr 18, 03:28 PM (IST)

    Is the Congress-JDS vote bank in Bagalkot or Balakot?: PM Modi 

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