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Lok Sabha election tracker LIVE: Amit Shah holds roadshow in Ahmedabad

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

  • Apr 21, 01:43 PM (IST)
  • Apr 21, 01:41 PM (IST)

    Cong not expected to get majority; post-poll alliance must to form govt in Delhi: Kamal Nath

    Predicting a hung Parliament, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath says the Congress will do ”very, very well” but is unlikely to get a majority and there will have to be a post-poll alliance to form a new government in Delhi.

    The Congress veteran added that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not be able to occupy the power seat as it will not get the numbers and no other major political party will form an alliance with it either. (PTI)

  • Apr 21, 01:01 PM (IST)

    Tear my son's clothes, take him to task if he does not deliver: Kamal Nath

    Tear my son's clothes if he does not deliver, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath as he campaigns for his son Nakul who is fighting his first elections from Chhindwara.

    Invoking his 40-year-old association with the region, Nath says he has now entrusted the task to serve the people of Chhindwara to his son so that he can work for Madhya Pradesh.

    "Nakul is not here today but he will serve you. I have given him the responsibility. Take him to task and tear his clothes if he does not deliver," the 72-year-old Congress leader told the locals. (PTI)

  • Apr 21, 12:03 PM (IST)

    Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has declared candidates for three seats in Haryana -- Naveen Jaihind (Faridabad), Prithviraj (Ambala) and Krishan Kumar Agarwal (Karnal).

  • Apr 21, 11:41 AM (IST)
  • Apr 21, 11:20 AM (IST)

    Update: According to news agency ANI, Bhopal District Election Officer has issued a notice to BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur seeking explanation within a day, for her remarks, 'I had demolished the structure (in Ayodhya). I will go there & help in the construction of Ram temple.'

  • Apr 21, 10:42 AM (IST)

    PM Modi is expected to address a rally in Patan, Gujarat shortly.

  • Apr 21, 09:43 AM (IST)

    Situation in Bengal like Bihar 15 years ago: EC special observer; TMC demands his removal

    The Election Commission (EC) special observer, Ajay V Nayak on April 20 said the situation in West Bengal is similar to what it was in Bihar around 10 to 15 years ago and had led to the voters' demand for deployment of central forces in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

    The ruling Trinamool Congress demanded his immediate removal, claiming that Nayak has allegiance to the RSS and the BJP and is acting as per their orders.

    Read the full story here

  • Apr 21, 08:42 AM (IST)

    Update: FIR has been registered against Congress’ South Mumbai candidate Milind Deora under section 171 of IPC (giving false statements for elections) and section 125 of the presentation of people's act (promoting enmity between classes in connection with elections), news agency ANI has reported.

  • Apr 21, 08:28 AM (IST)

    Update: The Aam Aadmi Party has extended its unconditional support to the Left Democratic Front in Kerala following which the Left front also expressed its support to the ruling party in Delhi for the Lok Sabha polls.

  • Apr 21, 07:44 AM (IST)

    Congress announces candidates for two Punjab Lok Sabha seats

    Congress yesterday announced its nominees for Bathinda and Ferozepur Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, completing the list of party candidates for the 13 Parliamentary constituencies in the state for the May 19 polls.

    Former Indian Youth Congress president and Gidderbaha MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has been fielded from the Bathinda seat, while MP Sher Singh Ghubaya nominated from Ferozepur, a party spokesperson said. (PTI)

  • Apr 21, 07:40 AM (IST)

    Announcement of names of candidates for 7 seats on Sunday or Monday: Sheila Dikshit

    Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit yesterday said the names of candidates for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital will be announced in a couple of days.

    She was talking to reporters after inaugurating a control room at the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) office for the Lok Sabha election campaign. (PTI)

  • Apr 21, 07:33 AM (IST)

    The next phase of polling is on April 23 (Tuesday). PM Modi is scheduled to address four rallies today:
    10.30 am: Patan, Gujarat
    1.45 pm: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
    4.30 pm: Barmer, Rajasthan

    All constituencies in Gujarat will be voting on April 23.

  • Apr 21, 07:31 AM (IST)

    Good morning! This LIVE blog tracks the Lok Sabha election campaign. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates through the day.

  • Apr 20, 07:58 PM (IST)

    We promise to not send a farmer who defaulted on his loan to jail, said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Apr 20, 07:56 PM (IST)

    We promise to have two budgets, one national the other for farmers, said Rahul Gandhi. 

  • Apr 20, 07:55 PM (IST)

    We will change Gabbar Singh Tax to GST tax, which is simple, straightforwards and a single tax, said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Apr 20, 07:50 PM (IST)

    22 lakh governement jobs are vacant. We will fill those immediately on coming to power, said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Apr 20, 07:50 PM (IST)

    NYAY scheme will benefit lakhs of youth, said Rahul Gandhi

  • Apr 20, 07:49 PM (IST)

    The NYAY scheme will go directly into bank accounts every month, said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Apr 20, 07:46 PM (IST)

    If Rs 35,000 crore can be deposited in Mehul Chokshi's account, then why can't money go into the most poor of India, said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Apr 20, 07:45 PM (IST)

    I told the economists that I want a number where I can put in 20 percent of the lowest poor of India, said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Apr 20, 07:44 PM (IST)

    The farmers of Chhattisgarh asked to forgive the loans, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi. They asked for the returning of tribal lands owned by Tatas in Bastar. 

  • Apr 20, 07:41 PM (IST)

    The farmers of Chhattisgarh asked to forgive the loans, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi. They asked for the returning of tribal lands owned by Tatas in Bastar. 

  • Apr 20, 07:40 PM (IST)

    He (Narendra Modi) promised to put Rs 15 lakh in everyone's bank account, but make me the Prime Minister first, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.

  • Apr 20, 07:37 PM (IST)
  • Apr 20, 06:40 PM (IST)

    When you will vote for the lotus, your vote will go directly to Narendra Modi's account, said PM Modi.

  • Apr 20, 06:37 PM (IST)

    The truth is that these people (Congress and their associates) have no sympathy for the Dalits, the poor, the backward classes or the middle classes, but it is to grab seats and they will divide communities, the nation even, said PM Modi.

  • Apr 20, 06:34 PM (IST)

    People have not laid a finger on our 1000 year old culture. But to appease their vote banks, the Congress has done this, said PM Modi.

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