For the BJP, campaigning peaked on May 9 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed three back-to-back rallies in Azamgarh, Jaunpur and Allahabad.
Khan was under the poll panel's lens for making derogatory remarks against BJP candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada, while Gandhi had told Muslims to vote for her as they will need her once the Lok Sabha elections are over.
Maneka Gandhi, who is contesting from Sultanpur parliamentary constituency, also accused the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister of not being loyal to anyone.
The BJP may have Varun contest from Pilibhit instead of his own seat, Sultanpur, which is next to Amethi, the constituency of his cousin and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Greeting women on the occasion of International Women's Day, Gandhi noted that women of today are much more aware than they were previously.
Gandhi had said the legislation did not intend to harass sex workers and it was intended to go after human traffickers and not the victims.
Gandhi reaction comes amid Union minister and former editor M J Akbar facing serious allegations of sexual harassment during his stint as a journalist.
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, said that banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and the practice violates rights of Hindu women.
In July, Gandhi had written to the then interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal suggesting that kids of separated or divorced women or those adopted by single mothers must be given the option of dropping the name of their father.
Gandhi said her ministry was desperately looking for a solution for women who have fled from abroad with their child to escape domestic violence or for some other issue.
Officials at the ministry said that the discussions were held for enumerating fine details on ways to resolve the issues related to NRI marriages.
The WCD ministry has also proposed to fund training for creating experts who would work in the Home Ministry's special anti-child pornography unit
She said that a change in the statute by the Law Ministry allowing authorities to hold the properties of NRI offenders in escrow in case they abscond abandoning their spouse is awaited before the databases can be finalised.
According to a WCD ministry official, Maneka Gandhi has also taken up the matter with Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.
After the BJP leaders garlanded the statue and left, members of the Dalit community led by Solanki washed the statue with milk and water in order to 'cleanse' what the BJP had 'polluted'.
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today said installing CCTVs in buses is not effective in preventing incidents of molestation and ensuring women's safety.
The complaint mechanism, which the ministry had initiated for government employees in July, is now open for women working in the private sector, too.
The Maneka Gandhi-led Women and Child Development Ministry initiated its #WeAreEqual campaign on Twitter which has received 2.6 crore tweets since its launch last month.
"Union government has offered aid to set up the Nirbhaya centres in all districts of the state. We have to identify a place for the centre in all the 14 districts of the state and submit a report for further clearance," she said after meeting Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi.
Women and Child Development Ministry will create a national-level advisory council for women to advice government on the issues related to their entrepreneurship as the current business chambers are largely "male-dominated".
Several parties, including NCP, CPI(M) and DMK, pushed for sending the bill to a Select Committee, arguing that further examination was required to decide whether the age for punitive action should be reduced to 16 years from the current level of 18 years.
Parents of the December 2012 gangrape victim today keenly watched deliberations in Rajya Sabha as Women and Child and Development Minister Maneka Gandhi piloted the Juvenile Justice Bill.
Jairam Ramesh, who is in Paris to attend a two-day GLOBE COP21 Legislators Summit in the National Assembly, said vehicles of state and central government ministers should also be part of the ban and no exemption should be given. He said that if implemented seriously, the decision will have "constructive impact".
Modi's government in February slashed social sector budgets to boost infrastructure spending in a bid to fasten the pace of economic recovery.
The Vedanta Foundation, the philanthropic arm of metal and mining major Vedanta, will revamp 4,000 anganwadi centres across India by equipping them with TVs, solar panels and toilets