Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi will hold multiple campaign rallies today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold multiple campaign rallies for Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in Chhattisgarh and Odisha today, while Congress president Rahul Gandhi will start his poll campaign in Kerala. Mr Gandhi will address election rallies in Kollam and Alapuzha. Today is the last day of campaigning for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will file his nomination papers in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow today for the Lok Sabha polls. The opposition is yet to come up with a candidate against him, which begs the question whether the former BJP president, who is seeking re-election from Lucknow, will have a walkover on the prestigious seat held in the past by stalwarts like former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Nominations close in two days for Lucknow, where voting will take place on May 6.
Here are the LIVE Updates of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 :
Apr 16, 201910:39 (IST)Mayawati Barred From Campaigning On Tuesday And Wednesday
Mayawati has said the Election Commission's 48-hour ban on her campaigning is "murder of democracy" and alleged that the Commission appeared to have taken the decision "in haste", "under some sort of pressure". The Election Commission has given a "free hand to Amit Shah and the PM to spread hatred", she said, adding, the poll body "seems to have shut its ears and eyes when it comes to them".
The chief of Bahujan Samaj Party has been barred from campaigning on Tuesday and Wednesday for her comments while seeking votes from Muslims in Deoband last week. Mayawati had asked the Muslims not to "split votes" between the Congress and her alliance.Apr 16, 201909:52 (IST)READ| Azam Khan, Maneka Gandhi Face Campaign Ban For Poll Code Violation
Apr 16, 201909:46 (IST)Poll Body To Cancel Lok Sabha Election In Tamil Nadu's Vellore
The Election Commission today decided to cancel the Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu's Vellore after a large sum of cash was allegedly seized from a DMK candidate's office a few days ago, sources said. The district police had filed a complaint against the accused, Kathir Anand, as well as two party functionaries on the basis of a report from the Income Tax department on April 10.Apr 16, 201909:44 (IST)Rajnath Singh to File Nomination from Lucknow
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will file his nomination papers today. He is likely to be accompanied by senior leaders including Mahendra Nath Pandey, Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma, Union ministers Hansraj Ahir, Kalraj Mishra. Mr Singh will address a gathering at the BJP office in Lucknow before going for his nomination. No more contentSource Article