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Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE: Priyanka Gandhi starts roadshow in Varanasi amid massive crowd

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi holds a massive roadshow in Varanasi. Congress Varanasi LS candidate Ajay Rai and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel are also present

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15 May 2019, 7:05 PM

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra begins roadshow in Varanasi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) starts roadshow in Varanasi. Congress Varanasi LS candidate Ajay Rai and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel are also present.

15 May 2019, 6:21 PM

Without 'made in Ludhiana', India cannot challenge 'made in China': Rahul Gandhi

15 May 2019, 6:04 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holds a march from Beliaghata to Shyambazar

15 May 2019, 3:58 PM

Opposition seeks fresh polling for Tripura West seat

The opposition Congress and CPI-M sought directions from the Supreme Court to hold fresh polling for the Tripura West Lok Sabha seat, although the constituency has already gone to the polls twice, party officials said on Wednesday.

Re-polling was held on May 12 in 168 of the total 1,679 polling stations in the constituency as electoral malpractices were detected during the first round of voting held on April 11.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist sitting Lok Sabha MP and party candidate Sankar Prasad Datta said that their lawyers on the advice of the Supreme Court vacation bench, on Wednesday filed a writ petition in the Tripura High Court.

15 May 2019, 3:10 PM

Derek O Brien: Amit Shah is a liar. There is proof of BJP’s violence. Amit Shah is a con master

15 May 2019, 3:04 PM

BSP candidate goes missing, party campaigns for him

As the heat of the Lok Sabha elections reaches its pinnacle, a BSP candidate has gone missing. An FIR registered in a Varanasi police station accuses him of sexual assault.

Atul Rai, the BSP candidate from the Ghosi seat in Mau district, has been missing from the campaign scene for the past fortnight.

Rai is reportedly absconding ever since the FIR was registered against him on May 1 by a college student, who alleged that he had sexually assaulted her.

Fearing arrest, Rai went underground and has not been canvassing. "We are campaigning for him and the people of Ghosi know that he is being framed. We apprehend that he may be arrested if he comes here for campaigning," said a Rai supporter.

According to reports, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has asked her cadres to continue the campaign for Atul Rai and ensure his victory. Samajwadi President Akhilesh Yadav has issued similar instructions to his party workers.

15 May 2019, 3:03 PM

Priyanka Gandhi in Rae Bareli after attack on Congress MLA

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi flew to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday to meet Congress legislator Aditi Singh and members of the zila panchayat who had been injured in an attack on them on Tuesday.

Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Rae Bareli in the afternoon and went to the zila panchayat office to meet members who had been assaulted on Tuesday.

Aditi Singh and members of the zila panchayat were on their way to vote on a no-confidence motion against the zila panchayat head Avadesh Singh when they were attacked by a group of men in which three cars in the convoy overturned.

15 May 2019, 3:00 PM

Rahul Gandhi promises “strict action” against those involved in incidents of sacrilege of religious scriptures in 2015 in Punjab

15 May 2019, 3:00 PM

Modi used to make fun of Manmohan Singh but after 5 years country is making fun of PM on unkept promises: Rahul Gandhi at Punjab rally

15 May 2019, 2:53 PM

Anybody can come and do a procession, but what were the outsiders, said Derek O'Brien

Anybody can come and do a procession, but what were the outsiders.....Who is this fellow Tejinder Bagga? Who is he? He was arrested, is he not the same guy who slapped somebody in Delhi? You have taken in your outsider goons, said TMC MP Derek O’ Brien

15 May 2019, 2:28 PM

Modi ji, talk about farmers, jobs, not about mangoes and clouds: Rahul Gandhi

15 May 2019, 2:27 PM

PM Modi thinks that only one person runs this Nation, but that isn't true. Millions of people for this Nation: Rahul Gandhi

15 May 2019, 2:20 PM

Separate budget will be made for Farmers at the Centre says, Rahul Gandhi

15 May 2019, 2:20 PM

Farmers won’t be put behind the bars for debts, says Congress President Rahul Gandhi

15 May 2019, 2:18 PM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Faridkot, Punjab

15 May 2019, 2:17 PM

EC awaits completion of College Street violence investigation

Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey on Wednesday said that three FIRs have been lodged after disturbance following BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow here.

Stone pelting, vandalism, destruction of Bengali polymath Vidyasagar's bust and setting vehicles on fire were reported on Tuesday.

"Three cases have been lodged. Let the investigation be done first," Dubey told reporters regarding the steps the Election Commission will take in relation to the violence on College Street.

15 May 2019, 1:32 PM

TMC's student wing protests against the vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue

15 May 2019, 1:09 PM

Modi's legacy as Gujarat CM burden on country's communal history: Mayawati

BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's legacy as the Gujarat chief minister is a black spot for himself and the BJP, as well as a burden on the communal history of the country.

Mayawati alleged that the prime minister had crossed all limits of decency in terming the Bahujan Samaj Party her personal property.

"The entire country knows that most of those having benami properties and the corrupt are connected with the BJP," she said, claiming that Modi is honest only on paper, just like he is an OBC only on paper.

The BSP chief said her tenures as Uttar Pradesh chief minister had been clean.

15 May 2019, 12:43 PM

CPI (Marxist) holds protest against vandalism of Vidyasagar statue

CPI (Marxist) holds protest against statue of Vidyasagar vandalised in violence during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow yesterday. CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury says,"an investigation should be done to find out how could this happen in Kolkata".

15 May 2019, 12:31 PM

Delhi HC refuses to entertain PIL against Haasan's remark

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a PIL filed by a BJP leader seeking directions to the Election Commission to "restrict" misuse of religion for poll gains.

The high court also asked the EC to decide BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay's representation against the remarks of actor-cum-politician Kamal Haasan that "free India's first extremist was a Hindu", referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

The petition, filed by Upadhyay, has also sought debarring of candidates and deregistration of parties that "misuse" religion for electoral gains.

15 May 2019, 12:30 PM

Probe on in Sardesai's 'weaponising youth' remark: Poll officer

A senior election officer in Goa on Wednesday said they were probing the complaint against state Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai for his comments on "weaponising" the youth and that action will be taken based on the inquiry report.

North Goa district's Youth Congress president Vivek D'Silva lodged a complaint with the Election Commission on Monday, saying Sardesai's remark was "an indirect attempt to threaten voters" in the poll-bound Panaji Assembly constituency.

He claimed Sardesai's comments were "against the state" and demanded that he be booked for sedition.

State deputy chief electoral officer Sangeeta Naik said that the North Goa district election officer was directed to conduct an inquiry and submit the report at the earliest.

15 May 2019, 11:56 AM

Modi's legacy as Gujarat CM is black spot not only on himself and BJP, but also on country's communal history: Mayawati

15 May 2019, 11:34 AM

EC mute spectator in West Bengal, history sheeters not arrested before polls: Shah

15 May 2019, 11:33 AM

Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are behind all the attacks in their own road show, they only want riots in Bengal: Rabri Devi, RJD on violence in West Bengal

15 May 2019, 11:31 AM

Trinamool Congress behind violence in West Bengal not BJP, says Amit Shah

15 May 2019, 11:31 AM

Violence only in West Bengal in all six phases of polls, no incident reported anywhere else: BJP chief Amit Shah.

15 May 2019, 11:31 AM

Entire country knows that most of the corrupts and those having benami properties are associated with the BJP: Mayawati

15 May 2019, 11:23 AM

Mayawati says PM Modi has crossed all limits of decency in terming BSP her 'personal property'

15 May 2019, 11:23 AM

Modi is honest only on paper, like he is an OBC only on paper: Mayawati

15 May 2019, 11:18 AM

EC to review phase 7 preparedness; may discuss West Bengal

The Election Commission will on Wednesday hold a review meeting with observers and state chief electoral officers for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls on May 19.

The review meeting, to be held via video conference, comes a day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers fought pitched battles on streets of Kolkata during a massive road show by saffron party president Amit Shah.

"Since nine out of 59 parliamentary constituencies going for poll on May 19 are from West Bengal, it is natural that observers and poll officials from the state will also participate," an official said.

He, however, refused to say whether the focus will be on West Bengal.

15 May 2019, 11:17 AM

Makkal Neethi Maiam: He was calling for religious tolerance and condemned extremism in whichever form and religion

Makkal Neethi Maiam on its chief Kamal Haasan's statement '1st terrorist in independent India is a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse': He was calling for religious tolerance and co-existence amongst all religious groups and condemned extremism in whichever form and religion.

“This has been taken absolutely out of context and the speech has been painted as anti-Hindu, with a malafide intent. This has created complete confusion and utmost anxiety amongst many common citizens who are not privy to this larger conspiracy.”

15 May 2019, 11:01 AM

Kolkata Police has registered two FIRs against BJP president Amit Shah

Kolkata Police has registered two First Information Reports against BJP president Amit Shah. The FIRs were filed in Jorasanko and Amherst Street police stations. The FIRs were registered based on complaints filed by students affiliated with Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) of Vidyasagar College and Calcutta University.

15 May 2019, 11:14 AM

SC censures WB govt over delay in the release of Priyanka Sharma

Supreme Court censures West Bengal govt over delay in the release of BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma who was arrested for sharing a meme of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

15 May 2019, 10:55 AM

BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma's advocate mentions before SC that Priyanka not released yet

BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma's advocate mentions before the Supreme Court that Priyanka has not been released yet. SC says if she is not released, it will issue a notice of contempt. Sharma was arrested for sharing a meme of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal Government's Counsel says in Supreme Court that 'Priyanka Sharma was released at 9:40 am, today.' SC bench asks,' why she was not released immediately?'

15 May 2019, 10:19 AM

EC to hold meeting with West Bengal observers on poll violence today at 11:30am

Election Commission to hold a meeting with West Bengal observers on poll violence in the state at 11.30 am today via video conferencing

15 May 2019, 10:17 AM

PM Modi's legacy has black stain on BJP & country's communalism

PM Narendra Modi was indeed the CM of Gujarat for a longer time than I was the CM of Uttar Pradesh. But his legacy is a black stain on BJP & country's communalism....While in our government, Uttar Pradesh was free of riots and anarchy, BSP Chief Mayawati said.

15 May 2019, 10:10 AM

BJP is trying to misguide the dalits with their false propaganda and tactics, said Mayawati

“BJP is trying to misguide the dalits with their false propaganda and tactics. PM doesn't hesitate from calling BSP, 'Behenji ki Sampatti Party.' Whatever the national president of BSP has, it has been given by well-wishers & the society, and nothing is hidden from the government,” said Mayawati during a press conference in Lucknow

15 May 2019, 9:39 AM

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Punjab and Rajasthan today

Congress President Rahul to campaign in Punjab and Rajasthan on Wednesday. He will be addressing public meeting in both the states.

15 May 2019, 9:26 AM

Priyanka Gandhi to hold roadshow in Varanasi today

Priyanka Gandhi to hold roadshow in Varanasi on Wednesday. She will also offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

15 May 2019, 8:51 AM

Congress MLA from Rae Bareli says BJP’s Awadesh Singh behind attack on her

Rae Bareli Congress MLA Aditi Singh's vehicle was attacked on her way to Rae Bareli where she was headed for a floor test against District Panchayat Chief Awadhesh Singh. "Attack was done on Awadesh Singh's direction near Dinesh Singh's college.A Singh was also present,”said Aditi Singh.

SK Bhagat, IG, Lucknow range, said on Tuesday, "Zila Panchayat members have alleged that a few members are missing. Necessary action will be taken. Force was allotted where voting was to take place. We'll take a report"....The Zila Panchayat members haven't been found yet

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