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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: 'Infiltration continuing unabated in Bengal under TMC rule', says Amit Shah

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: The Prime Minister addressed a public meeting in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency of Rajasthan on Tuesday. The BJP has fielded Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria from the constituency. The campaigning for second phase of polling ends on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: BJP workers and supporters during a public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Lok Sabha elections (PTI)Premium
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: BJP workers and supporters during a public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Lok Sabha elections (PTI)

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi doubled down on anti-Muslim rhetoric on Tuesday saying Congress wanted to reduce SC-ST reservation in favour of Muslims. The Prime Minister said the Congress government tried its best to implement a reservation for Muslims in Andhra Pradesh but was prevented by Court's intervention. He also said  even listening to Hanuman Chalisa had become a crime under Congress rule.

"In the rule of Congress, even listening to Hanuman Chalisa becomes a crime. Rajasthan has been its sufferer...For the first time on Ram Navami this time, Shobha Yatra procession was taken out in Rajasthan...In a state like Rajasthan where people chant Ram-Ram, Congress banned Ram Navami..." Modi said in the election rally in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency of Rajasthan. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria from the constituency. Thirteen seats of Rajasthan are going to polls in the second phase on April 26. Twelve seats had voted in first phase on April 19. The campaigning for second phase of polling ends on Wednesday. 

Thereafter, the PM will fly off to Chhattisgarh where he will address a public meeting in Baradwar village in the Janjgir-Champa Lok Sabha constituency of the state. The PM is also scheduled to address a public meeting  in Shyamtarai village in Dhamtari district, part of the Mahasamund Lok Sabha constituency, today. Voting  in Mahasamund seat will be held in second phase on on April 26. The Janjgir-Champa Lok Sabha seat will vote in the third phase on May 7.

Among other leaders, Union Minister Amit Shah will hold roadshow at Swami Vivekananda Circle in Bengaluru South constituency in Karnataka. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also address public meetings in Chitradurga and Bengaluru’s HSR Layout in the Bengaluru South constituency on Tuesday.

BJP president JP Nadda will campaign in Tikamgarh, Rewa, and Satna of Madhya Pradesh today. Elsewhere, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will campaign in Bisahda village near Noida. This village is the site of the 2015 mob lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq on the suspicion of cow slaughter. The seat goes to the polls in the second phase on April 26. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to address two rallies in Baghpat and Amroha and hold a roadshow in Meerut on Tuesday. 

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav will campaign for INDIA bloc candidates in Aligarh and Baghpat. BSP chief Mayawati will address election rallies in Meerut and Aligarh on Tuesday.

As many as 60 percent of the total electors across 102 parliamentary seats voted in the first phase of elections on April 19. The voting was held for 102 parliamentary seats across 21 states and Union Territories in the first phase. The second phase of voting will be held on April 26.

Overall, voting for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases. The last phase will be held on June 1. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is seeking a record third term under PM Modi, has set a target of winning 400 seats this election. The ruling alliance is challenged by the opposition parties led by the Congress under the banner of the INDIA bloc.

The counting of votes for all seven phases of Lok Sabha Elections will take place on June 4. Get all the Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates with LiveMint.

23 Apr 2024, 04:53:23 PM IST

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23 Apr 2024, 02:29:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘Neither Congress nor Mamata Banerjee can…’, says Amit Shah

Neither Congress nor Mamata Banerjee can dare to interfere with CAA: Amit Shah at Karandighi rally.

23 Apr 2024, 02:10:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister Arjun Munda offers prayers at Aamreshwar Dham Temple | Watch

Ahead of filing his nomination as BJP candidate from Khunti, Union Minister Arjun Munda offered prayers at Aamreshwar Dham Temple near Khunti.

23 Apr 2024, 02:06:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Infiltration continuing unabated in West Bengal under TMC rule, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that infiltration was continuing unabated in West Bengal under the TMC regime. Shah, addressing a roadshow in the Malda South constituency, also slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

23 Apr 2024, 01:42:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: TMC leader Shatrughan Sinha files nomination papers from Asansol

TMC MP and candidate from Asansol, Shatrughan Sinha files his nomination for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. 

23 Apr 2024, 01:29:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘Congress vows implementation of Sharia law if…’, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath says, "Congress gave the slogan of 'Garibi Hatao' in 1970, poverty was not eradicated but one family got complete freedom to loot the resources of the country...The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said while being the Prime Minister that Muslims have the first right to the resources of the country...So where will our Dalits, backward, poor, farmers etc. go?... Those who have come before you today in the form of INDI alliance have betrayed the country and have come before you with their manifesto to betray again...Congress says that if our government is formed then we will implement Sharia law... India will run by the Constitution made by Bhimrao Ambedkar and not by any Sharia law ..."

23 Apr 2024, 01:14:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Jaishankar participates in Lok Sabha election rally in Telangana

EAM Dr S Jaishankar participated in the election rally in support of BJP leader & candidate from Bhuvanagiri Lok Sabha seat, Boora Narsaiah Goud in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district.

23 Apr 2024, 01:13:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak on general elections

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak says, "BJP will win all 80 seats (in the state)...This is summer, all the workers are working hard and appealing to the people to vote so that voter turnout is good...Congress always does the politics of appeasement. They will have to bear the brunt in the time to come..."

23 Apr 2024, 01:04:40 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah holds roadshow in West Bengal | Watch

Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Maldaha Dakshin, West Bengal.

23 Apr 2024, 12:49:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Kerala's Thrissur LS constituency where high-profile candidates battle it out in triangular contest

Kerala's Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency, where high-profile candidates are in the fray this time, is going to witness a fierce triangular contest between BJP, Congress and the CPI. BJP has fielded actor-turned-politician Suresh Gopi for the second time, hoping that his charisma as an actor will bring the party more votes beyond what they get from the traditional BJP supporters. Sensing the heat of the competition, Congress and the Left announced candidates who enjoy strong grass-level support.

23 Apr 2024, 12:24:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: In Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Congress' Harish Chandra Meena up against two-time BJP MP Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria

Tonk-Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan will go to the polls in the second phase on April 26. This time Harish Chandra Meena from Congress will be battling with BJP's Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria for Tonk Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat in Tonk district. 

Tonk-Sawai Madhopur is a general seat and can be considered a strong household for the BJP as during the last two Lok Sabha elections, BJP emerged victorius and this time also, BJP will be eyeing to win the seat.

23 Apr 2024, 12:15:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: ‘When the Congress was in power…’, says PM Modi

Addressing a public gathering in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "The truth is that when the Congress was in power, they wanted to give separate reservation to their special vote bank by breaking into the reservation of Dalits and backward classes. Whereas the Constitution is completely against this..."

23 Apr 2024, 11:51:14 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 'If you have the courage then accept it,' PM Modi to Congress

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dared the Congress party to accept his ‘wealth to infiltrators’ was in its manifesto. 

 “The day before yesterday in Rajasthan I put forth some truth in front of the country and the entire Congress and INDIA bloc went into a panic. I put forth the truth that Congress is plotting to snatch your property and distribute it to their special people...When I exposed their politics, they got so angry that they started abusing Modi...I want to know from Congress why are they so afraid of the truth? Why do they hide their policy so much, when you yourself made the policy then why are you afraid to accept it now...If you have the courage then accept it, we are ready to face you," PM Modi said in Rajasthan.

23 Apr 2024, 11:25:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Even listening to Hanuman Chalisa had become a crime under Congress rule, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that even listening to Hanuman Chalisa had become a crime under Congress rule. He said it becomes difficult to follow one's faith under Congress government.  The PM referred to the incident in which a shopkeeper was allegedly attacked near Siddanna Layout in Bengaluru after he played Hanuman Chalisa during 'Azaan' time. He also said Ram Navami celebrations were banned in previous Rajasthan government. 

23 Apr 2024, 11:19:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress had banned Ram Navami celebrations in Rajasthan

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Modi said on Tuesday that the previous government in Rajasthan had prohibited the Ram Navami celebrations. He also invoked the alleged attack on a shopkeeper in  Bengaluru after he played Hanuman Chalisa during 'Azaan' time.  The PM addressed a public meeting in the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency of Rajasthan on Tuesday.

23 Apr 2024, 11:14:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Criminals have fled Rajasthan ever since Bhajanlal Sharma became CM, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Rajasthan that the criminals have fled the state ever since the BJP government led by Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma was sworn in.  The PM was addressing a rally in Tonk-Sawaimadhopur in Rajasthan on Tuesday. 

23 Apr 2024, 11:10:02 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM has paid attention to all sectors, says MP CM Mohan Yadav.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid attention to all sectors. "The second phase of the Lok Sabha election is approaching...Before 2013, Madhya Pradesh used to receive 150 crore for the railway, however, today per year railway spends 15 and half thousand crore for arrangements...From IT and industry to irrigation, equal attention has been given by PM to every sector seems that for us it's a golden age..." the CM said in Bhopal.

23 Apr 2024, 11:06:55 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE:  PM Modi wishes people on Hanuman Jayanti

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people on Hanuman Jayanti on Tuesday.  “I have received all your love, blessings and enthusiasm. Today is the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti and I extend my wishes to everyone for the same," PM Modi said while addressing a public gathering in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. 

23 Apr 2024, 10:08:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: BJP-NDA is getting immense support from people, says PM Modi ahead of rallies in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that BJP-NDA is getting immense support from people all over the country. “In this atmosphere of enthusiasm, today I will be among my family members in two states. At around 10:45 am in Tonk-Sawaimadhopur in Rajasthan, at around 2:45 pm in Janjgir-Champa in Chhattisgarh and at around 5 pm in Mahasamund, I will receive the blessings of my loved ones," the PM said on X. 

23 Apr 2024, 09:40:30 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Opposition lacks vision, says Union Minister Kailash Choudhary

 Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Barmer, Kailash Choudhary said that Opposition lacks vision. "Public is with Narendra Modi...With all the work he did for the country in 10 years, I think people are with him. They (Opposition) don't have vision and people have rejected them."

23 Apr 2024, 09:20:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: India will be like Russia with no Opposition, if BJP comes to power, says Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Punjab Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader (AAP) Bhagwant Mann has alleged that India will become like Russia if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. There will be no opposition in India, Mann said in an interview with Indian Express.

23 Apr 2024, 08:34:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Rajnath Singh to campaign in Noida today

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will campaign in Bisahda village near Noida today. This village is the site of the 2015 mob lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq on the suspicion of cow slaughter. The seat goes to the polls in the second phase on April 26.

23 Apr 2024, 08:16:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal given insulin in Tihar jail, say AAP sources

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been given insulin in Tihar Jail, Aam Aadmi Party sources said on Tuesday morning. Kejriwal has gone to court alleging that he is being deprived of insulin since his arrest on March 21 in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. On Monday, Delhi High Court said that a medical board led by AIIMS doctor will decide on management of Arvind Kejriwal's diabetes.

23 Apr 2024, 08:06:11 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah, Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Bengaluru South today

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister Amit Shah will hold roadshow at Swami Vivekananda Circle in Bengaluru South constituency in Karnataka. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also address public meetings in Chitradurga and Bengaluru’s HSR Layout in the Bengaluru South constituency on Tuesday.

23 Apr 2024, 07:53:48 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE:  PM Modi to campaign in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh today

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh today, April 23, a day before the campaigning for second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 ends.

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