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Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Highlights: JP Nadda says PM Modi moving ahead with focus on 'GYAN'

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Jammu’s Udhampur today, April 12 as part of Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Live Updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda addresses a public meeting for the Lok Sabha elections, in Sidhi on Friday. (JP Nadda-X)Premium
Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Live Updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda addresses a public meeting for the Lok Sabha elections, in Sidhi on Friday. (JP Nadda-X)

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that Jammu and Kashmir will get the statehood soon. The Prime Minister also said that the assembly elections in the erstwhile state will also be held soon. 

The PM was addressing a public rally in Jammu’s Udhampur today, April 12 as part of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The Prime Minister said his government had buried the wall of Article 370. He challenged the Congress to bring back the article that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. He also told the voters that he has fulfilled his guarantees in the past ten years. 

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Opposition for hurting religious sentiments by eating non-vegetarian food during Navratri, days after a video of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav eating fish was shared on social media

Union Minister Jitendra Singh is contesting the elections from the Udhampur Lok Sabha seat. This is PM Modi’s third visit to Jammu and Kashmir this year. Earlier, he addressed rallies while inaugurating several development projects on February 20 and March 7 in the erstwhile state.

The PM is also sheduled to address a public rally at 2:15 PM in Barmer, Rajasthan. Later in the day, PM Modi will hold a road show from Somnath Square to Gupteshwar Darwaja in Rajasthan's Dausa. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will also address an INDIA bloc rally in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The seat is crucial because BJP has fielded its Tamil Nadu president from here. PM Modi addressed a rally in Coimbatore earlier this week.

The nomination filing process for the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls to be held in 94 constituencies across 12 states on May 7 began on April 13, Friday. The Election Commission issued a notification on behalf of the President, in this regard, on Friday. April 19 is the last date for the filing nomination papers for the third phase.

In other events, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu to campaign for Sivaganga candidate T Dhevanathan Yadav on Friday. Shah is on a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu. He is also scheduled to participate in four road shows and a public meeting. 

Samajwadi Party (SP) national President, Akhilesh Yadav, along with their opposition INDIA bloc partner Congress, will start campaigning for the SP candidates for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls from the Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency on April 12.

Voting for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases with the first phase scheduled on April 19. The counting of votes will take place on June 4. Stay with LiveMint to track live updates on Lok Sabha elections.

12 Apr 2024, 10:32:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Rajasthan Congress holds meeting

Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra said, "A meeting of the 31-member campaign committee, that has been formed under the chairmanship of Ashok Gehlot, was held today...Everyone gave their feedback as to how our campaign should be...All of these have been discussed today. It was decided today that we will have a discussion with everyone once again tomorrow - to ensure that we make our war rooms at the Vidhan Sabha and district levels further active and take our Guarantee card to every household personally..."

12 Apr 2024, 05:12:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: JP Nadda says PM Modi moving ahead with focus on 'GYAN'

BJP national chief JP Nadda said PM Modi is moving ahead with focus on ‘GYAN’. Here 'GYAN represents: G- garib (poor), Y- yuva (youth), A- anndaata (farmer), N- nari shakti (Women power)

12 Apr 2024, 01:38:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Case filed against K Annamalai

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: A case has been registered against state BJP president and party candidate from Coimbatore, K Annamalai and Coimbatore District BJP Secretary Ramesh for allegedly campaigning in the Avarampalayam area last night beyond the permitted campaigning hours. The election code of conduct is that candidates who are contesting for parliamentary elections should end their campaigning by 10 pm.

12 Apr 2024, 01:27:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  They made Saharanpur centre of Fatwas, says Yogi Adityanath slamming opposition

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh was the one who gave the farmers the due respect in Independent India. And, the CM said, show the gratitude, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given him the Bharat Ratna... Be it SP, BSP or Congress people fell victim to their 'danga policy'... The Saharanpur which has so much potential to be developed as Kashi as a centre of education was made the city of communal agitation and the centre of Fatwas."

12 Apr 2024, 01:24:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: ‘Are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi safe?’ asks Mamata Banerjee

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressed a public rally in Coochbehar, on Friday. “Those people (BJP) say that Bengal is not safe. Are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi safe? Just ask them what work they have done. In the accident that happened in Jalpaiguri, compensation has been given by the state government but what have they done for those people?" she asked. 

12 Apr 2024, 01:03:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Mallikarjun Kharge's son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani files nomination papers

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress candidate from Kalaburagi and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani files his nomination, He was accompanied by DK Shivkumar and other leaders.

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12 Apr 2024, 01:01:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Omar Abdullah to contest from Baramulla seat

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Baramulla seat in North Kashmir.  The announcement was made by party president Farooq Abdullah on Friday. Senior party Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi will contest from Srinagar seat, Abdullah said. 

12 Apr 2024, 12:15:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Ram Mandir not an election issue, says PM Modi in Udhampur 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the Congress party for skilling the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Mandir held in January this year. 

“Congress says Ram Mandir is an election issue for BJP. I want to say that Ram Mandir was never an election issue, nor it will ever become an election issue. The struggle for Ram temple was going on even before the birth of the BJP… When foreign invaders destroyed our temples, the people of India fought to save their religious places. The leaders of Congress and its allies lived in big bungalows but when it came to changing the tent of Ram Lalla, they used to turn their back," PM Modi said during a rally in Jammu Udhampur. 

12 Apr 2024, 12:13:45 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: They eat non-veg during Navratri, PM Modi slams Opposition 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Opposition for hurting religious sentiments by eating non-vegetarian food. “I don’t have a problem with whatever one eats, but I oppose those who instigate beliefs…They eat non-veg during Navratri and tease people by showing the video," PM Modi said in Udhampur, days after a video of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav eating fish was shared on social media

12 Apr 2024, 12:03:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi changing his ‘family’ by contesting from Wayanad, says Smriti Irani

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Union Minister Smriti Irani accused Rahul Gandhi of changing his family by contesting from Wayanad. “You all must have seen that Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination and declared in writing that Wayanad is his family. It was okay till there. Then we heard from a leader of Karnataka that Rahul Gandhi said the people of Wayanad are more loyal... For 15 years (the people of Amethi) carried a useless MP who did no work, and remained missing even after winning. Now he is blaming the loyalty of Amethi. You all were also supportive. Now will he clarify what Amethi is for him if Wayanad is his home? I have seen people changing colour. This is the first time I have seen Rahul Gandhi changing his family," Irani said. 

12 Apr 2024, 11:46:09 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Statehood and assembly polls in J&K soon, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that Jammu and Kashmir will soon get the statehood. 

“Modi thinks far ahead. So what has happened so far is just the trailer. I have to get busy in creating a new and wonderful picture of the new Jammu and Kashmir. The time is not far when Assembly Elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir will get the status of statehood. You will be able to share your dreams with your MLA and your ministers," PM Modi said addressing a rally in Udhampur. 

12 Apr 2024, 11:39:46 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: No one has caused as much damage to J&K as the family-run parties have, says PM Modi in Udhampur

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the Congress, the National Conference and the PDP.

“The Congress, the National Conference, the PDP and all other parties want to take Jammu and Kashmir back to those old days. No one has caused as much damage to Jammu and Kashmir as these family-run parties have done. Here political party means of the family, by the family and for the family," he said addressing a rally in Udhampur.

12 Apr 2024, 11:36:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: I challenge Congress to bring back Article 370, PM Modi in Udhampur

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday challenged the Congress to bring back Article 370. 

“For the sake of power, they had built a wall of 370 in Jammu and Kashmir...Due to your blessings, Modi demolished the wall of Article 370. I have also buried the debris of that wall in the ground. I challenge any political party in India, especially Congress, to announce that they will bring back Article 370. This country won't even look at them," Modi said at a rally in Udhampur

12 Apr 2024, 11:28:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: I fulfilled my guarantee, says PM Modi to Udhampur voters

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Udhampur on Friday.

“I have been coming to Udhampur for the last several decades. I have been visiting the land of Jammu and Kashmir for the last 5 decades. I remember that during the Ekta Yatra in 1992 you gave me a grand welcome and honour here. You also know that then our mission was to hoist the tricolour at Red Square and the mothers and sisters here had given us a lot of blessings…In 2014, I had come back after visiting Mata Vaishno Devi and on this very ground, I had guaranteed you that I will free you from whatever several generations of Jammu and Kashmir have suffered. Today, with your blessings, Modi has fulfilled that guarantee.," PM Modi said addressing a public rally Udhampur.

12 Apr 2024, 11:26:17 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Water of Ravi used to go to Pakistan during Congress governments, says PM Modi in Jammu

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Addressing a public rally in Udhampur, PM Modi said that his guarantees will be fulfilled. "You remember how the weak governments of Congress kept the Shahpurkandi Dam stalled for decades. The fields of the farmers of Jammu were dry and the villages were in darkness, but our water of Ravi was going to Pakistan. Modi had given a guarantee to the farmers and has fulfilled it also," he said in Udhampur public rally. 

12 Apr 2024, 11:24:02 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Lakhs of families of J&K have the guarantee of free ration for the next 5 years, says PM Modi in Udhampur

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that lakhs of families of Jammu and Kashmir will get free ration for next five years. 

“I had told you to trust me and I will solve the problems of 60 years. I had guaranteed respect for the mothers and sisters here. I gave a guarantee that the poor would not have to worry about two meals a day. Today lakhs of families of Jammu and Kashmir have the guarantee of free ration for the next 5 years," the PM said addressing a public rally in Udhampur. 

12 Apr 2024, 11:08:33 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: EC has no time for Opposition: Digvijaya Singh

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has alleged that the Election Commission does not reply to the Opposition or provide time for meetings. Singh posed three basic questions regarding the voting machines to the poll body. 

"I have complaints with the Election Commission, they don't reply to us on any issue and don't give us time to meet. I have said this in the parliament and outside the House. I have three basic questions. Is it (EVM) a stand-alone machine? Does VVPAT have any connectivity with the internet? Third, I want to know which software you have installed in the VVPAT? Why don't they reply to these questions? A national party is seeking time since April 2023, but they don't give us time. I have complaints with the ECI, they are totally partial in their work," Singh said.

12 Apr 2024, 10:34:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BSP releases names of 9 candidates

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has released its fourth list comprising names of nine candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024. 

The Mayawati-led party has named Bhim Rajbhar from Azamgarh and Bal Krishna Chauhan as its candidate from Ghosi seat. Mohd Irfan will contest from Etah while Shyam Kishore Awasthi has been fielded from Dhaurhara seat.  The party has fielded Sacchidananda Pandey from the Faizabad seat. 

The party has fielded Daya Shankar Mishra as its candidate in Basti and Javed Simnani from Gorakhpur. In Chandauli, the BSP has named Satyendra Kumar Maurya as its candidate, while Dhaneshwar Gautam will contest the Robertsganj seat.

12 Apr 2024, 09:48:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Nominations for Phase 3 voting begins today

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The nomination filing process for the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls to be held in 94 constituencies across 12 states on May 7 began on April 13, Friday. The Election Commission issued a notification on behalf of the President, in this regard, on Friday.  April 19 is the last date for the filing nomination papers for the third phase.

12 Apr 2024, 09:26:47 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav to launch campaign from Pilibhit today

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will kick off the Opposition INDIA bloc's joint campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. 

12 Apr 2024, 09:02:34 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Dhairyasheel Mohite Patil resigns from BJP

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BJP leader Dhairyasheel Mohite Patil resigned from the primary membership of the party. He met Nationalist Congress Party - Sharadchandra Pawar party chief Sharad Pawar yesterday

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12 Apr 2024, 08:46:37 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Scuba divers perform voting awareness exercise 60 ft underwater near Chennai's Neelankarai 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Election Commission of India shared a video of scuba divers in Chennai enacting the voting process sixty feet underwater near Chennai's Neelankarai. The exercise, the poll panel said,  is its bid to create voter awareness.

12 Apr 2024, 08:39:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Election Commission in partial, says TMC leader Shantanu Sen

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: TMC leader Shantanu Sen has said that the election commission was ‘partial’. “For the first time, after independence, the Prime Minister along with his Minister selected the election commissioners... The entire country knows which party breaks law and order and follows the way of hooliganism. In West Bengal, TMC has been in power for three terms because of support from the common people. Those who don't get the love and support of people here, opt the way of hooliganism," Sen was quoted as saying by news agency ANI

12 Apr 2024, 08:24:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress likely to field Kanhaiya Kumar from a seat in Delhi, says report

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Congress party is likely to field former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Student’s Union president Kanhaiya Kumar from one of the three seats that it is contesting in the national capital. 

Kumar, who is presently in-charge of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections against Bhartiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh from Bihar’s Begusarai as a Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate.

12 Apr 2024, 08:23:24 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Rahul, Stalin to address INDIA bloc rally in Coimbatore

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address an INDIA bloc rally in Coimbatore, a crucial Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu. The BJP has fielded its  state president, K Annamalai, from the seat. PM Modi was in Coimbatore two days ago.

12 Apr 2024, 08:05:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to address public rally in Udhampur today 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Jammu’s Udhampur today, April 12 as part of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Union Minister Jitendra Singh is contesting the elections from the Udhampur Lok Sabha seat.

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