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Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Highlights: RSS, BJP trying to change Indian Constitution, says Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Highlights: Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP are trying to destroy India's Constitution and change India's Constitution.

Wayanad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, in Wayanad, Kerala, Monday, April 15, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)Premium
Wayanad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, in Wayanad, Kerala, Monday, April 15, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies in Gaya and Purnea of Bihar as part of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2024 on April 16. The Prime Minister said in his address in Gaya said that former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal is the biggest face of ‘jungle raj’ in the state. He also blamed the RJD for trying to take credit for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's work. 

"RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don't have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD is the biggest face of jungle raj in Bihar...RJD has given only two things to Bihar - jungle raj aur bhrashtachar," he said. 

This is PM Modi's third visit to Bihar in about two weeks. Gaya votes in the first phase on April 19 and Purnea will vote in the second phase on April 26.

The BJP released its 12th list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The list had names of seven candidates from Maharashra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The Aam Aadmi Party also released a list of 4 candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Punjab.

The Prime Minister will address a rally in Balurghat and Raiganj of West Bengal today. Both the seats will vote in the second phase of general elections on April 26. 

Among other top leaders from the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah  addressed a rally in Palora of Jammu. Shah is also scheduled to address a public meeting in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand. Jammu votes on April 26 and Kotdwar under Garhwal constituency will vote in the first phase of voting on April 19. BJP national president JP Nadda campaigned in Tamil Nadu. All  39 seats of Tamil Nadu will vote in the first phase on April 19.

From the opposition camp, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi continued his campaign in Kerala. During the roadshow in Wayanad, Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP are trying to destroy India's Constitution and change India's Constitution. “The Congress party and the INDIA alliance are trying to save the Constitution, he said.  

Rahul's sister and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is scheduled to be a part of a road shows in Jorhat in Assam and Agartala in Tripura, today. Congress President Malikarjun Kharge will be attending public meetings in Nagaland and Karnataka.

Meanwhile, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has announced names of candidates for 11 Lok Sabha seats. The party has fielded Athar Jamal Lari from Varanasi against Prime Minister Modi. The Congress has fielded Ajay Rai from the seat. The BSP has also fielded Srikala Singh wife of gangster-turned-politician Dhananjay Singh from Jaunpur Lok Sabha seat. Former Lok Sabha MP, Dhananjay was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by Jaunpur MP/ MLA court in March.

In another news, the Supreme Court is expected to hear a plea seeking cross-verification of the votes cast in EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) today.

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. 

16 Apr 2024, 11:08:00 PM IST

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16 Apr 2024, 06:39:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Election Commission bans Congress leader  Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hrs

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Election Commission on Tuesday imposed a ban on Congress leader Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over his alleged derogatory remarks against BJP MP Hema Malini. 

The Election Commission last Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Surjewala for his alleged "undignified, uncivilised and vulgar" remarks against Malini.

16 Apr 2024, 06:22:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BJP Nadda takes roadshow in Tamil Nadu 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda on Tuesday held a roadshow in Tamil Nadu’s Paramakudi in the district. He joined the road show in support of NDA candidate and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Panneerselvam, an expelled AIADMK leader, is contesting from Ramanathapuram as an independent candidate as part of the BJP-led NDA. Tamil Nadu goes to polls on April 19.

16 Apr 2024, 05:52:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari releases manifesto for Nagpur

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday released his own manifesto for the people of Nagpur ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024. In his manifesto, the BJP candidate from Nagpur promised to create one lakh jobs in the next five years if re-elected and put the urban constituency in Maharashtra among top five cities in terms of development and cleanliness. 

16 Apr 2024, 05:37:25 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: It is not correct to take step that can overlap legal and judicial process, says EC

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Amid the allegations by the Opposition of the specific targeting of opposition party leaders by central probe agencies, the Election Commission on Tuesday said that even though it is committed of providing level playing field to political parties but it is not correct to take any step that can overlap the legal and judicial process.

Several political parties from the INDIA bloc had approached the poll panel seeking its intervention in the alleged misuse of probe agencies by the government to target their leaders over graft.

16 Apr 2024, 04:48:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain among AAP’s star campaigners in Gujarat

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday released the list of star campaigners for the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat. The list mentioned the name of top AAP leaders who are currently behind bars and other big leaders.

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, senior AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal, and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann are among the 40 AAP leaders mentioned in the list.

16 Apr 2024, 04:32:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Confident of victory in Satara by over 2 lakh votes, BJP's Udayanraje Bhosale

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Uddayanraje Bhosale, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is contesting Lok Sabha election from Satara seat on BJP ticket. On Monday, he expressed confidence that he would win the election with a massive margin of over 2 lakh votes. 

 

"This is a national election and candidates were announced as per the phases. Satara votes in the third phase on May 7 and the candidature has been announced at the right time...I am confident of winning the seat by over two lakh votes," he said.

16 Apr 2024, 03:35:40 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena likely to contest elections from Thane and Palghar

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections from Thane and Palghar Lok Sabha seats in the state, amid tussle with the local BJP leaders who have staked claims over these two seats.

16 Apr 2024, 03:19:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Separating Kukis and Meiteis against idea of India, says Congress leader

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress Lok Sabha poll candidate  A Bimol Akoijam on Tuesday said that separating Kukis and Meiteis geographically in violence-hit Manipur in the name of ‘safety’ is against the ‘very idea of India’.

An associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s School of Social Sciences, Akoijam asserted that as long as the two communities continue to be citizens of the country, they will have to live and work together.

16 Apr 2024, 02:43:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi to address two public meetings in Karnataka on Wednesday 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address a public event in Karnataka on Wednesday to campaign for his party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024. He will address public gathering in Mandya and Kolar.

16 Apr 2024, 02:34:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BJP announces four candidates for UP assembly bypolls

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday declared four candidates for the bypolls which will be held on four assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh along with Lok Sabha elections 2024. The saffron party declared Arvind Singh, Shailendra Kumar Shailu, and Shravan Gaur as its candidates for Dadraul, Gainsari, Duddhi assembly seats.

16 Apr 2024, 02:10:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Kerala CM asks PM Modi to do self-introspection about UP’s development rankings 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark against the Kerala government, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday asked the PM to introspect the situation of the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. 

 

He further said while levelling intense allegations about Kerala, the PM should look into the accolades the state had been bestowed upon by the union government led by him. To substantiate his point, the CM listed a handful of national rankings ranging from the Niti Ayog's sustainable development index to health and poverty indexes in which the state ranked top. The Left veteran said his government had not easily obtained these recognitions. "All these recognitions were not received from the wayside," he told reporters here, reported PTI.

16 Apr 2024, 01:51:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Results of June 4 will decide the security of this Seemanchal, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those doing vote bank politics have put the security of Purnia and Seemanchal in Bihar at stake by making them a hub of illegal infiltration.

"Our Dalits, deprived, backward and poor have become its victims. Even the houses of our Dalit brothers were burnt. But I want to assure you that every element that is playing with the security of the country is under the government's watch. The results of June 4 will decide the security of this Seemanchal. And those who are opposing CAA for political gains should also know one thing - this is Modi, he is neither going to be afraid nor bow down," the PM said addressing a rally in Bihar’s Purnea. 

16 Apr 2024, 01:47:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Agnipath scheme is an insult to the Indian Army, says Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre for  Agnipath scheme calling it an insult to Indian Army. “The Agnipath scheme is an insult to the Indian Army and the brave youth who dream of protecting the country. This is not a scheme of the Indian Army but a scheme that was formulated in Narendra Modi's office which has been imposed on the Army," Gandhi said in a post on X.  The Congress has promised to scrap the scheme in its election manifesto. 

16 Apr 2024, 01:36:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: ‘My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I am not a terroris,’ says Arvind Kejriwal's in a message from jail 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who worked "like a son and a brother for the country and the people of Delhi", sent out a message from Tihar hail. “My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I am not a terrorist," Sanjay Singh said quoting a message from Kejriwal at a press conference. Kejriwal is in Tihar jail in connection with his alleged role in the Delhi Liquor Policy scam. 

16 Apr 2024, 01:22:40 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: 25 Cr people came out of poverty when we worked day and night, says PM Modi in Purnea, Bihar

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that his government will work for developing connectivity through Vande Bharat and Namo Bharat trains in the Seemanchal area. 'Aapke Sapne Hi Modi Ka Sankalp Hai.'..25 crore people came out of poverty when we worked day and night for them," the PM said addressing a rally in Bihar's Purnea. 

16 Apr 2024, 01:10:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Development of Bihar is our mission, says PM Modi 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that development of Bihar is his government's mission. “Today, for the NDA govt, the deprived and exploited sections are the priority. 'Jisko kisi ne nahi poochha, hum usko pooj rahe hain'. There was a time when the central govt would term Bihar as backward...But we have made the development of Seemanchal and Purnea our mission," Modi said addressing a rally in Bihar's Purnea. 

16 Apr 2024, 12:56:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Sometimes I feel, Congress wants BJP to win, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) president and former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that sometimes he feels that Congress is allied with the Bharatiya Janata Party as it does not take any steps to strengthen the party. "Sometimes I doubt that Congress is allied with the BJP. Earlier, 23 leaders were fighting for a change in the system in Congress, but the leadership was not listening to anything. When issues were raised, they said that they were talking in the BJP's language. Sometimes I feel that they (Congress) themselves want the BJP to win," Ghulam Nabi Azad told ANI.

16 Apr 2024, 12:52:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Dimple Yadav files nomination from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Mainpuri Lok Sabha Seat, Dimple Yadav files her nomination papers. Her husband and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav is also present. BJP has fielded Uttar Pradesh Minister Jaiveer Singh from the Mainpuri seat.

16 Apr 2024, 12:47:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: People of J&K have benfited under PM Modi's govt, says Amit Shah in Jammu

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that people of Jammu and Kashmir have benefited from the BJP government led by Prime Minister Modi in last ten years.  "If someone has benefitted the maximum in the 10 years of PM Modi's govt then it has been the brothers and sisters of Jammu and Kashmir...There was a time when stone pelting, blasts and 'manhoos saya' of Article 370 loomed over Jammu and Kashmir. Today, it has been scrapped...The youth have laptops instead of stones in their hands."

16 Apr 2024, 12:43:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: RSS, BJP trying to destroy Constitution, says Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP are trying to destroy India's Constitution and change India's Constitution. “The Congress party and the INDIA alliance are trying to save the Constitution. Narendra Modi is the instrument of 5-6 of India's biggest richest business people. His goal is to distract India's people from the real issues. That is why sometimes you will see him doing puja underneath the sea...sometimes he tells the people of India we will bring the Olympics to India. Another time he will say we are going to send one man to the Moon. He never talks about unemployment or price rise. He protects the richest people in the country and forgives their bank loans. I don't know if you saw his interview with ANI yesterday. I don't know if you saw his face, his eyes, he was trying to defend the biggest corruption scandal on the planet through which BJP has got thousands of crores of rupees by extorting them from India's businessmen," Gandhi said in Wayanad where is campaigning. 

16 Apr 2024, 12:08:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Pride for Bihar that PM Modi is doing election rallies, says LJP chief Chirag Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan said on Tuesday that it is a pride for Bihar that PM Modi is addressing election rallies. "It is a pride for Bihar that PM Modi is doing election rallies here. People like him a lot. We will win all the 40 seats. PM Modi speaks what is relevant. Everything will be clear on June 4," news agency PTI quoted Paswan as saying.

 

 

16 Apr 2024, 12:06:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Watch: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hold roadshow in Wayanad

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a roadshow in Wayanad. CPI(M) has fielded Annie Raja from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat and BJP has fielded its state unit chief K Surendran.

16 Apr 2024, 11:41:57 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BJP, AAP release candidate list for Lok Sabha Polls

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The BJP released its 12th list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The list had names of seven candidates from Maharashra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The Aam Aadmi Party also released a list of 4 candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Punjab.

16 Apr 2024, 11:34:22 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Watch: Tamil Nadu CM and DMK president MK Stalin playing football during election campaign

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Watch: Tamil Nadu CM and DMK president MK Stalin plays football and meets local players during the election campaign in Kolathur, Tamil Nadu

16 Apr 2024, 11:20:44 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: RJD trying to take credit for Nitish Kumar's work, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Rashtriya Janata Dal of taking credit for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's work in poll campaigns. 'Ghamandia Gathbandhan' has no vision or trust. When they go on asking for votes, then do so on the work done by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Entire Bihar knows why they try and take credit for the work done by Nitish ji and the central govt."

16 Apr 2024, 11:18:28 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: RJD biggest face of ‘jungle raj’ in Bihar, says PM Modi in Gaya

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: "RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don't have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD is the biggest face of jungle raj in Bihar...RJD has given only two things to Bihar - jungle raj aur bhrashtachar," he said.

16 Apr 2024, 11:13:03 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Sanjay Singh to campaign for INDIA bloc candidates 

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh will campaign on INDIA bloc seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Singh, the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, will campaign for Congress candidate in Nagpur today. Sanjay Singh will address a joint election rally with Akhilesh Yadav for Samajwadi Party candidate in Uttar Pradesh on April 17.

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16 Apr 2024, 11:10:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Modi's ‘guarantee card’ has been updated, says PM 

 Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that his ‘guarantee card’ has been updated, referring to BJP's manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. 

“For the next five years, Modi's 'guarantee card' has been updated. Three crore houses will be made for the poor, the poor will get free ration for the next five years, those above 70 years of age will receive free treatment upto 5 lakhs, PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi will be continued. All these are Modi's guarantees," PM Modi said addressing a rally in Bihar's Gaya. 

16 Apr 2024, 10:57:46 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BSP fields Dhananjay Singh's wife from Jaunpur

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The BSP has also fielded Srikala Singh wife of gangster-turned-politician Dhananjay Singh from Jaunpur Lok Sabha seat. Former Lok Sabha MP, Dhananjay was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by Jaunpur MP/ MLA court in March.

16 Apr 2024, 09:37:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: BSP fields Athar Jamal Lari against PM Modi in Varanasi

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has announced names of candidates for 11 Lok Sabha seats. The party has fielded Athar Jamal Lari from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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16 Apr 2024, 09:13:06 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE:  Watch: Polling parties leave by helicopter to Naxal-hit areas in Chhattisgarh

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections, polling teams leave by helicopter to Naxal-hit areas, in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh.  Eleven Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh will go to polls in three phases on April 19, April 26 and May 7. Bastar will be the only seat to go to polls in the first phase on April 19. (ANI)

16 Apr 2024, 08:31:27 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshows in Assam and Tripura today

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is scheduled to be a part of two roadshows in Jorhat in Assam and Agartala in Tripura, today. 

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16 Apr 2024, 08:17:20 AM IST

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: PM Modi to address four rallies today

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four election rallies across two states on April 16 as part of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The Prime Minister is scheduled to address public meetings in Gaya and Purnea of Bihar. This will be PM Modi's third visit to Bihar in about two weeks. Gaya votes in the first phase on April 19 and Purnea will vote in the second phase on April 26. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address a rally in Balurghat and Raiganj of West Bengal today. Both the seats will vote in the second phase of general elections on April 26.

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