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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: UPSC postpones civil services preliminary exam to June 16 due to polls

Lok Sabha Election 2024: The Lok Sabha Elections 2024 are scheduled to take place starting April 19. The nationwide elections will be held in seven phases and the results will be declared on June 4.

'Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: An electoral officer demonstrates the functioning of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme for polling officials, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Guwahati, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)Premium
'Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: An electoral officer demonstrates the functioning of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme for polling officials, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Guwahati, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Highlights: The Lok Sabha Elections 2024 are scheduled to take place starting April 19. The nationwide elections will be held in seven phases and the results will be declared on June 4.

In India, general elections will be held across 28 states and eight Union territories. Besides, India became the world's most populous country across the world last year. So far, 17 general elections, over 400 state assembly elections, 16 presidential elections, and Vice presidential elections have been conducted in the country. 

Today, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) held a crucial meeting to discuss the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls that are scheduled to be held in seven phases beginning from April 19.

Earlier on 18 March, the BJP held one more core committee meeting at the party headquarters to deliberate on potential candidates for various states for the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

The states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Odisha, Sikkim, Maharashtra, and Gujarat were discussed in the core committee meeting.

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20 Mar 2024, 08:11:23 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: Meta unveils ‘comprehensive’ plan for tackling misinformation during upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Meta, the owner of popular social media companies like Instagram, Threads and Facebook, has unveiled a 'comprehensive approach' to limit misinformation, eliminate voter interference and increase transparency and accountability on its platform during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Recently, the Election Commission had announced that the 18th general elections will be held in seven phases from April 19 to June 1. Read here.

20 Mar 2024, 07:30:12 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: UPSC postpones civil services preliminary exam to June 16 due to Lok Sabha polls

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday postponed the civil services preliminary examination to June 16 from May 26 due to the Lok Sabha elections.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

"Due to the schedule of the impending general election, the commission has decided to postpone the civil services (preliminary) examination-2024 which also serves as screening test for Indian Forest Service examination, 2024, from 26-05-2024 to 16-06-2024," it said. (PTI)

20 Mar 2024, 07:12:11 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: This shows how the government is engaging in politics to deflect people from the real issues,' SP leader Dimple Yadav on 'Shakti' row

20 Mar 2024, 06:59:10 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: BJP workers are considering this festival of democracy as 'NaMo Utsav': Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: "The dates for the biggest festival of democracy have been announced, and all the party (BJP) workers are considering this festival of democracy as 'NaMo Utsav'," says Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

20 Mar 2024, 06:38:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: Punjab Police, central forces conduct flag march in Amritsar

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the country, Punjab Police along with central forces on Tuesday conducted a flag march in the Ranjit Avenue area in Amritsar.The main objective behind the flag march was to instill a sense of security among the residents.

Varinder Singh Khosa, ACP North Amritsar said, "Today the police along with central paramilitary forces are conducting a flag march to instil confidence among the public so that they can vote freely and strict action will be taken against anti-social elements...'' (ANI)

20 Mar 2024, 06:21:53 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: 'Why undercut my votes, it will only help BJP,' Shashi Tharoor slams CPI for fielding candidate in Thiruvananthapuram

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor slammed the Communist Party of India for fielding Pannian Raveendran from Thiruvananthapuram and said that the move by the left party will only help the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Speaking to reporters in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor said, “In the last two elections, the BJP came second, if they're (CPI) really so concerned about opposition unity why are they undercutting my vote by running a candidate whose campaigning has been entirely against me? I have not heard the left speak against the BJP; they're speaking against me all the time and trying to take away for example, minority votes." (ANI)

20 Mar 2024, 06:20:50 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: ‘INDIA bloc will win 300 seats,’ says Congress leader Manickam Tagore

Congress leader Manickam Tagore on Tuesday exuded confidence for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and said that the INDIA bloc will register victory on 300 seats in the upcoming General elections.

Soon after the Congress Central Election Committee meeting, which was held on Tuesday, Tagore said," Four hours of meeting has just concluded. Sonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge sat together with all state leaders, Chief Ministers, and others. Congress party is well prepared, and we are strategically announcing the candidates. The Congress will fight the battle to win and INDIA Alliance is going to win 300 seats." (ANI)

19 Mar 2024, 10:41:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: Nominations for first phase of polls in UP to begin

Nominations for the first phase of the seven-phase parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh will begin on Wednesday. Eight parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh -- Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Nagina (SC), Moradabad, Rampur and Pilibhit -- will vote in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 19.

According to the Election Commission, the notification for the polls will be issued on March 20, while March 27 is the last date for filing of nominations.

19 Mar 2024, 10:28:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: ‘MVA seat-sharing pact to be announced after March 20’

Congress leader and former Kerala LoP Ramesh Chennithala said the announcement of MVA seats will happen after March 20. "The Shiv Sena is united under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. The public is with him, and his workers are with him, so we do not have any problem with him (MNS chief Raj Thackeray). Shiv Sena is moving ahead under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray, we are with him in Maha Vikas Aghadi...," he told ANI.

19 Mar 2024, 09:09:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: Congress to release 3rd candidate list tomorrow?

"Tomorrow we will announce (our list of candidates)," says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah after the Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting in Delhi

19 Mar 2024, 08:06:26 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: 15 Congress leaders join BJP in Jodhpur

As many as 15 Congress leaders joined the BJP in Jodhpur on Tuesday in the presence of the Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma. Sharma took a dig at the Congress and said no one wants to be with the party which has no future. "Earlier it was said that there is a hole in Congress's boat. But now their entire boat is sinking. Who would like to sit in a sinking boat?" he was quoted by PTI as saying.

19 Mar 2024, 06:49:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: 'NDA seat sharing in Maharashtra will complete in 2-3 days'

On NDA seat sharing, Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant said, "... The seat sharing will complete in 2-3 days..." On reports of Congress leader Priya Dutt likely to join Shiv Sena, he says, "Let there be suspense..."

19 Mar 2024, 05:40:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Live: Congress' CEC meeting underway in Delhi

The Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting of Congress is underway at AICC headquarters in Delhi.

19 Mar 2024, 05:23:12 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP kept giving opportunities to him Pashupati Kumar Paras, says Bihar Deputy CM

On Pashupati Kumar Paras resigning as Union Minister and alleging 'injustice' in NDA, Bihar Deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha said, “...BJP-NDA respects everyone and gives opportunities to everyone. BJP respects the old members and welcomes the new ones & gives opportunities to them too." 

“Chirag Paswan - a member of his family - should have received the opportunity after the demise of his father. But the party kept giving opportunities to him (Pashupati Kumar Paras). He became a cabinet minister...Everyone is given respect, there is no problem at all. PM Modi takes everyone together and gives their due respect when the time is right," he added. His statement came a day after the NDA in Bihar announced its seat-sharing pact.

19 Mar 2024, 04:39:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Congress' 5 big promises to youth, women, farmers and minority

The Congress had announced five promises each for the youth, women, farmers, labourers and minority of the country ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Check them out here

19 Mar 2024, 02:53:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi's 'vinash' dig at Opposition over 'Shakti'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Tamil Nadu, "Hamare shastra sakshi hai ki vinash unka hota hai jo Shakti ko khatam karne ka vichar rakhte hai'…[Our scriptures bear witness to the fact that destruction happens to those who think of destroying power]"

19 Mar 2024, 02:20:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘This is DMK’s real face', says PM Modi in Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "You all are witness to the kind of behaviour INDI alliance does with women. When former state CM J. Jayalalithaa was alive you all know how DMK leaders behaved with her. This is DMK's real face..."

19 Mar 2024, 02:11:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP accuses Congress of violating Model Code of Conduct; files two complaint with Election Commission

The Bharatiya Janata Party filed two complaints against Congress with the State Election Commission on Tuesday for violating the Model Code of Conduct and alleged that forms to get 1,500 per month are being filled in the offices of the block development office and panchayats to woo the voters by the Congress.

On Tuesday, the former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur led a BJP delegation and filed two complaints with the Chief Electoral Officer in Shimla.

Jai Ram Thakur has accused the state government and the Chief Minister of providing the benefits of 1500 honorarium to women .

19 Mar 2024, 02:05:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘We will release manifesto once all work is completed’, says Deepender Hooda

On CWC meeting today, Congress MP Deepender Hooda says, "Today, we had discussions regarding the Congress manifesto. We will release the manifesto once all the work is completed. All sections of society are tired of the BJP. We will work on the development of all sections...The 5 Nyay that were discussed during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra have been included in the manifesto..."

19 Mar 2024, 02:00:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP's Pravin Darekar on Raj Thackeray's meeting with Amit Shah

BJP leader Pravin Darekar on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah

"...With leaders joining us, the stature of the (NDA) alliance will only rise...Seat-sharing will happen properly and BJP will do well in the state."

19 Mar 2024, 01:58:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'PM Modi's '400 paar' claim 'hollow', INDIA bloc will get clear majority to form govt', says Baghel

In an interview with PTI, the former Chhattisgarh chief minister also claimed that the Lok Sabha polls will be Narendra Modi versus the "whole of India".

He expressed confidence that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) will get a majority to form the government at the Centre, while the Congress would be victorious in more than half of the 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh.

19 Mar 2024, 01:49:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Bhupesh Baghel on Congress win in Lok Sabha Polls 2024

Congress will win more than half of 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel.

19 Mar 2024, 01:47:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: NDA got new energy following seat-sharing deal with PMK: PM Modi in TN.

NDA got new energy following seat-sharing deal with PMK: PM Modi in TN.

19 Mar 2024, 01:47:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress will win more than half of 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, claims Bhupesh Baghel

'Congress will win more than half of 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, claims Bhupesh Baghel. (PTI)

19 Mar 2024, 01:14:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP MLA resigns from Gujarat assembly ahead of LS polls, says it's not a pressure tactic

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ketan Inamdar on Tuesday tendered his resignation from the state assembly, saying he listened to his "inner voice" and that nothing is bigger than self-respect.

Inamdar also said his move was not a pressure tactic and that he will work to ensure the victory of BJP candidate Ranjan Bhatt from Vadodara seat in the upcoming parliamentary polls.

19 Mar 2024, 01:07:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘Party workers are very enthusiastic’, says Uttarakhand CM Dhami

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami says, "...The process of filing nominations will begin on 22nd March. The first nomination will be from Almora Lok Sabha constituency. On 23rd March, nomination from Haridwar will be filed. On the 26th, nominations will be filed from Tehri and Pauri Garhwal. On the 27th, nomination will be filed from Nainital Lok Sabha. Party workers are very enthusiastic...We will be present at all nomination filings..."

19 Mar 2024, 01:07:04 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Seat-sharing arrangement issue with JD(S) will be resolved amicably, says State BJP chief

With JD(S) indicating its unhappiness over the seat-sharing issue for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Karnataka BJP President B Y Vijayendra on Tuesday said he has spoken to its leadership after consulting his party's high command and expressed confidence that the matter would be resolved amicably. He said BJP and JD(S) leadership are discussing "everything and there will be a happy ending."

19 Mar 2024, 01:02:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘If BJP is concerned about opposition unity…’, Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says, "...Last two elections the BJP came second, if they're really so concerned about opposition unity why are they undercutting my vote by running a candidate whose campaigning has been entirely against me? I have not heard the left speaking against the BJP, they're speaking against me all the time and trying to take away for example minority votes. This is a tactic which can only help the third party namely the BJP, so I'm asking the CPI what are you talking about? Why are you doing this here? And then demanding alliance between Dharma and Wayanad be consistent that's my message."

19 Mar 2024, 12:48:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Rise in number of candidates losing security deposit over the years

Over 71,000 candidates have lost their security deposit since the first Lok Sabha polls in 1951 for failing to secure a minimum of one-sixth of the total valid votes polled in their respective constituencies, according to an analysis of the Election Commission data.

In the 2019 elections, a staggering 86 percent of candidates suffered this fate.

19 Mar 2024, 12:42:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘Injustice has been done with us’, says Pashupati after resignation

RLJP President Pashupati Kumar Paras says, "Yesterday, the NDA alliance announced the list of 40 candidates for Bihar Lok Sabha...Our party had five MPs & I worked with utmost sincerity...Injustice has been done with us & our party. Therefore, I resign from the post of Union Minister."

19 Mar 2024, 12:32:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'It is BJP's character that they take no note of us' says RJD leader after Pashupati's resignation

On RLJP President Pashupati Kumar Paras's resignation, RJD leader Mrityunjay Tiwari says, "It is BJP's character that they take no note of us once their means are justified. With Pashupati Paras, they did the same thing which they had done with their allies before... First broke Chirag Paswan's party and brought Chirag Paswan with them..."

19 Mar 2024, 12:27:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Rijiju confident of winning fourth term from Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Kiren Rijiju dismissed notions of an anti-incumbency wave against him in the Arunachal West Parliamentary seat and exuded confidence in securing a fourth term.

The Union Earth Sciences minister asserted that political opposition is a natural facet of democracy, stressing that dissent from certain quarters does not equate to anti-incumbency.

19 Mar 2024, 12:17:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP's Vinod Tawde in Delhi to meet MNS chief Raj Thackeray

BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde reaches a private hotel in Delhi to meet MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

19 Mar 2024, 12:01:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024: ‘Ab jinka nahi ho raha hai voh batayein’, Bihar deputy CM on NDA seat sharing

On NDA seat sharing, Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Chaudhary says, "NDA's seat-sharing had been done yesterday. 'Ab jinka nahi ho raha hai voh batayein'. BJP & NDA is ready to win all the seats in Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections"

19 Mar 2024, 11:41:25 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024: RLJP President Pashupati Kumar Paras Pashupati Kuma Paras resigns as Union Minister

RLJP President Pashupati Kumar Paras Pashupati Kuma Paras resigns as Union Minister, a day after his nephew's party got 5 seats in Bihar NDA seat alliance

19 Mar 2024, 11:41:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Moradabad constituency Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha election 2024; voting to take place on April 19

Moradabad is one of the 80 constituencies in Western Uttar Pradesh that is going to poll in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Voting for the 80 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh is set to take place in seven stages, spanning from April 19 to June 1. Moradabad votes in the first phase on April 19.

Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments: Barhapur; Kanth; Thakurdwara; Moradabad Rural; and Moradabad Nagar region.

19 Mar 2024, 11:30:50 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘This election will make history for BJP, PM Modi’, Assam BJP chief Bhabesh Kalita

Assam state BJP president Bhabesh Kalita on Tuesday said that the BJP is confident of "making history" in Assam in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls adding that the people of the state like Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"There is no opposition and wait for the results. The entire environment is only in favour of BJP and NDA. This election will make history for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Bhabesh Kalita told ANI.

19 Mar 2024, 11:24:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: When EC struck off names of women voters enrolled as someone's mother, wife

While preparing the electoral rolls for India's first Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission faced a peculiar problem. In some states, many women voters had enrolled themselves by their relationship with the male members of their family instead of providing their own names.

Special efforts were made to raise public awareness about the issue and such women voters got a special extension to have their names added to the electoral rolls for the 1951-52 polls.

19 Mar 2024, 11:11:42 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: People gather in large numbers to witness PM Modi's roadshow in Kerala | Watch video

Kerala: People in large numbers gathered to witness the roadshow of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Palakkad.

19 Mar 2024, 11:01:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi holds roadshow in Kerala's Palakkad | Watch video

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow underway in Kerala's Palakkad.

19 Mar 2024, 10:59:09 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘It is Narendra Modi who is fighting’, says BJP leader Anil Vij

On Lok Sabha elections, former state minister & BJP leader Anil Vij says, "For all Lok Sabha seats, our candidate is Narendra Modi. So, we have started campaigning everywhere. No matter who is the candidate, it is Narendra Modi who is fighting..."

19 Mar 2024, 10:49:01 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: President Droupadi Murmu accepts resignation of Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan

President Droupadi Murmu has accepted the resignation of Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement on Tuesday.

It also said that the President is "pleased to appoint C P Radhakrishnan, Governor of Jharkhand, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry in addition to his own duties until regular arrangements are made."

19 Mar 2024, 10:26:14 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘It's a strong alliance’, says Annamalai after seat-sharing deal with PMK

After PMK founder S Ramadoss and Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai signed the seat-sharing agreement, K Annamalai says "It is a strong alliance. The political scenario has changed due to the decision taken by the PMK to align with the BJP-led NDA. We came to Thailapuram from Coimbatore overnight. Both leaders Ramadoss and Anbumani Ramadoss will be taking part in the public meeting in Selam today where PM Modi will deliver his speech."

19 Mar 2024, 10:19:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: CWC meet begins

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting begins at the AICC headquarters in Delhi in the presence of party president Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, MP Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders.

19 Mar 2024, 10:12:10 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP clinches seat-sharing deal with PMK in Tamil Nadu

The BJP on Tuesday clinched a seat-sharing deal with the Dr S Ramadoss-headed Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) in Tamil Nadu for the April 19 Lok Sabha polls, allotting 10 seats to the regional party.

BJP state president K Annamalai and PMK founder Ramadoss signed the pact at the Thailapuram residence of the latter here.

The PMK is a Vanniyar community-dominated party and has significant influence in some of the northern districts of the state.

19 Mar 2024, 10:04:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi arrive at AICC headquarters for CWC meet

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party MP Rahul Gandhi arrive at the AICC headquarters in Delhi to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

19 Mar 2024, 09:56:25 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Jairam Ramesh arrives at AICC headquarters in Delhi to attend CWC meet

Congress General Secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh arrives at the AICC headquarters in Delhi to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

19 Mar 2024, 09:55:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 'Congress not getting candidates to contest as they fear PM Modi's wave', says Karnataka BJP president

Karnataka BJP President BY Vijayendra looked charged up after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state and called the visit a morale booster for the party workers.

Vijayendra also claimed that Congress is facing difficulty in finding candidates as they are hesitating to contest the election fearing their defeat following PM Modi's wave.

19 Mar 2024, 09:43:09 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘We want Supreme Court-monitored Lok Sabha election 2024’, Derek O’Brien

Senior TMC leader Derek O’Brien on Tuesday said the party wants Supreme Court-monitored Lok Sabha polls as BJP's tricks are "destroying" institutions like the Election Commission.

The TMC party leader in Rajya Sabha wondered whether the BJP is so nervous of facing the people that it is turning the EC into "its party office".

"BJP's filthy tricks destroying institutions like Election Commission of India. Are BJP so nervous to face people that they are turning ECI into a party office to target Opposition? ECI or His Master's Voice?" He posted on X.

19 Mar 2024, 09:40:13 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM Modi to address rally in Tamil Nadu's Salem today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in this western town on Tuesday, a day after he held a well attended roadshow in nearby Coimbatore. Alliance party leaders, including PMK founder S Ramadoss are likely to attend the public meeting.

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