Lok Sabha election 2019 live updates- ‘Until 5 years back, India was a follower, now a leader’: PM Modi

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, which are scheduled to be held in seven phases beginning from April 1, poll campaigns across the country have gathered heat.

PM Narendra Modi will on Sunday interact with ‘chowkidars’ from over 500 locations across the country in ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ programme. Taking forward the BJP poll campaign, party president Amit Shah is scheduled to address two public meetings in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also set to kick off in earnest the campaign of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in Karnataka on Sunday by addressing a joint rally of the partners on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

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Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Andhra Pradesh

Congress president will shortly address a public meeting in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijaywada.

Why did Modi ji leave Gujarat and contest from Varanasi, asks Randeep Surjewala

“Why did Modi ji leave Gujarat and contest from Varanasi? Was he not confident in Gujarat? These are immature and childish comments. She(Smriti Irani) will complete a hattrick of losses,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala when asked whether Rahul Gandhi not confident in Amethi so contesting on 2 seats.

Fight against those who seek to divide India on basis of colour, language: Surjewala

“This is fight against those who seek to divide India on basis of colour, language,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad, Amethi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad apart from Amethi, announces senior leader AK Antony.

‘We work with commitment, not confusion’: PM Modi

“Our vision and priorities are clear. We work with commitment, and not confusion,” said PM Narendra Modi while addressing a media conclave.

‘Until 5 years back, India was a follower, now a leader’: PM Modi

Until 5 years back, all other nations would make rules and India used to follow, now India is a leader, said PM Narendra Modi at a media conclave.

Ballots attract tourists as India goes to vote

Being promoted as the ‘Kumbh Mela’ of elections, international and national tourism firms are hoping to cash-in on the world’s largest polling exercise — the Indian General Elections 2019 — to give a boost to their businesses.

Accordingly, everyone from tour operators, online sales agents and niche guide-touring firms are promoting the electoral process as a theme-based holiday package.

“I think the process in itself is amazing. Just the sheer number of people voting. We have customers travelling in India at the moment and they have been following the polls,” Nicholas Wood, Director of the London-based firm Political Tours told IANS.

Mamata, Kejriwal to attend TDP’s mega rally in Visakhapatnam

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will campaign for Telugu Desam Party headed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at a mega rally in the port town of Visakhapatnam on Sunday evening.

Though a galaxy of other leaders from the proposed “mahagathbhandhan” (grand alliance) of anti-BJP parties including Janatal Dal (S) president Deve Gowda, DMK president M K Stalin, Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdulla were also invited the rally to showcase the opposition unity, they are not able to make it due to hectic campaigning in their respective states, a TDP leader familiar with the development said.

Rahul Gandhi to address coalition rally in Karnataka

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to kick off in earnest the campaign of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in the state on Sunday by addressing a joint rally of the partners on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

Gandhi has already addressed rallies in Kalaburagi and held a meeting with entrepreneurs in Bengaluru. However, these were exclusively Congress events. Sunday’s rally is set to be a projection of coalition strength and all senior leaders from the state, including former prime minister HD Deve Gowda will be present.

PM Modi set to address ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ programme

PM Narendra Modi is on Sunday scheduled to address the nation from over 500 locations across the country.

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