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General Elections 2019

Rahul offers hug to PM Modi for his “Bhrashtachari” remark on father Rajiv Gandhi

A day after PM Modi’s ‘Bhrashtachari No. 1’ barb against Rajiv Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi replied with a “karma awaits you” message.
“Modiji, the battle is over. Your karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you. All my love and a huge hug,” Rahul tweeted

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Why Election Commission cant seek details of expenditure from PM Modi ? : Mamta Banerjee

Addressing back-to-back rallies in East Midnapore, Mamata Banerjee said, “We will ask the Election Commission (EC) to keep an account of the spendings in the prime minister’s public meetings. If the EC can seek details of expenditure from others, why not from him?”
The chief minister also alleged that BJPis doling out thousands of rupees to lure people to its rallies.

Phase 1 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : EC says Voter turnout same as 2014

NEW DELHI:
The Election Commission, in a press briefing, said Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections today were largely peaceful barring a few stray incidents. The Deputy Election Commissioner also spoke about the various complaints registered in Phase 1.

“570 poll complaints have been received and 547 decided,” he said. He also said that 15 EVMs have been damaged and legal action is being taken.

On the NaMo TV row, he said they got a report from Chief Electoral Officer Delhi and a report from I and B said it is not a channel. EC is examining the legal issues, he said.

PM Modi addresses people across 500 locations as part of ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign

Two weeks after he launched ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday afternoon, will interact with people who have pledged their support to the campaign, from 500 places across the country.Modi will also address BJP workers and the general public after which he will interact with people at different locations through video conferencing. On March 24, the BJP started registrations for the programme.

After Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi asked not to contest elections

BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The development comes just days after the name of LK Advani, another old warhorse of the saffron party, was missing from the candidate list.

In a statement to LutyensPost, Joshi said he was asked by party general secretary Ramlal to not contest the elections. A message doing the rounds on social media, reportedly by Joshi to the voters of Kanpur, also mentioned that he had been asked to stay out of the poll fray.

PM Modi’s popularity on rise after Pulwama attack

The popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the satisfaction level of the people with his government soared while Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s rise on rating chart crashed after the aerial strike on terror camps in Pakistan, according to the findings of the opinion poll.

Fifty-one per cent of the respondents interviewed on March 7 said they were very satisfied with the working of the Central government compared to 36 per cent on January 1. The net approval rating (which calculates the number of approvers minus the disapprovers) has risen to an all-time high of 62 per cent on March 7, almost doubling from 32 per cent at the start of the year.

“Modi becoming the Prime Minister once again is inevitable” : SM Krishna

BENGALURU: Former Karnataka ChiefMinister S M Krishna on Monday said he believes that Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister once again was “inevitable”.

The former external affairs minister also said he would campaign for the BJP in Karnataka in the Lok Sabha polls to ensure that more number of party candidates win from the state and Modi becomes Prime Minister once again.

“I believe in the principle that Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of this country once again is inevitable,” Krishna said.