Elections highlights: BJP-TMC blame game, Priyanka's Varanasi rally, & more

Highlights of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign on Wednesday

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with the party candidate Ajay Rai and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Baghel waves at the supporters during a roadshow for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi Wednesday
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with the party candidate Ajay Rai and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Baghel waves at the supporters during a roadshow for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi Wednesday | Photo: PTI
With voting in over 480 constituencies having concluded, focus has shifted to the seats heading for polling in the final phase of the election, on May 19. Today, Prime Minister Narendra addressed ralles in West Bengal's Basirhat and Diamond Harbour. general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a roadshow in Varanasi, a constituency represented by

The show of strength in the temple town comes nearly three weeks after held his own roadshow there, a day before filing his nomination papers.

The has fielded Ajay Rai against Modi, after much speculation that Priyanka Gandhi, who is in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh for the party, may herself take on Modi.

On Tuesday, and TMC supporters fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Amit Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police. Parts of the city plunged into a welter of violence as his convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties, officials said.

Furious supporters retaliated and were seen exchanging blows with their TMC rivals outside the college entrance.

Here are the highlights of all election related events today:

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