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Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP chief Amit Shah to file nomination tomorrow

With voting in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 set to begin in less than two weeks, political parties have upped the ante in their campaigns. Catch LIVE updates on elections 2019

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With voting in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 set to begin in less than two weeks, political parties have upped the ante in their campaigns.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a sharp attack on the Congress over dynastic politics saying that it was dangerous for a democracy. In an interview to a news channel, PM Modi said, dynastic politics is not my problem, but dynastic politics is a major threat to India's democracy. Targetting the Opposition for criticing Rafale deal, Modi said they cannot even think that defence deals can be done with full transparency. He claimed that his government was dedicated towards modernising the country’s defence infrastructure with acute transparency adding that because of government’s strict actions the fugitives had to flee the country. “Nobody can doubt the love for my country,” said PM Modi, adding People questioning Balakot air strike are foolish. “I was awake and in constant touch with jawans during Balakot air strike,” he explained.
 
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra teased a potential showdown with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national elections as she quipped "Why not Varanasi" - the Lok Sabha constituency of the PM - when party workers requested her to contest elections from Rae Bareli, her mother Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency.
 
Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections is on April 11.

Here is what made news about elections on Friday.

10:39 PM

Nishad Party quits grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh over Maharajganj seat

In a jolt to the SP-BSP-RLD 'Mahagathbandhan' in Uttar Pradesh, the Nishad Party on Friday parted ways with the fledgling anti-BJP alliance and said it could "look for other options".
9:43 PM

EC allots 'gift pack' symbol to Dhinakaran-led AMMK party

The Election Commission has allotted 'gift pack' as a symbol for candidates of the T T V Dhinakaran-led Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazagham for the coming Lok Sabha elections and assembly bypolls

9:25 PM

2019 polls: AAP to release manifesto by end of next month

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) plans to release its manifesto by the end of next month with a focus on issues related to women safety, health and education, according to news agency PTI.
9:07 PM

Congress releases list of candidates for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

7:41 PM

Amit Shah to file nomination for Lok Sabha Elections tomorrow

6:00 PM

BJD release list of 18 candidates for Lok Sabha elections

5:17 PM

Urmila Matondkar begins election campaign for Congress

5:12 PM

4:49 PM

BJP govt is anti-farmer, pro-rich, says Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday lashed out at the BJP, dubbing it "anti-farmer" and "pro-rich", and appealed to voters to oust the saffron party from power. "The BJP government is anti-farmer, anti-forces. Farmers are reeling in debt," she said at a "nukkad sabha" here on the last day of her three-day Uttar Pradesh visit. "The government's focus is only on helping the rich, making the rich richer." 

Priyanka Gandhi
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

4:36 PM

AAP fields its first transgender candidate from Uttar Pradesh

The AAP party has fielded its first transgender candidate from the Prayagraj seat in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2:05 PM

1:36 PM

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi seek adjournment of appeals filed in Supreme Court challenging the IT department's decision to reopen tax assessment related to the National Herald and Young India transactions. Next date of hearing is on 23rd April.
1:30 PM

When India takes a strict action against the terrorists and kill them in their homes, the opposition demands proof. When you go to vote, you'll have to decide the kind of govt you want. The one that enters home of enemies & kill them or the one that cringes: PM Modi
1:29 PM

BJP releases 12th list of 11 candidates in Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Rajasthan for Lok Sabha elections 2019.
1:03 PM

Congress MP from Tumkur, Muddahanumegowda on JDS to contest from Tumkur: I've no plans to take back my nomination. Rahul ji & other leaders spoke to me & asked me to reconsider this decision but if my workers insist that I should contest then I should act as per them.
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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 7:53 AM IST

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