LS polls LIVE: Karma awaits you, Rahul replies to PM's remark on his father
Fifth phase of polling will be held on Monday in 14 seats in UP, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 seats each in West Bengal and MP, 5 in Bihar, 4 in Jharkhand and two seats in J&K. Catch live updates here
With campaigning for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections now closed, political parties and their leaders have shifted focus to the seats that will go to polls in the sixth phase.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi on Sunday. Launching a fresh tirade against the opposition alliance, PM Modi said 'mahamilawati' parties do not want to acknowledge India's growing strength in the international arena.
Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took to Twitter to respond to PM Modi's remarks on his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
"The battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you," he said.
Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the Prime Minister took a dig at Rajiv Gandhi saying his life ended as 'Bhrashtachari No 1' (corrupt number 1).
The fifth phase of polling for 51 Lok Sabha seats will be held tomorrow, Monday. These 51 seats span across six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.
Key candidates in the fray include Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha and Arjun Ram Meghwal, and top Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP's campaigning, holding several rallies. BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and a host of Union ministers among others also canvassed for their party candidates in the past few days, undertaking whirlwind tours of constituencies.