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Election 2019: Congress to Complain to EC After Shivraj 'Threatened' Chhindwara Collector

News18.com | April 24, 2019, 11:34 PM IST
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Election 2019: Hinting at an alleged conspiracy behind denying his chopper permission to land, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister warned the "sycophant" collector of dire consequence once BJP comes to power. "Mamata Banerjee doesn't let chopper land in Bengal, and now Kamal Nath isn't letting chopper land in Madhya Pradesh. Hear it well, you sycophant collector, our day will also come. Then what will happen to you?" he asked. Chouhan was allegedly denied permission to land chopper in MP's Umreth after 5 pm.

A week after getting EC notice for using an expletive against Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Himachal Pradesh chief Satpal Singh Satti has made another controversial comment. Addressing a gathering in Mandi, he said, "Those who'll point fingers at PM Modi, their hands will be chopped off."
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Apr 24, 2019 10:24 pm (IST)

Cong to Complain Against Shivraj Chouhan For Threatening Collector | Congress will be lodging a complaint against former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday for using threatening and derogatory language against Chhindwara collector. The BJP leader had threatened the collector for not allowing his chopper to land. " What will happen to you when our time comes.," he said in a rally earlier.  

Apr 24, 2019 9:46 pm (IST)

Didn't File Tax Returns Because I Was Serving The People, Says BJP's Mandi Candidate | The Himachal Pradesh Congress has lodged a complaint with the ECI against BJP's Mandi candidate Ram Swaroop Sharma after Income Tax officials condoned him for not filing his tax returns over the last four years. Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Kuldeep Singh Rathore alleged that in his affidavit submitted to IT authorities, Sharma said he could not file his IT returns because he was busy serving as a public servant.

Apr 24, 2019 9:42 pm (IST)

Hardik Patel today termed Congress the biggest nationalist party in the country and said several of its leaders have sacrificed their lives for the nation. "There is no nationalist party like the Congress. The soil of the country contains the blood of party leader and workers, who have sacrificed their lives," he said at an rally in Amethi.

Apr 24, 2019 9:18 pm (IST)

A female soldier came under Priyanka Gandhi's convoy during her roadshow in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh today. The injured soldier named Khushi, was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and her condition is said to be stable. The AICC general secretary sent the District President of Mahila Morcha to the hospital to inquire about her health. 

Apr 24, 2019 9:05 pm (IST)

Rashtriya Lok Dal's Jayant Chaudhary in a tweet hit out at PM Modi. "If one has to get a good job then Modi must go. Then you'll see how many watchmen become doctors." 

Apr 24, 2019 8:49 pm (IST)

Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan says after he was allegedly denied permission to land his chopper in Umreth in Madhya Pradesh, " In Bengal, Mamata didi is not allowing the chopper to land, and now it's Kamal Nath dada. Listen, collector, our days are coming soon then what will happen to you."

Apr 24, 2019 8:21 pm (IST)

Congress' Abhishek Singhvi termed PM Modi's 'ghungroo' remark as shameful. "He has been the chief minister for the longest time and has been the PM for the last five years. His cheap statements are in no way in accordance with his position as the head of the country. He is a politician 24/7. I am waiting for him to transition into a statesman. Forget the Congress, he should apologise to the entire nation."

Apr 24, 2019 8:01 pm (IST)

BJP's south Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri has written a letter responding to the several objections the Aam Admi Party raised against his nomination affidavit. In one of their objections pertaining to criminal proceedings, the AAP had said that Bidhuri failed to declare details of an FIR bearing no.303/2018. Bidhuri in his response said that at the time of nomination filing he had no knowledge of the FIR against him. "..the deponent has learnt about the alleged FIR today itself during the scrutiny," he said and vouched to comply with the ECI's norms to intimate the public about the information through newspapers and news channels. 

Apr 24, 2019 7:51 pm (IST)

Ramesh Bidhuri Didn't Disclose Details of Criminal Proceedings, States AAP | The Aap Admi Party, in a statement, has said that it will challenge the Returning Officer for "wrongfully" accept the nomination papers of BJP's South Delhi candidate - Ramesh Bidhuri. Claiming discrepancies in the nomination papers, AAP said that it will move the High Court on the matter. The party then goes onto cite several of the "discrepancies" in the affidavit, which pertain to the categories of criminal proceedings, income tax returns and others. 

Apr 24, 2019 7:49 pm (IST)

The famous singer Anup Jalota has said that PM Modi should be given atleast 15 years to implement his plans "not only on earth but in space as well".   "The Prime Minister has created a separate Indian identity outside of the country and gave a fitting response to Pakistan by infiltrating it. This time too the BJP will get more than 275 seats and the NDA will get more than 300 seats. The numbers which throng to Priyanka Gandhi's meetings will not get converted to votes," he says.

Apr 24, 2019 6:49 pm (IST)

If Anyone Points Fingers at Modi We Will Cut Their Hand, Says Satpal Singh | Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti, in an outrageous remark, said, "If anyone points their finger at Modi, we will cut his hand and give it to him." The saffron party leader's comments come only days after he was banned from campaigning for 48 hours over his derogatory remarks at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Apr 24, 2019 5:57 pm (IST)

The Returning Officer has accepted BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir's nomination for the East Delhi seat after Aam Admi Party and Congress raised objections over his nomination affidavit. "The objections raised are technical in nature and therefore....the objections raised cannot be sustained and thus overruled," a letter by the K Mahesh, the Returning Officer, stated. 

Apr 24, 2019 5:49 pm (IST)

Trinamool Congress' Sovandeb Chattopadhyay also commented on PM Modi's remarks about Mamata Banerjee gifting him a kurta and sweets every year. "She is following the democratic systems and norms and there is nothing wrong with it if it is true. During elections, we fight and criticise each other. But after elections when we are given the responsibility to build up the country or state, we include opposition parties too. The PM has got the responsibility to build a democratic country. This (Mamata's gesture) is the decency of democracy."

Apr 24, 2019 5:24 pm (IST)

Congress leader Rashid Alvi, in his reaction, to PM Modi's interview with actor Akshay Kumar said that it is irrelevant to the polity to know what the Prime Minister wears or eats. "It is wrong to give an interview while the elections are still on. It is an insult to democracy," Alvi said. 

Apr 24, 2019 5:09 pm (IST)

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi is holding a roadshow in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh.

Apr 24, 2019 5:06 pm (IST)

PM Modi, in a decisive statement, takes a confident leap and says that when his government comes to power after the May 23 results it will look into the Narada and the Saradha scams. "We will send Narada, Saradha accused to the right place. No one will be spared," he says. The Narada scam refers to the sting operation, which showed several top TMC leaders accepting cash-bribes while the Saradha chit fund scam was a ponzi scheme run by Saradha group.  

Apr 24, 2019 4:59 pm (IST)

Violence and suppression can't scare the BJP workers. If we were scared, a party of two elected representative wouldn't have formed the govt in the Centre, says PM Modi.

Apr 24, 2019 4:57 pm (IST)

Mamata For Goondas, Nirmamata For Masses, Says PM Modi | Addressing a rally his second rally in West Bengal's Nadia district today PM Modi hit out at CM Mamata Banerjee. "Affection (Mamata) for goons and brutality (Nirmamata) for the people. This is the situation in West Bengal:," he says at a public meeting at Ranaghat.

Apr 24, 2019 4:54 pm (IST)

Trinamool Congress backed Binay Tamang and BJP backed Bimal Gurung cannot use the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha symbol to contest Darjeeling Assembly by-election, directed Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench. Both the leaders have to contest as independent candidate.

Apr 24, 2019 4:43 pm (IST)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of converting huge black money into white through demonetisation and spending it to purchase votes. "Modi Babu you may forcibly impose notebandi (demonetisation) on people to convert black money into white and spend them during elections to purchase votes, but you can never purchase voters in Bengal," Banerjee said at a public meeting at Serampore in  Hooghly district in support of Trinamool Congress candidates.

Apr 24, 2019 4:15 pm (IST)

The Election Commission has also decided to conduct another round of polls at polling station 181 in Cooch Behar, West Bengal on April 29 following allegations that voters were stopped from casting the ballot. 

Apr 24, 2019 4:12 pm (IST)

Meanwhile, re-polling in 12 polling booths of the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency today recorded a 73.8% voter turnout. The EC had decided to conduct re-polls in the stations after some candidates alleged that the April 11 election had not been free and fair. 

Apr 24, 2019 4:02 pm (IST)

Sitting MPs Who Don't Ensure a Cong Victory Will be Dropped From Cabinet, Says Amarinder Singh | Setting a high bar for the Congress candidates from Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh says that the sitting MPs who do not ensure a victory for the party will be dropped from the cabinet. "As per the high command’s decision, incumbent ministers in Punjab who do not succeed in ensuring a victory for the Congress, especially from the constituencies they represent, will be dropped from the cabinet," he says. 

Apr 24, 2019 3:58 pm (IST)

PM Modi also takes a potshot at the economic model in West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee. "Tourism in Bengal will never flourish till the time Mamata didi is in power."

Apr 24, 2019 3:56 pm (IST)

You Have a Chowkidaar Govt Who Killed Terrorists Inside Their Homes, PM Modi Says | PM Modi is addressing a rally in Birbhum, West Bengal.  "The Congress government which has been partners with Didi, has been in a state of terror. Today you have a chowkidaar government that killed terrorists inside their home," he says.

Apr 24, 2019 3:38 pm (IST)

To remove 'Speed-breaker' Didi, you will have to strengthen this Chowkidar. I urge you to go and vote for BJP. It seems everyone wants to be Prime Minister, any party fighting from 20 or 25 seats wants to claim PM’s post, PM Modi said at a rally in West Bengal.

Apr 24, 2019 3:37 pm (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting in Unnao.

Apr 24, 2019 3:35 pm (IST)

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at a rally in Kanpur said, “Like BJP, Congress too believes in threatening political opponents. We had an alliance with Congress, but their ego is too big.”

Apr 24, 2019 3:30 pm (IST)

More than 800 Indian prisoners were released by Saudi Arabia due to strengthening the bond between India and Saudi. The daughter of Bengal Judith D'Souza was kidnapped in Afghanistan by the terrorist. We tried hard and using our diplomatic relations, we freed her. Your vote can help eliminate terrorists and terrorism. It will strengthen me and my resolve: PM Modi

Apr 24, 2019 3:28 pm (IST)

Tourism in Bengal will never flourish till the time Mamata didi is in power. The Congress government which has been partners with Didi, has been in a state of terror. Today you have a ‘chowkidar’ government that killed terrorists inside their home: PM Modi

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Election 2019: Congress to Complain to EC After Shivraj 'Threatened' Chhindwara Collector
File Photo of former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed Mamata Banerjee for supporting "goons" and making one last effort to get power by "renting" criminals. On the other hand, the West Bengal chief minister clarified that residents of Bengal serve "rasgullas" and there's not place for "danga" (violence) in the state.

Punjab CM and Congress leader Amarinder Singh said that incumbent ministers who do not succeed in ensuring victory for the party, especially the constituencies they represent, will be dropped from the cabinet. Singh added that the decision has been taken by Congress high command.

Twenty-one opposition parties once again asked the Supreme Court to review its order on counting the slips of only five EVM paper trail machines in every assembly segment. The parties reiterated request for counting at least 50% of voter-verifiable paper trail (VVPAT) slips, a plea that was turned down by the SC earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the NIA court refused to bar Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha election, saying it does not have the power to do so and the decision should be taken by the Election Commission. Nisar Bilal, whose son Sayyed Ahmed had died in the terror attack, had moved the court last week, urging the court to stop her from contesting as the trial against her is still pending.

As the campaigning for fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections is on in full swing, it is a busy day for top leaders. The polling on 71 parliamentary seats will be held on April 29 in the fourth phase.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at opposition parties that claimed the EVMs were being manipulated, saying the 'mahamilawatis' have realised they stand no chance after three phases of elections and are looking for excuses to defend their poor show. Addressing a rally in Jharkhand, Modi said the opposition parties have no option left but to accept defeat.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address gatherings in West Bengal’s Nadia and Illambazar.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address public meetings in Lakhmipur Kheri, Unnao and Kanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh. In Kanpur, a virtual face-off can be expected with BSP chief Mayawati, who is also addressing a rally.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi during a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur said asked voters to help remove politics of divisiveness and negativity and think of future generations and save the country. “Change politics, not only of your area or for your needs, but for your future generations and to save the country, as the country is in danger,” she said.

BJP president Amit Shah too is on the campaign trail and launched a stinging attack on his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi whom he accused of having gone into mourning upon air strikes in Balalot along with those in the Pakistan ruling establishment even though nation-wide celebrations were held to hail the operation.
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