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Election 2019 LIVE: AAP Raises 'Water Scarcity' Alarm, Accuses BJP of Curbing Yamuna's Flow in Delhi | May 3, 2019, 10:51 PM IST
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Election 2019 LIVE: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has given a complaint to the CEO of Tamil Nadu over DMK chief MK Stalin's poll rally remark, where he allegedly said that fire was opened on anti-sterilite protesters in Thoothukudi on PM Modi's instructions.

Hitting out at BJP and PM Modi for questioning "six surgical strikes" during Congress regime, senior party leader Ahmed Patel said that by raising doubts, one is not insulting the grand old party but the armed forces who conducted these strikes under UPA. "Does PM want to say humara khoon khoon hai, tumhara paani (ours is actual blood and yours is water)," he asked.
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May 3, 2019 10:51 pm (IST)

AAP Claims BJP Is Trying to Thwart the Yamuna From Flowing Into Delhi | AAP has accused BJP of stopping the Yamuna river from flowing into Delhi. In a tweet AAP leader Manish Sisodia says, "There is a big conspiracy to stop Delhi's water before the Lok Sabha elections In Haryana; a dam has been constructed to stop the water in the Yamuna. To win the elections, are you preparing to kill the people of thirst."

May 3, 2019 9:52 pm (IST)

The Aam Admi Party hits out at the BJP over their MLA Anil Vajpayee's defection. In a statement to the press, the party accused the BJP of paying off the Vajpayee and said, "It's an old dirty trick of the BJP to lure MLAs of opponents by offering crores of rupees...This week BJP miserably failed to gather even a minimum crowd in the rallies of Mr Amit Shah and Mr Rajnath Singh at Delhi. This has pushed BJP to desperation."

May 3, 2019 9:48 pm (IST)

The EC has however issued a notice to Union Minister Mahesh Sharma over his comments in which he had referred to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as Pappu and Pappi. Sharma had also said that even if Mamata Banerjee starts doing the Kathak dance, no one will listen. The poll body has asked the MP to file his response within the next 24 hours. 

May 3, 2019 9:21 pm (IST)

EC Says Amit Shah Didn't Violate Poll Code For Krishnanagar, Nagpur Rallies | The Election Commission has accepted the request seeking extension till May 7 for filing a reply to the poll body's notice issued to Rahul Gandhi over his remarks during April 23 rally in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh. He was earlier given 48 hours to reply. In Krishnagar, Amit Shah had talked about Air Force going into Pakistan's house and blowing the terrorists into smithereens, on Modi's orders. In Nagpur, Shah had said something similar in a retort to Congress.

May 3, 2019 9:14 pm (IST)

EC has also decided that the BJP chief Amit Shah did not violate the poll code for his remarks during rallies in West Bengal's Krishnagar . "No such violation of MCC or ECI's instructions is made out," the polls body said on the complaint by Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. The poll body gave another clean chit to Shah for his remarks during a rally in Mahrashtra's Nagpur. 

May 3, 2019 9:05 pm (IST)

Here are a few visuals from Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow in Sitapur and Sultanpur districts earlier today. 

May 3, 2019 9:01 pm (IST)

The poll body gave another clean chit to PM Narendra Modi for his Varanasi speech in which he said that new India gave a fitting reply to Pakistan. "In Pulwama, he killed our 40 soldiers. After this attack 42 militants were killed in the same area. This is our way of doing things," he had said.

May 3, 2019 9:01 pm (IST)

EC Says Neither Nanded Nor Varanasi Speeches Violated Poll Code | The EC has given another clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his rally speech in Nanded, Maharashtra where he had reiterated that the Congress is running away from majority-dominated areas and taking refuge in areas where the majority is in minority. 

May 3, 2019 8:23 pm (IST)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hits out Congress Priyanka Gandhi for "teaching abusive words to children instead of virtues". Adityanath was referring to a video that had gone viral on social media, where children were seen using abusive language against Narendra Modi in front of Vadra while she was campaigning in Rae Bareli. "In the age when the children need to be taught virtues, the 'shehzadi' (princess) of the Congress is teaching them abuses. This is the real character of the Congress," the chief minister said at a rally in Fatehpur.

May 3, 2019 8:18 pm (IST)

The Election Commission has issued a notice to the producers of 'Baghini' directing them against the publicly exhibiting the film, which is a biopic of Mamata Banerjee. 

May 3, 2019 7:59 pm (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has given a complaint to the Tamil Nadu CEO over DMK Chief M.K.Stalin's reported remark at a rally in which he said that the police firing during the anti-Sterilite protest in Thoothukudi last year was done on the instructions of PM Modi.

May 3, 2019 7:54 pm (IST)

PM Modi's Shameless Utterance Abuse Bravery of Jawans, Says Cong | Congress has hit out against PM Modi for questioning the veracity of the party's claim about having carried out 6 surgical strikes during its regime. "PM Modi shameless utterances today during an election rally in Sikar is nothing but a direct abuse to the indomitable courage and bravery of our brave jawans. This reflects political bankruptcy of a PM when faced with an imminent defeat in 2019 elections," the party said. 

May 3, 2019 7:43 pm (IST)

CLICK TO READ | How Can 'Dynast' Rahul Gandhi Damage Image of PM Riding on Peak of Popularity, Asks Arun Jaitley

The Union minister was referring to Gandhi's statement quoted by a media organisation that

May 3, 2019 7:43 pm (IST)

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has written another blog titled 'A Dynast's non-existent revenge against the man who defeated him in 2014 — I Dismantled PM's Image'. "The dynasts have self-illusionary opinion about themselves and tend to become megalomaniacs," he writes adding that "Rahul Gandhi is no exception".

May 3, 2019 6:01 pm (IST)

PM Modi while referring to the growth in the IT sector also says that India was known for snake charmers due to Congress but now it is country for its `mouse charmers'.

May 3, 2019 5:59 pm (IST)

In another scathing attack at the Congress PM Modi says,"There is one famous picture in which Congress can be seen enjoying snake dance. Now their fourth generation is also doing the same, they don't know that India is now not a country of only snake charmers. We have moved forward." He is referring to the image in which the country's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru is seen enjoying the performance of a snake charmer. 

May 3, 2019 5:49 pm (IST)

It's Not An Insult to Cong, It's An Insult to Armed Forces: Ahmed Patel | Congress leader Ahmed Patel hit out at Narendra Modi for raising questions on the party's earlier claim of having carried out 6 surgical strikes during their time in power. "The strikes were genuine. It's not an insult to the Congress, It's an insult to the armed forces who conducted the air strikes during UPA. PM wants to say what we did was real but what you did wasn't (humara khoon khoon hai....tumhara paani)."

May 3, 2019 5:22 pm (IST)

Rahul Gandhi Emphasises Cong's Promise of National Budget and Farmer's Budget | Rahul Gandhi is also addressing a rally in Rajasthan. "If Congress comes to power we will table two budgets in a year. 1) National Budget 2) Farmer's Budget (which will decide the minimum support price for a year)," he says in a rally in Bharatpur. 

May 3, 2019 4:54 pm (IST)

Here's a visual of Dimple Yadav, Poonam Sinha and Sonakshi Sinha at a Samajwadi campaign earlier. 

May 3, 2019 4:50 pm (IST)

An animal rights activist from Delhi has complaint to Uttar Pradesh's Chief Wildlife Warden against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's for "procuring" three snakes of protected species during her election campaign. "Priyanka a public place participated, aided and abetted inter alia the act of hunting of such reptiles which have been accorded the highest protection under the Wildlife Protection Act 1971," the letter alleges. 

May 3, 2019 4:30 pm (IST)

Actor Sonakshi Sinha campaigns for mother and Samajwadi party candidate Poonam Sinha in an event that was also attended by Dimple Yadav. 

May 3, 2019 4:17 pm (IST)

Akshay Kumar after stirring a controversy over his inability to vote given his Canadian citizenship says, "While all these years, I have never needed to prove my love for India to anyone, I find it disappointing that my citizenship issue is constantly dragged into needless controversy, a matter that is personal, legal, non-political, and of no consequence to others." 

May 3, 2019 4:04 pm (IST)

BJP candidate from North East Delhi Hans Raj Hans hits out at the rival Aam Admi Party over their allegations that he converted to Islam and cannot fight from the reserved seat. "The lying man has once once again lied. The one who shines a light on the definition of dirt is Kejriwal. We will slap a defamation case and SC/ST Act case on him," he said. 

May 3, 2019 3:52 pm (IST)

In an attack at the neighbouring country PM Modi promises, "When we will form the government for the next five years, we will block water which is going to Pakistan. And will distribute it to the farmers of India."

May 3, 2019 3:36 pm (IST)

Cong Can't Proof Claim of 6 Surgial Strikes, Says PM Modi | Addressing a rally in Rajasthan, PM Modi said, “I think these are people in Congress who play videogames even at thus age and probably saw surgical strikes like a videogame too. Yesterday, a senior Congress leader (referring to Manmohan Singh) made a statement that even during their tenure many surgical strikes did take place. Now the Congress is in no way able to prove that we have made an air strike.”

May 3, 2019 3:30 pm (IST)

Congress leaders call Army chief 'street goon' and Air chief 'liar': Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajasthan's Sikar

May 3, 2019 3:25 pm (IST)

Stopped Children from Raising Wrong Slogans: Priyanka | A day after being served a notice by the apex child rights body, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday she had stopped children from raising wrong slogans and asked them to raise good slogans. "The children were playing among themselves. When I got down to meet them, they raised some slogans. As soon as they raised wrong slogans, I stopped them and told them to raise good slogans instead," Vadra said.

May 3, 2019 3:24 pm (IST)

After joining BJP, Vijay Goel said, “There was no development in Delhi. All the MLA's contacted us and we didn’t. AAP MLA's were disappointed by the talks of Congress merger.

May 3, 2019 3:10 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a poll rally at Rajasthan. 

May 3, 2019 3:04 pm (IST)

Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Gandhinagar, Delhi Anil Bajpayi joins BJP in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel.

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Election 2019 LIVE: AAP Raises 'Water Scarcity' Alarm, Accuses BJP of Curbing Yamuna's Flow in Delhi
The AAP delegation included Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (in pic) and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh.

Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Bharatpur, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that if Congress comes to power, they will table two budgets in a year. "One will be a national budget and the second one will be 'farmers' budget', which will decide MSP for the year," he said. Earlier at a rally in Gujarat, Gandhi had reiterated the promise, which also features in his party's manifesto.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a poll rally in Rajasthan’s Sikar, dismissed Congress’s claim that six surgical strikes were also conducted during Manmohan Singh’e term and said they have no proof of it.

Referring to the Balakot air strike, Modi said Congress leaders don't trust valour of our jawans and raise doubts on terrorist casualties. "Congress leaders call the Army chief a 'street goon' and the Air chief a 'liar'," he said as he once again stuck to the national security narrative to woo voters.

A day after being served a notice by the apex child rights body, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday she had stopped children from raising wrong slogans and asked them to raise good slogans.

"The children were playing among themselves. When I got down to meet them, they raised some slogans. As soon as they raised wrong slogans, I stopped them and told them to raise good slogans instead," Vadra said here.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had issued a notice to Vadra on Thursday over alleged use of children in election campaign. The complaint pertains to a video in which children were seen using abusive language in front of Vadra.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to campaign in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan today in the run-up to Phase 5 of the Lok Sabha election. He will battle it out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will also be in Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, Congress’ eastern UP incharge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will campaign in the state today. Her visit will culminate with a roadshow in Rae Bareli, the pocket borough of the Gandhi family.
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