Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE: BJP's Gautam Gambhir has denied the allegation in strong terms and said would quit politics if the charge is proven. In a series of tweets, he told CM Arvind Kejriwal he “abhors his act of outraging a woman’s modesty and that too his own colleague. And all this for winning elections?”
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to direct the Election Commission to debar Congress president Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha polls after he had “voluntarily acquired British nationality”. The plea was filed by two Delhi residents after BJP MP Subramian Swamy had alleged that a UK company’s record shows Gandhi holds British citizenship. Based on the allegation, the home ministry had also issued a notice to Gandhi asking him to clarify his “factual position”.
May 9, 2019 9:01 pm (IST)
Rahul Gandhi in Delhi: In last elections AAP's slogan in Delhi was 'Dilli mein CM Kejriwal ji, Hindustan mein PM Narendra Modi ji'. They'd opened gates for Narendra Modi. Congress and I have fought against Narendra Modi across the country. You won't hear 'Chowkidar chor hai' in AAP office.
May 9, 2019 8:16 pm (IST)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi: Why was sealing in Delhi and GST implemented? It was a strategy by PM Narendra Modi to finish the small shopkeepers, small businessmen and traders.
May 9, 2019 8:15 pm (IST)
Madhya Pradesh: Election Commission has issued a notice to Computer Baba after a complaint by BJP alleging that he was campaigning for Congress Bhopal candidate Digvijaya Singh and fanning communal sentiments. He has to reply within 24 hours.
May 9, 2019 7:47 pm (IST)
Ex-president Zail Singh's Son-in-law Joins BJP | Sarvant Singh Channy, the son-in-law of former president Giani Zail Singh, joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday in the presence of senior leaders of the saffron party, including Union minister Nitin Gadkari. A former Punjab-cadre IAS officer, Channy served as the Chief Information Commissioner of Punjab from September, 2014 to May 3, 2019.
May 9, 2019 7:32 pm (IST)
Congress dubs BJP as 'Bahut Jhooth Party' over Rahul Gandhi citizenship row | Congress on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of spreading lies over its president Rahul Gandhi's citizenship and dubbed it as ‘Bahut Jhooth Party'.
May 9, 2019 7:29 pm (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah today visited Garhwa Ghat Ashram in Varanasi.
May 9, 2019 7:11 pm (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu flashes victory sign as he participates in an election rally by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, in Midnapore district on Thursday.
May 9, 2019 7:05 pm (IST)
Mamata Banerjee: I have a pen drive. If I release that in public, a lot of documents related to cow smuggling and coal mafia will come to light. The documents will show that BJP ministers and MPs are doing business in the name of cow smuggling and coal mafia.
I have a pen drive. If I release that in public, a lot of documents related to cow smuggling and coal mafia will come to light. The documents will show that BJP ministers and MPs are doing business in the name of cow smuggling and coal mafia: @MamataOfficialpic.twitter.com/GMY1rOZJ3f
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019 7:03 pm (IST)
Congress General Secy for UP East Priyanka Vadra Gandhi holds a roadshow in Sultanpur along with party candidate Sanjay Singh. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is contesting from the constituency as BJP candidate.
May 9, 2019 7:02 pm (IST)
Sam Pitroda: Ab kya hai '84 ka? Aapne kya kiya 5 saal mein, uski baat kariye. '84 mein hua to hua. Aapne kya kiya? You were voted to create jobs. You were voted to create 200 smart cities. Aapne wo bhi nahi kiya. Aapne kuch nahi kiya isliye aap yahan wahan gup lagate hain.
#WATCH Sam Pitroda: Ab kya hai '84 ka? Aapne kya kiya 5 saal mein, uski baat kariye. '84 mein hua to hua. Aapne kya kiya? You were voted to create jobs. You were voted to create 200 smart cities. Aapne wo bhi nahi kiya. Aapne kuch nahi kiya isliye aap yahan wahan gup lagate hain. pic.twitter.com/9SMMUW5Hll
DCW has taken suo-motu cognizance & written to East Delhi DCP over reports of a pamphlet being circulated against AAP candidate from East Delhi, Atishi. DCW has asked the DCP if FIR's registered, accused identified and arrested and current status of probe. DCP to file reply by May 11.
May 9, 2019 6:16 pm (IST)
BJP candidate for East Delhi Gautam Gambhir reacts to AAP candidate Atishi’s allegations. “If they can get a proof, I'll resign right now and if they get a proof by May 23rd, I'll resign on that particular day. But if Arvind Kejriwal does not get the proof, does he accept the challenge that he will leave politics forever on 23rd?
May 9, 2019 6:15 pm (IST)
Gautam Gambhir, BJP's East Delhi candidate: I will definitely file a defamation case against them. You can't tarnish someone's image just like that, if you don't have the proof. I have never given a negative statement against anyone so far in my election campaigning.
May 9, 2019 5:50 pm (IST)
PM Narendra Modi in Jaunpur: Behen Ji will understand the game that has been played to keep her outside Uttar Pradesh only after May 23. Behen Ji is now seeking votes for the people who had called Baba Saheb Ambedkar a land mafia and insulted him at every step.
May 9, 2019 5:49 pm (IST)
PM Modi can't talk about his govt's performance, so talks about past: Rahul Gandhi at poll rally in Madhya Pradesh.
May 9, 2019 5:26 pm (IST)
Bhopal: Congress senior leader and party candidate for Bhopal seat Digvijay Singh garlands a cow during a visit to Gayatri Shaktipeeth during his election campaign ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Bhopal.
May 9, 2019 4:59 pm (IST)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Bankura: I challenge you (PM Modi) if you can prove your allegations that one of us is part of coal mafia, I will withdraw all my 42 candidates. If you are lying, you have to hold your ears and do a hundred sit ups before public.
May 9, 2019 4:51 pm (IST)
Bahujan Front leader Prakash Ambedkar says that if he has to choose between Mayawati and Rahul Gandhi for Prime Minister’s post after the Loksabha elections, then he will choose Mayawati.
The Defence Minister claimed that the fact of Rajiv Gandhi using the warship for holiday was not new and has been in public domain for years with a leading magazine even carrying an article on this in 2013.
May 9, 2019 4:24 pm (IST)
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia attacks Gautam Gambhir alleging defamatory pamphlets being circulated against him and Atishi. “Mr @GautamGambhir! You want to be elected by distributing these handbills against me and Atishi? Shame on you Mr Gambhir!,” said Sisodia.
Mr @GautamGambhir! You want to be elected by distributing these handbills against me and Atishi?
Shame on you Mr Gambhir!
People of East Delhi know me and Atishi very well but through these handbills you have introduced yourself. This is your character. pic.twitter.com/o4ADTsDcwT
PM Modi: Congress, SP and BSP ask for votes on caste basis, but they never worry about your well being. Your servant has ensured free treatment of every poor family, whether he is from any caste or community, up to Rs 5 lakh every year.
May 9, 2019 4:14 pm (IST)
PM Modi: Today smart phones have become very cheap, because mobile phones are being manufactured in India only. Similarly, mobile internet data in India has become the cheapest in the world.
May 9, 2019 4:06 pm (IST)
While sharing dais with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu said, “This Lok Sabha poll is a very very crucial one and important for us to oust the BJP government from the Centre. Didi is a tigress and vote for her for a better Bengal.”
May 9, 2019 4:03 pm (IST)
Delhi Poll Body Sends Notice to BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri for Using Hindi Slur Against Kejriwal | The Delhi poll body has issued a notice to BJP's South Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri for allegedly using a Hindi slur for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a public meeting. The public meeting held on May 7 in Mehrauli and Bidhuri was joined by Union Minister Giriraj Singh. During the rally, Bidhuri used a Hindi slur against the Aam Aadmi Party supremo, and accused him of stalling the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.
May 9, 2019 4:01 pm (IST)
PM Modi in Azamgarh: How were bomb blasts brought under control in all cities after 2014? How have terror activities been restricted only to J&K now? It is because our govt prioritised national interest. We entered Pakistan and attacked terrorists.
May 9, 2019 3:28 pm (IST)
Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi used INS Viraat for travel to celebrate their holidays at Bangaram island. Indian Navy resources were used extensively. I am a witness. I was posted on INS Viraat that time: Commander VK Jaitly
Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi used INS Viraat for travel to celebrate their holidays at Bangaram island. Indian Navy resources were used extensively. I am a witness. I was posted on INS Viraat that time. Commander VK Jaitly
AAP East Delhi LS seat candidate Atishi breaks down during a press conference alleging BJP's Gautam Gambhir of distributing pamphlets with derogatory remarks against her says,"They've shown how low they can stoop.Pamphlet states that 'she is very good example of a mixed breed'."
AAP East Delhi LS seat candidate Atishi breaks down during a press conference alleging BJP's Gautam Gambhir of distributing pamphlets with derogatory remarks against her says,"They've shown how low they can stoop.Pamphlet states that 'she is very good example of a mixed breed'." pic.twitter.com/z14MXXh574
Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on senior advocate HS Phoolka's claims that PMO ordered to 'kill' during 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi: Why would Rajiv Gandhi do that? His mother had been killed, he was deeply hurt. Does the BJP act like this? I am really disappointed.
Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on senior advocate HS Phoolka's claims that PMO ordered to 'kill' during 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi: Why would Rajiv Gandhi do that? His mother had been killed, he was deeply hurt. Does the BJP act like this? I am really disappointed. pic.twitter.com/mmGpiUgiQ4
Actor-politician Prakash Raj will address a poll rally today in at 8 pm in Delhi in support of AAP candidate Dilip Pandey. People need to come together to "reclaim the republic" of the country which is on the verge of losing with the onslaught of communal and hatred politics, Raj had said earlier as he announced plans to campaign for the Aam Aadmi Party.
Reading out the contents of the pamphlet, Atishi broke down twice at a press conference.
The court has also dismissed the petition filed by sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, questioning the Election Commission's decision to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi constituency.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi today. Gandhi’s first stop will be Sirsa in Haryana where he will rally for Congress candidate Ashok Tanwar. After Haryana, it will be Madhya Pradesh where he will campaign in Sagar district. In Delhi, Gandhi will address a public meeting at the Ramlila Maidan.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi will cover Bankura and neighbouring Purulia. Both these constituencies will go to polls on May 12 in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Later in the day, PM Modi will then cover three districts in UP — Azamgarh, Jaunpur and Prayagraj.
Congress general secretary and eastern UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also be holding rallies in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi will campaign in Pratapgarh, Jaunpur and Sultanpur. At Jaunpur, both PM Modi and Priyanka Gandhi are expected to attack each other during their respective rallies. She will also hold a roadshow in Sultanpur.
Also in court today, the Election Commission will apprise the Supreme Court about the grievances of former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who was contesting from Varanasi on an SP ticket against PM Modi before the EC rejected his candidature.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet her Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu in Kharagpur.