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    LS Polls 2019 Live: PM Modi added, “There are two kinds of people who have a problem with ‘Chowkidar.’ One type includes ‘Maha Milawati’ and the second includes all those who sponsor terrorists.”

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    LS Polls 2019 Live: “Yeh dhamake kisne band kiye? Yeh Modi ne nahi kiya. Aapke ek vote ne kiya, yeh aapke vote ki taqat hai. Agar kuch badla hai toh woh hai reet, neeti aur niyat. Dilli mein ‘Chowkidar’ ki sarkar bani aur parinaam aapke saamne hai,” PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Bihar’s Gaya.

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  • 6:35 PM IST

    LS Polls 2019 Live: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) releases list of 9 candidates; 2 for Lok Sabha polls and 7 for Legislative Assembly polls. Mahesh Sahu to contest from Dhenkanal Lok Sabha seat and Chandrani Murmu from Kendujhar Lok Sabha seat.

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    LS Polls 2019 Live: Governance Goes Into Reverse Gear When Congress And Its Allies Come to Power: PM Modi

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    LS Polls 2019 Live: PM Modi hit out at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for advocating restoration of the post of Prime Minister in Jammu and Kashmir, saying can any country have more than one PM. I would like the Congress and the RJD, which are part of the same mahamilavat gang, to come clean on the issue.

  • 6:04 PM IST

    LS Polls 2019 Live: “Opposition should clarify, do they believe forces or Pakistan,” PM Modi said.

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    LS Polls 2019 Live: Addressing a rally in Bihar’s Jamui, PM Modi said, “I want people of Bihar to give a befitting reply to those who are spreading rumours about reservations. Be it Modi or anyone else, no one can remove reservations.”

    The Prime Minister asserted, “Recall how Congress treated architect of our Constitution, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Congress plotted many conspiracies to defeat him. It is important that youth of today knows about these facts.”
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    LS Polls 2019 Live: PM Modi addresses a rally in Bihar.

New Delhi: The battleground of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 seems to be heating up with the BJP President Amit Shah all set to flag off the party’s campaign for the 2019 general elections in Karnataka’s 28 Lok Sabha constituencies on Tuesday.

“Amit Shah will launch the party’s poll campaign with road shows and a public meeting on Tuesday evening in the high-profile Bangalore South constituency in the presence of our state leaders and hundreds of cadres,” BJP spokesman G. Madhusudhan said.

The BJP has fielded 28-year-old lawyer Tejasvi Surya as its candidate from the prestigious seat, which was held by late Union Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar since 1996.

On the other hand, the Congress party is scheduled to release its poll manifesto on Tuesday. Top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to be present at the party’s Akbar Road headquarters when Rahul Gandhi will release the manifesto.

Notably, the Congress party had initiated a consultation process across the country and many of its top leaders had interacted with a host of people from different sections to seek their views on their aspirations from the party. Besides, the party had also used social media and other online media for the outreach. The party’s manifesto committee was headed by former finance minister P Chidambaram.

Meanwhile, the party has also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology for his remarks over party chief Rahul Gandhi choosing to contest also from Wayanad in Kerala apparently because the Congress is “scared” that Hindus will punish them for “Hindu terror” remarks and therefore running away to a minority-dominated seat.

Talking to reporters, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also sought action against him by the Election Commission (EC).

Surjewala said Modi has committed a “corrupt practice” under Section 123 of the Representation of People’s Act besides violating the dignity of the office he holds and every other yardstick that is necessary and impeccable in public life.