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LS polls highlights: INDIA bloc allies abuse each other in Punjab, says PM Modi

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Sirmaur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Sirmaur district, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Photo: PTI)

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad promotes only his sons and daughters, says Amit Shah at Arrah rally

If the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) comes to power, gang war, 'jungle raj', abduction will return to Bihar, Amit Shah said  today at a poll rally in Arrah. RJD chief Lalu Prasad promotes only his sons and daughters: Amit Shah at Bihar poll rally.
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Lok Sabha polls in Delhi: What's open, what's closed on May 25

Voting for all seven parliamentary seats in Delhi is set for Saturday in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Read here for more details. 
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Bengal govt to move higher court to challenge Calcutta HC order on OBC certificates: Mamata Banerjee

Addressing an election rally in Sagar in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that her government will approach a higher court, challenging the Calcutta High Court order that cancelled all OBC certificates issued in the state since 2010. She said the state government would appeal to the higher court against the order after summer vacation.
Addressing an election rally in Sagar in South 24 Parganas district,
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AAP alleges BJP nominee Hiran's claims in affidavit not true, seeks candidature cancellation

The Aam Aadmi Party has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, alleging that BJP's Ghatal Lok Sabha nominee Hiranmoy Chattopadhyaya has provided "wrong" information about his educational qualification in the affidavit and sought cancellation of his candidature. The AAP also accused the actor-turned-politician of making a false claim that he is a research fellow at IIT Kharagpur.
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On one side there is Modi's guarantee; on the other side, there is Congress's model of destruction: PM Modi

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Modi said that India would no longer beg from the world, India would fight its own battle: Prime Minister

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Congress can never do any good to Himachal: PM Modi at Himachal rally

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Will PM Modi scrap Agnipath amid opposition from Himachal, asks Congress

The Congress on Friday said the people of Himachal Pradesh have repeatedly voiced their opposition to the Agnipath scheme and asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commit to scrapping the "ill-conceived" military recruitment programme. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh posed several questions to the prime minister ahead of his rallies in Himachal Pradesh.

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Modi would have taken back Kartarpur Sahib in 1971, says Prime Minister

Stating that more than 90,000 Pakistani soldiers had surrendered in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said that had he been in power at the time, he would have taken Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan before freeing their troops. “For 70 years, we could have a ‘darshan’ of the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara only with binoculars. I tell the Congress that in Bangladesh war, 90,000 Pakistan soldiers had surrendered. Hukam ka ekka hamare hath mei tha (We had the trump card in our hands). Had Modi been there at that time, he would have taken Kartapur Sahib from them and then released their soldiers,” he said.
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Naveen Patnaik is in a 'hostage situation': Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

In Sambalpur to campaign for Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a jibe at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, saying the BJD chief was in a “hostage situation”. Sarma told media personnel: “No one knows whether the CM of Odisha is fine or how he is feeling. The CM says whatever is given to him in writing by V K Pandian (Patnaik’s close aide). It is my request to senior citizens and eminent personalities of the state to speak to Naveen Babu to ascertain how he is. I personally feel he is under a hostage situation.”
 
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Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel hits out at EC for not releasing voter percentage

"When people used to vote through ballot paper, election commission used to release the data of voting percentage within 24 hrs. Today, in the digital era, the election commission doesn't give the data even after 8-10 days and when it gives, the percentage increases by 6-8%. It means the election commission is biased," Former Chhattisgarh CM and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel said.
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PM Modi called as 'boss', 'great' by many world leaders : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

At a public rally in Palwal, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that earlier India's words were not taken seriously at international forums, but today, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks the whole world listens, adding that many world leaders refer to him as "Boss" and respect him.
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General Elections 2024: PM Modi to address rallies in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address election rallies in Gurdaspur and Jalandhar today. PM Modi will then address two rallies, one at Nahan in Shimla (SC)  constituency in support of Suresh Kashyap and the second at Mandi in support of actor Kangana Ranaut today.

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First Published: May 24 2024 | 9:21 AM IST

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