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LS polls Highlights: EC says Kharge's charges of delay in release of voter turnout data unwarranted

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Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and SS Sandhu

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar (centre) flanked by Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and SS Sandhu during a meeting with Chief Secretaries, Director Generals of Police, MHA, MoD and heads of CAPF on Wednesday Photo: PTI

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Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi worried after 3rd phase, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Slamming the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge today said PM Modi and his cabinet colleague Amit Shah are "worried" after the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections and they started abusing the Congress party. Kharge said that the BJP leaders, instead of seeking votes on their "development," are abusing the Congress leaders and distorting their (Congress) leaders' speeches.
1:57 PM

JMM-led alliance in neck-deep corruption, exploiting people: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

"Corrupt JMM-led alliance is sucking the blood of innocent people. It is betraying them. The BJP believes in the politics of 'Insaf and Insaniyat (justice and humanity). The JMM-led coalition will be punished for atrocities on people," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said addressing a rally in Jharkhand's Dumka.
1:55 PM

General Elections 2024: BJP's Kolkata candidate Tapas Roy files nomination

BJP candidate from Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha constituency, Tapas Roy files his nomination for Lok Sabha polls
1:31 PM

BJP won't allow anyone to snatch your reservation: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister  Rajnath Singh said at an election rally in Jharkhand that the BJP won't allow anyone to snatch reservations and that the party is committed to nation-building.
1:26 PM

INDIA bloc storm arriving in UP, Modi will not become PM: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing a rally in Kannauj, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today stated that Narendra Modi will not become the prime minister of the country, adding that an INDIA bloc storm is arriving in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi said, "Take it in writing, Narendra Modi will not become the prime minister of India." The Congress and the Samajwadi Party, both constituents of the INDIA bloc, are contesting the Lok Sabha elections in an alliance in Uttar Pradesh.
1:13 PM

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal slams ED for 'playing politics' over CM Kejriwal's interim bail

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal hit out at the Enforcement Directorate for playing politics over the issue of interim bail of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "Yesterday, ED presented its side before the Supreme Court and said that Arvind Kejriwal should not be granted interim bail because the right to campaign is a legal right, not a Constitutional right...It is correct. But the law also provides that if someone has been awarded punishment and court says that they are staying the punishment, he can take part in campaigning," Sibal told ANI.
12:43 PM

Lok Sabha polls 2024: BJP's Gorakhpur candidate Ravi Kishan files nomination

The BJP candidate from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency Ravi Kishan filed his nomination today.
12:34 PM

Under my watch, no one can dare to take away the rights of SC, ST or OBCs, says PM Modi

12:11 PM

Congress is spreading lies on reservation and Constitution: PM Modi at Maharashtra rally

The Congress is spreading lies on reservation and Constitution; The idea of religion-based quota against the tenets of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Nandurbar.
11:49 AM

Congress wants CBI-ED probe after PM Modi says Adani, Ambani sent money in 'tempos'

 On a post on X, Congress leader P Chidambaram said: "Mr Rahul Gandhi is absolutely correct in demanding an enquiry into the Hon'ble Prime Minister's allegation.The Hon'ble Prime Minister had made a very serious allegation: that two prominent industrialists have tempo-filling quantities of cash and they were delivered to the Congress party.Coming from the Hon'ble Prime Minister, this allegation has to be viewed with utmost seriousness."
11:43 AM

Repolling underway at 2 booths in Bihar's Khagaria seat

Repolling is underway today at two polling booths in Bihar's Khagaria Lok Sabha seat, amid tight security arrangements, an official said. Repolling was ordered by the Election Commission at these polling booths as voting was disturbed on account of the vandalisation of EVMs on May 7 during the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls.
10:58 AM

FIR filed against Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut for remarks against PM Modi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has filed a complaint in Nagpur against Shiv Sena (UBT)  Sanjay Raut for statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could cause communal disharmony and were a “direct threat" to the PM's life, according to a report by NDTV. An FIR has been registered. At a  rally in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar, Raut had allegedly drawn parallels between PM Modi and Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
10:55 AM

Lok Sabha news update: Repolling at 4 polling stations is going on in Betul

The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered repolling at the four booths after a few electronic voting machines (EVMs) were damaged when a bus carrying them and polling personnel caught fire on Tuesday night near Sonora Gaula village in Betul
10:47 AM

Sandeshkhali case: BJP has to prove whatever they are alleging, says TMC leader Shashi Panja

 "BJP has to prove whatever it is alleging. We don't know who the person is who has done the sting operation, whether it is a group or a person. The CBI is doing the investigation, so why can't CBI take the cognizance of the videos and do whatever is necessary. If the BJP claims that it's a fake video then let us have the original video, it appears that they (BJP) have the original video. AI experts are saying that you can't generate such kinds of images using AI which are so nearly accurate,"  TMC leader Shashi Panja said.
9:55 AM

Lok Sabha polls update: Andhra Pradesh Poll officials review preparation 72 hours before voting

Seventy two hours prior to the polling day in the state on May 13, Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena on Thursday took stock of the arrangements made for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. "The final moment has arrived. Next three days are crucial and all districts' election machinery must be vigilant to avert any untoward incident or voter influencing tactics," Meena said in a press release.

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First Published: May 10 2024 | 9:09 AM IST

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