Narendra Modi defends BJP’s decision to field Pragya Singh Thakur in Lok Sabha elections – Scroll.in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought to defend the Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to field terror accused Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal in the Lok Sabha elections. Thakur, who joined the BJP earlier this week, is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other sections of the Indian Penal Code in connection […]

Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam Singh Yadav after 24 years, calls him ‘real leader’ of backward communities – Firstpost

Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam Singh Yadav after 24 years, calls him ‘real leader’ of backward communities – Firstpost

Mainpuri: Ending their 24-year rivalry to take on the BJP, BSP supremo Mayawati shared the stage with Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday and sought votes for him, saying he was a “real leader” of the backward communities “unlike” Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom she dubbed as “farzi” (fake). The two leaders have […]

At 68%, turnout dips slightly in second phase of polling – Times of India

At 68%, turnout dips slightly in second phase of polling – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The second phase of polling covering 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states saw an overall 67.7% turnout, according to data on the Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app at 10 pm, compared with 69.5% in the same seats in 2014. Voting was peaceful, barring a few incidents of EVMs being damaged in West […]

Plea to bar Sadhvi Pragya from contesting Lok Sabha poll – The Hindu

A day after the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, was named as the BJP candidate for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, a man who lost his son in the terror attack filed an application before the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court seeking a direction to stop her […]

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 2 poll timings: 97 constituencies to vote tomorrow from 7 am to 6 pm; to… – Firstpost

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 2 poll timings: 97 constituencies to vote tomorrow from 7 am to 6 pm; to… – Firstpost

In Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, 18 April, 97 parliamentary constituencies will go to the polls. Voting will take place across 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, including all 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu. A few constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Uttar […]

Lok Sabha elections: Income tax officials conduct searches at Kanimozhi’s Tuticorin residence – Times of India

CHENNAI: Income tax officials as well as static and flying squads carried out searches at the residence of DMK leader Kanimozhi — who is the party’s candidate in Tuticorin Lok Sabha constituency — on Tuesday evening, based on information that cash was stored there, an I-T official said. However, sources said that the department did […]

Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: Vellore polls cancelled; MHA cancels Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed’s visa over TMC campaign row – Firstpost

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LATEST updates, 2nd Phase of voting will be held on 18 April: The Ministry of Home Affairs has cancelled the business visa of Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed, who allegedly campaigned for the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. He has also been blacklisted. Accepting the recommendation of Election Commission dated 14 April, President Ram […]