2019 Elections Highlights: Rahul Gandhi Kicks Off Northeast Campaign

The Telugu Desam Party has released its third list of 36 candidates for the upcoming elections to the state legislative assembly in Andhra Pradesh

2019 Elections Highlights: Rahul Gandhi Kicks Off Northeast Campaign

Rahul Gandhi is expected to address an election rally in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar. (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was in the Northeast today to kick start the party's campaign for Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura. He addressed an election rally in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will offer prayers at the temples in Mirzapur and will hold several public meetings and a roadshow. She will also meet key Congress leaders and workers in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has released its third list of 36 candidates for the upcoming elections to the state legislative assembly in Andhra Pradesh where polling will be held on April 11.

Here are the Highlights from Lok Sabha Elections 2019:

Mar 19, 2019 18:02 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy tweets 

"Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. I have also directed the CS to send additional resources and expert rescuers by a special flight to Dharwad," Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted
Mar 19, 2019 16:30 (IST)
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora along with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa meet representatives from various social media platforms to discuss issues related to social media content, post implementation of Model Code of Conduct, according to news agency ANI.
Mar 19, 2019 16:29 (IST)
The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today announced that they will contest all 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in alliance. SP leader Abu Asim Azmi said the two parties together represent about "85-90 per cent" of the society and provided a third front for people let down by the BJP and Congress.
Mar 19, 2019 16:10 (IST)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh:
Mar 19, 2019 15:52 (IST)
A high-level Trinamool Congress delegation will call on the Election Commission of India in Delhi today at 6:30pm. The delegation comprises Derek O' Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray and Dr Chandan Mitra.
Mar 19, 2019 15:42 (IST)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers prayers at Vindhyavasini Devi temple and Dargah of Khwaja Janab Ismail Chisti in Mirzapur, according to news agency ANI.
Mar 19, 2019 15:17 (IST)
JDS Chief HD Devegowda in Bengaluru tells news agency ANI: PM Modi mocks the idea of mahagatbandhan (grand alliance) but they themselves are running coalition governments in many states. We will answer the BJP by winning this election.
Mar 19, 2019 14:35 (IST)
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said his party will restore the special category status to Arunachal Pradesh and other states in the northeast if elected to power. There are some states in the country which require special status because of their "unique problems and difficulties" such as connectivity, terrain, infrastructure, Mr Gandhi said at an election rally

Mar 19, 2019 14:01 (IST)
Mar 19, 2019 13:48 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi on BJP
I met with youth who got shot at. So many people killed. What was it for? Why was it necessary for them to shoot?  They try to oppress people who disagree with them. He (PM Modi) had promised he would get jobs and money, but instead he took money and jobs away. 
When demonetization was brought in, after that public came to know GST means Gabbar Singh Tax. He tells people I am cancelling Rs 500 and Rs 1000 note. For Modi development means demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi 

 




Mar 19, 2019 13:15 (IST)
PM Modi will talk with country's chowkidar through video conferencing at 500 places on March 31: Ravi Shankar Prasad
People on bail have problem with this campaign. Whose party, property, and family are under radar are opposing, those who have a lot to hide are opposing it: Mr Prasad 

If you have nothing to hide, then join it. Those who were in power, plundered people's money. Those who are born in affluence, those who are born in power are opposing it, he added 
Mar 19, 2019 13:13 (IST)
Ravi Shankar Prasad's media briefing

20 lakh people retweeted, 1680 crore impressions, and 1 crore people have taken a pledge that 'main bhi chowkidar hai' on NAMO app. The video was watched by 1 crore on platform. Its a world wide trend. main bhi chowidar hun has become a people's movement 
doctors, CA's, farmers have taken part in it: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Mar 19, 2019 13:11 (IST)
TDP releases candidates' list for LS polls
The Telugu Desam Party on Tuesday released its list of 25 candidates for the Lok Sabha election in Andhra Pradesh, retaining a majority of the sitting MPs while nominating the kin of the incumbents in a couple of constituencies.

Mar 19, 2019 12:37 (IST)
Mar 19, 2019 12:27 (IST)
Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit has called for a meeting of three state working presidents Devender Yadav, Haroon Yusuf and Rajesh Lilothia, at her residence.
Mar 19, 2019 11:50 (IST)
Mar 19, 2019 11:49 (IST)
Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Bhadohi
'What did they do in 70 years?' argument also has an expiry date. Now they (BJP) should tell what they have done in their five years when they are in power. 

Report card, promotions, all of it sounds good but there's nothing on ground, I'm meeting people everyday, all the people are in distress.

Mar 19, 2019 11:33 (IST)
Congress releases its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election
The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list, released late on Monday night, also included eight candidates from Telangana, six from Odisha, five from Assam and three from Uttar Pradesh.

Days after having unanimously decided to go it alone in Delhi, the Congress is again mulling options to align with the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital in its bid to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. The sources said the Congress leadership is in talks with AAP leaders and senior leaders within the party are trying to convince Delhi Congress leaders for an alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP.
Mar 19, 2019 10:34 (IST)
Environment of investment has been created in Uttar Pradesh due to good law and order. We have been able to attract investment worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore investment in the state in the last two years: Yogi Adityanath

Mar 19, 2019 10:27 (IST)
In UP's anarchic environment, in March 2017, the BJP was given the opportunity to rule the state. In the last 24 months, we have been able to extricate the state out of the environment of corruption and lawlessness: UP chief minister 

In Kairana, people were forced to sell their houses on deflated price. We have brought them back.  3500 encounters took place in which 8000 criminals were apprehended, 73 died Yogi Adityanath


Mar 19, 2019 10:23 (IST)
I am here with my government's report card and thank respected PM Modi for the support and confidence. The Congress ruled the state for decades, but it gave the state the tag of 'Bimaru rajya' in return: Yogi Adityanath 

There was poverty and no facility neither any farmers had any growth or development prospects. The BSP and SP took  four 4 to three turns each and started corruption. Riots, murders all became identity of state, he added
Mar 19, 2019 10:21 (IST)
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath At BJP State Headquarters


Mahendra Nath Pandey, BJP  MO from Chandauli addressed the media. 
Mar 19, 2019 10:14 (IST)
AICC's Delhi incharge PC Chacko says:


Mar 19, 2019 10:02 (IST)
Mar 19, 2019 09:36 (IST)
Election Commission to meet social media representatives today to discuss various social media content, especially after the Model Code of Conduct came into force ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Mar 19, 2019 09:28 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to hold a press conference at BJP headquarters shortly.
Mar 19, 2019 09:24 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu slams TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao for allegedly poaching lawmakers from the Congress and the TDP.

"K Chandrashekar Rao is doing criminal politics. He is grabbing the MLAs of Congress and TDP. Bihari dacoit Prasant Kishore has removed lakhs of votes in Andhra Pradesh,"he tells news agency ANI.
Mar 19, 2019 09:21 (IST)
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has released its third list of 36 candidates for the upcoming elections to the state legislative assembly in Andhra Pradesh where polling will be held on April 11. The party has also released a list of 25 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Ashok Gajapathi Raju will contest from Vizianagaram, Kesineni Srinivas from Vijayawada, Galla Jayadev from Guntur and N Sivaprasad from Chittoor.
Mar 19, 2019 09:19 (IST)
The Jana Sena Party (JSP) has released the third list of candidates for 13 Assembly and 1 Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh.
Mar 19, 2019 09:16 (IST)
Delhi's Chief Electoral Office Ranbir Singh tells news agency ANI: "90,937 posters, hoardings and banners have been removed from across New Delhi. 235 FIRs have been registered under Excise Act and 242 people have been arrested for violation of the Act. Four FIRs were registered against political parties. 82 unlicensed weapons have been seized."
Mar 19, 2019 09:15 (IST)
The Congress on Monday night released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list also included eight candidates from Telangana, six from Odisha and five from Assam, besides three remaining seats from Uttar Pradesh.

On Saturday, the Congress had called off alliance talks with the Left parties.
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