As campaigning for 2019 Lok Sabha elections is in full swing a week before polling begins, party leaders are chalking out various strategies to gather votes.
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress president Rahul Gandhi, will address a public meeting in Amethi today. It is for the first time that Ms Irani will be campaigning in the high-profile constituency, after the schedule of the polls were announced.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is contesting from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala in addition to his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, files his nomination today.
Here are the LIVE updates from Lok Sabha election campaigning:
My brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he wont let you down. pic.twitter.com/80CxHlP24T- Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 4, 2019
- A lot of people are feeling that their culture, language, etc is being attacked. Hence, I am contesting from both South and North. They (the BJP) are attacking the Constitution. Be it the north, the northeast and here in the south too, the RSS and BJP are trying to destroy their culture and history. India is a country of different languages and cultures.
- The two main issues in this country today are jobs and farmers. Youngsters are running from state to state looking for jobs. Also, on the matter of corruption, PM Modi said that the country has "faith" in him, a "chowkidar". But the "chowkidar" himself has given money and an important deal to Anil Ambani.
- The CPM and Congress are locked in a fight in Kerala but I want to make it clear to the people in Kerala, CPM and in the Congress, I am not going to say a word against the CPM. I am here to send a message of unity. I will absolve all the comments they say against me. You will not hear a word against the CPM from me during this campaign.
- There is a feeling in South India that the way Centre, Modiji and RSS are working its like an assault on culture and languages in the South.
Watch | Congress president @RahulGandhi files nomination papers from Wayanad, Kerala- NDTV (@ndtv) April 4, 2019
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