BJP National President Amit Shah will file nomination for the Lok Sabha polls today from Gujarat's Gandhinagar in the presence of Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, apart from other allies, will also be in attendance.
Mr Shah's candidature from Gandhinagar, which has traditionally been veteran leader LK Advani's seat, had triggered a political debate when the Bharatiya Janata Party announced its first list last week. Mr Advani, who was the Deputy Prime Minister in the government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was among the 10-odd leaders above the age of 75, who the party dropped this time.
With just two weeks to the Lok Sabha elections, poll fever has gripped the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address three rallies today- two in Assam and one in Arunachal Pradesh.
Here are the highlights on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
Confirming that his party has buried the hatchet with the BJP, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while terming the united opposition as a "headless" bunch.
The Samajwadi Party has officially confirmed the end of its alliance with an eastern UP party whose giant killing act on the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat in the 2018 bypolls cemented Akhilesh Yadav's alliance or "gathbandhan" with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Arunachal Pradesh. Here are the highlights of his speech:
- Arun Prabha channel will ensure people of country get glimpse of the beautiful state, its culture and festivals: PM Modi at Arunachal rally.
- Our government honoured your hopes. The watchman was given opportunity to put Arunachal on rail map after after seven decades of Independence: PM at rally
"Hindutva is our breath. How will we live without Hindutva?" asks Uddhav Thackeray.
Uddhav Thackeray, who is present at the rally, said: "A lot of people are suprised that I am here. Some people have stomach ache. We have a cure."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address three "mega rallies" today, the BJP tweeted.
Schedule of PM Shri @narendramodi's mega rallies in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on 30 March 2019. #NorthEast4Modi- BJP (@BJP4India) March 29, 2019
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Hours before Amit Shah files nomination from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, Rajnath Singh tweeted this morning that he was leaving for Ahmedabad for the event.
Leaving New Delhi for Ahmedabad. Shall accompany BJP National National President Shri @AmitShah during his filing of nomination papers today from Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency.- Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 30, 2019
Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao has written to Election Commission of India, Central Board of Direct Taxes and President Kovind over Income Tax raids in Karnataka against the Congress, JD(S) candidates and leaders and their supporters, news agency ANI reported.