Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a light moment with actor Akshay Kumar.
Voting has taken place in 302 of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies in the first three phases of polling. The third phase of polling on Tuesday was spread across 14 States and Union Territories, in 115 constituencies.
As campaigning gains momentum for the fourth phase and with a month to counting day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a light moment with actor Akshay Kumar and spoke about his likes and life in general. Dubbed a "non-political interview", short teasers of the interaction were released to the media on Tuesday. PM Modi is scheduled to address a rally at Lohardaga in Jharkhand at 11 am.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress in-charge for eastern UP, will embark on the second leg of her campaign with a three-day tour of Fatehpur, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jhansi, Orai, Jalaun and Barabanki constituencies.
The fourth phase of voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha election will take place across 71 parliamentary constituencies in nine states on 29 April.
Here are the LIVE Updates from 2019 Election Campaigning:
BJP chief Amit Shah addresses a rally in Samastipur, Bihar.
Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Mahoba.
Udit Raj Joins Congress
He says: Today, I have joined Congress. I wanted to join Congress since 2013-14, Rahul Gandhi is aware of that. But conditions were such. I am not somebody who lies. If I was given a ticket, I may not have quit the BJP. But one thing is clear now,BJP is anti-Dalit.
You would have seen how terrorists couple of days back attacked Churches and other locations in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter. Before 2014 India too was going through a similar phase, says PM Modi in Jharkhand.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a rally in Fatehpur: "They (BJP) keep talking about my family. 50% of their election speeches are about what Nehru did or Indira Gandhi did. But they will not tell you what they themselves have done in the last 5 years."
Congress president Rahul Gandhi approves candidature of Atanasio Monserrate as party candidate for the ensuing bye-election to the Legislative Assembly of Goa from 11 Panaji constituency.
PM Modi addresses a public meeting in Lohardaga, Jharkhand.
Congress Candidate from Mumbai North Urmila Matondkar meets locals during campaign in Dahisar area, Maharashtra, reports news agency ANI.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be in Uttar Pradesh today to address three public rallies.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi welcomes Udit Raj into the Congress party.
Priyanka Gandhi is expected to address one public meeting each in Khaga and Gazipur areas of Fatehpur for party nominee Rakesh Sachan today, and later take part in roadshows and rallies in Mahoba and Rath areas of Hamirpur for Pritam Lodhi.
PM Modi Speaks With Akshay Kumar
- I never thought I'd become the Prime Minister. A common person doesn't think that. The kind of background I come from, even if I got a simple job, my mother would have been distributing ladoos to neighbours.
- I don't get angry easily. But it's a part of human nature. These are emotions that just spread negativity. Right from the time I was a peon, I have never had an opportunity to express anger. There's a difference between anger and being strict.
- I have friends in the opposition. Ghulam Nabi Azad is very friendly. I should not be saying this in the election season. Mamata Di sends me gifts. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina used to send me sweets, now even Mamata di sends me sweets.