PM Modi addresses a rally near Ayodhya for the first time in 5 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh's grand alliance leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati today had a face-off in a place close to Ayodhya, the temple town part of the Lok Sabha seat that has been the centre of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. This is the first time since coming to power in 2014 that PM Modi visited the area - a move that's expected to fuel the claims of right-wing groups and allies like the Shiv Sena that the BJP uses the temple issue to draw votes.
PM Modi addressed a rally in Maya Bazaar area, which is just 25 km from the disputed site. But for the national election, Maya Bazaar falls under the neighbouring Ambedkar Nagar parliamentary seat and not the Faizabad seat.
Here are the Highlights from the Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
"Today is a day that would make every Indian proud," tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
He says: "UNSC has listed Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. In our fight against terrorism, it is a big victory."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holds a road show in Azadpur area, in Chandni Chowk constituency.
PM Narendra Modi in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh, says: "One of the first things the Sri Lankan government did after the blasts was to ban Zakir Naik's TV channel. This is the same Zakir Naik in whose 'durbar' Diggi Raja was once seen. Doob maro Congress walon (Congress leaders should drown themselves)
Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav on rejection of Varanasi candidate's nomination says: "When they are asking for votes in the name of nationalism, they should have faced a soldier. People who dismissed him from his job because he complained about food, how can those people be called real patriots?"
The Congress expresses disappointment over the Election Commission's clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech in Wardha, saying it has become "crystal clear" that the model code of conduct has become the "Modi Code of Conduct".
Rajesh Gupta, Tej Bahadur Yadav's lawyer, tells news agency ANI: "We had submitted the evidence that was asked from us. Still, the nomination was declared invalid. We will go to the Supreme Court."
Tej Bahadur Yadav Says Will Go To Top Court
Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi, Tej Bahadur Yadav, tells news agency ANI: My nomination has been rejected wrongly. I was asked to produce the evidence at 6:15pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court."
Dismissed soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav, who has been fielded by the Samajwadi Party from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was sent a notice by the Election Commission. The Border Security Force man had been dismissed for his public allegations about the quality of food served.
In its letter, the Commission on Tuesday said employees of the state or central government who have been dismissed for "corruption or disloyalty to the state" shall be disqualified from campaigning for a period of five years.
Priyanka Gandhi offers prayers at a temple in Bahrampur, Raebareli.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Kaushambi says: "When Jawahar Lal Nehru came to the Kumbh Mela, there was a stampede due to lack of facilities. However, to save the face of the government, the media that time did not have the courage to show it."
AAP candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, Atishi, campaigns in Vishwas Nagar area of the constituency.
Ayushman Scheme Introduced
I understand the pain of the poor people, I understand their illness. To fight this I have introduced the Ayushman Scheme," PM Modi said.
BJP Worked For Poor People
"No chaiwala wants his child to become a chaiwala. The poor want to grow and thrive," the PM said at the rally, adding that the BJP has worked for the upliftment of the poor.
PM Modi Addresses In Ayodhya
Addressing an election rally in Ayodhya PM Modi said that the law and order situation under the BJP has improved.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets supporters in Baghola, Raebareli
SP-BSP Rally In Ram Sanehi Ghat
Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will be holding a joint rally at Ram Sanehi Ghat, near Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki and Ayodhya districts. It may be a virtual face-off as PM Modi as also scheduled to hold a rally in Ayodhya.
Priyanka Gandhi Rallies in Amethi, Rae Bareilly
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will address rallies and hold roadshows in Amethi and Rae Bareilly today.
Rahul Gandhi Rallies In Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be addressing rallies in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh today. After addressing rallies in Sitapur and Barabanki of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Gandhi will head to Madhya Pradesh's Piparia.
Ex-Soldiers Gets Election Body Notice
Dismissed soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav, who has been fielded by the Samajwadi Party from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been sent a notice by the Election Commission. The Border Security Force man had been dismissed for his public allegations about the quality of food served.
Those Responsible For Protecting Nation Creating Chaos: Jaya Bachchan
Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan claimed that the person responsible for safeguarding the country is the one who is creating chaos and disorder, in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "At this point in time, the one who is responsible for protecting the nation is the one who is creating chaos and disorder," she said while addressing a rally on Tuesday.
Gujarat Unit Chief Barred From Campaigning
Jitubhai Vaghani, the BJP's Gujarat unit chief from Gujarat has been barred from campaigning in the ongoing national election for violating the model code of conduct during his election campaign held at Amroli in Surat.
PM Modi To Address Rally In Ayodhya
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh's grand alliance leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati will today face off in a place close to Ayodhya, the temple town part of the Lok Sabha seat that has been the centre of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.