Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Live Updates: Free Education For Girls In Odisha If Voted To Power, Says Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The Congress has released its first list for the Lok Sabha polls just weeks away. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are among 15 candidates named in its first list.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Live Updates: Free Education For Girls In Odisha If Voted To Power, Says Rahul Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil multiple development projects in UP today.

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of the ambitious 'Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Vistarikaran-Saundarayakaran Yojana' (Kashi Vishwanath Temple Extension and Beautification Plan) in Varanasi that would be rolled out in four phases. He kick-started the proposed project by putting five bricks with the name of the temple inscribed on it in the presence of Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Mahendra Nath Pandey.

PM Modi is also visiting Kanpur and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, where he will unveil multiple development projects for the state.

In Kanpur, he will unveil the Panki Power Plant, and also inaugurate a section of the Lucknow Metro Rail through video link. The prime minister is also expected to lay foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail Project and also address a gathering, the release said.

In Ghaziabad, PM Modi will inaugurate the Dilshad Garden- Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) section of the metro and flag-off a train from Shaheed Sthal station, it said.

Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address booth level workers meeting and address public meeting in Odisha. The Congress has released its first list for the Lok Sabha polls just weeks away. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are among 15 candidates named in its first list. The list names 11 candidates in Uttar Pradesh and four candidates in Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, and his mother Sonia Gandhi, will contest from Amethi and Raebareli, the family strongholds that have voted them since 2004.

Here are the LIVE Updates on major developments related to Lok Sabha Elections:


Mar 08, 2019
15:07 (IST)
Haryana will not hold assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha polls, minister cabinet minister Krishan Bedi said today, rubbishing reports that the government was planning to hold simultaneous elections in the state. 

"No decision to dissolve the assembly. The Lok Sabha and state assembly polls will be held on different dates," he said.
Mar 08, 2019
14:47 (IST)

Earlier in the day, Mamata Banerjee led a foot march in Kolkata. The West Bengal leader led a march from Shraddhananda Park to Esplanade.
Mar 08, 2019
14:40 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
14:25 (IST)
What Rahul Gandhi Said During Interaction With Women In Odisha

  • Odisha is not an impoverished state, but, there is concentration of wealth. We need to allocate more money for education and healthcare and we will do it.
  • There is a vast network of Self Help Groups in Odisha and we assure to help them with more bank loans.
  • Maternity-related deaths should be battled with information and access to high quality healthcare.
  • We should not only help farmers and women of Koraput, but we need to connect the youngsters of Koraput to the rest of the world.
Mar 08, 2019
13:46 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
13:39 (IST)

BJP delegation meets Election Commission officials and submits a memorandum alleging that Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh is involved in electoral data theft and indulging in massive irregularities in electoral rolls and other electoral malpractice. 
Mar 08, 2019
12:58 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
12:44 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
12:22 (IST)
Samajwadi's 1st list out, Mulayam Singh to fight From stronghold Mainpuri

The Samajwadi Party has released its first list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav will contest from Mainpuri. In 2014, Mulayam Singh fought from both Mainpuri and Azamgarh, but chose to retain the latter. The Mainpuri seat was then won by Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, a member of the Yadav family.
Mar 08, 2019
12:06 (IST)
PM Modi is addressing the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019 at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul. At the event, the PM lauded women for their contribution towards country's development. "Your work is not only helping your family, but it is also taking the country towards prosperity," he said.
Mar 08, 2019
11:55 (IST)
PM Modi tweeted a video of him laying the foundation stone of the ambitious 'Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Vistarikaran-Saundarayakaran Yojana' (Kashi Vishwanath Temple Extension and Beautification Plan) in Varanasi. PM Modi said that it was his "pleasure" to have initiated the work here at Kashi Vishwanath. "I had dreamt for a long time to work for this place. When I was not in politics I came here several times and used to think that something should happen here."

"Bhole Baba ney tai kiya hoga baatein bahut karte ho yahan aao kuch karke dikhao," (Lord Shiva must have decided that you talk much, so now you should come here and do something)," he said, adding that due to blessings the fulfillment of his dream has started.

Mar 08, 2019
11:53 (IST)
PM Modi claimed that "non-cooperation" by the previous Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh was responsible for the delay in start of a beautification project in his Lok Sabha constituency.

"In the first three years there was non-cooperation of the state government. The developmental projects here took pace after you (people of Uttar Pradesh) made Yogi Adityanath the chief minister," he said.

"Had there been cooperation earlier, we would have launched the project instead of laying the foundation," Modi said.
Mar 08, 2019
11:23 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
11:09 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
10:51 (IST)

PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the ambitious 'Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Vistarikaran-Saundarayakaran Yojana' (Kashi Vishwanath Temple Extension and Beautification Plan) in Varanasi that would be rolled out in four phases.

He kick-started the proposed project by putting five bricks with the name of the temple inscribed on it in the presence of Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Mahendra Nath Pandey.

The Prime Minister landed in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, earlier in the day in an Indian Air Force plane at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport where he was received by Naik and Adityanath.

Mews agency, quoting officials, said that work will soon begin on the 40,000 square metre corridor.
Mar 08, 2019
09:40 (IST)
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor

Mar 08, 2019
09:27 (IST)
PM Modi at Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi

Mar 08, 2019
08:49 (IST)
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul In Congress's First Lok Sabha Polls List; No Priyanka

Congress released its first list for the national election yesterday. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are among 15 candidates named by the party in its first list. The list names 11 candidates in Uttar Pradesh and four candidates in Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, and his mother Sonia Gandhi, will contest from Amethi and Raebareli, the family strongholds that have voted them since 2004.
Mar 08, 2019
08:44 (IST)
PM Modi's engagements today

09:00: Visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple

10:30: National Women's Livelihood Meet

13:30: Launch of development works at Kanpur

17:15: Launch of development works at Ghaziabad

He will also visit Shaheed Sthal Metro Station and Hindon Airport Civil Enclave in Ghaziabad, from 16:30 hrs onwards.
Mar 08, 2019
08:41 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha, Goa today

Rahul Gandhi will visit Odisha today. The Congress president will address booth level workers and address a public meeting in the state. 

At 11:15 am, he will have an interaction with women in Koraput. The interaction will take place at Siva Sai Function Hall in Jeypore.

Later in the day, the Congress president will address a public meeting at Ekamba Ground in Koraput.

The prime minister will then leave for Goa, where he will hold a meeting with party workers at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium.
Mar 08, 2019
07:48 (IST)
Mar 08, 2019
07:46 (IST)
BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting Today Over Poll Preparedness

The BJP parliamentary body, the party's top decision making body, is expected to meet today to take stock of its Lok Sabha election preparedness and campaign, news agency PTI reported.

A BJP leader said the party top brass will discuss a range of issues as its campaign picks up pace and strategise over its agenda in the days ahead.
Mar 08, 2019
07:42 (IST)
PM Modi will unveil multiple development projects in UP today. The prime minister will visit Varanasi, Kanpur and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on Friday and unveil multiple development projects for the state.
According to an official release on Thursday, in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, PM Modi will visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and lay the foundation stone of an approach road to the temple, beautification and strengthening project.

Later, he will inspect the project site and also attend the National Women Livelihood Meet - 2019 at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul.

In Kanpur, he will unveil the Panki Power Plant, a 660 megawatt electricity generation and distribution unit and inaugurate a section of the Lucknow Metro Rail through video link.

Besides, he will lay foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail Project and also address a gathering, the release said.

In Ghaziabad, PM Modi will inaugurate the Dilshad Garden- Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) section of the metro and flag-off a train from Shaheed Sthal station, it said.

This elevated metro corridor will have eight stations and will provide convenient mode of transport for people between the national capital and Ghaziabad, and ease traffic congestion.

PM Modi will inaugurate the Hindon Airport Civil Terminal in Ghaziabad which will benefit people of western UP and NCR as they will be able to avail domestic flights from Hindon.

Mar 08, 2019
07:40 (IST)
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