Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM's Terms INDIA-bloc 'Extremely Communal' At Dwarka Rally; Kejriwal Says Want 'Fair Probe' In Maliwal Case

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: With only two days left for the sixth phase of polling for the general elections, May 25, Prime Minister Narendra is holding a public rally in southwest Delhi's Dwarka today. On the other hand Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal said he wants 'fair probe' in Swati Maliwal case. In other news, the Election Commission of India came down heavily on BJP and Congress over "plummeting quality" of campaigns and asked the parties to tell their star campaigners to "maintain decorum".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during rally in Delhi's Dwarka | Outlook/Tribhuvan Tiwari

Lok Sabha Eelctions Live: NItin Gadkari Says 'There Is Shortage Of Leaders In This Country Who Work Honestly For The Country'

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said, "I am a minister who says that there is no shortage of money in this country. There is a shortage of leaders in this country who work honestly for the country. I got a very good experience in 1995-2000 when I was a minister in Mumbai. If you ever go to Mumbai, there is a Worli-Bandra sea link, I had the privilege of building it. I have also built the country's first expressway between Mumbai and Pune...I remember that once we went to the market for the first time for Rs 600 crores and we got Rs 1150 crores and that experience taught me that there is no shortage of money in the country..."

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Modi Recalls Mulayam's 'Boys Will Be Boys' Remark

Addressing a woman conference in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled Samajwadi leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's 'boys will be boys' remark and slammed the party over law and order when it was in power in Uttar Pradesh.

He claimed that there was "jungle raj" during the Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh and women found it difficult to step out of their homes.

The "SP people" used to shamelessly say boys make mistakes, Modi said in an apparent reference to Yadav's controversial remark made a decade back while opposing capital punishment for rape.

Boys will be boys, they make "mistakes", the SP founder had then said.

"Let SP's boys make a mistake now," Modi dared, saying that the Yogi Adityanath government will deal with them in a manner that they would not have imagined.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Suvendu Adhikari To File Complaint With EC Over Raid In Office

Senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday said that he will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission, accusing the West Bengal Police of raiding his election office in Kolaghat in Purba Medinipur without any "valid reason".

The Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal assembly later went to Kolaghat Police Station and enquired about the reason behind the raid “without any proper documents”.

“The police neither took the permission of the EC nor the high court before raiding my election office. This must immediately stop. I will lodge a complaint with the poll panel,” he said.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Kharge Responds To Modi's 'Five PMs in Five Years' Remark

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "five PMs in five years" remark, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday that similar things were stated even in 2004 but the UPA government completed two full terms under one PM, Manmohan Singh.

"In UPA I and UPA II, we were supported by other parties and we completed the full term," Kharge told reporters.

For 10 years, there was one prime minister, a person who came from land of Punjab, ran the country and changed its economy, he said about former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Taking a dig at the BJP, he said, "Whereas they did nothing for 10 years."

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Shivraj Slams Congress, Says PM Modi Will Reclaim PoK

Senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday accused Congress and India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru of "breaking the country" and asserted that PM Narendra Modi "will bring the nation together".

The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister exuded confidence that if elected for a third time, PM Modi will take back Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK).

Likening Modi to God's messenger, Chouhan said, "He is sent by God to end evil in the country. Under his guidance, the country has prospered and is poised to become a world leader."

PM Modi To Hold Public Rally In Delhi's Dwarka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024, will hold a public rally in southwest Delhi's Dwarka on Wednesday.

All seats of the national capital will go to polls on May 25.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Congress Conspired To Amend Constitution By Imposing Emergency, Says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Congress had "hatched a conspiracy to amend the Constitution by imposing Emergency" and asserted that "its character has still not changed".

He slammed and accused the grand old party of spreading lies in the nation regarding the Constitution and said that he would not allow it to snatch reservations for the SCs, STs and OBCs.

"Friends, the boat of the INDI Alliance is sinking. They have only one crutch -- lies. They are lying repeatedly. They are spreading lies regarding the Constitution," Modi said.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Farmers Will Show Black Flags To Modi When He Visits Punjab, Says Farmer Leader

Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal on Tuesday said that farmers will show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits Punjab for poll campaigning.

A decision in this regard was taken at a rally organised by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha in Ludhiana's Jagraon.

The PM will start his poll campaign in Punjab by holding his first rally in Patiala on May 23. He will also address public meetings in Gurdaspur and Jalandhar on May 24.

Elections 2024 LIVE: EC Orders Repolling At Two Odisha Booths On May 23

The Chief Electoral Officer issued a statement saying that repolling has been ordered at two booths in Odisha where voting was disrupted on May 20.

Repolling will be held at booth numbers 26 and 28 in Kantamal assembly segment of Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat from 7 am to 4 pm on May 23, it said.

Polling was held in these two booths in Kantamal assembly seat along with 34 other assembly segments and five Lok Sabha seats on May 20.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Monks To Take Out Rally Against Mamata Banerjee's Remarks

The Monks of West Bengal have decided to take out a rally in Kolkata on May 24 againt Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remarks against some monks of Ramakrishan Mission and Bharat Sevasharam Sangha.

The 'Sant Swabhiman Yatra' will be organised in north Kolkata by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members of the Bangiya Sanyasi Samaj, an apex body of monks in the state.

"The CM is making such remarks due to vote bank politics. We strongly condemn it. Monks of West Bengal will hold a protest rally against the comments," VHP leader Sourish Mukherjee said.

Banerjee had stated that certain monks of influential monastic orders in West Bengal were working on the instructions of the BJP in the elections.

Elections 2024 LIVE: UP Polling Officer Suspended For Clicking Selfie Inside Booth

An assistant teacher posted as a polling officer in Hamirpur for the Lok Sabha elections was suspended for clicking a selfie inside the polling booth.

UP's Chief Electoral Officer Navdeep Rinwa said that the teacher, Ashish Kumar Arya, allegedly took selfies with his mobile phone and took photographs of voters on the day of voting, which is a clear violation of the instructions of the Election Commission.

He said that due to this "serious violation", the District Basic Education Officer of Hamirpur has suspended Arya and has attached him to the Block resource centre in Muskara.

Elections 2024 LIVE: EC Directs Police To Take Action Against YSRCP MLA Caught Damaging EVM In Andhra

The Election Commission on Tuesday directed the Andhra Pradesh police chief to take strict criminal action against ruling YSRCP MLA who was caught on camera damaging an EVM in the Macherla assembly constituency during the Lok Sabha elections on May 13.

“In Macherla Assembly Constituency, EVMs were damaged in seven polling stations including the PS no (polling station number) 202 where this incident of damage of EVM by the sitting MLA P Ramakrishna Reddy was recorded in the web camera,” said a statement from Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena’s office late on Tuesday.

Further, the Election Commission called on the police to take stringent action against all the persons involved in the EVM damaging cases to make an example out of them so that "nobody in the future dares to take any such action to interfere into the peaceful conduct of polls".

Elections 2024 LIVE: BJP Will Form Govt In Centre And Odisha, Says Union Minister

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday said, "One thing is clear, BJP govt will be formed in the centre and state (Odisha). People of Odisha will play a big role in this."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Rahul Chadha's First Poll Meeting After Surgery, Highlights INDIA Bloc's Mutual Support

In his first poll meeting for the Lok Sabha elections after returning from the UK following an eye surgery, AAP leader Raghav Chadha on Tuesday said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be voting for Congress and Rahul Gandhi will be voting for AAP when the national capital goes to polls.

Addressing a poll meeting in South Delhi in support of party's Lok Sabha pick Sahi Ram Pahalwan, Chadha said, "I am here to support my brother not only because he is a good person but also because this election is about saving the country and the Constitution."

The future of your children depends on your vote, the Rajya MP told the gathering.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory Ahead Of Modi's Rally In Dwarka

Ahead of PM Modi's election rally in southwest Delhi's Dwarka on Wednesday, police issued traffic advisory and requested commuters to cooperate with the arrangements.

As per the advisory PM Modi will visit DDA Park in Dwarka Sector-14, opposite Vegas Mall, to address the rally.

The traffic will be diverted from ISKON Chowk, Om Apartment Chowk, DXR T-point on Golf Course Road, Dwarka Mor, Kargil Chowk Rajpuri Crossing, etc.

It further asked people to avoid Dwarka road number 201, NSUT T-point to Vegas Mall up to Peepal Chowk, Road number 205 and road number 210.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Odisha Assembly Issues Show Cause Notice To 4 MLAs After They Switched To BJP

The Odisha State Assembly has issued a show cause notice to four MLAs after they switched parties from BJD to BJP. They have been asked to respond to the notice by May 27.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Can Send Nana Patole To Chinese Border If He Wants, Says Himanta

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, reacting to Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole's remark on Yogi Adityanath and China, said, "China is not capturing any territory. If Nana Patole wants, we can send him to Chinese boundary. He can go there, see and come back."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Who Committed Sin Of Implementing Article 370? Asks Shivraj, Slams Congress

Former Madhya Pradesh CM and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan hit out at the Congress and said, "Today, the entire nation is asking who were the culprits of the partition of India? Congress and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Who committed the sin of implementing Article 370? Who created PoK? Congress and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru."

"PM Modi and HM Amit Shah have not only abrogated Article 370 but by implementing CAA, Indian citizenship is granted to those who were being humiliated in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Big issues have been resolved, PoK belongs to India and we will take it back," he said.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Traffic Advisory Issued Ahead Of PM Modi's Rally In Dwarka

In view of PM Narendra Modi's rally today in Delhi's Dwarka, Delhi Police have issued a traffic advisory. As per this, traffic will be diverted from ISKON Chowk, Om Apartment Chowk, DXR T-point on Golf Course Road, Dwarka Mor, Kargil Chowk, Rajpuri crossing, etc.

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Telangana CM Revanth Reddy Visits Tirupati Temple With Family

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Kharge Justifies Priyanka Gandhi's Decision To Not Contest Polls

Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge told news agency PTI that there is no disunity among the INDIA bloc partners in fight against the central government.

He said that the grand old party made a conscious decision to compromise and contest on fewer seats to keep their alliance together.

Justifying Priyanka Gandhi's decision to not contest the polls, Kharge said that "Priyanka and Rahul are our assets and we cannot invest all our assets in once place".

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: INDIA Alliance Going To Form Govt, Says Congress Leader

Congress leader Surendra Rajput said, "INDIA alliance is going to form a government in the country. PM Modi, Amit Shah, NDA and BJP are worried, tensed, upset and disappointed because of this they keep making absurd statements. They make remarks on reservation, Constitution, Hindu-Muslim and mangalsutra, but never talk about unemployment, high inflation and border security."

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: Will Pass Law In State To Protect Employee Rights, Says Congress Mandi Candidate

Congress Mandi candidate Vikramaditya Singh said, "I want to say to the state employees that work for the stable govt in the state. This govt will complete its tenure but in any case, if the Jairam Thakur government comes, the BJP govt will de-notify the OPS on the very first day. That will be the most unfortunate decision for the employees in the state. After the elections, we will pass a law in the state assembly to protect the rights of employees that none of the upcoming governments can alter it."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Congress' Vikramaditya Says Kangana Tries To Behind Anti-woman Stance

Congress Mandi candidate Vikramaditya Singh said, "I have just asked tough questions from her (Kangana Ranaut), but she always tries to hide behind an anti-woman stance. Her time of entertainment is now completed in Himachal Pradesh."

"She had given enough statements that people couldn't stop laughing after listening. She is giving good competition to comedian Kapil Sharma. I think she should go back to Mumbai after June 4 and do films or else she can start a comedy show with Kangana Ranaut," Singh said.

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: AAP Minister Atishi 'Alerts' People Of Delhi About BJP

AAP Minister Atishi said, "Ahead of the voting on 25th May (in Delhi), BJP has hatched a new conspiracy to target AAP and disturb the people of Delhi. Under this conspiracy, through its Haryana government, the BJP has stopped the water flow to Delhi."

"This has been done to disturb the people of Delhi and cause a water crisis here. Yamuna water supply to Delhi is being stopped...An investigation revealed that Haryana Government is stopping the Yamuna water flow to Delhi," she added.

She said, "I would like to alert the people of Delhi - don't get lured into the conspiracy of BJP. I would also like to tell BJP - you can't fool the people of Delhi, they are going to give all 7 seats to INDIA Alliance this time."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Bihar BJP Expels Bhojpuri Singer Pawan For Contesting Polls Against NDA Candidate

BJP's Bihar unit on Wednesday expelled Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh for contesting the Lok Sabha elections against NDA's official candidate, as an independent candidate.

Singh had earlier announced his decision to contest from the Karakat seat as an Independent.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Youth Of Kashmir Angry With BJP, Says Mehbooba Mufti

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti told news agency ANI that, "The youth of Kashmir are angry with BJP and expressing their anger with their votes. They want to give a message to New Delhi...One cannot even protest in Kashmir. Therefore, voting is a way one can answer to the injustices done by the BJP."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Inheritance Tax Nothing But 'Jaziya Of Aurangzeb', Says Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, while addressing a rally in Jaunpur, said, "Congress and SP say that they will bring inheritance tax. This inheritance tax is nothing but the 'Jaziya' of Aurangzeb... 'Jaziya' was used to be taken from Hindus. Aurangzeb had asked Hindus either to convert to Islam or pay 'Jaziya'."

"We need to unmask the soul of Aurangzeb that is entering through the alliance of Congress and SP," he added.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: Yogi Slams SP-Congress, Says 'Not A Hidden Fact That...'

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said, "...When they (Samajwadi Party and congress) are miles away from power, their party workers aren't respecting them, they create chaos, ruckus and stampede-like situations every day. It's not a hidden fact that they would have soaked the blood and would have exploited people of UP when they were in power."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Shashi Tharoor Hits Out At BJP's 400 Paar 'Fantasy'

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, "...It was already very clear when BJP started talking about 'Abki Baar 400 Paar' that this was a complete fantasy. Last time in 2019, thanks to the tragedy in Pulwama and the response in Balakot and the conversion of the election from what should have been a referendum on the economic failures of the first term of Mr Modi, it became a national security election in 2019."

"As a result, they maxed out in a number of states...In all those 11 states, those results are impossible to replicate and we are already seeing this very clearly....The strongholds of BJP have shows minimal turnout and significant drop in voting figures," Tharoor said.

"Whereas, where the Congress candidates and the INDIA Alliance had attracted enthusiasm, the voting was carried out in good numbers...Our confidence has gone up even further," he added.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Efforts To See PDM Candidates Win In UP, Says Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, on his party's alliance with PDM in Uttar Pradesh, said, "We have a contest against those who are competing with us. Our effort is to see that the PDM candidates become victorious. For that, I am taking part in election campaigning. The response so far has been very positive...I am confident that they will be successful."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Amit Shah Says PM Modi Has Crossed 310 Seats After Five Phases

Addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Kanthi, Union Minister Amit Shah said, "Five phases of elections have been completed. PM Modi has crossed 310 seats whereas Mamata Banerjee's INDI alliance has been wiped out. PM Modi will get 30 seats here in the state and after that TMC will be dispersed into pieces..."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Manoj Tiwari Says Election To Make Modi PM For Third Time

BJP North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari said, "Our preparation is going well. Today is the second last day of our campaigning. People are showering their blessings and we are getting a good response. It is an election to make PM Modi the Prime Minister for the third time..."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: TMC Turned Bengal Into Infiltrators' 'Safe Haven', Says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, addressing a rally in West Bengal's Kanthi, said, "TMC has turned Bengal into a safe haven for infiltrators."

He said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is comprising national security for the sake of vote bank.

Exuding confidence over BJP, Shah said, "Once BJP gets 30 LS seats in Bengal, TMC will disintegrate and exit of Mamata Banerjee govt is certain."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Indira Gandhi Choked Democracy, Says Rajnath Singh

Addressing an election rally in Haryana's Karnal, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "...They say if PM Modi gets more than 400 seats, it will put democracy in danger, he will become a dictator. But when Indira Gandhi lost her election before 1975, morally she should've resigned as a PM but she imposed the Emergency and choked democracy."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress Restricted To One Community, Says Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, "Congress is now restricted to one community by doing appeasement politics and rethinks about re-distributing the wealth of another community for appeasement."

"'Congress ke saansad kahte hain jiske 2 biwiya hogi usko dugna denge aur jiski 4 hongi usko chaarguna denge.' This only proves that Congress can do anything for the vote bank," he added.

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: BJP Getting At Least 340-350 Seats, Says Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, "I think we (BJP) are getting 340-350 seats. But you can't sit till the voting has taken place...As per our assessment in West Bengal, it is very optimistic. I am told that we are gaining 6-8 seats in Uttar Pradesh. We are also gaining in places like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. But there are some places where there is concern, but let the voting take place."

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister Giriraj Singh Holds Roadshow In Odisha's Sambalpur

Elections 2024 LIVE: If You Don't Cast Vote, Will You Get Virtue? Asks PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a public meeting in UP's Basti, said, "Whenever you got some virtuous work to do, should you lose that opportunity?... If you don't cast your vote, will you get the virtue? If 80 cr people are getting free rations, don't they bless? But if you hadn't voted, would that virtue be counted as yours? I am going to do such good works that those who will vote will get the virtue for sure."

Elections 2024 LIVE: 'Shehzadas' Of Congress And SP Spreading Rumours About Their Win, Says PM Modi

In UP's Basti, PM Modi said, "Both the shehzadas of Congress and SP are spreading rumours that they will win 79 seats of UP. Earlier I used to hear that people used to daydream, but now I understand what it means to daydream. On June 4, the people of UP will awake them and then they will blame EVM."

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 LIVE: JD(S) Files Complaint Against Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi

Elections 2024 LIVE: Congress Is Cheating Telangana Farmers, Says G Kishan Reddy

Telangana BJP President G Kishan Reddy said, "Congress is cheating the Telangana farmers. They had promised to do a loan waiver within 100 days of coming to power. However, they are cheating the farmers in the name of loan waiver. They promised money to tenant farmers, a Rs 500 bonus and others."

"But the Revanth Reddy government is not thinking of implementing anything and is cheating the farmers. Congress government is just swearing on different Gods. The majority of the farmers in Telangana cultivate thick rice," he added.

However, he said, "The Congress government is only giving bonuses for thin rice. This is cheating on the farmers. However, the central government is ready to buy even the thick rice."

Lok Sabha Polls LIVE: NDA Already Crossed 300-315 Mark In Five Phases, Says Chirag Paswan

LJP (Ram Vilas) chief and Hajipur candidate Chirag Paswan said, "In these five phases, we(NDA) have already crossed the mark of 300-315 seats... After voting on 25th May and 1st June, we(NDA) will surely cross the mark of 400...If this time NDA makes history by forming government with the highest number of seats in history, no one should be surprised...And if Congress hit its all time lowest tally, no one should be surprised."

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: For Sake Of Country, We Made This Alliance, Says Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, while addressing a rally in Delhi's Chhatarpur, said, "All of us are from different parties. Whenever a deal or an alliance is made, it is not an easy job. No party wants to leave their political hold, whether it is Congress or AAP. But for the sake of the country and to make the INDIA alliance win on June 4, we have made this alliance and divided seats."

"In their speeches, they say '300 paar', '400 paar', '500 paar'. 'Tum saare hi paar kar rahe ho, chunav kaahe ko karaa rahe ho phir'... In the states in which BJP and Congress are in direct contest, Congress will win more seats than BJP," he added.

General Elections LIVE: 'INDIA Bloc Will Throw Agniveer In Dustbin', Says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Agniveer scheme will be scrapped and thrown into dustbin if the INDIA bloc comes to power as he slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "turning Hindustan ke jawan into labourers".

In his first election meeting in Haryana for the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi also attacked Modi over the issue of farmers.

Slamming the BJP government over the Agniveer scheme, he said, "This is Modi's scheme and not Army's scheme, Army does not want it".

"When the INDIA bloc forms government, we will throw Agniveer scheme into dustbin," he said at the rally held under the Mahendragarh-Bhiwani Lok Sabha seat.

India's borders, he said, are secured by the country's youth and "There is patriotism in DNA of our youth".

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Elections 2024 LIVE: Whole Family Of Lalu Prasad Immersed In Swamp Of Corruption, Says Bihar Dy CM

Bihar deputy chief minister Samrat Choudhary said, "The whole family of Lalu Prasad is immersed in the swamp of corruption...The booth was disturbed over and over again...The public was provoked...Lalu Prasad's bodyguards and Rabari Devi's bodyguards are being misused...There should be an investigation into the Chapra incident."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Form BJP Govt In Bengal, Goons Of TMC Will Be Punished, Says Shah

Addressing an election rally in West Bengal's Ghatal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Form the BJP govt in Bengal and the goons of TMC will be punished for the atrocities they put you through. For this election, you have 2 options to choose from- on one side, you have the BJP under the remarkable leadership of Narendra Modi, who has been selflessly serving the country for the past 23 years. On the other, you have the INDI alliance, the leaders of which have a long list of scams to their credit..."

Elections 2024 LIVE: Can Make PM Modi Speak About Whatever I Want, Says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh, said, "His (PM Modi) reputation, image has been lost. 'Gubbara phat gya hai'. Now, whatever I want, I can make him to speak that. I said, Modi ji, you haven't taken the name of Adani-Ambani for ten years, you should take their names, after 2 days Narendra Modi said, Adani-Ambani is giving money to Congress in Tempo."

"Modi ji, how do you know that they are giving money in Tempo? And if you know that, why didn't you start an inquiry over your friends by ED, CBI and I-T?" Rahul asked.

Elections 2024 LIVE: I'm Not A King, PM Modi Is, Says Rahul Gandhi

Hitting out at PM Modi, Congress leader in Rahul Gandhi said, "...I am not a king, PM Modi is. I never want to be one. I am your son, brother but not the king."

Elections 2024 LIVE: EC Comes Down Heavily On BJP And Congress For Campaigning Along Caste, Religion

The Election Commission of India came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress on Wednesday for campaigning along caste, community, language and religion.

It has directed BJP president JP Nadda and Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge to issue formal notes to star campaigners to correct their discourse, exercise care and maintain decorum.

"Commission’s unprecedented orders to BJP and INC in the wake of plummeting quality of campaigning led by their star campaigners," the EC said. READ FULL STORY

Lok Sabha Elections LIVE: PM Modi Says INDI Alliance 'Has Disease Worse Than Cancer'

Addressing a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Shravasti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said The INDI alliance "has diseases worse than cancer., adding that "they can destroy the whole of India if they spread."

"These three diseases can be more destructive for the country than cancer. These diseases are, these people are extremely communal, these people are extremely racist, these people are extreme nepotists," PM Modi said.

Delhi Lok Sabha Election News LIVE: Traffic Advisory ForModi's Dwarka Rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding rally in Delhi's Dwarka today, because of which police have issued an advisory regarding traffic diversions and asked commuters to avoid certain roads.

According to the advisory,

-Prime Minister Modi will visit DDA Park at Dwarka sector-14, opposite Vegas Mall, on Wednesday at 6 pm to address the rally.

-The traffic will be diverted from ISKON Chowk, Om Apartment Chowk, DXR T-point on Golf Course Road, Dwarka Mor, Kargil Chowk, Rajpuri crossing, etc, the Delhi Police advisory said.

-Delhi Police further asked people to avoid Dwarka road number 201, NSUT T-point to Vegas Mall up to Peepal Chowk, Road number 205 and road number 210.

All seven Lok Sabha seats of the national capital will go to the polls on May 25.

Elections 2024 LIVE: Shah Says Mamata Banerjee Aims To Make Her Nephew CM

Speaking at a rally in West Bengal's Purulia on Wednesday, Home Minister Amit Shah said, "The arrogant alliance that has been formed has neither a leader nor a policy. If their government is formed, will they be able to give a befitting reply to Pakistan?"

"Can they stop infiltration? Can they stop cow smuggling? They do not have any leader. Didi's [Mamata Banerjee] only aim is to make her nephew the Chief Minister," he said

JUST IN | Calcutta HC Scraps OBC Status Of Several Classes, Mamata Says Won't Accept

We will not accept Calcutta High Court order scrapping OBC status of several classes in Bengal, said CM Mamata Banerjee at poll rally in Khardah after the court on Wednesday struck down the OBC status of several classes in West Bengal, finding such reservations under an Act of 2012 to vacancies in services and posts in the state illegal.

Elections 2024 LIVE: 'You'll Need To Be Hindu Premi', Assam CM Himanta Tells Rahul Gandi

I want to tell Rahul Gandhi that just saying that he is not anti-Hindu is not enough, you will need to be 'Hindu premi', Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said in Jharkhand's Bokaro on Wednesday.

"India is a Hindu civilisation. Hindus have enriched India for the last 5,000 years," said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

"Congress never followed what is written in the Constitution. Let us win 400 (Lok Sabha) seats, Modiji will follow the directions of (BR) Ambedkarji mentioned in the Constitution," he added.

General Elections LIVE: BJP Did In 10 Years What Congress Couldn't Do In 60, Says Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP leader on Tuesday asserted that the BJP-led central government accomplished in 10 years what the Congress could not do even in 60 years of its rule. Addressing a poll meeting in support of BJP's West Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Gadkari appealed to the people to vote for BJP if they want pollution-free air and water in the national capital.

"This election, in its truest sense, is for deciding the future of the country. I can tell you that what the Congress could not do in 60 years, we did it in 10 years under Modiji. We have come to you with our report card," he told the gathering.

Delhi Lok Sabha Elections News LIVE: Metro Timings Revised For Polling Day

On the day of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on May 24, Delhi Metro train services on all Lines will start from 4 AM so that the staff deployed for election duty can avail the facility, DMRC said on Wednesday.

The trains will run with a frequency of 30 minutes on all the Lines till 06:00 AM. After 6:00 AM, normal Metro trains services will run throughout the day," DMRC said.

Lok Sabha Elections News LIVE: Congress Tells How PM Name Will Be Decided By INDIA Bloc

Addressing one of the most-asked questions about the Opposition bloc INDIA - how they will decide the PM face - Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said choosing the prime minister after they get the mandate on June 4 "will be a matter of only a few hours."

The Congress general secretary said on Wednesday that the election is not a beauty contest between people and hence INDIA has no PM face against Narendra Modi.

The statement comes a day after Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the INDIA bloc would select the prime minister through a consensus at a meeting of all the 26 alliance partners after the results are declared on June 4.

The formula to be followed is that the candidate of the biggest party will be the prime minister, Jairam Ramesh said to news agency ANI, answering a question on whether Rahul Gandhi will be the prime minister's face.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 4 Terror Attacks In Anantnag-Rajouri, Last Constituency To Go To Polls 

With polling in four of the five parliamentary seats in Jammu and Kashmir having taken peacefully, the focus has now shifted to the reshaped Anantnag-Rajouri constituency which seen four terror attacks in the last 30 days.

The constituency spread on either side of the mighty Pir Panjal was originally scheduled to go to polls on May 7 but polling was deferred here to May 25 by the EC which cited adverse weather conditions. EC said several parties, including the BJP, Apni party and the DPAP had requested that the polling be rescheduled. The parties also cited the closure of the Mughal road – an alternative link connecting Jammu with Kashmir.

Over 18.30 lakh eligible voters, including 8.99 lakh women and over 81,000 first-timers, will decide the fate of 20 contestants, including former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, in the fray for the prestigious seat.

Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM Modi's Rally In Dwarka To Begin Shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a rally shortly in Delhi's Dwarka. All seven constituencies of Delhi will be voting on May 25, the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

Elections 2024 Live: Yogi Adityanath Says SP-Congress Alliance 'Dangerous' For Country

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said, "Whenever Samajwadi Party and Congress have allied, it has been disastrous, it is dangerous for the country. You are seeing how the stampede is happening, just think what these goons would have done if they came to power. How the stage is being vandalised, someone is pushing his leader down and someone is occupying the stage himself..."

Delhi Lok Sabha Polls Live: Delhi Police Issues Clarification, Says No Bomb Threat In Dwarka

Delhi Police on Wednesday issued clarification that there is no bomb threat in Dwarka. Earlier, there were reports of an incident of accidental fire in a shop in Dwarka's mall.

Swati Maliwal Case Live: Kejriwal Says 'I Want Fair Investigation' In Swati Maliwal Case

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said, "I want fair investigation, justice in Swati Maliwal assault case as incident has two versions."

He also said his wife Sunita has no interest in politics, will not contest elections in future

Delhi Lok Sabha Polls Live: PM Modi Felicitated During His Rally In Delhi's Dwarka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was felicitated during his public rally in Delhi's Dwarka on Wednesday.

Elections 2024 Live: Arvind Kejriwal Says 'INDIA-bloc Govt Will Free Judiciary Of Pressure'

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said, "INDIA bloc govt will free judiciary of pressure, ensure his release from jail."

Lok Sabha Polls Live: PM Modi Says '5 Phases Have Confirmed Strong BJP-NDA Govt'

Addressing a rally in Delhi's Dwarka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "The voting on more than 400 Lok Sabha seats has been completed... The 5 phases have confirmed a strong BJP-NDA government. The country understands that any vote for the INDI alliance is not going to be of any use to the country. Every vote for the BJP will ensure the resolution of Viksit Bharat..."

Lok Sabha Election News Live: PM Modi Targets INDIA-bloc, Says 'They Have Done Injustice To India's Capabilities'

During his address to a rally in Delhi's Dwarka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "There is a clear difference between BJP's model and Congress' model (of development). Congress and the INDI alliance neither have the time to think about the future nor they have the habit of using our resources. For 60 years, they have done injustice to India's capabilities."

Elections 2024 Live: PM Modi Calls INDIA-bloc 'Extremely Communal, Casteist, Nepotistic'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally in Delhi's Dwarka on Wednesday said, "Our motto is 'nation first' but for Cong and INDI alliance, it is 'family first'. Country has to choose between the two. Three things common among all INDI alliance partners -- they are extremely communal, casteist, nepotistic."

He also said, "Congress tarnished image of Commonwealth Games by looting Delhi, entire world hailed India for hosting G20 summit."

"Every party which is with Congress is to be blamed for anti-Sikh riots, only Modi getting justice for victims,"he said.

Lok Sabha Polls Live: PM Modi Says 'Will Do X-ray Of Corrupt People's Wealth After Returning To Power'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally in Delhi's Dwarka on Wednesday said, "Will do an X-ray of corrupt people's wealth after returning to power; those looting people will go to jail."

Elections 2024 Live: Arvind Kejriwal Says Was Put In Jail Because He Made Electricity Free In Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a 'Nukkad Sabha' in Delhi on Wednesday said, "Look at the irony... I provided medicines to 2.5 people in Delhi for free, but I went to jail, they stopped my medicines for 15 days. I am a sugar patient... I am injected with insulin for the last 10 years. When I was in jail, they didn't give me insulin injection. My fault was that I made electricity free in Delhi. Today, there is 8,000 megawatt load on Delhi in such intense heat, but there is not a single power cut in Delhi."

2024 Election News Live: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis Accuses INDIA-bloc Members Of Fighting Each Other

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis during his roadshow in Delhi on Wednesday said, "They (members of INDIA bloc) keep fighting with each other and have just one agenda which is to stop PM Modi from returning to power. However, the more they try to do this, the more people give their support to PM Modi."

Elections 2024 Live: Arvind Kejriwal Alleges Delhi Police Will Come To Interrogate His Parents Tomorrow

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged Delhi Police will come to interrogate his old and ill parents tomorrow (May 23).

Lok Sabha Polls News Live: PM Modi Says Rahul Gandhi Has Accepted His Family Was Against Backward Classes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday while targeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Delhi's Dwarka said, "Many a times, despite telling a million lies, the truth still comes to the fore. Today, the 'shehzada' of Congress accepted a big truth... 'shehhzada' has accepted that the system in place during the times of his grandmother, his father and his mother was against the Dalits, backwards and Adivasis."

Elections 2024 Live: Kejriwal Says 'Sisodia, Jain Received Messages In Jail That They Will Get Bail If They Join BJP'

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said, "Judiciary is under tremendous pressure. Everyone knows how much pressure they are working under now. Both Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain have received messages in jail that they will get bail if they join BJP. Who will get them bailed and how? We will not put any pressure, but if the pressure is lifted from over the judiciary, then justice will start to be served fairly."

Elections 2024 Live: 'No Such Intention," Says Kejriwal On Being Asked About Becoming INDIA-bloc's PM Face

Delhi CM and AAP supreme on Wednesday in response to a query on whether he considered himself a PM face of the INDIA bloc, said, "I have no such intention. We (AAP) are a very small party contesting only 22 seats."

Elections 2024 Live: AAP Leader Atishi Alleges PM Modi Has Sent Delhi Police To Interrogate Parents Of Arvind Kejriwal Tomorrow

Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi on Wednesday alleged, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent Delhi Police to interrogate the elderly parents of Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow. I want to ask PM Modi and BJP that 85 years old father of Arvind Kejriwal who cannot walk alone without support and the mother of Arvind Kejriwal who just returned home a few days ago after spending a long time in the hospital, do they think that 85-year-old patients raised their hands on Swati Maliwal? Does the BJP feel this?..."

Lok Sabha Polls Live: Kejriwal Says 'On June 4 INDIA-bloc's First Task After Govt Formation Will Be To Get Full Statehood For Delhi'

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said, "Amit Shah came to Delhi the day before yesterday and said that all the supporters of Aam Aadmi Party are Pakistanis, are you a Pakistani? We got support in Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Punjab, so are they Pakistanis?...On June 4, the INDIA coalition government will be formed and AAP will be a part of it and the first task will be to get full statehood for Delhi."