/ Cyclone Fani forces Amit Shah to cancel public meetings in Jharkhand

India Today : May 03, 2019, 03:08 PM

As campaigning gains momentum for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held on May 6, political bigwigs will hold multiple rallies. While Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi holds a roadshow in Raebareli, party president Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning in Rajasthan, Hindaun, Sikar, and Bikaner.


BJP chief Amit Shah was scheduled to hold public meetings in campaign in Jharkhand. The meetings were, however, cancelled after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha. For latest updates, stay tuned with IndiaToday.in.


BJP president Amit Shahs three rallies in Jharkhand on Friday have been cancelled due to the cyclonic storm Fani which slammed the coast of neighbouring Odisha, a party leader said here. "The election rallies by party president Amit Shah ji in Koderma, Khunti and Ranchi have been cancelled, Sinha said.Aam Aadmi Party MLA Anil Bajpai will join the BJP on Friday.


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Benerjee has cancelled her election rallies after cyclone Fani made a landfall in Odisha.Predicting that the BJP-led NDA would fall short of the majority mark of 272 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress has said regional parties will have a "big say" in the formation of next government but remained evasive on the issue of Prime Ministership.


Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien, while expressing confidence that his party would have the third largest tally, also predicted that the NDA would break after the elections and "many" non-BJP parties would work together to form a government at the Centre.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "trying to create an impression that he is ahead" which is nothing but a defensive tactic being projected as an "offensive" one, O'Brien, TMC's Parliamentary Party leader in the Rajya Sabha, told IANS here.