Making the most of the last day of campaigning for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 6, political leaders attempt to woo voters continued on Saturday across the country.
BJP's star campaigner Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh and Basti, before heading towards Ramnagar in Bihar's West Champaran district. Party president Amit Shah will campaign in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa, hold a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi and address a public meeting at Rohini in Delhi.
In Rajasthan, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, accompanied by Sunny Deol and Nitin Gadkari, will hold a roadshow in Jhotwada Assemly constituency. Deol will later campaign in Jhunhunu and lead a roadshow in UP's Raebareli.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally in Harayana's Gurugram and UP's Dhammor while Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow in South Delhi, campaigning for AAP candidate Raghav Chadha.
Several poll campaigns were hit in eastern states because of Cyclone Fani. PM Modi`s public meetings in Tamlik and Jhargram on May 5 have been pushed back to May 6, Shah`s rallies in Ghatal and Bishnupur on May 6 have been rescheduled to May 7.
Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee also announced Friday that her party has cancelled all political programmes and electoral campaigns for the next 48 hours.Whatever happened was wrong. Somebody sent it to us, my team shared it and later deleted it, very sorry, it happened, it should not have happened: Kirron Kher on EC notice over children in poll campaign BJP President Amit Shah & Union Minister Smriti Irani hold a roadshow in Amethi. Smriti Irani is the BJP candidate from the Amethi parliamentary constituency.
West Bengal: Bongaon BJP candidate Shantanu Thakur’s vehicle met with an accident near Jagulia. He suffered injuries and was rushed to Bongaon Medical College and Hospital. Efforts being made to shift him to a hospital in Kolkata.
Congress wants a contract Prime Minister while we and the country want a perfect Prime Minister,” Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hits out at Rahul Gandhi.
EC issues notice to BJP Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher, seeks response over sharing a video on her Twitter account showing children wearing PM Modi masks. Poll code bans the representation of children in electioneering. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had also objected to the tweet on May 3.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has served notices to Congress' Digvijaya Singh and his rival from the BJP, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, over alleged discrepancies in election expenditure. Both the leaders are contesting the Lok Sabha election from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal constituency.
UP Congress chief Raj Babbar targets BJP, says, "There lies are caught every day, yet they keep lying day after day. These people want to mark their stamp on UPA's work. We struck down top terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and others but never blew our own trumpet. This was our work."