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19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP will get more seats than in 2014 : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BJP will win the Lok Sabha elections with full majority, and with more votes and seats than in 2014."BJP will win with full majority and with more votes and seats than we won earlier. Even our alliance partners...

19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

26/11 response would have averted Pulwama : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pulwama terror attack would not have happened if a strong reply was given after the terror attack in Mumbai in November 2008.He also noted that the aerial strike on a terror camp in Balakot was successful with Pakistan...

19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Leaders quitting as Congress is sinking ship : Shahnawaz Hussain

BJP's national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday mocked the Congress by calling it a 'sinking ship' after one of its spokespersons, Priyanka Chaturvedi, quit the grand old party and joined the Shiv Sena.Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters...

19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Scrapped 1,500 laws in 5 years : Narendra Modi to traders

In the middle of the ongoing general election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the NDA government scrapped over 1,500 laws in the last five years to ease business operations in the country.Slamming the Congress, he said before his government...

19-Apr-2019 Kanpur

Priyanka Gandhi on Kanpur road show after Amethi meetings

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday drew huge numbers of Congress supporters out on the streets as she kicked off her road show in this Uttar Pradesh industrial city on Friday.Thousands of Congress workers thronged the streets since afternoon...

19-Apr-2019 Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi meets party, BSP and JAP leaders in Amethi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday held marathon meeting with party workers and the senior leaders of the BSP and the JAP in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi.Arriving at the Fursatganj Airport in Rae Bareli, her mother and...

19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

AAP gives 'another chance' to Congress in Delhi

Giving another chance to the Congress to forge an alliance in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday postponed till next week the filing of nomination of three of its Lok Sabha candidates.AAP candidates for Chandni Chowk, North West and East Delhi Lok Sabha...

19-Apr-2019 Hyderabad

BJP insulting martyrs like Karkare : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that the BJP is insulting martyrs like police officer Hemant Karkare who died fighting terrorists during the Mumbai 26/11 attack.Reacting strongly to Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's remark...

19-Apr-2019 Mumbai

After years, Sena gets a face to woo urban class

After nearly three decades, ex-Congresswoman Priyanka V. Chaturvedi's grand entry to the Shiv Sena will bring a much-needed 'glamour quotient' to the Mumbai headquartered party.The last time when a woman joining the Sena created waves was in early 1990s when...

19-Apr-2019 Guwahati

Congress opened doors to infiltrators: Ram Madhav

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging that it was the Congress government at the Centre in 1967 that opened the country's doors to infiltrators."Who allowed infiltrators in large numbers into India,...

19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi blames Congress for traders' negative image

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Congress had created a negative perception about traders by blaming them for the price rise.He said traders are the most affected community when prices rise much against the impression that they benefit from...

19-Apr-2019 Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh)

Mayawati and Mulayam come together, attack Modi

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where they blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Samajwadi Party founder declared that this will be his last electoral battle.The...

19-Apr-2019 Mumbai

Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena

Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray....

19-Apr-2019 Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh)

Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, calls him genuine OBC leader

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati on Friday erased 24 years of bitter hostilities and shared the same platform in Mainpuri where the BSP President took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the Samajwdi Party patriarch declared...

18-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Congress linked Hindus with terror : Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism.Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case in which seven...

18-Apr-2019 Amreli (Gujarat)

Terrorism confined to two-and-half J&K districts: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that the NDA government has restricted terrorist activities to only "two-and-a-half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir while not a single bomb blast was reported from anywhere else in the country in the last five...

18-Apr-2019 Malda (West Bengal)

BJP will get 'Vidai certificate' post polls: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday vowed to stop the BJP from implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal and said her party will ensure the saffron outfit is given the NBC or "National Vidai (farewell) Certificate"...

18-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Ghulam Nabi Azad helps unite Haryana Congress leaders

An initiative by the Congress party in-charge for Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad, backed by a firm message from the high command to the highly factionalised party leadership in Haryana, has brought the warring Congress leaders together - at least for the ongoing...

18-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Rahul Gandhi changes tactics, attacks SP, BSP

In an unexpected move, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted an attack on SP and BSP, saying the two along with the BJP had destroyed Uttar Pradesh.Gandhi was addressing a rally in Badaun when he said that SP and BSP were afraid of Prime Minister...

18-Apr-2019 Lucknow

This is an election for change, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls are an "election for change"."Our Mahagathbandhan is an alliance of three parties (SP, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal) but the BJP is with 38 parties...

18-Apr-2019 Amta (West Bengal)

Only PM Narendra Modi can uplift the poor : Rajnath Singh

Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India would be freed from poverty, the day it got rid of the Congress.Referring to late Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi as well as the Congress President Rahul Gandhi, he said while all of them...

18-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress questions suspension over PM chopper check

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel on Thursday asked the Election Commission (EC) why did it suspend a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday."There have been instances...

18-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

BJP's Dharmendra Pradhan throws tantrums over chopper checking

In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.Pradhan...

18-Apr-2019 Kollam (Kerala)

Left mere onlookers this Lok Sabha polls: A.K. Antony

Congress Working Committee member and Rajya Sabha MP A.K. Antony on Thursday said that the Left forces were mere onlookers in this Lok Sabha elections."The fight is between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), while the Left is nowhere in the picture...

18-Apr-2019 Lucknow

EC ignoring code violation by BJP: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has alleged that the Election Commission was turning a blind eye to "blatant violation of the model code of conduct" by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.In a statement, Mayawati said that Adityanath was...

18-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Narendra Modi , BJP nervous like Congress was in 2014: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying they are nervous as the Congress was ahead of its rout in the Lok Sabha battle in 2014."Today, amid voting for the second phase, the BJP and Prime Minister Modi...

18-Apr-2019 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)

This election is referendum on Modi’s non-performance : Manish Tewari

Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency Manish Tewari today said that this General Election was a referendum on the non-performance of the Modi government at the centre as also that of the local MP who had...

17-Apr-2019 Panaji

Priyanka drank Ganga water because we cleaned it : Nitin Gadkari

It is only because the National Democratic Alliance government cleaned the waters of the Ganges that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi could drink the river's water and sail in a boat on her Ganga yatra, said Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

No alliance talks in Haryana : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Amid suggestions by AAP for an alliance in Hayrana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state."There have been no talks about alliance in Haryana," said Azad, who is in-charge of the state. Azad...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Modi washing feet of workers a 'made for media' event: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had washed the feet of sanitation workers at Prayagraj in February in "made for media" event and that he had no interest or time to know their problems."Unfortunately, other...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

AAP says no alliance with Congress

Unable to convince the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said there will be no poll alliance with the Congress as the two parties could not reach an agreement on seat-sharing in Delhi and Haryana in the Lok Sabha elections.AAP spokesperson Sanjay...

17-Apr-2019 Himmatnagar/Surendranagar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi says Congress will destroy Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Congress had a pathological hatred for Gujarat and if it formed a government at the Centre, the party would destroy the state as its "first target.""It pinches them that they ruled the country for four generations...

17-Apr-2019 Morinda/ Sri Chamkaur Sahib

Thousands throng Manish Tewari’s roadshow in Morinda-Chamkaur Sahab

Thousands of party workers and supporters today thronged the roadshow of the Congress candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahab parliamentary constituency, Manish Tewari. The  roadshow was organized by the Punjab Technical Education Minister and Chamkaur Sahab MLA...

17-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Amit Shah promises to end BJD's babu raj in Odisha

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the BJP would end the "babu raj" in Odisha if it came to power in the state."Democracy has collapsed in Odisha. Under (Chief Minister) Naveen Babu, MPs and MLAs stand as servants, while the babus (bureaucrats)...

17-Apr-2019 Jaipur

Kovind remark 'twisted' as BJP hits back :Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.Addressing a...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Why were demonetisation 'scams' not probed: Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the country and alleged that it "may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor".Addressing a press conference here, senior Congress leader and former...

17-Apr-2019 Lucknow

SP-BSP alliance no threat to BJP : Mahendra Nath Pandey

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not see the SP-BJP alliance in the state as a "threat" to it in the Lok Sabha elections as it believes that the works done by the Central government and the persona of Prime Minister Narendra...

17-Apr-2019 Patna

Lalu sought Jaitley's help to influence CBI : Sushil Kumar Modi

Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday claimed that jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad sought the help of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to influence the CBI in the fodder scam cases.Lalu had requested Jaitley to stop...

17-Apr-2019 Solapur (Maharashtra)

Now, Narendra Modi targets Pawar in his backyard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi fired a fresh salvo on Wednesday at Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar for raising questions about his family."He can say whatever he wants about my family He's my elder and can speak as per his culture. But for...

17-Apr-2019 Thiruneli (Kerala)

Rahul Gandhi performs 'beli tharpanam' for father in Kerala

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday performed "beli tharpanam" in memory of his father former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a Thiruneli temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.Gandhi had on his previous visit to Kerala expressed wish to perform the puja and...

17-Apr-2019 Kannur (Kerala)

PM most anti-national, dividing nation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the "most anti-national" and accused him of "dividing the nation".Reacting to Modi's allegation of the Congress turning anti-national, Gandhi said his grand old party...

17-Apr-2019 Solapur (Maharashtra)

Only I can make India strong, superpower : Narendra Modi

Appealing people to vote for a strong government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said only he can provide a strong government at the Centre and make it a superpower."Last time (2014) you gave me a full majority and I could work with full strength to...

16-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha's development stalled by BJD : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) saying that the development of Odisha has been stalled by the state government for the prevailing percentage commission (PC) culture.He alleged that the BJD government is being run...

16-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Narendra Modi holds campaign roadshow in Bhubaneswar

Campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow in the Odisha state capital on Tuesday.After arriving here from Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister began his roadshow from near the Biju Patnaik International Airport to...

16-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress should not try to teach us nationalism : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said the Congress, which has sought "proof of martyrdom" of the armed forces, should not teach nationalism to his Bharatiya Janata Party.Hitting back at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, who had attacked the BJP...

16-Apr-2019 Amravati (Maharashtra)

No mention of Ram temple in Congress manifesto: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for not mentioning the Ram temple at Ayodhya in its 2019 election manifesto.Addressing an election rally here, he reiterated that while the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine is...

16-Apr-2019 Pathanapuram (Kerala)

Nyay scheme will jump-start Indian economy : Rahul Gandhi

The Congress' Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay), a minimum income guarantee scheme, will jump-start the Indian economy, party President Rahul Gandhi said here on Tuesday.Gandhi kicked off his two-day campaign tour from Pathanapuram, Kollam district, where he arrived...

16-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Rajnath Singh files nomination, no rival in sight

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat.He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Maurya, state BJP President Mahendra Pandey and former union Minister Kalraj Misra.Rajnath...

16-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Rajnath Singh holds roadshow in Lucknow

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a roadshow here in Uttar Pradesh before filing his nomination papers from this parliamentary seat.After praying at the Hunuman Setu Mandir here, he reached the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters from where...

16-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Poonam Sinha joins SP to contest against Rajnath

Barely two hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh filed his nomination papers with almost no rival in sight, Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, arrived here on Tuesday to take him on as a Samajwadi Party candidate.Poonam...

16-Apr-2019 New Delhi

PM 'omitted' details about his property, alleges Congress

The Congress on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "omitted" certain details about his property in his affidavits filed during previous elections and wanted the Election Commission to take "thorough cognizance" of it.Addressing a press...

16-Apr-2019 Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)

Fight is different but alliance is no challenge : Hema Malini

This Lok Sabha battle is "different" for BJP MP and Bollywood actor Hema Malini because of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance but she is confident it won't affect her much because of her work over the past five years.And of course Mathura's voters, who she said are...

16-Apr-2019 Sambalpur

Narendra Modi attacks Odisha's BJD government on corruption

Making an election campaign pitch to the farming community in Odisha to vote for the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led state government for large scale corruption."It is the result of the earlier corrupt and...

16-Apr-2019 Kolkata

Congress candidates hit back at Mamata's RSS jibe

Hitting back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for trying to link two of its candidates to the RSS, the Congress on Monday accused her of trying to sow the seed of suspicion among the minorities about the Congress, and reminded her of her past relations...

15-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Nothing wrong in highlighting soldiers in polls : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday defended invoking martyrs in his poll campaigns, saying there was nothing wrong in highlighting the sacrifices made by security personnel, adding some parties have made the deaths of farmers a political issue."Thousands...

15-Apr-2019 Jaipur

After years of injustice, Congress promising 'Nyay' : Vasundhara Raje

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday hit out at the Congress, alleging that it had done "injustice" to the people for decades but now during the elections, has started talking of "Nyay (justice)".Addressing a gathering here before the filing...

15-Apr-2019 Mahuva (Saurashtra region)

NYAY to be catalyst of growth, job creation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party's promised Nyay (Nyuntan Aay Yojana) will prove a catalyst of growth and job creation and go on to undo the "massive damage" that demonetization and GST had done to the country's economy.Addressing an election...

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