Co-presented by

Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: EC files FIRs against Babul Supriyo for playing anti-TMC campaign song, snatching camera of poll official

Auto Refresh Feeds

LIVE NEWS and UPDATES

Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: EC files FIRs against Babul Supriyo for playing anti-TMC campaign song, snatching camera of poll official
  • 19:02 (IST)

    Assam election latest updates

    Repolling in five polling stations in Assam on 24 April

    Repolling has been ordered in five polling stations of Karimganj (SC) and Autonomous District (ST) constituencies of Assam where polling was held in the second phase on 18 April, an election office spokesperson said on Monday.

    Repolling to the five constituencies — four in Karimganj and one in Autonomous district will be held on 24 April, he said.

    PTI

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Lok Sabha election latest updates

    Jawed Habib joins BJP

    Upon joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, hair stylist Jawed Habib said, "Till date, I was a chowkidar of hair, but now I've become chowkidar of the country."

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Odisha election latest updates

    BJP poster boy, Congress' ex-TV star and three-time BJD MP to contest Puri polls

    BJP has fielded its poster boy and party national spokesperson Sambit Patra for the Lok Sabha seat. Not to be outdone, the Congress has picked the former news TV star and current state spokesperson, Satya Prakash Nayak. Meanwhile, the Biju Janata Dal has nominated three-time MP, and eminent lawyer, Pinaki Misra to give both national parties stiff competition.

    Click here to read more

  • 18:29 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election latest updates

    Smriti Irani responds to Priyanka's possible candidature from Varanasi

    Amid speculation about Priyanka Gandhi contesting from Varanasi, Union minister Smriti Irani said that Rahul Gandhi should call all his relatives to contest the election. "Call all the relatives you have, be it from India, from Italy or from any part of the world. The people of India will do justice and they have already decided to elect Modi as their pradhansevak again, but this time, the Gandhi family will also be given a strong message," she said.

  • 18:06 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election latest updates

    Decision on Priyanka contesting from Varanasi soon?

    The Congress will decide on Priyanka Gandhi contesting from Varanasi in the next 24 to 48 hours, CNN-News18 quoted sources as saying.

    In March, the AICC leader had first hinted about contesting from Varanasi, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election. On Sunday, she said she will contest from Varanasi if asked by her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi. 29 April is the last date to file nomination for the constituency.

  • 17:53 (IST)

    West Bengal election latest updates

    TMC ropes in Yashwant Sinha for campaigning

    The Trinamool Congress announced that former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha will campaign in Kulti and Ranigunj in Asansol. Sinha quit the BJP in April 2018 alleging that democracy was "under threat" under the NDA government and that he would launch a strong movement to "save democracy" in the country.

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Narendra Modi in Rajasthan latest updates

    Congress promised farm loan waiver in Rajasthan but 'naamdar' disappeared after winning Assembly polls, says PM

    Narendra Modi said, in Udaipur, "Congress has cheated the country for 7 decades. If you had not brought us, then maybe those habits would still be running on them. Here, they had promised to waive loans of farmers. But the 'naamdar' disappeared soon after winning the election.


    "The country is now awake. Women and the youth have now learned the truth about the Congress."

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Narendra Modi in Rajasthan latest updates

    Public will rightly answer Congress and 'mahamilawati' for question valour of soldiers, says PM

    Addressing a rally in Udaipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Congress and its allies for demanding proof for Balakot air strikes. "The public has given proof to the 'naamdar' in the first two phases of the election. In the next five phases, the people of the country will rightly answer the questions raised against the valour of our soldiers," he said.

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Lok Sabha election latest updates
    Congress announces three candidates from Uttar Pradesh

    In its latest list of candidates, the Congress fielded Yogesh Shukla from Allahabad, Chandresh Upadhyay from Domariyaganj, and Kabir Nagar from Bhal Chand Yadav.

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Odisha election latest updates

    BJD writes to EC over inaction against Dharmendra Pradhan

    The BJD asked the Election Commission why no action was being taken against Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan who had allegedly obstructed the flying squad from discharging their duties at Burla airport on 12 April.

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election latest updates

    Smriti Irani distributing shoes in Amethi to belitttle Rahul, says Priyanka Gandhi

    "Smriti Irani is distributing shoes in Amethi .The people of Amethi have never begged from anyone. She thinks she can insult Rahul Gandhi by doing this," said Priyanka Gandhi while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.

    "The people of Amethi are very sensible. You all are aware who was going to open a food park in Amethi and it has not opened till now. The food park was going to benefit 5 lakh farmers both in Amethi and Raebareli," she said.

  • 16:56 (IST)

    Lok Sabha election latest updates

    Bomb should've been tied around Rahul, says Pankaja Munde

    While addressing a rally in Jalna on Sunday, BJP leader Pankaja Munde said: "We conducted a surgical strike after the cowardly attack on our soldiers (by Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama). Some people asked for the proof of the strike? I say, we should've attached a bomb to Rahul Gandhi and have sent him to another country. Then they would have understood."


Lok Sabha Election 2019 LATEST updates, 3rd Phase of voting will be held tomorrow, 23 April: The Election Commission registered two FIRs against Union minister and BJP candidate from Asansol Babul Supriyo for continuing to play a campaign song despite denial of permission by the commission and for snatching the camera of an Election Commission official who was video recording his rally.

The Congress will decide on Priyanka Gandhi contesting from Varanasi in the next 24 to 48 hours, CNN-News18 quoted sources as saying. In March, the AICC leader had first hinted about contesting from Varanasi, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election. On Sunday, she said she will contest from Varanasi if asked by her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi. 29 April is the last date to file nomination for the constituency.

The Trinamool Congress announced that former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha will campaign in Kulti and Ranigunj in Asansol. Sinha quit the BJP in April 2018 alleging that democracy was "under threat" under the NDA government and that he would launch a strong movement to "save democracy" in the country.

In Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Congress and its allies for demanding proof for Balakot air strikes. "The public has given proof to the 'naamdar' in the first two phases of the election. In the next five phases, the people of the country will rightly answer the questions raised against the valour of our soldiers," he said.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at BJP's Amethi candidate Smriti Irani while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. "Smriti Irani is distributing shoes in Amethi .The people of Amethi have never begged from anyone. She thinks she can insult Rahul Gandhi by doing this," she said.

Ending months of speculation over a possible tie-up with AAP, the Congress on Monday fielded three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit from North-East Delhi and former Union minister Ajay Maken from New Delhi, as it announced names of candidates for six Lok Sabha seats in the national capital.

The Congress also fielded JP Agarwal from Chandni Chowk, Arvinder Singh Lovely from East Delhi, Rajesh Lilothia from North-West Delhi and Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi.

Dikshit, who took over from Maken as the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief earlier this year, was last a member of Parliament from 1984-89 from Kannauj. She was the chief minister of Delhi for three terms between 1998 and 2013.

Dikshit will take on BJP's sitting MP Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Dilip Pandey.

Interestingly, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has not been named from the Chandni Chowk seat from which he has been fighting from since 2004. After two terms, Sibal had lost to Union minister Harsh Vardhan in 2014.
Sibal had said last month that he will "certainly contest" from Delhi's Chandni Chowk seat in the Lok Sabha, irrespective of whether there is an alliance between his party and AAP.

Another interesting pick by the Congress is former DCC chief Lovely from East Delhi where he will take on AAP's Atishi. The BJP is yet to declare its candidate from the seat.

Lovely has held important portfolios such as a minister in Delhi. He had briefly joined the BJP, but returned to the Congress fold in 2018.
The Congress is yet to announce its candidate for the South Delhi seat.

In the 2014 national election, the BJP won all seven seats in Delhi.
Talks for an alliance between the Congress and AAP broke down over AAP's insistence that the grand old party should agree to share seats in Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab apart from Delhi.

The AAP has already named its seven candidates in the national capital and party's West Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar had also filed his nomination papers on Thursday.

The other six candidates who are expected to file their nominations soon are Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta, East Delhi candidate Atishi, North West Delhi candidate Gugan Singh, South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, North East candidate Pandey and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel.

The BJP on Sunday fielded its four sitting MPs from Delhi — Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari from North-east Delhi, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Apr 22, 2019 19:38:24 IST