Rains brought grief as well as relief in north India with seven persons killed in weather-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich even though Odisha continued to sizzle in the intense summer heat.
Eight persons, including five alleged criminals, were killed and six others injured when two jeeps collided in Rajasthan's Churu district.
Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria was caught on camera abusing former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a public meeting.
Chief Election Officer Ashok Jain said 37 centres across the state have been set up for counting of votes.
"The commission convey its displeasure and advises you to be more circumspect in your public utterances during election campaigns," said an order by the EC pulling up Rahul.
A BJP delegation, led by party vice-president Onkar Singh Lakhawat, alleged Rahul's speeches in Churu and Alwar yesterday spread communalism and were provocative, according to a party release here.
"Congress vice president's speech yesterday at Churu is a reflection of the party's despair and frustration. They are not able to digest the growing popularity of Narendra Modi. So, they are trying to spread misinformation," Venkaiah Naidu said.
While Rahul Gandhi might have been talking from his heart, it is important to understand here that his grandmother and his father were killed because of monsters they created.
Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari today accused Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi of promoting dynastic politics, saying he was talking about his family's sacrifices for "selfish political interests".
Rahul will address the first rally at Churu at 11 am, and in Kherdali (Alwar district) at 1 pm, a party spokesperson said today.