April 13 Campaign roundup: Narendra Modi in a hurry to become PM like an ‘anxious groom’, says Sharad Pawar

BJP's Narendra Modi and L K Advani will tour Tamil Nadu starting with the Sunday rally in Chennai.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 13, 2014 10:15 pm

10.12 pm: Narendra Modi attacks AIADMK, DMK.

9.54 pm: Congress releases list of 139 candidates for the Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh.

9.31 pm: Congress today criticised SP leader Azam Khan for raising doubts over the credibility of the EC and stood behind the poll body for its independence.

9.11 pm: Narendra Modi in a hurry to become PM like an ‘anxious groom’: Sharad Pawar

9.07 pm:  Shazia Ilmi said today that the party chief Arvind Kejriwal had not acted in haste by resigning as the chief minister of Delhi.

8.58 pm: UP govt will fall after Modi becomes PM, claims Uma Bharti.

8.42 pm:  Sonia to address poll rally at Paota on Monday.

8.21 pm: Yoga guru Ramdev, who has pledged his support to Narendra Modi, today claimed  Sonia Gandhi has no love for ‘sadhus and saints’ of India.

8.26 pm: Manmohan Singh weakest PM of country, said Prabhat Jha.

 8.00 pm: Azam Khan booked for hate speech in Shamli, slams EC panel.

 7.10 pm: District administration has lodged a case against Beni Prasad Verma for his alleged controversial remarks against Narendra Modi.

6:56 pm: BJP Vice-President Prabhat Jha claimed today that his party would win 27 out of the total 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh.

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6.18 pm: Mayawati today attacked BJP and Congress for ‘double-crossing’ the common man by serving the interests of capitalists.

6.16 pm: 116 candidates in fray for six Mumbai LS seats.

6.10 pm: Narendra Modi today charged that Sonia Gandhi’s ‘blind love’ towards her son Rahul Gandhi had left the country in ‘ruins’ and UPA government was ‘remote-controlled’ by her.

ALSO READ: Sonia’s ‘blind love’ for Rahul left country in ‘ruins’: Narendra Modi

6.09 pm:  BJP complains against Congress leaders for poll code violation.

6.08 pm: Sharad Pawar today stepped up his attack on Narendra Modi, saying the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate is ‘dreaming’ of becoming Hitler and asked people to foil his ‘attempt’ in the LS polls.

6.02 pm: Will ask EC to add cost of Jaitley’s house in his poll expense: Congress.

5.21 pm: Murli Manohar Joshi today said there was no Modi wave in the country but only a BJP wave.

ALSO READ:  No Modi wave in the country: Murli Manohar Joshi

5. 19 pm: BJP creating ‘Modi wave’ through media hype, said Rajiv Shukla.

5.09 pm: Jayalalithaa today said the party was no different from Congress on the emotive Cauvery issue.

5.07 pm: Hectic campaigning for last phase polls in Odisha

5.02 pm: Forty-five cows, 20 calves and a double barrel gun with 50 cartridges are among the possessions of Rabri Devi who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate from Saran constituency.

5.00 pm: Narendra Modi wave’ will take BJP to nearly 300, said Shatrughan Sinha.

4.52 pm: No trace of Narendra Modi wave in country, says Arvind Kejriwal

4.45 pm: 14 candidates less than 30 yrs contesting polls in Punjab.

4.40 pm: In a personal attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate,Tarun Gogoi today demanded Bharat Ratna for Jashodaben, wife of Modi, calling her ‘a symbol of sacrifice and pain’.

ALSO READ: Tarun Gogoi attacks Narendra Modi over ‘married’ status.

4.08 pm: Two-time BJP MLA from Hamirpur joins Congress.

3.58 pm: Trashing pre-poll surveys putting Narendra Modi ahead in the prime ministerial race, Mamata Banerjee today said the idea of a PM candidate is ‘fictional’ as it is not backed by Constitution.

3.44 pm: Congress leader Narayan Rane today said the Gujarat Chief Minister is a ‘liar’ and ‘devoid of human values’.

3.26 pm: Will accept any role party gives after elections: L K Advani.

2.40 pm: Harshavardhan, president of the Delhi unit of BJP, today called upon the medical fraternity to help Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister.

2. 36 pm:  MP Congress demands Z-category security for Modi’s wife.

2.06 pm: Narendra Modi today dubbed the UPA government as ‘remote controlled’ and ‘lame’ as he raised the pitch for a strong and stable government at the Centre.

1.20 pm: Narendra Modi today took a jibe at JDS chief H D Deve Gowda for his remark that he will “quit” Karnataka if BJP forms the government, saying the former PM was welcome in Gujarat where he will serve him more than his son.

1.19 pm: Voters of more than ten villages in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections to protest the lack of basic amenities in the area

1.09 pm: PMO to seek Modi’s views on disclosing his letters with Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

1.03 pm:  A former IPS officer and a tribal leader are seeking to break Pawar dynasty’s stranglehold over this Lok Sabha constituency by unseating NCP supremo’s daughter Supriya Sule when people vote on April 17.

12.54 pm: Priyanka Gandhi will be on a two day visit of the constituency from April 15 to campaign for her brother and sitting Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.

12.52 pm: Narendra Modi remains the ‘most-followed’ Indian politician on Twitter by a wide margin of over 15 lakh followers, but it’s AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who has gained the most with about 6.3 lakh new followers in just over last three months.Narendra Modi remains the ‘most-followed’ Indian politician on Twitter by a wide margin of over 15 lakh followers, but it’s AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who has gained the most with about 6.3 lakh new followers in just over last three months.

12.45 pm: Poll fever has caught up big time on social media but surprisingly 50 per cent of Lok Sabha nominees from three major parties in Gujarat either don’t prefer it for canvassing or stick to ‘old school’ techniques rather than logging on Facebook or Twitter.

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12.31 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan says government experience is viewed as important in some quarters, but he does not know if Rahul Gandhi joining the government after 2009 elections would have been better for Congress’ prospects in the Lok Sabha polls.

11.38 am:

11.33 am: Claiming a strong “Modi wave” in Bihar and the country as a whole, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, seeking re-election from native Patna Sahib, said going
by the current trend, it could be said that BJP will not only accomplish “mission 272” but might win 300 Lok Sabha seats on its own.

11.21 am: 

11.06 am: Manipur election observer Chandra Bhanu, an IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has died of cardiac arrest, officials said.

10.52 am: Nearly 3.25 crore voters are expected to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, in 19 constituencies during the second phase of Lok Sabha election in Maharashtra on April 17.

READ: MNS may dent Congress, Sena’s prospects in Mumbai South Central

10.19 am: Popular Tamil novelist R N Joe D’Cruz finds himself “facing threats” and “hate mails” after he expressed his support for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, hailing his Gujarat regime as “a visionary government”.

READ: Narendra Modi to meet superstar Rajinikanth in Chennai

10.03 am: Accusing Narendra Modi of hijacking the BJP “totally”, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the country faces the prospects of a dictatorial “one-man regime” if the saffron party’s prime ministerial nominee was allowed a free run.

9.45 am: 

9.40 am:  Fighting a hard battle, sitting MP Jayant Chaudhary admits that his rival and yesteryear Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini comes with a star appeal but claims his relationship with the constituency is real and people will choose issues over face.

9.32 am: BJP’s Narendra Modi and L K Advani will tour Tamil Nadu starting with the Sunday rally in Chennai.

9.27 am: Narendra Modi seem to be the flavour of the poll season with another work -a ‘graphic biography’ narrating his journey from birth till becoming the prime ministerial candidate of BJP- set to hit bookstores soon

9.20 am: BJP’s Narendra Modi remains the most-followed’ Indian politician on Twitter by a wide margin of over 15 lakh followers, but it’s AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who has gained the most with about 6.3 lakh new followers in just over last three months.



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