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9: 55 pm: Congress asks people to come in large numbers to Rahul’s rally.
9: 53 pm: Congress moves EC accusing Narendra Modi of provoking communal sentiments.
9: 51 pm: Voting app to offer latest polls news, up-to-date results.
9:28 pm: Aiming to boost voting percentage in the April 10 LS polls, the Delhi EC roped in stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma and Bollywood singer KK to influence voters.
9: 25 pm: BJP candidate Udit Raj today accused Kejriwal of being involved in corruption by forming an NGO while being in government service and collecting fund from various agencies.
9: 11 pm: Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said, that his priority is to help conduct free, fair and peaceful polls in the city and his entire department is gearing up to do its best.
9:10 pm: BJP approaches EC over denial of permission to hold road show
9:09 pm: BJP, Congress spar over sting operation on Babri demolition.
9: 08 pm: Cong hand has mastered the art of ‘haath ki safai': Narendra Modi.
9: 03 pm: BJP says it has no role in Kejriwal ‘punching incident’.
8: 57 pm: Auto driver, advocate in AAP’s list of candidates from AP.
8: 53 pm: Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Modi for ‘snatching’ land from farmers for the Nano car factory in Gujarat and generating employment at the cost of farmers in the state.
8:23 pm: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda lashes out at Narendra Modi
8: 22 pm: Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Modi of ignoring corruption in BJP-ruled states while harping on graft and trashed his ‘Congress free India’ slogan, saying those who thought so themselves were wiped out.
8: 10 pm: Congress does not care for country’s borders: Rajnath Singh.
8:00 pm: Nitish derides BJP chant for making Modi prime minister.
7: 53 pm: Naveen Patnaik asks people not to believe in BJP and Congress.
7: 42 pm: In the sharpest attack on Narendra Modi Mamata Banerjee alleged that a person who caused riots could not become the Prime Minister of the country.
7: 31 pm: Sonia Gandhi said her party has worked for the social and economic uplift of Muslims and would continue to do so if voted again to power.
7: 27 pm: Madhusudhan Mistry to file papers from Vadodara on Saturday and Narendra Modi on Apr 9.
7: 04 pm: Sharad Yadav files nomination; says faces no challenge from RJD-Cong.
6.59 pm: Union Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today said his party had a history of making sacrifices for people of Jammu and Kashmir and is the sole guardian of the state’s identity and unity.
6.50 pm: Terming the third front as a “mirage” and a failed experiment, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today said the country cannot afford such ventures.
6.45 pm: Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan, who is confident of retaining the Indore Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh for the eighth time, today claimed there is a pro-Modi wave in the country.
6: 26 pm: Priyanka Gandhi should campaign all over India, says Congress leader.
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6:00 pm: Rahul Gandhi on Friday took on BJP in mineral-rich Bellary hit by the mining scam, saying those
involved in corruption in the area will not be spared and vowed to end all kinds of irregularity in the region.
5: 52 pm: Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal files nomination for Nashik LS seat.
5: 36 pm: Sushma Swaraj file nomination from Vidisha; hopes for a big win.
5: 35 pm: Varun Gandhi said he does not want to indulge in politics of caste or religion and wishes to establish a new kind of politics in Uttar Pradesh.
5: 28 pm: V K Singh said, Manmohan Singh dispensation has ‘exploited’ the country for the past 10 years and there were
more ‘scams’ than work.
5: 22 pm: Lankan issue will not affect Congress in polls, says G K Vasan.
5: 09 pm: Mehbooba Mufti files second set of nomination papers.
4: 56 pm: Mayawati urged Muslims to avoid splitting of votes and support her party’s candidates to prevent BJP from coming to power.
4: 43 pm: Nitish Kumar slammed Rahul Gandhi for his comments on the state’s development and blamed the Centre for slow industrial growth in the state.
4: 35 pm: Jairam Ramesh accused BJP of becoming a one-man-centric party and claimed that the Congress alone
could do justice to all sections of society.
4: 28 pm: The propaganda machinery of BJP would fail to make Narendra Modi the next prime minister, said Akhilesh Yadav said.
4: 21 pm: Vasundhara Raje misleading people for votes, says Ashok Gehlot.
3: 57 pm: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav files nomination from Mainpuri.
3: 46 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi said, Is someone who makes tall claims and speaks lies fit for the PM’s post.
3: 40 pm: Congress leaders in Uttarakhand running away from poll battlefield: BJP
3: 22 pm: SP failed to protect Muslims during Muzaffarnagar riots, said Shahi Imam.
3: 20 pm: Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid announces support for Congress in the Lok Sabha polls.
3: 13 pm: Nation faces danger from communal forces; we should ensure secular votes are not divided, says Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
2.06 pm: The UPA communalised the fight against terror and devalued security agencies, alleges BJP.
2.05 pm: BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad says that the only industry that flourished during the UPA regime was that of illegal immigration.
2.03 pm: The Congress has neglected the northeast…and not a shred of nuclear energy has been produced under the UPA government, alleges BJP.
2.00 pm: In its chargesheet, the BJP has accused the Congress of destruction of economy, corruption, disrespecting PM’s chair and faulty foreign policy.
1.50 pm: BJP releases a chargesheet against Congress, accusing it of economic mismanagement and corruption.
12.54 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in Ramgarh, Jharkhand.
12.40 pm: Arvind Kejriwal was attacked in Dakshinpuri area in Delhi while campaigning. The attacker was handed over to police by AAP supporters.
12.15 pm: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has filed her nomination papers from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh.
11.45 am: Post Independence Cong forgot about the adivasis. When Atal BIhari Vajpayee came to power, he made a separate administration for them: Modi
11.44 am: The Congress has always neglected the advasis. It was the NDA under Atal Bihari Vajpayee which worked for the upliftment of tribals.
11.43 am: Rs 1000 crores were allotted for Nirbhaya fund but not a single penny out of this fund was spent for the safety of women, charges Modi
11.42 am: Madam Sonia ji, you are a woman, yet you are misleading women. We want the answers on pertinent issues: Modi
11.41 am: Sonia Gandhi is twisting facts over security to women, says Modi
11.39 am: Narendra Modi slams UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi over ‘rise in crimes against women.’
11.34 am: Modi says Centre is not serious about women’s safety.
11.30 am: Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur.
11.15 am: Sushma Swaraj will file her nomination papers in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh today.
10.04 am: Congress leader Meem Afzal has questioned BJP’s opposition to the meeting between Sonia Gandhi and Imam Bukhari, saying if Narendra Modi can meet Baba Ramdev, why can’t the Congress president meet the Imam.
10.01 am: The Election Commission has rejected Congress candidate Madhusudan Mistry’s plea for putting up posters in place of those of Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The poll panel pointed that only 1000 slots have been booked by the BJP and the Congress could take the rest.
Modi talks against Meat Export but maximum Meat Factories came up in NDA regime. What has Gujarat Govt done for protection of Gau Mata?
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) April 4, 2014
9.34 am: Security has been beefed up in Ramgarh, Jharkhand ahead of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s rally.
Pujya Guruji Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji. I am deeply hurt that u have written such strong sentiments against me……
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 4, 2014
After Modi’s jibe,Anand Sharma informed him 3.5 Lakh Metric Tons of meat was sent out of India under Vajpayee’s govt.Modi is silent.Why?
— Shakeel Ahmad (@Ahmad_Shakeel) April 4, 2014