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Elections LIVE: Muthalik shown the door by BJP hours after his appointment

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PRAMODMUTHALIKM Sri Ram Sene founder Pramod Muthalik joined the BJP earlier on Sunday.

Get all the latest updates on Lok Sabha elections throughout the day:

BJP NOT SIDELINING LEADERS: NAIDU

9.00 pm: Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Ghonda, Data Ram Baisla, today rejoined BJP.

8.30 pm: Gurgaon District Returning Officer R C Verma today issued a show cause notice to AAP’s Gurgaon Lok Sabha candidate Yogendra Yadav for alleged violation of the Model Code.

7.20 pm: Upset over denial of the Lok Sabha ticket, JD(U) MP Vishwa Mohan Kumar today resigned from his party and joined the BJP.

6.30 pm: 

6.30 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at BJP saying there was more democracy in “family-run” parties like his National Conference than in “parties with a difference”.

5.45 pm: Pramod Muthalik’s membership put on hold after Goa CM objects his inclusion into the BJP: TV reports.

5.20 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin their Lok Sabha election campaign in Bihar from Sasaram and Aurangabad constituencies next week.

5.00 pm:

4.30 pm Dwarka Peeth Shankarachayra Swaroopanand Saraswati has raised objection to “Har Har Modi” slogan in favour of BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi and registered a strong protest with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asking him to stop such “vyakti puja” (eulogising of individual).

4.00 pm:: Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday asked his party workers to take advantage of the multi-phase polling in the state by voting twice, first at their hometowns and then at places of work.

2.45 pm: With veteran party leaders unhappy over denial of ticket for Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu stressed there were no differences in the party and no question of sidelining any senior leader. “I respect Jaswant Singh. I do not want to join issue with him. And secondly, if somebody does not get a ticket and makes such a statement, it is understandable.”

2.25 pm: With a sulking Jaswant Singh set to contest from Barmer as an Independent after being denied a party ticket, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said leaders should sometime accept “no” after being showered with privileges and that his loyalty is at test.

READ FULL STORY: LEADERS SHOULD LEARN TO ACCEPT ‘NO’, SAYS JAITLEY

2.00 pm: Sri Rama Sena chief Pramod Mutalik, involved in the Mangalore pub attack, joins Bharatiya Janata Party.

1:40 pm: BJP MP Pathak hurt over ticket denial; to consult party workers.

12.50 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah slams Narendra Modi for sidelining senior leaders of continued…

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