March 31 Campaign roundup: BJP to release party manifesto on April 3; Kejriwal’s meeting with the LG a drama to mislead people, says Cong
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9:19 pm: BJP is likely to release on April 3 its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls and it is expected tofocus on reforms, good governance and strengthening of security appartus.
9:16 pm: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha president Babulal Marandi today attacked BJP for “plight” of the people of the state, and said his party would support a non-Congress and non-BJP government in a post-poll scenario.
9:13 pm: Jharkhand People’s Party today pledged support to Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha in the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, days after snapping ties with Trinamool Congress.
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9:02 pm: BJP accused AAP of having a “hidden understanding” with Congress after its candidates left the poll fray from Ajmer and Farrukhabad seats, from where Sachin Pilot and Union minister Salman Khurshid are contesting.
8:53 pm: BJP today claimed that BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s appeal to send 21 party MPs to the Lok Sabha would create instability at the Centre.
8:25 pm: Congress won’t win more than 75 seats in the country: Badal
7:55 pm: Congress-led UPA government would ensure security of women, especially those from tribal community, if the alliance won in the Lok Sabha elections, Defence minister A K Antony said today.
7:39 pm: Senior BJP leader L K Advani said today that Manmohan Singh has proved to be India’s “weakest prime minister”.
7:35 pm: BJP’s dream is to eradicate poverty and ensure better quality of life by the time India celebrates 75 years of independence, the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said today.
7:24 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram attacked Narendra Modi saying there are “deep flaws” in his character and warned people against the “danger” from one individual taking over the party, cabinet and government.
7:00 pm: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said his party would not let BJP succeed in its agenda of making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister.
6:54 pm: Quami Ekta Dal has written to SP, BSP and Congress, asking them to either lend support to its candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat Mukhtar Ansari or field a joint candidate against BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi.
6:33 pm: Accusing BJP-Congress collusion for his resignation as Delhi chief minister, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today said he did not “flee” from his responsibilities and it required a “lot of guts” to give up the post.
6:28 pm: Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh.
6:21 pm: Playing down the absence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in election meetings of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul in Bihar, the state Congress refuted continued…