May 1 Election round up: Cong demands arrest of Modi for poll code violation; AAP manifesto promises ‘spiritual city’ status for Varanasi

We have spoken to Ashutosh and Manish Sisodia about this, K C Tyagi told reporters.

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9.00 pm: Senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi today said that Narendra Modi should “display similar candour” over snooping controversy in Gujarat as Congress leader Digvijaya Singh did about his relationship with a TV journalist.

8.00 pm: The Aam Aadmi Party released its manifesto, promising to develop Varanasi as a “spiritual city” of all “religions” and work to make it a world heritage city. The three aspects — river, weaver and sewer– are very crucial in the temple town and transcend religious and caste boundaries.

7.20 pm: Two key Hindu religious leaders will campaign against Narendra Modi in the holy city of Varanasi from where the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate is contesting the Lok Sabha election. While Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand Devtirath has blamed Modi for 2002 Gujarat riots, Dwarka Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has also been his critic since long and had taken him on recently for ‘Har Har Modi’ slogan, inspired by a religious incantation, raised by his supporters.

6.55 pm: Bahujan Samaj Party today demanded the Election Commission to ban SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh over his remark against Mayawati.

6.50 pm: Congress has demanded arrest of Modi for violation of model code of conduct. Talking to reporters, Congress party legal cell head K C Mittal said: “EC has already registered the complaint against Narendra Modi, Modi should be arrested for his offence.”


6.25 pm: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan yet again hit out at Election Commission saying the poll body cannot behave like ‘God’ and it should take actions best suited for a democratic setup. “The Election Commission cannot behave like God! Instead it should adopt a line of action best suited for democracy and in the spirit of the Constitution,” Khan said. READ FULL STORY HERE

6.05 pm: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today used his acknowledgement of his relationship with a woman journalist to target Narendra Modi, saying he is not a “coward” like the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate to hide his marital status for years.

5.40 pm: Oil Minister Moily hits out at Gurudas Dasgupta and CPI leader’s accomplices in his ministry for carrying out malicious campaign.


3:40 pm: In a controversial comment Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi has said that Muslims who do not vote for his party are not ‘true Mulsims’. READ FULL STORY: Muslims who don’t vote for Samajwadi Party not true Muslims: Abu Azmi

3.20 pm: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday questioned the Election Commission’s order for registration of an FIR against Narendra Modi and said it acted in “haste and anger” and the interpretation given by it may fall foul of Constitutional provisions.
READ FULL STORY: EC acted in haste on registration of FIR against Modi, says Jaitley

2.54 pm: RJD leader Lalu Prasad today said that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate should be sent to Pakistan and then only any question of destabilisation will arise. READ FULL STORY:  Lalu Yadav says send Narendra Modi to Pakistan



2.28 pm: JD(U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi has reportedly said that his party will support and Aam Aadmi Party and its convenor Arvind Kejriwal. “We have spoken to Ashutosh and Manish Sisodia about this,” Tyagi told reporters. READ FULL STORY: JD(U) declares support to Kejriwal

2.15 pm: Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday broke away from her SPG security cordon and went ahead for campaigning in Tiloi in the district without security cover of the elite protection agency. READ FULL STORY:  Priyanka Gandhi breaks away from SPG security cordon

1.15 pm: You must realise the intention of the person contesting from Amethi, says Priyanka Gandhi. She further says that his brother Rahul Gandhi has always observed his father Rajiv Gandhi and learnt from him.

1.03 pm:

12.50 pm: EC censures Union minister Beni Prasad Verma for ‘insulting’ remarks against Narendra Modi; says further violation could result in banning his campaign activity. READ FULL STORY: EC censures Beni Verma for ‘highly insulting’ remarks against Narendra Modi

12.38 pm: Cash over Rs 4.5 crore and liquor have been seized as a part of election raids in various
parts of East Godavari district.

12.35 pm: 

12:17 pm : We want a skilled India, but Congress has created a Scam India in 10 years, said Modi addressing a rally in Andhra Pradesh.



12:09 pm: Give our farmers water and see the wonder they can do. Atal ji wanted to link Ganga and Cauvery. River linking will help farmers here, said Modi addressing a rally in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

12:07 pm: I have received tremendous affection from Seemandhra. Will never let your affection go in vain, said Narendra Modi

 12:01 pm: Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Andhra Pradesh. Venkaiah Naidu translated Modi’s speech for local people in Telugu.

11:38 am: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara.
READ FULL STORY: Narendra Modi offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara hill shrine   

11:11 am: Narendra Modi to address meetings in Guntur, Bheemavaram, Nellore & Vizag on Thursday.

10.50 am: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address rallies at Hamirpur and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

10.36 am: BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu visits Amritsar.

10.31 am:

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 8:50 am: Priyanka Gandhi to campaign for Rahul Gandhi in Amethi on Thursday.

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8:35 am: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi reacted on the FIR filed against him on Wednesday. While addressing a rally in Tirupati, he said “This is the first FIR against me and I will not forget this date”.

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