May 2 elections roundup: Narendra Modi to campaign in Rahul’s Amethi

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Here are the latest updates on Elections 2014:

21.45 pm: Probe against Narendra Modi: Ahmedabad police draw up panch-nama

21.23 pm: The Election Commission rejected opposition’s demand for repoll in some booths in West Bengal that went to polling on April 30 in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections

8.55 pm: Seeking to reach out to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday said that a “handsome package” would be given for the development of West Bengal if his party formed the next government.

8.20 pm: Low turnout greeted the Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the Andhra Muslim College grounds on the Ponnuru road when she arrived to address a campaign rally on Friday, apparently reflecting the anger of the people of Seemandhra region over states’s bifurcation.

7.54 pm:  Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi advised a party worker, who was booked for allegedly threatening to kill Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas, to shun ideology of violence.

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6.50 pm: BJP asked the Election Commission to ensure adequate deployment of central security forces on all polling booths in eastern Uttar Pradesh for a “free and fair” election.

6.30 pm: Contesting Priyanka Gandhi’s claim that her brother Rahul had done a lot of development in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said she was unaware that the Congress Vice President had failed to spend the MPLAD fund in the area. 

6.02: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi  from Saturday.

5.40: Priyanka Gandhi on Friday alleged that pamphlets containing dirty material about her family were being dumped in Amethi.

5.30 pm: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday said that Priyanka Gandhi has succeeded in “robbing the brother from being in the limelight” and pushed him “out of the frame”.

5.05 pm:Asserting that it had nothing to fear, BJP on Friday lashed out at Congress over the snoopgate probe issue, accusing it of “stooping low” in “desperation”.

 4.43 pm: Hitting out at Narendra Modi, Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday claimed that the Gujarat chief minister will never become Prime Minister despite all efforts as people have come to know his real face.

4.04 pm: Narendra Modi slams Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh. ‘Rahul Gandhi has not not seen poverty, he was born with a golden spoon’, he said.

 

With what face can UPA say Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan: Narendra Modi questions Congress

— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 2, 2014

3.45 pm: Senior BJP leader C P Thakur, on Friday, said that the Congress and AAP challenge to Narendra Modi in Varanasi was only in the media, as people there are rooting for the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate.

3.25 pm: Arvind Kejriwal while addressing people in Amethi said that the region is facing lack of schools and hospitals.  “Earlier people of Amethi had no option but to elect Rahul Gandhi, but now they have  Kumar Vishwas as an alternative”, he said.

3.20 pm: Arvind Kejriwal addressing a public rally meeting in Amethi.

2.11 pm: RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday hit back at Rajnath Singh saying that he was trying to portray himself and not Narendra Modi as the real candidate for the top post. READ FULL STORY: Rajnath projecting himself as candidate for top job: Lalu

1.58 pm: The head of the Kabir Mutt in Varanasi has said Narendra Modi does not reflect the composite culture of this temple town and cautioned that his contesting election from the “sacred place” may “vitiate” its centuries-old unity between Hindus and Muslims. READ FULL STORY: Modi does not reflect composite culture: Kabir Mutt chief

1.45 pm: I am not a person who makes false promises, I want to bring change to your lives, says Narendra Modi in UP.

 

12.51 pm: Whenever I talk of anything from employment to women’s safety, they talk of secularism, said Narendra Modi campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.

 

12:18 pm: Opposition is spreading lies and there level of campaign has gone down, said Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi. She also alleged that books with baseless material written about her family were being dumped a night before at places where her public meetings were scheduled.
READ FULL STORY: Priyanka Gandhi: Narendra Modi is a leader who wants power for himself

12.08 pm: Amethi has seen a lot of development, said Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi.

12.06 pm: Rahul Gandhi speaks for all and not just for himself, says Priyanka Gandhi campaigning in Amethi on Friday.

12.01 pm: Ahmed Patel hits back at Narendra Modi. “Modi’s comments are baseless. Will quit public life if proven I visited him after 2001″, he said. READ FULL STORY: Narendra Modi lying, never had friendship with him: Ahmed Patel

10.26 am:

10.15 am: BJP leader Shaina NC has hit out at Abu Azmi over his ‘DNA test for Muslims who do not vote for SP’ remark, calling it a ‘height of communal crazy statements’.

FROM THE PRINT: SP, BSP silence stands out in push and pull for Varanasi

 

FROM THE PRINT: Cleric who offered Modi skullcap to campaign against him in Varanasi

9:07: am: Narendra Modi will address series of rallies in Uttar Pradesh on today.

8:45 am: Arvind Kejriwal to campaign for Kumar Vishwas in Amethi today.