May 8 Elections round up: BJP launches all-out war on EC, Modi takes out roadshow in Varanasi despite prohibitory orders

Modi began his roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday. Modi began his roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday.

Election management is on track, no need to worry: CEC.

4.45 pm: The Election Commission holds press conference over Modi’s Varanasi rally controversy.

4.16 pm: Narendra Modi begins his speech in Rohaniya.

4.00 pm: Ahead of the roadshow, Narendra Modi reaches Rohaniya near Varanasi.

3.57 pm:  

3.49 pm: 

3.45 pm: Local reports suggest that BJP has called off its dharna against the Election Commission after party delegation met the poll panel officials in Varanasi.

Modi is expected to reach Varanasi at 4 pm. However, he will not be addressing partymen and will only visit the party’s office in Varanasi in his motorcade and party workers are expected to put up a major roadshow by lining up along his cavalcade route.

3.30 pm: After Priyanka, Sonia reiterates that Narendra ‘Modi’s comment was an insult to Rajiv’s martyrdom. “23 years after the death of Rajiv Gandhi, Modi criticised him…What can one say about such a PM aspirant who insulted the martyrdom of Rajiv Gandhi,” says Sonia. READ FULL STORY HERE

3.25 pm: Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in UP’s Kushinagar district, takes on Modi again over Gujarat development model

3.16 pm: There has been FIR against Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu, but nothing against Rahul Gandhi: BJP

3.15 pm: There are different yardsticks for Rahul Gandhi and other, alleges BJP.


3. 14 m: The Congress candidate from Amethi Rahul Gandhi had gone to EVM enclosure, which is not allowed. Why no action has been taken against him: Venkaiah Naidu.

3.11 pm: BJP targets Rahul Gandhi over media reports showing him inside EVM enclosure in Amethi

3.10 pm: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu addresses media.

2.50 pm: Election Commission is likely to respond to the allegations made by the BJP over Modi rally. Reports suggest the poll panel will hold a press conference later in the evening.

2.15 pm: 

2.03 pm: 

1:24 pm: The Delhi Police today imposed prohibitory orders around the Election Commission complex as BJP workers sought to hold a protest against the denial of permission for Narendra Modi to hold rally at a venue of his choice in Varanasi.

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