Elections LIVE: Actor Paresh Rawal replaces Advani loyalist from Ahmedabad- East LS seat
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9.45 pm: While Arvind Kejriwal could contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would field a different candidate against the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate in Vadodara, senior party leader Prashant Bhushan said.
9.31 pm: In yet another blow to Congress in Odisha, former Assembly Speaker Sarat Kar and OPCC secretary Alekh Choudhury today joined ruling Biju Janata Dal.
9.20 pm: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its 10th list of candidates for 22 Lok Sabha seats across six states.
9.02 pm: In what could stoke fresh controversy in BJP after the row over L K Advani’s ticket, the party today replaced his loyalist and sitting MP Harin Pathak with actor Paresh Rawal from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha seat.
9.00 pm: Five-time MP Haren Pathak, who is close to L K Advani, was denied a BJP ticket: TV reports.
8.40 pm: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will visit Chandigarh on March 29 and will address a rally in support of BJP candidate from city Kirron Kher.
8.33 pm: Hurt by party’s decision to not give Jaswanth Singh Barmer ticket: Sushma Swaraj.
8.00 pm: The ruling BJD in Odisha today denied ticket to eight sitting MLAs including former Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai and two sitting MPs while announcing its candidates for 19 assembly and four Lok Sabha constituencies.
7.57 pm: AAP candidate for Nagpur Lok Sabha seat Anjali Damania has a immovable property worth Rs 3,50,10,000 and liabilities of around Rs 14 lakh.
6.30 pm: NCP leader and Union minister Praful Patel, former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, AAP leader Anjali Damanai and Maharashtra minister Shivajirao Moghe were among those who filed nominations for Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on Saturday.
6.12 pm: Two-time Congress MP and Haryana Chief Minister’s son Deepinder Singh Hooda, who is seeking re-election from Rohtak parliamentary constituency, has declared his assets value, including that of his wife, at over Rs 35 crore.
5.55 pm: An FIR was today lodged against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas and his 40 supporters at Shukul Bazar police station here for violating Model Code of Conduct.
5.50 pm: BJP today alleged that Congress leaders were trying to polarise voters as they are unable to answer questions on the government’s “failure” to address issues of poverty, inflation and corruption.
Shazia ilmi’s brother aijaz ilmi joins bjp..n says nly bjp can devlope india
— Nitin Gadkari BJP™ (@NitinTweetBJP) March 22, 2014
4.35 pm: Mamata Banerjee announces Trinamool Congress manifesto: Full security for minorities is essential, we will work at the grass-root level.
Noted journalist Shri MJ Akbar joined the BJP today. I welcome him into the BJP. pic.twitter.com/YKgHiI4NYV
— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) March 22, 2014
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