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April 11 Campaign roundup: Why should I condemn it, asks Deve Gowda on Mulayam Singh’s ‘rape’ remark

Voting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and an Assembly by-poll in Mizoram began on Friday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2014 10:37:44 pm

Get all the latest updates on Lok Sabha elections throughout the day:

10.11 pm Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Congress candidates in Bihar.

10.00 pm Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Congress candidates in Bihar.

9.59 pm Congress expects to win at least 10 LS seats in Assam.

9.19 pm Congress condemns Mulayam’s rape remarks, seeks apology.

9.05 pm Congress, BJP greedy for power: Kejriwal.

9.01 pm Will not hide status like Modi if I remarry: Digvijay Singh.

8.46 pm: Modi supporters come out with poster on wife controversy.

8.43 pm For Rahul, poverty means tourism:  Narendra Modi.

8.11 pm EC cracks whip Amit Shah, Azam Khan

ALSO READ: EC bans Amit shah, Azam Khan from holding public rallies after hate speech

8.05 pm Nomination process for 5th phase of polls in UP from Saturday.

7.48 pm EC approves 30 counting centres for Punjab’s 13 LS seats.

7.43 pm Mizoram registers 60 per cent turnout in Lok Sabha polls.

6.37 pm Rajnath to address rally at Udhampur on April 15.

6.36 pm BJP asks EC to debar Mulayam from contesting polls.

6.33 pm Modi owes an explanation to women, said Rajiv Shukla.

6.22 pm Shame for country to have leaders like Mulayam: Raj Thackeray.

6.20 pm Modi says ready for probe on poll expenses.

6.18 pm Jaswant lashes out at BJP for action against his son.

6.07 pm Mulayam attempts damage control, NCW sents notice

ALSO READ:After outrage over rape remark, Mulayam attempts damage control; NCW sends notice

6.00 pm BJP will come to power if Muslim votes are divided: Mayawati.

5.58 pm BJP creating communal divide, BJD bungling central funds: Sonia Gandhi.

5.42 pm Narendra Modi a liar, should be booked for ‘false’ affidavit: Digvijay Singh.

5.37 pm Rajnath to address rally at Udhampur on April 15.

5.32 pm Unfazed Mulayam says ‘wrong’ anti-rape law should be amended.

5.24 pm Women Congress workers hold protest against Narendra Modi.

5.19 pm Kapil Sibal complains to EC on Narendra Modi’s marital status issue.

ALSO READ Congress complains to EC on Narendra Modi’s marital status issue, seeks action for ‘hiding facts’

5.13 pm Deserted wife still prays for Modi to become PM.

5.12 pm NCW issues notice to Mulayam over his rape remarks.

4.54 pm Raj Thackeray must not use Modi’s name to seek votes: Gopinath  Munde.

4. 36 pm Fourth phase of LS elections will take place on Saturday covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters will decide the fate of 74 candidates.

4.33 pm

Totally unwarranted & unacceptable statement by him : Shakeel Ahmad on Mulayam Singh Yadav

— ANI (@ANI_news) April 11, 2014

4.25 pm: No one has objection of him (Modi) being married,but issue is he hid the fact from the people — Shakeel Ahmed, Congress.

4.07 pm:

4.05 pm: The National Commission for Women issued notice to SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav after his ‘rape’ remark yesterday.

3.59 pm:

3.55 pm: The voter turnout at the Assembly by-poll election in Hrangturzo was 69% by 3 pm. The seat was vacated by CM Lal Thanhawla, who also won Serchhip, his bastion.

3.50 pm: Vajpayee gave us Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. When these three states were created, they distributed sweets, but when Cong created Telangana, both Telangana and Seemandhra cried: Narendra Modi at Chhattisgarh.

3.37 pm: Raising Modi wife issue will hurt the Congress dearly: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu.

3.35 pm:

3.34 pm:

3.30 pm: If you want to change Kanpur, think about state govt also, you need to bring Congress to power: Rahul Gandhi in UP.

3.29 pm:

3.27 pm: All small scale industries in Gujarat have been shut. India Shining cannot open doors of opportunities: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.23 pm: 52.8% voter turnout in Mizoram till 3 pm.

3.22 pm: India cannot become a super power unless women are empowered. India can be developed if all religions and regions are taken forward together, Congress can do this: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.21 pm: Congress manifesto promises 2000 women police stations across the country. We will take women from the ground to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha, we will give them positions in Congress: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.20 pm:

3.20 pm: Partners of BJP beat up women in cities like Bangalore: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.19 pm:

3.19 pm The power needs to be in the hand of common people, then all models would be developed: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.18 pm:

3.17 pm: There is no Advani, Jaswant or BJP now, there’s just one Narendra Modi now: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.16 pm: The BJP has just one-point programme, making Modi the PM: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.15 pm: The BJP believes that only one person in this country has knowledge about everything: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.14 pm: The BJP manifesto promises things that the Congress party has already done: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.09 pm: The biggest problem that India is facing is that of unemployment: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.06 pm: We will provide right to home to poor people of this country: Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

3.04 pm:

3.03 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in UP, slams BJP over India Shining campaign.

2.38 pm:

2.36 pm:

2.15 pm: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said the trends in elections suggest that his responsibilities are increasing, alluding to the massive turnout of people in the Lok Sabha elections.




2.07 pm: Polling underway in Mizoram, 36.21% per cent turnout till 2 pm

1.18 pm: People are upset that Arvind Kejriwal resigned, he should have asked the public before resigning. But we are proud of his step: Ashutosh (ANI).

1.13 pm: Former Prime Minister and JDS Chief H D Deve Gowda refused to condemn the controversial statement of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav questioning the death penalty for rape.

1.02 pm:

12.55 pm:

12.45 pm: Election Commission directs West Bengal government to arrest all those involved in poll officials attack at Malda: TV report.

12.28 pm:

12.24 pm: The motorcade of Barmer BJP candidate Sonaram was attacked when he was campaigning in Shiv
area in the district, with party members alleging that supporters of expelled leader Jaswant Singh were behind it.

12.14 pm: SC refuses to entertain a plea questioning the SIT probe giving clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots.

12.09 pm: The voting for the two parliamentary seats in Goa would be held on Saturday, wherein more than ten lakh voters will exercise their franchise in both the constituencies.

12.05 am: Seven VVPAT machines developed technical snag during polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, election office sources said.

12.07 pm:

12.05 pm: BJP thinks only Mr Narendra Modi is knowledgeable: Rahul Gandhi in Doda.

12.01 pm: Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency recorded 87.05 per cent polling for the lone seat in the polls held yesterday in the Union Territory, where Congress sitting MP Hamdullah Sayeed is trying his luck for
the second time.

11.57 am: FROM PRINT: Sushma Swaraj’s cancellation of two rallies in Orissa on Thursday set tongues wagging in party circles. However, the party managers played down the development, claiming it was some technical glitch in her flight arrangement from Bhopal that held her back. While leaders maintained that her rallies in Orrisa will be rescheduled, party managers sought to suggest that Orissa’s loss would mean gain for the Madhya Pradesh unit, where she remains in demand for campaigning.

READ: Congress rakes up Vajpayee’s Rajdharma remark post 2002 Gujarat riots to take on Modi

11.53 am:

11.49 am:

11.35 am: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was praised on the Congress’ official website. A photo of Vajpayee was published on the homepage with the caption “Atal had said Modi did not follow Raj Dharma. How can a person whom Atal Bihari Vajpayee had thought unfit to be even a chief minister expected to be given the reigns of the country (PM).”

11.31 am: 

11.19 am:  “We respect EC, want to play by its rules and follow its guidelines. This is our response to incident involving motorcycles in Maldah.

“In N Bengal, mobike is often only means of transport for that terrain. Journos, public join party workers, unaware of EC 10-mobike limit.

“EC needs to spread awareness  not to breach 10-motorcycle EC limit, even by inadvertent accident. We will too. This is our duty,” tweeted TMC leader Derek O’Brien.

11.15 am: An estimated 20.4 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 10 AM during election to the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat and by-poll to the Hrangturzo Assembly seat.

11.11 am:

11.09 am: “Give me 60 months and I will change the shape of Odisha,” says Modi in Balasore.

11.07 am: Refering to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Modi asks “Does your CM meet you? Do we need people like him?”

11.06 am: Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Balasore, Odisha.

10.25 am:

10.23 am: BJP Amethi candidate Smriti Irani hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav over his rape remark, saying, “Mulayam ji is a senior leader, but I would like to say that women like me very strongly condemn his remark.”

10.21 am:

10.14 am: Turnout for elections to Mizoram’s lone Lok Sabha seat reached 19 percent by 9 am on Friday, Jt CEO Lalengmawia said, as people queued up from early in the morning at polling stations.

10.05 am:

10.00 am:

9.51 am: All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board member Shaista Amber reacted to the rape remark of Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying it’s shocking such people sit in Parliament and make laws.

9.49 am:

9.39 am:

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9 am: Voting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and an Assembly by-poll in Mizoram began on Friday, for which additional eight companies of central para-military forces have been deployed.

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