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Congress moved the EC seeking stern action against Modi and BJP, dubbing as "paid news" "Aap ki Adalat" programme on India TV.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 15, 2014 10:24:40 pm

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

9:50 pm: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj’s proposed rally in Madhya Pradesh in support of the party nominee from Guna seat, Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya ended up in no show today as the local leaders failed to turn up at the helipad to receive her.

9:40 pm: In an affidavit submitted to the EC while filing his nomination, Kaif, the only player from the city to have played for the national cricket team, has declared movable assets worth Rs 10.4 crore in his own name.

9:26 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally at Karimnagar in Telangana tomorrow, her first public meeting in the region after the passage of Statehood Bill in February.

9:18 pm: Congress today moved the Election Commission seeking stern action against Narendra Modi and BJP, dubbing as “paid news” “Aap ki Adalat” programme on India TV featuring the BJP PM candidate.

9:01 pm: BJP today asked Congress to answer the issues raised in the book of former Coal Secretary P C Parakh on coal blocks allocation scam and claimed CBI did not carry out proper investigations in the matter.

8:37 pm: Congress today dismissed BJP’s charge that Sonia Gandhi came to the fore in campaigning through her televised appeal as Rahul Gandhi has “failed” to reach out to people in Lok Sabha polls.

8:27 pm:

8:00 pm: NCP today demanded apology from Narendra Modi over alleged factual errors in information given about Maratha king Shivaji in a class VII textbook of social sciences published by Gujarat educational department.

7:00 pm: Anguished over being neglected by a party he served like a “loyal soldier”, Congress veteran N D Tiwari today said he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls putting at rest speculation that the octogenarian could stage a political comeback.

6:08 pm: People fearing riots if BJP comes to power: Trinamool Congress

5:33 pm: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi’s challenge for open debate on Cauvery issue.

4:42 pm: Narendra Modi today promised to revive programmes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and revise the minimum support price (MSP) given to farmers, if voted to power.

4:28 pm: Ajay Maken slams Rajnath for meeting muslim clerics.

4:35 pm:

4:34 pm:

4:27 pm: Congress leader Ajay Maken lashes out at BJP’s Rajnath Singh at a press conference.

3:20 pm: “18-28 years is your golden period. Do you want to squander your next five years doing nothing? Don’t you want to succeed in life and career?” asks Modi.

3:19 pm: “If nothing that happened in your life from 18-28 years, will you be able to support your parents? asks Modi.

3:16 pm: “If you have faith in me, I will change your future,” says Modi to the youth.

3:10 pm: The Congress government hasn’t distributed food grains to the people and instead let it rot, says Modi.

3.01 pm:

2.46 pm:

2.35 pm: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas has filed his nomination papers from Amethi.

1.45 pm: Congress vice president Gandhi says: On one hand, the BJP says women should be empowered, while on the other, they stalk women in Gujarat. Is this empowerment?

1.26 pm: Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for dubbing Gujarat development model as a ‘toffee model’, Narendra Modi compared the Congress vice president with children and said the word ‘toffee’ has caught his fancy after he repeatedly spoke about ‘balloon’.

1.15 pm:

1.03 pm: BJP leader Varun Gandhi says he has always indulged in positive politics, adding that it “will not benefit us if we speak ill about our opponents”. He further spoke against dynasty politics, saying he concedes that he is at the position he got because his surname was Gandhi.

12.05 pm: Supreme Court rejects plea by former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to stay the trial court proceedings in a defamation case filed by Kapil Sibal’s son Amit Sibal.

12.02 pm: BJP leader Varun Gandhi has filed his nomination papers.

11.43 am: Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister is a “fantasy”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said while dismissing any comparisons with her state and Gujarat as a comparison between a rich, privileged child and an undernourished, neglected one. She also said that a Federal Front government will be formed after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

10.20 am: BJP leader Varun Gandhi is slated to file his nomination papers from Sultanpur today.

10.02 am: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has arrived in Varanasi for a month-long election campaign.

9.56 am:

9.52 am: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas will file his nomination papers from Amethi shortly.

9.35 am: The Samajwadi Party has attacked BJP president Rajnath Singh over meeting Muslim clerics, with its leader Rajendra Chaudhary saying, “BJP will do anything in the greed for votes, they are double faced.”

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