Elections 2019 Highlights: BJP election panel meeting ends, Cong releases sixth list of candidates
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Highlights: Congress on Tuesday released a list of nine candidates in Kerala (2) and Maharashtra (7) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. With this, the party has announced the names of 146 candidates so far.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting. (ANI)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Highlights: Congress on Tuesday released a list of nine candidates in Kerala (2) and Maharashtra (7) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. With this, the party has announced the names of 146 candidates so far. This time, Congress has decided to field Shanimol Usman as its candidate from Alappuzha Lok Sabha constituency, where KC Venugopal is the sitting MP. Meanwhile, the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting ended at the party headquarters in Delhi well after midnight.
Ahead of the floor test to elect its state leader, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha Tuesday called for a special Assembly meeting tomorrow. Hours after Pramod Sawant took oath as the Chief Minister of Goa, he asked the Governor to summon the Assembly for a floor test on Wednesday to prove the majority of the BJP-led coalition government.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves at her supporters during 'Boat pe Charcha' as she starts her party's campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in UP. (PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sought votes in the 2014 elections to serve as “chowkidar” (watchman) of the country, is now making chowkidars of the whole of India after “he has been caught stealing”.
Speaking at a rally in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, he said, “The chowkidar has been caught stealing and as soon as he is caught stealing, the chowkidar says the whole of India are chowkidars. Before he was caught, the whole of India were not chowkidars and only Modi was chowkidar.” Rahul was referring to BJP leaders and supporters designating themselves as chowkidars on social media.
Priyanka, meanwhile, asked the people to “wake-up and become aware” of their rights, and that neither the government nor the country is anyone’s “jageer” (fiefdom) and hence no one should be made to beg for their rights. Without taking Modi’s name, she asked whether the promises made by one, who has the government in the country and talked of providing jobs and giving Rs 15 lakh to each account, have been fulfilled. On Monday, 47-year-old leader, took jibes at Modi's “Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign“, claiming that “Chowkidars are for the rich and not the farmers”. The entourage stopped at four ghats in Prayagraj before ending day one at Sitamamarhi, another religious destination, where she was greeted with religious chantings.
Before starting her 'boat-yatra' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, wrote an open letter to the people of the state saying that she would take the help of “Gangaji” (Ganga River) to reach their doorsteps and establish “saccha samvaad” (truthful dialogue) to bring “political change”.
Referring to the Ganga River as the symbol of “Sacchayi” (truth) and “Sammanata” (equality) and also symbol of our “Ganga-Jamuni culture”, Priyanka said she was taking the river’s help to reach to the people.
Meanwhile, Congress is still trying to chalk out the seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar and West Bengal. At stake in these two states are 82 Lok Sabha seats, crucial for the Opposition bid to upstage the BJP from power.
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