Lok Sabha elections 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Releasing a list of 29 candidates for Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, BJP Tuesday declared that former Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada would contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Rampur and swapped constituencies of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi who will be contesting from Sultanpur and her son Varun Gandhi who will now be fighting from Pilibhit.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Rajasthan today. Addressing a rally at Suratgarh town in Sriganganagar district and Bundi, Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several fronts, including poverty, Rafale deal and the BJP’s mainhoonchowkidar drive. Rajasthan, which has 25 Lok Sabha seats, will go to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6. Meanwhile, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit Tuesday lauded Rahul’s minimum income guarantee programme announcement saying “it is one of the biggest decisions ever taken to benefit the poor”. Click here for more election news
In Uttar Pradesh, BJP President Amit Shah addressed a ‘Vijay Sankalp rally’ in Moradabad district and hit out at rival parties over their comments on the Balakot airstrike and urged them to not insult the Indian Armed Forces.
As the day progresses, we’ll bring you the latest election news from across the country, and some analysis of the events. Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha will be held in seven phases, between April 11 and May 19. The results will be declared on May 23.