Lok Sabha elections 2019 LIVE updates: With less than two weeks for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, political parties have stepped up their efforts to galvanise votes which will determine who will form government for the next five years in the country. In a rally at Wardha, Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the government’s Swatchh Bharat initiative. Taking on the Congress, Modi said he is “proud that he is the chowkidar of toilets” and that the Congress has humiliated him for it. The Prime Minister targeted the Opposition, saying they are “heroes in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to hold three rallies in Telangana today, alleged there is a “partnership” between the ruling TRS and the BJP. Gandhi was speaking in Zaheerabad. After its shock defeat in the assembly polls, the Congress is seeking to salvage the situation with a decent performance in the parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to hold a rally in Telangana later today. The BJP had also won only one seat out of 119 in the Assembly polls held in December.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three rallies today: 11:30 am – Wardha (Maharashtra), 02:45 pm – Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)
and 5:10 pm – Secunderabad (Telangana). Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address three rallies in Telangana — Zaheerabad, Wanaparthi and Huzurnagar.