Hyderabad lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi issued a controversial remark on Saturday, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the "Laila-Majnu" of communal hatred.

Congress releases list of 18 candidates from Haryana (6), Madhya Pradesh (3) & Uttar Pradesh (9). Kumari Selja to contest from Ambala (Haryana) & Deepender Singh Hooda to contest from Rohtak (Haryana).

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Nanded rally says Congress leader Ashok Chavan bringing leaders on "rent", calls MNS "Candidate Less Party."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges people to climb down the trees at his public rally in Mangaluru, as the crowd swells. Watch Videos:

BJP President Amit Shah in Shahjahanpur: When it is time for elections, behenji remembers Ambedkar ji but when she comes to power, she forgets Ambedkar ji and builds her own statues. It is the BJP govt that has built Ambedkar ji's memorial in 5 years.

Narendra Singh, RLD leader & SP-BSP-RLD candidate from Mathura: Who seems more confident by face? Hema Malini has make-up, I've no make-up. I'm getting good response from public. Reason behind that is I'm a local & capable of diluting grievances of people. #LokSabhaElections2019.

Mayawati on UP CM remark,"Agar Congress,SP,BSP ko 'Ali' par vishwaas hai toh humein 'Bajrangbali' par vishwaas hai": Hamare Ali aur Bajrangbali dono hain. Bajrangbali isliye bhi chaiye kyunki ye meri dalit jaati se jude hain, inki jaati ki khoj maine nahi ki, khud UP CM ne ki hai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram promised to have a separate ministry for water management. The PM said, "After 23rd May, when Modi govt will once again assume office, there will be a separate ministry for 'Jal Shakti'. This ministry will cater to many aspects relating to water. The focus will be given on water conservation."

DMK on Saturday announced candidates for by-elections to four Legislative Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu on May 19; N.Pazhanisamy from Sulur, Senthil Balaji from Aravakurichi, M.C Shanmugaiya-Ottapidaram, P.Saravanan- Thiruparankundram.

BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini distanced herself from Maneka Gandhi's yesterday's statement on Muslims. Malini said, "On triple talaq issue many minority community women support us but even if they don't, you have to help everybody, doesn't matter who voted for us & who did not. This kind of feeling doesn't come to me. Everybody is different."

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New Delhi, April 13: People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday lashed out Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah for allegedly marginalising and diving people in the name of religion and attacking the secular culture of the country. Hitting out at Shah in Srinagar on Friday for attacking the secular culture of the country, Mufti said, "Language being used by Amit Shah and his men for votes in this election, isn't right. India is a secular country."

Congress party on Friday released the list of seven candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The prominent names in the list includes names of leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Manish Tiwari. AICC General Secretary for UP East, Jyotiraditya Scindia, will contest from Guna Lok Sabha constituency in MP.

The Congress on Friday accused Union Minister Smriti Irani of furnishing "contradictory information" about her educational qualifications in the affidavits filed during various elections since 2004. The attack came a day after Irani, who is contesting against Congress President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, declared in her affidavit that she was not a graduate. "Smriti Irani has proved one thing that how one can be a 12th class pass from being a graduate. It is possible in only under Modi government," Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said.

In the important political events which are scheduled to take place today are:

Prime minister Narendra Modi will attend election rallies in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will pay tributes to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar in the morning. Then he will address election rallies in Karnataka.

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