Election Commission appoints special observer for West Bengal, two days ahead of the second phase of polls in the state. ECI has appointed 1984 batch IAS officer Ajay Nayak.

Polling in Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency has been deferred from April 18 to April 23 due to security reasons Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

IT Dept conducts raids at the house where DMK candidate Kanimozhi is staying, in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.

MHA: After receiving report from Bureau of Immigration regarding visa violations committed by a Bangladesh National Mr Ferdous Ahmed(actor who campaigned for TMC), MHA has cancelled his business visa and issued him a leave India notice. He also has been blacklisted.

Election Commission: Accepting the recommendation of EC dated 14th April 2019, President has rescinded the election to Vellore parliamentary constituency, Tamil Nadu.

Bihar BJP Vice-President Devesh Kumar: We met Election Commission and made them aware of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's statement made at a rally in Katihar, earlier today. They said they have seen the footage and have assured us that necessary action will be taken.

DMK Chief MK Stalin in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu: This (AIADMK-BJP) is an inefficient alliance, remember it's these same people who brought GST, promising that rates of essential things will come down but you tell me, rates of which things have come down?

Election Commission (EC) issues a show-cause notice to Union Minister and BJP MP from Jodhpur, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by threatening public officials in his speech in Pokhran on 14 April.

PM Narendra Modi in Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh: These people are crossing limits daily, according to them anyone whose name is Modi is a thief, what kind of politics is this? They have labelled a whole community as thieves only to get some applause, just to insult your 'chowkidar'.

Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam Sinha joins Samajwadi Party in presence of Dimple Yadav.

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New Delhi, April 16:  A high-voltage electioneering peaked in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across central and southern regions of Karnataka for the first-phase poll in the state on April 18, a poll official said on Monday. The campaigning for the first phase ends on Tuesday evening. Leaders and candidates of political parties and independents are criss-crossing the twin regions to woo the electorate for their votes.

Of the 28 parliamentary constituencies from the southern state, including five reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and two for the Scheduled Tribes (STs), polling in the remaining 14 seats will be held in the western or coastal and northern regions on April 23. Vote count for all the seats is due on May 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies at Chitradurga, Mysuru, Koppal, Mangaluru and Bengaluru, while Gandhi did in Bengaluru, Kolar, Chitradurga and Mysuru.

Meanwhile, after the seizure of Rs 11.5 crore cash from a warehouse in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, the Election Commission (EC) is expected to decide the issue of cancelling the election in the Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday.

On Monday, repolling in Konarchar polling booth for the by-poll to Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency went off smoothly. The re-poll was necessitated as the 712 voters of this polling booth cast their votes in the EVM meant for the Tura Lok Sabha seat poll, instead of the one for the Assembly by-poll on April 11. According to a report by IANS, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said the poll percentage for the Lok Sabha was recorded at 93.40 per cent while 93.12 percent voters turned out in the bye-election.