Biju Janta Dal in a letter to CEO Bhubaneswar have demanded a lie detector test and narco-analysis of BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan and others, alleging them of staging a bombing on the vehicle of BJP Candidate from Central Bhubaneswar.

CRPF and Police conducted flag march in Supaul ahead of third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held on 23rd April.

Election Commission of India has transferred Mohammed Mohsin (who was appointed General Observer in Odisha for the Lok Sabha elections) to the office of Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer.

Congress releases list of 5 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Haryana. Bhupinder Singh Hooda to contest from Sonipat, Nirmal Singh from Kurukshetra, Bhavya Bishnoi from Hisar, Kuldeep Sharma from Karnal and Avtar Singh Bhadana (in place of Lalit Nagar) from Faridabad.

Pragya Singh Thakur replies to EC on the show cause notice served to her. She said, "I didn't make any defamatory comments for any martyr. I had mentioned about the torture inflicted on me on orders of the then Congress government. It's my right to put before public what had happened to me."

BJP's Jay Panda reacts on allegations against him by Odisha CM of lobbying with central govt to get railway lines laid to his mining companies rather than Kendrapara district. He said, "I’m disappointed that Naveen has reduced himself to this state of making wild unsubstantiated & personal allegations."

The election for Patkura Assembly seat in Odisha adjourned due to death of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla. The polls were scheduled on 29th April.

Bharatiya Janata Party releases a list of candidates for Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and UP. Fields Dr Harsh Vardhan to contest from Delhi's Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari- North East Delhi, Pravesh Verma- West Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri -South Delhi and Hardeep Puri from Amritsar.

Wayanad NDA candidate T Vellappally through his lawyers writes to CEO Kerala to review the nomination of Rahul Gandhi. He stated, "It's understood that Rahul Gandhi is having a passport of a foreign country also.He didn't disclose this in the nomination filed or in the affidavit."

BJP's Mukul Roy writes to CEO West Bengal over campaigning by Bangladeshi actors for Trinamool Congress. Says, "No foreign hand can be allowed to meddle in India's electoral process. TMC ought to be de-recognised as a political party with immediate effect."

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New Delhi, April 21: In the run up to Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head to Gujarat on Sunday to attend a meeting at North Gujarat University.  The Prime Minister is then scheduled to hold a public meeting at Indira Gandhi Stadium at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold party meetings and deliberations in Delhi. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Shivpal Yadav Questions Credibility of SP-BSP Alliance, Says 'Akhilesh Betrayed His Father & Uncle'.

An FIR has been registered against Congress candidate from South Mumbai Milind Deora under section 171 of IPC (giving false statements for elections) and section 125 of the presentation of people's act ( promoting enmity between classes in connection with elections). Mamata Banerjee Charges Narendra Modi of Playing Politics Over CRPF Jawans’ Blood, Says ‘Centre Had Prior Information of Pulwama Attack’.

On Saturday, the Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh served a notice on BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur over her controversial remarks about Hemant Karkare, the senior police officer who was martyred in the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. According to reports, the Commission served the notice even after she had withdrawn the remarks and asked why action should not be taken against her for breach of election code. Thakur has been given 24 hours to respond.