Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday targetted Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting in Mumbai. "Leaders whose thinking is still a century behind, cannot take India forward," said PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the stage at a public meeting in Mumbai. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Republican Party of India RPI (A) Ramdas Athawale are also present.

The Election Commission has banned BJP leader Mahadev Sarkar from election campaigning for 48 hours. Sarkar, who is BJP president of Nadia district cannot hold any public meeting, road show, public rally and interviews in media in connection with ongoing elections.

Speaking to Sunny Deol's candidature from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh said the actor-turned-politician is a "filmy fauji". "He (Sunny Deol) is a filmy fauji, while I am a real fauji. We will defeat him, he is no threat to Sunil Jakhar or Congress," Singh said.

Preneet Kaur, Congress candidate from Patiala & wife of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, files her nomination for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Captain Amarinder Singh also present.

Wrestler The Great Khali campaigns for BJP's Jadavpur candidate Anupam Hazra.

Singer Daler Mehndi joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

Indian Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda defends Priyanka Gandhi's decision of not contesting from Varanasi. He said, "It (not contesting from Varanasi) was Priyanka ji's decision, she has other responsibilities. She thought rather than concentrating on one seat she should focus on the job she has at hand. So, that decision was her and she decided it."

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal called PM Narendra Modi an elephant and Congress president Rahul Gandhi an ant. He said, "Hindustan ke logon ne yeh sochna hai ki humara PM kaun ho? Modi sahab se muqabale mein kaun ho sakta hai...yeh jo Gandhi hain, yeh jo jaise haathi aur keedi ka farak hota hai, itna farak hai."

Rahul Gandhi boarded an eight-seater hawker plane to reach Patna so that he could address a political rally, but the flight developed a technical glitch and he had to return to New Delhi.

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In reach out to the Varanasi voters a day before filing nominations from the seat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated his guiding principle of "India First", while launching a blistering attack against Pakistan. The PM vowed to further his crackdown against terror if granted another term.

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh was booked, as the Election Commission has found his remarks linking the chanting of Vande Mataram to the grant of burial land as a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The Opposition had called his statement a veiled threat towards the Muslim community.

Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil resigned as the Leader of Opposition from the Maharashtra state legislative assembly on Thursday. The senior leader's resignation comes days after his son Sujoy had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), giving the Congress-NCP combine in Maharashtra a jolt.

In some of the important happenings that are to take place today:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three election rallies today ahead of the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. He will address two rallies in Madhya Pradesh and one in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address one rally each.

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