Priti Durve who was posted on polling duty in Sewari area in Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency died in the morning today. Mumbai collector Shivajirao Jondhale says, "we would've given leave if she asked;she was dropped to railway station in a taxi arranged by polling officials."Adding more, Mumbai collector Shivajirao Jondhale said, "A proposal for issuing Rs 15 Lakh aid to the family of the deceased will be sent to the Election Commission."
Polling parties leave with EVMs and VVPATs for their respective polling stations from an EVM distribution centre in West Medinipur of West Bengal. Eight Lok Sabha constituencies to go to polls tomorrow in the state.
West Bengal: Polling parties leave with EVMs and VVPATs for their respective polling stations from a EVM distribution centre in West Medinipur. Eight Lok Sabha constituencies to go to polls tomorrow in the state. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/0bYPq1jY7n— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
WB CM Mamata Banerjee reacts on 'slapping PM Modi' remark at Basirhat rally. She said, "I didn't say that I will slap you (PM Modi) literally, I said I will give slap of democracy. Why would I slap you? If I slap you, my hand will break, then why should I? Your chest is 56 inch,how can I slap you? I don't want to slap or touch you."
BJP chief Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Patna for his party candidate Ravi Shankar Prasad. The leader is contesting from Patna Sahib. Along with him, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi was also seen.
Patna: #Visuals from the roadshow of BJP President Amit Shah, Union Minister & BJP candidate from Patna Sahib, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and #Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi pic.twitter.com/vYAUrXhwRY— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Polling officials carrying Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) and other necessary inputs required for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 at the distribution centre at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Former Delhi minister Raj Kumar Chauhan joins BJP in presence of Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress government in Rajasthan over the Alwar gangrape case. Modi said the case was being suppressed, while also slamming a section of the intelligentsia for not coming out to protest against the incident.
PM: Congress ko dar tha ki Dalit beti ke balatkar ki baat khulne se us ke vote pe asar padega. Aur ye mombattiyan lekar nikal padne wale log, unki mombattiyon se beimani ka dhuan nikal raha hai, ye jo award wapsi gang thi, unko poochna chahta hoon, ab gang kyun chup baithi hai? https://t.co/X2LFYZUIue— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 11, 2019
"I call him Liar-in-Chief, Divider-in-Chief and Business Manager of Ambani and Adani," Navjot Singh Sidhu said, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi while campaigning in Indore.
Punjab Minister & Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Indore, MP: I call him Liar-in-Chief, Divider-in-Chief and Business Manager of Ambani and Adani. https://t.co/JLDwq1Bms3— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress' general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, will hold a roadshow in Varanasi on May 15. The constituency, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting, goes to polls on May 19, in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is already under the EC radar for his controversial statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has sparked a row with his "kaale angrez" remark against the BJP.Here's What Sidhu Said in Indore:
Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Indore: Congress is the party that gave freedom to the country, it is the party of Maulana Azad & Mahatma Gandhi, unhone 'goron' se aazadi di thi aur tum Indore walo ab 'kale angrezo' se iss desh ko nijaat dilayoge. (10.5) pic.twitter.com/wjsmmfxZxC— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
New Delhi, May 11: Poll pitch continues to escalate with the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 barely a day away. The political controversy is centred around the "hua to hua" remark of Congress veteran Sam Pitroda, in reference to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Both BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an offensive against the Congress following his statements. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Lok Sabha elections 2019 candidates, campaigns and rallies on May 11. Rahul Gandhi Rebukes Sam Pitroda Over His '1984 Me Hua To Hua' Comment, Asks Him to Tender Apology
The Congress has swing into damage control mode, asking Patroda to apologise and remain cautious henceforth while speaking on the subject. Patroda, who was a top aide of late former PM Rajiv Gandhi, has accused the media, along with the political rivals, of using three words out of his complete statement to send out an incorrect perception.
Patroda's remarks, claim experts, could damage the Congress' prospects in phase 6 of the elections, in which all seven parliamentary constituencies of Delhi will be contested. The national capital has a sizeable Sikh population, who were the worst victims of the pogrom which broke out in 1984 following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.