Election Commission of India has ordered Twitter India to remove all the tweets related to 2019 Lok Sabha elections exit polls.
Mamata Banerjee reacts on EC campaigning ban in West Bengal. Alleging that EC running under BJP, she said, "Election Commission is running under the BJP. This is an unprecedented decision. Yesterday's violence was because of Amit Shah. Why has EC not issued a show-cause notice to him or sacked him?"
She also attacked PM Narendra Modi and said, "Narendra Modi you cannot take care of your wife, how can you take care of the country?"
West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee: Election Commission is running under the BJP. This is an unprecedented decision. Yesterday's violence was because of Amit Shah. Why has EC not issued a show-cause notice to him or sacked him? pic.twitter.com/1RKeviP4aR
— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2019
EC bars campaigning in West Bengal for 9 seats from 10 pm tomorrow till the conclusion of polls the following violence. It said, "No election campaigning to be held in 9 parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal - Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, South and North Kolkata from 10 pm tomorrow till the conclusion of polls."
PM Narendra Modi addresses in Diamond Harbour of West Bengal He said, "There is a lot of pressure on bureaucracy&police here, an example of this is the suicide of a former IPS. I'm making a serious allegation, the person who spent his whole life protecting the common man of W Bengal was forced to end his life."
Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, M A Naqvi, Vijay Goel, Anil Baluni, GVL Narsimha Rao, and Rakesh Sinha to meet Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at his residence today, over poll violence during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow in #Kolkata yesterday.
Congress General Secretary for eastern UP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pays tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya at Banaras Hindu University gate in Varanasi.
Varanasi: Congress General Secretary for eastern UP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pays tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya at Banaras Hindu University gate. pic.twitter.com/UiRl5Yov3X
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 15, 2019
Smriti Irani Addresses rally in Palampur and attacked Congress. She said, "You are lucky that when you chant 'Jai Sri Ram', at least you are not arrested. Today in India, there is a state where if a common citizen merely says 'Jai Sri Ram' allies of Congress put him in jail."
PM Narendra Modi hits out at Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat Lok Sabha rally. He said, "Mamata didi had declared publicly two days ago that she will take revenge. She fulfilled her agenda within 24 hours, BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow was attacked."
Yogi Adityanath addresses rally in West Bengal's Barasat. During the rally, he sparked a row with his Puja-Muharram timing comment. He said, "In whole country, Durga puja & Muharram fell on same day, in UP officers asked me, should we change timing of puja? I said, timing of the puja won't be changed, if you want to change timing, change the timing of Muharram procession."
New Delhi, May 15: Amid the polling season, political leaders have been campaigning massively too woo voters. With just one phase, i.e. the seventh phase, left to go for voting on May 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. While the Prime Minister will hold public meetings and rallies in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, Gandhi will hold several meetings in parts of Punjab. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Lok Sabha elections 2019 candidates, campaigns and rallies on May 15.
In the sixth phase of polling on Sunday, voter turnout of 63.3 per cent was recorded, which was less than 65.67 per cent recorded in 2014 for the same seats, the Election Commission said on Sunday. The sixth phase polling was held in 59 seats across seven states in India.
According to reports, the voter turnout was higher in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh and almost the same in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 59.8 per cent which is less than the 65.1 per cent in 2014. According to a report by IANS, the polling percentage was 62.91 in Haryana (71.86 in 2014), 65.17 in Jharkhand (65.43 in 2014), 79.93 in West Bengal (84.98 in 2014), 60.06 in Madhya Pradesh (56.8 in 2014), 59.38 in Bihar (57.25 in 2014) and 54.12 in Uttar Pradesh (54.53 in 2014).