Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu writes to EC over its decision to order re-polling at 5 polling stations of Chandragiri AC & Chittoor PC. Letter states, "I'm writing this letter to strongly oppose the partial one sided & undemocratic motivated actions of the EC".
Election Commission has sought factual report from Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh by tomorrow in the matter of Pragya Singh Thakur's statement "Nathuram Godse was, is and will remain a 'deshbhakt'".
Congress President Rahul Gandhi holds a roadshow with Shatrughan Sinha, party's candidate from Patna Sahib LS constituency. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also present.
Kolkata Police constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) for an investigation into the vandalism of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue during Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Tuesday night.
EC relieves two poll officers in West Bengal ahead of Phase 7 polls. It said, "Mithun Kumar Dey, SDPO Diamond Harbour (West Bengal) & Kaushik Das, Office In-Charge Amherst Street (West Bengal) stands relieved with immediate effect. Both the officers shall not be given any election related posts."
PM Narendra Modi addressed public rally in Dum Dum and attacked Mamata Banerjee again. he said, "Didi sun lo, yeh Paschim Bengal aapki aur aapke bhatije ki jaagir nahi hai. Yeh Maa Bharati ka ek atoot ang hai."
Election Commission of India declares polls held on 11th April at 5 polling stations of the Chandragiri Assembly constituency and the Chittoor Parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh as void. Re-polls to be held on 19th May.
Opposition delegation meets EC in New Delhi over poll curtail in West Bengal. Says reply by Commission not satisfactory. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress said, "We did not receive a satisfactory response from the Election Commission."
PM Modi Address Rally in Mathurapur in West Bengal and attacked TMC. He said, "TMC goons spread violence, they vandalised statue of Vidyasagar. CCTV cameras were installed there. The way the state govt erased evidences of Narada& Sarada scam, it is trying to remove evidence in the incident. I demand a strict action should be taken."
Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Patna. He said, "Jaise tractor mein diesel dala jata hai waise hi NYAY yojana Hindustan ke arthvyavastha ke engine mein diesel ki tarah hogi, hum diesel daalenge, chaabi ghumange aur Hindustan ki arthvyavastha phir se chalu jo jaayegi, logon ko employment milega."
New Delhi, May 16: With the last phase of voting due on May 19, all the political leaders are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address several public meetings and gatherings in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold several meetings and public gatherings in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. On Wednesday, the Election Commission (EC) ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Predictions by Satta Bazar.
As the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections only comes to an end on May 19, the poll panel directed the micro-blogging platform to remove all such tweets.
Twitter was yet to react to the EC order. The exit polls would be announced on May 19, after voting in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
In West Bengal, the Election Commission on Wednesday curtailed poll campaign in the state by a day in the wake of violence in the state. The EC ordered stoppage of electioneering from 10 pm on Thursday on the remaining 9 Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls on May 19.