Lok Sabha election updates: After 4 phases of polls, trends show Congress, allies staring at defeat, says PM Modi
Campaigning for elections to 51 Lok Sabha seats in six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in the fifth phase scheduled to be held on May 6 ended on Saturday evening.
New Delhi: Campaigning for elections to 51 Lok Sabha seats in six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in the fifth phase scheduled to be held on May 6 ended on Saturday evening.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha, Arjun Ram Meghwal and top Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are among those whose fate would be decided on Monday. On May 6, polling will be held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Bihar, 4 in Jharkhand and two seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
Top political leaders continued to campaign for the other phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019 and held public rallies and interaction with the party workers on Sunday.
Thank you for joining us. Do come back again on May 6 (Saturday) for live updates on election. Meanwhile, here are updates from May 5 (Sunday):
* A total of 8.75 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.
* The fifth phase is the smallest of all seven phases - in terms of the number of constituencies.
* India is all set to vote in the fifth phase of election on Monday. Polling will take place across seven states - Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
* The Delhi police filed an FIR against the man who allegedly slapped Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow a day ago.
* Congress' apathy and inability is the genesis of terrorism and Naxalism in country: PM Modi
* After 4 phases of Lok Sabha polls, trends show Congress and its allies staring at defeat: PM Modi at Gwalior rally
* Congress Suspends Shakeel Ahmed for contesting independently from Madhubani in Bihar.
* Bihar: Former MP Shakeel Ahmad, has been suspended from Congress with immediate effect for contesting as an independent from Madhubani LS constituency. Congress MLA from Benipatti, Bhavana Jha has also been suspended for anti-party activities in regard with ongoing elections. pic.twitter.com/lDu9UawAQo
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
* Perhaps, after 1977, after Emergency, this is the first election, where the people of the country are contesting to bring the current government back to power: PM Narendra Modi in Gwalior
* 'Mahamilawati' parties do not want to acknowledge India's strength: PM Modi
* Narendra Modi Sunday targeted Rahul Gandhi for his alleged association with UK firm Backops, saying the Congress president's "scams" were being "unearthed from land, air and water". Referring to Gandhi, Modi while speaking at rally in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar said the "naamdar" gets exposed every time he tries to malign him and the more he is targeted, the more 'lotus' will bloom.
* Jammu and Kashmir: Polling parties assemble at Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) distribution centre in Pulwama. Polling will be held in Shopian and Pulwama districts for Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency tomorrow. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/G3MPmfXhac
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-Repolling at polling stations 339 and 340 in Lakhisarai AC segment of Munger PC will be held on May, 2019. Time 7 AM to 6 PM: EC.
-Rahul Gandhi reacts to PM Modi's statement on his late father Rajiv Gandhi. Tap to read.
-BJP's candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur campaigns for elections. On May 1, Election Commission had banned her from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on Babri Masjid.
-Sunny Deol, BJP's candidate from Gurdaspur constituency holds a roadshow.
-This was 9th attack on me in the last 5 years and the 5th after becoming CM. I don't think in India's history there has been such attacks on any CM. In this country, Delhi CM is the only CM whose security responsibility is in the hands of the Opposition party that is BJP: Kejriwal.
Delhi CM: This was 9th attack on me in last 5 yrs & 5th attack after becoming CM. I don't think in India's history there has been such attacks on any CM. In this country Delhi CM is the only only CM whose security's responsibility is in the hands of opposition party that is BJP. pic.twitter.com/jPwGTuroDY — ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-A Chief Minister was attacked and the Central govt says, 'didn't receive the complaint, unable to move ahead with further proceedings, the PM should resign over it. It's not an attack on Arvind Kejriwal, it is an attack on Delhi's mandate: Kejriwal
-BJP workers don't ask for votes in the name of their candidates but in the name of Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi himself doesn't ask for votes in his own name, he asks for votes in the name of Armed Force's valour: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.
Chhattisgarh CM: Defence officers say not to ask for votes in their name. EC also says not to use Armed forces for this purpose. But they're violating Model Code of Conduct repeatedly.This shows BJP has nothing to say&they're contesting elections in the name of pseudo-nationalism https://t.co/wiS9tC92op — ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-850 people of our country were locked up in jails of Saudi Arabia. Its Crown Prince was visiting India. The month of Ramzan is approaching, I requested him to release them so that they come home for Ramzan. He accepted my proposal&released them even before Ramzan: PM Modi in UP's Bhadohi.
PM Modi in Bhadohi: 850 people of our country were locked up in jails of Saudi Arabia. Its Crown Prince was visiting India. Month of Ramzan is approaching, I requested him to release them so that they come home for Ramzan. He accepted my proposal&released them even before Ramzan. pic.twitter.com/C2oJl5LnhD — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 5, 2019
-Actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol visits a church in the constituency.
-We were hurt by what PM said about Rajiv Gandhi y'day. Normally PM of a country speaks for the people, it's a huge accountability. PM can't speak nonsense. But yesterday, the PM said to Rahul Gandhi 'aapke pita no1 corrupt they marte waqt': Sam Pitroda
Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress chief: Why did he say that? We are ashamed of the statement, I am a Gujarati too & come from Gandhi ji's state. People of this state can lie so much & speak such lowly things, this saddens us. https://t.co/t4LCgBD3nV — ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-SP chief calls PM Modi 'a 180 degree PM', says he does just the opposite of whatever he says.
Akhilesh Yadav, SP: He (PM Modi) is a 180 degree PM, he does just the opposite of whatever he says. He is the PM of only 1% of the population. So he has this issue that how those in the favour of social justice are taking the nation towards a change. https://t.co/kjvVh4MwV2 — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 5, 2019
- Mayawati explains why her party didn't contest elections in Amethi and Raebareli.
Mayawati: Humne desh mein, janhit mein khaskar BJP-RSS wadi takaton ko kamzor karne ke liye UP mein Amethi-Raebareli LS seat ko Congress party ke liye isiliye chhod diya taki iske dono sarvoch neta dono seaton se hi phirse chunav lade aur in dono seaton mein ulajh kar na reh jaye pic.twitter.com/3whOFcrxLO — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 5, 2019
-Polling officials are being dispatched to their respective polling stations for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019. The voting for the fifth phase will take place on Monday.
Ayodhya: Polling officials are being dispatched to their respective polling stations for the fifth phase of #LokSabhaElections2019 . The voting for the fifth phase will take place tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/v2JMeIPT0s — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 5, 2019
-Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena slams CPM leader Sitaram Yechury over 'Ramayana violent epic' reference.
-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holds a roadshow in Bawana Village.
-EC sends notice to BJP candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur for campaigning during the 3-day ban imposed by the poll panel, seeks a reply.
Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal District Election Officer sends notice to BJP candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur over complaint of her campaigning during the 3-day period when she was barred by EC from campaigning. The officer has sought a reply from her. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/810zxx44Yt — ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-BJP leader and party's candidate from Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha, calls Jaish-e-Mohammad chief 'Masood Azhar Ji'.
-BJP candidate from Ghatal, WB and ex IPS officer Bharati Ghosh threatens TMC workers, says,"You are threatening people to not cast their votes. I will drag you out of your houses and thrash you like dogs. I will call a thousand people from Uttar Pradesh to beat you up."
#WATCH:BJP candidate from Ghatal, WB & ex IPS officer Bharati Ghosh threatens TMC workers,says,"You are threatening people to not cast their votes. I will drag you out of your houses and thrash you like dogs. I will call a thousand people from Uttar Pradesh to beat you up." (4/5) pic.twitter.com/GvX650F6n9 — ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns the killing of BJP leader Ghulam Mohammed Mir in J&K. Tap to read.
-Election Commission orders re-polling at 8 polling booths in Shahjahanpur Lok Sabha constituency; voting to take place from 7 AM to 6 PM on May 6.
Election Commission orders re-polling at 8 polling booths in Shahjahanpur Lok Sabha constituency; voting to take place from 7 am to 6 pm on May 6 pic.twitter.com/rCloQWpGG7 — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 4, 2019
-Residents of Samdai village in MP say they would boycott Lok Sabha Election 2019 as no steps have been taken to solve the problem of water scarcity in the area; a villager says, "if there will be a pond, we will vote. Otherwise, we are not going to vote".
Damoh: Residents of Samdai village say they would boycott #LokSabhaElections2019 as no steps have been taken to solve the problem of water scarcity in the area; a villager says, "if there will be a pond, we will vote. Otherwise we are not going to vote". #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/tgdxSKgWoU — ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2019
-Yoga guru Baba Ramdev files an FIR against CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury for his remarks that epics 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata' are ''full of instances of violence and battles.''
-Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in MP on Sunday where he will address two rallies in Vidisha and Bhopal.
-Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will address three rallies in MP: Indore, Ujjain and Bhopal
-Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal would participate in a roadshow of West Delhi candidate Balbir Jakhad.
-BSP chief Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav will also hold separate rallies in Ambedkar Nagar and Pratapgarh; Sultanpur, Phulpur and Allahabad respectively.
-UP CM Yogi Adityanath will hold rallies in Jaunpur, Campiarganj in Gorakhpur and Azamgarh; UP CM will also meet with Nishad party workers.
-Amit Shah will hold rallies in Sonipat, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar, Pathankot and Chandigarh.
-Amit Shah will hold four rallies in Haryana.
-PM will hold 3 rallies in 2 states: Bhadohi in UP at 1100 hrs with CM Yogi; Sagar (MP) at 1330 hrs and in Gwalior (MP) at 1630 hrs.
-PM Modi will hold rallies in UP and MP.