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Lok Sabha poll updates: Campaigning ends for 7th phase

Friday marks the last day of campaigning for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2019.

Lok Sabha poll updates: Campaigning ends for 7th phase
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As Friday marks the last day of campaigning (except West Bengal) for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2019, political parties across the country are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to woo the voters. 

Today, PM Modi addressed a rally in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. He was also supposed to go to Kashi today. However, the visit later got cancelled. In the evening, PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will address party workers in Delhi.   

 

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On Thursday, West Bengal saw a series of rallies at different places by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the election campaign in the state ended in the night due to Election Commission's order. 

Stay with us for live updates on the election from the last day of campaigning: 

#A polling team in Himachal Pradesh has reached World's highest polling station at Tashigang in Lahaul-Spiti, a part of Mandi Parliamentary constituency. The polling station is located at an altitude of 15256 feet above sea level

#EC suspends ferry services in North 24 Parganas district from tomorrow 8 pm to May 19th 8 pm in the wake of the last phase of polls.

#Chandrababu Naidu demands EC to take action against Sadhvi Pragya for her Nathuram Godse patriot comment.

#Polling parties in Mandi leave for their respective polling stations; all 4 Parliamentary constituencies of Himachal Pradesh will go to polls in the 7th & last phase of #LokSabhaElections2019 tomorrow

#Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu after meeting with Election Commission has ordered re-polling at 5 polling stations of Chandragiri AC & Chittoor PC after 25 days, they have to address all grievances simultaneously, they have to take proper action.

#Campaigning for 7th phase of 2019 Lok Sabha Election ends, 59 constituencies to vote on May 19.

#We'll perform good in North-East, very good in West Bengal. We'll do good in Odisha & there will be an improvement in the number of seats in all the states in the South. We'll improve in Maharashtra also: Amit Shah said.

#Pragya Thakur's candidature is a 'satyagrah' against a fake case of fake Bhagwa terror. I want to ask Congress, some people were earlier arrested in 'Samjhauta Express' who were related to LeT.A fake case of "bhagwa terror" was made in which accused have been acquitted: Shah said.

#80 BJP workers have been killed in one and a half years. What does Mamata Banerjee has to say about this? If we were responsible for this, why violence didn't take place anywhere else: Shah questions Mamata Banerjee about violence in Bengal.

Party has served her a show cause notice and asked her to reply within 10 days. After she files a reply, the party's disciplinary committee will take appropriate actions: Shah on Sadhvi Pragya's controversial ''Nathuram Godse a patriot'' remark.

Election results came on May 16, 2014. A huge casualty took place on May 17, 2014. Today is May 17. People in 'Satta bazaar' who used to bet for Congress to win in elections faced huge losses on May 17: PM Modi.

# Separately, Rahul Gandhi says, ''I want to ask him (PM) 'why didn't you debate with me on Rafale? I had challenged you for a debate, tell the press why didn't you debate?''.

In the last 2 elections, even IPL couldn’t be held. When the government is strong, IPL, Ramzaan, school exams and others take place peacefully: PM

# This is PM Modi's first press conference in five years in India.

# It will happen after a long time in the country, our Government will come to power with an absolute majority for the second consecutive time: PM Modi.

# For me, the election campaign has been a way of thanking the people of this country: PM 

# Elections are a big challenge for the poll panel and the media: PM  

# It has been an excellent campaign so far: PM 

PM Modi is now addressing the media at the BJP headquarters now. 

# Prime Minister holds a press conference just 4-5 days before the election ends, unprecedented Prime Minister of India is holding a press conference for the first time: Rahul Gandhi.

# We are confident that we will get more than 300 seats: Shah

We are confident that we'll receive good results: Shah 

# We started our election campaign from January 16. Our target was to win 120 Lok Sabha seats which we couldn't win the last time: Shah

# Rahul says the media grills him with tough questions but asks PM Modi about what he eats and mangoes. 

# Rahul claims the election schedule was finalised keeping in mind the programme of PM Modi.

# Rahul Gandhi says the decision on alliances and PM candidate will be taken after results are announced on May 23.

Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi, says I have heard that 'he is accompanying Amit Shah'.

# Rahul Gandhi thanks congress workers for their tireless work during the election campaign 

# Rahul Gandhi too is addressing a press conference at Congress head quarters.

# Under PM Modi's leadership, India  has become a strong and fast devloping nation: Shah 

# Dear friends, we are fortunate to have PM Modi in this press conference today after hectic campaigning: Shah 

# PM Modi is also expected to be present during the press conference. 

# BJP president Amit Shah will address a press conference shortly. 

# Rahul Gandhi will brief the media at 4:15 pm Congress headquarters in Delhi.

I finally got it. The BJP and the RSS... Are not God-Ke Lovers. They are God-Se Lovers: Rahul Gandhi tweets

You have made the 'biggest actor' our PM, instead you could have chosen Amitabh Bachchan: Priyanka Gandhi 

# Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Mirzapur: Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna PM bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh Bachchan ko hi bana dete, karna toh kisi ne kuch nahi tha aapke liye. pic.twitter.com/oYrtXdGuwS

PM Modi to meet BJP workers as part of the Lok Sabha campaign, later today at BJP office in Delhi.

#WATCH Rahul Gandhi in Solan,Himachal Pradesh: Narendra Modi ne apne cabinet ko notebandi ke samay racecourse road mein taale se bandh kar diya tha.Sachaai hai, SPG wale meri bhi security karte hain,inhone ne bataya mujhe pic.twitter.com/YsQLyvsNTF

# BJP disciplinary committee seeks response from Hegde, Thakur, Kateel for recent controversial remarks on Godse: Shah

Remarks on Godse by Anantkumar Hegde, Pragya Singh Thakur, Nalin Kumar Kateel against BJP ideology; party has taken serious note: Amit Shah

Till Modi and BJP are there, nobody can touch the land of those living in forests: Modi assures tribals

#  #WATCH: Congress General Secretary of UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Mirzapur. Lalitesh Pati Tripathi, Mizrapur Congress candidate also present. pic.twitter.com/YzYlSXkDrZ

#  PM Narendra Modi in Khargone,Madhya Pradesh: This Sunday when you go to cast your vote then you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority govt for a second time in a row pic.twitter.com/hOFV3ms6Up

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup, the whole nation is saying- Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi Sarkar: PM Modi in Khargone

# Amarinder SinghAll ministers and MLAs have been made responsible for the Congress party’s performance in the state and he shared the responsibility with them, he said, adding that he was ready to take the same responsibility for the state but was "confident of a sweeping victory for the party in Punjab."

# Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur hospitalised in Burhanpur, hours before she was to hold an election campaign for Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan.

# Tejashwi speaks on brother Tej Pratap being upset with him: I don't know anything about it. We have addressed joint rallies at several places

# People in Mahagathbandhan will shut their mouths after the election: BJP's Ravi Kishan 

# Arvind Kejriwal to hold a roadshow in Patiala. 

# On Tamil Nadu minister's "chop his tongue comment," Kamal Haasan said that it "shows the minister's qualities." "what can I say?" he added.

# Kamal Haasan on stones thrown at his rally in Trichy: I feel the quality of polity is going down. I don't feel threatened. Every religion has their own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists. #Chennai pic.twitter.com/R7buqXnUBU

Kamal Haasan on protest over his Godse remark: I am not afraid of being arrested. Let them arrest me. If they do that it will only create more problems. It is not a warning but only an advice.

# Priyanka Gandhi’s travel programme:

10.30 am - 12.30 pm - Roadshow in Mirzapur.

2.10 pm- 4.10 pm - Roadshow at Padrauna, Kushinagar.

# Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold roadshows in Mirzapur and Kushinagar today (file pic) #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/H2uVeAAxch

# Kamal Haasan to address media at Chennai airport shortly.

EC seeks report on Pragya Thakur's 'deshbhakt Godse' remark by Friday (Full report)

# पीएम श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 17 मई 2019 को सुबह 11:30 बजे खरगौन, मध्य प्रदेश में चुनावी जनसभा को संबोधित करेंगे।

710 companies of security forces for 7th phase Lok Sabha election in West Bengal (Full report)

# Other important rallies
Yogi Adityanath to campaign in Salempur, Bansgaon and Gorakhpur
Dinesh Lal Nirahua to campaign in Ballia
Mayawati, Akhilesh and Ajit Singh to campaign in Mirzapur and Chandauli
Priyanka Gandhi to do roadshow in Mirzapur
Nitish Kumar to campaign in Jehanabad, Patliputra and Patna Sahib
Sushil Modi to address rallies in Patna Sahib, Buxar and Aara
Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna, Giriraj Singh in Patliputra
Raghubar Das in Deoghar, Dumka

# Ministers from the Modi cabinet are likely to arrive in Kashi today.

# Preparations are in full swing for PM's rally in Khargone. To brave the heat, air-conditioned platform has been built. There will also be an arrangement of drinking water for the people who take part in the rally. 

Thank you for joining us. Do come back again on Saturday (May 18)  for live updates of Lok Sabha election 2019.