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Lok Sabha election 2019 updates: Boxer Vijender Singh to contest from South Delhi seat as Congress candidate

The high-pitched political campaign will continue across the country on Monday for the other four phases of Lok Sabha election 2019.

Lok Sabha election 2019 updates: Boxer Vijender Singh to contest from South Delhi seat as Congress candidate
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New Delhi: Sunday marked the last day of campaigning for the third phase of Lok Sabha election, voting for which is scheduled to take place on April 23 (Tuesday) for 117 constituencies including those in Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and 11 other states. However, the high-pitched political campaign will continue across the country on Monday for the other four phases. Political leaders from all the parties are sweating it out during the campaigns with an aim to woo the voters.

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies each in Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Nashik and Nandurbar districts are the two places in Maharashtra where he addressed the election campaigns. In Rajasthan, he held rallies in Udaipur and Jodhpur.

Meanwhile, Congress' Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who recently joined active politics, campaigned in Amethi and Rae Bareli, their stronghold.  

Thank you for joining us. Do come back again on Tuesday (April 23) for live updates of Lok Sabha election 2019.

Here are all the live updates from April 22, Monday -

* One polling officer dead and five injured after the car they were travelling in met with an accident in Basantpur earlier today. The polling party was travelling with EVMs for the 3rd phase polling on Tuesday to polling booth no. 51 of Balrampur.  

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate from Pipili assembly constituency, Pradeep Maharathy who was arrested by police in connection with an attack on election flying squad at his residential premises yesterday, sent to Jharapada Jail; Hearing on bail plea on April 24.

SP fields Shalini Yadav to take on PM Modi in Varanasi, reports ANI.

Boxer Vijender Singh to contest from South Delhi Lok Sabha seat as Congress candidate. 

PM Modi sent 'his Air Force' to destroy terrorists in Pakistan after Pulwama attack: Amit Shah

Election Commission bars Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from holding any public meeting, road show, public rally and interviews in media in connection with ongoing elections, for 72 hours from 10 AM on 23 April 2019.  

* Meenakshi Lekhi has been nominated as BJP candidate from the New Delhi parliamentary constituency, reports ANI.

BJP names ace cricketer Gautam Gambhir as its candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Actor Sanjay Dutt campaigns for his sister Priya Dutt, Congress MP candidate from Mumbai Northwest.  

* Karnataka mein Congress ki sarkar aur vahan ke CM ka kehna hai ki 'jinko bhooka marna padta hai, ye gareebi ke maare sena mein jaate hain'. Ye Congress ke netaon ko samaj nahi hai ki vo do roti khane nahi jata hai,vo seene par goli khane jata hai: PM in Jodhpur

*Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Raghav Chadha files nomination from South Delhi constituency and BJP candidate Parvesh Verma filed nomination from West Delhi constituency, earlier today. 

* Election Commission registers 2 FIRs against Union Minister and BJP candidate from Asansol Babul Supriyo for continuing to play campaign song despite the denial of permission by EC and for snatching the camera of an EC official who was video recording his rally.

* Prominent Hair Stylist Jawed Habib joins Bharatiya Janata Party, says 'Aaj tak main baalon ka chowkidar tha, aaj mein desh ka chowkidar ban gaya hoon'.

*Ye Smriti Irani ji yahan aai aur unhone joote baante ye kehne ke liye ki inke pas joote bhi nahi hai pehene ke liye. Ye soch rahi hain ki Rahul ji ka apmaan kar rahi hai, ye kar rahi hain Amethi ki janta ka apmaan," Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi.

Actor main reh chuki hoon toh natak Priyanka ji na hi karein to behtar hai, jahan tak baat un gharib nagrikon ki hai jinke paas pehne ko joota nahi tha,toh kripya karke agar unme thodi bhi sharm ho to khud ja ke dekh lein ki sach kya hai: Smriti Irani in Amethi.

* In a letter to Chief Electoral Officer, Bhubaneswar, BJD says, '' It's unfortunate that a state minister is arrested for 'obstructing flying squad on election duty from discharging their duties', while Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is allowed to go scot-free and no action is taken against him.

* BJD complains to EC over the arrest of its minister in Odisha. 

BJP's Manoj Sinha to file his nomination on April 25 from Gazipur.

* I would like to challenge Narendra Modi to debate with me on corruption for 15 minutes. Dudh ka dudh, pani ka pani ho jayenga. I am telling you, Narendra Modi Ji won't be able to show his face before the nation. 

Complaint against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making a derogatory statement against the PM matter: Delhi's Patiala House Court defers hearing for tomorrow.

* BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari files nomination from North East Delhi.

* Sadhvi Pragya files nomination from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.

Delhi: Former BJP MP from Hamirpur, Suresh Chandel joined Congress in presence of party President Rahul Gandhi. pic.twitter.com/qOOfeILmDO

*Democracy here is in danger due to TMC's hooliganism and anarchist ways. The youth here is unemployed and no one wants to invest here as whenever someone tries to invest, TMC goons harass them: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Bangaon, West Bengal.

* Sadhvi Pragya has reached Bhopal and is expected to file her nomination shortly.

Amethi returning officer declares Congress President Rahul Gandhi's nomination valid.

* LIVE : PM Shri @narendramodi is addressing a public meeting in Dindori, Maharashtra. #BharatBoleNaMoNaMo https://t.co/YUouk95F78

* First we will bring Citizenship Amendment Bill and will give citizenship to the persecuted minorities. Then, we will flush out the infiltrators. No refugee has to fear: Shri @AmitShah #BharatBoleNaMoNaMo pic.twitter.com/qiH6muh9qB

* Rahul Gandhi files response to a contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi in Supreme Court and regrets his remark. 

* Rahul said his statement was made in the "heat of political campaigning and it has been used and misused by political opponents."

* Sheila Dikshit, Former Delhi CM & Congress candidate from (NE) Delhi: I'll do my best to fulfill the responsibility given to me. I've contested from here earlier, I know the people here and they know me. We had started Metro from here, our reputation is of working for the people. pic.twitter.com/sdvuOYHess

* Sheila Dikshit will be up against BJP's Manoj Tiwari.  

Congress party has so far declared Candidates from 419 Lok Sabha seats.

* Congress has released names of six candidates from Delhi for the national election. Sheila Dikshit will be fighting from North East Delhi, Ajay Maken from New Delhi, JP Agarwal from Chandni Chowk, Arvinder Singh Lovely from East Delhi, Rajesh Lilothia from North West Delhi and Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi.

Narada, Saradha and Syndicate Raj corruption has marred the present day scenario in Bengal: Amit Shah

Mamata Banerjee says this is not Bengal’s election but Delhi’s. Yes, that’s true but it's most important for the people of Bengal: Amit Shah

No possibility of PM contesting from Bengal says Amit Shah

* TTV Dhinakaran-led Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam has announced Mahendran as its candidate for Thiruparankundram assembly constituency in Madurai and Shahul Hameed from Aravakurichi assembly constituency in Karur. By-polls in Tamil Nadu will be held on May 19.

The refugees who have come from Bangladesh, be it Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, or Christians, BJP has clearly signalled in its 'sankalp patra' that we will give: Amit Shah 

* Amit Shah rakes up Assam NRC in Kolkata.

* गरीब कल्याण के लिए भाजपा की सरकार ने जो पांच साल के अंदर काम किए हैं उससे देश के 50 करोड़ लोगों को एक स्पष्ट मैसेज गया है कि बनने वाली भाजपा की सरकार गरीब कल्यााण के लिए अपनी गति और अधिक तेजी से बढ़ाएगी: श्री @AmitShah #BharatBoleNaMoNaMo pic.twitter.com/DxL89h6JNQ

* Committed to remove Article 370: Amit Shah

* LIVE: Press conference by Shri @AmitShah in Kolkata, West Bengal. #BharatBoleNaMoNaMo https://t.co/NqdyWxYYY6

* Scared Mamata Banerjee targetting Election Commission, BJP: Amit Shah in Kolkata

* Non-Cognizable Offence Information Report registered against BJP Lok Sabha MP from Rampur, Jaya Prada, for reportedly saying, "Considering the comments Azam Khan makes against me, Mayawati Ji you must think "unki x-ray jaisi aankhein aapke upar bhi kaha-kaha daal kar dekhengi" pic.twitter.com/wy2nffUorh

Bombs were hurled at vehicles of BJD and BJP MLA candidates in Odisha on Sunday.

* Rahul Gandhi's program in Uttar Pradesh:
11:00 hrs: Party Workers Meeting at Chaubisi Helipad Ground, District Barabanki
11:30 hrs: Public Meeting at Tiloi, District Amethi
13:00 hrs: Public Meeting at Parsadepur, District Raebareli
14:15 hrs: Public Meeting at Ghorha, District Amethi
16:00 hrs: Party Workers Meeting, Near Amhat, District Sultanpur

*Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra Gandhi will reach Rae Bareily on Monday morning.

*PM Modi is expected to hold a mega roadshow in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency from where he will be contesting the election. PM Modi will file his nomination on April 26.

*Bharati Pawar and Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre are the BJP candidates from Dindori and Nandurbar Lok Sabha seats, respectively.

*PM Modi will address the rally in Dindori first at 11 am followed by another one in Nandurbar and 1.30 pm. 

*PM Modi will reach Udaipur from Maharashtra's Nandurbar and will then campaign in Jodhpur.