Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: Congress, SP-BSP have no vision for country, says PM Modi

The high-pitched political campaign continued across the country on Saturday with leaders from several parties wooing voters for the Lok Sabha Election 2019. 

Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: Congress, SP-BSP have no vision for country, says PM Modi

The high-pitched political campaign continued across the country on Saturday with leaders from several parties wooing voters for the Lok Sabha Election 2019. 

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Here are the Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates of April 20 -

BJP candidate from Puri, Dr Sambit Patra, sings Telugu song 'Telusa Manasa', the Hindi version of which is 'Tum Mile Dil Khile' while campaigning in Penthakata area. in Odisha

Election Commission issues a show-cause notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for allegedly warning the Muslim voters in Bihar about the division of votes.

TMC writes to Election Commission of India against Ajay V Nayak, special observer for Bengal, for his reported comments 'present condition of Bengal is like it used to be in Bihar 10 years ago' and that 'everything is not well with democracy in Bengal', reports ANI.

* Congress announces candidates for two Lok Sabha seats in Punjab - Sher Singh Gubhaya from Firozpur, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring from Bhatinda. 

Congress, SP-BSP have no vision for the country, says PM Modi

Koi neech bolta hai, koi kuch gaali deta hai. Vaise bhi hum gareebon ko pichdo ko sadiyon se ye naamdaron ki gaaliyan khane ki adat ho gai hai, mujhe bhi ho gai hai. Lekin main inse poochna chahta hun aapne apne parivaar ka pichdapan door karne ke alawa aur kuch kiya hai kya? PM Modi

* Ab ye mere pichdepan ka certificate bhi baantne lage hain, vo mere pichde hone ka mazak uda rahe hain. Har chunaav mein in logon ko jab parajay samne dikhne lagti hai to ye khel shuru ho jata hai. Meri jaati, is par aa jate hain: PM Modi 

* PM Modi arrives in Bareilly to address an election rally.

BJP president Amit Shah met actor Sunny Deol at Pune Airport on Friday evening. The meeting lasted for 5 minutes, reports ANI.

Ek dosti UP Vidhan Sabha ke chunaav ke samay bhi hui thi, chunav khatm hua, dosti bhi khatm hogai,dushmani mein badal gai. Ab ek dosti phir hui hai, lekin iske tootne ki tarikh bhi tay hai.Aapko tootne ki tarikh bataun? 23 May ko ye farzi dosti Phir se toot jaegi: PM Modi

* PM Modi arrives In UP's Etah to address an election rally.

Ex-Congress MP from Kerala's Kollam S Krishna Kumar joins BJP

* I said the truth, I asked a question and I'm entitled to ask a question. Just because I asked a question, you can't label me that I'm not a nationalist, Who are you to ask me? That's when you need courage: Pitroda

Few weeks ago I said something about Balakot, immediately PM started tweeting, head of BJP party went wild, called a press conference. Congress leaders started calling me why did you say that? I said what did I say? I said the truth: Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress Chief

EC orders Eros Now to take down its web series on PM Narendra Modi, reports ANI 

EC issues notice to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her comments on 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare


Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia files nomination from the Guna Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh. 

* Lekin Congress sarkar ne sena ko kuch bhi karne se mana kar diya Kyunki use votebhakti ki rajneeti karni thi. Sako pata tha aatanki Pakistani the lekin Congress, uske sathiyon ne Pak ko saza dene ke bajaye, Hinduon ke saath aatanki shabd chipkane ke liya sazishon pe dhyan lagaya, says PM Modi 

* Desh mein ek taraf vote bhakti ki rajneeti hai, to doosri taraf deshbhakti ki.Yaad kijiye 26/11 ko Mumbai mein jab aatanki hamla hua, to Congress aur us ke sathiyon ki sarkar ne kya kiya? Tab desh ke veer jawanon ne Pak mein ghus ke badla lene ki ijazat mangi thi: PM Modi in Bihar's Araria.

There are no details on assets and profits of the company mentioned in the affidavit. There are a number of mistakes in his educational qualification certificates. The original educational certificates should be presented so that his (Rahul Gandhi) claim can be established: Ravi Prakash

On basis of a certificate of incorporation of a company registered in the UK, he (Rahul) declared himself a UK citizen. A non-citizen can't contest polls here: Ravi Prakash, lawyer of independent MP candidate from Amethi, Dhruv Lal who has raised objections on Rahul Gandhi's nomination papers.

* Magar ye jo vyakti (PM) hai, desh ka chowkidar kehta hai magar asal mein Anil Ambani ka chowkidar hai. Bihar ke yuva poore desh mein desh ki raksha karte hain, imandari se, dhoop, aandhi,toofan mein, aadhi roti kha kar, un sab ko ek chowkidar ne badnam kiya hai: Rahul Gandhi in Sopaul

* Poore desh mein Bihar ke yuva jaa kar banks, sarkari offices ke saamne chowkidar ka kaam karte hain. Magar jo Bihar se chowkidar ban kar jata hai wo imandar hota hai. Agar koi Bihar ka chowkidar bank ke saamne khada mile us bank mein chori nahi ho sakti: Rahul Gandhi in Supaul


Samajwadi Party (SP) fields Rajendra Singh Patel as its candidate from Allahabad Lok Sabha constituency.

*  Samajwadi Party (SP) fielded Pandhari Yadav as party candidate from Phulpur Lok Sabha constituency for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. 

* Those who feel discomfort chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and Side with those saying 'Bharat Tere Tukde Honge' can do nothing for the progress of India: PM Modi at Araria rally in Bihar.

* The country is witnessing two types of politics - 'vote Bhakti' and 'desh bhakti'. 'Vote bhakti' prevented the Congress from acting tough on Pakistan: PM Modi at Bihar rally. 

* Trends of first two phases of LS polls have dampened the spirits of those seeking proof of air strikes: PM Modi at Bihar rally. 

* Amethi Returning Officer orders postponement of scrutiny of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers to April 22.


* Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting at Gandhi Maidan Ground in Bihar's Supaul with Congress candidate Ranjeeta Ranjan.




* I stand here on behalf of a man who I've known from the day I was born. He'll be your candidate in this election&over last 10 yrs has faced massive personal attack from his opponents. They've sought to portray a character of his which is very far from truth: Priyanka at Wayanad, Kerala

* Congress is uniting north and south India: Priyanka at Wayanad, Kerala

* Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress in Wayanad, Kerala: "Five years ago, a government came into power that was voted in with a big majority. In all their wisdom, people of our country placed their faith and hopes in BJP government. That government, from the moment it came to power, began to betray that faith. They began to believe that power belonged to them and not people. 1st indication of this gross misunderstanding came when their own President declared shortly after the election that promise of Rs 15 Lakh in every bank a/c was just for sake of elections, what he called a 'jumla'."

* PM Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in Araria, Bihar.

* Karnataka: BJP President Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Shivamogga. #LokSabhaElections2019

* "It's a party's right to field any candidate they want for elections, I would not like to comment on that but saying something against an officer who sacrificed himself fighting terrorism isn't right. Although she withdrew her statement it shows her mentality," says Ahmed Patel, Congress. 

"We are not only hopeful but also very confident that BJP will lose. We will get good results in Gujarat too, we will cross double digit. On 23rd May when the election results come, BJP will no longer be in the government," he added.

* It is shameful that people from neighbouring country are campaigning for the TMC, which was done to appease the minority community: PM Modi at Buniadpur rally

*  In Purulia, a BJP worker was murdered. I want to assure each West Bengal BJP worker& people of the state that justice will be done. Strict action will be taken against those people who are responsible: PM Modi in Bengal

*PM Modi addresses a public meeting in Buniadpur, West Bengal. 


* Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that his party went into an alliance with the BJP because he wanted a Prime Minister who can attack Pakistan. "Shiv Sena wanted a Prime Minister who can attack Pakistan and so we went into an alliance with BJP," said Thackeray while addressing a public rally in Aurangabad.

* "It is written in the Vedas that a government should be like a bhawra (beetle) which sucks nectar from flowers but still it blooms. The Modi government has become a leech that is sucking the blood of the common man. The common man can't even stand," said cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Friday.

* "He can speak but misusing his office is wrong. Several PMs ruled this country, several times India-Pakistan war took place. Nobody took advantage about that issue for personal benefit," Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on PM Modi speaking on Balakot airstrike in electoral speeches

* "I am being treated as if I am an anti-national or a traitor. They are treating me as if I am the biggest terrorist in this world. Had it been within the limits of their power, the administration would have openly killed me by firing a shot at me," said Azam Khan while addressing a public rally at Rampur on Friday.

* "Deve Gowda is fighting on 7 seats in Karnataka and has ambitions of becoming the Prime Minister or an advisor to the Prime Minister," says BJP leader and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. Read more

* Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran was Friday unanimously elected its general secretary. Sasikala, currently general secretary, would be elevated as president after her four-year imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case ends. Read more

The move comes just a day after Lok Sabha and by-elections to 18 assembly seats concluded in Tamil Nadu and days after the Supreme Court had chastised the group led by former AIADMK leaders Dhinakaran and V K Sasikala for not registering AMMK as a political party.

* Nirahua Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' will file his nomiation from Azamgarh. UP BJP President Mahendra Nath Pandey expected to arrive with him. Nirahua has been fielded against Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.
* BJP candidate Bidyut Baran Mahto to file nomination from Bihar's Jamshedpur
* Mahagathbandhan candidate Geeta Koda (Congress) will file her nomination from Jharkhand's Chaibasa

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold four rallies in three states – at Buniadpur in West Bengal's South Dinajpur, Bihar's Forbesganj and UP's Etah and Bareilly. Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar will join the PM's Forbesganj, which falls under Araria Lok Sabha seat, from where BJP has fielded former MP Pradeep Kumar Singh. In UP, the PM will be joined by state CM Yogi Adityanath. Kumar will also hold public meeting in Bihar's Araria, Supaul and Madhepura.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address three rallies – in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur and Bhilai, and in Bihar's Supaul. Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu address a rally in Maharashtra's Shirdi.

Adityanath, who resumed campaigning on Friday after a 72-hour EC ban, will hold rallies in UP's Moradabad, Farrukhabad and Kannauj. Union home minister Rajnath Singh will hold rallies in UP's Jhansi, Jalaun, Raebareli and Hamirpur while BSP supremo Mayawati will be in UP's Rampur and Firozabad. Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan along with Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh will hold a road show in Bihar's Khagaria.

Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress General Secretary, and Smriti Irani, the Union Minister and BJP leader, will be in Kerala's Wayanad from where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha election for the first time. Priyanka Gandhi will hold public meetings while Irani will hold a roadshow.