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Lok Sabha election updates: BJP releases party tagline, theme song

The polling for first phase of seven-phase Lok Sabha poll is scheduled to take place on April 11 and the campaigning is going on at a fever pitch.

Lok Sabha election updates: BJP releases party tagline, theme song
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The polling for first phase of seven-phase Lok Sabha poll is scheduled to take place on April 11 and the campaigning is going on at a fever pitch.

All political parties are trying their best to woo the voters by holding rallies, public meetings and door-to-door campaigning. All eyes will be on Uttar Pradesh on Sunday as SP-BSP-RLD alliance in the state is going to hold its first public in Deoband. The three parties will try to hit the right chord with the voters with the rally if they want to stop the BJP from repeating its 2014 performance in the state.

Around 90 crore voters will elect the representatives from 543 Lok Sabha constituencies in the upcoming General Election and the results will be announced on May 23.

Here are all the latest updates for April 7:

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* Pravash Kar Mohapatra to be Congress' candidate from Morada constituency in the upcoming elections to Odisha Legislative Assembly.

* Migrant labourers in Ludhiana say they won’t be able to cast vote in Lok Sabha election as they're away from home for work. A labourer from Bihar working in Ludhiana says, "We request govt to make arrangements so that we can cast our vote from where we're living for work."

* Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer has taken cognisance of BSP chief Mayawati's speech she delivered today in Saharanpur's Deoband. The Officer has sought a report from the local administration.

* Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) releases party's tagline and a theme song for the Lok Sabha election.

* Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Robert Vadra to campaign for Congress party for the Lok Sabha polls: I don't know if this will be an asset for the campaign of Congress party or for the campaign of BJP

* Robert Vadra, husband of Congress general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi, will campaign for the grand old party for the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

* Congress released their manifesto, their 'dhakosla patra' 3 days ago, not even once 'dhakosla patra' mentions middle class, such hatred towards the middle class. They think the middle class has made Modi win and that's why they're adamant on punishing the middle class: PM Modi in Udaipur, Tripura

* I was listening to Dharmendra Pradhan ji. He was speaking fluent Odiya. Will Naveen babu be able to speak even five lines in Odiya, without looking at the paper? The man who can't speak Odiya even after being CM for 19 yrs, can never work for the welfare of Odisha: Amit Shah in Bargarh

There is not much difference in Congress and BJP if you will look at their policies. They are both the same. This grand alliance is meant to bring change in the country, but Congress party doesn’t want that, it wants to form govt in UP," Akhilesh said at Saharanpur rally.

* "I'm warning, especially people of Muslim community, that Congress isn't in a position to fight BJP in UP. Only 'gathbandhan' can fight BJP. Congress knows this but they're going by mantra 'Hum jeete ya na jeete, gathbandhan nahi jeetna chahiye'," Mayawati said at Saharanpur rally.

Bhim Army supporters seen at Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance rally in Saharanpur's Deoband.

Dy Election Commissioner in his response to a letter by WB CM has stated, "After review of preparedness by EC in Kolkata, Spl Police Observer was appointed for WB. On feedback from Dy EC-West Bengal & Spl Police Observer that action was taken of transferring of 4 police officers"

Union Minister SS Ahluwalia to contest  Lok Sabha Election from Burdwan - Durgapur Parliamentary constituency (West Bengal).

*"The BJP's manifesto for Odisha is based on 9 points. These are the 9 pillars of our vision for the development of 'New Odisha'," says Amit Shah.

Congress party releases their election manifesto for Odisha in Bhubaneswar.

BJP releases party's election manifesto for the state, in Bhubaneswar.

* "Mamata is with those people who say that India should have two prime ministers," Modi said.

* "The more you chant 'Modi Modi', the more someone loses their sleep. You know who they are? 'Speed breaker'. The speed breaker of West Bengal - Didi. She is losing her sleep & is taking out her anger on her officers, on Election Commission," PM Modi in Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

Congress party releases a list of 9 candidates for elections to the state legislative assembly of Odisha.

Congress workers manhandle and thrash photojournalists who were allegedly clicking pictures of empty chairs at a public rally by the party in Virudhunagar.

* 'It's a peace loving city. Politicians should provide better education & more employment opportunities for Muslims in the country.Everyone should be treated equally.Muslim community should not be used as a political tool during polls," locals in Deoband told ANI.

* EC replies to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation, says we do such transfer for unbiased election.

* SP-BSP-RLD will hold their first joint rally in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband near Jamia Tibbiti Medical College.

* A case has been filed by lawyer Narendra Sharma in CJM Court at Agra against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for promising in Congress manifesto to abolish Section 124A (Sedition) of the Indian Penal Code, ANI reported.

* PM Narendra Modi compares Congress with Titanic ship, says party is sinking with each passing day.

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address first-time voters today.