Assembly Elections 2019 Live: Preparations underway ahead of Assembly Polls

Preparations are underway in Maharashtra and Haryana ahead of Assembly Elections 2019. The Model Code Conduct was put in place on Oct 19. The Election Commission of India announced that Maharashtra and Haryana will go to polls on October 21 and counting will take place on October 24. Polling for by-elections in 64 seats will also be conducted on October 21. Stay tuned for live updates.
  • 13:19

    Maharashtra: Polling parties leave for their respective polling booths

  • 11:30

    Congress on Twitter: The young & the educated are leaving Maharashtra

  • 11:27

    Maharashtra Assembly polls: 8.98 crore voters seal fate of 3,237 candidates

    The fate of 3,237 candidates including scores of political bigwigs, chief ministerial aspirants, next-generation politicians and new aspirants, would be sealed on Monday when Maharashtra goes to polls.

    An estimated 8.98 crore are eligible to vote for the polls that is a direct contest between MahaYuti, an alliance led by ruling BJP-Shiv Sena and MahaAghadi, a front led by opposition Congress-NCP.

    The elections to the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly – along with Haryana – is the first elections since the April-May 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

    Along with the Vidhan Sabha polls, the bye-polls to Satara Lok Sabha seat is also being held.

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  • 11:08

    In Maharashtra, the competition is between BJP and Sena

    In Maharashtra, the October 21 Assembly election is a competition between BJP and Shiv Sena as to who between the allies gets more seats, and not between their ruling alliance and the opposition Congress-NCP front.

    In India’s second-most populous -- and third-largest -- state, it’s clear that despite their differences on issues like Aarey and Nanar, the BJP-Sena alliance has an edge.

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  • 10:57

    Nagpur gets ready for Assembly Elections

  • 18:13

    75,000 personnel mobilized for election duty in Haryana

    Over 75,000 police personnel have been mobilised as part of the security arrangements for the October 21 Haryana Assembly election, state police chief Manoj Yadava said on Saturday.

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  • 16:53

    'Cong failed to abrogate Art 370 despite promising it'

    Continuing his diatribe against the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused its leaders of failing to abrogate Article 370 despite having promised it in Parliament in 1964.

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  • 15:23

    Prior to 2014, Congress governments did only one thing in this area. First took the votes of the farmers here and then named the farmers' fields at a paltry price.The BJP government led by Manohar Lal ji closed this monkey bond of land and those who appeared to be involved in it have been tightened: PM

  • 15:22

    Until 5 years ago, what news was in the news in Haryana? News of the land scam used to be the headline of newspapers every day. Reports of arrests and protests regarding recruitment scams were common.The people of Haryana used to get upset and the Congress leaders here were busy making attendance at Delhi Durbar. Which group has so much reach, it used to show power: PM Modi

  • 15:19

    This time Haryana is rewarding the historic efforts made for the village, farmers and livestock farmers. This time Haryana is ruling in favor of decisions taken for education, safety and respect of daughters and sisters: PM Modi

  • 15:19

    This time Haryana is giving away awards for better connectivity, better infrastructure, work being done: PM Modi

  • 15:17

    This time, Haryana is expressing confidence in the development of the last 5 years. This time Haryana is again giving a chance to stable and transparent government for the coming 5 years: PM Modi

  • 15:16

    You have not made me sit up. You have not made me sit for fun as a Prime Minister. I do not live for this chair, friends, I live for the country. I live for you: PM Modi

  • 15:07

    Under the Congress rule, 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir were removed from their homes, houses were burnt, daughters were raped, people were killed. Government sitting in Delhi closed its eyes and kept giving false promises to the country: PM Modi

  • 15:02

    In the last five years, the efforts to protect the country's security, security, unity, integrity, respect for the soldiers have been and will continue to be carried forward: PM Modi

  • 14:58

    While serving our civilians, 33,000 police personnel have been martyred. In front of them, the police families have made such a big sacrifice. But his memorial was not built too, this work had to be done by Modi itself: PM Modi

  • 14:57

    For 40 years, we implemented the 'One Rank, One Pension', which was in demand. With this only 2 lakh ex-servicemen families of Haryana are getting arrears of around Rs 900 crores: PM Modi

  • 14:55

    We have manufactured modern bullet-proof jackets, transported them to soldiers and not only that, now we are exporting abroad: PM Modi

  • 14:54

    Today, from modern submarines to modern fighter aircraft like Rafale and modern helicopters have become part of our army: PM Modi

  • 14:53

    Our army personnel, our paramilitary forces, did not get even the dress clothes, the shortage of bullet proof jackets and modern rifles. After joining the government, we started a big campaign for the empowerment of the forces: PM Modi

  • 14:53

    Then I said that it is necessary to create a strong government, strong leadership, strong army and strong country to combat terrorism. Today, terrorists enter the house and are killed. Those who nurture terror are crying in the world. Yesterday used to scare us, today he himself is scared: PM Modi

  • 14:52

    Then I said that there should be a government in India that talks to the world eye to eye. Today, India does not bow to the eye, talks with eyes: PM Modi

  • 14:51

    Those resolutions of 6 years ago, I want to remind Haryana and the country. Then I said that only a competent and capable government in Delhi can give security to the country. I promised to give a capable and capable government of India in five years and I kept that promise: PM Modi

  • 14:50

    For the glory of Maa Bharti in the last five years, if I have been able to contribute something for 130 crore Indians, then it has an important place to bless the soil of Rewari: PM Modi

  • 14:48

    Whoever wants to see Haryana, see the Jansagar of Rewari today. This wave of BJP, this is a proof that when the public is served with honesty, the public also gives respect and then gives an opportunity to work once more: PM Modi

  • 13:06

    Stating that the BJP government has provided toilets to 1.67 lakh mothers and sisters, Shah ended his address.

  • 13:03

    Rahul Gandhi asks what is the relation between the abrogation of Article 370 and Maharashtra. He should know that Maharashtra is the land of Shivaji and Savarkar, who would have never turned back from the responsility to protect one's nation: Shah

  • 13:00

    In the world, only two countries -- America and Israel -- used to take revenge for their soldiers' deaths. PM Modi added India's name to that list: Shah

  • 12:58

    PM Modi's administration has kick-started the development work in 115 tribal districts, which were neglected so far: Shah

  • 12:50

    PM Modi expresses gratitude to the crowd gathered in Sirsa and ends his address.

  • 12:49

    BJP president Amit Shah has started addressing another rally in Maharashtra's Navapur.

  • 12:47

    A few months ago, the people showed trust on the BJP and lotus. Modi has brought 'kamal' to you and so give your blessing. The BJP works on the motto that the nation is bigger than party: PM Modi

  • 12:42

    Were people responsible to mark line of partition in 1947, didn't think that devotees shouldn't be kept away from Guru by 4 km? Should Congress government not have made effort to eliminate this distance? Congress and parties affiliated to its culture never respected Indians' culture: PM Modi

  • 12:38

    PM Modi calls on to the youth's of Haryana saying, "You can show a direction to the entire nation." He asks them to join the organisation.

  • 12:36

    We have put an end to 'kharchi and parchi' that youths had to pay to get jobs, says PM Modi. He adds, "This is a very big change."

  • 12:32

  • 12:31

    The BJP brough in Jal Shakti yojana so that in the coming years Inda will be be drought-free. For the first time, the government set up a different ministry for water so that farmers, women and sisters get water: PM Modi

  • 12:28

    No concrete steps have been taken in the past 70 years so that Indians can use water that belong to them. Water continued to flow to Pakistan and they allowed it: PM Modi

  • 12:25

    The Kartarpur corridor is almost complete now. This opportunity has come sevendecades after independence, 70 years went by. What can be a bigger misfortune than this that we had to see a holy place from afar, through a pair of binoculars?: PM Modi

  • 12:24

    With the use of temporary Article 370 for so long, the Congress forced people of Kashmir to think about separation: PM Modi

  • 12:23

  • 12:21

    Congress's politics ruined the entire nation. The Article 370, which was termed as temporary, was in place for 70 years: PM Modi

  • 12:18

    The central government has decided that the new National Highway built from Kapurthala to Goindwal Sahib, near Taran Taran, will now be known as 'Guru Nanak Dev ji marg': PM Modi

  • 12:17

    During the Congress reign, Kashmir lost a part to Pakistan, lost Sufi tradition: PM Modi

  • 12:15

    Congress thought if you allow one or two families to do what they want, Kashmir will develop: PM Modi

  • 12:14

    Today, when the BJP has taken a bold step for the betterment of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leaders are pointing fingers, says PM Modi.

  • 12:11

    Innocent people died in J&K but the Congress did not take any step, PM Modi in Maharashtra.

  • 10:32

    Devendra Fadnavis holds a roadshow in Nagpur

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis holds a roadshow in Nagpur on the last day of campaigning for assembly elections. He is contesting from the Nagpur South-West seat.

  • 10:26

    PM Modi to address rallies in Haryana

  • 10:25

  • 21:50

    Congress govt didn't act after Mumbai terror attacks: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the previous Congress government of failing to act after terror attacks in Mumbai, but said such a situation does not persist now as perpetrators now know they will be punished.

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  • 20:50

    "We are the ones who removed angel tax, while they (Congress) introduced angel tax. While we are making corporate tax in accordance with the global market, they were the ones who made India the world's most expensive corporate regime," claims PM Modi.

  • 20:49

    Those who destroyed the economy, the banking sector of India are either in Tihar or Mumbai jail. It is just a start of cleanliness drive and will be at a faster pace in future, says Narendra Modi.

  • 20:47

    The previousgovernment worked to fulfil the dreams of corrupts. They have sown the seeds of corruption in Maharashtra in the name of irrigation schemes for farmers, says PM Modi.

  • 20:46

    "For us, politics is a medium of the serving nation. We as BJP were born in Maharashtra, this is why it is our responsibility to work for the people of Maharashtra," PM Modi.

  • 20:42

    The discussion to construct Airport in Navi Mumbai started in 1997, but even this project but nothing was done. With the efforts of state and central government, the project is now in progress, claims Modi.

  • 20:39

    Proposal of Mumbai metro was given in 1997, but the foundation was laid in 2006. Only one single line started till 2013-14, 'only 11 km in 16 years'. Even tortoise will get embarrassed at this pace, says Modi.

  • 20:24

    "I believe that to fight against poverty, the role of job creator is very important. We duly respect the ones who create jobs for others," says PM Modi.

  • 20:15

    During the leadership of Congress and NCP, more focus was on the structure of ministry than the development of infrastructure, says PM Modi.

  • 20:11

    PM Modi addresses a public meeting in Mumbai

  • 20:10

    Before Surgical strike, there were only two countries that took revenge for their martyrs' death, the United States and Israel. After Surgical strike, India is also in the list, says Shah.

  • 20:10

    "We are BJP, for us governments will rise and fall but the countries security of the country is the priority," says Shah

  • 20:07

    Savarkar ji is not just a beloved son of maharahtra but is the pride of entire nation, says Shah

  • 20:02

    Recently when the name of India's great son, Veer Savarkar was being discussed, Congress gave wrong statements. Veer was given as a title to Savarkar for his valour, says Shah.

  • 19:59

    Public of India wants to understand the relation between Hajra Begum and NCP. Why NCP did a commercial agreement with Bombay bomb blast accused Hajra Begum, asks Amit Shah.

  • 19:48

    Amit Shah addresses public rally in Khaperkheda

  • 16:26

    Maharashtra polls: No of women candidates decline

    Several women leaders in Maharashtra are contesting the Vidhan Sabha polls but in terms of numbers, the representation has reduced. This time 235 women are contesting of which only 39 are from the four mainstream political parties - the BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.

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  • 16:22

    Maharashtra: 29 per cent of candidates face criminal charges

    Nearly 32 per cent of candidates in the running in Maharashtra are crorepatis while around 29 per cent face criminal charges in Maharashtra.

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  • 16:04

    Amit Shah to address public rally at Khaperkheda at 6 PM.

  • 16:02

    Neither the army nor farmers of Haryana were secure under the bad governance of Congress.They have sownthe seeds of corruption in the agricultural lands and have reaped the scams in sports, says PM Modi.

  • 15:54

    Tribal community has played a vital role in the freedom struggle. Many tribals including Bhagwan Birsa sacrificed their lives for the same, but Congress never recognized them, says Amit Shah

  • 15:50

    BJP government has planned to invest Rs 25 cr to make memorials of the freedom fighters belonging to tribal community, says Shah

  • 15:48

    Around 1500 parties are registered in this country, but the maximum number of representatives from the tribal community is from BJP, claims Shah

  • 15:37

    While under the leadership of Modi and Devendra ji BJP has created an army of patriots, on the other side under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar a pool of parties supporting nepotism havebeen created: Amit Shah

  • 15:32
  • 15:31

    We are planning to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crores in the next 5 years so our mothers and sisters, and farmers don't have to face a shortage of water. Our effort is to ensure that farmers do not have to rely only on the weather,says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hisar

  • 15:27
  • 15:24

    Haryana's son has sacrificed his life for the security of Kashmir's people. The immense satisfaction that I got in abrogation of Article 370 is that I have given true tribute to martyrs: PM Modi

  • 15:17

    The water of Haryana will no more flow to Pakistan, for which important stepshave been taken India's biggest water project ever in history is launches to provide enough water in every household: PM Modi

  • 11:47

    EC to announce poll dates for Maharashtra and Haryana today

    The Election Commission is set to announce dates of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana on Saturday. The poll panel has convened a press conference this noon. While the term of 288-member Maharashtra assembly ends on November 9, that of the 90-member Haryana assembly expires on November 2.

  • 08:10

    The Election Commission of India will hold a press conference at 12 noon today and it may announce polling dates for assembly elections in these states today. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 16:10

    Once the Election Commission will announce the dates, the Model Code of Conduct will come into force instates. The MCC means that the current government cannot make any fresh announcements, roll out out new schemes or influence the voters in any manner using its authority of office.

  • 15:09

    Cong has 'already accepted defeat' in Haryana: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday hit out at the Congress, saying it has "already accepted defeat" in the Haryana assembly elections.

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  • 15:05

    The water of Haryana will no more go to Pakistan: PM Modi

  • 14:59

    Congress says that even if they get 10-20 seats is enough. The ones (Congress) who themselves have lost cannot develop Haryana.

    On the other side, JJP has a limitation and their ideology os also shrinking. They are also lost in the past era, while this country belongs to youth:says PM Modi

  • 14:52

    You gave 5 years to BJP in Delhi and Haryana, in which mosttime was spent on cleaning the bad. Now I along with the government in Haryana have to put more efforts. We have to run the double engine at the fast track: PM Modi.

  • 14:46

    Ones sitting in air-conditioned rooms can not feel the love that I feel amongst people of Hisar, says PM Modi.

  • 14:41
  • 14:30

    Naxalism is the enemy of development. Naxalites do not allow electricity, road or railway to Aheri, says Amit Shah.

  • 13:32

    With this PM Modi ends his address in Haryana's Gohana. He will address another rally in Hisar at 2:30 pm.

  • 13:23

    In Congress's misrule neither jawans were safe, neither farmers nor our sportspersons. Congress indulged in corruption in agriculture and did scams in sports: PM Modi

  • 13:18

  • 13:17

    This region has made India proud in every field, be it fighting in the wrestling ring or fighting against terrorism. Sonipat means 'Kisan,Jawan aur Pehelwan': PM Modi

  • 13:15

    When BJP talks about Swacch Bharat or surgical strike, Congress gets stomach ache, says PM Modi.

  • 13:13

    Congress is not worried about nation, nor Babasaheb Ambedkar, says PM Modi.

  • 11:27

    Sonia Gandhi to skip lone campaign rally in Haryana

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi will not attend her lone election campaign rally in Haryana on Friday due to "unavoidable reasons".


    Sonia's cancellation of her scheduled public meeting was made by Haryana Congress through a tweet, which it deleted later. It said Rahul Gandhi will attend the meeting in Mahendragarh as Sonia was unable to address it.

    Sonia had not been attending election rallies and public meetings for some time due to health reasons. In Lok Sabha elections too, she did not campaign except for an election rally in Telangana.

    Read the full report here.

  • 11:17

  • 10:08

    Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi's rally in Mahendragarh, Haryana has been cancelled, Rahul Gandhi will address the rally instead, reports ANI.

  • 09:27

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally in Haryana's Mahendergarh today. This will be her first poll campaign address after becoming interim party chief. (PTI)

  • 08:36

    Nitish to lead NDA in 2020 Bihar assembly polls: Shah

    Speculations about the BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar suffering yet another split were put to rest on Thursday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah stating that the NDA will contest the assembly polls next year under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • 08:35

    'Down, but not out': Hooda fights back

    In his traditional bastion, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda appears firmly in the saddle.

    Overwhelming chants of “Hooda CM ayega” (Hooda will come as chief minister) resonate far and beyond the bounds of his Jat-dominated constituency of Garhi Sampla Kiloi in Rohtak.

    His men are his devout followers.

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  • 08:22

    DH Cartoons | Stop blaming Congress: Manmohan Singh

    Interacting with the business community, professionals and media in Mumbai, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, said thatMaharashtra has been facing an economic decline for four consecutive years and that in the past five years the state has seen the maximum factory shutdowns.

    Read More:Passing buck to Cong does not work: Manmohan Singh

  • 08:32

    BJP may repeat 2014 poll performance in Vidarbha

    The vast Vidarbha region in central India once a stronghold of the Congress has become a stronghold of the BJP in the last few decades. However, in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, the region will see a dozen of key contests.

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  • 08:31

    With PM by her side, Pankaja hopes to trump cousin DM

    Faced with a tough challenge from her cousin in the Assembly polls, senior BJP leader Pankaja Munde looks to turn the tide in her favour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive rally here.

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  • 08:26

    Focus to be on Bhujbals, Khadses in North Maharashtra

    The focus in the North Maharashtra region would be the sidelined Bhujbal and Khadse families as they attempt a comeback into the mainstream.

    The BJP-Shiv Sena saffron alliance is facing a rebellion in the region that gives the opposition some edge. The region houses the onion, grapes and banana belt of India. The fluctuations of onion prices and the production-supply gap at Lasalgaon, the biggest trading centre of onion in Asia, has troubled the farmers.

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  • 08:21

    DH Cartoons | NRC detention centres

    Infiltrators will be made to leave the country and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented for the purpose, Union Home MinisterAmitShahsaid on Thursday.

    The BJP chief made the announcement at a campaign rally here in Osmanabad district for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections.

    Read More:Infiltrators will be thrown out of India: Amit Shah

  • 07:14

    NCP MP cancels rallies in Pune after chopper denied nod to fly

    NCP MP Amol Kolhe on Thursday alleged the helicopter he was to ride was denied flying permission by the air defence control in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Pune, leading to cancellation of his campaign meetings in the district.

    In a video message, the NCP's star campaigner said he was to address poll meetings in Bhosari, Pimpri and Chinchwad in Pune district, but was denied flying permission citing protocol in view of the prime minister's rally. Kolhe apologised to the people who had gathered for his rallies in these segments. (PTI)

  • 18-10-2019
    07:10

    Good morning readers, today PM Modi will be addressing three rallies - one each in Haryana's Hisar and Gohana and and one in Maharahstra's Mumbai. BJP president Amit Shah will also hit the roads to address four rallies in Maharastra's Andheri, Rajpura, Wani and Khaperkheda. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 20:41

    World can see new-found confidence of New India: Modi

    The entire world can see the new-found confidence of New India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saidon Thursday.

    Addressing BJP's campaign rallies for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections at Pune, Satara, and Parli, Modi also said that despite a lot of talk in the last 70 years, it was only his government which dared abrogate Article 370.

    "The entire world can see the new-found confidence of New India. Everyone can feel the change. They are discussing HowdyModi (event in the US)," Modi said at the Pune rally.

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  • 19:42
  • 19:29

    Big global leaders see 130 crore Indians when they shake hands with Modi: PM Modi in Pune

    Big global leaders see 130 crore Indians when they shake hands with Modi said PM Modi while addressing a public meeting in Pune on Thursday

    Modi also said that Article 370 stood in the way of "one country, one Constitution", but no previous governments dared remove it.

    Addressing a poll rally for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections,Modisaid the echo of New India's influence could be heard across the world now after the strong mandate given by the people ensure a stable government at the Centre.

    PTI

  • 19:05

    Article 370 won't have bearing on Maha polls: Pawar

    People are in the mood for a change in Maharashtra and the scrapping of Article 370, raised aggressively by the BJP, does not seem to be resonating with people at the grassroots level in the state, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has claimed.

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  • 15:27

    Devendra Fadnavis forgave Rs 50,000 crore worth of farmer loans in a transparent manner: JP Nadda

    Today, infrastructure projects worth about Rs 15 lakh crore are underway in Maharashtra. Devendra Fadnavisforgave Rs 50,000 crore worth of farmerloansin a transparent manner. A network of roads is being laid here: JP Nadda

  • 15:23

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave relief to more than 14 crore farmers by paying Rs 6,000 annually: JP Nadda

    There were many farmer leaders in Marathwada. But nobody worried about the farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave relief to more than 14 crore farmers by paying Rs 6,000 annually. Along with this, also ensured a pension of Rs 3,000 for farmers: JP Nadda

  • 15:20

    They (US and China) might not get along with each other but they get along with PM Modi: Nadda

    You've seen PM Modi with the head of state of China, and you've seen him with the head of state of USA. They might not get along with each other but they get along with PM Modi. That is what we've shownthe world: Nadda

  • 15:15

    The ones who shed crocodile tears, join hands and ask for votes should be given rest and that's the sign of a living society: JP Nadda

  • 15:05

    We've passed laws that will nab people indulging in corruption not just on our soil but also on foreign soil: BJP working president JP Nadda

  • 13:05

    With this, PM Modi's address in Maharashtra's Parli comes to an end. Later, BJP working president JP Nada will address public gatherings in Maharashtra and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address a rally in Haryana.

  • 13:03

  • 13:02

    The BJP government sent instant relief when the situation got difficult due to drought. From disaster relief to crop insurances, we've supplied support of all kinds. Today, every farmer is getting direct benefit into his account under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: PM Modi

  • 12:58

    A Congress leader had said that had there been Hindus in Kashmir, BJP Government would have never taken this decision (abrogation of Article 370). Do you see 'Hindu-Muslim' in the unity & integrity of the country?, asks PM Modi

  • 12:54

    Whenever Article 370 will be discussed in history, the decision that was taken in the interest of the country, then the people who opposed and ridiculed it, their comments will be remembered: PM Modi

  • 12:52

    Today, if the whole state is behind the BJP-Shiv Sena government, its because of the hard work we've put in in the last 5 years. On one side, there is the work-ethic of the current governmentt, and on the other is the selfishness of the Congress-NCP leaders: PM Modi

  • 11:52

    Rajnath Singh to address rallies in Haryana today

  • 08:39

    No Modi wave in Maharashtra polls: Ashok Chavan

    Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been on a campaign spree for almost a year. After a shock defeat in the Lok Sabha elections from home turf Nanded, Chavan is on the campaign trail once again — this time in a bid to return to the Maharashtra Assembly.

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  • 08:38

    Bharat Ratna row: Prasad attacks Cong with family jibe

    Justifying the Bharat Ratna demand for V D Savarkar raised by the Maharashtra BJP in its poll manifesto, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday attacked the Congress for opposing the highest civilian honour for such "rashtra bhaktas" (patriots).

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  • 08:34

    JP Nadda to address rally in Maharashtra

    BJP working president JP Nadda will be speaking in public gatherings in Maharashtra.

  • 08:37

    How Jat quota stir propelled BJP’s ascent in Haryana

    The rise of the BJP in Haryana may have a lot to do, albeit by default, with the ugly Jat quota stir in February 2016, when the state was paralyzed for over a week with hoodlums running amok.

    Nearly 30 persons were killed in the agitation that witnessed unprecedented plunder and arson for days together in the passing winter month.

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  • 08:36

    Devendra & Narendra double engine of Maharashtra: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described himself and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as the "double engine" of development for Maharashtra and sought a second term for the incumbent leader in the BJP-ruled state.

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  • 08:32

    PM Modi will address rally in Maharashtra

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modiwill address public meetings in Beed, Satara and Pune in Maharashtra today.

  • 08:31

    Outsiders causing loss of opportunities to locals: Raj

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said the large scale influx of outsiders in Maharashtra is causing loss of opportunities for locals, and burdening the state's cities and towns.

    Addressing a rally at Dombivili in Maharashtra's Thane district on Tuesday night while campaigning for his party candidates, Thackeray said although several RSS sympathisers lived here and the party close to the right wing organisation (BJP) was in power, the town was in a poor shape.

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  • 08:30

    Once a rookie, Khattar proves his mettle in Jatland

    Until 2014, not many had heard about him. He would work silently to aggrandize the philosophy of the Sangh at the grass-root. This RSS Parcharak surprised all when he turned out to be BJP’s wildcard entry and was seated as the chief minister of Haryana.

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  • 08:29

    Jharkhand polls: Congress may play second fiddle to JMM

    Having faced a drubbing during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand, the Congress is likely to play second fiddle to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) when polls are held in the tribal-dominated state in November-December this year.

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  • 18:05

    The UPA government was at the center for 10 years, under his government, terrorists from Pakistan used to spread terror in India. But Manmohan Singh's mouth did not even reach 'ah': Amit Shah

  • 17:02

    Every person, poor or middle-class, has a dream of his own home. Under the PM Awas Yojana, we're working towards making all these dreams come true. We are giving subsidies on the interest of home loans for people with who earn less than 18 lakh annually: PM Modi

  • 16:58

    I request my fishermen to stop the usage of single-use plastic. Your keen participation is integral to completely stop the usage of single-use plastic. It erodes the marine eco-system and thus, we must stop its usage: PM Modi

    The government is continuously working for our fisheries industry. A separate department has been created in the Central Government to look after all the matters related to fisheries. It has also ensured that fishermen get easy loans from the bank and their boats are modernised: PM Modi

  • 16:53

    Blue economy is about to become the identity of the new India. It is our endeavor that the resources that are in the sea should be promoted and conserved and that should also come to the help of our sea-based colleagues: PM Modi

  • 16:52

    One Narendra and one Devendra, this is the formula that is giving 11 times the power of Maharashtra's double engine. You have to keep this double power in mind while voting on 21 October: PM Modi

  • 16:50

    In the last five years, India has received record FDI and a major chunk of it has come to Maharashtra. In the last five years, there has been unprecedented growth of infrastructure, and Maharashtra has been one of the leaders in this too: PM Modi

  • 16:47

    Today, India's reputation is reaching its peak all over the world. Today, India is taking on the biggest challenge. Your pride, your happiness more than this, what can be the satisfaction of our life: PM Modi

  • 16:42

    Narendra in Delhi and Devendra in Maharashta is a powerful combination: Modi

  • 16:41

    Maharashtra has a big role in transforming India to a 'maha rashtra': Modi

  • 16:39

    Everywhere I go, I am greeted by bigger crowds in rallies: Modi

  • 16:31

    Congress party opposes surgical strike, air strike, removal of 370, NRC, all. Congress party leaders say why the infiltrators are being expelled from the country. No matter how much they protest, every intruder will be thrown out of the country:Amit Shah

  • 16:30

    Beti Bachao-Bati Badao has given new life to the daughters of Haryana. There was a time when Haryana used to have 830 girls against 1,000 boys, today there are 980 girls against 1,000 boys: Amit Shah

  • 16:16

    The Congress government ran on the principle of 3D. D-court government D-son-in-law government D-son-in-law brokers government BJP's 3D- D-development, D-development and D-development: Amit Shah

  • 16:15

    Tanwar backs JJP, launches surgical strike on Congress

    Congress'ex-Haryana unit president Ashok Tanwar on Wednesday announced his support to Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party in the assembly elections to be held next week, a move he termed as a surgical strike on his former party.

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  • 16:06

    On the 21st, the people of Haryana are going to decide which party will be in power in the state. On the one hand, there is a group of patriots led by Modi ji. On the other side is a Congress party full of courtiers and touts. You have to decide who to give the chance to: Amit Shah

  • 16:03

    Congress government promises provide free education up to college level in Haryana, in order to facilitate the way of education for girls

  • 15:10

    Let Rahul and Hooda protest removing infiltrators, I promise you that by 2024, every infiltrator will be identified and removed from India: Shah

  • 15:08

    Pakistan used to attack India and cut its soldiers' heads. But in Modi govt, we entered the homes of the terrorists and blew them up: Shah

  • 15:06

    Earlier it was either Chautala or Hooda govt in Haryana, which always had corruption or hooliganism. Now, in Khattar government, only development is present: Shah

  • 15:05

    On one side is the Congress party which is concerned about its family and on the other side is the Bharatiya Janata Party of activists who give life for the country: Amit Shah

  • 15:02

    For 40 years, Congress did not implement One Rank One Pension, which Modi govt did in the first year itself: Amit Shah

  • 15:00

    Once we return to power here, we will waive all loans of farmers: Amit Shah

  • 14:56

    Before Article 370's removal, Pakistan would come to us and kill our people: Amit Shah

    Now I want to questionRahul Gandhi and Bhupinder Hooda if they support or oppose Article 370. If you support it, I dare you to mention reintroducing it in your manifesto: Amit Shah

  • 14:54

    I want to thank the people of Panipat for giving Modi the victory he earned in the Lok Sabha election, and how he got the power to remove Article 370 soon after: Amit Shah

  • 14:51

    Panipat is a place of farmers and sportspersons. Panipat must show what government it wants, 'majboor' or 'mazboot'?: Amit Shah

    If you want a 'mazboot' government, then show your support to Modi and choose the lotus icon and elect Manohar Lal Khattar: Amit Shah

  • 14:50

    Panipat is a popular place from the days of Mahabharat; three major battles were fought here: Amit Shah

  • 14:00

    Every poor has got homes, every community received gas connections, every poor family got electricity and toilets. The Muslim women have been freed from the Triple Talaq problem as well by the BJP Govt, says Modi.

  • 13:59

    You have seen the crisis of water and I know that you will join me in the water conservation mission. We understand and work tirelessly to solve the problems of the people at the bottom ladder of the society: Modi

  • 13:59

    All initiatives from the Central Govt were added value and spread far and wide from the Maharashtra Govt. Maharashtra was given thousands of crores for the micro-irrigation scheme and the State Govt worked to make it better: PM Modi

  • 13:58

    Let me tell you what will happen in this election. In the NCP's watch, one brother stands at 10 and the other on the other 10 is standing. This means one brother will take 10 seats and the other brother will also take 10 seats: PM Modi

  • 13:57

    Initiatives over Rs 50,000 crore are ongoing to build rural roads and national highways only in Marathwada. Work has been done to provide relief from load-shedding. Farmers and traders have received cheap and regular electricity: PM Modi

  • 13:56

    Marathwada has suffered a major loss in the Congress-NCP rule. Before 2014, the situation was that schemes were meant for Marathwada, but development was for some leaders, relatives of leaders: PM Modi

  • 13:55

    Maharashtra has had three CMs from Marathwada, but there hasn't been any change in the poor situation in the region. These CMs were filling their own coffers, and were not working for the development of the State: PM Modi

  • 13:53

    Activists of these two parties on the ground, especially their young colleagues, say that with the spirit of the country on issues of 370 and Jammu and Kashmir, Modi should stand with him, so the mouths of such people are locked: PM Modi

  • 13:52

    Even the workers of the Congress & NCP party have said that on issues like Article 370, every Indian should stand together with Modi and for the betterment of the country. These people are then silenced by their leaders: PM Modi

  • 11:53

    In the last 5 years, for the empowerment of poor, we have worked tirelessly. PM Aawas Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush & several other schemes have helped every region, village, person, community, without any difficulty: PM Modi

  • 11:47

  • 11:46

    In 2014, the people voted for the NDA in Centre and the BJP in State and I can see that once again people will bring the same government: PM Modi

  • 11:44

    These people knew that they will have to answer and the truth will come out. That's why, months ago they started blaming the investigative agencies and the government: PM Modi

  • 11:43

    Due to vote bank politics, Maharastra has lost a lot. There was a time, when there used to be bomb blasts and violence in the state. And the masterminds behind those terror attacks went abroad. How did this happen? India is asking.Now everything is coming out how these people had connections with those masterminds: PM Modi

  • 11:35

  • 11:34

    Hinting at the Congress, PM Modi said that they kept Ambedkar away from Bharat Ratna. "These are the people who slam Veer Savarkar," says PM Modi.

  • 11:32

    The BJP's only agenda in Maharashtra is the development of the state, says PM Modi.

  • 11:29

    Uttar Pradesh has shown that which party and alliance can help in the development of the state: PM Modi

  • 11:28

    PM Modi is addressing public meeting in Maharashtra's Akola.

  • 08:23

    The tubelight, apple or cot? Unique symbols in clash

    Have you ever heard of Digital Organization of Nation Party or Tupu Sultan Party.Yes, in Pusad, Anil Rathod is contesing from the "digital party" and he has been allotted "tractor chalata kisan" as symbol. In the same seat, Mazeed Lala,is contesting from Tipu Sultan Party and his symbol is kettle.

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  • 08:22

    'Nehru-Gandhi' family loyalist joins BJP

    Congress suffered a setback when three-time party MP and a staunch loyalist of the 'Nehru-Gandhi' family Rajkumari Ratna Singh joined the BJP on Tuesday.

    Ratna Singh, who represented the Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat in 1996, 1999 and 2009, was the daughter of former union minister Raja Dinesh Singh, the ex-ruler of the Kalakankar estate in Pratapgarh district in UP.

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  • 08:21

    All eyes on the Jats in Haryana

    If the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) was able to transcend Haryana’s deeply entrenched Jat politics during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections – where it swept all 10 seats – then the Assembly election due next week will test it as far as its caste strategy goes.

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  • 07:34

    Uddhav reiterates promise of Rs 10 thali, Rs 1 health

    As the Maharashtra campaign reaches its peak, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray reiterated the promise of Rs 10 thali for poor and Rs 1 health check-up in primary hospitals.

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  • 07:33

    Will stop water to Pakistan: Modi

    Striking a chord with farmers in poll-bound Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that water from rivers that have been flowing to Pakistan for the last 70-years will be stopped.

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  • 07:33

    Shiv Sena gets seat in Latur, a citadel of Congress

    As the BJP-Shiv Sena juggernaut began campaigning in Maharashtra,Latur near Karnataka appears to provide the much-needed silver lining for the battered Opposition.

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  • 07:31

    Haryana polls: All that glitters is Gold

    The fondness for gold, especially with women, has long persisted and atrong ‘gold connect’ is being witnessed in this Jatland election.

    One prominent woman candidate of the Congress in poll fray, interestingly, accounts for nearly 50% of the entire gold and silver ornaments owned by all women candidates in elections across all parties.

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  • 07:21

      Amit Shah will address three rallies in Haryana today

  • 07:19

    Modi to address rallies in Maharashtra today.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address rallies in Akola, Jalna and Panvel in Maharashtra today.

  • 21:01

    Praful Patel refutes property deal with Dawood's aide

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a summons to senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Friday in connection with a suspected land deal between his family and that of late Iqbal Mirchi, who was a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim.

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  • 20:55

    Richest candidates in the fray in Haryana polls

    The upcoming Haryana Assembly elections 2019 on Oct. 21 will witness a battle between candidates who have declared assets worth Rs 325 crore and ones who have zero assets.

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  • 20:51

    Haryana polls: 117 candidates face criminal cases

    In all, 117 (or 10%) of the 1,138 candidates whose self-sworn affidavits were analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have criminal cases against them. The number of candidates with criminal cases against them has gone up by 23 from 94 in the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections to 117 this year.

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  • 16:57

    Xi told me he has seen 'Dangal': Modi at Haryana rally

    As he pitched for wrestler Babita Phogat, the BJP candidate from this constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Chinese premier Xi Jinping has seen the movie based on her and her father.

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  • 15:40

    I believe that a great contribution in promoting tourism is also due to the faith and spirituality tourism. There is a lot of discussion in the world today about the spiritual tourism of India. Kurukshetra is the head of our spiritual and cultural heritage: PM Modi

  • 15:35

    It is the effort of the Central Government that important sites like Kurukshetra should be discussed all over the world. I would like when people of the country make a list of the top 15 places to visit with families, one of them should be my Kurukshetra: PM Modi

  • 15:33

    The BJP government is making every effort to promote self-employment. The effect of our government's efforts to increase tourism is that today India is becoming one of the popular tourist destinations of the world: PM Modi

  • 15:32

    The government is investing a lot on making tourism sites more grand, clean, modern facilities. As a result, in the last 5 years, we were number 65 in the world tourism rankings earlier, today we have reached number 34: PM Modi

  • 15:31

    After the formation of Manohar Lal ji's government, poor parents, who taught the children of trouble, their children have got a job in a transparent manner without spending-slip: PM Modi

  • 15:29

    When the BJP government was formed here in 2014, Haryana was ranked 14th in the Ease of Doing Business at that time and today it has jumped to third position. Most investment has come in Haryana in last 5 years: PM Modi

  • 15:24

    To give a new flight to the dreams of the youth, big institutes are being formed in Haryana. Institutions like Ayush University, Valmiki University will give more glory to the pride here and the youth will get better opportunities: PM Modi

  • 15:23

    Haryana has topped the implementation of the schemes made by the Central Government for the farming families. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi every farmer family of Haryana is being provided direct help without any middleman in the bank account: PM Modi

  • 15:20

    This is the first time in the last 5 years that meaningful steps have been taken to protect the interests of the farmers of Haryana. The BJP government here has deeply hurt at the root of the scam related to the purchase of land. License for change in land use is now decided to be given through open auction: PM Modi

  • 15:19

    The people of Haryana have shown the country how public participation is successful. When the government started Beti Bachao-Beti Padhan, Haryana also decided to show social change to the country: PM Modi

  • 15:18

    Whatever schemes BJP has made for the poor, dalits, backward, deprived, it is reaching the right beneficiaries. When the people trust the government and when the public trusts the government, the two work together and do wonders: PM Modi

  • 15:16

    Whatever objections the Congress and its warlords have, the BJP's vote is clear. In the interest of the nation, for whatever will be appropriate in the interest of Haryana, decisions will be taken on the injury to the sting: PM Modi

  • 15:14

    For how long will the country endure the period of terror and isolation in Jammu and Kashmir? For how long will the heroic sons of brave mothers keep coming home wrapped in the tricolor? How long will the martyrs continue I would like to ask the leaders of Congress, how long will this last ?: PM Modi

  • 15:14

    If the country gets respect for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, then it is a problem, when the big leaders of the world come to the program of Indians, then Congress have problems. They are also raging around the world regarding Article 370: PM Modi

  • 16:09

    With new poll symbol, Nitish to fight BJP in Jharkhand

    Nitish Kumar may be an ally of the BJP in Bihar but he will be contesting against the BJP Government in Jharkhand headed by Raghuvar Das during the Assembly elections in November this year. The Election Commission has, however, allotted a new poll symbol to the JD(U) after the party’s existing symbol ‘arrow’ created confusion with the election symbol of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). The JMM has ‘bow and arrow’ as its symbol.

    Read the full report here.

  • 15:12

    Whenever the country is happy about something, the leaders of the Congress are in trouble. This thing is not limited to Rafael only. Rather, the Congress is negative in whatever thing India praises: PM Modi

  • 15:11

    On Dussehra, 1st Rafale fighter jet was handed over to India in France. Didn't it bring happiness to you? We are proud&happy that our country is becoming stronger but I don't know why Congress turns negative whenever the entire country is happy: Modi

  • 15:03

    Every PSU will be turned over to Ambani and Adani one after another: Rahul Gandhi

  • 15:01

    Unemployment will double in six months at this rate, but today, Maharashtra has an opportunity to change things: Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:57

    The media is in the pockets of industrialists. They talk about Corbett Park and Article 370, when will they talk about the poor, and the unemployment?: Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:55

    We want to put money in the hands of the poor because when they have money, they buy items, and then factories make items - this kick starts the wheels of economy, but Modi has stolen that money from the poor and given it to the rich: Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:53

    With demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax, small businesses closed down and the likes of Ambani, Adani and Mallya got a lottery: Rahul Gandhi

    Ambani and Adani don't run India's economy, the middle class and small businesses run it: Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:49

    Modi has forgiven the loans of the big industrialists, be it Adani or Ambani. He is privatising PSUs, and giving the entire country to 15-20 people: Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:47

    PM Modi promised Rs 6,000 and Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts, but wherever he goes, he spreads lies to distract people from issues: Rahul Gandhi

  • 14:44

    Even FM Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticised the BJP government's handling of the economy: Mallikarjun Kharge

  • 14:42

    This election is about development, not about Article 370. Modi and Shah are diverting from issues because they don't have the will to work: Mallikarjun Kharge

  • 14:34

    Congress spreading rumours over Article 370: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused Congress leaders of spreading rumours over Article 370 in India and the world.

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  • 14:30

    To counteract the dismal performance of Agriculture under the BJP govt, we promise to provide 100% subsidy for drip water irrigation & ensure MSP is based on production cost in order to increase farm revenue: Congress

  • 14:14

    Won't allow Bharat to become 'Hindu Rashtra': Owaisi

    AIMIM President AsaduddinOwaisihas said Bharat is "not a Hindu Rashtra" and they will also not let it become so.

    His comments came after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat last week said the Sangh is firm on its vision that "Bharat is a Hindu Rashtra".

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  • 14:08

    To build a nation fit for the 21st century we need to ensure our education can match global standards. Our promise to the people of Maharashtra is to update existing curriculums & fill teacher vacancies across the state. Our youth is our future & we must give them the best: Congress

  • 13:29

    Thanking the audience for voting for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, PM Modi asked women in Haryana to come out in larger numbers than men to vote in the Assembly elections. With this, PM Modi ends his address in Haryana.

  • 13:27

    Haryana has been the hub of Congress' corruption. Now, the Congress is crying foul beacuse their leaders are now behind the bars, says PM Modi.

  • 13:25

    Hinting at the dynast politics of the Congress, PM Modi says that from now on candidates will get ticket on the basis of merit and not based their relationship with the leader.

  • 13:21

    Taking a dig at the Congress, PM Modi dared it to promise to bring back Article 370.

  • 13:19

  • 13:17

    After we came to power, we took decisions for the benefit of family members of jawans who lose their lives in battle: PM Modi

  • 13:14

    Until today, Rs 650 crore have been deposited in the bank accounts of Haryana farmers: PM Modi

  • 13:13

  • 13:10

    In Haryana, the Khattar government has worked hard. I am told that now water has started flowing in canals, which were dry for a long time: PM Modi

  • 13:07

    We are encouraging youths to take parts in sports and bring laurels to the country. This is the reason why Phogat has joined the party: PM Modi

  • 13:06

    We will have two types of Diwali this time. A 'diya' (earthen lamp) Diwali, and a 'kamal' (lotus) Diwali. We should dedicate this Diwali to our daughters and celebrate their achievements: PM Modi

  • 13:04

    I have been a witness to the long queues for kerosene in Haryana. The government's iniative to distribute LPG has given relief to Haryana: PM Modi

  • 13:02

  • 13:01

    We have to take 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' Andolan to nexct level: PM Modi

  • 12:59

    In the last five years, the modi government has laid the foundation of New India. We have started working to build new India and it is now seen in villages: PM Modi

  • 12:55

    The mood in Haryana favours BJP’s development agenda, says PM Modi. He is addressing a public meeting in Charkhi Dadri in Haryana.

  • 12:20

    Uddhav, Rane to face off in Maharashtra's Konkan

    In a region known for its 'money-order economy' - the twin Konkan belt districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg - is witnessing a direct contest between Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and his bete noire Narayan Rane.


    There are places where the BJP and Shiv Sena, the two saffron allies, are in direct confrontation with each other. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has thrown his weight behind Rane, who is the founder of Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha (MSP) and a BJP-sponsored Rajya Sabha member. A former CM during the erstwhile Shiv Sena-BJP regime, Rane later became leader of opposition but late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray expelled him from the party for raising a banner of revolt against Uddhav. Rane joined the Congress to become a minister but was sidelined and his dream or becoming CM again or state Congress chief never realised. He left Congress, formed the MSP and came to the NDA-fold.

    Read the full report here.

  • 11:03

    Taking a dig at the Congress, Fadnavis asked people to look at Congress party's track record.

  • 10:51

    I've full confidence in Devendra Fadnavis and his team that the next five years will be the golden phase of Maharashtra. There are 16 broad issues that are the theme of this Sankalp Patra, says Nadda.

  • 10:49

  • 10:48

    For education, the enhancement of ambit of scholarships and financial support has been well-thought. We've ideate about quality institutions for quality education, says Nadda.

  • 10:47

    There's another new initiative for Maharashtra. Everyone at the age of 30 is going to be screened for Hypertension, Diabetes, TB, leprosy, for dental and mental care, ideally to reduce the disease bud, says Nadda.

  • 10:43

    The manifesto has been made keeping in focus the man standing at the last pedestal of the society. We are committed to bringing the poor, villages, farmers, tribals and other backward classes into the mainstream: Nadda

  • 10:35

    Congress and NCP diluted the effect of manifestos

    J P Nadda in Mumbai said that Congress and NCP and other parties have diluted the effect of manifestos and such commitment papers.

    He said that their manifesto was not just a piece of papaer and is a well studied document.

  • 10:23

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  • 10:08

    Bharatiya Janta Party working president J P Nadda arrives in Mumbai

    BJP working president J P Nadda along with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis releases 'Sankalp Patra - 2019' for Maharashtra Assembly election in Mumbai.

  • 08:00

    Nadda to campaign in Maharashtra and PM in Haryana today

  • 15-10-2019
    07:55

    List of candidates for the Legislative elections, from all parties, for the 288 constituencies in Maharashtra

  • 17:49

    Rahul calls Modi a 'loudspeaker' of rich businessmen

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a "loudspeaker" of big businessmen and accusing him of taking money from the pockets of the poor to give it away to his "rich friends".

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  • 17:28

    Haryana: Modi targets 'crumbling' Oppn over Art 370

    Asserting that India is now taking big decisions like on Article 370 which were unthinkable earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the massive mandate given by the people gave him the strength to take the step and challenged the opposition Congress to publicly state that it will restore the provision if voted to power.

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  • 16:46

    Earlier government recruitment in Haryana meant bribery and loot from youth. The kind of games used for jobs, they have taken many leaders to jail here. But this situation has changed now.

    The development of Haryana being done with honesty and integrity is also seen in the improved connectivity here. Be it Palwal, Ballabgarh, Faridabad, one more modern facilities of traffic and connectivity are being prepared here: PM Modi

  • 16:46

    You remember how better the economy was in Haryana in our government, farmers used to get the minimum support price. Today, the country has the highest unemployment of 45 years under Modi's rule.

    If the economy is to be accelerated, then the poor, farmers and laborers will have to put money in their pockets. The UPA government's MNREGA did the same thing. As money goes into the pockets of the poor, their affordability increases, which benefits the economy: Rahul Gandhi

  • 16:44

    When the govt gives money to the rich, unemployment will increase, farmers will suffer & the economy will fall. If this money is given to the poor, then the economy will grow - either they do not understand this or they do not want to do this: Rahul Gandhi

  • 16:43

    You understand very well how much damage animals get from hoof and mouth disease. For this, they should have said that this campaign of vaccination of 50 crore animals should be successful, but on this too, they are spreading the rumors and rumors: PM Modi

  • 16:42

    For the first time, meaningful work is being done for those who are our working class. Our emphasis is on providing necessary security to the labor colleagues at every step of life. After the age of 60 years, regular pension of 3 thousand rupees is part of this security cycle: PM Modi

  • 16:40

    As soon as the government was formed, it was decided to increase the scholarship of the children of the martyrs. Our policemen, soldiers of central forces were martyred by taking on the Naxalites and terrorists, their children were also brought under its purview.

    Many steps have also been taken to strengthen our farmers, our traders, our labor partners, our sisters, who are strong pillars of the country's development.

    We had said that small farmers, farm laborers, small traders and shopkeepers will be given pension facility every month. We also said that the traders and traders of the country will constitute the National Merchants Welfare Board: PM Modi

  • 16:38

    Everyone in the whole country is upset with this BJP government. Decisions like demonetisation and Gabbar Singh tax ruined everyone, ruined the industry. There is not one man who has benefited from this: Rahul Gandhi

  • 16:37

    India is a diverse nation, comprising of people from different religions, caste, age and stature. Congress belongs to everyone while the BJP is dividing the country like the British: Rahul Gandhi

  • 16:33

    In the speeches of Modiji and Khattar ji, successive false promises are heard one after the other. False promise of employment, false promise of right price to farmers.

    Modi ji talks about his 'mann ki baat' while I talk about 'kaam ki baat'. We do not make false promises. We deliver what we promise.

    Some requirements of this area are- Railway line from Gurgaon to Alwar, University status to Noah Engineering College, Extension of Kotla lake and Mewat canal. These tasks will be done as soon as the Congress government is formed in Haryana: Rahul Gandi

  • 16:32

    No matter how much they protest, any number of conspiracies, BJP is committed to national security and empowerment of the army and we are constantly giving it momentum: PM Modi

    These people had made preparations to lock our own Tejas fighter aircraft. But our government removed all the obstacles and added new wings to Tejas flight. Today, Tejas is becoming the pride of the Indian Air Force.

    The living proof of how Congress and its parties have done has been one rank one pension. These people kept lying to you but did not implement One Rank One Pension. Today, this is not only the truth, but almost two lakh former soldiers of Haryana have also benefited from it.

    In front of every reform and every change happening in the country, the Congress and its parties stand as a wall. You have seen how these people stopped the law against triple talaq every time, made all kinds of excuses: PM Modi

  • 16:29

    What was the hype they created during the Lok Sabha elections regarding the Rafale plane? These people had given full emphasis that this aircraft agreement should be canceled, new fighter aircraft should not come in India. But despite all the efforts of these people, the first Rafale aircraft has been handed over to India: PM Modi

  • 16:27

    The credit for removing Article 370 goes to 130 crore countrymen, to the voters of India. You pressed the button on the lotus and I got this power to fulfill your dreams: PM Modi

    Today the whole country is also seeing that those whose interests have been hurt by this decision, are shocked and stunned. These people are questioning this decision, going abroad and asking for help.I challenge these people to come forward to Haryana with clarity if they have the courage and tell that if they win the elections, they will bring back 370 and 35A. Write in your manifesto till the Lok Sabha elections that we will bring back 370: PM Modi

  • 16:25

    From 17th, Maharashtra has risen to 3rd on the education index in the last five years. It will reach the 1st position with a little more push. It has risen to 3rd from 6th, and can get better in the future: J P Nadda

  • 16:23

    There are ongoing projects worth Rs 15 lakh crore in Maharashtra. PM Modi and CM Fadnavis Ji have taken such initiatives. Lakhs of km of roads are being built. Work is being done to solve the problem of water in the area as well: J P Nadda

  • 16:21

    I challenge those who support 370, go into the middle of Haryana people and say that "we will undo everything, vote for us". They are shedding crocodile tears. The abrogation of Article 370 is supported by everyone. The mothers who lost their lives in Kashmir, those Haryana soldiers who were killed by terrorists. ask those mothers, how many lives were lost because of Article 370: PM Modi

  • 16:20

    India is standing at the centre of global politics at the moment. PM Modi has placed it at its rightful place, while Pakistan stands in a corner: J P Nadda

  • 16:19

    World's largest health scheme, Ayushman Bharat, has been implemented in India. Under this, the poor people of India are being provided free medical care. This applies to about 40% of India's total population: J P Nadda

  • 16:17

    Article 370 is entire India's sentiment, everyone wanted to free J&K of torture. Today, Kashmir is on the way to development: PM Modi

  • 16:14

    Three prime ministers came from West Pakistan. They came and became PM in India. But think, those who after independence inJ&K, they could not stand to vote; now they can become MP, MLA, Minister: J P Nadda

  • 16:09

    Jammu and Kashmir also means regions like Kargil, Dras, Ladakh, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur. Nationalist siblings reside here. These people along with the army contribute to the defense of the country. But as of now these people had no political reservation yet: J P Nadda

  • 16:08

    Development of Haryana, change in people's lives has always been my priority: PM Modi

    When I come among you in Haryana, I feel that I have come to my house. Development here and change in the lives of the people have always been my priority: PM Modi

  • 16:06

    The entire Ladakh is tribal, but there's no backward seat for the Lok Sabha. After the abrogation of Article 370 and formation of a new UT, delimitation will take place and a representative of the tribals will be elected to the LS: J P Nadda

  • 16:03

    In Maharashtra, the game of loot only continued. Even after a long period of independence, chief ministers came one after the other but Maharashtra could not stand. When Modi ji's government came, Maharashtra got a strong rule in the form of Devendra Fadnavis: J P Nadda

  • 16:02

    For a long time, there has not been a stable government in Maharashtra, except the last five years under Devendra Fadnavis. This clearly suggests that the leadership in the past was weak and corrupt: J P Nadda

  • 14:04

    Haryana battle stoops low with dead doe, Pappu remarks

    The political discourse during the elections in Jatland has withered to a new low with leaders resorting to slanderous utterances and intimidating demeanour during the campaign.


    This time it's BJP leaders who are leading the charge. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a public rally yesterday called Congress working president Sonia Gandhi as a ‘dead rodent’, to be precise a ‘dead doe’.

    Read the full report here.

  • 10:09

    Maharashtra: 50 Shiv Sainiks in Palghar join CPI(M)

    Over 50 leading young Adivasi activists of the Shiv Sena in the two big villages of Ambesari and Nagzari in Dahanu tehsil of Palghar district in Maharashtra quit the Shiv Sena and decided to work for the victory of CPI(M) candidate Vinod Nikole in this Assembly election.

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  • 08:49

    Sending Rocket to moon doesn't feed Youth: Rahul

    Five months after the Lok Sabha polls defeat, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday knot the campaign trail for the Maharashtra assembly elections, keeping up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP on "real issues" such as the state of the economy and farm distress.

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  • 08:44

    Turncoats make polls exciting in Maharashtra sugar belt

    Turncoats have made the politics in Western Maharashtra, the sugar belt and the area of influence of NCP founder-president Sharad Pawar, interesting.

    This is a traditional bastion of the Congress and subsequently the Congress-NCP alliance. The Maratha community influence the vast region. Into its 20th year,the NCP has been hit by an exodus of sitting and former legislators with many of them walking to the BJP and some to Shiv Sena.

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  • 08:44

    Cong, JJP dub BJP's poll manifesto as 'jhumla patra'

    Opposition Congress and Jannayak Janta Party on Sunday dubbed the ruling BJP's poll manifesto as "jhumla patra", saying the party had failed to fulfil the promises made at the time of previous assembly polls and was now making more promises.

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  • 08:43

    PM Modi to address a rally in Haryana

  • 08:41

    It’s all about Devendra Fadnavis

    Just as the 2014 and to some extent, the 2019 elections were about Narendra Modi, the election to Maharashtra’s Assembly appears to be more about Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and less about the polls. The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally, the Shiv Sena, in the 2019 state Assembly elections on October 21 seems to be a fait accompli. So what exactly has been Fadnavis’ contribution to propelling the BJP to a dominant position in Maharashtra?

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  • 08:40

    Home Minister Amit Shah will be in Haryana today

  • 08:39

    'ED case ploy to target Sharad, Ajit Pawar politically'

    As veteran politician and top NCP leader Ajit Pawar hovers around Maharashtra, in his home seat of Baramati, his wife Sunetra Pawar takes charge. For Dada, asthe nephew of NCP founder-president Sharad Pawar is popularly known,the polls arevery important.

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  • 14-10-2019
    07:21

    PM, Shah roaming in Maha as BJP senses defeat, says Pawar

    NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were holding a large number of rallies if they saw "no fight" from the opposition in the Assembly poll. Addressing a poll rally in Chalisgaon, Pawar said the BJP has lost sleep as the youngsters were gearing up to defeat the ruling party.

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  • 18:13

    Modi's 56-inch chest has courage unlike others: Shah

    Addressing an election rally in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, he said people should ask Congress and NCP leaders, when they come to seek votes, whether they support the NDA government's decision to abrogate the provisions that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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  • 17:52

  • 16:48

    It is good to reach the moon but we did not reach the moon in two days, it takes years of hard work. And, by reaching the moon, the hungry will not be fed, we will have to provide employment. We will have to talk about employment: Rahul Gandhi

  • 16:07

    We say that NRC will bring in and take out the infiltrators but the Congress and NCP leaders oppose it. Let them oppose them, I assure you that before 2024, we will elect intruders out of the country: Amit Shah

  • 16:03

    You made Modi the Prime Minister of the country by winning 300 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, then in the very first session of Parliament, Modi abolished Article 370: Amit Shah

  • 15:58

    Under the Congress-NCP government, Maharashtra received Rs 1,15,500 crore in the 13th Finance Commission. In the BJP government, the 14th Finance Commission has given Rs 2,86,356 crore to Maharashtra for development works:Amit Shah

  • 15:57

    The Congress was at the centrefor 10 years. Sharad Pawar was a minister then, what did he bring for Maharashtra? What should Prithviraj Chavan bring from the Centre to Maharashtra? According to your 50 years, our 5 years of work will be overwhelming: Amit Shah

  • 15:53

    This entire area is full of forests, full of locks and ponds and springs. There is a lot of potential for tourism here. Products produced by tribal society are also plentiful here. It is important to make Chulband River and Nagzhira National Park more attractive to tourists: PM

  • 15:52

    India is fast emerging on the tourism map. A large number of tourists from all over the world are coming to India. Yesterday I was in Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. When I was talking to the President of China, he was very impressed with the cultural prosperity of India: PM

  • 15:49

    For the development of tribal areas and self-employment, rapid work has been done by new projects in various directions. A comprehensive network of Eklavya Model School is being prepared by the government to enhance the education and skills of tribal children: PM Modi

  • 15:46

    Govt speaks of Article 370, moon but silent on problems plaguing country: Rahul

  • 15:46

    The rural economy of the country is now being given attention as never before. Already work is going on on the roads of the village. Now 25 lakh crore rupees will be spent in the coming years to develop the infrastructure in villages: PM Modi

  • 15:43

    We started the Jal Jeevan Mission, as soon as we formed the Govt for the second time. In the coming years, Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be used for water conservation and for building resources for water conservation: PM Modi

  • 15:42

    When pure water will be made available to everyone, you and your cattle will be healthier. Industry will develop swiftly in drought-hit regions with the proper supply of water. This will provide new mediums of employment: PM Modi

  • 15:41

    PM Narendra Modi in Sakoli, Maharashtra: It is your trust that is continuously inspiring us & giving us the strength to take strong & big decisions. It is because of your trust that we are able to take strong steps, steps that people were hesitant & scared to take earlier.- ANI

  • 15:40

    Defence Min in Haryana's Sonipat: I'd like to suggest Pakistan to work honestly, eliminate terrorism, maintain brotherhood. We're neighbours, we want to walk together. If you don't fight terrorism honestly, I clearly state that India has the ability to fight fundamentalist forces - ANI

  • 15:37

    Objective of demonetisation, GST was to take money from pockets of poor and give it to rich: Rahul

  • 15:31

    Rs 5.5 lakh cr debt of 15 rich people waived off by Modi govt: Rahul

  • 15:29

    Media mum on farmers' distress, lack of jobs: Rahul Gandhi at Maha rally

  • 15:28

    Work of media, Modi, Shah to distract people's attention from core issues: Rahul Gandhi

  • 15:23

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reached Nanded to give a boost to his party's Assembly election campaign. He is supposed to campaign at two places in Mumbai.

  • 14:39

  • 13:49

    In Maharashtra, loans worth nearly Rs 52,000 crore were given to 4 lakh people under the Mudra Yojana, 2.5 lakh accounts were opened under the Jan Dhan Yojana, electricity was provided to the houses of 15 lakh poor and 40 million poor women were given gas cylinders: Home Minister Amit Shah

  • 13:36

    You've formed a double-decker government: Shah

    You've formed a double-decker government. On top, it is PM Modi, and beside him is Maharashtra's CM DevendraFadnavis Ji. Both these governments have worked for the progress of Maharashtra and the region of Kolhapur, said Shah while addressing a rally in Kolhapur.

  • 13:35

    In the last five years, the Fadnavis governmenthas brought Maharashtra to no. 1 in FDI, no. 3 in education and in the top five in farming and industry: Shah

  • 13:32

    Rs 1,15,000 crore were given to Maharashtra by the Centre during the NCP-Congress government.

    Under PM Modi's regime, the state has been provided with Rs 2,86,354 crore in the last five years: Shah

  • 13:28

    Haryana BJP manifesto drifts from competitive populism

    The Haryana BJP on Sunday released its manifesto, drifting away from competitive populism and instead preferring realistic announcements for the next five years if voted to power.

    The Opposition manifestos remained bereft of resource mobilization measures to accommodate such massive cash doles for various categories of beneficiaries. “We have focused on schemes rather than announcements,” Chief Minister ML Khattar, flanked by working BJP national president JP Nadda said on Sunday.

    Read more here

  • 13:12

    Devendra Fadnavis will build his government in Jalgaon once again: Modi

  • 13:10

    We are fully empowered to fulfil the dreams of Maharashtra and every poor in the country by 2022: PM Modi

  • 13:07

    When we hear about the changes in the lives of the poor sisters here, we are satisfied. Today, about 10 lakh sisters in Maharashtra are taking care of their families in their homes because of our government's housing scheme: PM Modi

  • 13:07

    Weary companions can be props for each other, a means to fulfil the dreams of Maharashtra and the aspirations of the youth here: PM

  • 13:05

    In the last 5 years, every area, every community and every department has seen growth. There has been no corruption in the last five years. Devendra Fadnavis Ji & his team has taken Maharashtra on the road of progress and belief in the last five years: Modi

  • 13:04

    I had promised you that if given a chance, I would give you a stable, clean, caring and empowered Govt that will take everyone on the road to progress. We have proved all these features during the last five years of CM Devendra Fadnavis' governance: PM Modi

  • 12:59

    "We have brought all the changes in Maharashtra. We have brought confidence in the people of the states. Even the opposition fears the development that we have done in Jalgaon," says PM.

  • 12:58

    Can these leaders, who're trying to fool the people with their crocodile tears, bring back Article 370 in Kashmir? Will the people of India allow them to? Will the people of India accept it?: PM Modi

  • 12:59

    In the past few months, look at the statements of the Congress-NCP leaders. What the whole country thinks about Jammu and Kashmir is quite the opposite. Their rapport with the neighbouring country is similar, says Modi.

  • 12:57

    You will be surprised to know that for 70 years, our Walmiki brothers in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were also deprived of human rights. Today, I salute at the feet of Lord Valmiki and say that today I have the privilege of embracing those brothers: PM

  • 12:56

    We ensured justice for Muslim women in the country, says Modi.

  • 12:55

    J&K and Ladakh isn't just a piece of land for us but is the crown of India. Looking at the security needs, we took the necessary steps. We have also tried our best to ensure normalcy in the area, amidst all the negative powers in and around the area, says Modi.

  • 12:51

    I challenge the opposition to take on us in this Assembly elections: Modi

  • 12:50

    It is sad to see that the opposition are opposing the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir: Modi

  • 12:48

    Today, the new India is determined not to be a hostage in unnecessary bonds of the past. Today, the new India is making it's own present stronger, deciding its own future. We have been challenging the challenges for quite some time now: PM Modi

  • 12:47

    Today, the voice of India is being heard firmly by all the forces of the world. Every country in the world stands with India today, excited to move forward with us: PM Modi

  • 12:45

    The respect that India is getting today is because of the 130 crore people in the country...Today, New India is not only strengthening itself for the present but also for the future: PM Narendra Modi

  • 12:13
  • 11:53

    Haryana will be made malnutrition free and TBfree. We will build 2,000 wellness centres, increase the number of Jan discussion centres, facilitate immediate credit within 60 minutes to further the youth, ensure assured housing for all by 2022, promises Nadda

  • 11:51

    Manohar Lal Khattar works from the grass-root level: Rajnath Singh

    I can say that unlike the previous CMs of Haryana - be it a CM of Congress or of INLD who used to run their govt from Delhi and not from Haryana, CM Manohar Lal Khattar runs the govt by working from the grass-root level, says Rajnath Singh

  • 11:49

    Pink service to be introduced in Haryana: Nadda

    The Pink Bus Service will be introduced, the Antyodaya Ministry will be set up. The skilled artisans will be provided unguaranteed loans of up to Rs 3 lakh. Pension for senior citizens to be increased from 2,000 rupees to 3,000 rupees: Nadda

  • 11:44

    In Haryana, one AIIMS, medical colleges are being opened in all the districts for health. The seats of medical colleges are being increased. National Cancer Institute, the country's largest cancer institute, is also being launched on the soil of Haryana, claims Nadda

  • 11:43

    In the lastfive years, our Government has focused on villages, farmers, poor, deprived, exploited. We are following the policy of all-round trust, says Nadda

  • 11:34

    This manifesto has been prepared with a lot of analysis. It has been prepared to keep in mind every section of society. The manifesto has been prepared keeping in mind the last man in the society: Nadda

  • 11:33

    Manohar has strengthened the image of Haryana: JP Nadda

    In the last five years, Manoharji has strengthened the image of Haryana. He haschanged the political culture of the state. Today, Haryana is corruption-free, development-rich and here Manoharji has done the job of giving a visionary Government: JP Nadda.

  • 16:04

    Saffron surges in Haryana’s altered political landscape

    The complexion of politics in Haryana has changed dramatically over the last five years since the ‘unexpected’ Saffron surge in this Jat-dominated state. Opposition parties have withered away faster than many would have imagined they would. The polarisation of non-Jat votes to the BJP’s advantage has never been so assertive. The dominant Jat community and its leaders, who held sway over politics in the state for decades, are no longer essential to determining the numbers gracing the treasury benches.

    Read the full report here.

  • 11:08

    Amit Shah to address rallies in Maharashtra

    Union Home Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah will address election public meetings in Maharashtra. Starting from Kolhapur at 11 am, he will address another rally in Satara at 2 pm.

    Here's a full list of rallies he is going to address:

  • 11:14

    Ahmednagar to decide fate of political bigwigs

    More than half a dozen high-profile politicians, including Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil of the BJP,state Congress President Balasaheb Thorat,NCP supremo Sharad Pawar's grandnephew Rohit Pawar are in the race for Vidhan Sabha seatsfrom various constituenciesof Ahmednagar district.

    This largest district of Maharashtra, Ahmednagaris divided into two Lok Sabha seats of Ahmednagar and Shirdi-SC and 12 Assembly segments.

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  • 16:06

    PM Modi kickstarts BJP campaign for Maharashtra polls

    Prime Minister Narendra Modikickstarted the BJP campaign for Maharashtra assembly elections at Nashik on September 19. In theone-day visit to Nashik, in north Maharashtra, he addressed the concluding rally of 'Mahajanadesh Yatra' undertaken by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Fadnavis toured the state ahead of the next month's polls to highlight his government's performance in the last five years.

  • 11:13

    Seeing defeat ahead, Pawar has lost restraint: Nadda

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar's statements in recent rallies show his "restraint" is over as he is staring at defeat in Maharashtra Assembly elections, BJP working chief J P Nadda said here on Saturday.

    He also took a swipe at the opposition leaders, saying those "running between jail and ED" cannot take the state ahead.

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  • 11:12

    Maharashtra: BJP attempts to challenge Pawar politics 

    For over five decades, the Pawar family had been dominating the politics of Baramati in Pune district of Maharashtra.

    It's not wrong to say,politics means Pawars and Pawars means politics,as far as Baramati is concerned.

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  • 10:44

    BJP releases 'Sankalp Patra - 2019' for Haryana Assembly Election in Chandigarh.

  • 08:27

    Devendra Fadnavis attends a BJP event in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Marine Drive for 'Mumbai Chalali BJP sobat (Mumbai walks with BJP) event."

  • 08:11

    Rahul Gandhi to address 3 rallies in Maharashtra

    Rahul Gandhi will address 3 rallies in poll-bound Maharashtra. Three rallies will be in Vidarbha, Dharvi (Mumbai), Latur.

  • 08:10

    BJP to release manifesto in Haryana

    BJP National Executive President Shri JP Naddawill release the BJP's resolution letter 2019 in Chandigarh, Haryana, and will address the public meeting in Panchkula.

  • 08:08

    Modi to address 2 rallies in Maharashtra

  • 11:23

    Opposition tired, almost wiped out: Uddhav Thackeray

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed confidence on Friday that the BJP-Sena alliance would once again come to power in Maharashtra.

    The Opposition is "tired", and has been almost wiped out from the political scene, he claimed, campaigning for October 21 state assembly polls in Amravati and Pune districts.

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  • 10:12

    Shiv Sena releases manifesto

  • 09:11

    JP Nadda to address rally in Maharashtra

    BJP National Executive President Shri JP Nadda will be holding a public and organizational program in Maharashtra today.

  • 09:07

    'Elections have lost fun as Oppn has accepted defeat'

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday that the elections have lost their usual fun this time because the opposition has already conceded defeat.

    He was addressing a campaign rally here for BJP nominee and sitting MLA Sanjay Kelkar, who is contesting from Thane City assembly constituency.

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  • 16:02

    Seat-sharing talks stretch for long in Maharashtra

    Two diametrically opposite alliances are dominating Maharashtra's political scenario for the last two decades but seat-sharing involves war-of-words and sometimes unending suspense. The 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, goes to polls in October.

    The Congress and NCP have decided to contest 125 seats each and leave 38 for allies - but BJP-Sena alliance is yet to formalise. The BJP and Shiv Sena have an electoral understanding since 1990 but for 2014 when they contested separately and then came together to share power.

    It was in the late eighties when Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and BJP's troubleshooter Pramod Mahajan sealed the saffron alliance on the issue of Hindutva.

    Read the full report here.

  • 09:06

    Congress like driverless train, pilotless plane: Yogi

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday likened the Congress to a "driverless train" and a "pilotless plane", taking a dig at the party that remains without a full-time president.

    Adityanath was addressing poll rallies in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is aiming to return to power in Haryana after the October 21 assembly polls.

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  • 09:05

    Modi, Rahul Gandhi gear up for rallies in Maharashtra

    With the assembly elections campaigning in Maharashtra at its peak,Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi are all set toaddress rallies in the state on Sunday.

    Modi would beaddressing a rally in Sakoli in Bhandara district, while Gandhi will address a meeting at Ausa in Latur district and then a couple of meetings in Mumbai.

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  • 09:01

    Shiv Sena challenges Thakur dominance in Maha's Vasai

    The influential Thakur family is facing the biggest challenge in three decades.The Shiv Sena is putting up a big fight, taking on Vasai MLA Hitendra Thakur, the founder of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) and his son and Nalasopara MLA Kshitij Thakur.

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  • 09:00

    Maharashtra: Ambedkar, Raj, Owaisi can't be discounted

    In the direct fight between two diametrically-opposite alliances - ruling BJP-Shiv Sena and the opposition Congress-NCP,the factors vis-a-vis Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul (AIMIM) could not be discounted.

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  • 03:08

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday likened the Congress to a "driverless train" and a "pilotless plane", taking a dig at the party that remains without a full-time president.

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  • 00:37

    Haryana polls 2019: Minister's support Ram Rahim's bail

    Indications are that the political wing of the Dera is likely to announce its tacit support for the ruling BJP. Political leaders in poll fray are vying support of the Dera followers.

    Read more

  • 15:21

    Loans worth Rs. 8,000 crore have been written off for 16 lakh peasants in the Vidarbha region by our Govt. IIIT, AIIMS, IIM & Law University is being built in Nagpur. We have been able to do all this work due to your blessings bestowed upon PM and CM Fadnavis Ji: Shah

  • 15:14

  • 16:00

  • 14:55

    Even Trump had to say that Modi is the world's most beloved leader at 'Howdy, Modi!': Shah

  • 14:51

    BJP and Modi gave toilets, electricity and gas to the poor, and money in bank accounts of farmers: Shah

  • 14:50

    Shah slams Cong-NCP on family politics; rakes up Corbyn row

    Union Home Minister and BJP presidentAmitShahon Friday hit out at the Congress and NCP, saying they work for their respective political families, while the BJP and Shiv Sena have only the country's interest on their mind.

    PTI

  • 14:45

    Every Indian is ready to bet their life on Jammu and Kashmir: Shah

  • 14:44

    Jammu and Kashmir is India's matter, no one has the right to talk about it: Shah

  • 14:42

    BJP lives for Maharashtra and India: Shah

  • 14:41

    When Article 370 was being removed, Congress and NCP were making an uproar in Parliament: Shah

  • 14:40

    Many governments came and went, but no one removed Article 370: Shah

  • 12:42

    Congress-NCP can't protect Maharashtra: Shah

    The Congress-NCP cannot keep the country safe nor can it protect Maharashtra. To make the country and Maharashtra safe and developed, it is necessary to form a BJP-Shiv Sena government led by Narendra Modi ji in Maharashtra: HM

  • 12:41

    During the Congress regime, Pakistani terrorists used to kill our soldiers, but their Govt remained silent. PM Modi has started answering such attacks with equal ferocity, and India has now killed a lot of terrorists after attacks in Uri and Pulwama, says Amit Shah

  • 12:40

    Our Government has done more than the Congress-NCP in terms of development works. But this election is the first election since Article 370 was removed. This election should send a message to the world that the whole of India is united in favour of removing 370: Shah

  • 12:38

    This is the 1st election after the abrogation of Article 370. The world needs to know that the entire nation stands together against Article 370 in J&K. We want to remove the infiltrators from the country via the NRC, but the Congress has a problem with that too: Shah

  • 12:38

    "Apart from this, Rs. 32,000 crore under the Mudra Yojana, Rs 26,000 for Irrigation Scheme, Rs. 3,000 crore for drought, Rs. 13,000 crore for PM Awas Yojana. Total of Rs. 4,38,760 crore have been given for the development of Maharashtra," says Amit Shah.

  • 12:37

    In the 13th Finance Commission, the Congress Govt had provided Maharashtra Rs 1.15 lakh crore. During PM Modi regime, the Central Govt has provided the State with Rs. 2,86,356 crore for development in the last five years: Shah

  • 12:36

    There had been 7 CMs in Maharashtra during the 15-year regime of the Congress-NCP Govt that coincided with the 10 years of Central Govt as well. Devendra Fadnavis Ji has governed for five complete years and has taken the state on the right path of progress, states HM

  • 12:36

    Maharashtra No.1 in FDI, claims Shah

    In the last five years, Maharashtra is at No. 1 in FDI, No. 3 in education & farming, enabled by the able leadership of the Devendra Fadnavis Govt. Slowly and steadily, Maharashtra is re-earning its lost pride and honour: Shah

  • 12:34

    "I say this with immense pride that there have been no claims of corruption on Fadnavis Ji in the last five years, and no charges on PM Modi in the last six years. Even the Opposition cannot talk about corruption by the Prime Minister and CM," says Amit Shah.

  • 12:33

    Corruption is the rite of passage of the Congress and the NCP: Amit Shah

    Corruption is the rite of passage of the Congress and the NCP. I claim to all of you that Narendra Modiji and Devendra Fadnavis cannot be accused of corruption even by our opponents, the BJP has done the job of giving such transparent Government: Shah

  • 12:33

    Maharashtra has seen a lot of loot by the NCP-Congress Govts in the 15 years they ruled in the State. The Govt had started the Adarsh Housing Scheme for widows of our soldiers, but they did not even leave that. They took even those houses away: Shah

  • 12:32

    Why doesn't brother and anyone else have a telltale? These family parties cannot develop Maharashtra: Shah

  • 12:31

    The BJP is working for the development of Vidarbha, for the development of Maharashtra. The Congress and the NCP are working for the development of their sons. Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, Ajit Pawar and his son are all in the fray: Shah hits out at Congress and NCP

  • 12:29

    The Modi Govt has initiated work for metro rail in Nagpur and Wardha, and have also built 27 railway bridges in the area: Shah

  • 12:29

    Earlier, it was said that electricity is produced in Vidarbha, but it doesn't reach the other parts of the area. The Devendra Fadnavis Govt has given a discount of Rs. 2 per unit to the industries of Vidarbha and promotes development in this part of the State: Shah

  • 12:28

    11,000 houses built for poor, 19,000 families got electricity connections: Shah

    11,000 houses have been built for the poor, 19,000 families have been provided with electricity connections & 16 lakh loans worth Rs. 8,000 crores have been written off: HM

  • 12:26

    BJP has built 2.19 lakh toilets in one district of Maharashtra: Shah

    We have built over 2.19 lakh toilets in just one district in Maharashtra. PM Modi has transferred Rs. 6,000 each to over 2.5 lakh farmers directly: HM

  • 12:24

    All the Governments of the Congress had done injustice to Vidarbha. The BJP has worked to bring Vidarbha to justice as well as take it forward on the path of development. We have developed the whole of Maharashtra, that is our culture: Amit Shah

  • 12:24

    "Devendra Fadnavis Ji's Government went to Maharashtra for five years and Modiji's Government at the Centre. Maharashtra has benefited from double engine growth in these 5 years and Vidarbha has benefited the most", says Amit Shah

  • 12:23

    Kashmir integral part of India: Shah

    Congressmen are saying what the people of Maharashtra mean by removing 370. I want to ask the people here whether Kashmir is an integral part of India or not. Not only Maharashtra, but the entire people of the country also want Kashmir to remain an integral part of India: Shah

  • 12:21

    "Maharashtra has reaped the benefits of the double-engine Govt in the last five years. PM Modi at the Centre, and CM Fadnavis Ji here in Maharashtra," claims Amit Shah.

  • 12:20

    Head of Overseas INC and a known associate of Rahul Gandhi, Kamal Dhaliwal, recently met Jeremy Corbyn and talked about the situation of Kashmir. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi what his people are trying to portray about our country in front of English leader: Shah

  • 12:20

    More than 40,000 people have been killed in Kashmir due to terrorism for 70 years. Despite this, the Congress and the NCP continued to oppose the removal of 370 for their vote-bank politics. But for the BJP, the country's security is more important than our governments, so we removed 370: Shah

  • 12:18

    "When Article 370 was being debated, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the removal of 370 would lead to bloodshed in Kashmir. But I want to tell the Congress leaders today what the rivers of blood after 370 are not a strand of blood," says Amit Shah

  • 12:16

    We worry about the future of India more than politics. The country's safety is more important to us than politics: Shah

  • 12:15

    "Kashmir has seen a loss of 40,000 lives in the last 70 years. Why did the Congress government did not want the abrogation of Article 370?", asks Shah

  • 12:15

    Amit Shah praises Narendra Modi in his speech. He says, "After becoming the PM, Modi Ji abrogated Article 370 & 35A from Jammu & Kashmir in the first session of the Parliament in a historic decision"

  • 12:14

    BJP runs for the country: Amit Shah

    The NCP-Congress is an alliancethat runsfor its family while the BJP is a party that runs for the country. The people of Maharashtra have to decide which party government they want: Amit Shah

  • 12:13

    Buldhana district is very important not only for Vidarbha and Maharashtra but for the entire country as it is the birthplace of Mata Jijabai, says Amit Shah.

  • 12:03

    Congress releases manifesto for Haryana Assembly Polls 2019

  • 10:16

    Maharashtra has become corruption-free: JP Nadda

    "Yesterday addressed a huge public meeting in Nanded, Maharashtra. After so many years, Maharashtra has become corruption-free. The state has been working towards poverty and its farmers. The BJP hasfull blessings of the people in the state," says BJP leader JP Nadda.

  • 09:38

    Congress to promise the moon in Haryana manifesto

    Desperate for a comeback, the beleaguered Congress in Haryana is all set to promise the moon to woo voters ahead of the October 21 Assembly elections in the state.

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  • 09:42

    CM's hometown Nagpur is now known as crime city: Pawar

    Nagpur is now known as the "crime city" of Maharashtra and the state had never faced such ignominy before, NCP president Sharad Pawar said on Thursday as he targeted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the law and order situation ahead of the October 21 assembly polls.

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  • 09:41

    NCP, Cong made false promises, did nothing: Fadnavis

    Asserting that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will return to power in Maharashtra with an "unprecedented" mandate, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said his government worked for the weaker sections of the society and tried to transform their lives.

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  • 09:40

    Maharashtra polls: BJP expels four candidates

    The BJP on Thursday expelled four rebels who are contesting against the official nominees of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliancein the October 21 assembly elections.

    Read More

  • 09:38

    Give me a formidable Oppn: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

    Making an unusual appeal, MNS president Raj Thackeray on Thursday urged voters to give him a formidable Opposition.

    "What Maharashtra and India needs is a formidable Opposition," Raj said addressing the first of his 20-odd election rallies in the state.

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  • 19:16

    "The Congress-NCP leaders want to keep the infiltrators safe within the country. Are they your brothers? We assure you we will remove every infiltrator from the country by 2024", says Amit Shah

  • 19:14

    "Modi ji wants to advance the military of India, Modi government has made Rafale jet as an integral part of IAF. Congress leaders get stomach ache when we perform puja for Rafale jet. It is our custom to perform rituals on our weapons, Congress doess not understand it," says Amit Shah

  • 19:08

    "We have started the project of building metro rail for Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, spanning 280 kms. In the education sector, the Shiksha Mafias were looting the poor people. That system has been switched off by the Fadnavis government," says Shah

  • 19:05

    "Even if BJP has done a lot of development work, still I reiterate about Article 370 as Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, and iby its abrogation Modi ji has done a great deal," Shah praises Modi.

  • 19:04

    Rs 15.82 lakh crore has been used for rural infrastructure for 3,470 projects by the Fadnavis government. If the opposition tries to divert the issue of Article 370 and talk about development, they would still lose all hands down, says Amit Shah

  • 18:59

    Loans of Rs 18,000 crore have been wavered off, for 43 lakh farmers, by the Devendra Fadnavis government. From 2014-2018, irrigating water has been sent to about 17,000 villages and 34,23,316 hectares of land has been irrigated, says Amit Shah.

  • 18:58

    The Fadnavis government has invested Rs 1.5 lakh crore in the farming sector in the last five years. This is thrice the amount invested by the NCP-Congress government in 15 years, says Amit Shah.

  • 18:57
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    "Can family-oriented parties make a democracy better? Can family-oriented parties make India and Maharashtra better? No, they cannot. They will just benefit themselves through corruption and other unfair practices," reiterated Amit Shah

  • 18:53

    "Rahul Gandhi had asked for proof of the surgical strike from PM Modi. The very next day, Pakistan asked for proof too. Rahul Gandhi protested against the abrogation of Article 370, and so did Pakistan. I can't understand why both are always singing the same tone," says Amit Shah

  • 18:50

    During the Narsimha Rao government, Atal Ji headed a team to represent the country on the Kashmir issue in the UN, says Amit Shah. Amit Shah also said naming Rahul Gandhi, "Rahul Ji, on some issues, everyone should go beyond politics and think about the country."

  • 18:48

    The Congress had said in the Parliament that the world will be against us if we abrogate Article 370 from Kashmir. The situation, today, is completely the opposite. The world's stands with PM Modi's vision and Pakistan is standing in one corner, alone, says Amit Shah

  • 18:46

    Kashmir, the crown of India, has seen a loss of 40,000 lives. Pakistan has used terrorism under the garb of Article 370 to kill our people. We worry about the future of India more than politics. Congress thrives on vote-bank politics, and not on nationalism

  • 18:42

    Amit Shah's rally in Latur

    "The people of Maharashtra blessed us with a lot of votes during the Lok Sabha elections, and PM Modi came back to power. After becoming the PM, Modi ji abrogated Article 370 and 35A in the first session of the Parliament on August 5 in a historic decision," says Amit Shah in Latur

  • 17:38

    After seeing the crowd at Narendra Modi's event, Howdy Modi!, in America, even Donald Trump restated that Modi ji is the most popular leaders of the World, says Amit Shah.

  • 17:32

    "We want to bring the NRC to remove infiltrators from the country. Why are the Congress and NCP protesting against it? Please ask them when they come here to ask for votes. We will remove every infiltrator from India by 2024," says Amit Shah.

  • 17:25

    If BJP forms government in Maharashtra, thetemple of Goddess Tulja Bhavani will be made a world class tourist spot, says Amit Shah.

  • 17:24

    "We were in opposition, Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister, during the war between India and Pakistan, our soldiers won. At that time Atal Bihari Vajpayee praised the MP's of the country, as it was the matter of the country and not party", says Amit Shah

  • 17:22

    Seeds of Independence sown by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, today PM Modi ji is following the same path, says Amit Shah.

  • 17:21

    Pakistan's terrorism had destroyed Kashmir and had killed over 40,000 people from the state. PM Modi ensured that the crown of India was mainstreamed and become an integral part of the Indian Union, says Amit Shah.

  • 17:07

    After becoming the PM for the second time, Modi ji brought the proposal to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir during the first session of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha on August 5

  • 17:03

    BJP on one side of this Maharashtra elections is a party that is trying to promote its family, and on the other is a party that is trying to make the nation safer and better, says Amit Shah

  • 15:08

    Maharashtra was No. 1 in industry, farming and irrigation during Independence. But in 15 years of Sharad Pawar and Congress rule, Maharashtra had fallen to new lows. The state is rising again, with BJP Governmentin power here and at the Centre, says Amit Shah.

  • 15:06

    "Rahul Gandhi and Congress slammed abrogation of Article 370 saying it would lead to bloodbath, but Kashmir is in peace", says Amit Shah

  • 15:19

    The BJP government has invested Rs 26,000 cr in irrigation, Rs 3,000 cr in drought, Rs 13,000 cr in Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, Rs 7,000 cr in Swachch Bharath mission, Rs 20,000 cr in metro construction, Rs 7,700 cr in Amrit Yojana, and Rs 97,000 cr in other development scheme in Maharashtra, says Amit Shah.

  • 15:00

    The BJP government focuses on the development of all castes and in all districts. The party believes in the principle of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas', says Amit Shah.

  • 14:56

    The double-engine BJP Government, here in the State as well as in the Centre, has worked towards Maharashtra's growth and to take it forward, says Amit Shah

  • 14:47

    In the past, Congress and NCP Government have taken the flats allotted for the widows of our soldiers, and have misused the Rs 72,000 crore allotted for irrigation. In the last five years, the Fadnavis Govt has supplied water to 20,000 villages at just Rs 9,000 crore, says Amit Shah.

  • 14:45

    Both Rahul Gandhi and Pakistan want proof of the surgical strikes. Rahul Gandhi also protests against the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, like Pakistan. I can't understand how they have a similar mindset every time says Amit Shah

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  • 13:13

    PM Modi has also helped every farmer of Sangliby directly transferring Rs 6,000 into their bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi: Shah

  • 13:09

    The Fadnavis government has waved off loans for 11 lakh farmers of Sangli, worth Rs 3700 crore. It has also built toilets for 1.7 lakh poor people and 46,000 people have been provided with gas connections: Shah

  • 13:07

    Here in Sangli, a famous animal fair is organised regularly. For that, Rs 13,500 crore have been given for the vaccination of animals by the Fadnavis government: Shah

  • 13:04

    Maharashtra was plundered during Pawar, Congress govt, says Shah

    In 15 years of Sharad Pawar andCongress government, the state of Maharashtra has been plundered. Now with Devendra Fadnavis in power here and PM Modi in the Centre, the stake of Maharashtra is rising again: Amit

  • 13:00

    PM Modi recently returned from the UN, and the entire world is standing by his decision to abrogate Article 370.On the other hand, Pakistan stands alone in a corner, trying to prove a rumour: Shah

  • 12:58

    When PM Modi brought the proposal to abrogate Article 370, both Congress andNCP were against it and were revolting against it. I want Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to answer to the people of Maharashtra why they were against the removal of Article 370: Amit Shah

  • 12:56

    Our nation is bigger than our party for us, says Shah in Sangli.

  • 12:17

    BJP tackles 'ally with a difference' challenge

    BJP’s record of being able to win back the confidence of even its recalcitrant allies will be put to test in Bihar where its relations have soured with on and off friend Janata Dal(United).

    For long the BJP claimed itself to be a party with a difference. If recent developments in its alliance with Bihar’s ruling party JD(U) is to be taken into account, the latter has rather proved itself to be an ally with a difference.

    Read More:BJP tackles 'ally with a difference' challenge

  • 10:13

    Raj Thackeray to start campaigning for Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidates from today. He will hold two rallies in the state today, according to CNN News18.

  • 08:30

    Ahead of polls, Maharashtra Congress faces worst crisis

    The Congress in Maharashtra is facing a big crisis. Battlelines are drawn but candidates of the grand old party is yet to be communicated on the campaign schedule of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi.

    The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) — the two most powerful Congress units — are in a state of crisis. Talking to DH on condition of anonymity, some senior leaders have expressed displeasure over the All India Congress Committee (AICC) handling the elections.

    Read the full report here.

  • 10-10-2019
    07:35

    Hello readers,Union Home Minister Amit Shah will kickstartthe poll campaign in Maharashtra today. He will address four rallies in the state today, one each in Sangli, Solapur, Tuljapur and Latur. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 9-10-2019
    16:05

    "At the time of assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Rahul Gandhi has gone off on a holiday," says Amit Shah at Bhiwani, Haryana

    "The Congress party has opposed the surgical strikes, air strike, Triple Talaq Bill and abrogation of Article 370 from J&K. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, what has his party done for the state?" (ANI)

  • 14:25

    Home Minister Amit Shah has concluded his address in Kaithal. He is scheduled to attend another public rally in Rohtak at 3.30 pm.

  • 14:17

    Think a little at night about the issue you want to protest about: Shah to Congress

    "They implicated Modiji in the Rafale case and Rajnath ji went to France and conducted the ‘shastra puja’ on Vijayadashami but the Congress protested that as well.

    All I want to tell them is – ‘think a little at night about the issue you want to protest about,’" said Shah.

  • 14:12

    The elections have just begun and our Opposition does not know whether to begin the election campaigning from the east, west, north or south. They are directionless, saysAmit Shah."The party is confident of winning 75 seats in Haryana," he adds.

  • 14:07

  • 14:06

    The election process has just started and the opposition still doesn't know whether to start from east or west: Shah

  • 14:03

    BJP leaderAmit Shah kickstarts poll campaign in Haryana's Kaithal.

  • 13:48

    Haryana polls: PM Modi to address four poll rallies

    With only two weeks to go for the Haryana Assembly polls, a galaxy of top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be campaigning in the state over the next few days.He will address the first rally in Ballabhgarh in Faridabad district on October 14, the BJP said in a statement.

    Modi, who is the star campaigner of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will be addressing four rallies across Haryana over two days.

    Read more here

  • 13:09

    The polling to the 90-member Assembly will be take place on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. Nearly 1.83 crore voters including 1.07 lakh service voters are eligible to exercise their right to franchise. "A total of 1,168 candidates will fight it out for 90 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Haryana," Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Inder Jeet had said in an official release.

    In Hisar, 118 are left in the fray while 27 candidates are contesting the polls from Charkhi Dadri. Sixty-nine candidates are contesting from Faridabad, 59 from Khattar's home turf of Karnal and 54 from Gurgaon, the poll official said.

  • 13:01

    In the upcoming Haryana assembly polls, 1,168 candidates are in the fray. The ruling BJP is going full throttle to realise its target of bagging over 75 seats in the 90-member Assembly, which goes to polls on October 21. While there are multiple players in the fray, the main contest is seen between the BJP and main opposition Congress on several seats. But the new Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), which broke away from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) , too has emerged as a key player.

  • 13:00

    Fazed Cong to do without CM candidate in Jatland

    The Congress has decided against announcing its chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana.

    Unlike its experiment in neighbouring Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, where the Congress announced a chief ministerial candidate ahead of the elections, the party is unwilling to take chances in Jatland. The grand old party is battling severe internal strife in the state and party leaders feel announcing theCM candidate beforehand could prove counterproductive.

    Read the full report here.

  • 12:54

    Are you Pakistanis? BJP candidate Sonali Phogat asks those not chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' at rally

    BJP's Adampur candidate and TikTok sensation Sonali Phogat on Tuesday asked a group of people if they were from Pakistan when they did not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' at her rally in the constituency.

    "Pakistan se aaye ho kya? Pakistani ho kya? Agar Hindustan se aaye ho to Bharat Mata ki Jai bolo. (Have you come from Pakistan? Are you Pakistanis? If you are from India chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai')," she told a few people in the crowd at the rally who remained silent after she asked the audience to raise the slogan.

    The rally was held in Balsamand village in Adampur in Hisar district.

    Phogat (40) then repeated her chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'.

    Turning to that section in the crowd again, on her right, she said, "I feel ashamed that people like you too are Indians, who would not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' for petty politics."

    In a video of Phogat's purported outburst, which went viral on social media, she is seen further telling them, "Those who cannot say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', their vote has no value".

    Read the full report here.

  • 12:52

    BJP’s first: Tickets for turncoat Muslims in Jatland

    In a clear shift in strategy, the BJP in Haryana has fielded two Muslim candidates in the Assembly elections, in addition to increasing the number of tickets to Sikh candidates.

    Four out of the five seats for which the BJP has reposed faith in Muslim and Sikh candidates have never been won by the BJP. By fielding Muslim and Sikh candidates, the BJP aims at winning over minorities in Haryana, besides attempting to breach seats long dominated either by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) or the Congress.

    Read the full report here.

  • 12:51

    Important dates to watch out for in Haryana:

    >Issue of notification:September 27
    >Last date of nomination:October 4
    >Scrutiny of nominations:October 5
    >Last date of withdrawal of candidature:October 7
    >Voting:October 21
    >Counting of votes:October 24

  • 12:50

  • 12:42

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah will start the poll campaign in Haryana today (October 9). Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 15:14

    Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has released its list of 17 candidates for the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls

  • 17:00

    Aaditya Thackeray worth Rs 12 crore, owns a BMW car

    Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, who is the first member of his family to contest an election, declared assets of Rs 16.05 crore on Thursday as he filed nomination from Worli Assembly constituency here.

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  • 16:18

    Aaditya Thackeray takes first step in poll politics

    Seeking blessings of his late charismatic grandfather Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena youth leader Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday took his first steps in electoral politics.

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  • 16:25

    Athawale's party gives ticket to Chhota Rajan's brother

    The Republican Party of India (A), an ally of the ruling BJP, has fielded Deepak Nikalje, brother of jailed underworld don Chhota Rajan, from Phaltan Assembly constituency in Western Maharashtra.

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  • 16:24

    Maha: Chandrakant Patil files nomination from Kothrud

    Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil filed nomination papers for Kothrud Assembly constituency here on Thursday amid a show of strength.

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  • 17:52

    Maha polls: BJP's Lodha declares assets worth Rs 441 cr

    Mumbai BJP president Mangal Prabhat Lodha, who is contesting the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections from Malabar Hill seat here, has declared assets worth over Rs 441 crore in his poll affidavit.

    Read more

  • 16:29

    Maha polls: Congress releases 3rd list of 20 candidates

    The Congress on Wednesday released its third list of 20 candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.

    Read more

  • 16:27

    Haryana: BJP's strategy to polarise non-Jat votes

    BJP’s election strategy to polarise non-Jat votes in Jat dominated Haryana became evident with about 79% non-Jats included in the list released on Monday.

    Read more

  • 15:17

    By-elections to two seats in Tamil Nadu on Oct 21

    By-elections to two assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, which are vacant, will be held on October 21,the Election Commission announced on Saturday.Counting of votes polled in the elections to Vikravandi and Nanguneri will be taken up on October 24. While the by-poll in Vikravandi was necessitated due to death of its MLA Rathamani, Nanguneri fell vacant after H Vasantha Kumar was elected as MP from Kanyakumari.The Congress, which contested and won Nanguneri in 2016 assembly polls, has expressed interest in contesting the by-polls by fielding its own candidate. The DMK had won Vikravandi.

    Read the full report here.

  • 15:09

    BJP-Sena seat sharing to be announced soon: Fadnavis

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the next month's Assembly polls together. The CM also exuded confidence that he will retain the post after elections. He dismissed media reports that the BJP will contest 162 out of total 288 seats and the Sena 126.

    Fadnavis' remarks come a day after Sena president Uddhav Thackeray asserted that both the parties will contest the elections in an alliance, and that an announcement on the seat-sharing formula will be made in a couple of days.

    Read the for report here.

  • 13:46

    EC to hold Karnataka assembly bye-elections on Oct 21

    Election Commission of India (ECI), while declaring the dates for Maharastra and Haryana assembly elections, also announced to hold bye-elections in Karnataka next month. The bye-lections will be held on October 21 in 15 constituencies, recently vacated by rebel MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly) of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular). The counting will happen in the same week on October 24.
    To recall, MLAs from Congress-JDS coalition government, citing non-co-operation from former CM HD Kumaraswamy in terms of allocation of funds to their respective constituencies, resigned from their posts in July 2019.

    Read the full report here.

  • 13:35

    Maha Assembly polls: Opposition faces big challenge

    Large scale defection from the Opposition camp involving old partners Congress-NCP to the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena saffron combine has added a twist and spice to polls in Maharashtra.

    The 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly polls are keenly watched as it is the first big state to go to polls after the April-May,2019 Lok Sabha polls.

    While the Congress and NCP have agreed on a 50:50 per cent share with 125 seats each, the BJP-Sena is expected to come out with a seat-sharing formula in the next couple of days.

    Read More

  • 13:24

    EC to hold Karnataka assembly by-elections on October 21

    Election Commission of India (ECI), while declaring the dates for Maharastra and Haryana assembly elections, also announced to hold byelections in Karnataka next month.

    The Byelections will be held on October 21 in 15 constituencies, recently vacated by rebel MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly) of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular). The counting will happen in the same week on October 24.

    Read More

  • 13:06

    Maharashtra, Haryana to go to polls on October 21

    Maharashtra and Haryana will go to polls on October 21 to elect the new legislative assemblies of the State, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. The counting will be held on October 24 and the results are expected on the same day. The term of the current 70-member legislative assembly in Haryana will end on November 2.

    The tenure of the current 288-member legislative assembly in Maharashtra will also end on November 9. The assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana are going to be the first after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections and won a second term in office for his government.

    Read the full report here.

  • 12:52

    List of 64 seats where bye-elections will be held:

    Arunachal Pradesh (1), Assam (4), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (1), Gujarat (4), Himachal Pradesh (2), Karnataka (15), Kerala (5), Madhya Pradesh (1), Meghalaya (1), Odisha (1), Puducherry (1), Punjab (4), Rajasthan (2), Sikkim (3), Tamil Nadu (2), Telangana (1) and Uttar Pradesh (11).

  • 12:40

    Schedule for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana:

    Issue of notification: September 27
    Last date of nomination: October 4
    Scrutiny of nominations: October 5
    Last date of withdrawal of notification: October 7
    Date of poll: October 21
    Date of counting: October 24

  • 12:37

    Polling for bye-elections to fill up 15 vacancies in State Assembly of Karnataka will also be held on October 21 and the votes will be counted on October 24.

  • 15:47

    Hello readers, three states — Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand — will be going for assembly elections in the upcoming months. The Election Commission may announce polling dates for assembly elections in these states today. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 12:36

  • 12:33

    Schedule for bye-elections in 64 seats:

    Issue of notification: September 23
    Last date of nomination: September 30
    Scrutiny of nominations: October 1
    Last date of withdrawal of notification: October 3
    Date of poll: October 21
    Date of counting: October 24

  • 15:58

    On September 17 and 18, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)Sunil Arora with Election CommissionersAshok Lavasa andSushil Chandra along with the team of officers from Election Commission of India, conducted a two day review of poll preparedness of Maharashtra. Addressing at the press conference in Mumbai on September 18, Arora reiterated that EVMs cannot be tampered with,it is a standalone machine, different from other machines.

  • 12:29

    Two officers who were instrumental in exposing malpractices in Vellore are being sent to Maharashtra as expenditure observers: Sunil Arora

  • 15:53

    In 2014, the Election Commission had announced the dates for the two state Assembly elections on September 12. The voting had taken place on October 15 and results were out by October 19.

  • 12:25

    Haryana andMaharashtra Assembly elections to be held on October 21, counting will be on October 24: EC

  • 12:21

    MCC real tribute to democracy: EC chief Arora

    Model Code of Conduct real tribute to democracy, says EC chief Arora. The Model Code of Conduct will come into effect in Maharashtra and Haryana today. This implies, among other things, that the current state governments won't be able to make any fresh announcements or dish out new schemes

  • 12:21

    One all-women polling stating will be installed in each state: EC

  • 12:20

  • 12:19

    Maharashtra Assembly Polls 2019

    Total Assemby constituencies: 288 | General category candidate seats: 234 | Scheduled Castes seats: 29 | Scheduled Tribes seats: 25.

    Maharashtra has 96,654 polling stations with average voter per booth at 925, said the ECI chief Sunil Arora. In the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly polls, the BJP had bagged 122 seats followed by the Shiv Sena at 63, the Congress at 42 and the NCP at 41. Meanwhile, smaller parties and independents had bagged 20 seats.

  • 12:18

    Special security arrangements will be made for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas in Gadchiroli and Gondia in Maharashtra: EC

  • 12:16

    Web castings and CCTV cameras will be installed in sensitive areas: Arora

  • 12:16

    Votes in five polling stations will be matched with VVPATS as per the Supreme Court directions: EC

  • 12:15

    After the announcement of poll dates, the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect. This implies, among other things, that the current state governments won't be able to make any fresh announcements or dish out new schemes.

  • 12:13

    EC asks candidates to use plastic-free materials during election campaigns: Arora

  • 12:12

    Candidates to declare criminal cases against them on three occassions: EC

  • 12:10

    Since the state assembly elections are being held less than six months from the Lok Sabha elections, the EC finds the states (Maharashtra and Haryana) fit for polls: EC

  • 12:08

    We love the challenge of conducting new elections so that the nation emerges stronger from each one of them: Sunil Arora

  • 12:07

    The five-year term of the Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra November 2 and November 9: EC

  • 12:07

    The EC visited Mumbai ahead of the polls to see the preparedness of Maharashtra where we met the political parties and concerned stakeholders: EC chief Sunil Arora

  • 12:04

    Haryana has 1.82 crore registered voters, while Maharashtra has 8.94 crore voters: EC

  • 11:59

  • 11:57

    The press conference will be addressed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora at Nirvachan Sadan New Delhi at 12noon. He will be accompanied by Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasaand Sushil Chandra.

  • 11:55