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Updated April 1st, 2024 at 00:20 IST

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Ahead of his first Lok Sabha election rally in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday referred to the people of the country as his family members and said his government has given a new flight to their aspirations. Republic brings you all the latest news updates from all the political development across the county. Stay tuned!

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12: 20 IST, April 1st 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the BJP will win all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan and the margin of victory will be much more than the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking the country towards all-inclusive development.

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12: 08 IST, April 1st 2024

Congress has announced names of district Congress presidents and political affairs committee members for Uttar Pradesh. Controversial Congress leader Supriya Shrinate, currently in the news for her remarks on BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut, has been named in the political affairs committee of UPCC along with seven other people.

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11: 36 IST, March 31st 2024

Cricketer Kedar Jadhav had a short meeting with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the BJP state office in Mumbai. The two are likely to have a long meeting tomorrow, post the visit of PM Modi in Mumbai for the RBI 90th anniversary celebration.

10: 52 IST, March 31st 2024

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis assigned tasks to state leaders in a meeting today. 

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9: 12 IST, March 31st 2024

Jayant Patil of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharadchandra Pawar party met Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan at the latter's residence in Karad, Satara today. PTI reports that the closed door meeting assumes significance after sitting NCP (SP) Satara MP Shrinivas Patil declined to contest owing to health issues.

Chavan represented Satara in Parliament in the 1990s but was defeated by Shrinivas Patil in 1999 after former Maharashtra CM Sharad Pawar walked out of the Congress and formed the Nationalist Congress Party.

9: 07 IST, March 31st 2024

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has written a letter to the Election Commission of India regarding a complaint against West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar for allegedly brazenly threatening functionaries of the AITC with coercive action by ED.

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9: 06 IST, March 31st 2024

The Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) has finalised the name of Tariq Anwar from Katihar Lok Sabha constituency and Mohammad Javed for Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency in today's meeting of the party, said sources.

8: 01 IST, March 31st 2024

PM Modi will hold an election rally in Saharanpur on April 6 and  a road show in Ghaziabad on the evening of the same day. PM Modi will hold an election rally in Pilibhit on April 9, and in Moradabad on April 16.

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7: 56 IST, March 31st 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on the infrastructure push in the Naya Bharat. The PM also spoke about Nari Shakti or women power in the new India.

7: 59 IST, March 31st 2024

At the INDI Bloc rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi presented five demands of the Opposition bloc. "INDIA Alliance has five demands. The Election Commission should ensure equal opportunity in the Lok Sabha elections. Second, the ECI should stop the forceful action taken against the opposition by the Enforcement Directorate, CBI and IT. Third, Hemant Soren and Arvind Kejriwal should be released immediately. Fourth, attempts to weaken the opposition financially should be stopped. Fifth, an SIT should be formed to investigate the funds raised by the Bharatiya Janata Party through electoral bonds," she said.

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6: 02 IST, March 31st 2024

"...Whether it was the election of 2014 or 2019, people of Rajasthan have always stood with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this time BJP has formed government in Rajasthan assembly election. I am fully confident that in order to make PM Modi the Prime Minister of this country third time, Rajasthan will make BJP win 25/25 seats and the lotus will bloom. In Congress, there are no more leaders who actually want to fight election. Corruption has hollowed Congress to the extent that they have run out of senior leaders," said Union Minister Anurag Thakur in Jaipur, Rajasthan today.

4: 44 IST, March 31st 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday reached Jaipur to hold organisational meetings in view of the Lok Sabha elections which will be held in two phases in Rajasthan next month. Shah reached Jaipur airport where he was received by Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma and others. From the airport, Shah went to a nearby hotel to hold a meeting of the party leaders from five Lok Sabha constituencies of Dausa, Karauli-Dholpur, Nagaur, Churu and Jhunjhunu.

Chief Minister Sharma, BJP state President CP Joshi, former leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore and several other leaders were present in the meeting. Shah is scheduled to hold a road show in Sikar after the meeting in Jaipur. He will return to Jaipur in the evening and will hold a meeting of the state core committee.

The home minister will stay in Jaipur on Sunday night. On Monday, he will go to Jodhpur to hold meetings of leaders from Jodhpur, Pali, Jalore-Sirohi and Barmer Lok Sabha seats. 

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7: 56 IST, March 31st 2024

“Meerut is a land of revolutionaries. This land has given sons like Chaudhary Charan Singh to India,” said PM Modi in a poll rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh today. Speaking of his unique relationship with Meerut, PM Modi said that he had begun his election rally in the 2014 and 2019 election rally from Meerut itself. 

4: 05 IST, March 31st 2024

UP CM Yogi Adityanath was all praise for PM Narendra Modi in the rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh today. “PM Modi has shown us a new India. PM modi has honoured the farmers by giving Bharat Ratna award to Chaudhary Charan Singh. All the farmers of the area are grateful to you for the honour given by PM Modi to Chaudhary Charan ji. The country has received the charismatic leadership of PM Modi,” said CM Yogi.

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3: 57 IST, March 31st 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a public rally In Cooch Behar, West Bengal on April 4.

3: 51 IST, March 31st 2024

"It is indeed a fortunate and proud moment for me that PM Narendra Modi will start with Bihar's election rallies from Jamui, which is my 'karmabhoomi', said Chirag Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief. The prime minister's rally has been scheduled for April 4 in Bihar.

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3: 23 IST, March 31st 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Meerut for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poll campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. 

3: 16 IST, March 31st 2024

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a press conference today, even as the the Indian National Congress (INC) and the INDI Bloc held a rally in Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. The BJP slammed the Congress for ceded the Katchatheevu Islands to Sri Lanka.

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2: 12 IST, March 31st 2024

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1: 30 IST, March 31st 2024

Ahead of his first Lok Sabha election rally in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday referred to the people of the country as his family members and said his government has given a new flight to their aspirations. The prime minister will hold a rally in Meerut on Sunday where the BJP has fielded actor Arun Govil of TV serial 'Ramayan' fame as its candidate. According to sources, apart from Govil, Rashtriya Lok Dal president Jayant Chaudhary, who recently joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, will share the dais with the prime minister.

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1: 27 IST, March 31st 2024

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the BJP is "worried" about losing power as he attacked the ruling party for "misusing" probe agencies to target the opposition. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also said that the BJP is being "criticised" across the world for the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Yadav, who arrived in the city for the INDIA Bloc rally at Ramlila ground, told reporters at the airport, the "BJP is worried that it is going (out of power). While we (opposition leaders) are coming to Delhi today, the PM is going out of Delhi. This shows who is going out (of power)".

 

12: 35 IST, March 31st 2024

The Congress in Andhra Pradesh has announced 'nine guarantees', including Rs 1 lakh yearly to women and Rs 2 lakh farm loan waiver, to be implemented if voted to power in the state in the May 13 Assembly polls. Launching the party's manifesto for the upcoming polls on Saturday, APCC chief Y S Sharmila said if the Congress comes to power at the Centre, it would ensure special category status to Andhra Pradesh for 10 years as its first guarantee.

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12: 35 IST, March 31st 2024

In mounting trouble for the Congress, sources in the party said it has received fresh notices from the Income Tax department, raising a tax demand of Rs 1,745 crore for the assessment years 2014-15 to 2016-17. With this latest notice, the Income Tax department has raised a total demand of Rs 3,567 crore from the Congress.

12: 00 IST, March 31st 2024

BRS MLA Kadiyam Srihari and his daughter Kadiyam Kavya joined Congress in the presence of Telangana CM Revanth Reddy, on Sunday.

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11: 48 IST, March 31st 2024

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday attacked the BJP over the electoral bonds issue, terming it "Bhrasht Janata Party" and said that its real face has been exposed before the people. The former Maharashtra chief minister also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP's 'Modi Ka Parivar' campaign, saying he does not understand the meaning of "parivar" (family) as one has to take responsibility of a 'parivar'.

11: 46 IST, March 31st 2024

AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami's soft approach towards the BJP seems to have given the edge to DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin in making it a poll issue. Stalin's double barreled gun aims shots at both the AIADMK and the BJP, often provoking Palaniswami to become a vocal critic of the BJP. The narratives set by these two parties have narrowed down the poll battle between them and almost eclipsed the election campaign of other players such as the Congress, the left parties, Seeman’s Naam Tamilar Katchi, though BJP state chief K Annamalai fires sharp barbs at the DMK.

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11: 38 IST, March 31st 2024

“Slow claps for Congress! They willingly gave up Katchatheevu and had no regrets about it either. Sometimes an MP of the Congress speaks about dividing the nation and sometimes they denigrate Indian culture and traditions. This shows that they are against the unity and integrity of India. They only want to divide or break our nation,” said Union Home Minister Amit Shah. 

 

10: 48 IST, March 31st 2024

Naxalites have set ablaze four trucks engaged in the transportation of iron ore from a mine in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said on Sunday. No person was reported to be injured in the incident which took place late Saturday night, they said. The four trucks carrying iron ore from the Aamdai Ghati mine, allotted to a private company, were stopped by Naxalites near Chhotedongar police station on Orchha-Narayanpur road, a senior police official said.

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10: 46 IST, March 31st 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cited a media report to assert that new facts reveal that the Congress "callously" gave away Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka. "Eye opening and startling! New facts reveal how Congress callously gave away Katchatheevu. This has angered every Indian and reaffirmed in people's minds- we can't ever trust Congress," he said on X, sharing the report.

10: 10 IST, March 31st 2024

Swami Prasad Maurya's party will contest elections alone. Names of 2 candidates have been announced. Maurya announced to contest elections from Kushinagar himself. Meanwhile, SN Chauhan has been fielded from Deoria.
 

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9: 36 IST, March 31st 2024

Congress Wwrkers organised a blindfold protest at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.

9: 31 IST, March 31st 2024

Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength in central Delhi ahead of a rally by INDIA bloc leaders at the Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday, officials said. The Delhi Police has allowed the rally with certain conditions, including no march, no tractor trollies, and no weapons. Top INDIA bloc leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav, are expected to attend the rally.

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9: 30 IST, March 31st 2024

BJP veteran B S Yediyurappa is out of power and electoral politics for sure, but his clout in the party's affairs in Karnataka remains undiminished as its central leadership seems to be once again falling back on this seasoned oarsman to deliver in the coming Lok Sabha polls. Whether it is selection of candidates or quelling dissidence in multiple constituencies, the party's 81-year-old central election committee member is seen to be "man-of-the-season." Stakes are indeed high for the BJP Parliamentary Board member as he will have to ensure that his son B Y Vijayendra consolidates his position as the party's state President and silence critics who have questioned his selection for the post ignoring the claims of experienced hands.

8: 55 IST, March 31st 2024

Former Union minister Sharad Pawar has said the country's Constitution needs to be safeguarded in order to ensure peace and brotherhood. Speaking at an Iftar gathering here on Saturday, the Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) chief said some people from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have routinely spoken about making changes in the Constitution. "Such comments are worrisome. If there is peace, there is no need to worry unlike in countries in the neighbourhood where governments destroyed democracy to favour an individual. Such a situation should never befall our nation," Pawar said.

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8: 52 IST, March 31st 2024

Members of opposition INDI bloc will convene at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday for what is being called the ‘Loktantra Bachao’ (save democracy) rally. The event is being seen as the Opposition's show of both its strength and unity, in the backdrop of the arrest of Delhi chief minister and AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21 in the liquor policy case. 
 

8: 51 IST, March 31st 2024

The Congress has announced that it will release its manifesto on April 5 and took a swipe at the BJP over it setting up a manifesto committee at the "last moment". The BJP on Saturday announced a 27-member committee, which included several Union ministers and chief ministers, headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to prepare its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said that the Congress released its 'Paanch Nyay', 'Pachees Guarantees' on March 16 and its 'Ghar Ghar Guarantee' campaign to distribute eight crore guarantee cards across the country will begin on April 3.

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7: 15 IST, March 31st 2024

Altogether 147 candidates are in the fray for 32 assembly constituencies in Sikkim as five nominations have been withdrawn, an official said on Saturday. The assembly elections in the Himalayan state will be held on April 19. Chief Minister PS Tamang and five-term former CM Pawan Kumar Chamling are contesting the elections.

7: 14 IST, March 31st 2024

The Congress on Saturday announced that it will release its manifesto on April 5 and took a swipe at the BJP over it setting up a manifesto committee at the "last moment". The BJP on Saturday announced a 27-member committee, which included several Union ministers and chief ministers, headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to prepare its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls. Reacting to the development, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the Congress released its 'Paanch Nyay', 'Pachees Guarantees' on March 16 and its 'Ghar Ghar Guarantee' campaign to distribute eight crore guarantee cards across the country will begin on April 3.

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10: 48 IST, March 31st 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start his Lok Sabha Elections 2024 campaign in Uttar Pradesh March 31 with a rally in the city of Meerut. Actor Arun Govil, who played Lord Ram in the iconic TV show ‘Ramayan’, is the BJP's candidate from Meerut.

Published March 31st, 2024 at 08:24 IST