Updated May 28th, 2024 at 00:22 IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: PM Modi in Jharkhand and West Bengal on May 28

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11: 46 IST, May 27th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold public programmes in Jharkhand and West Bengal on May 28 for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 campaigns. Here is the PM's schedule for tomorrow:

Public Meeting Time - 12:15 PM
Location - Dumka, Jharkhand.

Public Meeting Time - 2:30 PM
Location - Barasat, West Bengal.

Public Meeting Time - 4:00 PM
Location - Jadavpur, West Bengal.

Floral Tribute to the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 

Time - 5:55 PM

Location - Kolkata, West Bengal.

Roadshow Time 6:00 PM
Location - Kolkata North, West Bengal.

Floral tribute to Vivekananda's statue, 7 pm

10: 32 IST, May 27th 2024

The elections to the Upper House will take place on June 25. The number of vacancies in the respective states are: Kerala-3 and Maharashtra-1. The term of office of three Kerala members of Rajya Sabha is due to expire on their retirement on July 1, 2024. The MPs are Binoy Viswam, Elamaram Kareem and Jose K Mani.



9: 45 IST, May 27th 2024

At least 48 polling stations, situated mostly in North and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, were damaged due to the impact of Cyclone Remal. A poll official said the disaster have adversely affected preparations for the upcoming seventh and final phase of polling scheduled on June 1. "Most of these polling stations have been badly hit by the cyclone. They are submerged in water or have sustained other types of damage," the poll official told PTI.

Polling for the nine Lok Sabha seats of Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, and Kolkata Uttar is scheduled on Saturday, June 1. Among these, several assembly constituencies under Diamond Harbour and Basirhat seats were hit by the cyclonic storm.

With inputs from PTI

9: 39 IST, May 27th 2024

“Sharad Pawar recently claimed that had the (then undivided Nationalist Congress Party) NCP demanded the chief minister's post in 2004, the party would have disintegrated. It is an outright lie. I was there. Chhagan Bhujbal, Sunil Tatkare and Praful Patel were also there. We all wanted to have the chief minister's post with our party. I was not keen on becoming the chief minister at that time,” NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said today.

9: 12 IST, May 27th 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda said that there will be no reservation based on religion as long as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party remain in power. “It is clearly written in the Constitution that there will be no religion-based reservation,” said Nadda, referring to the Opposition's plan of having reservation based on religion.

8: 55 IST, May 27th 2024

A cash prize of Rs 5,000 will be given to the booth level officers (BLOs) who achieve a voter turnout of 10 per cent or more as compared to the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. The prize was announced by Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C. The voting for 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be held on June 1 in the final phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

8: 53 IST, May 27th 2024

The Supreme Court of India has said that commitments made by political parties in their election manifesto will not be "corrupt practice" under the election laws. A bench of Justices Surya Kant and K V Viswanathan made the observation. The judges dismissed a plea by a voter who challenged the election of a candidate belonging to the Congress.

6: 55 IST, May 27th 2024

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will skip the INDI Alliance meeting scheduled to be held on June 1. The CM will be busy in the Lok Sabha Elections and the Cyclone Remal relief and rehabilitation work.

5: 31 IST, May 27th 2024

“Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge will lose his job after the poll results," said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh today. ”Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi will not be blamed for the defeat (of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024)," Shah added.

3: 10 IST, May 27th 2024

Patna, Bihar: LJP (Ramvilas) Chief Chirag Paswan says, "... They making big claims of holding a review meeting on June 1. Those who could not come together earlier, could not share seats for the elections, they will sit together on June 1 and review their situation on who will become the Prime Minister, all to try and affect the seventh phase of voting. The reality is, that nothing is going to happen. NDA is going to win a historic number of seats..."


2: 50 IST, May 27th 2024

Salempur, Uttar Pradesh: Union Home Minister Amit Shah says, "Narendra Modi built the Ram Mandir which was stalled by the Congress for 70 years. This election is between those who fired bullets at Ram bhakts and those who built the Ram Temple. Can you vote for the SP and Congress who fired bullets on Ram Bhakts? Narendra Modi, who built the Ram Mandir, has to be made the Prime Minister."


2: 39 IST, May 27th 2024

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its highest poll participation in the last 35 years. The Combined Voter Turnout (VTR) at the polling stations for the entire Union Territory (5 Lok Sabha seats) was 58.46 % in the General Elections 2024. Active participation of the people of J&K in GE 2024 is a huge positive for upcoming assembly elections in the UT of J&K: Election Commission of India

2: 35 IST, May 27th 2024

Uttar Pradesh: Addressing a public meeting in Kushinagar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah says, "The people of the nation have made up their minds to make PM Modi Prime Minister for the third time. On June 4, the victory of the BJP is certain. In this battle, on one side, there is PM Modi, who was born into a backward-class family. On the other side, there are these two 'Shehzade', who are born with silver spoons..."


2: 32 IST, May 27th 2024

Addressing a public rally in UP’s Ballia, CM Yogi Adityanath says, "India's respect has increased in the world. The borders of the nation have become secured... This is New India. Today, there is security and respect, development and welfare of the poor..."


1: 04 IST, May 27th 2024

Addressing a public rally in UP’s Mau, CM Yogi Adityanath says, "Samajwadi Party and Congress manifesto state that if a Congress –led govt is formed (at Centre), then they will give benefits of reservation to Muslims also…Baba Saheb Ambedkar said that religion cannot be the basis of reservation. SC/ST communities should get reservation. But people from Congress and Samajwadi Party want to snatch your rights…"


12: 46 IST, May 27th 2024

Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh: Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, "...Congress Party is known for commission in defence deals and secondly, Congress did not give One Rank One Pension to ex-servicemen. And now they are spreading fear and confusion. Why is Congress praising Pakistan? It exposes their face, mentality...We did what we said. We abrogated Article 370, CAA law was made, triple talaq was ended, grand Ram temple was built. We made our economy the fifth largest economy in the world..."


12: 45 IST, May 27th 2024

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar holds a meeting of the party leaders at the NCP office, in Mumbai.

12: 44 IST, May 27th 2024

Supreme Court declined to entertain a petition by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) challenging a Calcutta high court order, which barred the party from issuing advertisements allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during the Lok Sabha elections. 

11: 57 IST, May 27th 2024

Jaipur: Former Rajasthan CM & Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says, "No matter what govt says, nothing will happen. We have given reservations on the recommendations of the OBC Commission. Not all Muslims avail reservations but those who are backwards do... The PM's language isn't taken lightly by the people and what Priyanka Gandhi has said is a befitting reply to the PM. PM Narendra Modi has no right to demean the dignity of the PM's post. What he has been saying will also be a reason for his defeat..."


11: 57 IST, May 27th 2024

Jalandhar: Former Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi says, "Punjab is going to give a huge victory to the Congress because the central government has tried to bring Punjab down in every way. The Centre wants to drown Punjab by killing the farmers. People are fed up with their policies...AAP leaders are running the drug mafia in Jalandhar. The incident that happened in Nakodar yesterday, the officials going to mining were attacked. Everything is going on under the supervision of the AAP MLA. The attack that happened yesterday was also because of AAP."


11: 57 IST, May 27th 2024

Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti says, "Congress gave the slogan of 'Gareebi hatao' but they failed in it. The PM after assuming power in 2014 has shown how it can be done. The poor need a house, good health, food... The opposition used to say 'Ram lalla hum aayenge taarikh nahi batayenge', but the SC gave its judgement with the grace of God, a magnificent temple was built and the trust extended an invitation to the opposition but they returned it..."


10: 35 IST, May 27th 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday will hold mega election rally in Varanasi to ensure record victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

8: 39 IST, May 27th 2024

Union Minister Piyush Goyal took morning walk and interacted with people, as part of his election campaign in Varanassi which will go to polls on 1st June. 

8: 34 IST, May 27th 2024

As India heads for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address election rallies in Kushinagar, Salempur and Chandoli. 


Published May 27th, 2024 at 08:34 IST