Updated April 22nd, 2024 at 00:22 IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BJP President JP Nadda Holds Core Committee Meeting in Karnataka

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BJP chief JP Nadda | Image: ANI
11: 23 IST, April 21st 2024

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, while addressing a public rally in Patan, stated, "In these elections, for the first time, the voters have complete clarity regarding whom to vote."

10: 20 IST, April 21st 2024

Days after a video of Hyderabad BJP candidate Madhavi Latha of her bow arrow gesture which went viral, an FIR has been registered against her on the complaint filed by a local resident, Md Sheikh Imran. According to the sources, based on the complaint, the police have registered an FIR against Madhavi Latha. She has been booked under Section 295/A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings ) for her ‘bow arrow’ gesture.

10: 14 IST, April 21st 2024

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Sunday said, "Thiruvananthapuram has been denied development and jobs for the last 15-20 years. Both the MPs have done nothing for the people. People here want development, change and jobs. The youth want opportunities."

9: 54 IST, April 21st 2024

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released the third list of candidates for the Odisha Assembly elections. The party declared Goutam Samantray as its candidate from Jeypore Assembly seat on Sunday.

9: 50 IST, April 21st 2024

Addressing a public rally in West Bengal's Murshidabad, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We said, if the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan want to come to India, we have a legislation for them. Mamata Banerjee says she will not implement CAA in West Bengal, I want to tell her, that she is soon leaving, and BJP is coming to West Bengal. We will implement CAA and the persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, who have arrived in West Bengal but have not been given citizenship, we will give them Indian citizenship and no power in the world can stop this legislation."

9: 47 IST, April 21st 2024

The Congress on Sunday released list of the Lok Sabha candidates for Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. In the latest list, the Congress party declared Pradeep Yadav as its candidate for Jharkhand's Godda Lok Sabha seat replacing Deepika Singh Pandey.

9: 44 IST, April 21st 2024

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, April 22, will visit Siachen glacier, where he will interact with the Armed Forces personnel deployed in the region.

9: 42 IST, April 21st 2024

BJP candidate from Medak Lok Sabha seat in Telangana, Raghunandan Rao, hits out at Rahul Gandhi over his EVM remark, saying, "Rahul (Gandhi) should answer how BJP came into power when the UPA government was ruling in 2014. When there is no basis or when they have no confidence that they will come into power, they are making such type of false allegations. We are confident that we are going to win 400 seats."

Responding on Harish Rao Thanneeru's statement, Raghunandan Rao stated, "KCR (K Chandrashekhar Rao) failed in Kamareddy. One election is different from the other election. KCR lost Kamareddy. Now, he is organising meetings in all the 17 parliamentary constituencies. A person who cannot win one assembly seat in Kamareddy, how can he get 17 parliament seats!"

9: 36 IST, April 21st 2024

On RJD leader Rohini Acharya's statement, BJP's Saran Lok Sabha candidate Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "The weather is very bad. The temperature is 40-42 degrees. When you are roaming around in such heat and your MLAs are sitting in AC, then it is obvious to get a little disgruntled. On the other hand, the defeat is on its way, in such a situation, such statements are made. I think a tough time has come for her."

8: 29 IST, April 21st 2024

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the INDI Alliance on Sunday over the clash among the INDI supporters in Ranchi, saying, "In the INDI Alliance rally in Ranchi today, the workers of RJD and Congress hit each other with chairs. We had already been saying that this is an alliance of personal gains. There are clashes and people are getting injured. Where is their unity? How will they unite the country when they are not united? They should handle their party. People are being jailed because of corruption. The country wants PM Modi and a stable government. Will the country run with such a quarrelsome alliance?"

8: 26 IST, April 21st 2024

On BJP Sankalp Patra' for Lok Sabha Polls, BJP OBC Morcha National President Dr K Laxman in Hyderabad said, "BJP's Sankalp Patra is Modi's Guarantee. Congress' manifesto is not 'Nyay Patra' but 'Anyay Patra'. PM Modi wants to make 'Viksit Bharat'. You (Congress) only divided India based on caste, religion, language, etc. The people know that you (Congress) only want conflicts. When PM Modi becomes Prime Minister for the third time, he will make India the third largest economy."

7: 29 IST, April 21st 2024

Amid ‘Love Jihad’ charges, BJP National President JP Nadda on Sunday responded to the brutal murder of Neha Hiremath, the MCA Student, inside the campus of BVB College on April 18 by the accused named Fayaz, saying, "This is a shocking incident and we condemn it. CM Siddaramaiah's and Home Minister G Parameshwara's statements on this incident are objectionable. Their statements dilute the investigation. The people of Karnataka will not spare the current govt for appeasement politics. State goverment should hand over the case to the CBI, if the state police is incapable of carrying out a probe. Hiremath has also demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident as he has less faith in the state police."

7: 17 IST, April 21st 2024

Kalpana Soren, wife of JMM leader and former CM Hemant Soren, on Sunday said, "In this scorching heat, people came from 24 districts. The purpose of displaying this unity was to show that all the people are with Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren. We are not trying to play an emotional card. People are already emotional. It is not just Hemant Soren or Arvind Kejriwal who are jailed, it is the self-respect of Jharkhand and Delhi that are jailed."


5: 56 IST, April 21st 2024

Union Minister and BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, Jyotiraditya Scindia, while addressing a rally stated, "Ladli Behena are getting Rs 1250 in their bank accounts. Had I not changed the government, then that money would have been in Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath's pockets. The farmers would not have got Rs 6000 under Kisan Samman Nidhi. This is the time to strengthen PM Modi."

5: 42 IST, April 21st 2024

Addressing an election rally in Rajasthan's Banswara, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, "Today, having a stable government in the country is important. A government that can take the poor, the women, the farmers, the deprived, and the backward classes towards prosperity. A government which understands the aspirations of the youth and makes policies for them."

5: 35 IST, April 21st 2024

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge addressed an election rally in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district, saying, "INDI Alliance will win with a huge majority. The major issues of people are unemployment and inflation. No one is happy. Where is development? You (BJP) only blame Congress and destroy the Consitution of India."

5: 15 IST, April 21st 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a roadshow in Assam's Silchar district. During the roadshow, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also accompanied the Union Home Minister. 

5: 12 IST, April 21st 2024

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, while addressing an election rally in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon, attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying, "Their leaders are telling everyone that they should get 400 seats and they will change the Constitution. The Constitution gives the right to equality to women, and the right to 'jal, Jungle' for Adivasis. This is the same Constitution for which the great men of the country sacrificed themselves. They want to change the Constitution because the PM only wants power. They want to weaken the rights of the people. They want to weaken the reservations."

3: 26 IST, April 21st 2024

“Congress hollowed the country by spreading the termite of 'parivaarwad' and corruption. The youth of the country is so angry with Congress that it doesn't want to see their face again,” said PM Modi in Jalore. 

INDI alliance partners fighting among themselves in this Lok Sabha Elections, if voted to power they will fight to loot the country, he added. 


3: 24 IST, April 21st 2024

“Earlier, Rajasthan sent former PM Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha, now you have another leader of Congress to Rajya Sabha. People who knew that they could not win ran away from the race and reached Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. The people are punishing the Congress party for the sins they committed during 60 years of their governance,” said PM Modi on Sunday while addressing a poll rally in Rajasthan's Jalore. 

3: 22 IST, April 21st 2024

Union Home Minister Amit Shah attacked the INDI alliance while addressing a poll rally in Katihar, Bihar.

“They want to take Bihar to 'Lalten Yug'. Nitish Kumar has taken electricity to villages and houses. In Modi's regime, 1 university was established every week, two colleges were made everyday in 10 years. Modi has developed not only India but Bihar. 9.23 lakh crore was given by PM Modi to Bihar. 4 lakh crore was given for roads, 1 lakh crore for railways, 2000 cr for airport upliftment. Narayanpur-Purnea road, two bridges, 1 bypass, 22-km long Sahibganj-Manihari bridge was given to Katihar,” said Shah.  


3: 02 IST, April 21st 2024

“Congress hollowed the country by spreading the termite of 'parivaarwad' and corruption. The youth of the country is so angry with Congress that it doesn't want to see their face again,” said PM Modi. 

3: 01 IST, April 21st 2024

“You sent Former PM Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. But did you see him in the state again? Another leader from the party has gone to Rajya Sabha from the state now. Those who can't fight and win elections have come to Rajasthan this time,” said PM Modi while addressing a poll rally in Rajasthan's Jalore in an apparent reference to Sonia Gandhi. 


2: 59 IST, April 21st 2024

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said National Conference leader Chaudhary Mohammad Akram equating the Congress with the BJP should make the workers of the country's oldest political party think about their support to the oldest regional party in Jammu and Kashmir. The former chief minister said it was unfortunate that Akram chose to describe the Congress in that way.

"Chaudhary Akram could not have said anything worse than equating the Congress with the BJP while joining the National Conference. He said that there was no difference between the Congress and the BJP," Mufti told reporters while campaigning in the Larnoo area of Anantnag district.


1: 45 IST, April 21st 2024

AAP leaders and workers gathered outside to protest against the jail authorities, claiming that party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been denied insulin. 

 "Arvind Kejriwal is in jail for the last 20 days. He has been a diabetic for 30 years and his sugar level has crossed 300. If you ask any doctor in the world, he will say that a sugar level above 300 can't be controlled without insulin. But, the Tihar administration at the direction of the BJP has denied insulin. Such cruelty even didn't happen under the Britishers...What kind of cruelty is this from the BJP that they're denying insulin to a diabetic having a sugar level above 300, said AAP leader and Delhi minister Atishi. 


#WATCH | Delhi Minister & AAP leader Atishi says, "Arvind Kejriwal is in jail for the last 20 days. He has been a diabetic for 30 years and his sugar level has crossed 300. If you ask any doctor in the world, he will say that a sugar level above 300 can't be controlled without…

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1: 43 IST, April 21st 2024

"TMC is a party of goons. TMC is not a political party...Goons and police are with them not the people..." said West Bengal LoP and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. 


#WATCH | West Bengal LoP and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari says, "TMC is a party of goons. TMC is not a political party...Goons and police are with them not the people..."

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1: 54 IST, April 21st 2024

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife- Sunita Kejriwal, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, AAP MP Sanjay Singh and his wife arrived at Ranchi airport to attend the INDI alliance's 'Ulgulan rally'.




1: 41 IST, April 21st 2024

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stopped his convoy on Sunday to participate in the procession taken out on Mahavir Jayanti in Guna, Madhya Pradesh. 



1: 40 IST, April 21st 2024

“It's time the AAP and Arvind Kejriwal stop playing the victim card, we know what jail authorities have said; nobody's life is in danger and if a person does not take medicine on their own, it is their own safety that they have to look at. The jail authorities have done their job, so please stop spreading conspiracy theories,” said BJP leader Shaina NC. 


12: 55 IST, April 21st 2024

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar while addressing a public rally in Kishanganj in Bihar said, "When Congress claims that they favour people, I want to remind people about the condition of Bihar before 2005. People would not go out in night. There were no roads, health facilities. Girls would not study."

"Where they have given the job to anyone? Who used to get the jobs earlier? 'Hum log kuch din sath rakkhe huye the aur hum hi bataye ki 10 lakh naukari dene waale hain to aajkl bolta hai ki humlog itna diye, humlog krwaye hain sab, wahi karwaya hai?'... jo hum kiye hain usi pe dawa karta rahta hai'... I started the Self-Help Group (SHG) by taking a loan from the World Bank, people from Delhi came to see that and we named SHG 'Jeevika' and when people from Delhi saw it, they started 'Aajeevika,' he added.

12: 21 IST, April 21st 2024

Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai holds a roadshow as part of the election campaign for BJP Kollam constituency candidate G Krishna Kumar.

12: 04 IST, April 21st 2024

"The decision that the people of the country have taken in the first phase of the election is worthy of praise. This event was already planned.. the way (ex-Jharkhand CM) Hemant Soren was arrested. There is public anger in the entire state and with this event, we are trying to give them hope of justice,” said Congress Jharkhand president Rajesh Thakur on INDI's Ranchi rally scheduled for today. 


11: 07 IST, April 21st 2024

“Kaiser ji is here today and has decided to join the party. He has a long experience in politics. I believe, his joining will strengthen the party. Considering the current situation, his decision is in the favour of the country, Bihar and to save the democracy," said former Bihar CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as Khagaria MP Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser joined RJD in Patna. 


11: 04 IST, April 21st 2024

In a major jolt to LJP (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag PaswanFormer Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) leader & Katihar MP Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal on Sunday in Patna. Tejashwi Yadav was also present. 






10: 42 IST, April 21st 2024

Signalling a shift in political landscape, Wayanad district Congress committee ( dcc)   general secretary PM Sudhakaran resigned from Congress and joined the BJP.

Sudhakaran, who joined the BJP at the election committee office in Kalpetta said that Rahul Gandhi, who is the MP from Wayanad, is not even accessible for him and asked as how can such a politician be accessible for the common man.



10: 39 IST, April 21st 2024

Congress CEC meeting for the state of Punjab underway at the party headquarters in Delhi. Mallikarjun Kharge and Sonia Gandhi were present at the meeting. The leaders are likely to deliberate upon the strategies for Lok Sabha elections in Punjab. 


10: 37 IST, April 21st 2024

"PM Modi and other NDA leaders are claiming more than 400 seats. While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says 150 seats. He should answer why is absconding from Amethi politically. If you have faith in your self-confidence, if you have faith in your political strength, if you have faith in your 'padayatra', then today you were forced to go to Kerala?..." said JDU leader Neeraj Kumar. 

10: 36 IST, April 21st 2024

“If anyone has an ambition they have the right to contest the election. But I have to say that he (Ravindra Singh Bhati) was never in the Bharatiya Janata Party, his entire family has always been in the Congress and is a Congressman. He had joined for the ticket for some 2-4 days,” said Union Minister and BJP candidate from Barmer, Kailash Choudhary. 


10: 34 IST, April 21st 2024

 “My message is very clear that we are together in this fight against BJP's growing autocracy. They are not allowing the opposition to function properly; what they are trying to do is to silence the opposition. In the first phase of the election, not many people, but those who have come out to vote have come out to change these people (BJP), who have been showing this dictatorial tendency,” said Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi ahead of INDI's Ranchi rally. 

We are seeing a high rate of inflation, joblessness and women not getting a safe environment, she added. 


9: 52 IST, April 21st 2024

Preparations are undeway for INDI bloc's mega rally in Jharkhand's Ranchi. Posters of INDI alliance leaders including Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, party MP Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpana Soren have been put up at Rally Ground in Ranchi. 



9: 15 IST, April 21st 2024

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold a public meeting in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon, Korba and Bilaspur at 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 4 pm respectively. 

8: 42 IST, April 21st 2024

Samajwadi Party's National President Akhilesh Yadav will be holding a public rally today in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

At around 02:00 pm, Yadav will participate in the 'Ulgulan Nyaya Maharally organised at Prabhat Tara Ground, party's chief spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said. 

7: 46 IST, April 21st 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief JP Nadda will hold election rallies in Maharashtra's Buldhana and Karnataka's Dharwad.

Nadda at 11:40 am will hold his first public meeting at Buldhana's Sahakar Vidhya Mandir English.

Later in the evening, he will hold rallies at Denissons Hotel in Hubbali and Sakhare School ground Vidhyanagar. 

7: 39 IST, April 21st 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, April, 21 will hold election campaign rallies in Rajasthan's Jalore and Banswara. He'll first hold a public rally in Jalore at 01:30 pm and later in the evening in Banswara at around 04:30 pm. 


Published April 21st, 2024 at 07:42 IST