Updated March 27th, 2024 at 23:54 IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Raj Thackeray Likely to Join NDA in Maharashtra Ahead of Polls

Lok Sabha Election 2024 is set to be held in seven phases between April 19 and June 1. The results will be declared on June 4. Today is the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. While, in Bihar, the last date for filling nominations is Thursday.

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11: 05 IST, March 27th 2024

On the last day of submission of nomination papers for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, BJP candidate for the Kaziranga parliamentary constituency filed his nomination papers in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and other party leaders. 

10: 39 IST, March 27th 2024

The Congress party, on Wednesday, released its eighth list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections this year. 

10: 26 IST, March 27th 2024

BJD leader Arup Patnaik, on Wednesday, said the people of Odisha love Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He added that they had blind faith in him.

10: 26 IST, March 27th 2024

The BJP, on Wednesday, appointed election in charge and co-in charge for several states. Check the full list below:


9: 17 IST, March 27th 2024

K Annamalai, Tamil Nadu BJP Chief and party's candidate from Coimbatore, on Wednesday, said, "If regional parties do not understand about development. If Modi comes to power for the third time, only development will take place. Only if it is Modi in power, we can bring development to Tamil Nadu."

7: 25 IST, March 27th 2024

The BJP, on Wednesday, fielded Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh as its candidate for the Karnal Assembly by-elections.


6: 57 IST, March 27th 2024

Congress workers on Wednesday gathered outside the party headquarters and protested over the candidature of Danish Ali from Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Suspended BSP MP Danish Ali had joined the Congress recently.

6: 53 IST, March 27th 2024

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, the Congress CEC meeting for the state of Jharkhand is underway at the party headquarters in Delhi.

6: 14 IST, March 27th 2024

BJP's internal meeting regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha elections' preparations is underway at the party's extension office. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, party chief JP Nadda and party's National General Secretary (Org) BL Santhosh are present at the meeting. 

5: 25 IST, March 27th 2024

“When it (seat-sharing) happens, I will tell you. All is well. There is the possibility of a meeting. It (Purnea seat) will be decided, Tejashwi Yadav also already told you,” said Bihar Congress chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh. 

5: 25 IST, March 27th 2024

Sushil Kumar Rinku and Sheetal Angural met BJP national president JP Nadda at his residence, in Delhi.  The two AAP leaders joined the BJP a short while ago.


4: 23 IST, March 27th 2024

Maulana Mohibullah Nadvi, the Imam of Parliament Street Mosque in Delhi, files his nomination from the Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh as he has been fielded by the Samajwadi Party. 

After filing the nomination, Nadvi said, “I have filed my nomination as a Samajwadi Party candidate. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has sent me here with the message of humanity.”


4: 17 IST, March 27th 2024

Election Commission of India issued show cause notices to BJP MP Dilip Ghosh and Congress leader Supriya Shrinate for their remarks against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and BJP's Lok Sabha Candidate Kangana Ranaut respectively.

3: 38 IST, March 27th 2024

AAP MP from Jalandhar (Punjab) Sushil Kumar Rinku and party's MLA in the state Sheetal Angural are likely to join the BJP today. 

3: 20 IST, March 27th 2024

Samajwadi Party leader will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, confirmed party sources on Wednesday. 

3: 15 IST, March 27th 2024

On BJP's campaign and suggestion collection program, party candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency Bansuri Swaraj says, "There is enthusiasm and joy among the people... People have faith in the public welfare policies of PM Modi... 'Abki Baar 400 Paar'."

3: 14 IST, March 27th 2024

As DMK candidate from Coimbatore, Ganapathy Rajkumar files his nomination, Tamil Nadu minister and party leader TRB Rajaa says, "Fantastic, we have the entire population on our side...This is going to be a historic loss for BJP in Tamil Nadu..."

2: 44 IST, March 27th 2024

Biju Janata Dal announces names of 9 Lok Sabha candidates. 

  1. Pranab Prakash Das: Sambalpur 
  2. Lambodhar Nial: Kalahandi 
  3. Manmath Routray: Bhubaneswar 
  4. Anshuman Mohanty: Kendrapara 
  5. Nabarangpur: Paradip Majhi 
  6. Sundargarh: Dilip Tirkey 
  7. Mayurbhanj: Sudam Marandi 
  8. Ranjita Sahu: Aska 
  9. Kaushalya Hikaka: Koraput
2: 36 IST, March 27th 2024

Lok Sabha elections: Samajwadi Party declared Imam Mohibullah Nadvi as its candidate from the Rampur Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

2: 32 IST, March 27th 2024

BJP releases star campaigners including PM Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Rajnath Singh and Yogi Adityanath for Uttarakhand.



2: 13 IST, March 27th 2024

Speaking on state minister KH Muniyappa's son-in-law getting an election ticket from Kolar, Karnataka minister & Congress leader Dr MC Sudhakar says, "We want other people in the party to get a chance. We will talk to the CM later today. When he (KH Muniyappa) was here, we were affected by his style of functioning and faced hardship. There is a general feeling in the constituency that SC community is not being represented. We want a candidate from other than this family." MC Sudhakar along with three other 3 MLAs and 2 MLCs met Karnataka Assembly Speaker today

2: 12 IST, March 27th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the Lok Sabha Polls in Uttar Pradesh from Meerut on March 31, where he will address a public rally.

The BJP has fielded Arun Govil from Meerut, the actor who played Ram in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan in the 80s, encapsulating a message on the Ayodhya temple, which was inaugurated earlier this year.

1: 20 IST, March 27th 2024

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray is likely to join NDA in Maharashtra ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. 

12: 52 IST, March 27th 2024
12: 45 IST, March 27th 2024

After Shiv Sena (UBT) announces candidates for 5 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, Maharashtra Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam says, "Shiv Sena should not take an extreme stand. This will cause a huge loss to Congress. I want to attract the attention of Congress leadership to intervene, if not then break the alliance to save the party. The decision of an allaince with Shiv Sena will prove self-destructive for Congress."

12: 36 IST, March 27th 2024

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi party on Wednesday in Maharashtra claimed to contest nine Lok Sabha seats and announced candidates on eight seats.


11: 48 IST, March 27th 2024

Denied Lok Sabha elections ticket from the Congress, five Karnataka MLAs have launched rebellion, threatning to quit party, sources told Republic. The MLAs, including MC Sudhakar, alleged that Congress high command didn't meet their demand on ticket distribution.  

11: 28 IST, March 27th 2024

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari held a roadshow in Maharashtra's Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency ahead of filing nomination. 

11: 26 IST, March 27th 2024

BJP state president and Coimbatore Lok Sabha candidate K Annamalai offered prayers at the Arulmigu Koniamman Temple before filing his nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. MLA Vanathi Srinivasan was also present.

10: 52 IST, March 27th 2024

On Congress leader Supriya Shrinate's objectionable post on BJP candidate from Mandi Kangana Ranaut, Former Himachal Pradesh CM and LoP Jairam Thakur says, "A very unfortunate remark has been made by Supriya Shrinate against Kangana Ranaut. Not just Kangana, but the way she spoke about Mandi is absolutely wrong. 'Mandi' does not mean what she has said. It is the land of Mandavya Rishi. It is named 'Mandi' after Rishi Mandavya... Everyone is agitated after the remark made against Mandi's daughter... Though she removed the post, the way other Congress leaders have spoken on it in social media, it is very unfortunate..."


10: 51 IST, March 27th 2024

BJP election incharge for Karnataka Radha Mohan Das Agarwal yesterday said, "Congress government has many contradictions within it. There is rivalry between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivkumar groups within the party. The Congress govt will itself fall after elections."

9: 54 IST, March 27th 2024

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: BJP South Chennai constituency candidate Tamilisai Soundarajan started her election campaign from Koyambedu, in Chennai.

9: 12 IST, March 27th 2024
8: 54 IST, March 27th 2024

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: The Nationalist Congress Party (Sharad Chandra Pawar) Party will hold a meeting of the Central Parliamentary Executive Committee on Wednesday. Sharad Chandra Pawar's chief spokesperson, Mahesh Tapase has said that the Lok Sabha candidates will be discussed in the meeting, reported news agency ANI.

9: 53 IST, March 27th 2024

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live Updates: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday attended a meeting of the Opposition INDIA bloc and said an understanding over the seat-sharing for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar was reached.

The RJD leader also said an official announcement on the same was likely soon in Patna.

Published March 27th, 2024 at 08:56 IST