Updated March 30th, 2024 at 23:54 IST

PM Modi to Start Lok Sabha Election 2024 Campaign From Meerut on March 31

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PM Modi to begin poll campaign in Meerut on March 31 | Image: @bjp4india
11: 54 IST, March 30th 2024

The INDI bloc will a hold mega rally in Delhi at the Ramlila Maidan on March 31. The party is calling it the Loktantra Bachao Rally, in protest of the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

11: 01 IST, March 30th 2024

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol, BJP's Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, has been replaced with Dinesh Singh 'Babbu' as the party's candidate. Sunny Deol withdrew from politics, saying that he is not suited for it.

10: 55 IST, March 30th 2024

The Indian National Congress is likely to release its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections on April 5.


9: 02 IST, March 30th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kickstart the BJP's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Uttarakhand by addressing a public meeting at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district on April 2. Pradesh BJP general secretary Khilendra Chaudhary and Cabinet Minister Saurabh Bahuguna have been made coordinators for Prime Minister Modi's programme at Rudrapur on April 2, Pradesh BJP media in-charge Manveer Chauhan said. BJP president JP Nadda will address a public meeting in Pithoragarh and Vikasnagar in Dehradun district just a day later on April 3 and follow it up with a roadshow and a meeting with the sant samaj (saints and seers) in Haridwar on April 4, he said.

Elections to the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand are scheduled to be held in the first phase on April 19. All the five seats are with the ruling BJP since 2014.

State BJP general secretaries Rajendra Bisht and Aditya Kothari have been appointed conveners for the party national president's programmes in Pithoragarh and Vikasnagar respectively, Chauhan said. 


8: 57 IST, March 30th 2024

The BJP has released the 8th list of candidates for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The names include: 


Dr. Rabindra Narayan Behera - Jajpur (SC)

Sukanta Kumar Panigrahi - Kandhamal 

Bhartruhari Mahtab - Cuttack.


Dinesh Singh "Babbu" - Gurdaspur 

Taranjit Singh Sandhu - Amritsar

Sushil Kumar Rinku - Jalandhar (SC)

Ravneet Singh Bittu - Ludhiana

Hans Raj Hans - Faridkot 

Preneet Kaur - Patiala.

West Bengal: 

Pranat Tudu - Jhargram (ST) 

Debashish Dhar, IPS - Birbhum.

8: 52 IST, March 30th 2024

The Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), headed by Chirag Paswan, on Saturday announced candidates for all the five seats in Bihar it will be contesting as an NDA ally. While Chirag's brother-in-law Arun Bharti has already filed nomination papers from Jamui, the party president, who has represented the seat twice in a row, will try his luck from Hajipur, his late father Ram Vilas Paswan's pocket borough. For the remaining three seats of Samastipur, Khagaria and Vaishali, the party will field Shambhavi Choudhary, Manish Verma and sitting MP Veena Devi, respectively, according to a statement issued by the LJP (Ram Vilas). Choudhary, who will be making her debut, is the daughter of Ashok Chaudhary, a senior JD(U) leader and one of the most influential ministers in the Nitish Kumar government. Her seat, reserved for Dalits, was held by Prince Raj, Chirag's cousin who joined uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras in a revolt that resulted in a split in the LJP, founded by the late Paswan.

Verma, a confidant of Chirag, has been preferred over sitting MP Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser, who had initially sided with Paras but changed tack recently and lobbied hard with Chirag, hoping for a third consecutive term. According to NDA sources, Verma has been chosen because of a "broader understanding between coalition partners" to ensure adequate representation for the Vaishyas, known to be BJP loyalists.

Veena Devi, who was the first among LJP rebels to have reverted to the Chirag camp, is an upper caste Rajput, married to Dinesh Kumar Singh, a JD(U) MLC.


7: 44 IST, March 30th 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.

7: 38 IST, March 30th 2024

Vijender Singh, the Olympic medal-winning boxer, is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections 2024 from Mathura on a Congress ticket opposite BJP's candidate, actress and dancer Hema Malini.

7: 21 IST, March 30th 2024

Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein are among the 10 BJP candidates elected unopposed in assembly elections, said an official.

5: 29 IST, March 30th 2024

The NCP (Sharad Chandra Pawar) announces the first list of five candidates, as follows: 

Supriya Sule - Baramati

Amol Kolhe - Shirur 

Amar Kale - Wardha

Bhaskar Bagre - Dindori 

Nilesh Lanke - Ahmednagar.

4: 39 IST, March 30th 2024

“Every individual must file their Income Tax Returns, said BJP spokesperson Shaina NC. ”The Income Tax (department) and High Court have asked questions to the congress on income tax. Time has come to give them (Congress) a defeating answer. The people of the country will not join the INDI Alliance. They have love for PM Modi. People know whom to vote (for) and why to vote. The INDI Alliance has absolutely sunk. It has nothing but a consortium of 'ghamandi' people who are trying to character-assassinate PM Modi, who (Opposition) target the women of our country, who are not empathetic towards the youth of the country and have questioned the very belief in our Sanatan faith. I think the time has come to give them a befitting reply and they'll get (it) on June 4," she said.

3: 59 IST, March 30th 2024

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be heading the Poll Manifesto Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party's National President JP Nadda formed a Poll Manifesto Committee for the party, ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The committee consists of 27 members, including the Defence Minister, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. 

3: 42 IST, March 30th 2024

BJP National President JP Nadda has formed a Poll Manifesto Committee for the party, consisting of 27 members, ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

3: 01 IST, March 30th 2024

India's Olympic medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Mathura on Congress ticket, claimed party sources. 

2: 42 IST, March 30th 2024

BJP leader Anil Baluni, who is contesting from Pauri Garhwal parliamentary seat in Uttarakhand, says, "There is enthusiasm among people to make Modi ji prime minister again. Our resolution of more than 400 seats and the dream of Viksit Bharat will be fulfilled. The development will take place at a rapid pace in Uttarakhand. We will cross 400 seats to form govt with majority govt again."

1: 47 IST, March 30th 2024

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat filed his nomination from Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan. 

1: 03 IST, March 30th 2024

BRS secretary general and Parliamentary party leader K Keshava Rao's daughter and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, joined the Congress.

12: 48 IST, March 30th 2024

On PM Modi's rally in Meerut tomorrow, UP BJP President Bhupendra Chaudhary says, "PM Modi will participate in a public event tomorrow. The election campaign for the first phase has begun... PM Modi will address a public meeting and give a record of the past 10 years of his government..."

12: 48 IST, March 30th 2024

The BJP on Saturday released the list of 40 star campaigners for the Lok Sabha Elections in Karnataka. PM Modi, Amit Shah and K Annamalai will campaign for the BJP along with other party leaders in the state.   

11: 30 IST, March 30th 2024

Congress announced candidate for the Kolar Lok sabha constituency, naming KV Gowtham. 

10: 50 IST, March 30th 2024

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will file nomination from Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan today. 

He said, "Like the previous two elections, our agenda is the same- Viksit Bharat'. Similarly, there is only one face in this election that of PM Modi. An army of BJP workers is working towards making a new history in this election."

10: 24 IST, March 30th 2024

Congress leader Pappu Yadav to file nomination from Purnea Lok Sabha seat on April 2, says his office. Yesterday, Purnea seat was allotted to RJD in the Mahagathbandhan seat sharing for Lok sabha elections in Bihar

9: 42 IST, March 30th 2024

DMK Central Chennai Candidate and MP Dayanidhi Maran says, "INDIA Alliance in Tamil Nadu is doing very well. We will receive all 40 seats under the leadership of our leader MK Stalin and also Udhayanidhi Stalin. Both are spearheading the campaign and wherever they are going, people are welcoming them..."

9: 00 IST, March 30th 2024

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and CM Eknath Shinde holds late-night meeting for seat-sharing arrangements in Maharashtra at Varsha Bungalow. 

8: 53 IST, March 30th 2024

Tamil Nadu CM and DMK President MK Stalin campaigns for the party's Salem candidate, TM Selvaganapathy in the Lok Sabha constituency

8: 51 IST, March 30th 2024

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) received yet another setback on Friday with its senior leader and sitting lawmaker Kadiyam Srihari deciding to quit the party, hours after his daughter Kadiyam Kavya, who was given the BRS ticket for Warangal (SC) Lok Sabha seat, pulled herself out of the contest. The BRS leader is lilkely to join Congress soon. 



Published March 30th, 2024 at 08:52 IST