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The Election Commission of India on Sunday, March 10 had announced dates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, which would commence from April 11 to May 19, with the counting of votes on May 23. More than 900 million people above the age of 18 are expected to cast their ballots at a million polling stations. Of the total electorate, 15 million will be in the age group of 18 to 19 years.
5:30 PM | BSP candidate from Fatehpur Sikri Guddu Pandit booked for abusing Raj Babbar
A case has been lodged against Guddu Pandit, a.k.a. Bhagwan Sharma, the BSP candidate from Fatehpur Sikri after he used abusive language against Congress candidate Raj Babbar.
4:30 PM | BJP announces list of candidates for Madhya Pradesh, fields Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from Bhopal
Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday, April 17, announced the list of four candidates to contest from Madhya Pradesh for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who formally joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.
12:50 PM | Sadhvi Pragya Thakur formally joins BJP, likely to contest from Bhopal
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur formally joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, April 17. She is speculated to contest against Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal. “I have formally joined BJP, I will contest elections and will win also,” Sadhvi said to media.
11:00 AM | Rs 1.48 cr cash seized from AMMK premises in Theni
The Income Tax (I-T) Department early on Wednesday claimed to have seized cash amounting to Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district.