Sunday, April 21, 2019




Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a political rally in Gujarat's Patan today, the last day of campaigning before the state's 26 Lok Sabha seats go to polls on April 23.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fields Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Harsh Vardhan from Amritsar and Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seats respectively. The party has renominated Manoj Tiwari, Parvesh Verma and Ramesh Bidhuri from their respective seats in Delhi. Shankar Lalwani will replace Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan as the saffron party’s candidate in Indore while from UP’s Ghosi, Harinarayan Rajbhar has been fielded. 

PM Modi will also address rallies in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh and Barmer today. Chittorgarh, a traditional BJP seat, was the flash point of the protests over the film Padmaavat last year. Today is the last day of election campaigning for Phase 3 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and respective Assembly polls. 

The campaigning for the April 23 polls will end at 5 pm today. On April 23, 115 Constituencies across 12 states and 2 Union Territories will go to polls. BJP chief and Gandhinagar Lok Sabha candidate Amit Shah will hold a roadshow in Sanand area in his constituency on the last day of the campaign after meeting leaders from Ghatlodia and Vejalpur Assembly constituencies. 

Pm modi has so far addressed poll rallies in Junagadh, Songadh, Amreli, Himmatnagar, Surendranagar and Anand, while Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has addressed public gatherings at Vanthali in Junagadh, Bhuj is Kutch, Mahuva in Bhavnagar and Bardoli in south Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh, said that India too has nuclear options available in case the need arises. “India has stopped the policy of getting scared of Pakistan's threats. Every other day they used to repeat that they have nuclear button but what do we have then? Have we kept it for Diwali?,” Modi said. “We have the capacity to strike a nuclear attack from water, land and sea,” Modi added. 
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