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Madhya Pradesh election latest updates

EC issues notice to Pragya Singh over Hemant Karkare comments

A notice was issued to Pragya Singh Thakur by the Bhopal district Election Officer and Collector for her comments on cursing Hemant Karkare, seeking an explanation from her within a day.

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Amit Shah in Karnataka latest updates

Modi should be installed as PM to give befitting reply to terrorism, Pak: Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said Narendra Modi should be installed as the Prime Minister once again to secure the country and to give a “befitting”
reply to terrorism and Pakistan.

Shah held a massive road show at Bhadravathi in Shimogga, campaigning for party candidate BY Raghavendra, son of Karnataka BJP president and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. Raghavendra is pitted against former legislator Madhu Bangarappa of JD(S), who is the son of former chief minister S
Bangarappa.

“Why should we make Narendra Modi Prime Minister? To secure the country, to give a befitting reply to terrorism and Pakistan,” he said.

PTI

Karnataka: BJP President Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Shivamogga. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/twRPbC5U0h— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019

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Uttar Pradesh election latest updates

Amethi returning officer orders postponement of scrutiny

Amethi’s returning officer has ordered for the postponement of the scrutiny of Rahul Gandhi’s filed affidavit in the light of issues raised on discrepancies within them.

Amethi returning officer orders postponement of scrutiny of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers to 22nd April. pic.twitter.com/KLHZ7PA5qc— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 20, 2019

14:19 (IST)

EC to issue notice to Sadhvi Pragya for comment on Hemant Karkare

The Election Commission will issue a notice to BJP’s Bhopal candidate and Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, over her comments on late Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare.

The BJP on Friday had distanced itself from her controversial comment that Karkare died in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had cursed him, saying it was her personal view which she might have made “due to years of physical and mental torture”. 

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BJP election campaign latest updates

BJP says Amethi papers prove Rahul is a UK citizen

Ravi Prakash, lawyer of Dhruv Lal, an Independent MP candidate from Amethi, who has raised objections on Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers said on Saturday that on the basis of a certificate of incorporation of a company registered in UK, the Congress president has declared himself a UK citizen. Taking off from there, BJP held a press conference later on Saturday, where spokesperson GVL Rao echoed that Rahul was indeed a UK citizen and asked how he could contest the polls without being an Indian citizen.

Rahul Gandhi’s name has been shown to be listed as a British citizen in documents related to a company in the UK. Was Rahul Gandhi a British citizen?: Shri @GVLNRAO #IndiaWantsModiAgain— BJP (@BJP4India) April 20, 2019

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Narendra Modi in Bihar latest updates

PM focuses on nationalism pitch, says country divided by ‘vote bhakti’ and ‘desh bhakti’

At his second rally of the day, at Araria in Bihar, Narendra Modi raised the pitch for nationalism. Some of the key points he made were: 

Those who feel discomfort chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and side with those saying ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Honge’ can do nothing for the progress of India.
The country is witnessing two types of politics, ‘vote bhakti’ and ‘desh bhakti’. ‘Vote bhakti’ prevented the Congress from acting tough on Pakistan.
Lies being spread in Bihar that quotas for economically backward among general category will end reservations altogether.
The Opposition’s politics of appeasement may snatch away the rights of Dalits, tribals and OBCs​.
Congress leaders insulted martyrs of the Batla House encounte in New Delhi because of their ‘vote bhakti’.
हमारी सरकार में आतंकवाद के खिलाफ पहले सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक हुई और फिर एयर स्ट्राइक हुई। परिणाम ये हुआ कि जो पाकिस्तान पहले चोरी और सीनाजोरी करता था, वो आज दुनिया में जाकर गुहार लगा रहा है।भारत ने आतंकियों को घर में घुसकर मारा: पीएम मोदी #IndiaWantsModiAgain pic.twitter.com/ITQ6YtPeCu— BJP (@BJP4India) April 20, 2019

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Priyanka Gandhi in Wayanad latest updates

Indira Gandhi had deep respect for Kerala, says Priyanka

Further, Priyanka Gandhi said, “My grandmother Indira ji had a deep respect for your culture and out of that respect came the Congress’ policies  to bring you forward while retaining your own identity.”

Comparing the grand old party with the BJP, Priyanka said, “The fundamental difference between the Congress and them is that we have the intention to fulfil promises. We have proposed in Nyay scheme to give 72000 to any family in distress, young people will be able to start their own business without baggage of policies. Education to poor will be provided for free.”

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