Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to address Delhi Congress booth in-charges today.
Following the Election Commission’s announcement on national elections on Sunday, political parties are gearing up to launch their poll campaign from various places. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to address Delhi Congress booth in-charges today, while DMK chief MK Stalin will chair a meeting of party lawmakers to discuss the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The national election will be held in seven rounds from 11 April and the results will be announced on May 23, the Election Commission said on Sunday. Voting will be held across India on April 11, April 19, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
The elections will see Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking another term in office and the opposition attempting to join forces to put up a strong fight.
Here are the Live Updates from Election Campaigning:
Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee on Twitter says: “All the best sir (PM Modi) for your future role as a leader of opposition…”
An election management committee meeting of the Asom Gana Parishad is scheduled in Guwahati at 5pm today to decide over their alliance with the BJP.
The AGP recently snapped its ties with the BJP due to the contentious Citizenship Bill.
The Aam Aadmi Party in New Delhi launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with full statehood as its central theme, staging a protest near BJP headquarters over the issue.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu says the Telugu Desam party (TDP) is ready for elections. He says the state government has successfully implemented several welfare programmes and strived hard for the development of the state in all sectors despite state bifurcation problems.
He has termed the elections as a test to protect the self respect of people of Andhra Pradesh.