Lok Sabha polls 2019: AAP announces candidates for six seats in Delhi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Both BJP president Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to hold rally on Saturday
The BJP and the Congress are holding several events on Saturday with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

BJP president Amit Shah launched a nationwide mega bike rally in Madhya Pradesh. The party on Friday had said that over ten million of its workers will reach out to people across the country and share the "achievements" of the Narendra Modi government with them.

The rally will be carried out in more than 3,500 locations in states, including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar and Tamil Nadu.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be holding a rally in Ranchi along with the leaders of Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) today.

Gandhi will speak at the party's Parivartan Ulgulan Maha Rally at the Morahbadi ground with leaders of JMM, JVM and RJD, JPCC spokesman Lal Kishore Nath Shahdeo told PTI Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in Delhi.

Speaking at the event, Modi hailed Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and said the word "abhinandan" has assumed a new meaning as the IAF Wing Commander showed remarkable poise and calm during his captivity in Pakistan. 


5:00 PM IST Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said the Indian Air Force defends the country, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi "snatched" Rs 30,000 crore from the force.   Speaking at the party's Parivartan Ulgulan Maha Rally at the Morabadi Ground here, Gandhi alleged there was "corruption" in the Rafale deal and Rs 30,000 crore had been wrongfully given to Anil Ambani.   "Vaayu Sena desh ki raksha karti hain aur hamare PM use chori karti hain (The IAF defends our country but the PM has snatched money from the force)," he said.

4:46 PM IST #WATCH: Congress President Rahul Gandhi performs folk dance with locals in Ranchi, Jharkhand. (Video Source- AICC) pic.twitter.com/IrFRrYLtcV — ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019

4:30 PM IST Polls should be held to make India and its economy strong, to give Pakistan a befitting reply and not to fulfil a family's wish to make its "prince" the prime minister, BJP chief Amit Shah said on Saturday in a veiled attack on Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi. Read on...

4:29 PM IST Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said the Indian Air Force defends the country, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi "snatched" Rs 30,000 crore from the force.   Speaking at the party's Parivartan Ulgulan Maha Rally at the Morabadi Ground here, Gandhi alleged there was "corruption" in the Rafale deal and Rs 30,000 crore had been wrongfully given to Anil Ambani. Read on...

3:50 PM IST Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand: Indian Air Force protects the country, Air force pilots sacrifice their lives but our Prime Minister steals money from the Air Force, and puts it in Anil Ambani's pockets, it is a shame. pic.twitter.com/FnnZOtUYP2 — ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019

3:13 PM IST Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday exuded confidence that the BJP will win more seats in this general elections than it had won in 2014.   "The BJP had won 282 seats in the last Lok Sabha elections and we are confident that the number of seats won by the party will be higher than this in the upcoming elections," Javadekar told reporters  in Jaipur. Read on...

2:12 PM IST File photo: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia | photo: PTI Ending speculations of an alliance with the Congress, the Aam Admi Party announced saturday names of party candidates on six of seven seats in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.   Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Delhi AAP convener Gopal Rai said Atishi will contest from East Delhi, Guggan Singh from North-West Delhi, Raghav Chadha from South, Dilip Pandey from North-East, Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk and Brijesh Goyal will contest from New Delhi seats. Read on...

1:55 PM IST BJP President Amit Shah at a rally in Umaria, Madhya Pradesh: Today Pakistan has been isolated internationally, nobody is ready to support it. This kind of diplomatic victory was brought by BJP's Narendra Modi government. pic.twitter.com/l4wtMmGljY — ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019

1:50 PM IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and said the word "abhinandan" has assumed a new meaning as the IAF Wing Commander showed remarkable poise and calm during his captivity in Pakistan. Read more...

1:49 PM IST Madhya Pradesh: BJP President Amit Shah takes part in party's 'Vijay Sankalp Bike Rally' in Umaria. pic.twitter.com/ACFPG2oRhe — ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019

11:49 AM IST PM Modi at 'Construction Techonolgy India'19' in Delhi: Hindustan jo bhi karega, duniya use gaur se dekhti hai. Is desh ki takat hai ki dictionary ke shabdon ke arth badal deta hai. Kabhi '#Abhinandan' ka angrezi hota tha 'Congratulation', ab 'Abhinandan' ka arth badal jaayega. pic.twitter.com/vit3RTCXBS — ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019

11:14 AM IST Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate Dhaula Kuan flyover in Delhi

LIVE UPDATES

PM has snatched Rs 30,000 cr from IAF: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said the Indian Air Force defends the country, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi "snatched" Rs 30,000 crore from the force.
 
Speaking at the party's Parivartan Ulgulan Maha Rally at the Morabadi Ground here, Gandhi alleged there was "corruption" in the Rafale deal and Rs 30,000 crore had been wrongfully given to Anil Ambani.
 
"Vaayu Sena desh ki raksha karti hain aur hamare PM use chori karti hain (The IAF defends our country but the PM has snatched money from the force)," he said.

Hold polls to make India strong, not to fulfil a family's wish to make prince PM: Shah

Polls should be held to make India and its economy strong, to give Pakistan a befitting reply and not to fulfil a family's wish to make its "prince" the prime minister, BJP chief Amit Shah said on Saturday in a veiled attack on Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi. Read on...

PM has snatched Rs 30,000 crore from IAF: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said the Indian Air Force defends the country, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi "snatched" Rs 30,000 crore from the force.
 
Speaking at the party's Parivartan Ulgulan Maha Rally at the Morabadi Ground here, Gandhi alleged there was "corruption" in the Rafale deal and Rs 30,000 crore had been wrongfully given to Anil Ambani. Read on...

Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in Ranchi

BJP will win more seats in 2019 LS polls than it had won in 2014: Javadekar

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday exuded confidence that the BJP will win more seats in this general elections than it had won in 2014.
 
"The BJP had won 282 seats in the last Lok Sabha elections and we are confident that the number of seats won by the party will be higher than this in the upcoming elections," Javadekar told reporters  in Jaipur. Read on...

AAP announces candidates on six out of seven seats in Delhi for Lok Sabha polls 2019

File photo: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia | photo: PTI
Ending speculations of an alliance with the Congress, the Aam Admi Party announced saturday names of party candidates on six of seven seats in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
 
Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Delhi AAP convener Gopal Rai said Atishi will contest from East Delhi, Guggan Singh from North-West Delhi, Raghav Chadha from South, Dilip Pandey from North-East, Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk and Brijesh Goyal will contest from New Delhi seats. Read on...

'Abhinandan' has assumed new meaning: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and said the word "abhinandan" has assumed a new meaning as the IAF Wing Commander showed remarkable poise and calm during his captivity in Pakistan. Read more...

BJP President Amit Shah launches bike rally in Madhya Pradesh

PM Modi speaks about IAF pilot Abhinandan at 'Construction Technology India-2019' inauguration

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate Dhaula Kuan flyover in Delhi

Arun Jailtey to release book on PM's Mann Ki Baat today

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to release a book on compendium of 50 editions of Prime Minister's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme today.

PM Modi to inaugurate Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in Delhi. Proven technologies which are identified during CTI - 2019 will be further invited to design and build lighthouse projects of nearly one thousand housing units each at six States in the country. These states are Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Ranchi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally here Saturday along with leaders of Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand. Click here to read more.
AMMK, SDPI ink poll pact for Lok Sabha polls

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) Friday entered into a poll pact with Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) for the coming Lok Sabha polls, allotting one seat to it. Click here to read more.

BJP President Amit Shah to launch a nationwide mega bike rally in Madhya Pradesh