2019 LOK SABHA ELECTION NEWS

State Wise Polling Phases, News and Dates

Polling Phase 2 (April 18)

What do opinion polls say about General elections?

We summarise and comment on all the opinion polls on 2019 Lok Sabha general Elections.

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Prime Minister Modi meets his mother, ‘liberals’ have a meltdown

Apparently, the prime minister meeting his mother is not a normal thing and is ridiculed by 'liberals'
The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

Leftist portal The Quint published an article headlined "Modi wave over? Why pollsters are scaling down projections for BJP" based on CVoter data, where the data itself was twisted, selectively quoted and misrepresented
If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

It’s fairly clear: Congress hasn’t managed to get its message out.  If you ask Google Trends, this election is over. The writing is on the wall. PM Narendra Modi is all set to win

The Print publishes a bogus and statistically inaccurate ‘research’ to claim retweeting PM Modi increases chances to get LS ticket

Titled “Retweeting Modi increases BJP MPs’ chances of getting a Lok Sabha ticket: Study,” The Print article was written by Barbara De Alfaro, a student of political science at UC Berkeley

AAP and their lowly caste games: Atishi, who had earlier changed her surname to ‘Singh’ is back to being ‘Marlena’

Atishi of the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aami Party, who had earlier changed her name to 'Singh' is back to being 'Atishi Marlena' in her 2019 election affidavit.

Live Updates: One person who was standing in a queue to vote in Bengal killed after clashes break out between TMC and Congress worker

This third phase of polling is perhaps the most crucial phase of the elections for the BJP and could prove crucial as to whether it crosses the magic mark of 272 on its own or falls short.

‘Chowkidar chor hai’ bubble bursts, Rahul Gandhi tells SC that he attributed statement to Rafale judgement in ‘heat of campaigning’

In his response to criminal contempt notice on him attributing 'chowkidar ne chori karwayi' statement to the SC, Rahul Gandhi had ow said that he made the statement in the heat of election campaigning

Shekhar Gupta says ‘latest’ CVoter survey predicts BJP getting 220 in 2019 elections, Yashwant Deshmukh calls it fake news

Yashwant Deshmukh of CVoter, putting the record straight said that CVoter has respected the Election Commission embargo and has not released any vote or seat numbers once the election process started.

Fact check: Did Prime Minister Modi use an abusive word as claimed by Congress

Unfortunate that Congress has stooped so low that they have resorted to such cheap tactics out of sheer desperation

Convenor of Delhi Congress IT cell shares badly edited video accusing PM Modi of using an abusive word

Congress' Gaurav Pandhi has earlier also spread misinformation to attack the central government

“Ram rashtra hain, rashtra Ram hain”, Sadhvi Pragya’s daring admission saying she’s proud of demolishing Babri Masjid

Sadhvi Pragya acknowledged playing an instrumental role in razing the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992 and admitted that she will now help build the Ram Mandir at the disputed place.

India’s ‘Constantine moment’: Our choice now will decide the fate of our civilisation

While everyone knows about the persecution of Christians between 200-400 CE (mainly), few know about the violent suppression of the “pagan” gods in the 15 or so centuries thereafter. This is why no one even bothers to ask “why were no temples to Apollo, Jupiter, or Athena built in the last millennium?”

LATEST NEWS FROM 2019 ELECTIONS

Prime Minister Modi meets his mother, ‘liberals’ have a meltdown

Apparently, the prime minister meeting his mother is not a normal thing and is ridiculed by 'liberals'
Tehseen Poonawalla mocks people for using chalks to clean their shoes

Robert Vadra’s relative mocks Modi’s memories, exposes why Congress could never understand needs of India’s poor

Tehseen Poonawalla mocked PM and others who claimed to have used chalk to whiten their dirty canvas shoes and called them dumb.

Election Commission orders removal of the trailers of Mamata Banerjee’s biopic ‘Baghini: Bengal Tigress’

Another biopic taken down by EC, this time trailers of Mamata Banerjee's biopic ordered to be removed
The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

The Quint lies, twists and tortures CVoter data to make it say that the Modi wave is over. Here is what the data actually says

Leftist portal The Quint published an article headlined "Modi wave over? Why pollsters are scaling down projections for BJP" based on CVoter data, where the data itself was twisted, selectively quoted and misrepresented

Complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi at EC for lying in election affidavit that he has not received summons in a defamation case

Rahul Gandhi’s affidavit says he has not received summons, but records show he received and sent a lawyer to court

Wedding venues in West Bengal ‘instructed’ to play TMC theme songs instead of Shehnai : Report

The Trinamool Congress has instructed owners of marriage venues to play the campaign songs of the party in the events. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has allegedly instructed them to play these songs in between the shehnai music.
If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

It’s fairly clear: Congress hasn’t managed to get its message out.  If you ask Google Trends, this election is over. The writing is on the wall. PM Narendra Modi is all set to win

Mamata Banerjee sends kurtas and sweets for him says PM Modi in a freewheeling chat with filmstar Akshay Kumar

Prime Minister Modi's informal interaction with film star Akshay Kumar leads to a meltdown of 'journalists'

Two AAP MLAs lunged towards Kejriwal and one punched him such that his glasses fell off, claims Kapil Mishra

AAP MLAs reportedly beat up Kejriwal so much that he has injured his knees and could not walk properly

Congress’ Abhishek Manu Singhvi makes a self goal as he tries to play the ‘caste’ card on Hans Raj Hans’ nomination for Lok Sabha

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was called out by twitterati for his faux pas on caste politics

West Bengal: Presiding officer, polling agent cast vote on behalf of voters, bombs thrown at polling stations

Large scale violence and irregularities have been witnessed during the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal

The Print publishes a bogus and statistically inaccurate ‘research’ to claim retweeting PM Modi increases chances to get LS ticket

Titled “Retweeting Modi increases BJP MPs’ chances of getting a Lok Sabha ticket: Study,” The Print article was written by Barbara De Alfaro, a student of political science at UC Berkeley

Bijnor: Asif, Rafiq and Rihan shoot three Dalit men over argument, police on high alert fearing communal clashes

Bulaki Singh's son, Somapal has registered a complaint against the accused. The police have been investigating the matter closely. Meanwhile, the car used in the murder has been recovered from Delhi.

Convicted felon and Congress leader Hardik Patel makes a racist remark, says ‘if I want to look for Chowkidar, I will go to Nepal’

Hardik Patel said that if he wants to look for a 'Chowkidaar', he will go to Nepal and instead, he wants a Prime Minister who can strengthen the economy of the country, education and work for the youth and armed forces.

I-T department seizes Rs. 8 crores from North East Region, highest ever seizure from NE during elections

According to the Income Tax department, cash to the tune of Rs 1.21 crore was seized during Election Expenditure Monitoring for 2014 elections making this seizure of Rs. 8 crores the highest ever

Bollywood Superstar Sunny Deol joins BJP, expected to contest from Gurdaspur in Punjab

Popular actor Sunny Deol, renowned for his roles in superhit movies such a Gadar and Ghatak, follows in the footsteps of his step-mother Hema Malini who has been a long time member of the BJP.

Trinamool Councillor’s husband thrashed by goons, party blames Congress and Communists

Sporadic instances of violence have been reported from West Bengal during the third phase of the elections where poll-related violence has been the norm.

Indian Express journalist caught spreading fake news claiming ‘All votes going to Lotus’

Journalist helps spread a rumor that booth number 151 in Kovalam, Kerala was taking votes only for 'Lotus'.

Several Muslim majority seats vote today, including Rahul Gandhi’s ‘safe seat’ Wayanad and Badruddin Ajmal’s Dhubri

As the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha election is being held on Tuesday, nearly 30 of the 115 Lok Sabha seats going to polls in the third phase of elections have substantial Muslim population

AAP and their lowly caste games: Atishi, who had earlier changed her surname to ‘Singh’ is back to being ‘Marlena’

Atishi of the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aami Party, who had earlier changed her name to 'Singh' is back to being 'Atishi Marlena' in her 2019 election affidavit.

All you need to know about the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019

The third phase of the elections is set to be conducted on the 23rd of April, 2019. It is perhaps the most crucial phase of the elections for the BJP and could decide whether it crosses the magic mark of 272 on its own or falls short.

Live Updates: One person who was standing in a queue to vote in Bengal killed after clashes break out between TMC and Congress worker

This third phase of polling is perhaps the most crucial phase of the elections for the BJP and could prove crucial as to whether it crosses the magic mark of 272 on its own or falls short.

Grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru’s personal barber and famous hairstylist Jawed Habib joins BJP, praises PM Modi

Habib said that when the Prime Minister proudly says that he was a chaiwala, why should he be ashamed of calling himself a nai (barbar).

Watch: Digvijay Singh spreads the Rs. 15 lakh lie at a public rally, boy does a ‘surgical strike’ on him

Congress leader Digvijay Singh, while addressing a public rally and attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tauntingly asked the people whether they received the amount of Rs 15 lakh in their accounts.
C.R. Neelakandan, Image source: The News Minute

AAP Kerala convener suspended for extending support to Congress without permission

C.R. Neelakandan says that the decision was taken at the behest of national leadership in order to defeat BJP