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Lok Sabha election 2019 live updates: BJP president Amit Shah addresses press conference, PM Modi also present


As Friday marks the last day of campaigning (except West Bengal) for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2019, political parties across the country are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to woo the voters. 

Today, PM Modi addressed a rally in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. He was also supposed to go to Kashi today. However, the visit later got cancelled. In the evening, PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will address party workers in Delhi.   

Meanwhile, the Congress in Shimla hosted party president Rahul Gandhi. 

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On Thursday, West Bengal saw a series of rallies at different places by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the election campaign in the state ended in the night due to Election Commission’s order. 

Stay with us for live updates on election from the last day of campaigning: 

# PM Modi is also expected to be present during the press conference. 

# BJP president Amit Shah will address a press conference shortly. 

# Rahul Gandhi will brief the media at 4:15 pm Congress headquarters in Delhi.

I finally got it. The BJP and the RSS… Are not God-Ke Lovers. They are God-Se Lovers: Rahul Gandhi tweets

I finally got it. The BJP and the RSS…

Are not God-Ke Lovers.

They are God-Se Lovers.

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 17, 2019

You have made the ‘biggest actor’ our PM, instead you could have chosen Amitabh Bachchan: Priyanka Gandhi 

# Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Mirzapur: Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna PM bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh Bachchan ko hi bana dete, karna toh kisi ne kuch nahi tha aapke liye.

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 17, 2019

PM Modi to meet BJP workers as part of the Lok Sabha campaign, later today at BJP office in Delhi.

# #WATCH Rahul Gandhi in Solan,Himachal Pradesh: Narendra Modi ne apne cabinet ko notebandi ke samay racecourse road mein taale se bandh kar diya tha.Sachaai hai, SPG wale meri bhi security karte hain,inhone ne bataya mujhe

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2019

# BJP disciplinary committee seeks response from Hegde, Thakur, Kateel for recent controversial remarks on Godse: Shah

Remarks on Godse by Anantkumar Hegde, Pragya Singh Thakur, Nalin Kumar Kateel against BJP ideology; party has taken serious note: Amit Shah

Till Modi and BJP are there, nobody can touch the land of those living in forests: Modi assures tribals

#  #WATCH: Congress General Secretary of UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds a roadshow in Mirzapur. Lalitesh Pati Tripathi, Mizrapur Congress candidate also present.

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 17, 2019

#  PM Narendra Modi in Khargone,Madhya Pradesh: This Sunday when you go to cast your vote then you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority govt for a second time in a row

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2019

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup, the whole nation is saying- Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi Sarkar: PM Modi in Khargone

# Amarinder SinghAll ministers and MLAs have been made responsible for the Congress party’s performance in the state and he shared the responsibility with them, he said, adding that he was ready to take the same responsibility for the state but was “confident of a sweeping victory for the party in Punjab.”

# Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur hospitalised in Burhanpur, hours before she was to hold an election campaign for Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan.

# Tejashwi speaks on brother Tej Pratap being upset with him: I don’t know anything about it. We have addressed joint rallies at several places

# People in Mahagathbandhan will shut their mouths after the election: BJP’s Ravi Kishan 

# Arvind Kejriwal to hold a roadshow in Patiala. 

# On Tamil Nadu minister’s “chop his tongue comment,” Kamal Haasan said that it “shows the minister’s qualities.” “what can I say?” he added.

# Kamal Haasan on stones thrown at his rally in Trichy: I feel the quality of polity is going down. I don’t feel threatened. Every religion has their own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists. #Chennai

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2019

Kamal Haasan on protest over his Godse remark: I am not afraid of being arrested. Let them arrest me. If they do that it will only create more problems. It is not a warning but only an advice.

# Priyanka Gandhi’s travel programme:

10.30 am – 12.30 pm – Roadshow in Mirzapur.

2.10 pm- 4.10 pm – Roadshow at Padrauna, Kushinagar.

# Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to hold roadshows in Mirzapur and Kushinagar today (file pic) #LokSabhaElections2019

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 17, 2019

# Kamal Haasan to address media at Chennai airport shortly.

EC seeks report on Pragya Thakur’s ‘deshbhakt Godse’ remark by Friday (Full report)

# पीएम श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 17 मई 2019 को सुबह 11:30 बजे खरगौन, मध्य प्रदेश में चुनावी जनसभा को संबोधित करेंगे।

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— BJP (@BJP4India) May 16, 2019

710 companies of security forces for 7th phase Lok Sabha election in West Bengal (Full report)

# Other important rallies
Yogi Adityanath to campaign in Salempur, Bansgaon and Gorakhpur
Dinesh Lal Nirahua to campaign in Ballia
Mayawati, Akhilesh and Ajit Singh to campaign in Mirzapur and Chandauli
Priyanka Gandhi to do roadshow in Mirzapur
Nitish Kumar to campaign in Jehanabad, Patliputra and Patna Sahib
Sushil Modi to address rallies in Patna Sahib, Buxar and Aara
Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna, Giriraj Singh in Patliputra
Raghubar Das in Deoghar, Dumka

# Ministers from the Modi cabinet are likely to arrive in Kashi today.

# Preparations are in full swing for PM’s rally in Khargone. To brave the heat, air-conditioned platform has been built. There will also be an arrangement of drinking water for the people who take part in the rally. 

Source: Zee News