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Lok Sabha Elections: Stage set for fifth phase, several bigwigs in fray
Lok Sabha Elections: Stage set for fifth phase, several bigwigs in fray

As the Lok Sabha elections approach their final stages, nearly 9 crore voters across various regions of India will decide the outcomes for 695 candidates. Prominent figures like Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi, and Smriti Irani are among those contesting in this critical phase. The Election Commission has ensured extensive facilities at polling stations to accommodate all voters.

Rajnath Singh criticises Congress, BJD for stalled development in Odisha, lauds PM Modi’s leadership
Rajnath Singh criticises Congress, BJD for stalled development in Odisha, lauds PM Modi’s leadership

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh criticized the Congress and BJD's governance in Odisha, citing poor development over 75 years. He praised PM Modi's leadership and the BJP's achievements including Article 370 abrogation and Ram Temple construction. Singh also highlighted issues under BJD rule like halted benefits from Central schemes.

Nimapara MLA Samir Dash switches to BJP, predicts major win in upcoming elections
Nimapara MLA Samir Dash switches to BJP, predicts major win in upcoming elections

Nimapara MLA Samir Dash resigned from BJD and joined BJP, citing lack of trust from BJD leaders and denial of an election ticket. He predicts BJP will win with a large margin in upcoming elections, impacting both Nimapara and parts of Jagatsinghpur district.

  • Sunday, 19 May 2024
Khallikote Murder
SIT formed to probe Khallikote murder case; chargesheet within 30 days

As per latest development, the SIT will conduct a detailed investigation and arrest the remaining accused persons early. Besides, focus will be given on collection of proper evidence (scientific/forensic/digital) and submission of chargesheet within 30 days for early trial of the case.

Odisha Elections 2024
BJD failed to develop Odisha, says Hema Malini; state govt providing fake pattas, alleges Aparajita

BJP leaders Hema Malini and Aparajita Sarangi criticized the BJD's governance in Odisha, highlighting unfulfilled developments despite rich cultural and natural resources. They promised substantial changes, including land distribution and cash vouchers, if BJP comes to power.

Swati Maliwal
Swati Maliwal assault case: NCW issues second notice to CM Arvind Kejriwal's PS

The National Commission for Women (NCW) issued a second notice to Chief Minister Kejriwal’s secretary, Bibhav Kumar, regarding the assault on AAP MP Swati Maliwal. Despite prior summons, Kumar is expected to skip appearing before the NCW.

Assam Chief Minister and BJP’s star campaigner Himanta Biswa Sarma
Pandian should find Srimandir Ratna Bhandar key by June 10 or else BJP will find it: Assam CM in Odisha

Biswa Sarma gave an ultimatum to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s close aide VK Pandian to find the missing keys of Ratna Bhandar by June 10. He also said that if the BJD government fails to find the missing keys, BJP will find the keys after the party forms government in Odisha on June 10.

Pre-poll violence in Bolangir
Pre-poll violence: 2 BJP workers ‘thrashed and kidnapped’ in Bolangir

As per the allegations, the saffron party workers were thrashed and kidnapped by some ruling party workers near the solar plant when they were campaigning at Tendapali village with BJP’s Titlagarh MLA candidate Naveen Jain.

EAM S. Jaishankar
PoK is India and it will come back to India: EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar emphasized that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is an integral part of India, highlighting ongoing unrest and development comparisons with Jammu and Kashmir. He spoke at the Vishwabandhu Bharat event in Nashik, addressing PoK's future reintegration with India amid regional tensions.

BJD leader Prasanna Acharya faces backlash from voters
BJD MLA candidates face public ire in Rairakhol and Salepur over ‘lack of development works’

Voters alleged that the BJD government has done nothing during its 25 years of governance and people in the region are still deprived of many basic amenities.

BJP National President JP Nadda during roadshow in Bhubaneswar
Govt officials working for ruling party during election to be taken to task: BJP chief JP Nadda in Bhubaneswar

Reflecting on trends after the first phase of voting in Odisha, the senior saffron party leader said ‘BJD has missed the bus and now it is in the favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party’. 

Poll violence in Ganjam
Poll violence in Odisha: 1 BJP worker killed, 3 others injured in Ganjam; massive protest erupts

Some BJD workers allegedly launched a deadly attack on the supporters of the BJP while they were putting up party banners as part of electioneering.

Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP, spares BJD; CM Naveen, Om Birla hit campaign trail

Ahead of the second phase polls in Odisha, key political leaders intensified their campaigns. Rahul Gandhi criticized BJP but did not comment on BJD. Naveen Patnaik campaigned for free electricity and targeted opposition claims. Om Birla also campaigned actively.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Despite objections from Opposition parties, PoK becoming part of India is reality: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserts that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) will become an integral part of India, despite opposition. He credits PM Narendra Modi for the shift of 'azadi' slogans from Jammu & Kashmir to PoK. Shah criticizes dynastic politics during an election rally and contrasts Modi's leadership with Rahul Gandhi's.

Impressed by Modi govt's work, Rashmika Mandanna calls for vote for ‘Vikas’ and ‘Development’
Impressed by Modi govt's work, Rashmika Mandanna calls for vote for ‘Vikas’ and ‘Development’

Actress Rashmika Mandanna, impressed by India's rapid infrastructural progress and global impact under Modi's government, has endorsed PM Modi's 'Vikas' initiative. She highlighted the significant reduction in travel time due to projects like Atal Setu, urging young Indians to vote for continued development.

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