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Lok Sabha Election 2019 live updates: EC seeks Kirron Kher’s response for sharing poll video showing children

Making the most of the last day of campaigning for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 6, political leaders attempt to woo voters continued on Saturday across the country.
BJP’s star campaigner Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh and Basti, before heading towards Ramnagar in Bihar’s West Champaran district. Party president Amit Shah will campaign in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa, hold a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi and address a public meeting at Rohini in Delhi. In Rajasthan, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, accompanied by Sunny Deol and Nitin Gadkari, will hold a roadshow in Jhotwada Assemly constituency. Deol will later campaign in Jhunhunu and lead a roadshow in UP’s Raebareli.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally in Harayana’s Gurugram and UP’s Dhammor while Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow in South Delhi, campaigning for AAP candidate Raghav Chadha.
Several poll campaigns were hit in eastern states because of Cyclone Fani. PM Modi`s public meetings in Tamlik and Jhargram on May 5 have been pushed back to May 6, Shah`s rallies in Ghatal and Bishnupur on May 6 have been rescheduled to May 7. Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee also announced Friday that her party has cancelled all political programmes and electoral campaigns for the next 48 hours.
* Former Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal says, “We are ready to apologise if we did any mistake.”
* EC issues notice to BJP Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher, seeks response over sharing a video on her Twitter account showing children wearing PM Modi masks. Poll code bans the representation of children in electioneering. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had also objected to the tweet on May 3.
* Mayawati attacks BJP and PM Modi:
* Strictest of actions should be taken against Masood Azhar, but who sent him back to Pakistan? Who bowed down to terror and released him? Not the Congress, but it was the BJP government: Rahul Gandhi
* The biggest issue right now is unemployment and the way Modi ji has destroyed the economy. Country is asking that Modi ji you promised us 2 crore jobs, what about that? He doesn’t speak a word on jobs or farmers as he has nothing to say: Rahul Gandhi tells media
* Targeting the BJP, former UP CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said, “If stray bulls injure anyone, then a case should be registered against Yogi Adityanath.”
* The Election Commission of India (ECI) has served notices to Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and his rival from the BJP, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, over alleged discrepancies in election expenditure. Both the leaders are contesting the Lok Sabha election from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal constituency. Tap to read.
* UP Congress chief Raj Babbar targets BJP, says, “There lies are caught every day, yet they keep lying day after day. These people want to mark their stamp on UPA’s work. We struck down top terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and others but never blew our own trumpet. This was our work.”

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