General Elections watch: What happened on April, 5?

Congress moves Election Commission demanding arrest of Amit Shah for his provocative hate speech

Amit Shah at the line of fire

Amit Shah in the line of fire

Congress has appealed to the Election Commission to take stern and immediate action against BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah for his ‘provocative hate speech’ and creating communal divide at riot-hit Muzzafarnagar in western UP.

BJP, Modi and Amit Shah are trying to replicate the politics of hatred and communal divide like what was done in 2002 in Gujarat,” AICC spokesman Randeep Surjewala said.

Surjewala was relentless in his staunch criticism of the party and even urged the EC to take equally stern measures against their PM nominee and de-commission them from the upcoming General Elections.

LK Advani rubbishes claims he wanted to contest from Bhopal

Interest in Bhopal?

Interest in Bhopal?

BJP patriarch L.K. Advani has rubbished reports that he was willing to contest the forthcoming General Elections from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and reiterated that his desire to contest from Gandhinagar was never in any doubt.

The veteran BJP leader has been elected to the Lok Sabha for the last five terms and is eager to make it six times in a row as he reached the city to file in his nomination papers. It is believed that PM candidate Narendra Modi will accompany him with his daughter Pratibha by side.

Advani admitted that there was a strong request from Madhya Pradesh to contest fro Bhopal but opted for Gandhinagar instead as his relationship with this relationship stretches way back to the time of the partition after Independence. However, contrary to Advani’s statement, it was widely reported earlier that Advani wanted to contest from Bhopal this General Elections but had to be convinced against doing this by Modi and the RSS.

BJP President files nomination from Lucknow

BJP President files from Lucknow

BJP President files from Lucknow

Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh filed in his nomination papers today in front of the district magistrate and district elections officer Raj Shekhar.

Singh, who is a sitting MP from Ghaziabad, performed a puja at his house before performing a havan at the BJP headquarters before going to file in his four sets of papers. Earlier, former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to contest from the capital of UP but following his withdrawal due to bad health, Rajnath Singh has taken over the mantle.

The BJP president addressed party workers urging everyone of them to think like they are him. “We are going to form the government. You have to seek vote and support of every household visiting people of every caste and religion,” he added.

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