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Apr 12, 2019
8:59PM

Withdrawal of candidature for fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls ends

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Today is last date for withdrawal of candidature for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls. 71 constituencies spread over nine states, will go to polls in this phase on 29th of April.

Voting for 17 Parliamentary seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, eight in West Bengal, six each in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and three in Jharkhand will be held in this phase. 

Meanwhile, filing of nominations is underway for the fifth phase. The last date for filing nominations for this phase is 18th April. Voting will be held on the 6th of May.

After the completion of first phase of General elections, campaigning for the remaining six phases has gained momentum. Senior leaders of various political parties today addressed rallies and held road shows across the country in their bid to woo the voters. 

Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Narendra Modi addressed rallies at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, Gangavathi in Karnataka and at Kozhikode in Kerala today.

Addressing the rally at Ahmednagar, Mr Modi said the present government has been able to instill fear in minds of perpetrators of terror.

He assured that NDA will give corruption-free strong government to the nation. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also addressed the rally. 


BJP National president Amit Shah addressed a public rally at Keonjhar in Odisha and later in Rajnandgaon in Chattisgarh today.

Addressing the election rally at Dongargaon town in Rajnandgaon district, BJP President said that the Maoist problem in Chhattisgarh is rising again after the formation of Congress government in the state.

He also demanded a CBI inquiry into the killing of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Maoist attack on April 9 in Dantewada district. Campaigning at Keonjhar today Mr Shah said that BJP must come to power again for speedy progress. 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also addressed three rallies in Tamil Nadu today. Addressing a rally in Krishnagiri Mr Gandhi said his party's Minimum Income Support Scheme  would give purchasing power to the people and that in turn would propel factories in Tamil Nadu and the overall economy. 

In Uttar Pradesh ,Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav also held a public meeting at Pilibhit today.  Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia held a road show at Hathras, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar addressed a rally at Sangli in the state. 

Union Minister and BJP leader JP Nadda addressed a meeting of party workers at Prayagraj. Other BJP leaders including party's state president Mahendra Nath Pandey ,Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also addressed rallies in different parts of the state in support of the party candidates.

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