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Exit polls predict Modi 2.0 but Congress promises a 'surprise'

The 2019 general elections concluded on Sunday after long-drawn seven phases and soon pollsters and TV news channels released exit polls.

The general consensus of all exit polls was that BJP-led NDAwill comfortably form the next government and Congress will be defeated.

Despite the prediction, Congress asked people to wait for May 23 and promised

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Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh to break the record for margin of victory in the constituency. Union ministers like External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal campaigned in Varanasi.

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West Bengal: EC cuts short campaign period after #AmitShahRoadshow violence

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission (EC) has cut short the campaigning time for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal by a day. The EC's decision comes after the violence at BJP chief Amit Shah's Kolkata roadshow on Tuesday. The campaigning will end at 10 pm on Thursday.

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#LokSabhaElections: These candidates will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a re-election from Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh and the seat will naturally be closely watched. While Congress and SP-BSP-RLD alliance are yet to announce candidates, some interesting contenders have jumped into the arena. From farmers to a suspended BSF jawan and retired judge, Varanasi is all set for a rivetin

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Meet NDA's candidate from Wayanad who will take on Rahul

NDA has picked Thushar Vellappally to battle CongressPresident Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, Kerala, and the former is sure he would win from the constituency. Vellappally heads BDJS (Bharat Dharma Jana Sena), a BJP ally in the state. The 50-year-old, who was earlier contesting from Thrissur, was shifted to Wayanad to take on Rahul. Let's understand why

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Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

For the first time after being given a top Congress post, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that if her party comes to power, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister. Priyanka made the remark while speaking to Congress workers in Amethi, Rahul's constituency. "We will win this (2019) Lok Sabha election and Rahul will become PM," Priyanka

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BJP fields 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South

After high-octane discussions, Bharatiya Janata Partyon Monday fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. Surya was chosen over Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, the wife of late BJP leader Ananth Kumar who contested from Bangalore South numerous times. Sitting Malleshwaram MLA Ashawat Narain was selected for Bangalore

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20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhiannounced that if his party comes to power in 2019, 20% of the poorest families will get Rs. 72,000 per year. Announcing the decision to media, Rahul said the scheme will uplift nearly 25 crore people out of poverty. Calling it a "powerful" idea, he added the amount would be directly transferred into their

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If Congress wins, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali, says Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday that if Congress wins upcoming general elections, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali. Rupani, however, noted it was "unlikely" that Congress would win. "The people of the country will ensure Narendrabhai (Narendra Modi) wins on May 23, after which there will be grief in Pakistan," said Rupani in Mehsan

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