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Lok Sabha elections campaigning: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies

Campaigning for Lok Sabha elections has intensified. Top leaders of various political parties are addressing multiple rallies across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his election campaign in Maharashtra with a rally at Wardha today.

Prime Minister Modi will also address rallies at Rajamundry in Andhra Pradesh and Secunderabad in Telangana today.

BJP President Amit Shah will also address a rally at Gazapati in Odisha.

BJP President Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on the SP-BSP coalition at his second rally of the day in Baghpat, in uttar pradesh. He said, that SP-BSP governments did not pay the sugarcane farmers their dues worth Rs. 22,000 crores. Shah added that in the last 5 years their government paid the dues worth Rs. 58,000 crore to the sugarcane farmers.

Former Congress leader P. Sudhakara Reddy from Telangana on Sunday joined BJP in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah. He had resigned from Congress party earlier in the day. P. Sudhakara Reddy said that, he will take part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Hyderabad on Monday

Speaking on P Sudhakara Reddy joining BJP,  BJP national Gen Secretary Ram Madhav said that Sudhakara Reddy has been a senior leader of the Congress party and that BJP will be further strengthened in Telangana after P. Sudhakara Reddy joined BJP.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his parliamentary poll campaign in Telangana, during which he will address meetings at Zaheerabad in Zaheerabad constituency, Wanaparthy in Nagarkurnool Parliament constituency and at Huzurnagar in Nalgonda constituency.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad in Kerala apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The decision was announced by Congress leader AK Antony in a press conference.

The Congress on Sunday announced the name of two more candidates for Lok Sabha polls. Congress released a list of two candidates — Ghulam Ahmad Mir from Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir and K Muraleedharan from Vadakara in Kerala — for the Lok Sabha polls. Congress has released the list of 316 candidates so far.

Congress presient Rahul Gandhi addressed  in Vijaywada and Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh. Addresing the second rally at Kalyandurg in Anantpur district on Sunday, Rahul Gandhi reiterated his party’s commitment to ensuring Special status for Andhra Pradesh.

The announcement by Rahul Gandhi evoked sharp reactions from both the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Reacting over Congress president, Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Amethi and Wayanad, Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the fact that he chose a minority dominated seat shows his desperation.

Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that the Mahagathbandhan is in disarray even before it came into existence.

Reacting to the announcement while addressing a rally in Nagina in Western Uttar Pradesh, BJP President Amit Shah said that Rahul Gandhi indulges in politics of appeasement and is running scared.
The Left leaders have criticised Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest LS elections from Waynad, Kerala. Senior leader of the CPI(M), Prakash Karat called it a fight against the left instead of  Congress’ national commitment to fight BJP.

Samajwadi Party’s patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav will file his nomination from Mainpuri parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh today. Mulayam Singh Yadav will also address a public meeting today.

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