Lok Sabha polls: Congress declares 21 candidates for Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra

Clay Curtis
March 14, 2019

The 1952 elections were won by the Congress.

In 29 rapid-fire tweets, Modi tagged cricketers Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal, asking them to inspire others to exercise their franchise in the world's largest democracy. They will interact with the representatives of political parties and district election officers during their two-day visit to the state.

"We have requested the EC to take action against Rahul Gandhi for levelling unverified allegations against PM Narendra Modi yesterday in Ahmedabad, when the Model Code of Conduct is already in effect", said Prasad.

1849 candidates had contested for 489 seats in the Lok Sabha. This is the second list of Congress nominees for Uttar Pradesh.

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Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, the sibling descendants of India's founding leader Jawaharlal Nehru, likened their quest to defeat Modi to the country's pre-independence struggle against British rule.

Congress has sought to deflate the BJP's advantage over the clash with Pakistan, questioning the potency of the strikes. He also slammed the Congress for its "dyansty politics", alleging the party has a culture of "use and throw".

India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty launched a blistering attack on Tuesday on Narendra Modi, as the opposition Congress party began election campaigning with a massive rally in the prime minister's home state. The BJP, responding to the charges, said the Congress president should have used his proximity with China to influence its decision on Azhar. Adding that he needed to learn that foreign policy was not run on Twitter, Prasad said Gandhi must look at his party's history vis-à-vis China.

But despite remaining popular, he faces a challenge to repeat the feat when India's 900 million voters cast ballots between April 11 and May 19.

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