Showing posts with label Lok Sabha elections 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lok Sabha elections 2019. Show all posts

Tushar Vellapally will contest in Wayanad

In the wake of Rahul Gandhi's controversial remark in Wayanad, the BDJ chairperson Thushar Vellapalli is the NDA candidate in Wayanad. The NDA decided to change the current candidate. If Rahul was to contest, the national leader of the BJP would be contesting in Wayanad earlier.

The NDA leadership also said it will amend the matter based on Rahul's decision. Tushar Vellapally has already announced that the decision will be made in the evening for the Wayanad candidate.

Missing Voters App: Your name missing from voters’ list? This app can help

In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a mobile application is coming in handy for those whose names are missing or have been “deleted” from the electoral rolls as well as for those who want a voter-identity card.Since the launch of Missing Voters app earlier this year, thousands of eligible voters have been added to the rolls, most of them aided by hundreds of volunteers who downloaded the app to lend their help to the project.Hyderabad-based Khalid Saifullah, whose RayLabs Technologies developed the app, said he started working on it during the Karnataka Assembly elections last year.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will replace NITI Aayog with ‘lean' Planning Commission, says Rahul Gandhi in pre-poll promise

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he will “scrap” the NITI Aayog and bring back the Planning Commission in a leaner avatar if his party comes back to power in the Lok Sabha elections. 

Gandhi said NITI Aayog, set up as a policy think tank by the NDA government, had served “no purpose other than marketing presentations for the PM and fudging data”.

Gandhi and his party have been staunch critics of Niti Aayog, set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 to replace the Planning Commission that is associated with first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Congress had then alleged that scrapping the Planning Commission had struck at the very foundation of the federal structure and the new body would be an “extension of the all-powerful Prime Minister’s Office”. Four years later, the criticism from the opposition camp has only ramped up.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Kamal Haasan to not contest polls

Kamal Haasan, the president of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), will not contest the Lok Sabha election 2019, saying all the candidates of his party are his faces.

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan made the comments on Sunday night while introducing the MNM’s candidates and releasing the party’s election manifesto in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city. He released the second and final list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election and bypolls to the 18 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. 

“All the MNM candidates are my faces. I am proud of being the chariot puller than being the chariot,” Kamal Haasan said at the public meeting.