New Delhi: Former JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who will be contesting from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, on Tuesday hit out at Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh.
On Monday, Singh had accused the Bihar BJP leadership of “violating” his self-respect by denying him a ticket from Nawada Lok Sabha constituency, from where he registered a victory in 2014, and fielding him from Begusarai this time.
Taking to Twitter, Kanhaiya Kumar described Singh as “visa minister for Pakistan’s tour and travel department” who forcibly sends people to Pakistan.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: LIVE UPDATES
8:55 am: After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani was replaced by party chief Amit Shah from Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat, another stalwart Murli Manohar Joshi has also been dropped from Kanpur seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Joshi’s name is also missing from the list of star campaigners for Uttar Pradesh which is scheduled to go to seven-phase polls starting from April 11 and ending on May 19. Counting will take place on May 23.
8:50 am: BJP candidate A Manju filed his nomination papers in Hassan city in Karnataka on Monday. BJP workers were captured distributing money to those who had attended the procession accompanying Manju before he submitted the papers.
8:40 am: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released the list of star campaigners for Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti are among the 40 star campaigners. However, names of BJP stalwarts LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are missing from the list.
8:20 am: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has hit out at PM Narendra Modi over Pulwama attack. “Two days ago, I said that in Pulwama a suicide bomber attacked our forces, will PM Modi take responsibility? I said was he sleeping after eating beef biriyani. In social media, Modi followers are saying that Modi doesn’t eat non-veg. I don’t know if he eats veg or non-veg. I will say now was he slept after eating dhokla, idly or vegetable biriyani,” he added.
8:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly visit Bihar on July 2 as part of the BJP’s campaign in the state for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. The PM is expected to address rallies in Jamui and Gaya. BJP president Amit Shah will visit Bihar on March 29 to address public meetings in Aurangabad and Nawada.
7:50 am: Speculation is rife that famed Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar could possibly enter into politics as a Congress candidate in Mumbai. Sources have told news agency IANS that Congress could field the actress from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency.
7:40 am: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Rajasthan today to address two poll campaign rallies. He will also attend a meeting of his party workers. Gandhi will address rallies at Suratgarh in Sri Ganganagar district and Bundi. The Congress chief will later meet his party workers at Jaipur’s Ramlila Maidan.
7:30 am: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will today begin campaigning in Gorakhpur. As per Bharatiya Janata Party zonal vice-president Satyendra Sinha, the UP CM will speak at a public meeting at the ‘numaish ‘ ground in Gorakhpur. In Azamgarh, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will address a rally.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE UPDATES: Giriraj accuses Bihar BJP of ‘letting him down’; Kanhaiya mocks him – Times Now