As the Lok Sabha Election 2024 gathers momentum, the Congress party has raised questions regarding Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut’s electoral debut as the BJP candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency. Amidst the fervor of political campaigns, the Congress has called upon Kangana Ranaut to elucidate her contributions to the Mandi parliamentary seat. The party’s inquiry comes as Kangana Ranaut steps into the realm of politics, seeking to represent the interests of the Mandi constituency.

Updates on Lok Sabha Election 2024

As the nation gears up for the Lok Sabha Election 2024, here are the latest updates:

94 Candidates Eligible for 2nd Phase of LS Polls in UP

Following scrutiny in Uttar Pradesh, electoral officials have announced that 94 candidates remain eligible for contention in the second phase of polling for eight Lok Sabha seats. Out of the 175 candidates who submitted nomination papers, 81 were rejected during scrutiny. With the withdrawal deadline approaching, the current number of candidates vying for seats stands at 94.

Nomination Rejection for SP Candidate Meera Yadav

In a recent development, the nomination of Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Meera Yadav for the Khajuraho parliamentary seat has been rejected. The rejection resulted from a missing signature on her nomination form and an outdated certified copy of the voter list. With Meera Yadav’s name absent from the validated candidates’ list, 14 candidates, including representatives from various parties and independents, are deemed eligible to contest the election.

BJP Response to Congress Leaders ‘Leaving’ Party

Addressing concerns over leaders departing from the Congress party, BJP Maharashtra election in charge Dinesh Sharma attributed the exodus to the Congress’s focus on the interests of its “first family.” Sharma emphasized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to the nation’s welfare and framed the upcoming elections as a “battle between nationalists and opportunists.”

Assam CM Supports Kangana Ranaut’s Remark on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma extended support to BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Kangana Ranaut’s assertion that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was India’s first Prime Minister. Sarma referenced historical facts to justify Ranaut’s statement, highlighting the establishment of the Azad Hind government by Bose before the official appointment of a Prime Minister following the transfer of power.

Congress Challenges Kangana Ranaut

In response to Kangana Ranaut’s foray into politics, Himachal Pradesh Congress general secretary Rajneesh Kimta challenged the Bollywood actor to specify her contributions to the Mandi parliamentary seat. Kimta emphasized the importance of tangible contributions beyond familial ties, asserting that political success requires substantive engagement with constituents.

Farooq Abdullah Welcomes Congress Manifesto

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah expressed optimism regarding the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, highlighting its potential for effective implementation. Abdullah underscored the significance of parliamentary oversight for national probe agencies and criticized the BJP for engaging in divisive tactics.

Election Commission Identifies Constituencies with Low Voter Turnout

The Election Commission revealed its identification of 266 parliamentary constituencies with low voter turnout, outlining plans for targeted interventions to enhance participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar stressed the need for tailored strategies and emphasized the inadequacy of a one-size-fits-all approach.

Bihar Minister’s Son Joins Congress

In a significant political development, Sunny Hazari, the son of Bihar minister Maheshwar Hazari, joined the Congress party. The move sparked speculations regarding Sunny Hazari’s potential candidacy in the Lok Sabha polls, as his father relinquished his position as the deputy speaker of the assembly.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Addresses Public Rally

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari addressed a public rally in Chamorshi town of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, rallying support for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Gadkari’s impassioned speech aimed to galvanize voters and bolster the party’s electoral prospects in the region.

Opposition Bloc Strategizes in Madhya Pradesh

The opposition INDIA bloc partners convened in Bhopal to strategize and counter the dominant BJP in Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Amidst assertions of BJP’s electoral prowess in the state, opposition leaders deliberated on collaborative strategies to present a formidable alternative.

Independent MP Joins BJP

Actor-turned-politician and independent MP Sumalatha Ambareesh joined the BJP, signaling a significant boost to the NDA’s electoral campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Ambareesh cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and vision for the country as pivotal factors driving her decision to align with the BJP.

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