Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four election rallies today. (File)
With just days left for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal today. The four rallies will be held in Bihar's Paliganj, Jharkhand's Deoghar and Basirhat and Diamond Harbour in West Bengal. Yesterday, party chief Amit Shah's first roadshow in Kolkata ended with violence and police lathicharge as party supporters clashed with students holding "Amit Shah Go Back" posters.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Rajasthan's Thana Gazi. He will then, travel to Punjab, where he will speak in Faridkot and Ludhiana, accompanied by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Varanasi, PM Modi's constituency, today evening. She will also address a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Salempur.
Here are the live updates on today's election rallies and events:
May 15, 201907:41 (IST)
. @MamataOfficial "I do not have words to condemn the incident. I am myself ashamed… that, as people of Bengal, we cannot respect Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar because of these BJP goons. These leaders will be leaders of the nation ? Those who cannot respect icons ?" pic.twitter.com/CHYOTaHJD5
– Derek O'Brien | (@derekobrienmp) May 15, 2019
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BJP chief Amit Shah's first roadshow in Kolkata ended with violence, arson and a police lathicharge on Tuesday as the rallyists clashed with students holding "Amit Shah Go Back" posters. Mr Shah called it an attempt to "strangulate democracy". Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the violence was triggered by goons the BJP brought from outside Bengal.No more content