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Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vote

Gandhinagar, April 30 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday cast his vote from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar constituency. Advani appreciated the efforts taken by the Election Commission to ensure that maximum voters come out to exercise their franchise. Apr 30, 2014
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Uma Bharti attacks Priyanka, speaks of Modi wave

Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday backlashed at Priyanka Gandhi who alleged that Uma Bharti used her name for publicity. Bharti stated that she has decided not to take Priyanka’s name instead she would refer her as Robert Vadra’s wife. On being asked about her challenges on contesting from Jhansi, she said that the party has always given her difficult tasks, which she mostly succeeds in doing. Further, commenting on Modi Wave, Bharti stated that like rivers, many ‘BJP factors’ are getting together to make Modi wave. Apr 30, 2014
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K Chiranjeevi reprimanded by young voter in Hyderabad for jumping the queue

Hyderabad, April 30 (ANI): Actor-turned politician K Chiranjeevi, made an embarrassing retreat after he was reprimanded by a voter for jumping the queue along with his family to cast vote on Wednesday in the ongoing general elections. Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi, along with his family, walked passed a long queue of voters in Hyderabad. An agitated voter, Kartiken, who had come all the way from London and was waiting for more than an hour to cast vote, instantly objected and asked him sarcastically whether he needed a special treatment. It even became more embarrassing for the actor when other voters started clapping and cheering Kartiken. Apr 30, 2014
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Indian traders demand government action over EU ban on import of Alphonso mangoes

Pune, April 30 (ANI): The sudden ban by the European Union on the import of the luscious Alphonso and other varieties of mangoes which are in great demand worldwide, has hit hard on farmers of Maharashtra, who seek government action to rectify the situation. The 28-member European Union imposed the ban on Alphonso mangoes, known as the king of fruits after finding unwanted quarantine pests such as non-European fruit flies in some of the consignments. President of Pune market yard, Shivlal Bhosle said that this ban will result in a huge loss to farmers and traders. Along with the king of fruits, the vegetables banned are bitter gourd and eggplant. Mango trader, Raosaheb Kunjir said that the Government must take appropriate steps in the matter. Apr 30, 2014
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Politicos condemn Modis usage of Kargil martyr Vikram Batras dil maange more phrase

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted to BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh. Congress leader, Kapil Sibal said that if NDA government had been alert and safeguarded our borders, martyrs like Capt Vikram Batra would not have had to sacrifice their lives. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Modi did not even visited the family of the soldier to pay his condolences. Apr 30, 2014
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Criticism on his remark on Kargil war hero Vikram Batra deeply hurts Modi

Chhattisgarh/ Himachal Pradesh/ New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh, said he was deeply hurt with the criticism and distortion of his remark by political opponents. Earlier on Tuesday, Modi was addressing an election rally in Palampur, the hometown of the Kargil war hero when he referred to Batra's catch-phrase of "Yeh Dil Maange More" (the heart wants more) to seek votes for all four seats from Himachal Pradesh in the ongoing parliamentary polls. However, his remark evoked criticism from political opponents and from late Captain Batra’s parents. The late soldier’s father, G L Batra, condemned the remark made by Modi. Vikram Batra’s mother, Kamal Kanta, is fighting the parliamentary election from Hamirpur constituency in Himachal Pradesh under the banner of the Aam Aadmi Party. Apr 30, 2014
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WITH PARTY SYMBOL IN HAND ON POLL DAY MODI MIFFS CONGRESS

The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting is underway. Apr 30, 2014
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'Modi Wave' prevalent in country, NDA will form govt: Keshubhai Patel

Rajkot, April 30 (ANI): BJP senior leader and former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday said that Modi wave is prevalent in the country. Patel also said that BJP may or may not receive full majority but NDA government will be formed. He particularly expressed faith that Rajkot seat will be won by BJP. Apr 30, 2014
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LS Polls 2014: Rajnath Singh and Navjot Kaur cast votes

Lucknow/ Amritsar, April 30 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday cast his vote from his Lucknow constituency. Thereafter, Singh expressed hopes that BJP-led NDA will form the new government. Also BJP leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu cast her vote in Amritsar. On being asked about Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kaur said that he was busy with some work else he would never have missed voting. Apr 30, 2014
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Voting underway in seventh phase of LS polls

Ahmedabad/ Lucknow/ Amritsar/ Birbhum/ Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): Eighty nine Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states and two union territories went to polls on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. Voting is also underway for 119 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m. However, in some sensitive areas of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, the voting process will end at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Of the 89constituencies where polling is underway, 26 are in Gujarat, 17 in Telangana, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Punjab, 9 in West Bengal, 7 in Bihar and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. Apr 30, 2014
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Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak. Duration: 01:43 Apr 30, 2014
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Amit Shah, Farooq Abdullah and Cheteshwar Pujara cast their vote

Srinagar/ Gandhinagar/ Rajkot, Apr 30 (ANI): BJP Leader Amit Shah, NC leader Farooq Abdullah and cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara came out to vote in the seventh phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. They also urged people to come out and vote. Apr 30, 2014
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Congress leaders cast their vote

Lucknow/ Kanpur/ Kheda, Apr 30 (ANI): Congress leaders Dinsha Patel, Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Shriprakash Jaiswal came out to vote in the seventh phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. They also urged people to come out and vote. Apr 30, 2014
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2014 LS Polls: Narendra Modi casts his vote

Ahmedabad, April 30 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi on Wednesday cast his vote in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The BJP's prime ministerial nominee thanked the authorities for conducting a peaceful voting process. Modi also claimed that this time voters are not going to support Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. Apr 30, 2014