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The former Indian captain, a resident of Bengaluru, will not be able to vote in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 18.

"The love between Nitish Kumar and PM Modi is very strong. It is stronger than that love of Laila-Majnu. When the love story of Nitish Kumar and PM Modi will be written, do not ask me who is Laila and who is Majnu between the two. You decide," Owaisi said while addressing an election rally here.

The BJP is making elaborate arrangements for the meeting in Hyderabad as it will supplement the party's campaign for four Lok Sabha constituencies. It will be mobilising crowd from Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Malkajgiri and Chevella Lok Sabha constituencies.

"Our hearts are together. We have thought that whatever happened in the last five years, we have to keep in mind the past 25 years as well. Twenty-five years back we were politically untouchable and no one wanted to be with us but now we have hosted the saffron flag in New Delhi", he added.

Arjun Charan Sethi resigned from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after his son Abhimanyu Sethi wasn't given a ticket from the party; has joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his son.

Priyanka is scheduled to kick-off a three-day election campaign to Ayodhya on March 29. It was earlier scheduled on March 27, however on Tuesday, sources informed that the visit has been delayed by two days.

The major announcement came soon after the party declared its list of 40 candidates for Lok Sabha elections 2019. The party made no mention Mulayam Singh Yadav in the list.

The 37-year-old may contest from the prestigious New Delhi constituency currently held by the party's Meenakshi Lekhi, say sources.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday asked political parties not to create controversy on the issue of holding Lok Sabha polls during Ramzan and said there will be greater participation of Muslim community in the democratic exercise during that period.