lok sabha election updates

The fate of several key leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani will be decided in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls which will witness voting in 51 constituencies spread across seven states.

The first four phases of the polls were held on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. After the fifth phase today, the sixth and seventh phases will take place on May 12 and May 19 respectively. The counting of votes is scheduled on May 23.

The entire country was commemorating Jallianwala Bagh Centenary yesterday but Congress politicised this sensitive occasion too. The Vice President was in Jallianwala Bagh for govt event, he paid tribute to the martyrs but Congress' CM was not there.

Feroze Khan said that Jaya Prada will enthral people of Rampur with her 'ghungroos' and 'thumkas'.

In general elections, Ashok Gajapathi Raju will contest from Vizianagaram, Kesineni Srinivas from Vijayawada, Galla Jayadev from Guntur and N Sivaprasad from Chittoor.