Priyanka may contest from Varanasi; Defence Minister visits Wayanad

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Congress leaders in Parliament have been demanding the Centre to restore the SPG cover withdrawn from the Gandhis. Photo: PTI File

Here are the latest developments related to the elections from various states across the country:


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on being asked if she will contest from Varanasi: “If the Congress president asks me to contest, I will be happy to contest.”

BJP President Amit Shah held a roadshow in Ahmedabad.



Aam Aadmi Party declared candidates for three seats in Haryana — Naveen Jaihind from Faridabad, Prithviraj from Ambala, and Krishan Kumar Agarwal from Karnal.

Madhya Pradesh

Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda on Pragya Thakur’s remark on late Hemant Karkare: “Yes it does hurt when such things are said about a martyr, be it from the Army or the police. Full respect should be given. These utterances are not good.”


Supporters of Congress leader Mahabal Mishra protested outside All India Congress Committee headquarters, demanding a ticket for him from West Delhi constituency.

Supporters of senior Delhi Congress leader Raj Kumar Chauhan protested outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence alleging that Chauhan is being denied a Lok Sabha ticket.


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met late VV Vasantha Kumar’s family members in Makkamkunnu, Wayanad. Kumar lost his life in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a roadshow in Sultan Bathery, Wayanad.


PM in Chittorgarh: “Do you want to see an India that gives reply to Pakistan or one that bows down to them? An India that gives a strong reply to terrorists or an India that stays mum after terrorist attacks? A Congress that weakens the country or a BJP that strengthens it?”