Live: AAP pits academician against 2-G accused A Raja

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 05, 2014 04:29 hrs

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AAP pits academician against 2-G accused A Raja

 Aam Aadmi Party has fielded academician M T Rani from Nilgiris seat of Tamil Nadu from where former Union minister A Raja is in the fray.

The party announced a list of 14 candidates today from five states -- Andhra Pradesh (7), Gujarat (4), Tamil Nadu (2) and one each in West Bengal and Uttarkhand.

The party had said that it will field candidates against leaders involved in corruption, which also included Raja's name.

Raja, known to be a Dalit face of DMK, is seeking re-election from Nilgiris.

Although, the party has announced candidates for more seats in Gujarat, it is yet to declare any candidate from Vadodara, second seat from where Narendra Modi is expected to contest the Lok Sabha polls. 

8.00 am:

EC cautions media houses, political parties on advertisements

Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer has directed the media houses and political parties not to display any advertisement of political nature during the 48 hours period till the elections conclude here.

"No person shall display anything related with election matter through cinematography, television or other similar apparatus (which may include electronic media, Internet, radio, social media or live etc.) during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll," the guidelines said.

Election matter means any matter intended or calculated to influence or affect the result of an election.

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Samajwadi Party leaders to be booked for hate speech

Poll officials indicated they may file an FIR against some Samajwadi Party leaders after they allegedly delivered "hate" speech against BJP leader Narendra Modi in Muslim dominated Loni area.

According to poll officials, they are scanning the video footage of leaders and after probing the video, action will be taken against them.

"A probe has been ordered into this matter. We got to know that some SP leaders were delivering some "hate" speech against Modi in a meeting organised in Loni area of Ghaziabad," said a senior poll officer.

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