Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Punjab’s Jalandhar on Friday to muster support for ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) coalition, which is battling anti-incumbency after 10 years of rule.
The state will go to the polls on February 4, and the results will be declared on March 11. Election campaigning will conclude on February 2
The BJP’s has promised a speedy implementation of the Goods and Services Tax in the state, besides building physical infrastructure, eliminate poverty, ensure education and health care for people.
The party has also promised free education till the PhD level for girls from economically weaker sections as well as jobs for every family.
Modi will also address a rally at Kotkapura in Malwa on January 29. Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Narendra Tomar and Avinash Rai Khanna are also expected to campaign for the combine.
4:20 PM: “I have been harassed and attacked for the last 3 months. But I have not bend down, I will continue fight for the poor and the voiceless,” says PM Modi.
4:16 PM: “Flip back to newspapers from 2013-14, headlines said how much money was gone, lost to scams. Now newspapers are telling you how much is coming back,” says PM Modi.
4:15 PM: “Some people are not able to digest the fact that their 70 years worth of wealth, gathered from loot, is now withering away,” says PM Modi
4:10 PM: We fulfilled the promise of One Rank One Pension, they let the issue hang for 40 years.
4:05 PM: We will take back our rightful share of the Indus water and give it to Punjab, says PM Modi
4:02 PM: “Have seen the politics of destruction for 70 years, if you want to be political, engage in the politics of development,” PM Modi targets opposition parties.
4:01 PM: “Ever since I was chief minister of Gujarat, Badal sahab has held my hand and been my guide. Every time he met me after I have become PM he kept bringing up issues facing the farmers.”
4:00 PM: “Badal sahab has neither changed his party nor his heart in all his years of public service,” says PM Modi
3:55 PM: “In Uttar Pradesh constantly took digs at the Samajwadi Party. When the voters did not respond to their message they took advantage of fissures in the SP and joined hands with them.” PM Modi’s says in a dig against the Congress.
3:50 PM: “Despite efforts by the Congress, people of Punjab want to see ‘Badal sahab’ stay as chief minister,” says PM Modi.
3:45 PM: “Some people are out to malign the image of the Punjab. Political points are being scored by spoiling the image of Punjab around the world. For the sake of Punjab, punish such people, so that they dare not do this again,” says PM Modi
3:40 PM: “Punjab is more than just a state. There is not a single person in this country who has not fed himself/herself on the crops of Punjab,” says PM Modi.
3:35 PM: “Punjab is the land of saints, land of the brave and the land of sacrifice,” says PM Modi
3:30 PM: Prime Minister Modi begins his address at the rally.
3:10 PM: Want to thank the PM for giving so much love to Punjab, and a lot more’ says Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.unjab CM
3:00 PM: PM Narendra Modi arrives at rally in Jalandhar. Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh also present