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Gujarat elections highlights: PM Modi says Congress linking Ram Mandir to elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed election rallies in Dhandhuka, Dahod and Netrang ahead of the two-phase polls in Gujarat. Here are the highlights
Dec 06, 2017 17:11 IST
By HT Correspondent

Modi says BJP govt works for tribals

They (Congress) call us a government of the rich. It is the blessings of the poor that make us rich. Our asset is the hard work of the poor. Our government worked for tribal welfare, ensured better education and healthcare: Modi

Congress thinks only one family won India freedom

Congress feels only one family won India freedom. They forget the contribution of the tribal communities to India's freedom struggle, says PM Modi at his rally in Gujarat.

Live video | Modi's rally in Netrang

 

PM addresses rally in Netrang

This part of Gujarat is special for me. When I took over as CM, people told me school dropout rates in this part are high. On hearing that, I decided that come what may, we will get more children to school and we will ensure there are no dropouts: PM

PM attacks Congress for 'linking' Ram temple to polls

Speaking about Congress leader Kapil Sibal representing the Sunni Waqf Board in Supreme Court, PM Modi says the board has said what Sibal said in the top court was wrong and they also want a time-bound solution to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit. "Everyone wants a time-bound solution except Congress and their leaders." 

He (Sibal) was arguing on the Ram Temple issue, which he is entitled to do. But, he said in Court to hear the case after 2019. Why is he mixing Ram Temple and elections? questions Modi.

Kapil Sibal row: PM Modi congratulates Sunni Waqf Board

The Sunni Waqf Board must be congratulated for their brave stand on the matter and disassociating themselves from the statement of Shri Kapil Sibal, the Prime Minister says.  

PM Modi is speaking at a public meeting in Dahod

"Now Congress links Ram Mandir with elections. They are least bothered about the nation," says PM Modi.

"Yesterday (on Tuesday), in the SC, a Congress MP Kapil Sibal was arguing (which is his right) for the Babri Masjid. He is entitled to do that but is it right for him to say postpone hearing till 2019? Why does he have to link a Ram Mandir with elections. Is such thinking proper," says PM Modi.

"I am clear that on triple talaq I will not be silent. Everything is not about elections. This issue is for the rights of women...elections come later humanity comes first," says PM Modi.

"When the triple talaq matter was in SC, the Government had to put their affidavit, newspapers commented that Modi will remain silent because of UP polls. People told me not to speak on the matter else there will be losses in elections," says PM Modi.

"The BJP's efforts ensured that youngsters in Gujarat got access to technology and there are more educational institutions to study. Our aim is to make our youth self-reliant," says PM Modi.

"There are some words that the youth of Gujarat do not even know. One such word is curfew. Law and order situation has improved tremendously under the BJP governments over the last two decades," says PM Modi.

"The BJP in Gujarat has ended the 'Tanker Raj.' Tanker business was firmly in the hands of Congress leaders and their families," says PM Modi.

"When Pandit Nehru's influence on the Congress was complete, the Congress ensured that Dr Ambedkar found it tough to join the Constituent Assembly... The Congress did not think of conferring the Bharat Ratna on Dr Ambedkar," says PM Modi.

"Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was passionate about ensuring proper irrigation facilities to every part of India... The thought of India having a Central Bank, the RBI, was the vision of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar," says PM Modi.

"Today, we remember the great Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. I paid tributes to him in Parliament this morning, before coming to Gujarat," says PM Modi.

PM Modi begins address in Dhandhuka

PM Modi in Gujarat on Wednesday for election rallies

 

"When the Triple Talaq matter was in SC, the Government had to put their affidavit, newspapers commented that Modi will remain silent because of UP polls. People told me not to speak on the matter else there will be losses in elections," says PM Modi.

"When the triple talaq matter was in SC, the Government had to put their affidavit, newspapers commented that Modi will remain silent because of UP polls. People told me not to speak on the matter else there will be losses in elections," says PM Modi.

"I am clear that on triple talaq I will not be silent. Everything is not about elections. This issue is for the rights of women...elections come later humanity comes first," says PM Modi.

"Yesterday in the SC, a Congress MP Kapil Sibal was arguing (which is his right) for the Babri Masjid. He is entitled to do that but is it right for him to say postpone hearing till 2019? Why does he have to link a Ram Mandir with elections. Is such thinking proper," says PM Modi.