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Chhattisgarh elections rally Highlights: Rahul Gandhi releases Congress’ manifesto in Rajnandgaon

Ahead of Chhattisgarh elections to be held in two phases on Monday and November 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to address election meetings on Friday in Maoist infested Bastar region.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 10, 2018 00:13 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to address election meetings on Friday in Maoist infested Bastar region of poll-bound Chhattisgarh. The Congress president has already arrived in the state.

Assembly polls will be held in Chhattisgarh in two phases on Monday and November 20. In the first phase, 18 constituencies of eight Maoist-hit districts Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon will go to polls and the remaining 72 constituencies on November 20. The counting will be on December 11.

PM Modi will address a rally in Bastar district’s headquarters, Jagdalpur, while Gandhi will tour the state for two days during which he will address five rallies and hold a road show in chief minister Raman Singh’s constituency, Rajnandgaon.

7:43 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi releases Congress’ manifesto in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with AICC In-charge of Chhattisgarh PL Punia, state PCC Chief Bhupesh Baghel and CLP leader TS Singh Deo released party’s manifesto in Rajnandgaon.

Rahul Gandhi releases Congress’ manifesto in Rajnandgaon (ANI)

5:50 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi to launch Congress’ vision document for Chhattisgarh

Rahul Gandhi to launch Congress’ vision document for Chhattisgarh at 7 pm on Friday.

5:24 pm IST

Congress will fill governments posts which are lying vacant in Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi

“In Chhattisgarh, 6000 posts for government teachers and 13000 posts for lecturers are lying vacant. We will fill these vacant governments posts,” said Rahul Gandhi

4:54 pm IST

If elected to power, Congress will open top notch hospitals & colleges: Rahul Gandhi

“Congress party’s government will open top quality hospitals and colleges in Chhattisgarh,” said party president Rahul Gandhi

4: 50 pm IST

Congress will give farm bonus that BJP hasn’t given in the last 2 years: Rahul Gandhi

“We will ensure that Chhattisgarh farmers get MSP of 2500 for paddy and 15 quintal limit will be abolished. Congress will also give farm bonus that BJP hasn’t given in the last 2 years,” said Rahul Gandhi.

4:36 pm IST

Congress wants to listen to people’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’: Rahul Gandhi

Wherever Modi ji goes, he does ‘Man Ki Baat’. We don’t want to do ‘Mann Ki baat’, we want to listen to your ‘Mann Ki baat’ and work for it,” said Rahul Gandhi.

4:34 pm IST

PM Modi snatched Rafale contract from HAL and gave it to Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

“PM Modi snatched Rafale contract from HAL and gave it to Anil Ambani. Ambani has never made any aircraft but he got the contract because PM Modi wanted that,” said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public gathering in Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh..

4:26 pm IST

I promised farm loan waiver in Punjab and Karnataka, and I did that: Rahul Gandhi

“When PM Modi announced about GST, he said there will be one tax for the entire country, next day we got to know there were 5 different kinds of taxes. But, I won’t lie to you or make false promises. I promised farm loan waiver in Punjab and Karnataka, and I did that,” said Rahul Gandhi

4:24 pm IST

If Congress comes to power, we will waive off farm loans: Rahul Gandhi

I won’t make tall promises, but if Congress comes elected to power, it will waive off farm loans, said party president Rahul Gandhi.

4:16 pm IST

Rich people turned their black money into white through demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi

Two years have passed since demonetisation.Yesterday was the anniversary of demonetisation, why didn’t PM Modi speak about demonetisation? You stood in lines when demonetisation happened. Did you see any rich person stand in the queue? Did you see Vijay Mallya or Lalit Modi? Rich people turned their black money into white through demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi

4:12 pm IST

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra hits back at Rahul Gandhi’s ‘demonetisation’ attack

“Today Rahul ji in Chhattisgarh asked ‘did anyone saw any rich black money holder get out of a big car and stand in the line during #Demonetisation’? Would like to tell him yes we saw you get out of your 4 crore car and stand in line,” said Sambit Patra,BJP.

3:30 pm IST

Nothing has caused more damage than GST, demonetisation: Rahul

Nothing in the history of the country has caused more damage than GST and demonetisation, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:28 pm IST

PM tells countrymen ‘jhaadoo lagao,’ while he himself travels abroad: Rahul

Narendra Modi is probably the only PM who tells his countrymen ‘jhaadoo lagao,’(reference to PM’s Swachh Bharat campaign) while he himself goes to London.

3:10 pm IST

Rahul terms GST Gabbar Singh tax

Rahul Gandhi terms GST Gabbar Singh tax, and promises ‘real’ one tax system if Congress comes to power.

3:07 pm IST

BJP government has destroyed policies meant to protect Aadivasi lands: Rahul

“The intention of Tribal Rights Act’s was to protect Aadivasi lands and Land Acquisition Act was to protect farmers’ lands. However, the BJP government has destroyed these policies,” said Rahul Gandhi.

3:05 pm IST

PM Modi, Raman Singh don’t deliver on their promises: Rahul

“CM Raman Singh and PM Modi promised jobs, but today nearly 60,000 teacher posts, 13,000 lecturer posts are vacant and 3000 Aadivasi schools were shut down. We will ensure that the govt vacancies are filled up: Congress,” Rahul Gandhi said.

3:05 pm IST

Raman Singh’s son name appeared in panama papers, but no action was taken: Rahul

Pakistan PM ‘s name appeared in panama papers and he was sent to jail, however, when Raman Singh’s son name appeared in panama papers, no action was taken against him, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:00 pm IST

Chhattisgarh is not poor, people of Chattisgarh are poor: Rahul

“Chhattisgarh is not poor, people of Chhattisgarh are poor,” says Rahul Gandhi.

2:50 pm IST

PM Modi promised 15 lakh, no one got even 15 paise: Rahul

“PM Modi had promised 15 lakh to the people, however, no one got even 15 paise”, says Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh’s Khairagarh.

2:30 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Khairagarh

Congress president Rahul Gandhi begins addressing a public meeting in Chhattisgarh’s Khairagarh.

2:05 pm IST

Let’s make a new Bastar, new Chhattisgrah: PM

“Let’s make a new Bastar, new Chhattisgrah”, said PM Modi as he concluded his address in Jagdalpur.

2:03 pm IST

Congress calls Maoists ‘Krantikari’: PM

“A cameraman from DD news and jawans of our security forces were killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh. But shamefully the Congress called them ‘Krantikari’,” says PM Modi.

“The nation won’t forgive Congress, violence is not a solution, vote for BJP and answer back Congress,” he added.

2:02 pm IST

PM condoles death of Doordarshan journalist in Dantewada

PM Modi condoles death of Doordarshan journalist Achutyanand Sahu in Dantewada Maoist attack.

2:00 pm IST

Bastar’s economic development will be equivalent to Chhattisgarh’s development: PM

“Soon, Bastar’s economic development will be equivalent to Chhattisgarh’s development,” says PM Modi.

1:55 pm IST

PM recounts Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s contribution

“Congress always considers the poor, dalits, tribals and the marginalised as their vote-bank. It was Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji who thought about their welfare and created a tribal affairs ministry,” says PM Modi in Chhattisgarh.

1:52 pm IST

PM slams Cong for ‘backing urban Maoists who live in AC surroundings’

1:50 pm IST

‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is BJP mantra: PM

“For us, the mantra is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. We do not discriminate anyone on the grounds of gender and caste,” says PM

1:45 pm IST

Chhattisgarh will soon be a prosperous state: PM

The day will soon come when Chhattisgarh will be called a prosperous state, says PM Modi in Chhattisgarh.

1:37 pm IST

State turns 18, needs new budget: PM

“Chhattisgarh has turned 18 and needs a new budget progress and development, “ says PM Modi.

1:32 pm IST

We dared to develop Maoist areas: PM Modi

“We dared to develop Maoist areas,” says PM Modi while addressing rally in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur.

1:29 pm IST

PM assures development, progress under BJP

While addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalput, PM Modi assures a wave of development and progress under BJP rule.

1:20 PM IST

PM Modi begins addresses crowd in Jagdalpur

Ahead of first phase of elections scheduled on Monday, PM Modi addresses crowd in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur.

1:08 pm IST

CM Raman Singh addresses rally in Jagdalpur

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh begins speaking at PM Modi’s rally in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur.

1:00 pm IST

PM Modi to address rally in Jagdalpur

PM Modi has reached Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh and will be addressing a public rally shortly.

12:50 pm IST

Rahul criticizes demonetisation move

12:45 pm IST

Rahul attacks PM Modi on Rafale deal

Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi on Rafale deal.

12:40 pm IST

Rahul addresses rally in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker .

12:30 pm IST

PM Modi’s first election rally for state Assembly polls

“This will be the PM’s first election rally for the state Assembly polls. It will add power to the party’s campaign,” a state BJP spokesperson said Thursday.

11:01am IST

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Raipur

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday arrived in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur as part of a two day tour. He will attend multiple events in the state today.