Assembly elections 2023 Updates: PM Modi holds roadshow in Bikaner

Nov 20, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Assembly elections 2023: With voting over in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, political parties have turned their focus on Rajasthan and Telangana.

With Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Mizoram having already cast their votes, the spotlight now turns to the states of Rajasthan and Telangana. Both BJP and the Congress party have intensified their campaign in Rajasthan which is set to vote on November 25. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday visited the party's war room in Jaipur to oversee its preparations for the Rajasthan assembly elections. Gandhi was in the war room for nearly half an hour, during which he also enquired about its operations. The results of the polls to the 200-member Rajasthan assembly will be declared on December 3, along with the other four states. While Congress and BJP are in direct contest in Rajasthan, the saffron party is trying to make Telangana a three-way contest where chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's BRS and the Congress party are seen as strong contenders.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a road show ahead of Rajasthan Assembly elections 2023 in Bikaner.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a road show ahead of Rajasthan Assembly elections 2023 in Bikaner.(PTI)

Join us on this riveting journey as we provide real-time updates, insightful analyses, and a ringside view of the unfolding drama that will shape the political landscape in these crucial regions.

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  • Nov 20, 2023 08:59 PM IST

    Rajasthan polls: PM Modi holds roadshow in Bikaner

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a roadshow in Bikaner ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly elections.

  • Nov 20, 2023 05:53 PM IST

    Telangana: Asaduddin Owaisi's 'intellectual guts' dare to Amit Shah

    AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has criticised the BJP for promising to implement the Uniform Civil Code in its Telangana manifesto. He said that the UCC is not required in the country and stressed upon the need for more freedom of speech and expression whereby people will not be targeted for their attire and religion. More here.

  • Nov 20, 2023 04:10 PM IST

    Rajasthan elections: PM Modi promises fuel price review if BJP wins

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised that, if elected, a BJP government in Rajasthan would review the prices of petrol and diesel, aiming to provide relief to the poor and middle-class citizens.

    He said that the petrol is being sold at a lower price in the BJP-ruled neighbouring states as compared to Rajasthan. More here.

  • Nov 20, 2023 03:26 PM IST

    Rajasthan elections: Why there is talk of religion & caste during elections, asks Priyanka Gandhi

    While addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan's Kekri, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says, "You will have to think about why there is talk of religion and caste at the time of elections... The real leader who has worked for you will ask for a vote based on their work...They (BJP) have government in Madhya Pradesh for eighteen years. But they do not talk about any work... There too, they talk about religion and caste…" according to ANI.

  • Nov 20, 2023 03:24 PM IST

    Telangana elections: PM Modi to six rallies in coming days

    Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy tells ANI that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address six rallies in the state in the coming days.

    "In the coming days, PM Modi will address six rallies in Telangana. The PM will also hold a roadshow in Hyderabad. The party's senior leaders including Amit Shah ji, Rajnath ji and JP Nadda will take part in the campaign. People of Telangana want change," Reddy says.

  • Nov 20, 2023 01:25 PM IST

    Congress govt in Rajasthan selling petrol at higher prices: Modi

    "In the neighbouring states of Rajasthan, there is a BJP government... There, petrol is 97 per litre... But the Congress government in Rajasthan sells petrol at higher prices...I give a guarantee that after the BJP government is formed, the prices of petrol and diesel will be reviewed... This will give relief to the poor and middle-class people," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a rally in Rajasthan's Pali.

  • Nov 20, 2023 12:56 PM IST

    Congress failed to fulfil guarantees in Karnataka: Telangana BJP chief

    Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy accused the Congress party of failing to fulfil promises made during their rise to power in Karnataka.

    “Congress party came to power in Karnataka on the basis of five guarantees. But they are not fulfilling these guarantees. Every section of the society in Karnataka is against Congress. On the orders of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Congress indulging in corruption is gathering crores of rupees by the way 'election tax' in Karnataka to fund its election campaigns in Telangana, Chhattisgarh & Rajasthan,” Reddy said.

  • Nov 20, 2023 12:36 PM IST

    Rajasthan CM Gehlot attacks Centre over its excise policy

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot attacked the BJP-led central government over its excise duty policy, accusing it of "cheating the people of the country". Gehlot said that the basic excise duty, which is distributed to the states, has almost been eliminated.

  • Nov 20, 2023 11:28 AM IST

    Cong seeks info of officials who violated norms to benefit BJP in MP polls

    The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has written a letter to all its 230 candidates from the recently held state assembly polls, requesting details about officials who allegedly violated rules to benefit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The letter, sent to candidates by MPCC vice-president Rajiv Singh, asked for information about such officials by November 30. The Congress had accused officials of favouring the BJP during the campaign, while the BJP dismissed the move as an attempt to find excuses for an expected defeat.

  • Nov 20, 2023 10:36 AM IST

    No anti-incumbency, BRS seeking third term due to people's expectations: Telangana FM

    Telangana finance and health minister T Harish Rao said that people's expectations have increased due to his government's performance over the last decade, reported PTI. "After ten years of rule, no government can be a 100 per cent satisfaction government. Expectations will be more," Rao said, adding it is not anti-incumbency.

  • Nov 20, 2023 09:55 AM IST

    BJP puts up posters mocking Congress' 'six guarantees' outside Gandhi Bhawan in Hyderabad

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Hyderabad put up posters outside the Gandhi Bhawan mocking the Congress party's six guarantees outlined in its 'Abhyas Hastam' manifesto. The BJP referred to the Congress promises as the "Scamgress Guarantee card." The posters criticized the Congress's stance on land rights, alleging it would encourage land encroachments and involve 70 per cent commissions.

  • Nov 20, 2023 09:38 AM IST

    Re-polling ordered at a booth in MP's Ater assembly seat

    The Election Commission of India has ordered re-polling on November 21 at a booth in the Ater assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district due to a breach of secrecy. Videos of voting at the booth on November 17 were taken, leading to the suspension of four polling team members. The re-polling will take place at booth number 3 under polling centre number 71 at Kishupura.

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