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Assembly elections Highlights: Congress releases manifesto for Telangana polls

Assembly elections highlights: With elections in the five states of MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram being dubbed the semi-finals before the Lok Sabha elections next year, political heavyweights are pulling all stops to ensure vict...

By HT Correspondent | Nov 28, 2018 00:12 IST

Political parties are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to outdo each other in the assembly elections in the five states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, fielding key leaders, poaching heavyweights, forging alliances, among others.

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5:03 pm IST

Congress releases manifesto for Telangana polls

Congress releases manifesto for Telangana polls in Hyderabad.

3:00 pm IST

Preparations underway for Mizoram polls

2:28 pm IST

Congress ashamed to say ‘Bharat mata ki jai’: Shah

Congress ashamed to say ‘Bharat mata ki jai’. They have no right to stay in India. For four generations, they did nothing for India: Amit Shah

2:26 pm IST

India avenged Uri attack: Shah

Before surgical strike, there were only two countries that could take an eye for an eye — United States and Israel. India has been added to the list: Amit Shah

2:24 pm IST

Amit Shah speaks on surgical strikes

The biggest achievement of Modi govt is security. Rajasthan is a border state. Anybody could infiltrate and carry out bomb blasts. Terrorists attacked Uri base. Within 10 days, PM Modi ordered army to carry out surgical strikes: Amit Shah

2:20 pm IST

Centre increased aid to Rajasthan: Shah

UPA gave only Rs 1,09,000 crore to Rajasthan. After Modi became PM and after 14th commission, the Centre gave Rs 2,65,000 crore to Rajasthan: Amit Shah

2:16 pm IST

Amit Shah in Sirohi

BJP president Amit Shah starts addressing public meeting in Sirohi, Rajasthan.

1:50 pm IST

Cong practices divisive politics: Yogi

All eyes are on Rajasthan election. On one side there is BJP which works for development, and on the other hand there is Congress which has come to you with its divisive politics: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Tijara, Alwar, reports news agency ANI.

1:20 pm IST

Cong more worried about infiltrators than its own people: Shah

Elect BJP in 2019 again, and we will drive out each and every infiltrator. Our party came to power in Centre and Assam, and we immediately started the NRC drive to identify infiltrators. Congress was more worried about infiltrators than its own people: Amit Shah

1:18 pm IST

Amit Shah reminds people of surgical strike: Shah

Earlier, any one used to come over from Pakistan and spread violence. When terrorists attacked Uri, they forgot it was Modi govt. Our forces went inside Pakistan and carried out surgical strike: Amit Shah

1:16 pm IST

Focus on development

40 lakh people given Ujjwala gas connection, 13 lakh people given houses: Amit Shah

1:12 pm IST

Special focus on Rajasthan: Shah

UPA gave only Rs 1,09,000 crore to Rajasthan. After Modi became PM, he gave Rs 2,65,000 crore to Rajasthan. Apart from these, Rs 36,000 crore was given through various schemes: Amit Shah

1:10 pm IST

Amit Shah takes a swipe at Cong

After 2014, Congress lost Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat: Amit Shah.

1:05 pm IST

Amit Shah in Jalore

BJP president Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Jalore, Rajasthan.

12:42 pm IST

Jaitley takes a swipe at Cong

Congress is making a virtue out of division in the party. They want to keep six communities under illusion: Arun Jaitley on Congress’ decision not to declare a CM face in Rajasthan.

12:40 pm IST

Any decision on consensus: Jaitley

But we do not want to impose any decision on states and want a decision through vote. We will work towards creating a consensus: Jaitley on bringing petrol/diesel under GST

12:40 pm IST

Centre in favour of bringing petrol and diesel under GST: Jaitley

GST council has to decide whether to bring petrol and diesel under the GST net. I feel any decision should be taken through consensus. This issue is on the agenda. Centre is in favour of it: Arun Jatiley

12:30 pm IST

Congress draft manifesto in Telangana in divisive: Jaitley

Congress’ draft manifesto for Telangana is a divisive one. BJP rejects is completely. Any kind of categorisation on the basis of religion is not provided in the Constitution: Arun Jaitley on reports that Congress’s draft manifesto for Telangana proposes minority reservation.

12:28 pm IST

Yog Bhavan in every district

BJP manifesto promises Yog Bhavan in every district.

12:26 pm IST

BJP promises Rs 5,000 as unemployment allowance

BJP manifesto promises Rs 5,000 as unemployment allowance in Rajasthan.

12:25 pm IST

Rajasthan goes to polls on December 7

Rajasthan goes to polls on December 7 and counting will be held on December 11.

12:20 pm IST

Want to connect every village with cities: Jaitley

The manifesto will decide Rajasthan’s roadmap. We want to connect every village with cities: Arun Jaitley

12:15 pm IST

50 lakh jobs to be created in private sector: Raje

50 lakh jobs will be created in the private sector in the next five years in Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje

12:08 pm IST

Jaitley, Raje release BJP’s Rajasthan manifesto

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje release BJP manifesto for Rajasthan elections, in Jaipur.

12:00 pm IST

BJP met 630 of 665 promises: Raje

BJP met 630 of 665 promises made in 2013 Rajasthan manifesto: chief minister Vasundhara Raje, reports PTI.

11:08 am IST

KCR to address series of meetings

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will address a series of meetings in Kalwakurthy, Mahboobnagar, Wanaparthy, Kollapur, Achampet, Nagarjunsagar, Munugodu and Alair today.

11:05 am IST

Amit Shah to address three public meetings

BJP president Amit Shah will address three public meetings in Jalore, Sirohi and Pali in Rajasthan today. He will also hold a road show in Udaipur in the evening.

11:00 am IST

Visuals from Bhopal ahead of polling