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Assembly polls HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Stop day dreaming’, Amit Shah mocks Rahul Gandhi’s claims of winning MP, Rajasthan

BJP national president Amit Shah addressed a public meeting at Karwasra, Nagaur in Rajasthan. The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to go to polls on December 7 and counting of votes will take place on December 11. Here are the highlights.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 30, 2018 22:04 IST
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Political parties are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to outdo each other in the assembly elections in five states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Telangana — fielding key leaders, poaching heavyweights, forging alliances, among others.

BJP national president Amit Shah addressed a public meeting at Karwasra, Nagaur in Rajasthan. The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to go to polls on December 7 and counting of votes will take place on December 11.

Here are the highlights:

9:40 pm IST

Groundswell of support for BJP in Telangana: Rajnath

Campaigned for BJP candidates in Sirpur, Warangal, Nagarjunasagar and Shadnagar assembly constituencies in Telangana today. There is a groundswell of support for BJP in these elections. I thank the people of the state for their tremendous response and support, Rajnath Singh tweets.

7:00 pm IST

PM did not fulfil promises for Telangana: TRS MP K Kavitha

PM Narendra Modi himself has not fulfilled his promises for Telangana made in the bifurcation Act. He did not even stick to his promise of establishing a turmeric board to provide remunerative prices for turmeric farmers of Nizamabad: Telangana Rashta Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter and Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha.

6:35 pm IST

When election approaches, Rahul Gandhi starts loving Telangana: TRS MP

When election approaches, you (Rahul Gandhi) start loving Telangana. You attend a rally here and question the development in the state in the last four years. You are an MP from Amethi since the last 15 years, and today everyone knows about the condition of Amethi: TRS MP K Kavitha in Nizamabad, Telangana, reports ANI.

6:28 pm IST

Amit Shah’s road show in Sri Ganganagar

BJP chief Amit Shah conducts road show at Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan.

5:05 pm IST

Rajnath targets KCR over poll promises

Where are the double-bedroom houses? The roads are bad everywhere and there are no basic facilities for people: Rajnath targets KCR.

5:00 pm IST

Unholy nexus between TDP and Congress: Rajnath

People have not approved of this unholy nexus between the two parties (TDP and Congress). I am sure, they will reject this grand alliance: Rajnath Singh at Hanamkonda in Warangal district.

4:35 pm IST

Very soon, we shall wipe out Maoism from India: Rajnath

The Maoists are now restricted to just a few states. Very soon, we shall wipe out Maoism from India: Rajnath

4:30 pm IST

India’s prestige has gone up globally: Rajnath

In the last four and a half years, India’s prestige at the international level has gone up tremendously, thanks to Modi’s initiatives: Rajnath

4:24 pm IST

No development in Telangana: Rajnath

Atal ji made three states — Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh,Jharkhand from Bihar and Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh. Today they are in queue of developed states.But has development taken place in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh after state division: Rajnath Singh in Asifabad,Telangana

2:35 pm IST

Congress always did injustice to Ambedkar: Amit Shah

“Congress now remembers Dr BR Ambedkar. For years they have done injustice to Ambedkar. They did nothing after his demise as a tribute to him. In fact, even his portrait was put up in the Parliament when Atal Bihari Vajpayee came to power,” said Amit Shah.

2:30 pm IST

Amit Shah lists states where Congress lost, BJP came to power

“On one side there is BJP, a team of patriots under the leadership of Modi, and on the other side is a party (Congress) under Rahul baba’s leadership, which has no minister, no policy, and no principles”, said Amit Shah in Sujangarh.

He then mocked the claims of Rahul Gandhi’s belief that Congress will in Rajasthan and list all the states where Congress lost, and BJP came to power. “There’s BJP govt in almost 70% of the country’s states, and it’s working for the people,” said Shah.

2:24 pm IST

Amit Shah addresses public meeting at Lohia Stadium, Sujangarh

BJP chief Amit Shah is currently addressing a public meeting at Lohia Stadium, Sujangarh.

2:00 pm IST

Stop day dreaming, Rahul: Amit Shah

“Stop day dreaming,Rahul baba. Take a look at the election history of the country ever since Narendra Modi became the prime minister, you will realize what is going to be the result of the Rajasthan polls”, said Amit Shah.

1:55 pm IST

Loans to Nirav Modi, Mallay were lent during Congress’ tenure: Amit Shah

“He(Rahul Gandhi) asks why did Nirav Modi and Mallya run away? These loans were lent during your tenure. They didn’t run away during Congress government as they had a partnership.But when Modi govt came, they were afraid of being put behind bars,” said Amit Shah, reports news agency ANI.

1:50 pm IST

Modi govt gave Rs 2.63 lakh crore to Rajasthan: Amit Shah

“When Congress was at the Centre, Rajasthan was given a sum of Rs 1.9 lakh crore, and when Narendra Modi became the prime minister, he gave Rajasthan a sum of Rs 2.63 lakh crore

1:45 pm IST

Congress leaders ashamed of saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Amit Shah

“Congress is ashamed of saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, they instead chant ‘Sonia Mata ki Jai’.

1:40 pm IST

Rajasthan is the land of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Sundar Singh Bhandari

“This is the land of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and Sundar Singh Bhandari. BJP has a foot here, and we are going to win again with a big majority,” said PM Modi.

1:30 pm IST

Congress neither has minister, nor policy, nor principles: Amit Shah

“You have to choose between Congress and BJP. On one side is BJP, a team of patriots under the leadership of PM Modi and Vasundhara Raje, and on the other hand is the Congress party, which neither has a minister, nor policy, nor principles,” said Amit Shah.

1:25 pm IST

Congress has become private firm of Gandhi-Nehru family: Shah

Congress become a private firm of the Gandhi-Nehru family, said Amit Shah.

1:15 pm IST

BJP built 80 lakh toilets: Amit Shah

BJP built over 80 lakh toilets in Rajasthan, a move that helped women to lead a life of dignity,” said Amit Shah.

1:10 pm IST

Nagaur is going to lay foundation of BJP govt in Rajasthan: Amit Shah

Nagaur is going to lay the foundation of BJP government in Rajasthan, said BJP chief Amit Shah.

1:05 pm IST

Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Rajasthan’s Karwasra

BJP national president Amit Shah is addressing a public meeting at Karwasra, Nagaur in Rajasthan.