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Assembly elections Highlights: Election campaigning ends in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram

Assembly elections live: With elections in the five states of Madhya Pradesh, 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...

By | Nov 26, 2018 21:51 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.

Here are the highlights:

6:30pm IST

Election campaigning ends in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram

Election campaigning ends in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram where voting for assembly elections will be conducted on November 28.

5:38 pm IST

Employment biggest challenge: Rahul Gandhi

“Employment is the biggest challenge in the country. You gave four-and-a half years to CM Vasundhara Raje and PM Modi, but they didn’t fulfil their employment promises, if Congress comes to power, our CM will spend 18 hours out of 24 in order to provide employment to youth,” says Rahul Gandhi at Jodhpur rally.

5:35 pm IST

Demonetisation worst hit the small businessmen: Rahul

“Small businessmen suffered the most due to demonetisation, none of those who had black money were seen in queues outside banks in 2016,” said Rahul Gandhi in Jodhpur.

5:32 pm IST

After winning elections, BJP, PM Modi became arrogant: Rahul

“After winning elections, BJP and PM Modi became arrogant. They believed that there was no need for them to listen to people anymore. This is why BJP will lose the upcoming elections,” said Rahul Gandhi.

5:30 pm IST

Rajasthan CM promised employment to 15 lakh youths, did she, asks Rahul

“Your CM promised had promised employment to 15 lakh youth, did she fulfil those promises? College fee in Rajasthan has increased by 15 times, over 25000 schools have been closed,” says Rahul Gandhi at Jodhpur rally.

5:26pm IST

PM Modi’s speeches break trust of the public: Rahul Gandhi

“The public doesn’t trust PM Modi. Whenever he gives speeches at rallies, he breaks the trust of people,” Rahul Gandhi at Jodhpur.

5:23pm IST

PM says the country was sleeping till he came to power: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi addresses a public gathering in Jodhpur. “This country is not run by one person or any political party, India has reached its current status because of its people. From the Red Fort, our PM says the country was sleeping till he came to power. With statements like this, he hurts the India public,” he says.

5:15 pm IST

Model code of conduct comes into effect in MP, Mizoram

Model code of conduct comes into effect in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram where elections will be held on November 28, reports news agency ANI.

4:25 pm IST

Your vote has power to change country: PM Modi

“Your vote has power to change country, it is the key to your dreams,” PM Modi urges people of Rajasthan to come forward and vote on December 7.

4:20 pm IST

Non-existent people got ration, pension during Congress govt: PM Modi

“When madam ran the government with remote control, the girl that wasn’t even born was widowed on government papers, given pensions. The family that didn’t exist was given ration card; the kid that wasn’t even born was given a scholarship in schools,” said PM Modi in Rajasthan.

4:20 pm IST

We launched Ayushman Bharat Yojana to ensure best medical treatment: PM

“We have launched the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This is ensuring best medical treatment and affordable healthcare facilities to the poor and the middle class,” says PM Modi.

4:15 pm IST

We put a check on corruption, saved nearly Rs 90,000 crore: PM Modi

“When we came to power, we began investigations and put a check on corruption. Nearly Rs. 90,000 crore of money which earlier went into the pockets of the corrupt have been saved,” says PM Modi.

4:05 pm IST

PM Modi addresses rally in Rajasthan’s Kota

PM Modi is currently addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Kota.

4:00 pm IST

3 super highways Rs. 70,000 crore to be inaugurated in Rajasthan soon: PM

“3 super highways will be inaugurated in Rajasthan very soon worth Rs. 70,000 crore,” says PM Modi in Rajasthan.

3:50 PM IST

Congress wants to unite the nation: Rahul

Congress wants to unite the nation, whereas the BJP wants to divide it, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:31 PM IST

Now the slogan is ‘chowkidaar chor hai’: Rahul

Earlier the slogan was ‘achche din aayenge’. Now it is ‘chowkidaar chor hai’, Rahul Gandhi speaks in Jalore, Rajasthan.

3:02 PM IST

These days the PM doesn’t speak about any of his promises: Rahul

Earlier, Modi ji used to talk about two crore jobs, a fair MSP for farmers, he used to talk against corruption. But these days he does not utter a single word about any of these promises and issues, says Rahul.

3:00 PM IST

Modi ji says India was a sleeping giant before he became the PM: Rahul

Modi ji says India was a sleeping giant before he became Prime Minister. This is an insult to all the Indians who have built this nation, says Rahul Gandhi

2:37 PM IST

Congress has done divisive politics: Yogi

Congress has done divisive politics. As a result of that, terrorism was at its peak in the country. Today you can see that the terrorists which were fed Biryani by Congress are now being fed bullets by us: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Makrana, Rajasthan, reports news agency ANI.

2:08 pm IST

We will provide free medicines: Rahul

We will open good schools and colleges. Most hospitals are private. We will spend your money in govt hospitals. We will provide free medicines.

2:06 pm IST

Loan waiver in 10 days: Rahul

Loan waiver in 10 days. Our CM will spend 18 hours a day to provide jobs for youth. We will provide bank loan to youth and ask them to provide employment to others. Mines given to people without auction. Gaurav yatra with people’s money. We had given free medicines to people during our rule: Rahul Gandhi

1:58 pm IST

Rahul in Pokhran

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses public rally in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

1:54 pm IST

Time to drive out casteist Congress from politics: Modi

Their leaders are asking ‘what is Modi’s caste’? Congress is obsessed with caste. Time to drive out such casteist people from politics. There were so many good leaders in Congress, but they were sidelined. They could not think beyond the family. Dungarpur and Banswara performed well in Swachh ranking: Modi

1:46 pm IST

Farmers would have benefitted if Sardar Patel was PM: Modi

Farmers would have benefitted if Sardar Patel was PM. Some people talking about farmers all day do not even know the difference between various crops: Modi

1:42 pm IST

1,25,00,000 houses already constructed: Modi

1,25,00,000 houses made, keys given, they celebrated Diwali also. Seven lakh homes in Rajasthan, one lakh in Banswara.Your vote will bring BJP to power, and poor will be benefitted: Modi

1:40 pm IST

125 mobile manufacturing companies in India now: Modi

By 2022, every family will have a house. Not only walls, but water, electricity and gas connections as well. Does the Congress manifesto mention ‘Made in Dungarpur’ mobile phones? Naamdaar doesn’t know what is NCC or Kailash Mansarovar. When Congress was in power, there were only four mobile manufacturing companies in India. Now there are 125: Modi

1:34 pm IST

Cong was not bothered about development: Modi

Our aim is clear — education, employment, irrigation and health for all. In the last five years, the Vasundhara Raje govt tried to save every drop of water. Four generations of one family ruled for 65 years. What have they done: Modi

1:26 pm IST

Cong never bothered about tribals: Modi

Congress never bothered about tribals. After Atal Bihari Vajpayee became PM, he made a separate tribal ministry, minister and budget. Only after this, Congress started speaking about tribals. But the speed at which tribals should have seen development was not seen: Modi

1:24 pm IST

Cong does not respect tribal heroes: Modi

Crowd today is double than what I witnessed during campaigning in 2013-14. I will pay back the love with development. Congress wanted to eliminate the history of Govind Guru who led tribals in the freedom struggle. We constructed a statue and now a fair is organised every year: Modi

1:15 pm IST

PM starts speaking in Beneshwar dham

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts speaking in Beneshwar dham in Rajasthan’s Banswara.

1:10 pm IST

Why doesn’t Modi speak about himself: Kamal Nath

Why is Modi ji so concerned about Rahul Gandhi? Why doesn’t he speak about himself? Why doesn’t he speak about the youth, farmers, unemployment or suicides: Kamal Nath tells ANI.

12:06 pm IST

Crowd greets Rahul in Pushkar

12:00 pm IST

36,000-km new roads in last four years: Modi

36,000-km new roads in last four years. Three new expressways worth Rs 70,000 crore. We are improving rail connectivity. Goods trains will move at 75km/hr. Rs 14 crore loan given without guarantee under Mudra, 50 lakh people benefitted. People started small businesses, they are now employing other people too: Modi

11:52 am IST

90% households have gas connections now: Modi

Only 55% people had gas connections. In four years, it went up to 90%. Naamdaar was born with a golden spoon. Modi was not. When you cook in chulha, it is unhealthy for the family. I felt for the poor: Modi

11:50 am IST

PM reiterates developmental promises

Their four generations and chaiwala’s four years. They should be asked, not even 40% households in rural areas had toilets in 65 years. In four years, it went up to 95%. Only 50% people had bank accounts. In four years, every Indian has a bank account: Modi

11:44 am IST

Oppn have run out of issues: Modi

One opposition leader asking what is Modi’s caste? Another asks who is Modi’s father? They have run out of election issues. They never speak of roads, water or education. No one questioned their family so far. But I am not scared: Modi

11:42 am IST

Congress is spreading the poison of casteism: Modi

Opposition asking what is Modi’s caste? When an Indian PM meets the US President , does he ask about his caste? The Indian PM represents the country. Congress is spreading the poison of casteism: Modi

11:40 am IST

Day of pride for backward classes: Modi

Today is also Constitution Day. This is the day of pride for Dalits and backward classes and those who believe in equality: Modi

11:40 am IST

Those who kill innocents, are they revolutionaries: Modi

Another problem is Maoism. Those who kill innocents, are they revolutionaries? They hand over weapons to kids when they should be going to school. They threatened to cut off fingers of those who vote in Bastar. But people came out in large numbers: Modi

11:36 am IST

Do jawans carry camera when they go on mission: Modi

On the other hand, when army conducted surgical strikes, they demanded proof. Do jawans carry camera when they go on mission? Earlier terror attacks were frequent. Now it is impossible for them to step out of Kashmir: Modi

11:32 am IST

26/11 happened when both Centre and Maharashtra were ruled by Cong: Modi

26/11 attacks happened when both Centre and Maharashtra were ruled by Congress. It’s 10 years since the attack. At that time, election campaigning was going on in Rajasthan. Then they said terror attacks should not be politicised.

11:22 am IST

PM Modi starts speaking in Bhilwara

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara.

11:06 am IST

More visuals of Rahul offering puja

10:39 am IST

Rahul offers puja at Pushkar’s Brahma temple

10:34 am IST

Gehlot, Pilot accompany Rahul at dargah

10:32 am IST

Amit Shah in MP today

BJP president Amit Shah to address a public meeting at Kukshi in Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh, and later conduct a road show in Indore.

10:28 am IST

Visuals of Rahul Gandhi at Ajmer Sharif dargah

9:52 am IST

Rahul to address 3 meetings in Rajasthan

Rahul Gandhi will visit the Brahma temple at Pushkar, and later address three public meetings at Pokhran, Jalore and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

9:45 am IST

PM Modi to address 3 rallies in Rajasthan today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three public meetings in Bhilwara, Beneshwar dham and Kota in Rajasthan today.

9:35 am IST

Rahul Gandhi at Ajmer dargah

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Ajmer Sharif dargah in Rajasthan.