PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally of BJP workers in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on September 25, 2018.(Twitter/ @BJP4India)
PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally of BJP workers in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on September 25, 2018.(Twitter/ @BJP4India)

Highlights | Votebank politics has destroyed nation like termites: PM Modi at Bhopal rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of BJP workers in poll-bound Bhopal on Tuesday.BJP president Amit Shah also spoke at the event — ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’ (grand assembly of party workers) — on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the co-founder of BJP’s fore-runner, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. The event, held at Jambooree Maidan in the BHEL locality, was billed as the “world’s largest congregation of political workers” with BJP workers from the state’s 230 assembly seats expected to attend the programme, a BJP spokesperson said.Here are the highlights:

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 05:02 PM IST
3:07pm IST

The lotus will bloom however much (Congress) maligns it: Modi

However much you (Congress) malign us, the lotus will bloom all over the country: PM Modi

3:05pm IST

There’s nothing left in the 125-yr-old party: PM Modi on Congress

Congress is failing at alliances within the country, so it is looking for alliances outside India. Will the world decide who will be the PM of India? Has the Congress party lost balance too, after losing power? There is nothing left in the 125-year-old party: Modi

3:00pm IST

Party led by a woman is not worried about Muslim women: Modi on triple talaq

Even in the Islamic nations across the world, triple talaq is not accepted. But here due to vote-bank politics, the party that is led by a woman is not worried about my Muslim sisters who are victims of triple talaq: PM Modi

2:55pm IST

Congress pleading with smaller parties for support: Modi

Congress is not willing to introspect even after massive defeat. It is seeking alliances for fear of losing power and is pleading with smaller parties for support, says PM Modi

2:47pm IST

Govt in Delhi believes that for India to develop, states have to be developed: Modi

Now there is a govt in Delhi which believes that for India to move forward, states have to be developed and strengthened: Modi

2:45pm IST

Congress never thought about MP’s welfare: PM Modi

Congress never ever thought about welfare of Madhya Pradesh. Only if they would have thought, when they were in power for such a long time at Centre, they would have added to the state’s progress. Sadly, they only believe in vote-bank politics: PM Modi

2:40pm IST

Vote bank politics has destroyed our society: Modi

Vote bank politics has destroyed our society like termites, it is the special duty of BJP to rid the nation of this vote bank politics: Modi

2:35pm IST

‘Country can never forget Mahatma Gandhi, Lohia and Deen Dayal Upadhyay’

The country can never forget three great men - Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Deen Dayal Upadhyay. They guided the country: Modi

2:32pm IST

We will continue to work towards the welfare of our nation: Modi

Our beloved Atal Ji, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Ji, Rajmata Scindia Ji and the lakhs of our hardworking karyakartas have left no stone unturned to serve this land. Taking inspiration from them, we will continue to work towards the welfare of our nation: PM

2:30pm IST

BJP’s ideology is identified with integral humanism

BJP’s ideology is identified with integral humanism (ektam manavvad), I have not heard of any other political party in the world working on this ideology of humanism, says PM Modi

2:25pm IST

‘Fortunate to have been given opportunity to work for India as BJP workers’

We are fortunate that we have been given the opportunity to work for the nation as the workers of this great party: Modi

2:20pm IST

Matter of pride to be in power in 19 states: PM Modi

It’s a matter of pride to be in power in 19 states, but its a greater achievement to be the world’s biggest party: PM Modi

2:17pm IST

PM Modi starts his address

PM Modi starts his address at Bhopal rally after party president Amit Shah’s address.

2:23pm IST

‘India’s security is BJP’s priority, not vote bank’

For BJP, its priority is the country’s security and not the vote bank; 40 lakh intruders were identified in Assam through NRC ; whatever Congress says, NRC will continue in Assam : Amit Shah

2:12pm IST

On what basis will Congress ask for votes in MP: Amit Shah

The Congress party made Madhya Pradesh a ‘bimaru state’, on what basis will it ask for votes: BJP president

2:10pm IST

‘There’s BJP govt in 70% of India’

There is a BJP government under the leadership of Modi ji in 70% of India: Amit Shah

2:06pm IST

We have to take BJP to every booth and village: Amit Shah

BJP workers need to work and take BJP to every booth and village of India, let’s resolve that BJP wins state and Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah

2:03pm IST

‘BJP has taken forward work started by Deen Dayal Upadhyay under Modi ji’

BJP has taken forward the work started by Deen Dayal Upadhyay under the leadership of Modi ji: Amit Shah

2pm IST

BJP national president Amit Shah addresses the rally

BJP national president starts his address at the Jambooree Maidan in Bhopal.

1:55pm IST

We are ready for 2018 assembly elections, says CM Chouhan

We are ready for the 2018 assembly elections, we want to achieve record win in these polls and win all parliamentary seats in Madhya Pradesh for BJP in 2019: MP CM Chouhan

1:50pm IST

Madhya Pradesh is moving forward: Chouhan

MP is moving forward with the help of initiatives taken by PM Modi, we are going to make three expressways in the state: Shivraj Chouhan

1:40pm IST

Shivraj Chouhan criticises Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Criticising Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi, CM lists out the various measures and achievements of his government. “He (Rahul Gandhi) called me ‘announcement machine’, but he is a ‘fun machine’, says CM Chouhan.

1:35pm IST

CM Chouhan enumerates various central govt schemes

Shivraj Chouhan enumerates various schemes launched by the Modi government including the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Skill India and Startup India.

1:30pm IST

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses the rally

MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses the rally, welcomes PM Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah

1:20pm IST

PM Modi arrives at the venue

PM Modi arrives at the venue, yet to address the gathering.

11:30am IST

A look at the rally ground ahead of PM Modi’s address

10:30am IST

PM says ‘looking forward’ to addressing Bhopal rally

“Looking forward to interacting with the hardworking karyakartas of BJP Madhya Pradesh at the Karyakarta Mahakumbh in Bhopal today,” PM Modi says in reply to a tweet from chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

8:00am IST

PM Modi to arrive in Bhopal around noon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive at the Bhopal airport around noon and will reach the venue in a helicopter along with other BJP leaders to avoid inconvenience to people, party leaders said.

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