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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights- ‘Oppn playing hide and seek after four phases of polling’: PM Modi in UP

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: PM Narendra Modi addressed rallies in Muzaffarpur and Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich and Barabanki. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi held public meetings in Madhya Pradesh. Follow updates here

By HT Correspondent | May 01, 2019 00:43 IST

As part of their campaign for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing rallies in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and BJP national chief Amit Shah in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be addressing rallies Madhya Pradesh.

The fifth phase of elections will be held on May 6 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.

4:53 pm IST

‘Oppn playing hide and seek after four phases of polling’: PM Modi

“Those people who until a few days back were playing ‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ with each other, are now playing hide and seek after the 4th phase of voting concluded,” said PM Narendra Modi in Barabanki.

4:50 pm IST

‘Some people tried to take Pak’s help to get me out of the way’: PM

“Some people tried to take Pakistan’s help to try to get Modi out of the way,” said PM Modi whioe addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki.

4:35 pm IST

PM Modi addresses rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki

PM Modi addresses rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki

4:32 pm IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in MP

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is currently addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna.

3:32 pm IST

‘Our govt inspired by great leaders, works only for the people,’: PM Modi

“We worked towards bringing the physically challenged people into the mainstream. We took efforts to make them comfortable. Our government takes inspiration from our national leaders and works tirelessly for the people of our country,” said PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh.

3:25 pm IST

‘Farmers’ budget will be released before national budget’: Rahul Gandhi

“Before the national budget, a farmers’ budget will be released after we come to power. I assure you that this budget will be released before the national budget. We will let the famers know all that we are planning to do for them so that they can plan accordingly,” said Rahul Gandhi in Damoh.

3:15 pm IST

‘Do not be dicouraged due to lack of facilities’: PM Modi

“We have learnt from Ambedkar that one should not be discouraged due to lack of facilitites. We are going to make the most of the resources we have and we are going to help farmers directly. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana will help farmers,” said PM Modi in UP’s Bahraich.

3:05 pm IST

‘Rs 72k will be deposited to poor’s account till their monthly income reaches Rs 12k’: Rahul Gandhi in MP

“If we give Rs 72,000 to the poor yearly, how will it help them? Till the poor person’s monthly salary becomes Rs 12,000, this yearly money will continue to be deposited in their accounts,” said Rahul Gandhi.


2:45 pm IST

‘Those who chant ‘Modi hatao’ are sweating the most in this heat’: PM in UP

“Those who chant ‘Modi hatao’ are sweating the most in this heat. This election is not only to decide who wins, it is to decide whether India will be a superpower soon or not,” said PM Modi at his Bahraich rally.


2:30 pm IST

SC refuses to take up Cong lawmaker’s complaint against Modi, Shah

Supreme Court refused to take up Congress lawmaker’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

2:20 pm IST

YSRCP writes to EC over pre-planned violence during counting

YSRCP writes to CEC raising apprehensions about pre-planned violence during counting of votes.:ANI


2:15 pm IST

‘Their dream of coming to power was shattered when we avenged our soldiers’: Amit Shah

“Only two countries used to avenge their soldiers, the USA and Israil. Our country’s name was added to the list. There were only two places where people were unhappy. The first to mourn were the people in Pakistan, and the second were Rahul Gandhi and co. Their dream of becoming the ruling government had shattered,” said Amit Shah.

2:05 pm IST

‘I tell you as party chief, a lot of work has been done for the poor’: Amit Shah in Dausa

“Modi ji has done a lot of work for the poor. I tell you as the party chief, a lot of work has been done for the poeple. Vote for Jaskaur Meena so that the work can be continued,” said Amit Shah in Rajasthan.

2:00 pm IST

‘Modi and Gabbar Singh tax have handcuffed you, we want to make you free’: Rahul Gandhi

“We want to free you. Narendra Modi and Gabbar Singh tax have handcuffed you, we want to make you free,” said Rahul Gandhi.

1:55 pm IST

Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Dausa, Rajasthan

BJP national president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Dausa. :BJP


1:45 pm IST

‘Schemes like MGNREGA and Nyay will benfit areas like Bundelkhand’: Rahul Gandhi

“Schemes like MGNREGA and Nyay will be the most beneficial for the farmers of areas like Bundelkhand. These are the people who do not have the luxury to dream,” said Rahul Gandhi in Tikamgarh.

1:35 pm IST

‘Nyay Yojana will jumpstart our economy’: Rahul Gandhi

“As soon as the money of the Nyay Yojana reaches you, you will start buying things. As you as you start buying, our traders will start selling and our factories will start producing. This is will help our economy grow. Nyay Yojana will jumpstart our economy. It will work for the economy engine like petrol,” said Rahul Gandhi.

1:20 pm IST

‘Unemplyment increased as PM Modi imposed demonetisation’: Rahul Gandhi

‘Unemplyment rose as soon as Narendra Modi imposed demonetisation. As soon as your money was taken from you, you stopped buying and the producers stopped producing. The economy of the country was destroyed,” says Rahul Gandhi.

1:10 pm IST

What can I do if people say ‘chor hai’ when I say ‘chowkidar’, says Rahul Gandhi

“The BJP did not want me to use the word ‘chowkidar’. What can I do if people promptly say ‘chor hai’ whenever I say the word ‘chowkidar’?” said Rahul Gandhi in Tikamgarh.

12:52 pm IST

‘Ban PM Modi for 72 years’: Akhilesh Yadav

Attacking Narendra Modi for claiming that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday said the prime minister should be “banned for 72 years” for his “shameful” speech.

12:40 pm IST

Congress MP Sushmita Dev seeks EC action against PM Modi, Amit Shah

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up on Tuesday Congress MP Sushmita Dev’s petition seeking directions to the election commission (EC) to act against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah for several alleged violations (the petition mentions 40) of the model code of conduct (MCC).

12:25 pm IST

Govt’s notice to Rahul Gandhi over complaint on his citizenship

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been issued a notice by the home ministry to explain his position over complaints on his citizenship. The complaint has been filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who has alleged that Rahul Gandhi is a British citizen. The home ministry asked the Congress chief to explain his “factual position” in the matter within a fortnight of receipt of the communication.

12:10 pm IST

‘Small scale farmers, shopkeepers to get pension after they turn 60’: PM Modi

“All our small scale farmers and shopkeepers will get a pension after they turn 60. We are working for the benefit of traders and have decided to even form a separate commission for them. This will be possible only if an honest and a strong government comes to power at the center,” said PM Modi in Muzaffarpur.

12:00 am IST

‘Modi stands by his promises. I promise every poor a household of his own’: PM Modi

Referring to himself in third person, PM Narendra Modi said, “Modi stands by his promises. I promise every rural poor a pacca household of his own.”

11:53 am IST

‘We made OBC Commission constitutional’: PM Modi in Muzaffarpur

“We have made the OBC Commission constitutional despite protest from the opposition,” said PM Modi in Muzaffarpur.


11:50 pm IST

‘We will enter the homes of those who threaten us and kill them’: PM Modi

‘Our policy is clear. But has the opposition ever told you how they plan to tackle terrorism? If we are threatened, we will enter the homes of those who threaten us and kill them,” said PM Modi during his rally.

11:45 am IST

‘Congress will not win enough seats to even form oppn’: PM Modi

“Congress will not get enough seats to even form the opposition government. Those who will not win enough seats to form the opposition are daydreaming about forming the government,” said PM Modi in Muzaffarpur.

11:35 am IST

Rahul Gandhi to address three rallies in Madhya Pradesh

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is goign to address three rallies in Madhya Pradesh today. The first one is scheduled to be held at 11:30 am in Tikamgarh; second at 1:15 pm in Damoh and the third one is scheduled to be held at 3:15 pm in Panna.


11:15 am IST

‘Will leave politics if Rahul Bhai loses Rafale debate against PM’: Sidhu

“Narendra Damodardas Modi, you debate with Rahul Bhai on Rafale jet deal in any part of the country. You can call him at your home. I will leave politics if Rahul Bhai loses the debate,” Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday.:ANI

11:00 am IST

Sidhu repeats Rahul Gandhi’s challenge to PM for debate over Rafale

On Monday, while addressing a rally in Raebareli, Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu repeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s challenge to Prime Minister Modi for a debate on Rafale jet deal and asserted that he would leave politics if the Gandhi scion loses it. :ANI

10:40 am IST

Yogi targets Congress top leadership in Rae Bareli

“When the terrorists were being killed in the Batla House encounter, one of the members of the royal Gandhi family was shedding tears,” Yogi Adityanath had targeted the Congress top leadership in Rae Bareli on Monday by raising the issue of Batla House encounter.

10:20 am IST

Muzzaffarpur rally PM’s sixth in Bihar this election season

The Muzzaffarpur rally will be the sixth rally in Bihar to be addressed by the prime minister since this Lok Sabha poll campaign began. In his five election meetings held so far, two were in favour of JD(U) candidates, one for LJP and two for BJP.

10:00 am IST

‘PM to skip makeshift Ram temple during Ayodhya visit on May 1’: BJP officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will skip the makeshift Ram temple and Hanuman Garhi temple on his maiden visit to Ayodhya as PM for an election rally on May 1, people familiar with the matter in the BJP said.

9:55 am IST

‘We will introduce NRC across country’: Amit Shah

During a public meeting he held in Uttar Pradesh on April 29, talking about of the National Register for Citizens (NRC) that the BJP government had introduced in Assam to identify outsiders, Amit Shah said, “We identified outsiders, but our political opponents united in their support. These politicians aren’t worried about the security of our people but are concerned about the human rights of intruders. When the Modi government is re-elected, we would introduce NRC across the country,” Shah said in his meetings.

9:40 am IST

44 check posts set up, tight security vigil maintained in Muzaffarpur

Senior SP Manoj Kumar said 44 check posts have been set up and tight security vigil was being maintained in Muzaffarpur ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally.

9:25 am IST

CM Nitish Kumar to attend PM’s Muzaffarpur rally

The PM will address a rally to garner support for support for NDA nominees from Muzaffarpur and Vaishali Lok Sabha constituencies, Ajay Nishad of the BJP and Veena Devi of the LJP, respectively. Chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi will also attend the rally.

9:15 am IST

‘Preparations in full swing to make rally a success’: Minister Suresh Sharma

State’s urban development minister Suresh Sharma said all necessary preparations were in full swing to make the rally a success.

9:00 am IST

Amit Shah to address public meets in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

BJP national president Amit Shah is to address rallies Rajasthan’s Dausa, Alwar and Bharatpur. In Madhya Pradesh, he is to address a public meeting in Morena.

8:45 am IST

PM Modi to address rallies in Bihar, UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur at 11 am. In Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich and Barabanki, he is scheduled to address rallies at 2:40 pm and 4:25 pm respectively.