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Gujarat polls 2017 highlights: Cong asks spokespersons not to comment on PM or his public addresses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi campaigned for the second phase of Gujarat elections on Friday.Here are the highlights.
Dec 08, 2017 21:53 IST
By HT Correspondent
Dec 08, 2017 09:53 PM IST

Talk about Gujarat's future: Rahul to Modi

Rahul Gandhi says the PM is talking about everything from Afghanistan to Pakistan, China, Jammu and Kashmir. But what is amusing is that elections are in Gujarat. "60%-70% of his speeches today were about himself. It is Gujarat Election. Talk about its future," Gandhi says. 

Dec 08, 2017 08:43 PM IST

Congress instructs all its spokespersons not to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi or his public addresses, reports ANI.

Dec 08, 2017 06:52 PM IST

Where is the decency in the language the Congress leaders have used for me? What did I do to deserve this? Is it my crime that the people of India have reposed their faith in me? PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:51 PM IST

Modi: Cong keeps abusing, but I focus on work

Divijaya Singh said Modi sarkar is like Rakshas raaj and Modi is ravana. Pramod Tiwari, who headed the Congress in UP, said Modi is in the list of Hitler, Mussolini and Gaddafi. Day and night the Congress has abused me. I keep quiet only because my priority is work.

One more Congress leader called me a monkey. Jairam Ramesh compared me to Bhasmasur. Beni Prasad Verma called me a mad dog. He also said we won't let this mad dog win. Ghulam Nabi Azad said I am Gangu Teli. Are these the kind of things we should say in public life: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:45 PM IST

What did Anand Sharma say -- PM Modi is mentally unstable. One Congress leader re-tweeted such an offensive tweet about me that I cannot even say it. What did Digvijaya Singh tweet about me? Evidently, one Gujarati, a person born into a poor family has troubled them a lot: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:38 PM IST

Modi: Gandhi family has insulted me earlier too

They have not called me 'neech' for the first time yesterday. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and her family members have used it too. Why am I 'neech' -- because I was born poor, because I am of a lower caste, because I am a Gujarati? Is that why they hate me: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:33 PM IST

Recently there was an attack in Amarnath. We ensured that all those who perpetrated this attack were punished by our armed forces: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:25 PM IST

PM on malls vs small shops

Why should it be that only malls can remain open for long durations. We ensured that small shops can also be open for long -- this gives economic opportunities to several people: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:17 PM IST

The Sabarmati River was not discovered during our time. Do we remember its pitiable condition during Congress rule. We built a riverfront and you can see the difference in Ahmedabad: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:07 PM IST

Anti-development Congress won't win Gujarat: PM

Politics of development does not appeal to the Congress Party. Any party that is anti-development and prefers to divide society will never be accepted in Gujarat and that is why Congress won't win. Gujarat has not forgotten the mis-governance of the Congress: PM

Dec 08, 2017 06:02 PM IST

Modi on the middle class

The population of our middle class is rising and so is the strength of our middle class. This section of society aspires to progress at a quick pace: PM

Dec 08, 2017 05:59 PM IST

PM Modi addresses rally in Ahmedabad

After travelling across Saurashtra, Kutch, South Gujarat and North Gujarat I am now in Ahmedabad. What I am seeing is extraordinary. It is clear that BJP will emerge victorious: PM

Dec 08, 2017 04:54 PM IST

I won't lie and say that everyone will receive Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts but when we come to power here, people will feel that their voices are finally being heard after 22 years: Rahul Gandhi 

Dec 08, 2017 04:54 PM IST

It is this NDA government that saw the importance of LED bulbs. The poor and middle class have gained most due to LED bulbs as it leads to savings: PM

Dec 08, 2017 04:53 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Himmatnagar

Which Congress government in Gujarat has worked towards bringing water to this district? It is the BJP that has got water and worked for the farmers: PM

Dec 08, 2017 04:50 PM IST

Rahul talks of Karnataka canteen in Gujarat

Congress has started a noble initiative of canteens in Karnataka where food is available for everyone at minimal prices. We will begin the same initiative in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi 

Dec 08, 2017 04:44 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi in Anand

We raised questions about manifesto and the BJP hastily prepared it behind closed doors. The Congress asked for it, so Arun Jaitley released it. Otherwise why do they need it when they think they're going to govern here for 100 years? Such is their arrogance: Rahul Gandhi in Anand

Dec 08, 2017 03:37 PM IST

BJP will keep Gujarat as one: Jaitley

It is our endeavour to keep Gujarat one. Social polarisation in Gujarat will be the only loss of Congress: Arun Jaitley at manifesto release

Dec 08, 2017 03:34 PM IST

Do you know what happened in Rajkot...Dr. Manmohan Singh met the press and after that the elderly Mansukh Kaka met him. He presented him a book containing the scams under the UPA. I congratulate Mansukh Kaka who spoke up for the truth and for honest governance: PM

Dec 08, 2017 03:33 PM IST

One Congress leader, a former Rajasthan CM himself, wrote a letter that Gujarat cannot use water from Mahi river. He called for Sujalam Sufalam Yojana not to be implemented he even complained to UPA government. But I said come what may I will provide water to North Gujarat: PM

Dec 08, 2017 03:31 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi at Mughal Dham temple in Ranesar

Dec 08, 2017 03:30 PM IST

Arun Jaitley on Congress manifesto

Congress's vision for Gujarat is based on constitutional impossibility and financial improbability, says Jaitley

Dec 08, 2017 03:24 PM IST

Will work tirelessly for the country: Modi

Should one care for the chair or the nation...the chair does not matter, what matters is the country. I will work for the country tirelessly: PM

Dec 08, 2017 03:22 PM IST

Modi attacks Kapil Sibal

Instead of coming clear on why he (Kapil Sibal) wants the Ayodhya matter to be discussed in court after 2019, this Congress leader is busy saying whose lawyer is he. He says he does not represent the Sunni Wakf Board but then he should say who is he representing. Why doesn't the Congress also remove this lawyer leader of theirs? PM Modi

Dec 08, 2017 03:20 PM IST

For the last two days, a top Congress leader and an illustrious lawyer has been speaking. He is free to represent whoever he wants to. But, why does he want to prolong the Ayodhya case when all stakeholders want an early solution? PM Modi in Kalol

Dec 08, 2017 03:13 PM IST

Gujarat growth rate

Arun Jaitley at manifesto release: Only one state in India has double digit growth rate in the last five fiscals, it's Gujarat. And the average growth rate is10%

Dec 08, 2017 03:11 PM IST

BJP releases manifesto

BJP releases Gujarat manifesto at press conference in Ahmedabad

Dec 08, 2017 01:47 PM IST

PM Modi finishes his speech at Bhabhar. He will soon address another rally in Kalol, Gandhinagar.

Dec 08, 2017 01:37 PM IST

Narendra Modi: When Mani Shankar Aiyar visited Pakistan, he told people, "remove Modi from the way and then see what will happen to India-Pakistan peace."

What did he mean by removing me from the way. And what is my crime- that we have the blessings of the people

Dec 08, 2017 01:36 PM IST

 

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