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Assembly elections campaign 2018 LIVE: Not just Telangana elections, it is semi-finals for 2019, says Rahul Gandhi

Telangana assembly elections campaign 2018 live updates: Elections in Telangana and Rajasthan will be held on December 7 and the counting for all five states will be held on December 11.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 28, 2018 21:35 IST
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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.

The Telangana legislative assembly was prematurely dissolved on September 6 as per a recommendation made by the state cabinet. The assembly polls were originally scheduled to be held along with Lok Sabha elections next year.

Elections in Telangana and Rajasthan will be held on December 7 and the counting for all five states will be held on December 11.

Follow live updates here:

9:31 pm IST

This country isn’t run by one person: Rahul Gandhi

On Independence Day, PM Modi said India was sleeping before I became Prime Minister, every Telangana farmer was sleeping, every small shopkeeper was sleeping.. he insulted every person of Telangana by saying that. This country isn’t run by one person: Rahul Gandhi

This country is run by the country’s people, the youth, the people of Hyderabad: Rahul Gandhi

9:30 pm IST

This isn’t just election of Telangana, this is the semi-finals: Rahul Gandhi

This is not just the election of Telgangana, this is the semi-finals... we will beat the B team which is TRS and C team is MIM. And in Delhi, Congress will beat the A team: Rahul Gandhi

21:16 pm IST

KCR means ‘Khao Commission Rao’: Rahul Gandhi

KCR means ‘Khao Commission Rao’: Rahul Gandhi

21:15 pm IST

Congress party is going to beat Narendra Modi in 2019: Rahul Gandhi

Congress party is going to beat Narendra Modi in 2019, claims Rahul Gandhi at Nampally in Telangana.

7:46 pm IST

TRS should make it clear if it’s BJP’s B team: Rahul Gandhi

TRS should make it clear if it’s BJP’s B team.. if they are not then why did they support demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi

7:44 pm IST

In 2019, this alliance will beat BJP and Modi: Rahul Gandhi

After defeating TRS here, in 2019, this alliance will beat BJP and Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi

7:40 pm IST

Slogan has changed ‘from achee din’ to ‘Chowkidar chor hai’: Rahul Gandhi

In four years, the slogan ‘achee din’ has now become ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ and with this chowkidar stands CM KCR, said Rahul Gandhi.

7:38 pm IST

Nowadays Narendra Modi doesn’t talk about corruption: Rahul Gandhi

Nowadays Narendra Modi doesn’t talk about corruption, jobs or employment, says Rahul Gandhi.

7:35 pm IST

‘Modi govt has completely destroyed India’s institutions’

Congress party has always protected India’s institutions. Modi govt has completely destroyed these institutions today. For the first time 4 SC judges came out to the public for help: Congress President

Rahul Gandhi said, “BJP president’s name appears in Judge Loya’s murder and the 4 Supreme Court judges seek public help as they are not allowed to look into this issue.”

7:36 pm IST

There was respect between TDP and Congress in 2004: Rahul

In 2004, we had the relationship of opposition but there was also a relationship of respect: Rahul Gandhi

7:34 pm IST

‘Wherever PM Modi goes, he spreads hate’: Rahul Gandhi

Wherever PM Modi goes, he pitches one religion against other, one state against another... He spreads hate: Rahul Gandhi.

7:30 pm IST

Everyone lives in Hyderabad in peace and brotherhood: Rahul.

First of all, I want to thank Chandrababu Naidu for coming here. Hyderabad is known all over the world. That was done by CM Naidu and Congress: Rahul Gandhi

Hyderabad is not an ordinary city, US president had said that only China and India can fight 21st century’s America. That had happened due to cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru: Rahul Gandhi .

The Congress president said Hyderabad has set an example for communal harmony.

7:27 pm IST

Chandrababu Naidu addresses rally in Sanathnagar

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu public meeting at Sanathnagar in Hyderabad

6:55pm IST

Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu in Sanath Nagar

5:30 pm IST

Naqvi alleges Congress,TRS, AIMIM deleted names from voters’ list

There are 2 very important issues.Congress,TRS and AIMIM together deleted large number of voters in Telangana from voter list on grounds of their community. Genuine voters from a particular community and supporting a specific party have been deleted under planned conspiracy: Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

He said, “Names of several fake voters included in list. 700-800 voters have same address. Names of Rohingyas have been included in list,they shouldn’t be allowed to cast votes. We demanded EC to remove the loopholes before election&take action against officers involved.”

4:44 pm IST

TRS is helping the BJP, says Rahul Gandhi

TRS supported demonetisation, in no-confidence motion, in President’s election, in Gabaar Singh Tax and Congress fought the BJP: Rahul Gandhi.

TRS is engaged in helping the BJP. TRS want that BJP wins again: Rahul Gandhi 

4:41 pm IST

Alliance will eventually beat the govt at Centre: Rahul Gandhi

After winning in Telgangana,the alliance will win in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and eventually the alliance will beat the government at the Centre: Rahul Gandhi

4:40 pm IST

PM Modi is destroying all institutions: Rahul Gandhi

In the Centre, PM Modi is destroying all institutions: Rahul Gandhi

4:36 pm IST

By your enthusiasm, it seem alliance will come in Telangana: Rahul Gandhi

The alliance in Telangana, the public meeting that followed is a historic meeting: Rahul Gandhi

By your enthusiasm, it looks like Telangana alliance will come in the state: Rahul Gandhi

3:50 pm IST

If Swaminathan Commission was implemented 10 years ago... farmers wouldn’t be in debt: PM Modi

If Swaminathan Commission was implemented 10 years ago... farmers wouldn’t be in debt. You and your previous generations, they are responsible for the dismal state of farmers: PM Modi

3:47 pm IST

‘Naamdar ke darbaari’ shamelessly call Maoists revolutionaries: Modi

Eliminate the Congress party that calls Maoists and Naxals as revolutionary: PM Modi

The ‘naamdar ke darbaari’ shamelessly call Maoists and those involved in violence as revolutionaries, says Modi.

3:40 pm IST

Terrorists confined to Kashmir after 2014: PM

Terrorists confined to Kashmir after 2014, blasts often took place before BJP government; this is power of your vote, PM tells gathering in Rajasthan.

3:36 pm IST

‘Raag darbari’ of ‘namdar’ say Maoists are revolutionaries: PM

‘Raag darbari’ of ‘namdar’ say Naxals, Maoists are revolutionaries, says PM Modi in a rally in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur town.

3:32 pm IST

PM Modi addresses public meeting in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur

PM Modi is addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.

2:47 pm IST

Congress and TRS have surrendered before Owais but we haven’t: Shah

Akbaruddin Owaisi claimed that whoever becomes the chief minister of Telangana will have to bow before them. The Congress and TRS have surrendered before Owais but we haven’t, says Amit Shah.

2:40 pm IST

Development can’t happen based on religion: Amit Shah

In their manifesto, Congress has promised a slew of benefits for the minorities. They promised free electricity to Masjid and Churches and not temples. Development can’t happen based on religion, says Shah

2:33 pm IST

KCR responsible for depriving Telangana’s people from benefits: Shah

KCR is responsible for depriving people of Telangana from the benefits of the pro-poor schemes of the centre, says Amit Shah in Adilabad.

2:30 pm IST

Not a single poor family in Telangana has benefitted from PMAY: Shah

Not a single poor family in Telangana has benefitted from PMAY of the centre. Whereas in the neighbouring state Maharashtra, around 1.18 lakh poor families now have a home under the scheme , says Shah

2:26 pm IST

TRS promised to build a town hall which is nowhere to be seen: Amit Shah

TRS promised to build a town hall which is nowhere to be seen. They also promised to spend 80 crore for the people belonging to ST, but not a single penny has been spent, says Amit Shah

2:20 pm IST

The entry of Lotus will be through Adilabad: Amit Shah

The entry of Lotus will be through Adilabad, known as the gateway of Telangana, says Amit Shah.

2:16 pm IST

Amit Shah is addressing public meeting in Adilabad, Telangana

BJP chief Amit Shah is addressing a public meeting in Adilabad, Telangana.

2:13 pm IST

Aim of TRS and AIMIM is to see Congress is not able to defeat BJP: Rahul

Aim of TRS and AIMIM is to see Congress is not able to defeat BJP at the national level, Rahul Gandhi says at poll rally in Telangana.

2:08 pm IST

KCR failed to fulfil promise of land to SC/ST communities: Rahul

Chief Minister KCR had promised 22 lakh houses but the reality is, only 5,000 were built. He also failed to fulfil the promise of land to SC/ST communities. Our coalition government will fulfil all these promises, says Rahul Gandhi.

2:05 pm IST

Our top priority is to create jobs: Rahul

Our top priority is to create jobs. We will also provide Rs 3,000 unemployment allowance, says Rahul

1:58 pm IST

Rs 500 crore will be allocated to women entrepreneurs: Rahul

Women are the backbone of Telangana, so Congress government will provide Rs1 lakh grant to every Self Help Groups and Rs 500 crore will be allocated to women entrepreneurs, says Rahul Gandhi.

1:56 pm IST

KCR has only employed his family and stole future of 4 crore people: Rahul

The KCR government promised 1 lakh jobs. But how many jobs did he really create? He has only employed his family and stole the future of 4 crore people, Rahul Gandhi says in Mahbubnagar.

1:53 pm IST

Telangana people’s trust was broken by KCR: Rahul

5 years ago, people of Telangana had hoped for a new Telangana. You had dreamt of Neellu, Nidhulu, Niyamakaalu. People believed that chief minister KCR will fulfil their dreams and this trust was broken by KCR Govt:

1:51 pm IST

Every person in Telangana has Rs 60,000 debt on them: Rahul

Every person in Telangana has Rs 60,000 debt on them, but KCR’s son’s income is increases by 400%, says Rahul Gandhi.

1:25 pm IST

KCR govt imitating PM Modi by creating unemployment: Rahul

While the educated graduates in Telangana are desperately looking for jobs, the KCR government has been imitating PM Modi by creating unemployment, says Rahul Gandhi

1:23 pm IST

TRS means ‘Telangana Rashtriya Sangh Parivar’: Rahul

TRS means ‘Telangana Rashtriya Sangh Parivar’, says Rahul in Mahbubnagar.

1:22 pm IST

Telangana has a soaring crime rate under the regime of KCR: Rahul

A new state, rather than soaring to heights, has a soaring crime rate under the regime of KCR. Telangana, it’s time for change, says Rahul.

1:20 pm IST

KCR has failed to honour any of his promises: Rahul

KCR has failed to honour any of his promises to the people of Telangana, says Rahul Gandhi in Mahbubnagar.

1:18 pm IST

Both Modi and KCR have no vision for Telangana’s future: Rahul

Modi and KCR are two sides of the same coin. Both these leaders have no vision for the future of Telangana, says Rahul Gandhi.

01:07 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi addresses a public gathering in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a public gathering in Mahbubnagar.

12:35 pm IST

My mother’s struggle with chulha inspired me for Ujwala Yojana: PM

Naamdaar doesn’t know how a chulla works, how the smoke burns. While growing up, I saw my mother use the chulha. Her eyes used to tear up due to the smoke. I have seen her struggle and that inspired me to start the Ujwala Yojana.

12:21 pm IST

PM Modi attacks Congress dynasty

Those whose four generations have had no connect with public cannot understand your pain: PM Modi says in Rajasthan rally.

12:17 pm IST

Seeking votes for your welfare: PM Modi

We are not seeking votes for our grandsons or granddaughters but for your welfare and to help fulfil your dreams, says PM Modi in Nagaur.

PM Modi address a public meeting in Nagaur. (ANI/Twitter)

12:13 pm IST

Raje government provided irrigation facilities in 1.5 lakh hectare area: PM

Water big problem for Rajasthan, Raje government provided irrigation facilities in 1.5 lakh hectare area, says PM in Rajasthan rally.

12:06 pm IST

People with no understanding of seeds, pulses talking about farming: PM

People who don’t understand the difference between various seeds and pulses are talking about farming, PM Modi says addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Nagaur.

12:01 pm IST

Till we don’t work to uplift the poor, the country won’t develop: PM

Till we don’t work to uplift the poor, the country won’t develop, says PM Modi in Nagaur.

11:59 am IST

PM Modi pays his tribute to Mahatma Jyotirao Phule on his death anniversary

I pay my tributes to Mahatma Jyotirao Phule on his Punyatithi today. The path he showed us for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged inspires us to serve them, says PM Modi.

11:56 am IST

‘Kaamdar’ is in fight against ‘naamdar’ here: PM Modi

‘Kaamdar’ is in fight against ‘naamdar’ here; I am like you people, have not been born with a golden spoon, says PM Modi in Rajasthan rally.

11:55 am IST

Neither you nor I was born with a silver spoon: PM

Neither you nor I was born with a silver spoon, says PM Modi.

11:53 am IST

‘Sabka saath sabka vikas’ is our motto: PM

Our only mantra is ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’, inspired by social reformist Jyotiba Phule and B R Ambedkar’, says PM Modi

11:51 am IST

PM Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Rajasthan’s Nagaur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Nagaur.

11:14 am IST

KCR afraid of ‘Razakars party’ AIMIM: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah Sunday hit out at Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for not taking action against AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in connection with a hate speech.

11:13 am IST

Amit Shah to address public meetings in Telangana

BJP chief Amit Shah will address public meetings in Telangana.

11:03 am IST

TRS, Congress perpetuating ‘family rule’ in Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday lacerated Telangana’s ruling TRS and the Congress for perpetuating ‘family rule’ and pursuing “vote bank” politics that harm development like “termites”.

10:01 am IST

KCR seeking second term as chief minister

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, also known as KCR, is seeking a second term as chief minister after dissolving the 119-member assembly in September. KCR’s party TRS is fighting in all seats, while the TDP has joined hands with Congress, CPI and Telangana Jana Samiti to form a grand alliance ‘Mahakutami’.

09:20 am IST

Chandrababu Naidu to campaign for Telangana polls with Rahul Gandhi

Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu would campaign for the Telangana assembly polls along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi today and tomorrow, TDP sources said.

09:11 am IST

Rahul Gandhi to address public meetings in Telangana’s Kosgi and Madhira

Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweets, “I am in Telangana on a two day tour. Today I will address public meetings at Kosgi & Madhira. There are also corner meetings scheduled at Sanat Nagar and Nampally.”