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Lok Sabha election live updates | After demonetisation, GST, Goa tourism gayab ho gaya: Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha election live updates: Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses booth workers in Goa.

By HT Correspondent | Mar 08, 2019 20:09 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Varanasi and inaugurated Kashi Vishwanath Corridor on Friday. He will visit Kanpur and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh later in the day and unveil multiple development projects for the state.

PM Modi visited the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and laid the foundation stone of an approach road to the temple, beautification and strengthening project.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited Koraput district on Friday and later on he will address a public meeting at Jeypore, party sources said Thursday.

Before addressing the rally, Gandhi interacted with women at Sibasai Kalyan Mandap on the occasion of International Womens Day.

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8.10 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi wishes women on Women’s Day in Goa

Rahul Gandhi wishes women on Women’s Day in Goa. He apologises to booth workers in Goa for delay. Says due to bad weather, his flight was delayed in Visakhapatnam

8.05 pm IST

Cong will give minimum income guarantee for poor: Rahul Gandhi

Cong will give minimum income guarantee for poor. This will start as soon as Congress government comes to power: Rahul Gandhi

8.02 pm IST

BJP looted Goa govt: Rahul Gandhi

People voted for Congress, but BJP paid money and looted people of its govt. It did the same in other states. BJP looted Goa govt also. Spread the word, ask people to bring Cong govt in Goa and the Centre, says Rahul Gandhi

8 pm IST

Cong will restart mining in a sustainable way: Rahul Gandhi

Cong will restart mining in a sustainable way. Goa made centre for coal for Modi’s cronies: Rahul Gandhi

7.58 pm IST

After demonetisation, GST, Goa tourism gayab ho gaya: Rahul Gandhi

During demonetisation, people stood in queues, but not Nirav Modi or Anil Ambani. Modi brought demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) and Goa tourism gayab ho gaya. Employment rose to 40 yr high. Future of people was lost: Rahul Gandhi

7.55 pm IST

Rafale files gayab ho gayi (are missing), like govt in Goa: Rahul Gandhi

Centre tells SC the files of Rafale are missing like the govt in Goa. Files mentioned that Modiji raised the price of Rafale fighter jets. Why not start probe from Goa? Start with (Goa CM Manohar) Parrikar. Parrikar said if he is removed as CM of Goa, he will expose Rafale files.

7.50 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi raises Rafale deal again

Chowkidaar put Rs 30,000 crore in Anil Ambani’s account. (Former) French president (Francois Hollande) said Indian PM told him to give contract to Ani Ambani. CBI director (Anil Ambani) was removed at 1.30 in the night for planning to start an inquiry into Rafale deal. SC brought back CBI director, but he is removed again within a few hours, says Rahul Gandhi

7.40 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi thanks workers for fighting for Congress ideology

Rahul Gandhi thanks workers for fighting for Congress ideology

7.20 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi to address booth workers in Goa

Rahul Gandhi to address booth workers in Goa.

3:41 pm IST

Modi himself prepared new contract for Rafale deal, held separate negotiation: Rahul

Modi himself prepared new contract for Rafale deal, held separate negotiations, says Rahul Gandhi in Odisha.

3:40 pm IST

Modi government making mockery of farmers by giving Rs 3.50 per day, but waives Rs 3.5 lakh crore industrialists’ loans: Rahul

Modi government making mockery of farmers by giving Rs 3.50 per day, but waives Rs 3.5 lakh crore industrialists’ loans: Rahul Gandhi in Odisha.

3:37 pm IST

Unity is the Mantra: PM Modi

Unity is the Mantra. I say to those indulging in spurious politics to join fight against terror than wasting energy on Modi, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:35 pm IST

‘Take strict action against those targeting Kashmiris’: PM Modi at UP rally

‘Take strict action against those targeting Kashmiris’, says PM Modi at UP rally

3:33 pm IST

Attempts are being made to downplay our Army’s valour: PM Modi

PM Modi: Unfortunately, attempts are being made to downplay our Army’s valour. Can we forgive those who give statements which please Pakistan? Whole world is putting pressure on Pakistan but statements from some ppl in country are helping Pakistan, reports news agency ANI.

3:31 pm IST

Maintaining unity in the country is the priority: PM Modi

Elections will come and go but it is responsibility of every one that enemy of the country should not get benefitted. These statements are helping Pakistan, which has been isolated in the international community. Our action will frustrate everyone related to terror activities.Maintaining unity in the country is the priority, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:29 pm IST

For women’s safety, a special officer will be posted in every panchayat: Rahul Gandhi

For women’s safety, a special officer will be posted in every panchayat. A financial corporation will be formed to assist small and medium women entrepreneurs, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:28 pm IST

When we form the government, we will provide free education to every girl in Odisha: Rahul Gandhi

When we form the government, we will provide free education to every girl in Odisha. We will provide Rs 2,000 widow allowance and financial assistance for marriage of every poor woman, says Rahul Gandhi

3:26 pm IST

Its time to remember to those who have laid down their lives: PM Modi

Its time to remember to those who have laid down their lives. Sadly the people in our own country are belittling the valour of armed forces, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:24 pm IST

My government doesn’t believe in lip service but doing work on the ground: PM Modi

Modi hai to Mumkin hai. My government doesn’t believe in lip service but doing work on the ground, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:22 pm IST

Everyone will have a house by 2022: PM Modi

By 2022 there will not be a single family in the country that doesn’t have a roof on the head. Everyone will have a house.

3:19 pm IST

Lucknow metro facility will be on 23 km route: PM Modi

Lucknow metro extension launched. Metro facility will be on 23 km route, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:16 pm IST

Today in the BJP states, law is weakened and land is acquired from Aadivasis and farmers without consent: Rahul

Thrice, Chowkidar tried to undo the Land Acquisition Bill and we stopped him every time. But, today in the BJP states, the law is weakened and land is acquired from Aadivasis and farmers without consent, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:15 pm IST

By taking away the Rafale deal from HAL, youth of Odisha have lost the opportunity for employment: Rahul

By taking away the Rafale deal from HAL, while the French benefit from it, youth of Odisha have lost the opportunity for employment, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:09 pm IST

Round the clock availability of electricity is very important: PM Modi

Round the clock availability of electricity is very important. You remember before this government what was the condition of electricity in Uttar Pradesh. Isn’t this an irony that the first power plant was set up 52 years ago. Second 43 years ago?, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:06 pm IST

I am in Kanpur to give strength to general life, business, industry: PM Modi

I am in Kanpur to give strength to general life, business, industry. The work going on will bring unexpected and big change in life of the people, says PM Narendra Modi.

3:05 pm IST

Balakot air strike was targeted mission based on credible intelligence: Rajnath Singh

Warriors don’t count people killed in war. Balakot air strike was targeted mission based on credible intelligence: Rajnath Singh in Rajasthan

3:04 pm IST

PM talks of patriotism but he takes money from Air force and gives it to Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi in Koraput: Few days ago Air Force attacked Pak, our people were martyred. For 70 years HAL is manufacturing aircraft for Air Force, Indian youth make aircraft for Air Force. PM talks of patriotism but he takes money from Air force and gives it to Anil Ambani, reports news agency ANI.

3:00 pm IST

PM Modi lays foundation stone for Agra Metro

PM Modi lays the foundation stone for Agra Metro and also flags off the Lucknow Metro train.

 

2:56 pm IST

Strongly condemn violence against Kashmiris: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the violence against Kashmiris and said India belonged to its citizens from every corner of the country.

Gandhi’s reaction come after two Kashmiri vendors selling dry fruits were thrashed by a group of saffron-clad men in Lucknow on Wednesday.

2:47 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi’s public address in Koraput, Odisha

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s public address in Koraput, Odisha.

2:46 pm IST

PM Modi launches various development projects at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi launches various development projects at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

1:46 pm IST

Need to recommit ourselves to breaking barriers that hinder women’s path to equality: Rahul

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday Congress president Rahul Gandhi hailed the “undaunted, fighting spirit” of women and urged people to recommit themselves to breaking barriers that hinder a woman’s path to freedom and equality.

His party added that both UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi between September 2017 and July 2018, urging him to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill and assuring their unconditional support to it.

1:28 pm IST

If Congress forms government in Odisha, girls will get free education: Rahul Gandhi

If Congress forms government in Odisha, girls will get free education: Rahul Gandhi, reports PTI

1:27 pm IST

LS poll will see more money, violence & hatred: Ex-CEC

The coming Lok Sabha election will be marked by “more money, violence and hatred” given the way political parties fight amongst themselves, former chief election commissioner (CEC) T S Krishnamurthy warned on Friday.

Krishnamurthy, who oversaw the 2004 Lok Sabha election, rejected suggestions from some leaders of Opposition parties who raised questions on the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the poll dates yet.

1:25 pm IST

Our approach is zero tolerance towards atrocities against women: Rahul Gandhi

Our approach is zero tolerance towards atrocities against women: Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore.

1:25 pm IST

We will ensure passage of women’s reservation bill if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi

We will ensure passage of women’s reservation bill if voted to power: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at women’s convention in Odisha’s Jeypore.

1:09 pm IST

You can’t protect Rafale files, how will you protect national security, Mamata Banerjee asks Modi govt

You can’t protect Rafale files, how will you protect national security, Mamata Banerjee asks Modi government.

1:08 pm IST

Modi government has crossed expiry date, new government will bring peace in Kashmir: Mamata Banerjee

Modi government has crossed expiry date, new government will bring peace in Kashmir: Mamata Banerjee, reports PTI.

12:59 pm IST

If voted to power, we will pass women’s quota bill: Rahul Gandhi in Odisha

If voted to power, we will pass women’s quota bill: Rahul Gandhi in Odisha.

12:55 pm IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is interacting with women in Odisha

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is interacting with women in Odisha.

12:51 pm IST

PM Modi will address his third political rally in Kanpur

PM Narendra Modi will address his third political rally in Kanpur.

Before this, he had launched the party campaign in October 2013 with Vijay Shankhnaad rally for general elections. Then he kicked off campaign for assembly election from Nirala Nagar railway ground.

12:37 pm IST

PM Modi would inaugurate metro rail projects in different cities from Kanpur and to be telecast live in auditorium at Agra

Main event will be in Kanpur where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate metro rail projects in different cities from Kanpur and to be telecast live in auditorium at Agra.

12:26 pm IST

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma reaches Sur Sadan auditorium in Agra

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma reaches Sur Sadan auditorium in Agra for being part of digital foundation laying ceremony of recently cleared Metro Rail Project for Agra.

12:11 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi, earlier today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi, earlier today.

 

12:08 pm IST

Today, daughters in our country are flying fighter jet planes and also circumnavigating the globe: PM Modi

When our soldiers accomplish missions, our daughters also feel that if they get an opportunity they can also achieve. Today, daughters in our country are flying fighter jet planes and also circumnavigating the globe, says PM Narendra Modi.

12:06 pm IST

Over 1 crore farmers received first instalment of the scheme: PM Modi

Over 1 crore farmers received first instalment of the scheme. Take advantage of pension scheme by connecting with it, says PM Narendra Modi.

12:01 pm IST

There is need to launch a campaign for best from waste and wealth from waste: PM Modi

There is need to launch a campaign for best from waste and wealth from waste. Some self-help group women are doing it, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:59 am IST

Kisan credit card facility will be given to cattle rearers: PM Modi

Kisan credit card facility will be given to cattle rearers.There is need to improve marketing of products made by SHG members, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:57 am IST

Self-help group women are making solar lanterns which is giving them benefit: PM Modi

PM Modi said that self-help group women are making solar lanterns. It gives them benefit and provides light to the students, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:54 am IST

Self-help groups take resolution to eliminate poverty from their houses: PM Modi

PM Modi says self-help groups take resolution to eliminate poverty from their houses.

11:52 am IST

During last 4 years, Rs 2 lakh crore was given to the self-help groups: PM Modi

During last 4 years, Rs 2 lakh crore was given to the self-help groups. Recently it has been decided to give permanent commissions to women in some sectors of armed forces. When our jawans display valour, it is not only the men who are filled with pride, daughters also feel that given a chance they will also do the same, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:49 am IST

We tried to give a new energy to self-help groups: PM Modi

We tried to give a new energy to the self-help groups. Earlier, the self-help groups used to get loan of Rs 23,000 each annually. We increased it to Rs 44,000 annually, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:47 am IST

When I reached Kashi, operation of the airport was fully in hand of women: PM Modi

When I reached Kashi, operation of the airport was fully in hand of women.It was great, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:46 am IST

A train operated by women, guarded by women has introduced from Bhopal today: PM Modi

A train operated by women, guarded by women has introduced from Bhopal today, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:45 am IST

PM Modi extends greetings on International Women’s Day

I offer my greetings to all the daughters, sisters and mothers of this country. You all are playing an important role in building a new India. Your active participation & blessings are very important in creating new culture of new India, says PM Narendra Modi on International Women’s Day.

11:43 am IST

We have made law to ensure action against those who settled in foreign countries and abandon their wives: PM Modi

We have made law to ensure action against those who settled in foreign countries and abandon their wives, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:40 am IST

Now there will be feeling of bhavyata with divyata: PM Modi

Now there will be feeling of bhavyata with divyata. We are taking steps for shaping bright future of the girls, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:39 am IST

Kashi gave Rani Laxmibai who freed country from chain of slavery: PM Modi

I am happy that the event is taking place in my Kashi. Kashi gave Rani Laxmibai who freed country from chain of slavery. Devi Ahilya gave the current shape of Modern Kashi Viahwanath temple. With blessings of Baba Bhole, we are going to beautify the Kashi Temple, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:36 am IST

Women empowerment ensures participation in development of rural economy: PM Modi

Women empowerment ensures participation in development of rural economy, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:34 am IST

70 lakh women are participating in this event: PM Modi

You will be happy to know that 70 lakh women are participating in this event, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:31 am IST

Self-help groups women present a cheque worth Rs 21 lakh to PM Modi for the slain soldiers

Self-help groups women present a cheque worth Rs 21 lakh to PM Modi for the slain soldiers.

11:30 am IST

PM Modi presents appreciation certificates to five women

PM Modi presents appreciation certificates to five women.

11:19 am IST

Varanasi Airport was operated by women staff on the occasion of International Women Day when PM Modi’s plane landed at the airport

Varanasi Airport was operated by women staff on the occasion of International Women Day when PM Modi’s plane landed at the airport. Yogi Adityanath says this is a great honour for women power.

11:15 am IST

PM Modi conceptualized the project and laid foundation of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project: Yogi Adityanath

PM Modi conceptualized the project and laid foundation of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project, says Yogi Adityanath.

11:11 am IST

PM Modi made India a strategic power in the world: Yogi Adityanath

PM Modi made India a strategic power in the world by giving befitting reply to the enemy of the country, says Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

11:03 am IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives at National Livelihood Convention

PM Narendra Modi attends National Women Livelihood Meet 2019 in Varanasi.

10:38 am IST

PM Modi kick-started the proposed project by putting five bricks with the name of the temple inscribed on it

PM Modi kick-started the proposed project by putting five bricks with the name of the temple inscribed on it in the presence of Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Mahendra Nath Pandey.

10:14 am IST

PM attended National Women Livelihood Meet – 2019 at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi

PM attended National Women Livelihood Meet – 2019 at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi and distributed appreciation letters to five Women Self Help Groups.

Members of the Women Self Help Groups also shared their experiences with Prime Minister. SHG member Fareeda Khatoon and Rajwanti shared their story with PM. Neelam Pradhan, Rinki Devi, Lajwanti, Ritu Devi received the appreciation letter from PM Modi.

10:05 am IST

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project will ensure view of the temple directly from ghats

PM Modi laid foundation of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project that will ensure view of the temple directly from ghats.

09:55 am IST

40 temples found among the buildings will also be beautified: PM Modi

40 temples found among the buildings will also be beautified. The project will give new identity to Kashi, says PM Modi.

09:53 am IST

BHU should cooperate in the project: PM Modi

BHU should cooperate in the project. They should do a case study of it, says PM Narendra Modi.

09:51 am IST

Mahatma Gandhi wanted expansion but government didn’t pay attention to that: PM Modi

Mahatma Gandhi wanted expansion but the government didn’t pay attention to that, says PM Narendra Modi.

09:48 am IST

40 temples which were lying ignored among the buildings acquired for the project were also liberated: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said 40 temples which were lying ignored among the buildings acquired for the project were also liberated along with Bhole Baba.

09:46 am IST

PM Modi recalls Ahilyabai for rejuvenation of the temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled Ahilyabai for rejuvenation of the temple.

09:44 am IST

This place has been targeted by enemies. But it survived because of faith: PM Modi

This place has been targeted by enemies. But it survived because of faith, says PM Narendra Modi.

09:42 am IST

Vishwanath Dham is a project I have been thinking about for a long time: PM Modi

Vishwanath Dham is a project I have been thinking about for a long time. I have come to Kashi even before I was in active politics. Since then I would think that one must do something for the Temple Complex. With the blessings of Bhole Baba, my dream has come true, says PM Narendra Modi.

09:30 am IST

PM Modi lays foundation of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.

 

09:28 am IST

PM Modi begins poojan for laying foundatiin of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

PM Narendra Modi begins poojan for laying the foundatiin of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.

09:26 am IST

PM Modi begins offering prayers to Baba Kashi Vishwanath

PM Narendra Modi begins offering prayers to Baba Kashi Vishwanath.

09:23 am IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi, to lay the foundation stone of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor. He will also attend National Women Livelihood Meet 2019.

 

09:14 am IST

PM Modi to inaugurate commercial run through video conferencing from Kanpur

The PM will inaugurate the commercial run through video conferencing from Kanpur where he would be unveiling other development projects for the state. It is expected that Union home minister Rajnath Singh, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Maurya would be present at Chaudhary Charan Airport Metro station in Lucknow along with MLAs.

09:01 am IST

PM Modi to flag off Lucknow Metro’s commercial run on the 23-km North-South corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flag off Lucknow Metro’s commercial run on the 23-km North-South corridor on Friday.

08:43 am IST

Rahul Gandhi will interact with women at Sibasai Kalyan Mandap on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Before addressing the rally, Gandhi will interact with women at Sibasai Kalyan Mandap on the occasion of International Womens Day, Jeypore Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati said.

8:36 am IST

Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Koraput district

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Koraput district on Friday and address a public meeting at Jeypore, party sources said Thursday.

8:23 am IST

PM Modi to visit Kashi Vishwanath temple

According to an official release on Thursday, in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, PM Modi will visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and lay the foundation stone of an approach road to the temple, beautification and strengthening project.

08:11 am IST

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi to address election rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi, Kanpur and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on Friday and unveil multiple development projects for the state.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Koraput district on Friday and address a public meeting at Jeypore