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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights: Country became space super power during BJP rule, says PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi is expected to address rallies in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah will be addressing public meetings in Odisha and Jharkhand

By HT Correspondent | Apr 27, 2019 23:37 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing public meetings in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj, Hardoi and Sitapur.

On Friday, a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting in Kannauj, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav on Friday held an eight-km-long road show in the city. Modi will hold the public meeting in Kannauj in support of his party’s candidate.

Uttar Pradesh will be voting in all seven phases of Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday.

Congress president will be addressing public meetings in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli and Amethi.

BJP chief Amit Shah will also address public meetings in Jharkhand and Odisha.

Follow highlights here:

6:12 pm IST

Congress leaders are praising Jinnah,who has divided the country: Amit Shah

BJP’s Amit Shah in Mayurbhanj, Odisha: Shatrughan Sinha has just gone to Congress. When he was in BJP he used to talk about nationalism. Now,he says that Jinnah was a great leader like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.Congress leaders are praising Jinnah,who has divided the country.

 

6:05 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds road show in Barabanki

Congress General Secretary for eastern UP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds road show in Barabanki; she also offered prayers at Dewa Shareef Dargah, earlier today.

 

5:26 pm IST

Actor Govinda campaigned for Congress MP candidate Rijju Jhunjhunuwala

Ajmer: Actor Govinda campaigned for Congress MP candidate from Ajmer parliamentary constituency, Rijju Jhunjhunuwala, today.

 

5:12 pm IST

Akhilesh Yadav and Dimple Yadav held a roadshow in Kannauj, today

Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and Dimple Yadav held a roadshow in Kannauj, today; Polling in Kannauj will be held in the fourth phase of general elections on 29th April.

 

3.01 pm IST

Unlike, SP, BSP and Congress, BJP is dedicated towards eliminating terrorism: PM Modi

“Earlier, the previous governments used to weep before other countries and now, Pakistan is crying in front of other nations. Unlike, SP, BSP and Congress, BJP is dedicated towards eliminating terrorism,” said PM Modi.

2.56 pm IST

Country became space super power during BJP rule: PM Modi

PM Modi lauded India’s ASAT and said that “With the test, India became fourth country to achieve the feat after US, China and Russia. Our country became space super power during BJP rule.”

2.53 pm IST

BSP, SP and Cong have no schemes to ask for votes on: PM Modi

“BSP, SP and Congress have no agenda or schemes to ask for votes on. During Congress government’s rule, development works were stalled, security situation was dilapidated,” said PM Modi in UP’s Sitapuri

2:11 pm IST

If voted to power, we will ensure jobs, farm loan waiver: Rahul Gandhi

“The BJP is not concerned about the poor and marginalised. If we are voted to power, we will ensure jobs and farm loan waiver,”said Rahul Gandhi.

2:10 pm IST

BJD govt must be thrown out to ensure good governance in Odisha: Amit Shah

“Making Modi PM not enough, corrupt BJD govt must be thrown out to ensure good governance in Odisha,” said Amit Shah in Odisha.

2:05 pm IST

BJP stalled development in the country: Rahul Gandhi

“Don’t forget that BJP took your money and gave it to industrialists. They took away employment. They stalled development in the country,” said Rahul Gandhi in UP’s Rae Bareli

1:38 pm IST

BJP will double farmers’ income by 2022: PM Modi

“BJP will double farmers’ income by 2022. We will better the storage facilities to reduce waste of farm produce,”said PM Modi.

1:38 pm IST

Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is BJP’s mantra: PM Modi

“Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is BJP’s mantra. The BJP doesn’t discriminate between the different sections of society.,” said PM Modi in UP’s Kannauj.

1:30 pm IST

Country didn’t know my caste till Oppn leaders hurled abuses on me : PM Modi

“I had never spoken about my caste. Till the time the Opposition leaders hurled abuses on me, the country didn’t know my caste. But I am thankful to ‘Behenji’ (Mayawati), Akhilesh, Congress and the ‘Mahamilawati’, that they are openly talking about my backwardness,” said PM Modi.

1:27 pm IST

During Congress rule, there were just two mobile companies and now there are over 100: PM Modi

“During Congress rule, there were just two mobile companies and now there are over 125. Development has fast-paced during BJP regime,” said PM Modi in UP’s Hardoi.

12:16 pm IST

Never spoke about caste till Mayawati, Akhilesh started talking about my backward caste: PM Modi

“I never spoke about caste till Mayawati and Akhilesh started talking about my backward caste. I have never been the proponent of caste politics. I want to take the country forward. Now, that you are playing this game, let me tell you that I come from the most backward caste,” said PM Modi.

12:04 pm IST

BJP doesn’t make false promises: PM Modi

“BJP doesn’t make false promise. Unlike others, we can’t promise to convert potatoes into gold. We can promise that we will set up factories to make chips from potatoes. We can promise to get you right rates for your produce,” said PM Modi in UP’s Kannauj.

12:02 pm IST

Modi slams opposition SP-BSP-RLD alliance for attacking ‘chowkidar’, Ram bhakts

PM Modi slams Opposition SP-BSP-RLD alliance for attacking chowkidar, Ram bhakts, saying, “ Whatever efforts opposition makes, it will be Modi again.”

11:56 am IST

Mayawati hugging, campaigning for those who insulted Baba Sahab: PM Modi

“Just for sake of power, Mayawati is now hugging and campaigning for those who insulted Baba Sahab. She wants her throne back,” PM Modi in UP’s Kannauj.

11:51 am IST

SP, BSP don’t have any plan to deal with terror: PM Modi

“SP, BSP don’t have any plan to deal with terror. They have no mention of terror in their manifesto. What hopes can you have from people who want to become heroes of Pakistan, who question the soldiers of this country, question the surgical strike and airstrike,” said PM Modi in UP’s Kannauj.

11:49 am IST

Beneficiaries of govt schemes are campaigning for BJP: PM Modi

“In Uttar Pradesh, our party workers aren’t campaigning for us. All those who were the beneficiaries of government schemes are campaigning for the BJP, they will ensure Modi’s return,” said PM Modi.

11:45 am IST

Country decided on BJP’s return after phase 3 of polls: PM Modi

“The crowd gathered here will ensure BJP’s return to power in these elections. The country decided on BJP’s return to power after phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections,” said PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj

11:40 am IST

Country needs a leader and PM Modi will give that leadership: Amit Shah

“The Congress doesn’t even have a face for the PM candidate. The country needs a leader, and that leadership will be provided by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Amit Shah.

11:34 am IST

If you vote us to power, we will waive interest on farm loans: Amit Shah

“I have come here to tell the people of Palamu what the BJP government has done for them. The Modi government has implemented 133 schemes for the region. If you vote us to power, we will waive interest on farm loans, “ said Amit Shah.

11:31 am IST

BJP will ensure that Article 370 is withdrawn from J-K: Amit Shah

Training guns at Congress over its stand on Article 370, Amit Shah said,“Unlike the Congress, the BJP government will ensure thar Article 370 is revoked from Jammu-Kashmir if voted to power. Kashmir is an integral part of India, no one can take away from us.”

11:24 am IST

No one is allowed to play with nation’s security: Amit Shah

“Congress is batting for talks with Pakistan. This is BJP’s government, we don’t talk to those who kill our soldiers. No one can play with our nation’s security,” said Amit Shah.

11:21 am IST

It’s Congress’s 5 generations vs BJP’s 5 years: Amit Shah

“Congress’s 5 generations spoke about ‘garibi hatao scheme’. But, they couldn’t do it. On the other hand, the BJP government has done so much for the development of the marginalised,” said Amit Shah.

11:18 am IST

Cong government did nothing for the poor during their rule: Amit Shah

“Congress government did nothing for the poor during their rule. The BJP electrified villages, came up with Ayushman Bharat scheme for the poor,” said Amit Shah.

11:15 am IST

Wherever I go, I hear chants of ‘Modi, Modi’: Amit Shah

“Wherever I go, I hear chants of Modi, Modi. Before becoming the prime minister, he was the chief minister of Gujarat. He hasn’t taken any offs in past 20 years. He works for 18 hours a day,” said Amit Shah in Jharkhand’s Palamu.

9:57 am IST

This election is about removing ‘Chowkidar’ and ‘Thokidar’: Akhilesh Yadav

This Lok Sabha election is about removing ‘Chowkidar’ and ‘Thokidar’ and ensure that a big change takes place in the country, said former Chief Minister and SP president Akhilesh Yadav here on Friday.

“Whatever we had given to the public, this government has taken away from them. Baba Chief Minister cannot use laptop himself. What will he give to the youth? This election is not just removing ‘Chowkidar’ but ‘Thokidar’ as well,” he said.