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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Highlights| Congress and its allies want two PMs, one in Delhi, another in J-K: PM Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi to address poll rallies on Saturday.

By HT Correspondent | Apr 06, 2019 23:27 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will campaign for party candidates in Odisha on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

While Modi is scheduled to address two election rallies in Sundergarh and Sonepur on Saturday, Shah would attend the BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Samabesh at Polsara and Bargarh on Sunday, news agency PTI quoted party sources as saying.

The Prime Minister will also address an election rally in Balod district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. This will be Modi’s first rally in Chhattisgarh after the Lok Sabha election dates were announced last month.

Meanwhile, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address three rallies in Uttarakhand’s Pauri, Almora and Haridwar.

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7:45 pm IST

Congress and its allies want two PMs, one in Delhi, another in J-K: PM Modi

Congress and its allies want two PMs, one in Delhi, another in J-K: Prime Minister Modi in Nanded, Maharashtra.

6:34 pm IST

Gujarat: BJP President Amit Shah holds a road show in Gandhinagar

Gujarat: BJP President Amit Shah holds a road show in Gandhinagar.

 

5:41 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds roadshow in Fatehpur

Congress General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds roadshow in Fatehpur.

 

4:50 pm IST

CEC of BJP releases 18th list of 24 candidates

The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party has released the 18th list of 24 candidates for the ensuing General Elections to the Parliamentary Constituency of different states.

4:31 pm IST

Congress’ naamdar has to run away from election field to look for safe seat: PM Narendra Modi

Congress’ ‘naamdar’ (dynast) has to run away from election field to look for safe seat: PM Narendra Modi.

4:29 pm IST

AFSPA is raksha kavach (armour) of security forces: PM Modi

AFSPA is “raksha kavach” (armour) of security forces: PM Modi.

4:24 pm IST

There are surgical and air strike when government is strong, world listens to us: PM Modi

There are surgical and air strike when government is strong, world listens to us: PM Modi.

4:15 pm IST

We are contesting polls to make effective use of every single rupee: PM Modi

Congress and parties supporting it are fighting polls to loot people’s money, we’re contesting polls to make effective use of every single rupee.They’re fighting polls to weaken security forces of country and we’re contesting polls to make them self-reliant, says PM Modi.

4:11 pm IST

When government is strong, country doesn’t sit quiet after terror attack: PM Modi

When government is strong, country doesn’t sit quiet after terror attack: PM Modi at rally in Chhattisgarh.

4:05 pm IST

When there are attacks on people who stick to their faith, this government turns away: Sonia Gandhi

When there are attacks on people who stick to their faith, this government turns away: Sonia Gandhi

3:56 pm IST

We are fighting elections to make a majboot government: PM Modi in Balod, Chhattisgarh

We are fighting elections to make a majboot government, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Balod, Chhattisgarh

3:44 pm IST

Today, we are being taught new definition of patriotism while those not accepting diversity are being called patriots: Sonia Gandhi

Today, we are being taught new definition of patriotism while those not accepting diversity are being called patriots: Sonia Gandhi

3:00 pm IST

TMC will lead formation of new government at the centre: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “liar” and accused the BJP of trying to turn legal citizens of the country into foreigners in the name of NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

She claimed that her party TMC will lead the formation of the new government at the centre.

In an apparent dig at Modi, Banerjee wondered how a person who didn’t look after his wife would look after the citizens of the country.

“The BJP has to be defeated in order to save the people of this country. The TMC will lead the formation of the new government at the centre,” she said addressing a public rally at Barobisha area of Alipurduar district.

“Prime Minister Modi is a liar. He has been blabbering lies in the last five years. He has not fulfilled a single promises he made in 2014,” she said.

2:58 pm IST

We are being taught new definitions of patriotism: Sonia Gandhi

“Under BJP, we are being taught new definitions of patriotism. This government is using caste and religion to discriminate,” said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

2:40 pm IST

ITBP soldiers cast first vote of Lok Sabha 2019 in Arunachal Pradesh

The soldiers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were the first to cast their vote for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday as Service Voters.

The first round of service voting by secret postal ballot began at 10 am on Friday at ITBP’s Animal Training School (ATS) located at Lohitpur in Arunachal Pradesh. The first vote of the country was cast by DIG Sudhakar Natarajan, head of ATS ITBP.

2:29 pm IST

India under PM Modi emerged as 6th most powerful country in the world: Adityanath

“India under PM Modi has emerged as sixth most powerful country in the world,” said Yogi Adityanath

The UP CM also attacked Rahul Gandhi for choosing Wayanad as second seat, saying, “Rahul Gandhi’s nomination from Kerala indicates Congress’ unholy alliance with Muslim League.”

2:15 pm IST

Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as Congress exists: PM Modi at Sonepur rally

“Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as Congress exists. Congress uses poverty as its main weapon for politics, does not want to lose this weapon,” said PM Modi at Odisha rally

1:26 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi face of the nation and its future: Shatrughan Sinha

“Rahul Gandhi is a dynamic leader. He’s face of the nation and its future,” said Shatrughan Sinha after joining Congress in presence of Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala.

12:23 pm IST

Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress

Veteran actor and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress in presence of Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala.

 

Senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil had tweeted on March 29 that Sinha will join the party on April 6. “BJP MP Shatrugna Sinha ji met our Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi today and in national interest has decided to join tur Congress. Hw wil formally join Congress on April 6,” Gohil wrote on Twitter.

11:58 am IST

At Odisha rally, PM attacks Cong over its manifesto promise of amending AFSPA

Attacking the Congress over its manifesto promise of amending AFSPA, PM Modi said, “Your chowkidar strikes at Pakistani terrorist camps, whereas the Congress plans to amend the special powers act for the soldiers of the country.”

11:55 am IST

BJD hampering development of Odisha: PM Modi

“BJD is hampering development of Odisha. Shouldn’t you punish the BJD for that? Don’t you need an active government in the state? Your chowkidar has the intention to develop the state,” said PM Modi.

11:52 am IST

At Odisha rally, PM attacks CM Patnaik’s BJD

“Do you want development or discrimination. If you want development, let lotus bloom in the state. If BJP had the right intention, the development work wouldn’t have stalled in the state,” said PM Modi.

11:49 am IST

BJP has govt in all four corners of the country: PM Modi

“Today, BJP has govt in all four corners of the country. People have embraced the BJP and it’s in their heart. It’s one of the largest democratic political party. People from all section of the society are becoming part of the BJP,” said PM Modi

11:47 am IST

For a strong India, we need a strong government like BJP’s: PM Modi

“For a strong India, we need a strong government. For a strong India, we need a strong Odisha. For a strong India, we need lotus to bloom everywhere,”said PM Modi

11:45 am IST

Lotus will bloom in Odisha: PM Modi

Invoking BJP’s symbol lotus, PM Modi said, “Rest assured, lotus will bloom in Odisha,” said, hailing the party workers, saying, “I thank the workers for their hardwork. Because of their dedication, we will win the 2019 polls with absolute majority,” said PM Modi.

11:42 am IST

BJP biggest democratic organisation in the world: PM Modi

“The BJP is the biggest democratic party in the world. It’s a party of young India, it’s a party of the aspiration of India. It fought to protect democracy during Emergency,” said PM Modi on BJP foundation day.

11:38 am IST

On BJP’s foundation day, PM Modi invokes Vajpayee

On BJP’s foundation day, PM Modi invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee. PM Modi also explained, why the party is special. “The party is special because it is made from the hardwork of its workers. In Kerala and West Bengal, our karyakartas are killed every now and then. However, it doesn’t deter BJP karyakartas. BJP is born out of sweat of its workers, not dynasty or money,” said PM Modi

11:32 IST

Odisha decide whether you want to vote for a hardworking and honest party or a corrupt one: PM Modi

“The 2019 election is very crucial for Odisha. You have to decide whether you want to vote for a hardworking and honest party or a corrupt one, “ said PM Modi at Odisha rally.

11.29 am IST

I have come here as Odisha’s prime servant, not as the country’s prime minister: PM Modi

“I have come here as Odisha’s prime servant and not as the country’s prime minister. I have come here to seek blessings from you, my master.” said PM Modi at Sundergarh rally.

11:29 am IST

PM Modi addresses rally in Odisha’s Sundergarh

PM Modi is addressing a rally in Odisha’s Sundergarh.

“I won’t ever be able to forget the respect you endowed upon me,” said PM Modi.

11:10 am IST

Odisha will reject both BJD and Congress: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the people of Odisha will defeat both the ruling BJD and the opposition Congress in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections to be held this month.

“Odisha’s election results will surprise the entire country. BJP will win the polls with record number of seats.

People will reject both BJD and Congress,” Modi said in a twitter post ahead of his election rallies in the state.

10:16 am IST

Delhi Congress leaders at Rahul Gandhi’s residence

Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit, state incharge PC Chacko and other Delhi Congress leaders have reached Rahul Gandhi’s residence.

Senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress on Friday said that the parties are in talks for an alliance in Delhi and Haryana.

Elaborating on the negotiations, leaders said the number of seats AAP offers to the Congress in Delhi would be equivalent to the number of seats the latter offers AAP in Haryana.

Senior leaders of the two parties said that the bargain is being currently worked out by the two sides.

9:02 am IST

Rahul Gandhi scheduled to visit south Odisha on April 9

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also scheduled to visit south Odisha to campaign for his candidates on April 9, informed OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik.

Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend a public meeting at Digapahandi in Ganjam district on April 9.

8:57 am IST

EC surveillance squad seizes 146 kg of gold bars in TN

Election Commission’s surveillance squad seized 146 kg of gold bars without valid documents from a van near Puliakulam in Tamil Nadu on Friday,