April 27 campaign roundup: Modi targets Mamata on votebank politics; TMC calls him ‘butcher of Gujarat’

Farooq Abdullah on Sunday lashed out at Modi saying, whose who vote for him should jump in the sea.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 27, 2014 10:13 pm

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9.50 pm: In a series of tweets attacking Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress calls him ‘The Butcher of Gujarat’ who could not take care of his wife.

9.40 pm: Under fire for his “honeymoon” slur, yoga guru Ramdev said he never insulted Dalit community and the particular word in his remark was latched onto by “some people” only to serve their vested political interests.

9.25 pm: Congress dismissed BJP’s allegations of corruption against party president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra saying it was an “act of desperation” by the opposition party which was “panicked” by Priyanka Gandhi’s campaign in Rae Bareli and Amethi.

9. 13 pm: Irked over alleged derogatory remarks by Yoga guru Ramdev, a Dalit organisation lodged a complaint him and demanded strict action.

8.15 pm: Narendra Modi takes on TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee as he says the Bengal chief minister is more worried about the her chair than the state. “People from Odisha, Bihar are outsiders for you (Mamata) but Bangladeshis come and see the shine on your face…

Mamata ji times have changed…now you are CM, time of Andolan has gone…You cannot use police to make cases against people. This is not the right path: Modi.

Vote bank politics has put the future of our youth in darkness, says Modi. 

7.16 pm: Altogether 73.34 per cent polling was recorded during fresh polling in 15 polling stations today in Assam’s Kokrajhar, Gauhati, Nowgong and Mangaldoi Lok Sabha constituencies, Election Commission sources said.

7.05 pm: In a frontal attack, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said TRS played opportunistic politics over the formation of Telangana state, and had joined hands with communal forces in the past.

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6.55  pm: Repoll at 30 booths in Bihar passed off peacefully today with 57.3 per cent voters turning out to exercise their franchise.

6.49 pm: Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi today said she will not keep silent on the personal attacks made against her and her husband Robert Vadra by Narendra Modi and BJP.

6.26 pm: Terming BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as “corrupt monsters”, AAP leader Manish Sisodia today said it was necessary that they were defeated in the Lok Sabha elections.

6.08 pm: Rejecting Congress charges of favouring big business as “another canard”, Narendra Modi today said that the incentives given by his government were policy-driven rather than discretion-based.

5.42 pm: A daughter would defend her mother and a sister defend her brother, I have no problems with that: Modi on Priyanka Gandhi’s attacks.

5.40 pm: I don’t believe in politics of vendetta but law must take its own course: Modi on charges against Robert Vadra.

5.37 pm: Congress fighting for its survival as there is a very strong anti-Congress wave. Modi.

5.35 pm: My opponents have found no substantive issues to target me and are accusing me of being authoritarian, jingoistic and divisive: Modi.


5.30 pm: In a counter attack on Bharatiya Janata Party after it released video targeting Robert Vadra’s land deals, Priyanka Gandhi has said that the saffron party is running like agitated rats and that she would continue speaking against their ‘destructive’ politics.


4.30 pm: Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said that he was not in favour of his party extending support to the third front from utside, rather he wanted the party to be a part of the government.

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4.00 pm: The Congress seemed to have upped the ante against Narendra Modi after the BJP premiered a short video about Robert Vadra. In a series a tweets, Congress has posed a few questions about the alleged nexus between Modi and Adani.

3:29 pm: Is there a Haryana model of loot also? asks BJP.

3:26 pm: Why was CAG audit dropped in Haryana? asks BJP.

3:19 pm: Congress talks about ‘big heart’…Which ‘big heart’ did they help Robert Vadra establish his empire with?, says BJP. 

3:18 pm: BJP shows video attacking Robert Vadra.


3:18 pm:  BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad says, “We would like to ask Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to explain the Vadra Model of development.”

3:14 pmBJP attacks Robert Vadra again, says no serious attempt by Congress to defend Vadra.

3:11 pm: Union Minister Farooq Abudllah reportedly says those who vote for Narendra Modi should jump into the sea. (Jo Modi ko vote dega usko samundar ke andar doob jana chahiye )


3:10 pm: Please explain the Robert Vadra model of development, says BJP.

2:24 pm: Sanitation facilities are very poor. This region has elected a powerful woman MP but still sanitation facilities are poor why: Narendra Modi

2:23 pm: Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Fatehpur, UP.

2:10 pm: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s election rally scheduled for today in the city was cancelled due to a death in his family.

1:50 pm: Opposition Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said it was “beneath my dignity” to respond to the claims of ruling National Conference that his party had a ‘secret alliance’ with BJP for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

1:45 pm: Taking a dig at Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi today said a 56-inch chest is not needed to run the country but a “big heart” and “moral strength”.

READ MORE: Don’t need a 56-inch chest to run country: Priyanka to Modi

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12:24 pm: A Babri Masjid demolition case accused, fighting on a BSP ticket, will take on BJP’s Varun Gandhi in this Lok Sabha constituency as the saffron party is looking at wresting it after a long gap of 16 years.

12:23 pm: With Indian stock markets reaching dizzying heights on hopes of a strong and stable government after polls, investors have started adding ‘defensive’ stocks to shock-proof their portfolios ahead of election results on May 16.

12:22 pm: This city of Charminar may be plagued by bad roads and erratic supply of drinking water but the Owaisi family-led Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, which does not even have a manifesto, has been winning this Lok Sabha seat since 1984 banking on Muslim votes.

12:21 pm: The Bihar Police today arrested a Maoist allegedly planning to disrupt Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarpur district.

12:20 pm: The apprehensions about Narendra Modi among Muslims will “go away” once he becomes the Prime Minister as there will be policy initiatives to remove such perception, his close aide Amit Shah said today.

12:19 pm: When you go to vote, but give your vote to the nation. Protect the nation’s integrity and heritage, says Priyanka Gandhi.

12:19 pm: Priyanka Gandhi addresses a rally in Raebareli.

12:14 pm: Blast in Khanyar area of Srinagar at Farooq Abdullah election rally venue.

11:50 am: Narendra Modi to address 5 rallies across UP and 1 rally in West Bengal today. 

11:00 am: Arun Jaitley lashes out at Congress for extending support to the Third Front.

9:00 am: Narendra Modi contesting from two seats because he is afraid of defeat, says Mamata Banerjee.

READ MORE: She claimed Gujarat model of development touted by Modi could not be replicated in the entire country and West Bengal model was much better

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8:00 am: BJP comes out in defence of ‘saint’ Baba Ramdev over ‘honeymoon’ remark.

READ MORE: It did not have the kind of meaning as Congress leaders were viewing it as per their own perception,’ BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

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