April 29 election round up: Have respect for Vikram Batra and his family, says Modi after invoking Kargil martyr’s slogan

Narendra Modi said that Congress will not be able to get any votes in Uttarakhand.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 29, 2014 10:11 pm

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9.00 pm: Going a full U-turn, Union Minister Salman Khurshid today went back on his statement expressing support to Third Front, saying that UPA would form a government at the Centre.

7.56 pm: Have immense respect for Kargil martyr Vikram Batra and his parents; will quit politics rather than allow dignity of
martyrs be hurt: Narendra Modi.

7.40 pm: BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi landed in a controversy when he invoked a Kargil martyr’s slogan to pitch for 300 seats for NDA, a statement that was disapproved by the soldier’s family and attacked by political rivals.

“A son of this soil of Himachal Captain Vikram Batra had sacrificed his life and he had said ‘Yeh Dil maange more’ (This heart wants more). I also say ‘Yeh Dil maange more’. We want all the four Lok Sabha seats from Himachal Pradesh and 300 lotuses from India….’Yeh Dil maange more’,” Modi said.

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However the BJP leader’s use of the catch phrase did not go well with Batra’s family.  Batra’s father G L Batra said the martyr’s name should not be politicised.

6.00 pm: RJD president Lalu Prasad made a blistering attack on friend-turned-foe Ramvilas Paswan, saying the LJP chief had “finished” himself politically by joining hands with “communal” BJP.

5.02 pm: In a no-holds barred attack on Narendra Modi, a combative Priyanka Gandhi today dubbed as “childish” his “namuna” (specimen) and other barbs against Rahul Gandhi and the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate too raised his pitch, accusing Congress of being a “dhokebaaz”(fraud) party.

4.40pm: Election Commissioner of India says SP leader Azam Khan has replied to the poll panel. Watch video.

4.10 pm: Raking up the snoopgate scandal and Robert Vadra controversy, Arvind Kejriwal accused both the Congress and BJP of having a tacit pre-poll understanding and not taking any action against each other on the two issues.

3:30 pm: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has said that the Congress will not even open its account in several states, including Uttarakhand.

3:00 pm: BJP has demanded the Election Commission to probe the alleged “manipulation” in voting through postal ballots during the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls held simultaneously in Arunachal Pradesh on April 9.

WATCH CEC EXPLAIN WHY MODI MENTIONED HIS WIFE IN POLL AFFIDAVIT

2:45 pm: Growing public anger over poor civic amenities will reflect on the outcome of the Lok Sabha election in Secunderabad constituency where sitting MP M Anjan Kumar Yadav of Congress is locked in a straight fight with former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya of the BJP.

2:44 pm: 

2:43 pm: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer has directed all district Collectors in Madhya Pradesh to ensure webcasting of strong rooms in view of EVM security during counting of votes.

2:30 pm: Battling on Rahul Gandhi’s behalf, Priyanka Gandhi today took on Narendra Modi over his ‘shehzada’, “namuna” and other barbs at her brother, saying the BJP leader is aspiring to be Prime Minister but indulging in “childish” behaviour and that he should maintain decorum.

2:05 pm: Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, AAP leader Manish Sisodia today claimed that the last ten years of the Congress vice president in Amethi has been the “worst tenure” for the people of the constituency.

1:59 pm: Modi addresses a rally in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

1:50 pm: Demanding strict action against yoga guru Ramdev for his “honeymoon and picnic” remark against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi,  a social outfit today took out a procession and burnt his effigy.

1:45 pm: Notwithstanding his father L K Advani’s reservations on Narendra Modi being projected as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, son Jayant feels the Gujarat chief minister is the most popular leader in the country who inspires confidence among people.

1.20 pm:

12:59 pm: You have to decide what kind of government do you want, says Priyanka.

12:52 pm: How will you give employment? Has the BJP thought about this? If you read their manifesto its copied from the Congress, says Priyanka.

12:51 pm: Rahul has built seven national highways connected to Amethi. Every village has electricity towers, says Priyanka.

12:50 pm: In your area, there has been a milk revolution and now milk goes from Amethi to the rest of India, says Priyanka.

12:48 pm: Priyanka Gandhi addresses a rally in Amethi.

12:47 pm: A court here today stayed the arrest of senior Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh till May 3 for allegedly making a hate speech during an election rally.

12:31 pm: BJP is not serious about Vadra land deal issue, says Kejriwal.

12:28 pm: BJP already has a setting with the Congress, said Arvind Kejriwal.

12:26 pm: If CBI wanted they would have arrested Congress people on snoopgate, said Kejriwal.

12:25 pm: I want to tell you that Rahul Gandhi is losing the elections, said Kejriwal.

12:23 pm: Modi in all his interviews has said that I he doesn’t believe in opening files when asked about Robert Vadra case. Clearly there is a ‘setting’ between Congress and BJP.

12.06 pm: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address three election rallies in Uttarakhand today.

11:49 am: They (Congress) said they will eradicate price rise in 100 days, but has it gone? asks Modi.

11:48 am: Congress is a fraud party and has looted the nation, says Modi.

11:47 am: You don’t need to be disappointed, this country is strong, says Modi.

11:47 am: Earthquake had devastated Gujarat, but with the help of education from Himachal I changed the face of Gujarat. Today, Gujarat is touching new heights, says Modi.

11:46 pm: I will give your dreams back to you, says Modi in Palampur.

11:45 pm: The country doesn’t need ruler but a social servant, says Modi.

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10.16 am: The Congress has questioned the silence of the BJP over Narendra Modi’s picture with alleged Hawala operator Afroz Fatta.

9.54 am: Accusing the BJP of indulging in witch-hunt, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said that the party is rattled by Priyanka Gandhi.

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    Rahul
    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm
    sapne dekh rahe ho?? Gujarat mein itself it is having double digits...
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  2. R
    Rahul
    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm
    this is just too hyperbole to even digest... too fairy tale to even think upon
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    narayan
    Apr 29, 2014 at 10:42 am
    All out verbal attack by congressmen and other political opponents of Modi is understandable.They does not have the charisma and pority. These self proclaimed nationalists will create lots of noise and problems even after Modi wins absolute majority.
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    N. Dhuvad
    Apr 29, 2014 at 10:23 am
    Narendra Modi – Priministerial Candidate – 2014 ofIndiaNarendra Modi is not anti-Muslims but in reality he isa staunch secularDIA &STAN WILL UNITE UNDER STEWARD LEADERSHIP OF NARENDRA MODIJINarendraModi represents the comprehensive philosophical counter to the NehruvianconsensusHe is putting People First, he hasconcentration , priorities & excellence, he knows what his priorities are,he has potential to achieve great things. This is the honour for what he isdone ,Lastly , Success is connected with Hardwork, Successful person keeps onmoving , he make mistakes but has will to correct it without any loss of time.Modiji as a Great Leader :Importance of leadership is like theengine of a train. The train doesn’t move anywhere without the enginemoving.Only dynamic leadership can solve the problems of India.He is Secula works for the respect of people.A LEADER IS AN IDEAL WORKER.“Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purposeand the character which inspires confidence.”Basic qualities of an ideal Leaderare :Courageous, Punctual, Organized, Hard-working , Sincere Good habits &conduct ,Humane & Open-minded, Determined & Confidence of ability, Goodin lecture and writing , Ability to command with respect , Approachable forsuggestion, Acceptability as a leader, Ready to sacrifice , Understanding ofresponsibilities .Practical Qualities of an idealLeader are :Ability to help understandefficiently , Ability to answer questions adequately , Ability to acquire loveand affection of the members ,Habit of making decisions after consultation,Courage to encourage criticism , Dynamic ,Serious , Keen perception .Technical Qualities of an idealLeader are :Planning – balance between idealismand realism, target and resourceOrganizing – utilizing the resources to achieve targetImplementing – guidance, supervision, and controlModi’s Character :His actions are the Real Indicator ofCharacter, Strong Character is the very Foundation on which his Success isbuilt. Hence , Character has brought him Tall Success with People.Modi’s Charisma :Repeated election by General Publicas Chief Minister Impresses and Seals & Deals Indian Public. He is a TimeTested Leader. He is more concerned about making others feel good about othersthemselves than himself making others feel good about Modiji himself. You knowthat Leaders who think about others and their ( others’) concerns before thinkingof themselves exhibit charisma.Modiji’s Commitment :Commitment separates Doers fromDreamers. To the Boxer , it’s getting off the mat once more than he has beenknocked down. To the Soldier, it’s going over the hill , not knowing what iswaiting on the other side. To the Leadewr like Modiji, it’s all that and morebecause every one he leads is depending on him.Modiji’s improved Commitment :Look at his daily routine (time-table ) and at how he spends his time , then only you will come to knowwhether is he really committed or does he just pretends and says really he is .Modiji’s Communication :He simplifies his message. It is notwhat a leader says but also how he says it.Really he cares about his audience. He shows the Truth. They do believe what hesays and they ( Public ) know that he will Himself live on what he says. Heseeks and gets response when he puts the goals in action .
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    rani
    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    Saket Bahuguna will win for sure! He is dedicated to people and progress...Run Modi..
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    Citizen
    Apr 29, 2014 at 10:56 am
    If that is going to be true hats off to Indian voters they realized their mistake after 60 years and corrected for their own/nation's sake.Jaihind
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