With battle for the Lok Sabha elections heating up, the poll campaign by the political parties is gaining momentum. Apparently, Sunday witnessed the face-off among the three most known faces – Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal – as they addressed rallies at Jagraon, Dehradun and Rohtak respectively.
Here are the highlights:
# Kejriwal takes a dig at Modi as he asks, “How come a tea seller owns so many helicopters and planes?”
# Who is paying for Narendra Modi’s helicopters, questions Kejriwal
# I have both Mukesh and Anil Ambani’s Swiss account numbers. Does Modi have the guts to bring their money back?: Kejriwal
# There is no provision for RTI in Gujarat. There is one man who sits above Lokayukta in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi
# BJP is obsessed with power. All they want is a PM of their own: Rahul
# BJP lacks vision about what country should do: Rahul Gandhi
# Rahul takes a dig at Narendra Modi, says, “Anger and arrogance have no place in politics.”
# Politics is about driving peoples’ pain away..Some people are looking to divide the country: Rahul
# People witnessed unity of Uttarakhand when flash floods hit the state: Rahul Gandhi
# The country’s development depends on how much we empower women…There should be a day when women representation should increase to 50 per cent in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies: Rahul
# Sonia Gandhi and our Prime Minister fulfilled the needs of the Army personnel: Rahul Gandhi
# Congress has no intention to implement the ‘one rank one pension’ scheme: Modi.
# During polls, NDA is known as National Democratic Alliance. When we are in the government, it becomes National Development Alliance: Modi.
# I will not go to Centre as a Prime Minister, but I will guard India’s treasury like a security guard….I won’t let any panja (hand) take country’s treasure away: Modi.
# SAD and BJP alliance promote unity, but Congress is troubled with this: Narendra Modi
# Modi invokes the ‘ABCD’ jibe to attack Congress yet again.
# This is Congress’ legacy: A for Adarsh Scam, B for Bofors Scam, C for Coal Scam: Modi.
Amid all the pomp and show for Modi’s rallly, the BJP has not forgotten ‘Modinomics’ to earn some profit. Various merchandise from T-shirts, jackets, coffee mugs to caps have been doled out by BJP Yuva Morcha. For the rally, three VVIP stages have been set up a bullet proof glass enclosure is in place for speakers to address the gathering. All stages are covered in BJP colours.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a public rally at Parade Ground in Dehradun. In the wake of the rally, security has been strengthened.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal kickstarted its party campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha elections by holding a rally at Haryana’s Rohtak on Sunday.
The AAP chief Kejriwal addressed a rally at HUDA Ground in Rohtak, which is being represented by Deepender Singh Hooda, son of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.