Manipur assembly elections 2017 highlights: What Congress did not do in 15 years, we will do in 15 months, says PM Modi

Manipur assembly elections 2017 live updates: PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in west Imphal

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 25, 2017 2:04 pm
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With campaigning for the two-phased Assembly polls gaining momentum in Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Imphal to address an election rally on Saturday. The voting will be held on March 4 and 8 with 266 candidates in the fray. The counting of votes will take place on March 11.

Congress and BJP are the two main players in the election fight. Congress has fielded 59 candidates and BJP 60. Trinamool Congress has fielded 16, NCP 7, CPI 6 and CPI(M) two. Among the regional parties, Naga People’s Front has fielded 16 candidates and People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) one.

Here are the highlights:

01.35 pm: PM Narendra Modi’s speech comes to an end

01.25 pm: Congress had promised 12 instead of 9 LPGs for a year. But when we came to power we decided to give 5000-crore poor families LPG, says PM

01.20 pm: In job interviews, people have to pay a bribe. BJP has decided no more interviews, job will be given on basis of marks scored in exams. But Manipur govt didn’t implement this as they stick to 10 per cent commission, says PM

01.15 pm: On one side there is 10 per cent commission Congress CM, on the other hand there will be BJP with 100 per cent development. You people will decide, says PM

01.10 pm: There has been no CM in India who is 10 per cent. What sort of a CM is 10 per cent, asks PM

01.05 pm: If BJP comes to power there will be no blockades in the state, says PM

01.02 pm: The responsibility of Manipur lies with the state govt and state police but blockades are a common feature, people don’t get food, medicine, says PM

01.10 pm: Those who cannot ensure peace in the state have no right to govern Manipur. They made brothers here fight each other, says PM

01.08 pm: Naga accord was signed one and half years ago. Was the Congress asleep that time? And, now they are spreading lies. The accord that has been signed doesn’t stand against the people of Manipur, says PM

01.05 pm: You decide if you want to believe the lies of Congress that has been continuing since the last !5 years or will you give BJP a chance, says PM

01.03 pm: Today, wherever Congress govt is there, the state lacks progress. Every BJP governed state today is progressing at fast pace, says PM Modi

01.02 pm: Unity of Manipur, welfare of its people and development of the state is our only goal, says PM Modi

01.00 pm: When Atal ji formed Government, he made policies for overall development of Northeast. But Congress did not carry the good work forward, says PM

12.58 pm: Centre is ready to give electricity at a subsidised rate but the ruling state Congress doesn’t want that, says PM

12.57 pm: Congress has fixed a ‘rate’ for any job in the state. There is corruption everywhere, says PM Modi

12.56 pm: Wherever there is Congress, development does not happen there. I hear reports of corruption all the time, says PM Modi

12.55 pm: After coming to power in 2014, we came out with ‘Act East Policy’. Until our eastern part prospers, the country would not develop, says PM Modi

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12.54 pm: Since last 40 years no PM of the country came to North-East for NEC Meeting. After Morarji Desai I am the only one who visited, says PM

12.52 pm: What they (Congress) did not do in last 15 years, I assure we will do it in 15 months, says PM

12.51 pm: Until North-East does not progress, the country’s progress will never be complete, says PM

12.50 pm: What Congress hasn’t done in 15 years, we will do in 5 years, says PM

12.45 pm: Congress has made one community fight against each other and have only looked into its profit in Manipur, says PM Modi

12.43 pm: No profit of the farmers or any person. Wipe out Congress from Manipur, says PM Modi

12.40 pm: CM has sat here for 15 years, has there been any progress? Any development, asks PM Modi takes dig at Okram Ibobi Singh

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