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UP elections 2017 LIVE updates: PM Modi’s strategy is distraction, we are for development, says Rahul Gandhi

BJP president Amit Shah will also address multiple election rallies in UP's Pilibhit, Lakhimpur, Sitapur and Raebareli on Saturday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2017 11:24 am
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address multiple election rallies in Uttar Pradesh Saturday. He is scheduled to visit Moradabad, Rampur and Bareilley through the day to campaign for the second phase of polling to be held on February 15. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will also address multiple election rallies in UP’s Pilibhit, Lakhimpur, Sitapur and Raebareli Saturday.  Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies in UP’s Badaun district and Rudrapur in Uttarakhand. BSP chief Mayawati, too, will be campaigning in Saharanpur and Bijnor.

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3:15 pm: People are voting for elephant, BSP is going to come in the first place: Mayawati in Saharanpur

12:43 pm: As per initial reports, we are leading in this 1st phase: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

11:57 am: In Muzaffarnagar sitting MLA Kapil Dev Agarwal of BJP is facing Gaurav Bansal of SP, Payal Maheshwari of RLD & Rakesh Sharma of BSP.

11:44 am: There is a big BSP wave across the state and the reports I am getting from the first phase of voting are very positive. Jinko janta azma chuki hai, usko janta phir nahi azmayegi. UP mei BSP ki sarkaar purn bahumat ki banne wali hai: Mayawati

11:43 am: BJP has been in power in Centre for more than 2 and a half years and they have not fulfilled even 1/4th of their 2014 promises: Mayawati

11:42 am: Only BSP can provide an ideal Govt in UP. Cong-SP and BJP are trying to misguide people but now people know their real face: Mayawati

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10:54 am: PM’s strategy is distraction. When he can’t answer questions, he starts distracting. Truth is that in 2.5 years, he has failed: Rahul Gandhi

10:50 am: We are only talking about development. BJP is afraid of two youths. They are scared of new ideas and intentions: Akhilesh

10:45 am: There are issues on 6-7 seats, but these issues are insignificant, things will be worked out soon. Coordination is there in this alliance. Reality is that we are solidly fighting together for 99 per cent of seats: Rahul Gandhi

10:44 am: This is an alliance between two youngsters. We have come to transform Uttar Pradesh, not just to come to power: Rahul

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10:38 am: He likes to rake up people’s janam patris. He likes to do all these things. He likes to peek into bathrooms. Let him do. This election will give him a strong response: Rahul

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10:36 am: The biggest challenge in India is giving employment to youth. This year, unemployment has risen. PM Modi has not been able to fulfil his promises. PM talks about surgical strikes but the largest casualties have happened in our security forces: Rahul Gandhi

10:35 am: Bohot ghussa hona acchi baat nahi hai, is se pata chalta hai pairon ke neeche se zameen sarak rahi hai: Akhilesh Yadav

10:34 am: Everyone in UP will feel this is our government. We will give employment to youth: Rahul

10:33 am: This is the foundation of the alliance: Rahul

10:29 am: CM Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi launch alliance’s common minimum program in Lucknow.

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Meanwhile, polling began in 73 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh’s western region Saturday morning. An estimated 2.6 crore people are expected to caste their votes for the Assembly elections in the state which will be held in seven phases. On Tuesday, Akhilesh Yadav, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi and other leaders campaigned for the second phase of polls in multiple districts of the state.

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    Tinku
    Feb 11, 2017 at 5:17 am
    If half of the Muslims vote for mayawati, bsp will win.
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      SubbuI
      Feb 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm
      WE CAN CLEARLY SEE THE FEAR OF DEFEAT IN NALAYAK NMODI THE SAFFRON DICTATOR SINCE HE STARTED CAMPAIGNING FOR UP EMBLY ELECTIONS.HE IS CONFUSED AND NON COHESIVE. HIS TALKS ARE CONTRADICTORY AT EACH MEETING.HE DOES NOT TRUST HIS OWN ABILITY AS HE USE TO BE IN 2014lt;br/gt;IT APPEARS HIS GUILTY CONSCIENCE OF DEMONETISATION IS KILLING HIM, IF YOU REMEMBER HIS FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AFTER 2002 MACARE IN GUJARATH YOU CAN SEE YHE SIMILARITIES NOW.HE IS MENTALLY ILL FOR SURE
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        Aravindh
        Feb 12, 2017 at 8:38 am
        Political parties keep saying lot of lies . You have to give BJP which is in centre atleast full 5 years. What is happening here is because you have state elections every year it kees disturbing the centre of not able to do its work in full flow . Apart from that the centre has to see the rajyasabha also for getting the bill ped. This becomes a great problem for the nations development agenda and it becomes slower where you cannot take immediate decisions because of obstruction where you can see congress not allowing to do so and most of the parliament getting washed out. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Only way to avoid it is you have to keep one election where both loksabha and rajyasabha has to be done simultaneously . This gives both state and centre to work freely without any further elections which is an obstruction for the development of india. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I hope election commission will understand there is a logic behind what i am commenting and do the same in 2019 loksabha even though elections are held now. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They must not think about the money for holding one time elections in 2019 since in future it will be better for any govt to work freely. JAI HIND
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        1. Arun Kumar Gupta
          Feb 11, 2017 at 7:08 am
          Rahul says they are for development. Then what happened during the 60 years they ruled. There was no development. It connotes that when Congress is out of power, It wants development and when in power, it want scamps and no development.
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            Jai hind
            Feb 11, 2017 at 8:57 am
            u will remain blind for ever .. lol
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