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BJP Council meet HIGHLIGHTS: Modi hits out at states barring CBI from probing cases, asks if they are scared

BJP Council meet HIGHLIGHTS: "The government before us pushed the country into darkness. It won't be wrong if I say that India lost 10 important years (2004-2014) in scams and corruption," PM Modi said.

BJP Council meet HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses on the second day of the two-day BJP National Convention. (PTI)

BJP Council meet LIVE UPDATES: Addressing the Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP)National Executive meeting Saturday, PM Modi remembered the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying, “This is the first National Convention without Atal Ji.” He also said that the Quota bill introduced by the government is brought ‘to ensure equality’.

Attacking the Congress party, PM Modi said, “The government before us pushed the country into darkness. It won’t be wrong if I say that India lost 10 important years (2004-2014) in scams and corruption.” The two-day event, which began Friday, was organised with an aim to lay final guidelines for thousands of party leaders for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The event was inaugurated on Friday by party chief Amit Shah and the Prime Minister, who is to conclude the executive meeting with his valedictory address today.

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CBI has been banned from entering in Andhra, Bengal and Chhattisgarh, why are they scared, asks PM Modi

Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh have blocked entry of CBI. What wrong have they done that they're feeling scared? Today they don't accept CBI, tomorrow they won't accept some other institution. Army, Police, SC, EC, CAG all are wrong, only they are right. In 2007, a Congress minister had said that Modi will go to jail within a few months. Amit Shah was even put behind the bars. But we didn't form a law to stop CBI from entering Gujarat as we had faith in law. These people are levelling allegations on agencies because they're scared: PM Modi in Delhi

Do not forget how Congress tried to slow down Ayodhya case: Modi

"Do not forget how Congress, through its lawyers tried to slow down the case on Ayodhya in SC. Do not let anyone forget it," PM Modi said.

PM Modi: There were two means of taking loans—One common process & the other Congress process

"Bank gave loans of Rs 18 lakh crore in 60 years & Rs 34 lakh crore in last 6 years of Congress governance. There were two means of taking loans in the country--One common process and the other Congress process. In the Congress process, banks were forced to give loans to fraudster friends," PM Modi said.

Chowkidhar isn’t going to stop, it’s just a beginning: PM Modi

PM Modi on the AgustaWestland deal probe said that the Congress party was getting nervous.

Chowkidhar isn’t going to stop, it’s just a beginning, will not leave anyone : PM Modi on the probe on middlemen. Said Congress was getting nervous as middlemen were investigated. @IndianExpress

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Important initiatives taken in last 4 years for women empowerment: PM Modi

"Important initiatives have been taken up in last 4 years for women empowerment. People made fun of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' for political opposition, but we have come a long way to free society of wrong beliefs that existed for decades," PM Modi said.

Earlier govt saw farmers as voters: PM Modi

"Earlier governments saw annadata (farmers) as only matdata (voters), we are constantly trying to address challenges faced by them," PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

"We are working day and night to double farmers' income by 2022," he added.

10% quota will enhance confidence of 'new India': PM Modi

"10 per cent quota in education, government jobs to poor youths of general category will enhance confidence of 'new India', PM Modi said at BJP's National Convention in Delhi.

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Government before us pushed the country into darkness: PM Modi

"The government before us pushed the country into darkness. It won't be wrong if I say that India lost 10 important years (2004-2014) in scams and corruption," PM Modi said.

Quota bill brought to ensure equality: PM Modi

Addressing the crowd at BJP's National Executive meeting, PM Modi said that the recent Quota bill brought by the government is to ensure equality.

No charge of corruption against govt: PM Narendra Modi

"It has happened for the first time in the history of the country that a government that came into power with an absolute majority hasn't been accused of corruption. We can take pride in the fact that there is no taint on us," PM Modi said.

PM Modi remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee

"This is the first National Convention without Atal Ji," PM Modi said at the Ramlila Maidan.

PM Narendra Modi speaks at BJP National Convention in Delhi

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PM Modi saved thousands of crores in Rafale deal: Jaitley

PM Modi saved thousands of crores in Rafale deal, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the BJP National Convention.

Arun Jaitley targets opposition leaders

"Congress ka shehzada ho, Bengal ki didi ho, Andhra Pradesh ke babu ho, UP ki behenji ho, sab dil mein ichcha rakhte hain aur sabki talwarein chunaav ke baad niklengi ," says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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UP govt has given houses to 18 lakh poor individuals: Yogi Adityanath

"Within 1.5 yrs, UP govt has given houses to 18 lakh poor individuals, irrespective of their caste or religion, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Under SP govt, only 63,000 houses were built in 5 years of rule," says UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the BJP National Convention in Delhi.

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Amidst thundering applauds, UP CM Yogi Adityanath to address the crowd

UP CM Yogi Adityanath gets thundering applauds and chants of Jai Shri Ram as he gets up to address the crowd at Ramlila Maidan

Himanta Biswa lists BJP's achievement for North-East states

Listing out BJP's achievement for NE states, the senior Assam minister also took a dig at Rahul Gandi saying, "He is feeding biscuits to his dog instead of listening to Assam woes."

Not one terror attack in India after 2014, says Sitharaman

"We have not had one major terrorist attack in this country after 2014. This govt under the leadership of PM Modi has ensured one thing that there shall not be an opportunity for terrorists to disturb peace," says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the BJP National Convention.

Sitharaman urges party men to work with a resolve on ab ki baar phir Modi sarkar

Speaking on the political resolution, Nirmala Sitharaman urged party men to work with resolve on 'ab ki baar phir Modi sarkar '

Nitin Gadkari moves political resolution

On the second and final day of the National Convention, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari moved a political resolution, criticising Congress president for misleading the country.

Non-performance and corruption were features of previous govt: Nitin Gadkari

"Non-performance and corruption were the features of the previous govt. But after we came to power, good governance, ease of business&development has been delivered by Modi ji&our govt in 4.5 yrs as we promised in our manifesto," Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

PM Modi and Amit Shah arrive at Ramlila ground

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah arrive at Ramlila Ground to attend the two-day BJP National Convention. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, FM Arun Jaitley amd former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also present.

What all happened on Day 1

Amid cheers for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “biggest well-wisher of farmers”, the BJP’s National Convention that began on Friday passed a resolution highlighting initiatives taken by the party-led government for the agriculture sector. Read more

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during the two-day BJP National Convention at Ramlila Ground, in New Delhi on Saturday, Jan 12,2018. ( PTI)

Earlier, in his inaugural address at the convention, party chief Amit Shah said that the Lok Sabha polls will be a battle of two ideologies. He said his party stands for cultural nationalism and development of poor, while the rivals have come together merely for power.

Attacking the opposition's grand alliance, Shah said that it has no policy or programme and it neither has any nationwide influence.

In his hour-long address, Shah emphasised on a number of government's measures- especially those related to security, curbing corruption and welfare programmes for the poor and farmers- and attacked the Congress for the dare to target Modi on the issue of graft when its president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are on bail in a "case of corruption".

Earlier, on the second day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the BJP National Convention said, "We have not had one major terrorist attack in this country after 2014. This government under the leadership of PM Modi has ensured one thing that there shall not be an opportunity for terrorists to disturb the peace."

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Apart from the senior BJP leaders, the national convention is attended by BJP national executive council members, national council members, all MPs, MLAs, MLCs, national office-bearers of all morchas among others.

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