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Narendra Modi Rally HIGHLIGHTS: Karnataka CM being used as punching bag by ally Cong, says PM

PM Narendra Modi Rally Today in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh HIGHLIGHTS: In a rally at Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur, earlier today, Modi had lashed out at the Congress for ignoring the defence sector.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2019 8:57:46 pm
PM Modi in South India LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address meetings in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today. Narendra Modi Rally HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address meetings in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today. (PTI photo)

PM Narendra Modi Rally in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Dharwad, Karnataka. He laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Dharwad and witnessed the e-griha pravesh of as many as 2350 houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (U). Modi, who is on a whirlwind tour of three southern states has so far addressed public meetings in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh along with inaugurating several development projects.

In a rally at Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur, earlier today, Modi lashed out at the Congress for ignoring the defence sector. He blamed the grand old party of ignoring the nation’s security and accused them of ‘brokering deals and helping their own set of friends’ instead. Inaugurating a Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of ONGC in Andhra Pradesh, the prime minister attacked CM Chandrababu Naidu, once an ally of the NDA. Modi said the CM promised to develop the infrastructure of Andhra but took a ‘U-turn’ and is now engaged in his own development. He also said that Naidu has deceived NTR by colluding with Congress.

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HIGHLIGHTS of PM Modi's address in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today.

20:01 (IST)10 Feb 2019
Karnataka CM is being challenged by everyone, difficult to figure who is incharge of state: PM Modi

Karnataka’s CM HD Kumaraswamy appears to be a punching bag for all. Everyone is challenging him and it’s difficult to figure out who’s incharge of the state. They want to impose the same ‘mazboor’ model on the entire country. The opposition parties have no interest in the welfare of the farmers, youth and the poor. They are selfish and only works for their own interests. PM Narendra Modi in Dharwad

19:53 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi addresses rally in Karnataka's Dharwad

In the recent budget Income tax relief has been provided to those earning up to Rs 5 lakh. People who thought they will never be questioned about their earnings are now being questioned and giving accounts for their loot: PM Modi in Dharwad

19:47 (IST)10 Feb 2019
We sanctioned 73 lakh houses in 55 months, of which 15 lakh have been completed: PM Modi in Dharwad

In the past 4 years, our govt has continuously worked for the poor and the middle class. The previous govt sanctioned 13 lakh houses in the urban areas, out of which only 8 lakh was completed. However, our govt sanctioned 73 lakh houses in 55 months, out of which 15 lakh have been completed. For the first time, any govt has thought about the housing needs of the middle class. Therefore, a new category has been made to provide concession on the interest rates on home loans: PM Modi

19:41 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi addresses rally in Dharwad

Projects worth Rs 5,000 crores has been inaugurated which gives an impetus to the vision of development for all. We are also preparing for the next generation infrastructure in other various cities of the country: PM Modi in Dharwad

19:20 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi witnessed the E-Griha Pravesh for houses constructed under PMAY(U)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday lays the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) – Dharwad. He also witnessed the E-Griha Pravesh of as many as 2350 houses constructed under PMAY(U) at Dharwad. 

19:09 (IST)10 Feb 2019
VIDEO: PM Modi in Guntur addresses Andhra CM Naidu as 'father of Lokesh'
19:05 (IST)10 Feb 2019
Andhra CM Naidu drags PM Modi’s wife name for comments on son Lokesh

Taking exception to the Prime Minister addressing him as “father of Lokesh” at a rally in Guntur Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched a counter-offensive by dragging Narendra Modi’s wife into the row. “You have estranged your wife. Do you have any respect in the family system,” Naidu asked Modi. The TDP president said he loved his family and respected it. He said the Prime Minister did not have a family or a son. “Since you have referred to my son, I am mentioning about your wife. People, do you know Narendra Modi has a wife? Her name is Jashodaben,” Naidu told a public meeting at Vijayawada. Read more here

16:57 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi takes a jibe at TDP protesters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on his first trip to the state since chief minister Chandrababu Naidu led Telugu Desham Party (TDP) severed ties with the NDA, was welcomed by TDP protesters donning black shirts and shouting “Modi go back” as he arrived in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. At a BJP rally in Guntur,  Modi took a jibe at the protesters, saying that “they want me to go back to Delhi and once again be in power”. Read more here

16:52 (IST)10 Feb 2019
Congress ignored nation's security, says PM Modi in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday lashed out at the Congress, saying it ignored the nation's security during its tenure and alleged it was associated with several scams in the defence sector. "Congress has several scams associated with defence sector and did not allow modernisation of defence forces for years," says PM Modi at a BJP rally in Perumanallur. "For them, this sector was only about brokering deals and helping their own set of friends," he was quoted as saying by PTI.

16:48 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi inaugurates Chennai Metro Rail's final leg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated the last leg of the Chennai metro rail's blueline and declared six underground metro stations through video-conferencing. In the presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Modi flagged off Chennai Metro's passenger services. The Prime Minister also laid a foundation stone for modernisation of Chennai International Airport, a new integrated terminal building at Tiruchirappalli airport, and a 100-bedded ESI hospital here.

Modi also dedicated BPCL Ennore Coastal installation -- state-of-the-art and fully automated oil storage and distribution facilities, with a project cost of Rs 393 crore and a crude oil pipeline from Chennai Port to Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited's Manali refinery.

16:39 (IST)10 Feb 2019
Our govt brought the EWS reservation quota without altering the existing reservation system: PM Modi

"Our govt brought a bill for 10% reservation for the poor of the general category and we did this without altering the existing reservation system in the country. I dare them to give me one instance where the BJP has altered the social justice system in the nation. On the contrary, it was the Third Front Government, where both DMK and Congress removed reservation in promotions for SC and ST communities," says Modi.

16:33 (IST)10 Feb 2019
BJP talks about doubling farmers' income unlike Congress who promises loan waivers during elections: Modi

The opposition is only good at spreading panic. Time and again they have tried to mislead the farmers, poor and youngsters of the nation. For the first time in India's history, a govt has spoken about doubling of farmer's income rather than giving them loan waivers as promised by the Opposition as a part of their election propaganda: PM Modi in Tiruppur

16:22 (IST)10 Feb 2019
Good work done by NDA is making some poeple unhappy: PM Modi

The good work of the NDA govt has made some people very unhappy and their unhappiness has turned into desperation and abuse for Modi. Opposition's political culture of abusing Modi may give them some space in television but the elections are fought on one’s vision for the nation, not slander and attack: PM Modi in Tamil Nadu

16:18 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi addresses BJP rally in Tiruppur

Today the entire world is talking about the development of India. This development is possible due to the strength and skill of the people of India. In the recent Union Budget, a historic scheme of Pradhan Mantri Shramyogi Jan Dhan Yojana was announced to safeguard the well being of those brothers and sisters who work in factories, mills, companies and small industries: PM Modi

16:13 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi accuses Congress of having neglected the Defence sector in the past

Those who got the opportunity to rule the nation for years did not bother about our Defence sector. For them, it was just a sector of deals and supporting their own friends. It was our govt that had the honour of fulfilling the demand of One Rank One Pension which was pending for decades. Congress never leaves an opportunity to belittle our army. A few days ago, one of the Congress leaders used inexcusable language for the Army chief. We dream of an India that is self-sufficient in defence production and where our forces have all the possible support they require in keeping our nation safe: PM Modi

16:06 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi in Tamil Nadu
16:04 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi begins his address at BJP rally in Tiruppur

I bow to the land of Tiruppur. This land stands for bravery. It is the land of Tiruppur Kumaran who sacrificed his life for the National Flag. This land belongs to Dheeran Chinnamalai whose bravery motivates the entire country: PM Modi

14:58 (IST)10 Feb 2019
PM Modi arrives in Tamil Nadu

PM Modi arrives in Tiruppur. (Photo: ANI)

PM Modi arrives in Tiruppur. (Photo: ANI)

After Guntur in Andhra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in  Tiruppur at Tamil Nadu. Modi will launch several development projects here and also address a public rally shortly.

14:56 (IST)10 Feb 2019
From Amaravati to Polavaram, they are busy creating wealth for themselves: PM Modi accuses TDP

Chandrababu Naidu rightly said that he is a “wealth creator” and Modi has no idea about wealth creation. From Amaravati to Polavaram, they are busy in creating wealth for themselves and that’s why are scared of this “Chowkidar”.  The Central govt selected Amravati as a heritage city under HRIDAY scheme so that the heritage sites here can be conserved and developed. This place is also called the Oxford of Andhra Pradesh, where youngsters from different places come to fulfil their dreams: PM Modi

14:44 (IST)10 Feb 2019
Modi compares black balloon protest against him with tradition of smearing black to ward off evil

Earlier, when Modi had arrived at Gannavaram airport in Vijayawada, TDP workers staged protests. Commenting on these black balloon protests against him, Modi quipped that he welcomed it, recalling the tradition of smearing black to ward off evil designs. Meanwhile, BJP leaders alleged that people were "thwarted," from reaching the venue in large numbers and said countdown would start for Naidu with Modi's rally at Guntur.

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Accusing Modi of reneging on his promise to grant Special Category Status to AP, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has called for massive protests by TDP workers and the public to oppose the PM’s visit. The Congress party is also expected to join the protest too. However, YSRCP and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have not taken any stand on Modi’s visit although it was YSRCP which first confronted the Centre over denial of SCS to AP.

The BJP is experimenting with several strategies in the state to woo beneficiaries of central schemes even as the PM’s last visit to Madurai to launch the AIIMS project and a public rally were mired in ‘Modi go back’ protests. The party’s IT wing is busy making videos of beneficiaries telling positive stories about centrally sponsored schemes.

Farmers were invited to attend the Tiruppur rally and promised a front row seat in random messages circulated through social media networks by BJP leaders on Thursday and Friday. Over 2,000 farmers are expected to turn up at the rally, a senior party leader said.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu said the BJP wounded the state and its people by denying assurances given in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and is now sprinkling chilli powder on the wounds.

“After breaking his promise on SCS how can shameless Modi set foot in AP? I think he is coming to see for himself the injustice he has done to this state and its people. Let us all unite and oppose his visit and his betrayal,” Naidu said on Saturday.

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