General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said that political parties and leaders with thinking still stuck in last century cannot understand the aspirations of the youth of 21st century. Speaking at a rally in Mumbai, Modi said, “The country’s youth looks toward 2047, not 1947 when the country will complete 100 years of independence. Parties and leaders with thinking still stuck in the last century cannot understand the aspirations of the youth of 21st century.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he is committed to the empowerment of women and that is why a decision has been taken to deploy the women at the borders to defend the country. Speaking at a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi, Modi said, “The government is running schemes for the safety and empowerment of the daughters and sisters of this country from their birth to different stages of life. Your chowkidar has made provision of the death penalty for heinous crimes like rape. India’s daughters have complete faith in this chowkidar. That is why, for the first time, a decision has been taken to deploy the women at the borders to defend the country.”
After Congress chief Rahul Gandhi complained about “engine trouble” on his flight en route to Patna, the DGCA began a probe in the incident on Friday. Gandhi who is scheduled to visit three states – Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra – said that he is running late as his flight had to return to New Delhi.