Assembly elections 2019 Highlights: Addressing his last rally in poll-bound Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday targeted Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram saying, “Those who ruined banking system are in jail now”.
Chidambaram has been in judicial custody at Tihar Jail ever since he was arrested on August 21 by CBI sleuths from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while addressing a poll rally in Haryana hit out at the Narendra Modi-led BJP government saying that wherever they (BJP) go, they make people fight, be it Hindu-Muslims, Jat-non Jat.
Gandhi also alleged that Prime Minister Modi has no understanding of the economy and the world is mocking India due to his government’s divisive politics that pitted people against each other.
With Maharashtra and Haryana going to polls on October 21, leaders are engaged in successive campaigns. Follow Highlights here.
Cong govt didn't act after Mumbai terror attacks: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the previous Congress government of failing to act after terror attacks in Mumbai.
"When evidence with probe agencies after the terror attacks pointed out to masterminds across the border, Congress leaders instead said the attacks were the handiwork of those in India," he said.
Addressing his last campaign rally for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly election, Modi also spoke of the economic reforms brought in by the BJP-led Central and Maharashtra governments, which he said had no "stain of corruption" on them. (PTI)
Watch: Rahul Gandhi plays cricket in Rewari
A video shared on social media showed Rahul Gandhi playing cricket with children in Rewari where his helicopter made an emergency landing today.
Watch: Rahul Gandhi plays cricket in Rewari after chopper makes emergency landing pic.twitter.com/sW73GkB7rJ— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) October 18, 2019
Those who ruined banking system in jail now: PM Modi
Addressing his last rally in poll-bound Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday targeted Congress and former Union Minister P Chidambaram saying, "Those who ruined banking system in jail now".
Shivaji Maharaj memorial will be expedited: PM Modi
Construction work of Shivaji Maharaj memorial off Mumbai coast will be expedited after court's green signal, Prime Minister Modi said.
No stain of corruption on our govt: PM Modi in Mumbai
At the rally, Prime Minister Modi said that there is no stain of corruption on the BJP-led Central or state governments.
More enthusiasm in state elections than during LS polls: PM Modi
Addressing a poll rally in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is witnessing enthusiasm in Maharashtra Assembly elections than that seen during Lok Sabha polls. He also said that Devendra Fadnavis completed five-year tenure as CM as people voted for stability.
Mumbai: PM Modi pays floral tribute to Shivaji Maharaj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid floral tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at an election rally in Mumbai.
Haryana: Gambhir seeks votes for former hockey captain Sandeep Singh
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Friday campaigned for Sandeep Singh, a former hockey captain and the party candidate from the Pehowa Assembly seat. Addressing a roadshow ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls, Gambhir, a former cricketer, appealed to people to vote for Singh to ensure all-round development in the constituency.
Haryana: Rahul Gandhi's chopper makes emergency landing in Rewari
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's chopper made an emergency landing in Rewari's KLP College today, due to bad weather while returning to Delhi from Mahendragarh after addressing an election rally. He later left for Delhi by road. (ANI)
Haryana: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's chopper made an emergency landing in Rewari's KLP College today, due to bad weather while returning to Delhi from Mahendragarh after addressing an election rally. He later left for Delhi by road. pic.twitter.com/DMV3f2Xtuj— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Mumbai: Golden opportunity for Maharashtra to stand with Modi-Shah
At Prime Minister Modi's rally in Mumbai, BJP's Atul Bhatkhalkar says that this is Maharashtra's golden opportunity to stand with Modi-Shah, who took a historic decision on August 5. Modi is scheduled to address the public shortly.
Haryana: Visuals from Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mahendragarh
PM Modi has no understanding of economy: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no understanding of the economy and the world is mocking India due to his government's divisive politics that pitted people against each other.
Addressing an election rally in Mahendragarh, Gandhi said Modi keeps diverting the attention of the people from real issues facing the country.
Modi had criticised MNREGA and he has "no understanding" of the economy, he alleged. (PTI)
World is mocking India: Rahul Gandhi
World is mocking India, one caste is fighting other, one religion is fighting another; Modi has destroyed economy, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said during a poll rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh.
Where BJP goes, they make people fight: Rahul Gandhi
In Haryana's Mahendragarh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleges that Prime Minister Modi criticises MNREGA but he does not understand anything about the economy. He also said, "Wherever they (BJP) go, they make people fight, be it Hindu-Muslims, Jat-non Jat. Country cannot develop through division".
Demonetisation and GST destroyed small and medium enterprises: Rahul Gandhi
Addressing a poll rally in Haryana's Mahendragarh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Demonetisation and 'Gabbar Singh Tax' (GST) destroyed small and medium enterprises in the country. He also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi diverts the attention of people from real issues the country faces.
Watch LIVE: Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Haryana's Mahendragarh
Congress has 'already accepted defeat' in Haryana polls: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday hit out at the Congress, saying it has "already accepted defeat" in the Haryana assembly elections.
Addressing his second rally on Friday, Modi referred to a purported video in which three Congress leaders at the parliament complex were seen discussing prospects of the party in the polls.
"Have you seen a video that went viral and in which a Congress leader was looking down upon a leader from Haryana at the parliament complex? I was surprised that the Haryana leader was standing with folded hands. Have you seen the video? Will you accept the insult of Haryana," Modi said. (PTI)
It's imperative that we revive the old systems of water management: PM Modi
PM Modi in Hisar: It's imperative that we revive the old systems of water management which used to exist in villages. We want to create systems that can help in recycling household water & which can be used for irrigation. And I'm hopeful that the country will be successful in doing so by 2024.
PM: It's imperative that we revive the old systems of water management which used to exist in villages. We want to create systems that can help in recycling household water & which can be used for irrigation. And I'm hopeful that the country will be successful in doing so by 2024 https://t.co/MsLH00WFsg pic.twitter.com/TdmHIHJew0— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Govt to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crores in next 5 years to eliminate water shortage: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hisar: We are planning to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crores in the next 5 years so our mothers and sisters, and farmers don't have to face shortage of water. Our effort is to ensure that farmers do not have to rely only on weather.
Kashmir has now permanently joined India: Amit Shah in Gadchiroli
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that Kashmir has become a permanent part of India after the BJP government abrogated Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in August.
“Today Kashmir has become a part of India forever and is now on the path to development. We have started to neutralise terrorism,” he said.
Shah was on his first visit to the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district to campaign for the party’s MLAs in three constituencies, just three days before Maharashtra goes to polls.
Opposition in Haryana were busy fighting among themselves: Modi in Hisar
Addressing a poll rally in Hisar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "When BJP government in Haryana was taking decisive steps for the development of the state, what was opposition doing? They couldn't fight with us, so they were busy fighting among themselves. They destabilized their parties for self-interest, can they give stability to Haryana?"
People of Haryana have to decide between those who delivered and those who indulged in misdeeds, he added.
Entire Haryana in favour of BJP: Modi
Addressing a poll rally in Haryana's Hisar district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the entire state of Haryana is in favour of the BJP. He also slammed the Jannayak Janta Party saying that the people of Haryana rejected its politics and strategy.
Watch LIVE: PM Modi addresses public meet in Hisar, Haryana
Amit Shah questions Congress record on tribal welfare
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday attacked the Congress over the issue of Adivasiswelfare and asked its leader Rahul Gandhi what did his four generations do for the community during their 70-year rule.
Addressing a poll rally at Aheri in Gadchiroli, a Maoist-affected district in eastern Maharashtra, he also said that Naxals were opposed to development and added the Modi government curbed the menace over the last five years. Shah, who is also the BJP president, reiterated that
the Congress-led governments did not scrap Article 370 of the Constitution due to vote-bank politics. (PTI)
What did you do for Adivasis: Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi
Addressing a poll rally in Maharashtra's Aheri town, Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah attacked the Gandhi family saying, "Your four generations ruled the nation for 70 years, what you did for Adivasis?"
Amit Shah slams Congress and NCP leader Sharad Pawar
Amit Shah in Aheri, Gadchiroli: Congress party and Sharad Pawar are opposing the abrogation of Article 370, now you have to decide who do you want to side with, people who removed Article 370 or with people who want to continue with this Article.
Bijepur bypoll: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan holds roadshow in Bijepur constituency
Vote for BJP, PM urged the people of Haryana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of Haryana to stay in the state during voting and vote for BJP and help win BJP with much more numbers than the Lok Sabha elections.
Congress indulged in corruption in agriculture and sports in Haryana: PM Modi
In Congress's misrule, neither jawans were safe, neither farmers nor our sportspersons. Congress indulged in corruption in agriculture and did scams in sports.
You broke arrogance of big leaders in Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi at Gohana rally
Referring to the Lok Sabha results, Modi said, " You broke the arrogance of big leaders in Lok Sabha polls." Gohana falls in Sonipat district, which is considered as a stronghold of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. However, both Hooda and his son Deepender Singh Hooda lost the Lok Sabha polls from Sonipat and Rohtak parliamentary constituencies, respectively and Modi took a veiled dig at this.
BJP has been strengthening farm sector in Haryana for five years: PM Modi
In the last five years, the BJP government has worked very hard for Haryana. With the PM Kisan scheme, farmers of Haryana will be benefitted from direct financial help. " Whenever I come to Haryana, I hear the fake promises of Congress shall be gone forever."
Pakistan uses Congress to strengthen their case globally: PM Modi
Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Modi said, "When we talk of Swacch Bharat or surgical strike then Congress gets a stomach ache, and if by chance anyone says Balakot then Congress starts jumping with pain. Pakistan uses them to strengthen their case globally, what sort of chemistry is this," he asked.
Soldiers of Haryana have been in forefront to save nation: Modi in Sonipath
Addressing a rally in Haryana's Sonipat district Prime Minister Narendra Modi said," this region has made India proud in every field, be it fighting in the wrestling ring or fighting against terrorism. Sonipat means 'Kisan,Jawan aur Pehelwan'
He said the soldiers of Haryana have been in the forefront to save the nation and fight terrorism.
Haryana MLA Kartar Singh Bhadana Joins BJP
Former Uttar Pradesh and Haryana MLA Kartar Singh Bhadana joined Bharatiya Janata Party today
Maharashtra Elections: EC issues notice to BJP Mumbai Chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha for ' provocative speech'
Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP Mumbai Chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha for delivering a 'provocative speech' during an election rally in Mumbai on October 16. EC has asked Lodha to reply and clarify on his statement
Amit Shah in Maharashtra today
Home Minister Amit Shah will address public rallies in Aheri, Rajura, Wani, and Khaperkheda in Maharashtra, today.
Union Home Minister and BJP working President Amit Shah to address rallies in Aheri, Rajura, Wani and Khaperkheda in Maharashtra, today. #MaharashtraAssemblyPolls (File pic) https://t.co/t89Vp8VmeF pic.twitter.com/35VCiRfcea— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
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