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Assembly elections 2019 Highlights: Those who ruined banking system in jail now, says Modi

Assembly elections 2019 Highlights: The campaigning for assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra will end on Saturday. Both the states will vote on October 21 and the results will be announced on October 24.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2019 9:39:43 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally ahead of Assembly polls, in Hisar district of Haryana, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (PTI)

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.

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With Maharashtra and Haryana going to polls on October 21, leaders are engaged in successive campaigns. Follow Highlights here.

21:08 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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)

20:58 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

20:50 (IST)18 Oct 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".

20:44 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

20:31 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

20:23 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

20:12 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

19:27 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.  

(Source: Twitter/GautamGambhir)
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19:21 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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)

18:52 (IST)18 Oct 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.

18:15 (IST)18 Oct 2019
Haryana: Visuals from Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mahendragarh

(PTI photos)
17:51 (IST)18 Oct 2019
Mumbai: BKC gets ready for PM Modi's arrival

Mumbai: BKC gets ready for PM Modi's arrival

17:30 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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)

17:25 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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. 

17:03 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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".

16:51 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

16:42 (IST)18 Oct 2019
Watch LIVE: Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Haryana's Mahendragarh

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Haryana's Mahendragarh. Watch LIVE.

16:08 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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)

15:43 (IST)18 Oct 2019
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.

15:29 (IST)18 Oct 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.

JJP secretary general K C Bangar and other party leaders release the manifesto for the Assembly election at the party office in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi)

The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Thursday released its poll manifesto for the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls, promising to reserve 75 per cent of jobs for the local youth which constitutes a sizeable chunk of nearly 1.83 crore voters of the state. The party also promised to give Rs 11,000 per month to unemployed youth in their manifesto.

Meanwhile, addressing a public rally in Pune district in poll-bound Maharashtra on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it’s not been even five months since his government returned to power at the Centre and they have already sketched the roadmap for the next five years. “Haven’t you felt the effect of the New India in the last 100 days? Do you see its power? Do you see its decision-making abilities and clarity in ideas? It’s not been even five months but we already have sketched the roadmap for the next five years,” he said.

He further said, the nationalism of the people is hurt when the Opposition questions and poorly advertises a technologically strong fighter plane like Rafale.

“Whenever the Congress-NCP leaders question the bravery of our jawans, the people, and land of Satara is hurt. When they poorly advertise against the technologically modern Rafale deal, nationalism is hurt.” The Opposition always opposes every decision taken by the government in the national interest, the PM added.

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First published on: 18-10-2019 at 09:26:41 am
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