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Lok Sabha election HIGHLIGHTS: Modi hates my family, I will repay him with love, says Rahul Gandhi

2019 Lok Sabha Election HIGHLIGHTS: BJP chief Amit Shah Friday said his party will better its 2014 tally of 282 seats in this Lok Sabha polls. "BJP will win more than 55 new seats. The party will get over 23 seats in West Bengal, 13-15 seats in Odisha," Shah said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 10, 2019 9:23:59 pm
Rahul Gandhi tenders unconditional apology for attributing 'Chowkidar chor hai' remark to Supreme Court 2019 Lok Sabha Election HIGHLIGHTS: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

2019 Lok Sabha Election HIGHLIGHTS: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday said although Modi hates his family, he will repay him with love. Calling the Lok Sabha polls a “kabaddi match”, Gandhi, who was in Himachal Pradesh’s Una for an election rally, said that the Congress had “caught” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the kabaddi match, and that it was “game over” for the prime minister.

Meanwhile, BJP chief Amit Shah showed confidence in winning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections saying that his party will better its 2014 tally of 282 seats in this Lok Sabha polls. “BJP will win more than 55 new seats. The party will get over 23 seats in West Bengal, 13-15 seats in Odisha,” Shah told PTI while calling for support of more regional parties. “More regional parties are welcome to join NDA after polls if they wish so,” he said.

Also, day after Sam Pitroda made the ‘Hua so hua’ remark regarding 1984 Sikh riots, inviting criticism from BJP, Congress distanced itself from the statement mentioning that “the opinion is not of the Congress party”.  In a press statement issued by the party on Friday, Congress said, “Violence and riots are unacceptable and unpardonable in our society. Indian National Congress and its leadership have strived to ensure justice for 1984 riot victims. We continue to support the quest for justice and stern punishment for those found guilty in 1984 riots as also the subsequent acts of violence including the 2002 Gujarat riots. Any opinion remark made by any individual to the contrary including Shri Sam Pitroda is not the opinion of the Congress party. We advise all leaders to be careful and sensitive.”

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Lok Sabha elections HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will campaign today ahead of the sixth phase on May 12.

19:21 (IST)10 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Chandigarh

Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Chandigarh.

19:17 (IST)10 May 2019
Modi hates my family, I will repay him with love: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday said he will reply with love to prime minister Narendra Modi's “hatred” towards him and his family.
Addressing a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Una, he also flayed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party government over demonetisation and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). “Modi may spread hatred against me and late PMs Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, but I will repay with love,” he said. (PTI)

19:09 (IST)10 May 2019
High-pitch campaign for eight Lok Sabha seats in MP draws to close

The high voltage campaign for the eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, which includes Bhopal constituency where senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh is locked in a battle with BJP nominee and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, came to an end on Friday evening. Read more...

18:19 (IST)10 May 2019
Congress has one more stain on it which can never be cleaned: PM Modi on Pitroda's comment on 1984 Sikh riots

"Congress has one more stain on it which can never be cleaned," PM Modi reacted on Sam Pitroda's comment on 1984 Sikh riots.

18:09 (IST)10 May 2019
More regional parties welcome to join NDA after polls if they wish so: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah Friday said his party will better its 2014 tally of 282 seats in this Lok Sabha polls. "BJP will win more than 55 new seats. The party will get over 23 seats in West Bengal, 13-15 seats in Odisha," Shah told PTI while calling for support of more regional parties. "More regional parties are welcome to join NDA after polls if they wish so," he said.

18:05 (IST)10 May 2019
BJP using hawala route to transfer money for distribution among voters to get votes: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said the BJP is using the hawala route to transfer money for distribution among voters to get votes, PTI reported.

17:20 (IST)10 May 2019
Congress distances itself from Sam Pitroda's statement

Congress by issuing a press statement has distanced itself from the statement made by Sam Pitroda on Thursday. The press statement released by the Grand Old Party read, "Violence and riots are unacceptable and unpardonable in our society. Indian National Congress and its leadership have strived to ensure justice for 1984 riot victims. We continue to support the quest for justice and stern punishment for those found guilty in 1984 riots as also the subsequent acts of violence including the 2002 Gujarat riots. Any opinion remark made by any individual to the contrary including Shri Sam Pitroda is not the opinion of the Congress party. We advise all leaders to be careful and sensitive."

17:01 (IST)10 May 2019
West Bengal CEO sends report on money seized from Ghatal BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh to EC

West Bengal CEO sent a report on money seized from  Ghatal BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh to EC.

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16:43 (IST)10 May 2019
SC reserves order on plea seeking action against Rahul Gandhi for attributing to it ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remarks

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16:19 (IST)10 May 2019
Congress says sedition law should be scrapped, special powers to soldiers should be scrapped: PM Modi

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16:16 (IST)10 May 2019
I have a right over every single resident in Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi in Mandi

PM Modi in Mandi, Himachal: In 2014, you made BJP victorious on 4 seats, you gave us abundant love in 2017. Today once again I've come here to ask for your blessings. The entire Himachal Pradesh has a right over me & I have a right over every single resident in Himachal Pradesh.

15:38 (IST)10 May 2019
BJP has defamation case against us after defaming us: Arvind Kejriwal

"BJP has defamation case against us after defaming us," Kejriwal said.

15:35 (IST)10 May 2019
Don't know why BJP cannot tolerate achievements by women: Arvind Kejriwal

"Don't know why BJP cannot tolerate achievements by women," Kejriwal said while speaking on Atishi issue.

15:33 (IST)10 May 2019
AAP will support whoever will be forming govt at Centre except for Modi based on statehood promise

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Aam Admi Party will support whoever will be forming the government at the Centre except for Narendra Modi and  Amit Shah, on the promise that Delhi will be given statehood.

15:18 (IST)10 May 2019
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Una, Himachal Pradesh

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Una, Himachal Pradesh.

15:07 (IST)10 May 2019
Jaya Bachchan, Dimple Yadav hold roadshow in Prayagraj

Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders Jaya Bachchan and Dimple Yadav hold a roadshow in Prayagraj.

14:29 (IST)10 May 2019
No alliance with MGP at least during current tenure: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

The ruling BJP in Goa will not have any alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) at least for the remaining tenure of the party-led government in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told PTI. The MGP, Goa's oldest regional party, had won three seats in the 2017 assembly polls and later joined the BJP-led ruling coalition.

14:14 (IST)10 May 2019
Mamata and Naidu hold closed door meeting on Mahagathbandhan future course

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu has held a closed door discussion with his West Bengal counterpart Mamanta Banerjee in Kharagpur on future plans of the Mahagathbandhan, news agency PTI reported. The meeting between Banerjee and Naidu took place for over 15 minutes late Thursday evening, according to a well-placed source in the Trinamool Congress.

14:07 (IST)10 May 2019
PM Modi on Sam Pitroda's remark on 1984 riots
13:59 (IST)10 May 2019
PM talks about Pak & other 'absurd' issues but never about problems of people, says Priyanka in UP

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Friday alleged that while farmers were suffering, Rs 5,50,000 crore of big industrialists were waived by the BJP government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's friends recorded profits of Rs 10,000 crore in last five years.

Addressing an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharth Nagar, she also hit out at Modi, claiming that he talks about Pakistan and other "absurd" issues, but never about the problems of the people.

The Congress general secretary termed the present BJP government 'ahankari' (egotistical), alleging that it spreads anger, hatred and negativity.

(PTI)

While Priyanka Gandhi held a rally in Ramlila Maidan, which marked her first public address in the national capital for the elections, Gandhi held roadshows in North East and South Delhi constituencies. The prime minister, in an apparent reference to the ruling Aam Admi Party Delhi, said those who came to change the country, changed themselves instead.

Priyanka Gandhi who was seen holding roadshows alongside Sheila Dikshit and party’ South Delhi candidate Vijender Singh asked people to come out and vote against BJP’s false promises. All seven seats of the national capital go to polls on Sunday. With alliance between the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party failing to materialise, the three-way contest is being keenly watched.

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First published on: 10-05-2019 at 12:42:32 pm