2019 Lok Sabha elections LIVE UPDATES: Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said alliance talks between AAP and Congress are all but over after Congress president Rahul Gandhi refused to join hands in Delhi. (File Photos)
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had said that the manifesto has been drafted following extensive nationwide consultations and will be a very "powerful" document aimed at redressing key challenges facing the nation. He also said the manifesto will address issues including jobs creation, agrarian distress and strengthening the education and health sectors besides charting a roadmap to boost economic growth.
Arvind Kejriwal says Rahul Gandhi has refused to ally with AAP
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi had refused to forge an alliance with the AAP for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi. Kejriwal said he had met Rahul Gandhi recently and the Congress chief had refused to “join hands with the AAP”. Asked about Congress' Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit's remarks that Kejriwal never approached her for an alliance, the CM said, “We have met Rahul Gandhi. Dikshit is not that important leader.”
PM Modi, Amit Shah attack Congress over 'Hindu terror' tag
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah Monday accused the Congress of “committing the sin” of linking the Hindu religion with terrorism. "The Congress tried to stain crores of the country's people using the term 'Hindu terror'. Tell me, weren't you deeply hurt when you heard the term 'Hindu terror'? Is there a single incident in the history of thousands of years of Hindus engaging in terrorism?" Modi said in Wardha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis (L) and BJP candidate from Wardha constituency Ramdas Tadas. (PTI)
Amit Shah raked up the Samjhauta Express blast case to attack the Congress, saying the UPA government compromised with national security by allowing the real culprits in the case to go scot-free. "Rahul (Gandhi) Baba's party attempted to link the Hindu community with terrorism. It was a bid to defame Hindus across the world," Shah said in Odisha's Gajapati district.
Yogi Adityanath's 'Modi ji ki sena' remarks creates row
The Election Commission Monday took cognizance of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yodi Adityanath referring to the Indian Army as 'Modi ji ki sena'. Adityanath’s remarks elicited all-round condemnation from the Opposition leaders who said the Army belonged to the country and not the “prachaar mantri” (information minister).
While taking a swipe at the Opposition during a public meeting on Sunday, Yogi had said, “Congress people would feed biryani to terrorists, while Modi’s army gives them bullet or bomb. This is the difference. The Congress people use ‘Ji’ in Masood Azhar’s name to encourage terrorism.”
Congress, AAP complain to EC against NaMo TV
The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party Monday reached out to the Election Commission to complain against a new channel dedicated to showing the rallies and speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called NaMo TV. The channel came up surreptitiously just weeks ahead of the general elections and does not have the government's permission to broadcast in the country. However, NaMo TV is already available on all major national DTH operators including Tata Sky, Dish TV, Airtel, Siti Network among others.