Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP National President Amit Shah Saturday reiterated that the sacrifices of 40 CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack will not go in vain and said the Narendra Modi-led government has always given a befitting reply to such attacks in the last five years. “Be it bullet for a bullet or surgical strike, Modi government has never hesitated to retaliate,” Shah pointed out while speaking at BJP Kisan Morcha National Convention in Gorakhpur.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had denounced the attack of Kashmiris in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. “Our fight is not against the Kashmiris, but against terrorism,” PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Tonk. He stressed that the fight is against the enemies of humanity and what happened to Kashmiri students in the last few days, should not happen in this country.
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacted with students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi where he said that the country was reeling under unemployment and that it is creating anger among the youth. He also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, “PM refuses to accept that there is a job crisis in the country.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi address public meetings today. Follow HIGHLIGHTS below.
13 crore farmers will be paid Rs 75 thousand crore per year: Amit Shah
Amit Shah said, UPA government during its rule had waived Rs 53 thousand crore loan of 3 crore farmers. "With the policy that our government has announced in 2019 budget, 13 crore farmers will be paid Rs 75 thousand crore per year," he added.
Modi govt 1st to allocate Rs 750 crore towards protection of 'gaumata': Amit Shah
Narendra Modi's was the first government after independence to allocate Rs 750 crore towards protection of cows, said Shah.
Application of scientific methods in agriculture started under Modi: Amit Shah
Scientific research is important for agriculture, Amit Shah said. " Such studies were conducted during Jawaharlal Nehru's regime too. But, those remained restricted to laboratories only and never reached the fields. By launching 'soil health card', PM Modi, for the first time, introduced the 'lab to land' concept," Shah added.
BJP govt has bought maximum amount of farmers' produce at minimum support price: Amit Shah
No government can match the amount of agricultural produce the BJP government has bought at minimum support price, said Amit Shah.
Modi government stepped up the agriculture welfare policy: Amit Shah
Amit Shah said the Modi government has stepped up the agriculture welfare policy by strengthening water supply, price, currency, technology through self-reliance.
Modi government has always given a befitting reply to terror attacks: Amit Shah in Gorakhpur
Amit Shah said, Modi government has always given a befitting reply to terror attacks. "Be it through using bullets against bullets or surgical strike, the Narendra Modi-led government was never late in retaliating," the BJP national president added.
Sacrifice of our soldiers will not go in vain: Amit Shah in Gorakhpur
Amit Shah said, "We have empathy for the families of 40 soldiers who were killed in Pulwama terror attack. But, their sacrifice will not go in vain. "
Amit Shah speaks at Gorakhpur rally
Amit Shah starts speaking at BJP Kisan Morcha National Convention in Gorakhpur.
Omar Abdullah thanks PM Modi for denouncing attacks on Kashmiris
National Conference chief and former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has thanked Modi for condemning the attack on Kashmiris across the country. He hoped that such attacks would now stop following PM's speech.
It’s been a more than a week since the terrible attack in Pulwama & more than a week that Kashmiris have been bearing the brunt of the public anger. Perhaps finally after PM @narendramodi Sb has spoken these forces targeting Kashmiris will stop in their tracks.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 23, 2019
Our fight is against those who sponsor terrorism: PM Modi
PM Modi denounced the attack on Kashmiris across the country and said such incidents should not happen in this country. He said, "Our fight is against those who sponsor terrorism."
Our fight is against terrorism.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) February 23, 2019
Our fight is against those who sponsor terrorism.
Our fight is for Kashmir, not against Kashmiris.
We want our sisters and brothers of Kashmir to be rid of terrorism: PM @narendramodi
It is time to test whether Imran Khan stands by his words or not: PM Modi
When Pak got a new Prime Minister, I had congratulated him (Imran Khan) and told him that we together should fight against poverty and illiteracy. He had told me that he was son of a Pathan and will stand by his words. Today is the time to test if he will stand by his words.
Our fight is against terrorism, not Kashmiris: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday insisted that the fight is against the menace of terrorism and denounced the attack of Kashmiris in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. “Our fight is not against the Kashmiris, but against terrorism,” PM Modi said.
Congress' loan waiver gimmick comes just before elections: PM Modi
Without taking the name, PM Modi took a dig at Congress saying they are the people who live in India but speak the language of Pakistan. They never had the courage to fight back the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. "Such people can neither be of any good to jawans, nor kisan (farmers)." He pointed out that Congress' loan waiver gimmick comes just before elections.
Not just India, entire world is with you: PM Modi in Tonk
"Not just India, entire world is with you," PM Modi tells families of Pulwama attack victims in Rajasthan.
Within 100 hours, perpetrators were sent to place where they belong to: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started speaking at a public rally in Tonk, Rajasthan. PM said, "I'm proud of our jawans who within 100 hours sent the perpetrators of the attack on their comrades, to the place where they belong to."
We implemented RTI but under Modi govt it has been demolished: Rahul Gandhi
We implemented the Right to Information (RTI) to increase transparency and curb corruption. Today RTI has been demolished under Modi govt. RTI should be enforced uniformally in the judiciary, press and individual bureaucrats, not just political parties. There are multiple ways in which you can attack corruption- Lokpal Bill is one of them: Rahul Gandhi
Those who have felt violence will never think of violence as a solution: Rahul Gandhi
While talking to the families of martyrs, I knew what it felt like to be where they were. My father too was blown to pieces and my grandmother was shot with 32 bullets. Those who have felt violence will never think of violence as a solution. If the PM of India condemns the atmosphere of hatred, then naturally the anger in the nation will diminish. Leadership should guide the nation: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi
Modi-led NDA govt does not want to accept that there is 'job crisis' in the country: Rahul Gandhi
When you see countries like India, America and Europe, the biggest problem is jobs. This problem is not being solved, that's why there is growing anger. I do not believe that China cannot be challenged. If this country turns around, makes up its mind, then no one can defeat our nation. But the Modi-led NDA government does not want to accept that there was a "job crisis" in the country: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi during an interaction with university students from Delhi
When I say govt should support education, it means, making bank loans easier, scholarships, adding more universities, pushing enrollment. If you look at all these numbers, they have fallen in the BJP regime: Congress President @RahulGandhi #YoungIndiaRising pic.twitter.com/Q4HMpqBJ9N— Congress (@INCIndia) February 23, 2019
Vice Chancellors these day are not concerned about feelings of students, no global vision: Rahul Gandhi
Vice Chancellors these days are ideological people from an organisation. They're not concerned with global vision and feelings of students. They're only concerned with their own ideology and want to use India's education system as a weapon. It is an insult to students: Rahul Gandhi (ANI)
More funds need to be alloted for education budget: Rahul Gandhi
You are paying for your own education and we are fundamentally against that. We believe that the state must pay for large parts for your education, the state must support your education. More funds need to be allotted for the education budget. There is a steep decline in the education budget than when UPA was in power. When we were in power we opened more than 20-24 universities but since the last five years, only one university has been launched.
Soldiers should get status of martyrs: Rahul Gandhi
Soldiers of paramilitary forces should get the status of martyrs, if our government comes to power they will get that status: Rahul Gandhi during his interaction with students in Delhi
We look forward to making India a ten trillion dollar economy: PM Modi in Delhi
With the support and partnership of the people, India has made rapid strides since 2014. This was not possible without Jan-bhagidari. It is this experience that gives us confidence that our country can provide opportunities to all its citizens, to grow, prosper and excel. We look forward to making India a ten trillion dollar economy, we look forward to making India the third largest economy, we want to make an India of countless startups, we want to lead the global drive towards renewable sources of energy: PM Modi
The extent and magnitude of India's contribution to Industrial Revolution will surprise the world: PM Modi
India may have missed the bus during the first three industrial revolutions, but this time, it is a bus India has not only boarded but will also drive. What happened in the past is not in our hands, but what will happen in the future is firmly in our hands. We often lament at missing the industrial revolutions in the past, but today it is a matter of pride that India is an active contributor to the 4th Industrial Revolution. The extent and magnitude of our contribution will surprise the world: PM Modi at ET business summit in Delhi
Primie Minister Modi at business summit in Delhi
We have moved away from the A,B,C mentality— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 23, 2019
A for avoiding, B for burying and C for confusing
Instead of avoiding, we dealt with the issue;
Instead of burying it, we dug it out & communicated to the people;
Instead of confusing the system, we showed a solution is possible: PM
Our vision of new India caters to all sections of the society: PM Modi
India is a country of 130 crore aspirations & there can never be a singular vision for development and progress. Our vision of new India caters to all sections of the society, irrespective of their economic profile, their caste, creed, language and religion. During 2014-19, the country would register an average growth of 7.4% & the average inflation would be less than 4.5%. Post liberalisation of Indian economy, this will be the highest rate of average growth and lowest rate of average inflation witnessed during the period of any govt: PM Modi in New Delhi
Govts cannot be pro-growth and pro-poor, but people are making it possible: PM Modi
It was said that removing discretion and arbitrariness in policy making was impossible, but the people of India are making it possible. It was said that economic reforms in India were impossible, but the people of India are making it possible. It was said that governments cannot be pro-growth and pro-poor at the same time, but people of India are making it possible: PM Modi
People of India have made 'clean India' possible: PM Modi
It was said that making a clean India was impossible, but people of India are making it possible.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 23, 2019
It was said that a corruption free government in India was impossible, but people of India have made it possible: PM
Change is clearly visible today, PM Narendra Modi says citing runaway inflation, rising CAD and complete policy paralysis in 2013-14. Reforms like GST have laid solid foundation for higher GDP growth: PM Modi at ET business summit in New Delhi