Lok Sabha Election 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Addressing a poll rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said, “We have placed fear in the hearts of terrorists. We compelled Pakistan to go begging around the world. You all think I did right, but Congress and its allies think it was not.” He also accused the Congress of losing the upper hand India had after the 1971 war with Pakistan by surrendering the advantage at the Shimla round table conference.
Earlier, PM Modi addressed a rally in poll-bound Patan district of Gujarat and Chhitorgarh in Rajasthan where he urged the voters to take care of the “son of soil” and “push the lotus symbol” to eradicate terrorism. “It is the duty of the people of my home state to take care of the ‘son of soil’ by giving all the 26 seats in Gujarat to me. My government will come back to power but if Gujarat doesn’t give the BJP all the 26 seats, TV discussions will be held on May 23 as to why did this happen,” he told the crowd.
In Chittorgarh, BJP leader CP Joshi has been pitted against Congress’ Gopal Singh Idwa. BJP stalwart Jaswant Singh’s son and Congress leader Manvendra will fight the elections from Barmer seat and will face Kailash Chaudhry of the saffron party. Polling in Rajasthan will be held in two phases – on April 29 and May 6. All the constituencies in Gujarat will vote on April 23.