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Modi in Goa LIVE updates: Congress can go to any heights for power, says PM

Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi rally today in Goa LIVE News Updates: Goa, which has two Lok Sabha seats (North Goa and South Goa), will go to polls on April 23.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 10, 2019 7:03:44 pm
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Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: While addressing a rally in Goa’s Panaji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Congress can go to any heights for power and accused the party of taking kickbacks in Bofors. The coastal state, which has two Lok Sabha seats (North Goa and South Goa), will go to polls on April 23. A total of 11,35,810 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Both seats are currently held by the ruling BJP.

The BJP, the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Shiv Sena, the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Independents are in the fray for the two parliamentary seats. While the BJP has renominated its sitting MPs, Shripad Naik (North Goa) and Narendra Sawaikar (South Goa), the main opposition the Congress has fielded its state unit president Girish Chodankar in North Goa and former MP Francisco Sardinha from South Goa.

Follow the LIVE UPDATES of PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Panaji here.

6:58 pm: PM Modi speaks about development in Goa

6:54 pm: PM Modi said that Goa saw 13 CMs during the period between 1990 and 2000. He further said that the Congress used to be in the news for dynasty and corruption during this ten-year period. “The BJP has brought Goa on a new track and it can be credited to Parrikar ji and his team,” he added.

6:51 pm: PM Modi said that the modus operandi of Congress was the same in helicopter scam as in the Bofors case. He added that they let Michel flee to another country to escape investigation.

6:31 pm: The Prime Minister took a dig at Congress and said, “During Congress’ tenure, every defence deal was shady. They took kickbacks in Bofors and Quattrochi was allowed to flee. For decades, our armed forces didn’t get a new weapon.”

6:20 pm: PM Modi began his speech by remembering former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. He said that he has come at a time when Manohar Parrikar is not present. “During Manohar Parrikar ji’s tenure as a Defence Minister, we carried out surgical strikes. It laid the foundation for a new culture where India can enter the homes of enemies to kill them.”

6:08 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium to address a rally.

4:42 pm: A Special Protection Group (SPG) came with a seperate set of explosive detector and checked every camera and lens directed towards the stage.

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4:10 pm: Crowds gather at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, where PM Modi will be addressing a rally shortly.

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