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Lok Sabha Elections HIGHLIGHTS: Mayawati seeking votes for people who insulted Ambedkar, says PM Modi in Jaunpur

Earlier, while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, PM Modi said that the city is no longer linked to terrorism since his government was formed in 2014. He also alleged that electricity in the state was provided on the basis of caste and that there has been no discrimination in UP in the last five years.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 9, 2019 9:03:48 pm
Lok Sabha election LIVE news: Campaign heat reaches national capital; Priyanka Gandhi, PM Modi in city today Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File)

Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Behen Ji (Mayawati) will understand the game that has been played to keep her outside Uttar Pradesh only after May 23”. He also said that the BSP supremo is seeking votes for people who had called Baba Saheb Ambedkar a ‘land mafia’ and insulted him at every step.

Earlier, while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, PM Modi said that the city is no longer linked to terrorism since his government was formed in 2014. He also alleged that electricity in the state was provided on the basis of caste and that there has been no discrimination in UP in the last five years.

Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed an election rally in Haryana’s Sirsa and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over unemployment, taunting him for a remark that selling ‘pakodas’ is a job worth doing.

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20:48 (IST)09 May 2019
Never saw a more coward, weak PM than Modi: Priyanka Gandhi

Stepping up her attack on Narendra Modi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said she had never seen "a more coward and weak" prime minister than him.

"I have not seen a more coward and weak prime minister than him (Modi) in my life," she told an election meeting here, a day after Modi fired yet another salvo targeting her father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, accusing him of using warship INS Viraat as a "personal taxi" for a family holiday. (PTI)

20:47 (IST)09 May 2019
AAP cannot defeat Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi

AAP cannot defeat Narendra Modi, only Congress can,  Rahul Gandhi said during a rally in Delhi. He also said that the Aam Aadmi Party opened doors for Narendra Modi in last elections. 

20:19 (IST)09 May 2019
Sealing and GST was strategy by Modi to finish small traders: Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

"Why was sealing in Delhi and GST implemented? It was a strategy by Narendra Modi to finish the small shopkeepers, small businessmen and traders," Congress president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Delhi said.

20:17 (IST)09 May 2019
Watch | Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Delhi
20:15 (IST)09 May 2019
Prove coal mafia allegations or do 100 sit-ups while holding ears: Mamata’s dare to PM Modi

In another attack on Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the prime minister would have to do 100 squats holding his ears if he failed to prove that TMC candidates were hand in gloves with the coal mafia.

Addressing a rally in Bankura, hours after PM Modi campaigned there, Banerjee further said she would withdraw her party nominees from all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state even if a candidate was found involved in such activity. Read more here.

20:10 (IST)09 May 2019
'Baba CM' doesn't known how to operate laptop: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did not distribute laptops as the "Baba CM" does not know how to operate one, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav alleged Thursday.

He also attacked the BJP, alleging that the saffron party is spreading lies as it has realised that it will lose the general elections. (PTI)

19:57 (IST)09 May 2019
The more oppn leaders hurl abuses at Modi the more the lotus will bloom: Shah

Hitting out at the Congress and other opposition parties, BJP chief Amit Shah Thursday said the more their leaders hurl abuses at Prime Minister Narendra Modi the more the lotus will bloom.

Shah also asserted that nobody except Modi can make the country feel secure and no one can take away Kashmir from India as long as the BJP exists. (PTI)

18:57 (IST)09 May 2019
Watch | PM Modi in Prayagraj
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17:59 (IST)09 May 2019
Congress hits back at Modi’s INS Viraat remark

A day after Narendra Modi accused the Gandhi family of using INS Viraat for holiday trip when Rajiv Gandhi was at the country’s helm, Congress on Thursday alleged that even the Prime Minister uses Indian Air Force jets as his “own taxi”.

“Distraction and fakery is your last resort. You have made Indian Air Force jets your own Taxi! You have paid as low as Rs 744 for using IAF jets for election trips!” Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said citing a media report. Read more here.

17:45 (IST)09 May 2019
PM Modi in Jaunpur: Mayawati is seeking votes for people who insulted Ambedkar:

"Addressing his second rally in UP for the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Behen Ji (Mayawati) will understand the game that has been played to keep her outside Uttar Pradesh only after May 23.

He also said that she is seeking votes for the people who had called Baba Saheb Ambedkar a land mafia and insulted him at every step.

17:20 (IST)09 May 2019
PM Modi targets Mayawati-Akhilesh

PM Modi in Jaunpur: Five years ago in Jaunpur, Behenji (Mayawati) had said that the son (Akhilesh) is more poisnous than his father (Mulayum Singh).

16:59 (IST)09 May 2019
Watch LIVE: PM Modi in Jaunpur
16:37 (IST)09 May 2019
Be wary of a 'khichdi' government: Modi in Azamgarh

Mounting a blistering attack on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the voters in Azamgarh not to vote for a "khichdi" (coalition) government, news agency PTI reported.

"Be wary of a 'khichdi' government," he said.

16:35 (IST)09 May 2019
Congress has lost credibility to address poverty: Gadkari

The Congress has lost all political credibility when it comes to addressing the issue of poverty, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday, taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi's proposed "Nyay" scheme by invoking Congress prime ministers, who, he claimed, had vowed to eradicate poverty and failed.

Addressing a press conference at the BJP office here, Gadkari also alleged that the Congress had deliberately created "fear" in the minds of the minorities to divert attention from performance, work and development, which should have been the issues in the ongoing Lok Sabha election. (PTI)

16:16 (IST)09 May 2019
Mahagathbandhan can lead only to anarchy: PM Modi in Azamgarh

While addressing a public rally in UP's Azamgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) can lead only to 'anarchy and instability'.

16:12 (IST)09 May 2019
Ex-president Giani Zail Singh’s son-in-law joins BJP

Former President Giani Zail Singh’s son-in-law Sarvant Singh Channy on Thursday joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of senior leaders of the saffron party, including Union minister Nitin Gadkari.

A former Punjab-cadre IAS officer, Channy served as the Chief Information Commissioner of Punjab from September 2014 to May 3, 2019.

(ANI)
16:07 (IST)09 May 2019
Congress hits back at Modi's INS Viraat remark

A day after Narendra Modi accused the Gandhi family of using INS Viraat for holiday trip when Rajiv Gandhi was at the country’s helm, Congress on Thursday alleged that even the Prime Minister uses Indian Air Force jets as his “own taxi”. Read more here.

16:03 (IST)09 May 2019
PM Modi in Azamgarh: How have terror activities been restricted only to J&K now?

"How were bomb blasts brought under control in all cities after 2014? How have terror activities been restricted only to J&K now? It is because our govt prioritised national interest. We entered Pakistan and attacked terrorists," Modi said while addressing a rally in Azamgarh.

16:01 (IST)09 May 2019
Azamgarh no longer linked to terrorism after 2014, says Modi

Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the city is no longer linked to terrorism since his government was formed in 2014. He also alleged that electricity in the state was provided on the basis of caste and that there has been no discrimination in UP in the last five years.

16:00 (IST)09 May 2019
AAP candidate Atishi breaks down over derogatory pamphlet

Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi candidate Atishi Thursday broke down while reading a pamphlet containing “obscene and derogatory” remarks against her that she claimed has been distributed in the constituency by her BJP rival Gautam Gambhir. Read more here

(Source: AAP/Twitter)

Lok Sabha elections: Tej Bahadur Yadav moves SC over rejected of nomination from Varanasi Dismissed BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav with his supporters. (PTI Photo)

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court dismissed former BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav’s petition challenging the Returning Officer’s decision to reject his nomination from the Varanasi.

The RO had rejected his papers citing discrepancies. He was sacked from the BSF after a video of him complaining about the quality of food provided to security personnel went viral on social media in 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day is scheduled to hold rallies in several places in Uttar Pradesh. He will be addressing the crowd in UP's Azamgarh, Jaunpur and Prayagraj later in the day today.

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First published on: 09-05-2019 at 03:55:23 pm