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Assembly elections HIGHLIGHTS: KCR hits back at Modi, says a PM should not lie for sake of votes

Telangana is scheduled to vote on December 7. Amit Shah, who was in the poll-bound state on Sunday, will visit again on November 28 and December 2. Rajasthan, Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh are also scheduled for Assembly polls.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 27, 2018 8:01:41 pm
Assembly elections LIVE: TRS, Congress playing 'friendly match' in Telangana, says PM Modi PM Modi today addressed rallies at Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday came down heavily upon the TRS and the Congress, saying both the parties are similar to each other and back dynastic politics, casteism, vote-bank. He accused both the parties of perpetuating family rule and said they were playing a “friendly match” in Telangana elections.

Ahead of the upcoming Telangana assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to hold rallies in the state this week, starting from today. PM Modi today addressed rallies at Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar and will attend another campaign meeting at the Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad on December 3. The state is scheduled to vote on December 7. Amit Shah, who was in Telangana on Sunday, will against visit the state on November 28 and December 2. Today, he is taking out a roadshow in Rajasthan from 11 am.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had attended a public meeting at Medchal on the outskirts of Hyderabad along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on November 23 and has more rallies lined up in the state. The Congress president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu are expected to jointly campaign together.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Telangana, BJP Chief Amit Shah in Rajasthan today. Telangana, MP, Mizoram and Rajasthan are scheduled for Assembly polls. Follow for LIVE Updates

19:25 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Amit Shah attacks Congress for 'insulting' parents of PM Modi

BJP Chief Amit Shah today slammed the Congress saying that the party is so deeply engrossed in casteism and hatred, that it is 'insulting' parents of PM Modi. He said Congress has become a symbol of dynastic politics.

17:59 (IST)27 Nov 2018
In Telangana today, Modi invoked Patel, slammed KCR and Congress

Addressing an election rally in Telangana's Mahabubnagar Tuesday, PM Modi said would have needed Pakistani visa to visit Hyderabad had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had not liberated it from the Nizam's rule. Recalling the role of Patel in the merger of the erstwhile Hyderabad princely state with the Indian union, Modi said it was only due to the country's first home minister that we are able to say "Bharat Mata ki Jai" in the capital city of the present-day Telangana, reports PTI.

Modi said had Patel, the "son of a farmer", been India's first prime minister, the condition of farmers would not have been bad.

17:53 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Congress releases poll manifesto for Telangana

The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for Telangana assembly polls. Telangana is scheduled to vote on December 7. The Congress president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu are expected to jointly campaign together.

17:40 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Shah conducts road show in Udaipur: Watch LIVE

BJP President Amit Shah conducts a road show in Udaipur, Rajasthan

17:34 (IST)27 Nov 2018
KCR hits back at PM Modi, says don't lie for the sake of votes

Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks that Nizamabad was grappling with shortage of water, electricity and proper roads, caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday asked him "not to lie for the sake of votes", reports PTI. "How can you say such a lie... You should not lie, being at the responsible post of Prime Minister, for the sake of votes," Rao said addressing an election rally in Mahabubnagar district. Nizamabad is represented by Rao's daughter K Kavitha in the Lok Sabha.

17:07 (IST)27 Nov 2018
PM Modi attacks Telangana CM and TRS Chief KCR over dynastic politics

PM Modi on Tuesday targeted Telangana CM and TRS Chief KCR over dynastic politics, saying times have changed and no party can rule without doing development of people.

16:35 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Congress bothers about a family, hesitates in saying 'Bharat Mata ki Jai': Shah

BJP Chief Amit Shah, while addressing a rally in Pali, Rajasthan, said that Congress has no right to ask for votes as it is bothered about a particular family and hesitates in saying 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'.

15:50 (IST)27 Nov 2018
TRS has ruined Telangana, Congress committed a big mistake by dividing Andhra Pradesh: PM Modi

Criticising the TRS government in Telangana, PM Modi said it has ruined the state. "The reason is simple - their apprenticeship under the Chandrababu Naidu government, when the state was a part of Andhra Pradesh and the UPA government," he said. He said the Congress has divided Andhra Pradesh and since then both the states (Andhra and Telangana) are suffering. "When Atal Ji divided Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, six states were formed and all of them are rapidly progressing," he said in Mahabubnagar.

15:43 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Amit Shah addressing a rally in Pali, Rajasthan

As PM Modi launches a tirade against the TRS and the Congress in Telangana's Mahabubnagar, his deputy and BJP chief Amit Shah is addressing a rally in Pali, Rajasthan.

15:25 (IST)27 Nov 2018
There is no difference between Congress and TRS: PM Modi

Addressing a public rally in Mahabubnagar, PM Modi said there is no difference between Congress and TRS. He said both the parties have engaged in vote bank politics.

15:15 (IST)27 Nov 2018
PM Modi addressing a public meeting in Mahabubnagar: Watch LIVE

PM Modi addressing a public meeting in Mahabubnagar

14:25 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Congress has only destroyed the poor, not poverty: Amit Shah in Sirohi
14:23 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Amit Shah arrives in Sirohi to address another rally today in Rajasthan

"It's always been Congress and BJP alternatively in Rajasthan. but Rahul (baba) Gandhi, but I can tell you 'dhanke ki chot' (without any fear),  this time again BJP will come to power. Mitron, they keep asking what we have done but remember this is not Manmohan Singh's mounik  sarkar' (muted government),  but Narendra Modi's sarkar," Amit Shah said at Sirohi.

14:08 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Modi claims TRS and Congress playing a 'friendly-match' in Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday accused the TRS and Congress of perpetuating family rule and said the two parties were playing a "friendly match" in the Telangana elections. Reaffirming the BJP's commitment to inclusive growth, Modi, addressing his first election rally in the state, said vote bank politics has harmed development like "termites". "The chief minister of Telangana and his family thinks hey can get away with doing no work like the Congress.... They have adopted the style of the Congress which ruled for 50-52 years without doing anything. But that cannot happen now," he told an election rally in Nizamabad.

14:00 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Rajasthan BJP manifesto: Vasundhara Raje claims 95 per cent work in the state completed

The BJP today released its manifesto for the December 7 Rajasthan polls, saying it had met 95 per cent of the promises it had made in 2013.  The manifesto was unveiled by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, in the presence of BJP leaders and workers here. The BJP government in the state met 630 of the 665 promises made in the 2013 Rajasthan manifesto, Raje said prior to releasing the manifesto. "The overall completion is 95 per cent," she said. Raje also highlighted several points of the 2018 manifesto, saying 50 lakh jobs will be created in private sector in next five years in Rajasthan and every year, 30,000 jobs will be given in the government sector.  The chief minister also said up to Rs 5,000 per month will be given as unemployment allowance to eligible youths above the age of 21 years.

13:52 (IST)27 Nov 2018
BJP shares Rajasthan Gaurav Sankalp manifesto

Ahead polls in Rajasthan, BJP shares its manifesto called Rajasthan Gaurav Sankalp which includes a number of implementations relating to farming, water supply, housing and more. 

13:48 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a public rally in Alwar, Rajasthan
13:46 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Chandrashekhar Rao's apprenticeship was in Congress, claims PM
13:45 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Amit Shah speaks on investment in schemes implemented in Rajasthan

Bring BJP to power and we will make sure that each and every infiltrator will be thrown out. BJP did the work of investing Rs 771 crore in Smart city, Rs 1600 crore in AMRUT mission, Rs 409 crore in Swachh mission and Rs 220 crore for AWAS housing scheme. Under the Rajasthan Gaurav Sankalp, farmers will be encouraged to increase the fruits and vegetables sector in the state by 2023 to fifty percent.

13:31 (IST)27 Nov 2018
Telephone banking by the Congress party led to indiscriminate lending from 2008-2014: Modi

Assembly elections in Telangana are scheduled to be held on December 7 and the counting would take place on December 11.

The BJP is going solo in the state Assembly polls while the Congress is leading a ‘grand alliance’ of opposition parties including the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS). The 119-member Telangana Assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government, more than eight months ahead of the expiry of its term, paving the way for early elections. Elections are scheduled to be held on December 7 and the counting would take place on December 11.