Uttarakhand Assembly election 2017 live updates: Surprised that a few speak about Harda tax. But why are development projects stalled, asks PM Modi

Uttarakhand elections 2017: PM Modi is expected to address rallies in Srinagar (Uttarakhand) and Pithoragarh, Rahul will be holding a road show and nukkad sabha in Haridwar.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2017 7:13:51 pm
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As the last leg of campaigning for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections nears its end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be holding election rallies Sunday in their bid to woo the voters. While the prime minister is expected to address rallies in Srinagar (Uttarakhand) and Pithoragarh, Rahul will be holding a road show and nukkad sabha in Haridwar.

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Here are the Live updates:

06.53 pm:

05. 45 pm:

03. 55 pm: Surprised that a few speak about Harda tax. But why are development projects stalled? This has badly hit progress of state: PM in Pithoragarh

03. 54 pm: We have increased funds being allotted to the armed personnel. This has benefited them and their families immensely: PM Modi

03. 50 pm: Till all works are finished neither I will sit peacefully sit nor will I let the robbers sit peacefully: PM Modi.

03. 48 pm: Those who have looted the country for 70 years, their days are gone now, they have to return everything: PM Modi in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

03. 47 pm: Congress insulted the armed forces by earmarking a mere Rs 500 cr for OROP, says PM Modi at poll rally in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh.

03. 20 pm:

2.03 pm:

1.30 pm: Rahul Gandhi in Haridwar: “I asked CM Harish Rawat to put pressure on corrupt people and take actions against them.”

12.59 pm: PM Modi on black money and corruption: Those who captured power turned this devbhoomi into a loot bhoomi. They were caught on camera taking and offering bribes. Those who stole from the poor shouldn’t they return it to the poor. Till the time I am here, I will not allow these people to sleep. What will they do? spread lies against me. I will tolerate anything for the poor of my country.

12.54 pm: PM Modi: Before Pakistan, our politicians took to streets seeking proof for surgical strikes. Isn’t this an insult to our armed forces?

12.50 pm: We want Uttarakhand to be connected with the entire country with all-weather roads. We have allotted Rs. 12,000 crore for Char Dham: PM Modi

12.45 pm: Tourism will be given top priority in Uttarakhand. You have sent me to Delhi and I will fulfill all your wishes: PM Modi.

12.40 pm: Uttarakhand is strong. Be it the mountains, water or youth. It has the power to bring everyone across the country towards it: PM Modi.

12.35 pm: The government here is such that they advertise Kedarnath and Badrinath yatra days after the pilgrimage comes to an end: PM Modi.

12.33 pm: PM Modi: At the height of the separate state agitation, the Samajwadi Party was in power. Crimes were committed against women and police fired at protesters. Congress today joined hands with the same Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.

12.30 pm: What is the reason Uttarakhand has fallen behind? asks Modi. “Congress,” replies the crowd in unison. “Until you remove them, do you think there will be progress?” says PM Modi.

12.29 pm: 

12.26 pm: PM Modi impressed by the turnout, especially women in Srinagar.

12.20 pm: PM Modi begins his address in Srinagar.

9.15 am: Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Anand Sharma and Kumari Selja will also be addressing rallies in the state.

On Saturday, PM Modi had also addressed an election rally in Dehradun. Voting for the 70-seat Assembly is scheduled to take place on February 15.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat has lashed out against the prime minister, branding him as an ‘outsider’ in the state. He had also objected to the checking of his helicopter for unaccounted cash during campaigning in Haldwani alleging he was being harassed at the behest of the Centre. The chief minister also wrote to the Chief Election Commissioner, complaining about why only his helicopter was being checked “when BJP leaders from New Delhi were bringing money in their choppers to distribute it among party candidates”.

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