Rahul and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also jointly announced the Samajwadi Party (SP) - Congress' Common Minimum Programme.
The Congress leader was in Haridwar for a campaign rally.
In 2012, this seat was represented by former CM Vijay Bahuguna who led the defection last year to the BJP against what the rebels termed was Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s “arrogance”.
Addressing two rallies in Pauri Garhwal and Pithoragarh, Modi once again raised the issue of surgical strikes and said that while it was a “big event in the military history”, the Congress questioned it.
The BJP has given tickets to as many as 13 Congress rebels.
Reminding the 2013 calamity, Rawat said he rebuilt a state ravaged by the catastrophic flashfloods and put things back on track.
Likening himself to millet, he said like the mountain foodgrain, the more he is ground, the better he will become.
Rawat had to fly to Almora to address a rally around the same time and his chopper was not allowed to take off for around 1 hour
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday held a 75-km roadshow in Haridwar and hit back at BJP on the issue of corruption.
Interestingly, many rebel Congress leaders, now in BJP, are contesting from seats located in the district including Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion from Khanpur and Pradeep Batra from Roorkee.
Although Prime Minister Modi was addressing a rally in Uttarakhand’s Srinagar, his dominance and the BJP’s strength could be gazed by the number of supporters that thronged Gandhi’s road show.
Modi also accused the Congress of insulting the armed forces by earmarking a mere Rs 500 crore for One Rank One Pension during its rule.
The Prime Minister urged the people to vote overwhelmingly in support of BJP this time to drive it on the path of development.
Uttarakhand goes to polls on February 15.
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.
Again talking about surgical strikes, the PM added, “Entire world is discussing that the Indian Army has this power... but Indian politics has stooped so low that they are asking for proof of surgical strikes.”
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The senior Congress leader also trained guns at Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for continuously referring to dossiers of some political leaders in Maharashtra (kundali).
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In a complaint to the CEC, Rawat said 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".
PM Modi's remarks came two days after he targeted Manmohan Singh over corruption during his watch.
He said corruption in Uttarakhand does not need to be proven in the courts of law as it is something which the entire country has seen on the television.
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A Provincial Armed Constabulary team has been sent to the area to keep a vigil.