This is a typical Hindutva arrogance and yet they claim they are not Hindutva supporters. That’s a hypocrisy that comes naturally to them. They have gone so much beyond the fulcrum that it is almost impossible to engage them in a civilised debate.
In Nagpur (overall 54.67 per cent voting, down from 57.12 per cent in 2014), where Union minister Nitin Gadkari is looking to retain the seat, voting in all the Assembly segments was more or less the same.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a suspected tiger attack on Friday left a villager dead near Pasodi village in the Kothari range of Central Chanda forest division in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district.
Before setting out on his campaign, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union minister, sitting MP and BJP nominee in Nagpur, and a committed RSS worker, tells journalists over breakfast at his home that the BJP is going to win more than 300 seats.
That is the verdict for this constituency from a villager in Wadegaon, in the Morgaon-Arjuni Assembly segment in the eastern corner of Vidarbha. Voting for seven constituencies in Vidarbha, including this one, will be held on April 11.
Rahul also mooted the idea of making India economically superior to China. “Why have everything made in China? My dream is that our farmers, Vidarbha’s farmers, should be able to sell their products in Chinese, Japanese and American supermarkets. Vidarbha will be at the centre of
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was campaigning in Vidarbha's Gondia for party nominee for the Bhandara-Gondia constituency Sunil Mendhe. This was his second election rally in Vidarbha in a span of three days — on Monday, he was in Wardha.
Yavatmal has an electoral size of over 19 lakh voters with Kunbis and Banjaras being numerically equally strong — up to 3.5 lakh each. Dalits and Muslims together, and tribals, constitute roughly the same number. Then there are other castes like Telis and Dhangars in good measure.
Accusing the Congress party of coining the term “Hindu terror” and attempting to “taint the fundamental ethos” of the country, he said it had committed the “grave sin” of “insulting Hindus” by “lowering” their “image in the eyes of the world”.