Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE Updates: The BJP in its Maharashtra manifesto released today proposed the names of Mahatma Phule, Savitribai Phule and Veer Savarkar for the Bharat Ratna among promises of one crore jobs and better healthcare facilities. Home to all homeless by 2022, Rs 5 lakh crore investment in infrastructure, social security net for workers, health and quality education are among the promises made by the party for the upcoming elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Haryana, while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold rallies in Maharashtra ahead of the assembly elections in the states. Maharashtra and Haryana will vote on October 21 while the results will be declared on October 24. Modi will campaign in Charkhi Dadri and Kurukshetra, while Gandhi will hold rallies in Yavatmal and Wardha.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is also scheduled to campaign in Maharashtra’s Goregaon and Mira Bhayander.
PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi had earlier criss-crossed each other while campaigning in Maharashtra where the prime minister dared the opposition to bring back Article 370 if it had the courage. Responding to the attack, the former Congress chief leader Rahul Gandhi questioned the “purpose” of Rajnath Singh’s “unprecedented” visit to France to receive the first Rafale fighter jet, saying BJP leaders are bearing “guilt” in their minds for making “mistakes” in the controversial deal.
There has been some guilt in the minds of BJP leaders that they have made a mistake in the Rafale deal. Even Defence officials had claimed that PM Narendra Modi is interfering in the Rafale fighter jet deal. No one can run away from this truth, neither Narendra Modi, nor Amit Shah or the BJP.
The truth will catch them one day,” he said. He said everyone knows that the Rafale deal was controversial and “some kickbacks were given”.