The campaigning for the state polls has been a high-decibel battle between the BJP and opposition parties. On Friday, PM Modi accused the previous Congress government of failing to act after terror attacks in Mumbai.
PM Modi is now in Rewari to address a public gathering on the last day of campaigning for the Haryana Assembly elections. Speaking to the people, he asks, "Isn't India looking more powerful ever since our govt took over? did i not deliver on my promises?"
बीते पांच वर्षों में मां भारती के गौरव के लिए, 130 करोड़ भारतीयों के लिए अगर कुछ योगदान दे पाया हूं तो इसमें रेवाड़ी की मिट्टी के आशीर्वाद का अहम स्थान है: पीएम @narendramodi #BJPWinningHaryana— BJP (@BJP4India) October 19, 2019
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In Maharashtra, Yuva Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray campaigned for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine in Dharavi today.
युवासेनाप्रमुख @AUThackeray यांनी आज धारावी विधानसभा मदारसंघाचे शिवसेना-भाजपा-रिपाइं महायुतीचे उमेदवार आशिष मोरे जी यांच्या प्रचारार्थ प्रचार फेरीत जनतेशी संवाद साधला. यावेळी या भागातील जनता प्रचंड उत्साहाने आणि आनंदाने प्रचार फेरीत सहभागी झाले होते. pic.twitter.com/QpHPf9CT36— ShivSena - शिवसेना (@ShivSena) October 19, 2019
Raising the issue of separatism, PM Modi says, "Separatism was spread on the strength of terrorists sent from Pakistan and Delhi was also intimidated by showing Article 370. Then the terrorists used to decide what day would happen. The enemies of the country used to point from the neighborhood and play here."
PM Targets Cong Over J&K | The prime minister went on to attack Congress for not working towards resolving the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Congress government, which had previously slept in Delhi, continued to worsen the situation in Kashmir one by one. In the early days some part of us was taken away with the help of Pakistan. After a few years of this, the Sufi thinking was buried in the tradition Kashmir is known for. Congress never made efforts to solve issues of Jammu and Kashmir. Wrong policy and strategy of Congress has destroyed the country."
"But the parties associated with the Congress and its culture never accepted the faith, tradition and culture of Hindustani. The approach of Congress was with our holy places, the same approach was also with Jammu and Kashmir. For 70 years he kept getting entangled in problems, did not make sincere efforts for a meaningful solution," he further says.
Targeting the Congress for lack of efforts to build the corridor, PM Modi said, "The BJP, the NDA government has got another good fortune. The distance between our Guru's holy place, Kartarpur Sahib and all of us is now ending. In 1947, those who were responsible for drawing the dividing line did not think that the devotees should not be separated from the Guru by a distance of only 4 kilometers? Even after this, should the Congress government not have tried to erase this distance in 70 years."
Meanwhile, BJP chief Amit Shah will hold his last rallies across Maharashtra today. He will be addressing the public in Navapur, Akole and Karjat on the last day of poll campaigning.
केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री एवं भाजपा राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह 19 अक्टूबर 2019 को महाराष्ट्र के नवापुर, अकोले और कर्जत में विशाल जनसभाओं को संबोधित करेंगे। लाइव देखें— BJP (@BJP4India) October 18, 2019
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PM Modi's Last Haryana Rallies | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Haryana to address mega public rallies on the last day of campaigning today. He will hold rallies in Ellenabad and Rewari during the day.
पीएम श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 19 अक्टूबर 2019 को हरियाणा के ऐलनाबाद और रेवाड़ी में विशाल जनसभाओं को संबोधित करेंगे।— BJP (@BJP4India) October 18, 2019
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses an event.
Addressing his last campaign rally for the Maharashtra assembly elections, Modi also spoke of the economic reforms brought in by the BJP-led central and Maharashtra governments, which he said had no "stain of corruption" on them.
"We can't forget the wounds of the Mumbai bomb blasts. The then (Congress) government didn't do justice with the victims' families and the reason for such a stance is now becoming known," he said.
Modi said during the Congress-led regimes, terror attacks and bomb blasts would take place in Mumbai "any time" and its coastline had become "entry point" for terrorists.
Targeting the opposition, Modi said they "nurtured" for decades Article 370, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. He accused the Congress and its allies of playing politics of self-interest even as terrorism spread in Kashmir valley and people were deprived of their rights.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Modi, saying he has no understanding of the economy, and claimed that the world is mocking India due to the BJP's politics of pitting people against each other.
As the poll campaign for the 90-member Haryana assembly entered the final lap, Gandhi stuck to the issues of economic slowdown, unemployment and farm distress to attack the government. The elections are scheduled to be held on October 21 and counting will take place on October 24.
Addressing a public rally in Mahendragarh in place of his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who he said was down with a viral infection, the former party chief also trained his guns on media, alleging that it was scared and not showing the truth.
"Our friends from the media who are under pressure, show PM Modi's speeches 24/7. Have you ever seen the media showing news of rampant unemployment and farmer suicides. Media will only show Modi ji's face, his speeches, talk of Article 370, moon (Chandrayaan), Modi's picture in Corbett Park," he said.
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