CLICK TO READ | Election Commission Seeks Report on Yogi Adityanath's 'Modi ji ki Sena' Remark
Hitting out at opposition parties over a host of governance issues during a rally on Sunday, Adityanath said Congress people would feed biryani to terrorists, while Modi's army gives them bullet or bomb
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said though the BJP claims to end terrorism, it was the saffron party's government that released terrorist Masood Azhar and escorted him to Kandahar in Afghanistan. Addressing an election rally of the Congress in Murad Nagar near Ghaziabad, Azad said not a single leader of the BJP has sacrificed their lives for the nation, while the Congress has a long list of such leaders who happily gave their lives for the country.
Modi govt reneged on its 2014 poll promises, Congress won't: Ashok Gehlot | Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of reneging on its 2014 poll promises and sought to assure people that the Congress would keep all its words, if voted to power. Just like the state government fulfilled all its promises, made to the people of Rajasthan, the Congress would also keep its words, given to the people of the country, if voted to power at the Centre, claimed Gehlot. Gehlot made the promise while addressing several poll campaign rallies here in the state including those in Pratapgarh, Banswara and Udaipur districts.
Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that even if Centre passes the Citizenship Amendment Bill, it is for the states to decide whether to implement them or not. In case of north east, he said that his party won’t do anything for which the demographic structure of the region gets changed.
Congress Seeks PM's Apology for Wayanad | The All India Congress Committee has sought an apology from PM Modi for the people of Wayanad and its rich legacy. The Prime Minister had accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of choosing to contest from Wayanad "on account of there being residents of a particular religion living there," a press release by the Congress said, adding that such a move was a "disgrace to the high office of the PM."
CLICK TO READ | After 'Ditching' Congress, Sapna Chaudhary Likely to Campaign for BJP in Delhi
Sapna Chaudhary is likely to campaign in constituencies where there is a sizeable number of Jat and Purvanchali voters and in the rural pockets of Delhi.
Central police observer Vivek Dubey on Monday expressed his satisfaction over Lok Sabha poll preparedness in all the parliamentary seats in the first, second and third phase in West Bengal. The officer had held video conferencing with district DMs and SPs in West Bengal. Speaking to the media people, Dubey said, “I interacted with all the concerned officers and they are doing a good job.”
Jayant Sinha has been re-nominated by the BJP for the Hazaribagh Lok Sabh seat. Sinha is hoping for a second consecutive term from the seat. When asked who will be his main opponent from the Hazaribagh seat, Sinha said the Mahagthbandhan ally Congress is finding it difficult to name a candidate, which is definitely an advantage for him.
Union minister of state for civil aviation, Jayant Sinha, said he has the blessings of his father Yashwant Sinha for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. His three-time MP father had extensively campaigned for him in 2014, resulting in his emphatic win. But, this time he (Jayant Sinha) has to go to the electoral battle alone following Yashwant Sinha quitting the BJP over differences with the party leadership.
CLICK TO READ | Kanhaiya's Candidature from Begusarai Became 'Deal-breaker' Between CPI and RJD for Bihar Alliance
According to RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha, the CPI-RJD alliance could not be forged also because his party was not willing to compromise on its candidate Tanveer Hassan.
"The RJD has been a very strong force. Even in the so-called (Narendra) Modi wave during the 2014 election, our candidate got almost four lakh votes and since then, he has never left Begusarai. It was impossible for us to set aside Hasan's candidature. We have a strong cadre that wanted Hasan and there is nothing we could have done. And, this became a deal-breaker," Rajya Sabha MP and RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha told PTI, referring to the CPI candidate's presence calling off any possibilities of an alliance.
CLICK TO READ | Congress Trying to Defame Hindus by Giving Them Terror Tag: Amit Shah
Hitting out at the Congress, the BJP chief said all the accused, including Swami Aseemanand, were recently acquitted in the Samjhauta Express blast case.
Congress' Vaibhav Gehlot Speaks to News18 | Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot for the first time after getting the Congress' Jodhpur ticket in the Lok Sabha Elections, arrived in the city. He spoke to News18 on the ocassion "I will try to walk on the path of my father. He made a big contribution to the development of Jodhpur. I will serve Jodhpur like my father."
Hitting out at the Congress, the BJP chief said all the accused, including Swami Aseemanand, were recently acquitted in the Samjhauta Express blast case. "Unfortunately, the then Congress government compromised with national security by allowing the real culprits in the case to go scot-free. These (the Congress) people have no concern for national security," Shah said.
Amit Shah Attacks Congress on Hindu Terror | In a joint attack along with PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah Monday at a rally in Paralakhemundi under the Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency also lashed out at the Congress, accusing the grand old party of trying to "defame" Hindus by giving them a terror tag.
Sushil Kumar Shinde's comment to ANI comes after PM Modi in his Wardha speech referred to the recent special NIA court acquittal of Samjhauta Express blast accused Swami Assemanand and others, and said the judgment had “debunked the Congress conspiracy” of ‘Hindu terror’. “How can a community known for peace, brotherhood and harmony be linked with terrorism?” Modi said.
PM Modi at his campaign rally in Maharashtra's Wardha today accused Congress of coming up with the phrase 'Hindu terror' and said the party and 'insulted' Hindus and their '5000-year-old culture'. “When you heard the phrase ‘Hindu terror’, did it hurt you deeply or not? In thousands of years of history, is there any instance of Hindus committing a terror act?” Modi asked the audience in his campaign speech.
PM Modi's Hindu Terror Comment Backfires | Former Home Minister S Shinde says that BJP is scared ever since Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have started campaigning. "PM didn't speak on jobs, development and farmers' issue. We never raised the issue of Hindu terrorism. It has been long since we did so and that also only on input from intel agencies. He's digging up a 9-year-old issue today, they're scared since Rahul ji and Priyanka ji have started the campaigns," he told news agency ANI.
CLICK TO READ | Job Crunch is the Political Pulse of Karti Chidambaram vs Raja Battle in TN's Sivagangai
In Sivagangai, H Raja faces a difficult battle against Karti Chidambaram, the son of P Chidambaram who has won from the seat since 1984.
Ahead of polls, public opinion and politics in Sivagangai appear divided. The electorate is voicing real issues like employment, while political parties are indulging in a battle for power. H Raja will contest for the third time from Sivagangai, while this will be former finance minister P Chidambaram's son, Karti's second attempt. Both candidates are confident that victory will be theirs.
CLICK TO READ | Rahul Gandhi Has Fled to Muslim-majority Wayanad as Congress is Now Scared of Hindus, Says PM Modi
PM Modi accused Congress of coming up with the phrase 'Hindu terror' and said the party and 'insulted' Hindus and their '5000-year-old culture'.