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Elections 2019 LIVE: At Pathankot Rally, Amit Shah Asks 'Pakistan Lover' Sidhu to Live Across the Border

News18.com | May 5, 2019, 9:07 PM IST
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Elections 2019 LIVE: Hitting out at Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for visiting Pakistan and "siding" with the neighbours, BJP president Amit Shah asked him to live in Punjab across the border. "If you like Pakistan so much, why are you living in this side of Punjab?" he asked.

Apologising for her delayed reaction to PM Modi's "bhrashtachari no. 1" comment on Rajiv Gandhi, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the former PM "dedicated himself and laid down his life for the motherland". "I condemn the language used & the audacity of such a statement," she said.
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May 5, 2019 8:23 pm (IST)

Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar, PM Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over his alleged association with UK-based firm 'Backops', saying its name was akin to the Congress leader's actions of indulging in "back office operations" and not from the front." "The 'naamdar' made a company in England, the name of which was akin to his actions. The name of the company was Backops... Means back office operations. He never worked for the company from front and did operations from behind the curtains," he says.

May 5, 2019 7:06 pm (IST)

Navjot Singh Sidhu Should Go Live in Pakistan: Amit Shah | BJP chief Amit Shah is addressing a rally in Punjab's Pathankot. ""This is incident that happened in Pulwama,' he says, "Pakistan's terrorists killed 40 of our jawans. And what does minister, (Navjot Singh) Sidhu say- terrorism doesn't have a country. You should go across the Punjab border and live there."

May 5, 2019 6:52 pm (IST)

Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley hit back at Congress over PM Narendra Modi's jibe at Rajiv Gandhi. "The Dynast can attack the integrity of India’s Prime Minister – a man of utmost honesty. Does he believe that the dynasty does not have to answer any questions?"

May 5, 2019 6:16 pm (IST)

Congress Suspends Rebel Leader Shakeel Ahmad For 6 Years | Rebel Congress member Shakeel Ahmed has been suspended by the party for six years, days after he resigned from the AICC spokesperson's post and filed his nomination as an independent candidate in Bihar;s Madhubani. Ahmad is contesting against grand alliance partner - Vikassheel Insaan Party's Badri Kumar Purbey and BJP's Hukumdev Narayan Yadav. 

May 5, 2019 6:00 pm (IST)

Comments Made by PM Against Rajiv Gandhi Are Unfortunate, Says Mamata Banerjee | TMC chief Mamata Banerjee hits out at Narendra Modi over his jibe at Rajiv Gandhi. "The comments made by ‘Expiry PM’ ModiJi against fmr PM Rajiv GandhiJi are very unfortunate. RajivJi dedicated himself & laid down his life for the motherland. I condemn the language used & the audacity of such a statement," she tweeted. PM Modi in a rally on Saturday had called the former prime minister as "corrupt no.1" sparking a slugfest with several opposition party leaders.

May 5, 2019 5:19 pm (IST)

Prove Links Between Attacker and AAP : Saurabh Bharadwaj Challenges Delhi Police | Aam Admi Party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj slammed the Delhi Police, who had identified the man who slapped Arvind Kejriwal in a campaign on Saturday as an AAP worker. Bharadwaj said that the Delhi Police's findings were erroneous and called it a "blatant and pure lie". In a further insinuation, the AAP leader challenged the police to prove any link between the attacker and AAP. "We have already stated that the family of the attacker, particularly his wife has stated that he could not tolerate anyone speaking against Modi ji," he said in a statement. 

May 5, 2019 4:55 pm (IST)

Dr Kafeel Khan, who was suspended following the deaths of over 60 children at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital in 2017, was seen in AAP candidate Atishi's campaign in Nizamuddin. Earlier this month, Khan had also campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya in Begusarai. He been demanding a CBI probe into the tragic incident and maintains that he was made a scapegoat by the administration and government. 

May 5, 2019 4:12 pm (IST)

Our Gathbandhan Is Strong, Unlike What The BJP Is Saying: Akhilesh Yadav | The former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav says, "They are now saying that we are betraying Bahujan Samaj Party. These BJP people have learnt from the British about the law of divide and rule. This is the Prime Minister who before spoke about shamshan and kabristan, diwali and ramzan and also said somethings about marginalised communities. This gathbandhan is strong. This will give the country new government and a new Prime Minister." 

May 5, 2019 4:03 pm (IST)

"The situation is such that these people always want to take away our rights. They come out with multiple conspiracies, to put us down," Akhilesh Yadav says.  

May 5, 2019 3:56 pm (IST)

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is attending a joint rally in Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh. 

May 5, 2019 3:38 pm (IST)

In a press conference, Sheila Dikshit said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologise for his statement for making remarks on our leader. We condemn it."

May 5, 2019 3:24 pm (IST)

Congress officials have done injustice to many generations of the country. They want to defame my image that is why they keep on abusing me again and again. Generations passed after independence in the Maha adulterated Congress, decades passed, but our country lacked basic amenities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an election rally in Madhya Pradesh.

May 5, 2019 3:21 pm (IST)

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 10 crore for emergency relief for Odisha cyclone victims and affected persons from the CM relief fund.

May 5, 2019 3:18 pm (IST)

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress's candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit holds a door-to-door campaign in Seelampur area.

May 5, 2019 3:14 pm (IST)

A day after Arvind Kejriwal was attacked, AAP has launched #MainBhiKejriwal campaign on social media. According to AAP sources, "It's a way for people of Delhi and AAP volunteers to show their love for Arvind Kejriwal. The attempt though is to galvanise support for Kejriwal and AAP by communicating that, ‘slap on Kejriwal, was a slap on Delhi’.”

May 5, 2019 3:12 pm (IST)

Condemning PM Modi’s remarks on Rajiv Gandhi, Robert Vadra tweeted, “Verbally attacking Rajiv Gandhi ji shows moral degradation. This "gutter" politics demands strict condemnation. Using humiliating words for Rajiv ji shows lack of basic civility. I took baseless accusations on me bravely, but my heart bleeds at deplorable statements made against Rajiv ji.”

May 5, 2019 3:07 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. 

May 5, 2019 3:05 pm (IST)

There is undercurrent among people against illusion and boastful self-aggrandizement of the BJP. There is definite collusion of people holding political positions and scamsters who fled the country, alleges former PM Manmohan Singh. “Modi's slipshod policy on Pakistan marred by series of flip-flops - from going to Pak uninvited to inviting rogue ISI to Pathankot. India headed for an economic slowdown, Modi government has left the economy in dire straits. Distressing to note that PM Modi was 'filming movies' in Jim Corbett Park instead of chairing meet of CCS following Pulwama attack,” he added.

May 5, 2019 2:58 pm (IST)

BJP's candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur campaigns for elections. On May 1, Election Commission of India had banned her from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on Babri Masjid.

May 5, 2019 2:57 pm (IST)

Government that doesn't believe in inclusive growth, worries about political existence at altar of disharmony should be shown exit door. BJP searching for new narratives everyday and this reflects bankruptcy of national security vision. I welcomed scrutiny, PM Modi considers his government inscrutable and unaccountable to litany of corruption charges: former PM Manmohan Singh

May 5, 2019 2:41 pm (IST)

The five-year tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is a sad story of governance and accountability failure, former prime minister Manmohan Singh told PTI. Modi's rule most traumatic and devastating for India's youth, farmers, traders and every democratic institution.

May 5, 2019 2:38 pm (IST)

On chief minister Mamata Banerjee being greeted with ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogan, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said, “I wonder why Mamata is against everything that BJP says. Jai Shi Ram is not a political slogan but it’s a slogan repeated and followed by everyone in this country.”

May 5, 2019 2:26 pm (IST)

Prakash Javadekar: Congress is getting desperate as eight out of ten people support PM Modi. I am surprised to see the violent reaction of both sister and brother (referring to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi) on a true statement made by Prime Minister. Rahul Gandhi is calling names and cursing Modi because of dynast arrogance, and think power is their birth right.

May 5, 2019 2:20 pm (IST)

Briefing the media, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said, “They (Congress) are playing politics of abuses. Gandhi’s are rattled and they can’t tolerate it. Rajiv Gandhi defended the 1984 riots. People of the country know everything. After four phases of polling, it is clear that Congress is losing this election.”

May 5, 2019 2:11 pm (IST)

BJP president Amit Shah addressing a public meeting in Panipat, Haryana. Earlier in the day, he addressed Sonipat. 

May 5, 2019 2:05 pm (IST)

Sunny Deol, BJP's candidate from Gurdaspur constituency holds a roadshow. 

May 5, 2019 2:02 pm (IST)

Polls About Unfulfilled Promises: Sachin Pilot | BJP's talk of mandir-masjid, Ali-Bajrangbali, or redefining nationalism, won't work, polls about unfulfilled promises. On May 23, when results for Lok Sabha polls are out, the country will have UPA government, Sachin Pilot told PTI.

May 5, 2019 1:57 pm (IST)

Houses completely damaged will be constructed under housing schemes. Loss of agricultural and horticultural crops and animal resources, fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly. Tree plantations will be taken up in mission mode soon after relief and restoration: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik

May 5, 2019 1:34 pm (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Modi Twice Tried to Speak With Mamata For Cyclone Fani Update, She Didn't Answer: PMO Sources

Sources said the PMO staff had twice tried to connect the Prime Minister to the West Bengal CM on phone, but on both occasions, she didn't return the call.

May 5, 2019 1:14 pm (IST)

Addressing a rally at Sonipat, BJP president Amit Shah asked, “There are proofs of Congress leaders being the director of foreign companies and having accounts in foreign banks. What did you find about PM Modi? Even after being 14 years as chief minister and 5 years as Prime Minister, no one could not find a single stain on him.”

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Elections 2019 LIVE: At Pathankot Rally, Amit Shah Asks 'Pakistan Lover' Sidhu to Live Across the Border
File photo of BJP leader Amit Shah.

AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj has accused Delhi police of lying and saying that the man who slapped Arvind Kejriwal was a their party worker. He said that the attack was "pre-scripted" and the script was written in the BJP headquarters.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday warned that India’s economy is headed for a slowdown and that the Narendra Modi government is leaving it in dire straits. Singh also attacked the PM for allegedly filming a movie post the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, and said it was distressing that he chose that over chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security immediately.

The BJP on Sunday said it was surprised to see the violent reactions of brother and sister to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "true comments" on late PM Rajiv Gandhi. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi had slammed PM Narendra Modi for his “corrupt no. 1 jibe” aimed at the former PM.

While Priyanka Gandhi said the remark was reflective of the PM’s “uncontrolled insanity” and an insult to Rajiv Gandhi martyrdom, the Rahul Gandhi said, “projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you.”

BSP supremo Mayawati accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to sow differences between the SP and BSP, but said the alliance between the two parties would remain unbreakable. "He is trying to create differences between SP and BSP. His pratapgarh rally yesterday shows it. Whole country knows that we have not nor we will have any sort of alliance with the Congress," she said.

Her statement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to drive a wedge between SP and BSP by highlighting their “differing approaches” towards the Congress. “The SP is going soft on the Congress, but its alliance partner BSP chief Mayawati is attacking the Congress,” Modi told an election rally, adding a Congress leader had shared the stage with the SP. The reference appeared to be to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s presence at a Samajwadi meeting in Rae Bareli.
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