PM Narendra Modi is addressing a rally at Phoolpur in Allahabad
4:30 pm: People believe that if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have been the first Prime Minister of the country, the scenario would have been different for farmers, says PM Modi.
4:28 pm: Before 2014, it was ‘Scam India’, now we are hearing ‘Skill India’.
4:22 pm: PM Modi slams the Akhilesh government over land grabbing, says task force will be formed to put perpetrators behind bars.
4:18 pm: UP unit of BJP has decided to wave off loans for farmers if voted to power, says PM Narendra Modi.
4:03 pm: Those who think only about ‘family’, can not work for the state, PM Modi says.
4:00 pm: Give the BJP an opportunity to serve Uttar Pradesh for 5 years. I promise you we will succeed in every parameter, says PM Modi.
3:52 pm: Congress, Samajwadi Party and BSP are fighting the elections to save their faces, BJP is out there to change the future of Uttar Pradesh.
3:49 pm: PM Narendra Modi reiterates his ‘Kam bolta hai’ jibe at the Akhilesh government.
3:43 pm: PM Narendra Modi invokes Lal Bahadur Shastri, says Allahabad will decide the future of UP.
Mayawati is addressing a rally
2:50 pm: PM Modi doesn’t know BSP is a movement first and then a party. I didn’t get married, instead spent my life for welfare of minorities especially Muslims, says Mayawati.
2:45 pm: BSP President Mayawati says PM Modi’s full name means that he is an anti-Dalit man
2:00 pm: “Be aware of Mayawati. In the past she had celebrated ‘raksha bandhan’ with BJP and she can do it again, says Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav..
PM Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Orai
1:07 PM: PM Modi concludes his speech.
1:05 pm: Rajiv Gandhi inaugurated glass factory in Chitrakoot, it’s been 30 years neither factory is there nor is employment. Will you trust such people?, says PM Modi.
1:02 pm: Migration should stop, youth should get jobs in Bundelkhand, PM Modi says.
1:00 pm: I know what is poverty. I will continue to work for the betterment of poor, says PM Modi.
12:45 pm: We have undertaken the massive exercise of interlinking Ken-Betwa rivers.
12:41 pm: The success of Kutch district can be replicated in Bundelkhand, says PM Modi.
12:39 pm: Police stations in the state generally become party offices of the ruling dispensation, says PM Modi.
12:37 pm: After three phases of polling, it has become clear that BJP will form the government, says PM Modi.
12:35 pm: Renewing his attack on opposition, PM Modi reiterates his ‘S.C.A.M’ jibe.
12:32 pm: Uttar Pradesh’s per capita income is among the lowest in India, says PM Modi.
12:24 pm: BSP has become ‘Behenji Sampati Party’ , says PM Modi.
12:22 PM: If voted to power, BJP government will constitute Bundelkhand development board, says PM
12:20 pm: BJP promises that Bundelkhand’s voice will be heard when the Government is formed in UP, says PM.
12:18 pm: Congress and SP are two sides of the same coin, says PM.
12:17 pm: Successive governments have destroyed the Bundelkhand, PM Modi says.
12:15 pm: Bundelkhand has to decide whether it wants to get out of the clutch of SP, BSP, says PM Modi.
10:17 am: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has exhorted the voters to “come out in large numbers” for exercising their franchise in the assembly polls and choose “a good0 candidate, a good party and a good government”.
8:10 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in Jalaun’s Orai and Phoolpur.
High-decibel campaign has begun for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. 53 assembly seats will go polls on February 23. BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken on Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance by unleashing a number of jibes at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi. BSP led by Maywati is trying to reach out to voters.
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Over 61.16 per cent of the electorate yesterday exercised their franchise in the third phase of polling to decide the fate of 826 candidates in Uttar Pradesh’s 69 Assembly constituencies considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party. The turnout, which is higher by more than 1 per cent as compared to last Assembly polls, is expected to go up and touch 63 per cent as many voters were still in queues outside polling booths when the percentage was collated at 5 pm, officials said.About 2.41 crore people, including 1.10 crore women and 1,026 people belonging to the ‘third gender’ category, were eligible to vote in this phase. He said the polling was by and large peaceful in this phase for which tight security arrangements were put in place at all the 25,603 polling booths.