Modi in Gujarat highlights: PM says we are focusing on Padhai for students, Kamai for youth and Davai for elderl and we have transformed education sector in Gujarat

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New Delhi | Updated: December 4, 2017 10:44:49 PM

Both the BJP leaders will attend multiple rallies in Gujarat at various locations. The state will observe the first phase of polling on December 9, 2017.

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Gujarat Assembly Elections: On December 9, 2017, the state of Gujarat will observe the first phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections. PM Modi has four rallies today in Dharampur, Valsad district, then in Bhavnagar, Junagadh, and Jamnagar of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Out of the four rallies scheduled for today, PM Modi has attended rallies in Dharampur and Bhavnagar. In both the rallies he has lashed out at Congress Party. Narendra Modi called the elevation of Rahul Gandhi in Congress party’s organisational restructure as ‘Aurangzebi Raj’. On the occasion of the election, the Chief Election Commissioner of India AK Joti, earlier, said that VVPAT machines will be used along with EVMs in all 50,264 voting booths of 182 constituencies in the state. In his multiple rallies in the state, the Prime Minister took a jibe at Congress. In his public rally in Gujarat’s Surendranagar, he said the party had a history of rigging organisational polls.

Assembly elections will be held for the 182 seat on December 9 and the second phase for the elections is scheduled for December 14. The counting is slated for December 18.

Here are highlights of Gujarat elections 2017 Campaign:

7:48 pm: PM pointed out during his speech that his government has started a strong battle against black money and corruption. He also said that unlike Congress the current government retaliated against Pakistan attacks through surgical strikes quickly.

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7:44 pm: During the rally he said that since BJP has formed government in the state, the employment opportunities have increased and parts of Gujarat also attracts people from all over the country.

7:36 pm: PM said that the government is focusing on education for students, earning for the unemployed youth and medicine for elderly, also said that BJP has transformed the education sector in Gujarat.

7:30 pm: PM Modi said that cheaper LED bulbs has led to more savings for the middle-class families of the country and has demanded answer from Congress of why the price of LED was higher in their time.

7:20 pm: PM Modi while delivering speech at Jamnagar said that Congress governments were rejected in several states because they failed to deliver on people’s aspirations.

6:54 pm: Modi begins speech at Jamnagar rally.

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6:51 pm: Narendra Modi arrives for rally at Jamnagar, Saurashtra.

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6:49 pm: PM Modi tweets on the incredible response he received in Bhavnagar.

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6:44 pm: PM Modi to campaign next in Jamnagar, Saurashtra.

6:10 pm: PM praising his government’s work said that through Mudra Yojana crores of youth have been provided loan without guarantee.

6:05 pm: PM in Junagadh said that his government has spent Rs 1800 crore by providing insurance at a premium of Rs 90 paise for poor families in times of disaster.

5:47 pm: Modi during his speech in Junagadh said that BJP cared for soil and farmers of the nation.

5:42 pm: PM Modi speaking on the work his party has done for the nation said that a young man can get up to Rs 50 lakh loan without guarantee and his party has given gas connections to the entire country to curb pollution and to improve health.

5:20 pm:  Modi said that for Congress ‘work’ meant installing a handpump. He said Congress could never envision SAUNI (Saurashtra-Narmada Avataran Irrigation) Yojana that brought relief to several farmers in Gujarat.

5:13 pm: Continuing his attack on Congress, PM Modi said that Congress neglected Junagadh as a tourism capital and stalled their ropeway project while BP continues to work hard towards development of tourism.

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5:06 pm: Modi while speaking hailed Sardar Patel for uniting the nation. He said, “I want to ask you- if it was not for Sardar Patel where would we be. We recall with pride how Sardar Patel integrated the nation.”

5:02 pm: PM while addressing a gathering in Gujarat said that people are not only keen to seen BJP win but also want to ensure those are defeated who are defaming Gujarat as a state.

4:56 pm: PM Modi begins his speech in Junagadh, Gujarat.

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4:53 pm: Congress Party has released their manifesto for Gujarat polls in Ahmedabad.

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4:51 pm: PM further tweeted that BJP in Gujarat has given importance to quality infrastructure, including roads, education and healthcare in tribal dominated areas.

4:45 pm: PM Modi tweeted about his gratitude for the people who turned out in huge numbers during his rally. Further, he urges people to turn out in massive numbers to vote for the party during Gujarat polls. He also tweeted about the negligence faced by the tribal communities in the past two decades.

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4:40 pm: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and General Secretary of BJP Gujarat Mansukh Mandaviya has started his campaign in Junagadh, Gujarat.

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4:33 pm: Counting of votes for Gujarat polls will be held on December 18.

4:20 pm: Congress to release its list of candidates for Gujarat polls shortly.

3.55 PM: BJP supremo, Amit Shah is addressing a public meeting in Jalalpore Vidhansabha, Navsari.

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3.30 PM: The strength of your finger on the 9th day will make the fortunes of Gujarat and India very much with the same expectation: PM Modi.

3.25 PM: BJP government gave free access to gas to 3 crore poor families and did important work for empowerment of poor mothers from wood cloths: PM Modi

3.22 PM: Congress will wash out from Gujarat: PM Modi in Bhavnagar

3.20 PM: We have given 15 new roads to Bhavnagar: PM Modi.

3.17 PM: The Congress Party heard the ears openly, we are human beings of different clay, we have grown up in the soil of Gandhi and Sardar because we do not get back from our resolve and our resolve is that those who have plundered this country and the poor, they have to give back the poor of the poor: PM Modi.

3.16 PM:  The reason behind the development of Gujarat, the solidarity of Gujarati, the goodwill of Gujarati, the name of doing good for Gujarat and the good of Gujarat, tomorrow, we will be blessed with a noble thought that Gujarat has progressed and the BJP has done its job to give strength to it: PM Modi in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

3.12 PM: I appeal to the Congress to stick to the truth. The people of Gujarat do not like poll time lollipops and false promises of the Congress: PM Modi in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

3.09 PM: I am seeing videos of Congress supporters saying, vote for Congress on 9th and 14th and then we will do ‘Dadagiri’ for 5 years. This is not the Gujarat that the people desire: PM Modi in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

3.07 PM: Congress has a very ‘able’ lawyer in Kapil Sibal. He is always handling all the indefensible and wrong matters. In 2007 he came to Viramgam and said after the results are out Modi will be in Jail. He was very powerful in that government: PM Modi in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

3.05 PM: “What is the reason for Gujarat’s development? This is due to the unity of Gujarati, Sadbhavna of Gujarati, the names of the names of the people to do good, and the good of Gujarat, tomorrow, we will be blessed with good reason, Gujarat has progressed and the BJP has given its strength to strengthen it,” said PM Modi in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

3.02 PM: The people of UP know the Congress and their leadership well. And see how they have rejected Congress repeatedly: PM Modi.

3.00 PM: Gujarat has grown due to the power of Shanti, Ekta and Sadbhavana: PM Modi

2.55 PM: Congress party is united by the unity of the society; Even today, the Congress party is facing the problem of breaking down the country: PM Modi

2.52 PM: “Today, I bow to the earth, the land of Harisinhad’s Karmabhoomi, who has raised us with fingers,” PM Modi in Bhavnagar.

2.50 PM: There is no such incident in two decades that it has not done any act which caused my beloved Gujarat to see low: PM Modi in Bhavnagar.

2.45 PM: I fail to understand why is the Congress once again doing what it always did in the past- divide people, be it on caste lines, communal lines, between villages and cities. Congress has learnt ‘divide and rule’ from our colonial rulers rather well: PM Modi.

2.42 PM: PM Modi at the rally in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

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2.40 PM: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Danilimda, Gujarat.

2.23 PM: PM Narendra Modi has arrived at the Public Meeting in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

2.15 PM: BJP Chief Amit Shah addresses Public Meeting in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

2.10 PM: “Those people who can not tolerate Gujarat, its progress, Gujarat name, cannot tolerate anybody in Gujarat, and those who can not accept it will be punished on the 9th day that the country and the world will stop defaming this Gujarat,” PM Modi in Dharampur.

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1.30 PM: Congress has gone bankrupt as it is going to make a person who is out on bail in corruption case its president: PM Narendra Modi on Rahul Gandhi.

1.25 PM: At the rally in Dharampur, PM Modi said, “In the name of OBC, the Congress has done injustice to OBC over the years by spreading lies.”

1.15 PM: Earlier at the rally in Dharampur, PM Modi said, “Now medication has become easier due to 108 emergency service.”

1.00 PM: Those who have looted Nation will have to repay: PM Modi

12.59 PM: Not only did the Congress ignore the healthcare infrastructure in tribal areas, there were no arrangements for ambulances. We changed both these things- today there are better healthcare services and the 108 ambulance service is active: PM Modi.

12.56 PM: People of Gujarat are not gullible: PM Modi.

12.55 PM: Why did the Congress not give Constitutional Status to the OBC Commission? We got a bill but when we did so, they stalled it in the Rajya Sabha. This anti-OBC Congress should be severely punished by the people: PM Modi

12.53 PM: I congratulate the Congress on ‘Aurangzebi Raj’ of Congress. For us, the well-being of the people and 125 crore Indians is our high command: PM Modi.

12.52 PM: Mani Shankar Aiyar said that ‘did elections happen during Mughal rule? After Jehangir, Shahjahan came, was any election held? After Shahjahan it was understood Aurangzeb will be the leader’. So Congress accepts its a family party? We don’t want this Aurangzeb rule: PM Modi

12.50 PM: “Those who have looted Nation will have to repay,” PM Modi said in Dharampur.

12.47 PM: Each and every person who has looted the poor, I want to tell them- I am not scared of you, will return everything that belongs to the poor: PM Modi

12.45 PM: Corrupted people hate Modi, Congress is crying on Noteban.: PM Modi

12.41 PM: Why has the Congress stopped saying BJP is anti-Muslim? Earlier, they would go out of the way to show their secularism but now we are all seeing what they are doing in this election, where they are going. Unfortunately for them, Muslims know their real nature: PM Modi

12.40 PM: I congratulate the Congress on their ‘Aurangzebi Raj.’ For us, the wellbeing of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command: PM Modi

12.38 PM: People of Gujarat cannot and will not tolerate Congress party: PM Modi

12.35 PM: Gujaratis have a unique quality of identifying fake people from real: PM Modi

12.33 PM: Congress can’t either tolerate or accept leaders from Gujarat. They have always defamed Gujarat.: PM Modi

12.30PM: Gujarat needs to teach lessons to them who insulted Gujarat worldwide: PM Modi

12.28PM: Congress spent 4 generations defaming Gujarat: PM Modi

12.26 PM: Modi addresses the rally in Dharampur, Gujarat.

12.20 PM: PM Modi will be in Gujarat from December 6 to December 9:

On December 6, he will address multiple rallies in Dhandhuka at 9:30 am, Dahod at 12:00 noon, Netrang at 02:00 pm, and Surat at 06:00 pm.

On December 8, Modi will be seen in Bhabhar at 11 am, then in Kalolat 12:30 pm, then Himatnagar at 02:30 pm and at 4pm he will visit Vatva.

On December 9, Modi will be seen in Lunavada at 09:30 am addressing a rally then he will be seen in Bodeli at 11am, then in Anand, and Mehsana at 3 pm.

12.00 PM: Cyclone Ockhi effect – Various reports state that light rain is expected at Narendra Modi’s rally venue at Dharampur.

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11.45 AM: Prime Minister Modi has left Surat to Dharampur. Modi will be addressing a public meeting at Malanpada.

11.30 AM: Special voting organised for Police at Shahibaug HQ.

11.15 AM:  “The ‘Gujarat Model’ is actually the ‘Modi model,’ which (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji is trying to replicate (elsewhere) in the country with only one person running the government, taking decisions single-handedly whether it pertains to the economy or foreign policy,” said Prithviraj Chavan at a press conference in Ahmedabad earlier on Sunday.

11.00 AM: On December 4, 2017, the official Twitter handle of the Gujarat’s BJP wing tweeted, “Magnificent attraction of the world is my Gujarat. Will win, Gujarat will win.”

10.45 AM: Preparations in full swing in Junagarh, Gujarat.

10.39 AM: Live scenes at Dharampur in Valsad.

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10.35 AM: Making a veiled reference to Gandhi, Modi, on Sunday at a rally in Rajkot said, “One leader during his speech said Modi gave 48,000 crore acres of land to an industrialist. The area he is talking about is three times the size of land available on the earth. I don’t know what to do… to laugh or cry.”

10.30 AM: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani was seen at a rally in Naroda.

10.05 AM: PM Modi will continue his two-day visit on Monday. He will visit Dharmapur in Valsad district and then he will be in Saurashtra’s Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Jamnagar. Gujarat has been under the Bharatiya Janata Party-rule for the last 22 years.

10.00 AM: “After Modi Ji came to power, banks which used to shut their doors on the face of poor, now go to their doors requesting them to open a Jan Dhan Account”, said Smriti Irani at the rally on Sunday.

9.55 AM: The official Twitter handle of Bharatiya Janata Party tweeted a poll.

9.45 AM: Earlier while addressing the rally in Rajkot, PM Modi said, “My connect with Rajkot is special. It from here that I won my first ever election.”

9.30 AM: In every indicator be it health, education, agriculture the progress of Gujarat under BJP has been better than under previous Congress governments in the state: PM Modi said at a rally in Rajkot.

9.35 AM: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s example to promote use of safety belt while driving as well travelling in a car. “To those who think they are too important (or too cool) to use a seat belt in the front seat,” Abdullah Tweeted.

9.25 AM: “They keep you busy in fighting with each other. You may die but the Congress will eat ‘malai’ (cream),” he said, launching a broadside against the opposition party apparently for having an alliance with caste leaders such as Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakor ahead of the state polls.

9.20 AM: Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “rashtrabhakti” motivated him and his government to help people of various faiths, including Christians, and dubbed as “fatwa” a letter issued by Gandhinagar archbishop.

9.15 AM: In his Tweet, Rahul Gandhi questioned PM Modi about the seventh pay commission.

9.10 AM: While addressing the rally in Surandranagar, Gujarat, PM Modi said, “It is their ‘sanskar’ (values). I have not studied in an English medium school but in a government school where they taught me how to lead life. From those lessons, I have learned that 125 crore people of the country are my God and I am their priest. I will continue to work for ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas'”.

9.05 AM: Earlier today, the Prime Minister tweeted his schedule for the day.

9.03 AM: At a public rally in Sanand, Rajnath Singh hit out at the Congress VP and said, “The Congress leader
(Rahul) asks what did the BJP government do in 22 years of its rule? What the BJP government has done in 22 years has been answered by the people of India during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.”

9.00 AM: BJP chief Amit Shah’s schedule for the day:

8.55 AM: According to the Chief Election Commissioner, Rs 1.94 crore in cash, liquor worth Rs 21.91 crore, drugs and precious metals worth Rs 8.17 crore have been seized.

8.50 AM: Prime Minister’s schedule for the day.

8.45 AM: Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said that the elections will be held at 50,264 polling stations including one all-women polling booth in each constituency.

8.40 AM: Amit Shah will hold rallies in Vapi, Surat, Maroli Jalalpur, Navsari and Gandevi, Navsari.

8.35 AM: The BJP supremo Amit Shah will also be seen in the state of Gujarat addressing multiple rallies in the state.

8.30 AM: Four rallies will be conducted by the Prime Minister in Gujarat today. Dharampur and Bhavnagar will see Modi in the first half of the day, whereas in the second half, Modi will be seen in Junagarh and Jamnagar.

8.25 AM: There are 4.35 crore voters in the state, including 2.26 crore male, 2.08 crore female and 702 third gender. A total 17.46 lakh new voters have been added, of which 12.37 lakh are in the 18-19 age group, said Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti about the status of Gujarat population.

8.20 AM: “For ten years the country was run by those who had degrees from Harvard but after we came to power, our hard-work has shown results,” PM Modi spoke about how global rating agencies were upbeat about the country’s growing economy at a public meeting in Rajkot.

8.15 AM:  PM Modi while responding to the remarks of the Gandhinagar Archbishop Thomas Macwan said, “To help people without considering their religion, caste or nationality is the basic essence of our sanskaar… and there cannot be a more worrisome matter than this, that people have objection to it.”

8.12 AM: On the occasion of Navy Day, the Prime Minister tweeted a video as a tribute to the Indian Navy.

8.08 AM: “The people of Gujarat know what the Congress is up to. It changes colour time and again, creates a wall between brothers, it wants to make urban areas fight with rural areas of the country, illiterate fight with literates and poor fight with the rich,” PM Modi said at a rally yesterday on the criticism of the government’s ambitious bullet train project.

8.03 AM: While speaking at a rally in Ahmedabad last night, PM Modi said, “Manavata apni rago ma chhe, apna sanskaar ma chhe (Humanity is in our veins, in our values). Unfortunately, it comes so naturally to us that we do not publicise it, and the world remains in the dark (about it)… I was shocked when a religious person issued a fatwa asking for rashtrapremio (Patriots) to be ousted.”

8.00 AM: PM Modi is likely to have four rallies today – at Dharampur in Valsad, followed by Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Jamnagar in Saurashtra region.

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