LIVE | Gujarat polls: PM Narendra Modi will on Friday kick off BJP's election campaign for phase 2. While Congress VP Rahul Gandhi will continue his Navsarjan Gujarat campaign.
Gujarat election phase 2 campaign UPDATES:
6.58 pm: Imran Massod, who they gave a ticket to, he said we will cut Modi into pieces.
6.58 pm: Renuka Chowdhury called me a virus. She said I bring Namonitis.
6.58 pm: I don’t even want to get started on what Gujarat Congress leaders have been calling me: PM
6.58 pm: One more Congress leader called me a monkey.
6.57 pm: Jairam Ramesh compared me to Bhasmasur.
6.56 pm: Beni Prasad Verma called me a mad dog. He also said we won’t let this mad dog win.
6.55 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad said I am Gangu Teli.
6.45 pm: Are these the kind of things we should say in public life: PM
6.54 pm: Divijaya Singh said Modi Sarkar is like Rakshas Raaj and Modi is Ravana.
6.50 pm: Pramod Tiwari, who headed the Congress in UP, said Modi is in the list of Hitler, Mussolini and Gaddafi.
6.45 pm: Day and night the Congress has abused me. I keep quiet only because my priority is work: PM
6.40 pm: What did Anand Sharma say- PM Modi is mentally unstable. One Congress leader re-tweeted such an offensive Tweet about me that I cannot even say it. What did Digvijaya Singh Tweet about me?
6.35 pm: Evidently, one Gujarati, a person born into a poor family has troubled them a lot: PM
6.30 pm: They have not called me ‘Neech’ for the first time yesterday. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and her family members have used it too. Why am I ‘Neech’ – because I was born poor, because I am of a lower caste, because I am a Gujarati? Is that why they hate me: PM @narendramodi
6.18 pm: The Sabarmati River was not discovered during our time. Do we remember its pitiable condition during Congress rule. We built a riverfront and you can see the difference in Ahmedabad: PM Narendra Modi
6.11 pm: Any party that is anti-development and prefers to divide society will never be accepted in Gujarat and that is why Congress won’t win. Gujarat has not forgotten the mis-governance of the Congress: PM
6.00 pm: Politics of development does not appeal to the Congress Party: PM
5.50 pm: The population of our middle class is rising and so is the strength of our middle class. This section of society aspires to progress at a quick pace: PM
5.40 pm: After travelling across Saurashtra, Kutch, South Gujarat and North Gujarat I am now in Ahmedabad. What I am seeing is extraordinary. It is clear that BJP will emerge victorious: PM
5.30 pm: It is this NDA Government that saw the importance of LED Bulbs. The poor and middle class have gained most due to LED bulbs as it leads to savings: PM
5.20 pm: Which Congress Government in Gujarat worked towards bringing water to this district. It is the BJP which has got water and worked for the farmers: PM
5.00 pm: I won’t lie and say that everyone will receive Rs 15 Lakh in their bank accounts but when we come to power here, people will feel that their voices are finally being heard after 22 years: Rahul Gandhi in Anand
4.30 pm: Congress has started a noble initiative of canteens in Karnataka where food is available for everyone at minimal prices. We will begin the same initiative in Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi in Anand
4.00 pm: We raised questions about Manifesto & BJP hastily prepared it behind closed doors. Congress asked for it so Arun Jaitley released it. Otherwise why do they need it when they think they’re going to govern here for 100 years? Such is their arrogance: Rahul Gandhi in Anand
3.40 pm: “Do you know what happened in Rajkot…Dr. Manmohan Singh met the press and after that the elderly Mansukh Kaka met him. He presented him a book containing the scams under the UPA. I congratulate Mansukh Kaka who spoke up for the truth and for honest governance,” says Modi.
1.35 pm: “Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar told people when he visited Pakistan – remove Modi from the way and then see what will happen to India-Pakistan peace. What did he mean by removing me from the way. And what is my crime- that we have the blessings of the people,” says PM in Banaskantha.
1.31 pm: Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in Ahmedabad says, “People in BJP can even go on to say that aircrafts were faulty which is why they could land at the Expressway (Yamuna Expressway) otherwise the Expressway is not up to the mark”
1.28 pm: Congress party within 10 days of winning the elections will make a policy for farmer loan waiver, says Rahul Gandhi in Chotta Udaipur.
1.20 pm: Earlier, people from here would have to travel a considerable distance to pray to Maa Narmada. Due to BJP, Narmada waters have come to this region and Maa Narmada is blessing us all: PM @narendramodi in Banaskantha, says Modi.
1.12 pm: Those who did not stand with Banaskantha in the bad times of flood can not be excepted to serve either this district or the state of Gujarat: PM
1.10 pm: The conduct of Mrs. Indira Gandhi and the Congress in Morbi and the service of RSS and Jan Sangh Karyakartas was for everyone to see. RSS and Jan Sangh did everything possible and stood shoulder to shoulder with people: PM
1.06 pm: BJP was doing relief work, Congress was busy with resort work: Modi
1.05 pm: BJP leaders were providing flood relief whereas Congress leaders were relaxing in swimming pools in resorts in Bengaluru
1.04 pm: People of Patan and Banaskantha know the difference between Congress and BJP. When there were floods here Congress MLAs were relaxing in Bengaluru whereas BJP leaders were working with people, helping in relief operations: PM
1.03 pm: This rally is huge. I want all those Pundits speculating on this election to come and see the fervour here: PM
1.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Banaskantha.
11.24 am: Here’ Rahul Gandhi Schedule for the day
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi continues our Navsarjan Gujarat campaign, and will travel from Chhota Udaipur to Anand today. He will seek blessings at Mogal Dham Mandir and hold public meetings with citizens in various districts. #गुजरात_में_नया_सवेरा pic.twitter.com/KGB03Q6yBo
— Congress (@INCIndia) December 8, 2017
11.21 am: Here’s PM Narendra Modi’s schedule for the day
प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi आज गुजरात के भाभर, कलोल, हिम्मतनगर और वटवा में चुनावी जनसभाओं को सम्बोधित करेंगे। लाइव देखें https://t.co/vpP0MI6iTu || https://t.co/jtwD1yPhm4 पर। लाइव सुनने के लिए डायल करें 02245014501 pic.twitter.com/VEYwKoCpoA
— BJP (@BJP4India) December 8, 2017
11.19 am: PM Modi will address rallies in Bhabhar, Kalol, Himmatnagar and Nikol.
PM Narendra Modi will on Friday kicked off BJP’s election campaign for phase 2. The prime minister addressed rallies in Bhabhar, Kalol, Himmatnagar and Vatva.