Lok Sabha election 2019 highlights: Working hard to provide house to all poor by 2022, says PM Modi

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Updated: April 27, 2019 3:46:22 pm

In the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls, a total of 71 constituencies, spread over 9 states, will go to polls on Monday.

lok sabha elections, lok sabha elections 2019PM Modi addresses a rally in Sitapur on Saturday. (ANI)

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Congress led-UPA government at the Centre saying the previous regime brought the bad image of the country during their rule due to to corruptions. At the time, farmers and youth all were upset and wanted change. Speaking at a rally in Sitapur, the PM further said that his government was working hard to provide gas, electricity and proper toilets for the poor. Apart from this, the NDA government is also working towards its goal to provide pucca house to every poor of the country he added.

Earlier, he launched a scathing attack on BSP-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, saying these parties are together just for the sake of power. Addressing an election rally in Kannauj from where Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav is seeking re-election, Modi attacked SP-BSP-RLD tie-up, saying the alliance of ‘opportunists’ wants a helpless government because its mantra is ‘Jaat, paat japna; janata ka maal apna’.

“They talk about caste while looting people’s money,” Modi said.

Without mincing words, Modi told the opposition parties that whatever efforts they make, they will fail in their mission. “Whatever efforts you (opposition) make, it will be…” the PM said, following which the crowd shouted in chorus “Modi again”.

Modi also ridiculed opposition leaders for their “dream” of becoming Prime Minister and poked fun at BSP chief Mayawati for seeking support of the Samajwadi Party.

“These (parties) are the ones who seek evidence of (Balakot) airstrikes and shed tears for Batla House encounter,” he said.

Meanwhile, campaigning for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will come to an end on Saturday evening. On the last day of electioneering for the fourth phase, all political parties will make final efforts to woo the voters. A total of 71 constituencies, spread over 9 states, will go to polls in the fourth phase on Monday.

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    07:45 (IST)27 Apr 2019
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    07:36 (IST)27 Apr 2019
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    07:32 (IST)27 Apr 2019
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    Campaigning for fourth phase to end today.Polling in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will cover 71 constituencies -- -- 17 in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six in Madhya Pradesh, six in Odisha, five in Bihar and three in Jharkhand. The remaining fifth, sixth and seventh phase will take place on may 6, May 12 and May 19, respectively. Results will be declared on May 23. So far, the Election Commission of India has conducted peaceful polling across 303 constituencies in three different phases. While the main contest is between the BJP and Congress at national level, several regional players hold the key to the formation of the next government. Several opinion polls have predicted an edge for the BJP-led NDA under Narendra Modi's leadership who is seeking second term in the office. In 2014, the BJP had gained majority on its own, winning 282.
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