Lok Sabha Elections | Congress like sinking Titanic, its situation worse than in 2014: PM Modi

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Updated:Apr 06, 2019 11:48:40 pm

Lok Sabha Election News LIVE Update: In the first phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections 2019, voting will be held in 91 parliamentary constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories on April 11. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 News LIVE: Modi said that the grand old party made promises whenever it was under crisis. (Reuters)

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called Congress a Titanic ship which is sinking day by day. He also slammed Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress President has opted for a second seat where the “majority community is in a minority”. He also said that Congress makes false promises whenever it is in trouble and then becomes “Gajini” — the character, played by Aamir Khan, which suffers from memory loss.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress and its allies for trying to demoralise the armed forces by raising questions over their action against terror and promising to review laws which provides them shield against militants. 

Union Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal today slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for insulting LK Advani. He said that the grand old party has surrendered and wanted to bring down the level of politics. He said Rahul did not have manners. Earlier, Gandhi had said that the BJP kicked out Advani from the stage.

Senior BJP leader and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj too had slammed Rahul Gandhi over his remark on veteran leader LK Advani. Sushma  Swaraj advised the Congress president to maintain decorum in his speech. “Rahulji – Advani ji is our father figure. Your words have hurt us deeply. Please try to maintain some decorum of your speech,” Sushma Swaraj said in her tweet.

As the date of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections draws near, campaigning by political parties has intensified. For the BJP, ‘star campaigners’ PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah have been crisscrossing the country to woo the voters, on the other hand, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi are also trying their best to attract public attention before the first phase voting on April 11.

 

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    21:34 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Congress like sinking Titanic, its situation worse than in 2014: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called Congress a Titanic ship which is sinking day by day. He also slammed Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress President has opted for a second seat where the "majority community is in a minority". He also said that the Congress makes false promises whenever it is in trouble and then becomes "Gajini" — the character, played by Aamir Khan, which suffers from memory loss.

    20:37 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Ram Madhav slams Congress manifesto

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    19:52 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi hits out at Congress for acting on promises

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Congress only worked for vote banks. He said that the grand old party made promises whenever it was under crisis. 'Congress had promised to give reservation. But they became 'Ghajini',' he said.

    19:33 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Andhra Pradesh: Jana Sena's Lakshminarayana released manifesto on bond paper

    Jana Sena candidate JD Lakshminarayana from Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat released manifesto on bond paper. "I signed on bond paper which features party manifesto for Visakhapatnam. Voters can drag me to court if I fail to fulfil the promises. Our party has such guts," he said.

    18:52 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Piyush Goyal slams Rahul Gandhi for insulting LK Advani

    Union Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal on Saturday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for insulting LK Advani. He said that the grand old party has surrendered and wanted to bring down the level of politics. He said Rahul did not have manners. Earlier, Gandhi had said that the BJP kicked out Advani from the stage.  

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    18:03 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Former Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand joins BJP

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    17:59 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    BJP kicked out Advani from the stage: Rahul Gandhi

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    17:37 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Hindu Dharma doesn't teach us about hatred: Rahul Gandhi

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    17:01 (IST)06 Apr 2019
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    16:54 (IST)06 Apr 2019
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    16:20 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi for contesting poll from 2 seats

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    15:55 (IST)06 Apr 2019
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    15:52 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi addressing rally in Chhattisgarh

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    15:45 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    BJP releases list of 24 candidates for Lok Sabha Election 2019

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    15:37 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Shiv Sena takes a dig at BJP, Modi govt

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    15:19 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt

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    15:15 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Congress releases list of 5 candidates, field Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat

    The Congress has released list of five more candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Shatrughan Sinha, who joined the party earlier in the day, has been fielded against BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib seat.  

    14:56 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Congress' alliance with Muslim League compromised national security: Adityanath

    Congress' alliance with Muslim League in Kerala and with AIUDF in Assam has compromised the country's security. India under PM Modi has emerged as sixth most powerful country in the world, was 11th during UPA regime, says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

    14:54 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Modi is a liar: Mamata Banerjee

    Modi is a liar. TMC will lead formation of new government at the Centre after defeating Modi. You (PM Modi) didn't look after your wife. How will you look after the masses? Mamata Banerjee says during an election rally

    14:41 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Amit Shah roadshow in Ahmedabad
    13:53 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    2019 polls are for building new India: PM Modi

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    13:52 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Odisha will be known for tourism once BJP comes to power: PM

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    13:51 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Congress wants to burden middle class with heavy taxes: Modi

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    13:50 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    People got poorer and Congress ministers got richer: PM Modi

    Generation after generations the Congress was able to give only slogans for eradication of poverty. People got poorer and their ministers got richer, says PM Modi

    13:41 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi addressing rally in Odisha's Sonepur

    The Congress and BJD use the poor for politics. This is the reason a large part of India including Odisha was under immense poverty for so many decades, this situation was then misused by Maoists, says PM Modi in Sonepur, Odisha. 

    12:42 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Senior leaders are being neglected in BJP: Shatrughan Sinha

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    12:40 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Shatrughan Sinha slams BJP leadership after joining Congress

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    12:19 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress

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    12:09 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    BJP is working for welfare of poor: Modi in Sundergarh

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    12:08 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    BJD has obstructed financial scheme: Modi

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    11:59 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi urges people to pick BJP in Odisha, Centre

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    11:54 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Surgical strike indicative of strengthening India: Modi

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    11:50 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi slams previous govts

    Previous governments failed to act tough on terror. They couldn't even think of something like surgical strike. India can now hit back terror inside their territory, says PM Modi in Sundergarh.

    11:45 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    BJP made by sweat by its workers: Modi in Sundergarh

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    11:36 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi addressing rally in Sundergarh, Odisha

    It's not a PM who is visiting Sundergarh. A pradhan sewak of Odisha has come here, says PM Modi | WATCH LIVE: 

    11:34 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Odisha will reject both BJD, Congress: PM Modi

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    11:26 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar campaigns in Mumbai

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    11:00 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Dimple Yadav, Giriraj Singh to file nominations

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    10:18 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    Sushma Swaraj slams Rahul Gandhi over his remark on Advani

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slams Rahul Gandhi for his remark on LK Advani "Rahulji - Advani ji is our father figure. Your words have hurt us deeply. Please try to maintain some decorum of your speech," Sushma Swaraj said in her tweet.  

    09:28 (IST)06 Apr 2019
    PM Modi wishes party workers on BJP's 39th Foundation Day

    39 years ago on this day, BJP was born with an unwavering commitment to serve society and take the nation to new heights. Thanks to the efforts of our Karyakartas, BJP has become India’s preferred party. Greetings to the BJP family on the Party’s Foundation Day, PM Modi says in his message to party workers on BJP's 39th Foundation Day. 

    Lok Sabha election Live udates, Modi rally today live, Modi Odisha rally, BJP, Congress Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning for Lok Sabha elections in Odisha, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. (File Photo)PM Modi is scheduled to address rallies in Sundargarh and Sonpur in Odisha, Balod in Chhattisgarh and Nanded in Maharashtra today. Amit Shah will be in his home state Gujarat where he will address public gathering in Ahmedabad and Sabarmati. Earlier speaking at an election rally in Dehradun on Friday, PM Modi, probably for the first time during election campaigning raised the issue of VVIP helicopter deal to target the Gandhi family.
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