Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Live updates: BJP wrote to the Election Commission saying Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's remarks "vote ke paise mile to lena par vote SP ko dena" and "patrakar sahyog dein baad me inam milega" violate the Model Code of Conduct.
With just 5 days to go in for counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh, things have heated up in the state as big political leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and BSP Chief Mayawati have addressed rallies in different parts of the state, hitting out at each other. PM Modi took away all the thunder with the reception he got at his home constituency. On Sunday, he hit out at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying its government in West Bengal destroyed the state with all the social evils overpowering it. Meanwhile, he other parties complained against his roadshows in Varanasi and in reply, BJP wrote to the Election Commission saying Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s remarks “vote ke paise mile to lena par vote SP ko dena” and “patrakar sahyog dein baad me inam milega” violate the Model Code of Conduct.
Here are updates on all Uttar Pradesh phase 7 elections-related events:
7.22 pm: Head constable and close aide of rape accused Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, Chandrapal surrendered before Lucknow police.
6.00 pm: Ye BJP nhi SP ka karnama hai-Swati Singh,BJP on Dimple Yadav’s remark-Piyush Goyal gaye PC karne aur hotel ki bijli gol kardi ye karnama hai
5.18 pm: Piyush Goyalji gaye press conference karne aur hotel ki bijli khud hi gol kardi, isko kaarnaama kehte hain: Dimple Yadav in Bhadohi
4.52 pm: Aisa bharosa logon ko aapke Akhilesh bhaiyya pe hai ki Pradhanmantriji ko 3-3 baar roadshow karni pad rahi hai Banaras mein: Dimple Yadav
4.30 pm: Piyush Goyalji gaye press conference karne aur hotel ki bijli khud hi gol kardi, isko kaarnaama kehte hain: Dimple Yadav in Bhadohi
3.32 pm: “PM yaha(Badlapur) aaye, unhone ek bhi baar yaha ke saheedo ka naam nahi liya, ye BJP wale jyada desh bhakt bante hain.
3.30 pm: Akhilesh slams BJP, says Modi government’s policies caused most causalities to Jawans
3:00 PM: This is what Rahul Gandhi had to say at Jaunpur:
2:57 PM: Rahul Gandhi wishes that one day Michelle Obama uses Made in Jaunpur utensils. He says, “Jb Obama Ji ki patni Amreeka me apni rasoi me kuch pakaye; patilon ko dekhke kahen sundar patila hai aur patile pe likha ho Made in Jaunpur.”
2:44 PM: Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Narendra Modi, says his multiple roadshows an attempt to cover the failure of previous one. “Do din pehle roadshow hua usse baat nahi bani, phir kal roadshow hua usse bhi baat nahi bani,aaj sun rahe hain Modiji pedal ja rahe hain,” he said.
2:30 PM: He says if you want to save the future generations please vote for BJP.
2:27 PM: PM Modi says Samajwadi Party has converted Police stations into its offices. Its sad that women in the state can’t go out of their homes after sunset.
2:24 PM: People have to pay Rs 2 lakh, 3 lakh and sometimes, even Rs 5 lakhs for getting good jobs. We have decided, there won’t be any interview for poor and they’ll be given jobs on the basis of marks.
2:22 PM: Earlier, a poor child used to pass in exams and the entire family used to be happy. People used to congratulate each other but they knew nothing would happen unless they have jack. People had to pay money for getting jobs.
2:19 PM: PM says If you provide farmers with water, they can extract gold out of soil. We’ll provide farmers with water.
2:16 PM: All UP government cares about is their vote bank and not the development of farmers, says Pm Modi.
2:13 PM: PM says We brought Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana which will ensure that farmers don’t suffer loss in case of an unfortunate event.
2:11 PM: My dream is to provide a home to every Indian citizen by 2022, says PM Modi.He promises better healthcare and housing for poor.
2:08 PM: PM talks about the importance of science and technology in farming. He says all the farmers should use technology to inspect soil and fertilisers before using them.
2:06 PM: He says BJP has made a roadmap for the development of farmers. “We are working for the welfare of people inspired by the ideals of Gandhi and Sardal Patel”, he added.
2:05 PM: PM says, BJP has vowed to provide home to each and every citizens of India. This year itself Indian farmers’ income will be doubled.
2:03 PM: PM Narendra Modi has started his address at Varanasi. He began by saying ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. Watch PM’s full address here:
1:58 PM: Rahul Gandhi says Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself goes to the United States and meets Barack Obama instead of sending the Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.
1:44 PM: Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi is getting on in age and the state needs a young government which SP and Congress will bring. “Hum yuvaaon ki sarkar laaenge Modi Ji ki aayu hogai hai, vo buzurg hogaye hain, unki age hogai hai” he said in Jaunpur.
1:39 PM: BJP’s Amith Shah says we’ll give laptop to all the youngsters without asking their religion or caste.
1:36 PM: Narendra Modi takes away your money and gives it 50 big families of India, says Rahul Gandhi.
1:33 PM: “Modiji ki achhe din wali picture flop ho gayi; ab dekhne ko nahi milegi,” adds Congress Vice-President. He says Narendra Modi’s ‘acche din’ picture was a big flop and you won’t get to see it again.
1:32 PM: Rahul Gandhi says PM Narendra Modi gave Rs 1200 Cr to Vijay Mallya and he ran away with it.
1:30 PM: Rahul Gandhi is addressing a rally at Jaunpur. He says, Modiji fed cows today, went to Shastriji’s home but none of it will work. He took a jibe at PM by saying, ‘khisyani billi khamba noche’.
1:15 PM: PM Modi was welcomed by a massive crowd this morning:
वाराणसी में प्रधानमंत्री मोदी का ‘जन दर्शन’, सड़कों पर उतरे जनता के हुजूम और समर्थन का पीएम ने किया अभिवादन pic.twitter.com/P9MOigmIZ8
— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) March 6, 2017
1:12 PM: Amit Shah says, “every year we send one lakh crore rupee to the state government but none of it reaches to the public.”
1:10 PM: BJP will form a stable government in Uttar Pradesh and only it can develop the state, says Amit Shah at Robertsganj.
1:05 PM: PM Modi is leaving the Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial now. He’ll address a rally Rohaniya soon:
1:02 PM: Amit Shah’s rally at Sonbhadra begins
1:00 PM: Watch Narendra Modi speak about the changes he has brought:
— BJP (@BJP4India) March 6, 2017
12:50 PM: An image of PM Modi from inside the Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial:
12:43 PM: There will be three rallies by Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi at the Eastern Uttar Pradesh today but his press meet at Varanasi has been cancelled.
12:40 PM: Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the Bhajan ceremony inside the Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial:
12:36 PM: Pm Modi paying homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri. He is inside the memorial now:
12:30 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial and is paying tribute to India’s former Prime Minister. He’ll soon address a rally at Rohaniya.
12:25 PM: Here is an image from Akhilesh Yadav’s rally at Jaunpur:
12:20 PM: PM Narendra Modi has left for Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial and on his way, he waved at his supporters at Ram Nagar:
12:12 PM: PM Modi will start speaking shortly and one can expect some fireworks from him as it will be his second last rally in Varanasi:
12:08 PM: He attacks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for converting electricity into a Hindu-Muslim issue.
12:05 PM: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s rally begins at Jaunpur. He asks enough of ‘Mann ki baat’, when will they do ‘Kaam ki Baat’.
11:55 AM: Watch PM Narendra Modi offering prayers at the Ghat:
11:50 AM: PM Narendra Modi has reached the rally spot at Gadhwaghat Ashram along with Mahant Sharananand. He’ll start speaking soon.
11:47 AM: In an interesting turn of events, there was an electricity cut in Varanasi yesterday:
बाबा विश्वनाथ के दर पर खुला अखिलेश यादव के झूठ का पिटारा – वाराणसी में अखिलेश के रोड शो के दौरान हुई ‘बत्ती गुल’। pic.twitter.com/HDRu5cGY02
— BJP (@BJP4India) March 6, 2017
11:37 AM: Supreme Court has refused to put stay on the warrant issued against Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati from Supreme Court and has asked him to approach the concerned court.
11:30 AM: Prime Minister is meeting saints and offering his prayers now.
11:25 AM: PM Narendra Modi meets Mahant Sharananand of Gadhwaghat Ashram and had a conversation with him:
11:20 AM: Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeding cows at a cow-shed in Varanasi’s Gadwaghat Ashram:
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 6, 2017
11:12 AM: PM Modi offering prayers at Gadwaghat Ashram:
11:05 AM: PM Narendra Modi has reached the Gadwaghat Ashram where he was welcomed by people. He is now offering prayers before the rally.
11:00 AM: According to the latest reports, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav’s Press meet in Varanasi has been cancelled because Rahul’s plane was not allowed to land as the airport is closed due to PM’s departure.
10:55 AM: PM Narendra Modi has left for the Gadwaghat Ashram by road. He is being followed by the massive crowd and BJP supporters. Meanwhile, the local airport has been shut down and the PM is scheduled to leave the town today.
10:40 AM: Meanwhile, there is a lot of drama going around SP MLA Gayatri Prajapati who was accused of raping a woman and assaulting her 16-year-old daughter along with 6 other men. A non-bailable warrant has been issued against him but he has gone missing for last 8 days.
10:22 AM: Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav’s Press meet in Varanasi has been cancelled.
10:10 AM: This is what PM Modi had to say in Varanasi yesterday:
— BJP (@BJP4India) March 5, 2017
10:00 AM: “The country saw communist government, like in West Bengal. Today, there is poverty, lack of law and all public evils have overpowered the state,” said Prime Minister Modi while delivering a speech at Varanasi yesterday.