Assembly Elections 2018: In Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi reiterates promise of farm loan waiver within 10 days if Congress wins

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Assembly Elections 2018: After Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are face-to-face in Rajasthan, which will vote on December 7.

Assembly Elections 2018: Prime Minister Modi and Rahul Gandhi today kickstarted their Rajasthan campaigns with multiple rallies to woo their voters.

Assembly Elections 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched scathing attacks on each other ahead of crucial assembly elections in Rajasthan. Both the leaders began their campaigns today in the state with rallies at six different places. Earlier today, the Prime Minister took on the Congress over issues ranging from 26/11 attack to the surgical strike and caste attack to corruption during UPA rule.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, too, addressed a rally in the state. In a rally at Pokhran, the Congress chief promised to give loan waiver to farmers within 10 days of coming back to power. He also accused the prime minister of insulting those who built this country. He said: “Mr Modi says India was a sleeping giant before he became Prime Minister. This is an insult to all the Indians who have built this nation.” This morning, Rahul visited Ajmer Dargah and Pushkar temple.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi hit out at the grand old party on how it handled the Mumbai terror attack ten years ago. He said: “I remember, election campaigns were underway when the Mumbai attack happened. That time, when anyone dared to criticise the attack, these Rajdarbaari tried to shut them up.” Modi also said that the country will never forget the Mumbai terror attack. “Justice will surely be done, I want to assure the country,” the PM said in Bhilwara.

After Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress are face-to-face in Rajasthan, which will vote on December 7.

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Addressing a rally in Kota, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the achievement of his government. He said that the Congress could give gas connection to just 13-14 crore people in the last seven decades, whereas his government gave 12 crore connections in just four years.  

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Rahul Gandhi brings back HAL, Anil Ambani in Rajasthan

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Modi cheated the youth of the country by giving Rafale deal to Ambani. He said: "Mr Modi stole employment opportunities from India's youth by taking the deal away from HAL and giving it to his friend Anil Ambani."

16:14 (IST)26 Nov 2018
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16:08 (IST)26 Nov 2018
CBI Director removed for starting Rafale probe, says Rahul Gandhi

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15:52 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi insulted those who built this nation, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi today accused the prime minister of insulting those who built this country. He said: "Mr Modi says India was a sleeping giant before he became Prime Minister. This is an insult to all the Indians who have built this nation."

15:47 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Free medicine for the people in Rajasthan

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said that he would bring the policies of free medicine back to the people in the state. 'Previous Congress government's policies enabled free medicine to the people. We will bring those policies back,' Gandhi said.

15:43 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi promises farm loan waiver in Rajasthan

In a rally at Pokhran, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that he would waive the loans of farmers within 10 days of coming back to power. "No power in the world can change this promise," the Congress chief said.

15:16 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi on issues of jobs, MSP and corruption

Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Narendra Modi on a range of issues such as jobs, MSP and corruption and said that PM did not utter a word about his promises and issues. At a rally in Pokhran ahead of crucial Rajasthan Assembly elections, he said, "Earlier, Modi ji used to talk about two crore jobs, a fair MSP for farmers, he used to talk against corruption. But these days he does not utter a single word about any of these promises and issues."

14:53 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi says his government is not the one that "rests for four generations"

PM Narendra Modi said his government work day and night without leave. Addressing a poll rally in Rajasthan, he said, "This is not a government that rest for four generations. This government is the one that works day and night without leave." Modi has frequently referred to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as "naamdar" (dynast).

14:30 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi responds to Congress over caste remarks

Prime Minister Modi today said that his caste is "1.25 crore Hindustani". In a rally in Rajasthan, he said: 'Naamdaars and their people are asking my caste. My caste is 1.25 crore Hindustani.'

14:15 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi takes on Congress in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Modi today accused the Congress of keeping family and friends above the nation. Addressing a rally in Banswara, PM Modi said: "For the Congress, first comes the Naamdaar(s), then their family members, then family members durbaari, then the contractors of votes, then comes casteism, and then they remember the country."

14:03 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi talks about farmers but knows nothing about farming, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister today said that "Rahul Gandhi cannot differentiate between moong and gram but talks about the betterment of farmers".

13:51 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Congress ignored, BJP created Ministry for Tribal community, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi today accused the Congress of ignoring the development of Tribal community. He said: "Tribal community used to demand a separate ministry and budget. They used to demand development policies. But Congress wasn't concerned about them. It was only after (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee became Prime Minister, that a dedicated Ministry of Tribal Affairs was created," Prime Minister Modi said.

13:45 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Congress knows nothing about Tribal community, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi today said that the Congress did not know the history of Tribals in India. Addressing a rally in Banswara, he said: "Tribal community has existed since thousands of years. Did they not make sacrifices during the freedom struggle? Did they not contribute in the development of the nation? You know this, I know this, history knows this but Congress doesn't know this."

13:12 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Ashok Gehlot responds to PM Modi

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13:00 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Yogi Adityanath targets Rahul Gandhi over Italy visits

Launching a fierce attack on Rahul Gandhi, Yogi Adityanath today accused the Congress president of leaving the people alone in a time of any serious tragedy.

देश में जब कोई संकट आता है तो कांग्रेस और राहुल गांधी को पीड़ित लोगों की पीड़ा नहीं दिखाई देती है उस वक्त वो यहां का संकट छोड़कर इटली चले जाते हैं- श्री @myogiadityanath, मुख्‍यमंत्री, यूपी pic.twitter.com/LvVkt4K5o9

12:49 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Yogi Adityanath launches all-out attack on Congress

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath today said that Rahul Gandhi's grandfather once said that he was an accidental Hindu but today, the Congress president is claiming to be a Sanatani Hindu wearing Janeu (sacred thread). 'It's our victory,' he said.

12:43 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Yogi Adityanath hits out at Manmohan Singh

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath today hit out at former prime minister Manmohan Singh over his remarks related to minority rights over the country's resources. He said: "Former prime minister Manmohan Singh once said that the Muslims have first rights over the nation's resources. I ask, if this so, then where will the Hindus go?" Yogi asked.

12:10 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi slams Congress over support to Naxals

Prime Minister Modi today slammed the Congress over its alleged support to Naxals. He said: 'Naxals are revolutionaries, this is what the people close to Naamdaar (Rahul Gandhi) are saying. Can those who kill innocents be called revolutionaries? We have replied to terrorists, Naxals in their own language.'

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11:58 (IST)26 Nov 2018
I give an account of each and every decision I take, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi today said that he was responsible for every decision he took. "Did you ever hear that I took a holiday? Did you ever hear I went somewhere for leisure or was missing for a week? I give an account of each and every decision I take and the work that I do," the PM said in Bhilwara

11:53 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi targets Congress over 26/11 attacks

PM Modi said that today marks the 10th aniversary of 26/11. He said: I remember, election campaign were underway when the Mumbai attack happened. That time when anyone tried to criticise the attack, these Rajdarbaari shut them up."

11:46 (IST)26 Nov 2018
India will never forget 26/11, Justice will surely be done, says Modi

PM Narendra Modi today said that the country will never forget 26/11 terror attack, and neither forget the perpetrators. "Justice will surely be done, I want to assure the country," he said in Bhilwara.

11:35 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Narendra Modi hits out at Congress for questioning Surgical Strike

Prime Minister Modi today hit out at Congress for asking proofs for the surgical attack. "Today, the Congress is teaching us patriotism, but we carried out the surgical strike to avenge the attack. But the same party asked us to show the video of the attack," Modi said.

11:30 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi begins public address in Bhilwara, Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed the people of Rajasthan to bring the BJP back in power.

11:24 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Vasundhara Raje welcomes PM Modi in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Modi will today address public meetings in Rajasthan. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in a tweet welcomed the prime minister and said that his campaigns will form a history of victory in Rajasthan. 

11:15 (IST)26 Nov 2018
PM Modi to address three rallies in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Modi will today hold three rallies in Bhilwara, Banswara and Kota. The BJP has been in power for the last five years but it appears to be losing the ground to the Congress. To retain the state, the prime minister will lead the campaign for the saffron party. The BJP has also named Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Yogi Adityanath to campaign for the party.

11:08 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi to hold public meetings in Rajasthan

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is in Rajasthan today. This morning, he visited the Dargah at Ajmer Sharif and the Bramha temple in Pushkar. He will now be addressing public meetings at Pokhran, Jalore and Jodhpur.

11:00 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi visits Brahma Temple in Pushkar

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday offered prayer at Brahma Temple in Pushkar. Earlier, Gandhi paid obeisance at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer. From today, Gandhi will start his campaign for the party in Rajasthan, where the BJP has been in power for the last five years.

10:55 (IST)26 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi pays obeisance at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid obeisance at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer. He was accompanied by Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former state chief minister Ashok Gehlot. After this, the Congress president will go to Pushkar to offer prayers.

Last week, the BJP named three cabinet ministers and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to campaign for it in Rajasthan. Out of the five states, the saffron party has been in power in three states. The BJP would want to retain all three states ahead of the general election. Chhattisgarh has already voted with a turnout of 76.35 per cent. Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will vote on 28 November.
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