Assembly elections Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi kick started the poll campaign for the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections on Friday. Both, Modi and Gandhi addressed public meetings at different venues. The Congress also released the party's manifesto for Chhattisgarh which promises farm loan waiver, minimum support price for crops as per the Swaminathan Commission recommendations and ban on liquor sales. The Congress president addressed the gatherings in the Khairgarh and Dongargarh towns and later hold a roadshow in Rajnandgaon. As a highlight of the day, prime minister accused the Congress of backing "urban naxals".