Addressing a rally in Madha, Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his recent jibe using ‘Modi’ surname. “Why label entire backward community thief by calling me one,” PM Modi said. “But tell me one thing…Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi…how come they all have Modi as common name. How come all the thieves have Modi as the common name?” Rahul Gandhi had said speaking at a rally in Nanded earlier this week.
In the second phase, polling will be held on 95 seats spread across 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry. Polling will be held in 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry. Elections will also be held in 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha. Election on one seat in Tripura has postponed till April 23 by the Election Commission citing law and order situation.