Haryana Assembly elections 2019 update: Bothered about the country and not for chair, says PM Modi

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Updated:Oct 23, 2019 4:59:25 pm

Both Haryana and Maharashtra will go to polls in a single phase on October 21, Counting will take place on October 24.

haryana election, haryana assembly election 2019PM Modi addresses a rally in Haryana on Saturday. (twitter/BJP4India)

PM Modi rally in Sirsa, Rewari updates: After days and months of hard works by all political parties, the campaignings finally ended in Haryana on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed in some of the rallies. Delivering his speech in Rewari, earlier in the day, the PM said he doesn’t live for the chair but for the country. Addressing rally in Rewari, the PM said the people of the country had faith in him and that’s why they chose him. He added he was elected for the service of the people and not to have fun.

Slamming the Congress, PM Modi said when the party was in power, nearly 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits were thrown out of their homes, their houses burnt, people were killed, the government in Delhi at the time decided to look at the other way.

The PM while speaking of the defence forces added that after coming to power his government started mission to strengthen armed forces. Speaking about rafale, he added that advanced submarines to advanced fighter aircraft like Rafale are currently part of armed forces. The previous government was planning to shut Tejas aircraft in a box, but the same is ready to serve Air Force and Navy, he added.

Addressing a gathering in Sirsa earlier in the day, Modi attacked the party on Article 370 issue, saying it was a temporary provision, but for 70 years the Congress did nothing about it. “I ended this temporary provision. When you made me permanent for five years, why would I allow this temporary thing,” he asked. The PM also said that four lakh Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes in the valley. He also attacked the Congress on the Kartarpur Corridor issue, saying for 70 years the devotees had to seek ‘darshan’ of the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara using binoculars. He said the inability to bring Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in the Indian territory during Partition was a mistake.

Meanwhile, the campaigning for Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra will end on Saturday evening at 5 PM. Polling in both states will take place simultaneously in a single phase on October 21. The counting will take place on October 24.

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    16:57 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    PM Modi slams Congress on Article 370, Kartarpur project

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharpened his attack on Congress over issues of Article 370 and the Kartarpur corridor, accusing it of "destroying the country" with wrong policies and strategy.

    15:21 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    I live for the country and not for chair, says PM Modi in Rewari

    People of the country had faith in me, they did not chose me for the PM to have fun. I live for the country and not for the chair, says PM Modi in Rewari.

    15:16 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    PM Modi slams Congress

    When Congress was in power, close to 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits were thrown out of their homes, their houses burnt, many people were killed, the government in Delhi chose to look at the other way, says PM Modi in Rewari.

    15:12 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Previous government was neglecting Tejas: PM

    After coming to power we started mission to strengthen our forces. Today, advanced submarines to advanced fighter aircraft like Rafale, they are part of our forces. Earlier govt was going to shut Tejas aircraft in a box, today same aircraft is ready to serve Air Force and Navy, says PM Modi

    15:04 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Our government made security forces strong: PM Modi

    Earlier our security forces did not use to get proper uniforms and shoes. There used to lack of bullet proof jackets and modern rifles, after coming to power NDA government worked toward building for forces strong, says PM Modi

    15:00 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Rewari

    "Previously there used to be bomb blasts in the country, did they stop or not? Terrorist are killed by entering their homes now. Those who nurture terrorism are crying in front of the world", PM Narendra Modi says in Rewari

    12:43 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Congress never made efforts to solve issues of J&K: Modi in Sirsa

    On Kashmir, PM Modi said that the Congress didn't work to resolve the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress governments worsened the situation in Kashmir. "Congress never made efforts to solve issues of Jammu and Kashmir. Wrong policy and strategy of Congress has destroyed the country," he said.

    12:42 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Congress never accepted faith, tradition and culture of Hindustan: Modi

    PM Modi said that even after partition, the Congress government never tried to erase the distance between Sikh pilgrims and Kartarpur Sahib corridor in 70 years. "The Congress never accepted the faith, tradition and culture of Hindustani. The approach of Congress was with our holy places, the same approach was also with Jammu and Kashmir. For 70 years he kept getting entangled in problems, did not make sincere efforts for a meaningful solution," he said.

    12:38 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    PM Modi slams Congress party for lack of efforts to build Kartarpur Sahib corridor

    PM Modi slammed the Congress party for lack of efforts to build the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. He said that in 1947, those who were responsible for drawing the dividing line did not think that the devotees should not be separated from the Guru by a distance of only 4 kms.

    12:28 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Kapurthala to Govindwal Sahib national highway to be named Guru Nanak Dev Ji Marg: Modi

    PM Modi announced that the new national highway built from Kapurthala to Govindwal Sahib near Taran Taran will now be known as Guru Nanak Dev Ji Marg.

    12:27 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Celebrating 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji all over the world: PM Modi in Sirsa

    Speaking about the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, PM Modi in Sirsa said that the BJP government is trying to make the whole world aware of this great moment. "This is why the Government of India is going to celebrate this festival all over the world," he said.

    12:26 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Modi rally in Sirsa: Helplessness to watch Kartarpur Sahib through binoculars being eliminated

    Addressing an election rally in Sirsa, PM Modi said that  the distance and the obstacles between the holy place of our Guru Nanak Dev - Kartarpur Sahib and people of India is now going to be eliminated. "The helplessness to watch it through a pair of binoculars, for 70 years, is now being eliminated," he said.

    11:40 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Economy in ICU, says Manish Tewari in Chandigarh

    Congress leader Manish Tewari has alleged that the Indian economy is in ICU due to the "utter incompetence" of the current dispensation which has left the people in a "state of despair". Addressing reporters ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls in Chandigarh, he hit out at the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state and said, "Why would the BJP need to fight elections on issues like Article 370 had Khattar given a clean and transparent regime."

    11:33 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Haryana Assembly election 2019: BJP fields 3 sportspersons

    The BJP has fielded three sportspersons in the assembly election. Wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt will fight the election from Baroda seat in Sonipat and Babita Phogat from Dadri constituency in Charkhi Dadri. Sandeep Singh, a former hockey captain, is contesting from the Pehowa Assembly seat.

    11:12 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Gautam Gambhir seeks votes for former hockey captain Sandeep Singh in Haryana

    BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Friday campaigned for Sandeep Singh, a former hockey captain and the party candidate from the Pehowa Assembly seat. Addressing a road show ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls, Gambhir, a former cricketer, appealed to people to vote for Singh to ensure all-round development in the constituency. In a short speech, Gambhir said the BJP would surpass its target of winning 75 seats in the election and would provide a corruption-free government once again. He said Singh would ensure that stadiums are constructed in every village and a hospital is built especially for women.

    11:04 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Haryana election news: Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi has no understanding of economy

    Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has no understanding of the economy, and claimed that the world is mocking India due to the BJP’s politics of pitting people against each other. “India is being mocked at by the world. The country which used to show the way to the world, used to live with love, used to progress fast…Today one caste is fighting the other, one religion is fighting the other and the country’s pride — its economy — Narendra Modi has destroyed it by demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax,” Gandhi said. He has been using ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ to refer to Goods and Services Tax. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    09:11 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Congress moves EC again over 'criminal intimidation of voters' in Haryana

    The Congress moved the Election Commission (EC) on Friday, alleging criminal intimidation of voters in some Assembly constituencies of poll-bound Haryana.  Congress delegation, led by senior party leader Kapil Sibal, submitted a memorandum to the EC as a follow-up to its earlier plea alleging criminal intimidation of voters in Kaithal. The party has fielded its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala from Kaithal.

    08:42 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Haryana election news: BJP aims to win 75 seats

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a target of winning more than 75 seats in the 90-member Haryana Legislative Assembly. In the previous elections held in 2014, the BJP had won 47 seats.

    08:40 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    Hema Malini campaigns in Haryana

    BJP MP Hema Malini on Friday campaigned in Haryana for her party candidates and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the country is in "safe hands". The actor-turned-politician also praised the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in the state for providing a clean and transparent administration and giving jobs on merit. The Mathura MP addressed poll rallies in Palwal and Mahendergarh, and in the evening, held a road show in Punhana in Mewat region.

    08:37 (IST)19 Oct 2019
    PM Modi rally in Sirsa and Rewari

    PM Narendra Modi will address two election rallies in Haryana where polling will take place on October 21. The rallies will be held in Sirsa and Rewari.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by BJP leaders and party candidates during an election campaign rally in Charkhi Dadri.The Haryana Legislative Assembly has 90 seats. Polling to elect a new assembly will take place in a single phase on October 21. The results will be declared on October 24. The term of Haryana Legislative Assembly expires on November 9.
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