Haryana Assembly Election 2019: Modi again dares opposition parties to declare they will bring back Article 370 if they come to power

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Haryana Assembly Election 2019: On Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the massive mandate given by the people gave him the strength to take the step and challenged the opposition Congress to publicly state that it will restore the provision if voted to power.

Haryana assembly elections, PM Modi rally today, Modi haryana rally today livePM Modi addresses poll rally in Haryana’s Ballabgarh

Haryana Assembly Election 2019: As the election draws to a close, the campaign has gained momentum in Haryana. Addressing a rally in Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday again dared the opposition parties to declare that they will bring back Article 370 if they come to power. On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at PM Modi and calling him a “loudspeaker” of big businessmen, accusing him of taking money from the pockets of the poor to give it away to his “rich friends”. Gandhi was addressing a rally in Nuh.

It will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi versus Rahul Gandhi once again as both the leaders have a number of rallies lined up in next few days. PM Modi is scheduled to address at least four rallies in Haryana this week. BJP president Amit Shah too has packed schedule as he will speaking in Haryana’s Fatehabad, Sirsa and Hisar today.

The party released its poll manifesto – Mhare Sapno Ka Haryana – on Sunday in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP’s national working president JP Nadda and other leaders. Doubling farmers’ income by 2022, investment Rs 5,000 crore to help enhance skills of 25 lakh youths are some of the major promises the BJP has made. However, it has stayed away from promising any farm loan waiver.

The Congress, which released its manifesto a couple of days ago, has promised to waive off farm loans within 24 hours if it returns to power in Haryana. The party has also promised 300 units of free electricity to households in the state.

Polling in both Haryana and Maharashtra is scheduled to be held on October 21 and counting of votes will be done on October 24.

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    19:27 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Khattar's remark against Sonia Gandhi shameful: Jammu and Congress

    The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress has termed as "shameful" the remarks of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar against its party chief Sonia Gandhi. He had yesterday ridiculed Gandhi's return as the Congress chief, using a Hindi proverb.

    18:14 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    PM Modi accuses Opposition of politicising the issue of Article 370

    PM Narendra Modi accused the opposition parties of politicising the issue of Article 370. "I challenge them that if Article 370 is so dear to you, you go among the people and tell them that you will reverse the Centre's decision," he said.

    17:14 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    J&K has started moving on path of development: PM Modi

    Speaking at a poll rally at Ballabhgarh in Faridabad, PM Narendra Modi said that the state of Jammu and Kashmir has started moving on the path of development after the revocation of Article 370. He also dared opposition parties to declare they will bring back Article 370 if they come to power.

    16:46 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    BJP committed to national security: PM Modi

    PM Narendra Modi hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the remarks he had made during the campaigning for Lok Sabha elections. "He created the hype during the Lok Sabha elections regarding the Rafale fighter jet. They had given full emphasis that this aircraft agreement should be cancelled, new fighter aircraft should not come in India. But today I am happy that despite their all the efforts, the first fighter aircraft has been handed over to India," PM Modi said addressing a rally in Ballabhgarh.

    16:39 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    PM Modi, CM Khattar make false promises: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that PM Modi and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar have been making "false promises one after another". "We listen to Modi ji and Khattar ji these days and hear false promises one after another," Gandhi said at Nuh rally.

    "Narendra Modi, Khattar taking away your money and giving it to their 15 rich friends," he alleged.

    16:34 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Why is Article 370 so dear to you: PM Modi asks Congress

    While addressing a mega rally in Ballabhgarh, PM Narendra Modi asked the Congress why is Article 370 is so dear to the party. 'Congress leaders should answer to the families of soldiers who were protecting the innocent people of J&K and were killed by terrorists while doing so. They should answer to the mothers of those brave soldiers why is Article 370 so dear to them,' PM Modi said.

    16:30 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Rahul attacks PM over meeting with Trump

    Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he can be never seen with farmers. 'You will see Narendra Modi only with Trump and Ambani, but you will never see him with farmers,' Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Haryana's Nuh.

    16:24 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    PM Modi again dares Opposition to bring back Article 370

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi again dared the opposition parties to declare that they will bring back Article 370 if they come to power. PM Modi is addressing a poll rally in Ballabhgarh in Faridabad.

    16:22 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Narendra Modi is loudspeaker of Adani, Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a poll rally in Haryana's Nuh and alleged that he is the loudspeaker of Ambani, Adani. "Narendra Modi is is the loudspeaker of Ambani, Adani. He talks about them the entire day. You can see the state of the economy today, after 6 months you will notice the unemployment. You will see the unemployment in India," Gandhi said.

    16:11 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Haryana will have strong captain and firm team: PM Modi

    In Ballabhgarh, PM Narendra Modi said that if BJP returns to power in Haryana, the party will not just give a strong captain but also a strong team to take forward development agenda. "During the last election, the opponents were asking me, you are here to ask for votes, but who is your captain? My answer then was, if Haryana elects us, the state would not just get a firm captain, Haryana would also get a firm team," he said.

    16:03 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Congress making false promises in its manifesto: Manohar Lal Khattar

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took a dig at Congress and said that Congress has made false promises in its manifesto and that they want people to get habitual of freebies. The BJP instead will provide employment opportunities and pay the Rs 9000 for 100 hours of work, he claimed.

    Addressing a public meeting held at Julana (Jind), Khattar said people are excited about this election. " Gave details of development works and public welfare policies undertaken in the last 5 years and sought blessings from the people for the massive victory in the upcoming assembly elections," he added.

    14:41 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Overwhelming public support for Congress in Haryana, will form next government: Hooda

    Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has claimed that the Congress will form the next government in the state as it is getting "overwhelming" support from the people of the state. Hooda, who is the Congress state unit legislature party leader, targeted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, alleging it has "failed" to fulfill the promises made to the people.

    "Hava palat gayi hai (the winds have changed direction). The Congress is getting overwhelming public support across the state and is going to form the next government," he said. Hooda addressed the people during his campaigning in the Baroda assembly constituency in this district Sunday evening.

    12:49 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    CM Manohar Khattar sparks row with “dead mouse” analogy for Sonia Gandhi

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has landed in a row over his remarks while taking potshots at interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi where he compared her to a "dead mouse". | READ MORE HERE 

    12:16 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    BJP makes BIG promise in Haryana manifesto

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has promised to reserve a total of 95 per cent jobs for the locals if it is voted to power in the Haryana elections. The promise forms part of the BJP election manifesto released ahead of the Haryana Assembly elections 2019 on Sunday. | READ MORE HERE

    12:03 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan during Gurgaon rally

    Addressing election rallies in Gurgaon and Karnal on Sunday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh warned Pakistan  to mend its ways and wage an honest battle against terrorism. “I want to caution Pakistan, bring a change in your thinking or else if they keep going on like this, Pakistan will disintegrate and no one can stop this," Rajnath Singh said.

    11:01 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    PM Modi attacks Congress over Article 370

    Addressing a rally in  Maharashtra's Jalgaon on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down hard at the Congress and Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party over the government's decision to scrap Article 370  from Jammu and Kashmir. PM Modi dared them, “if they have guts”, to declare in their poll manifesto that they will restore the provisions giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir. | READ MORE HERE

    10:13 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    BJP stays away from farm loan waiver in Haryana manifesto

    The Bharatiya Janata Party, which released its Haryana poll manifesto on Sunday, has promised to double farmers' income by 2022, however, the party stayed away from any loan waiver scheme for farmers. The manifesto name 'Mhare Sapno Ka Haryana' also promised to invest Rs 5,000 crore to help enhance skills of 25 lakh youths of the state. | READ MORE HERE

    09:56 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    Rahul Gandhi's rally in Nuh

    Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also in Haryana today. He will be addressing a rally in  Nuh. Speaking at an election gathering in Chandivali assembly constituency in Mumbai on Sunday, Rahul Gandhi raked  up Rafale again and questioned Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to France for the delivery of first fighter jet. “It seems the Rafale deal is still hurting the BJP... (If not) Why Rajnath Singh went to France to receive the first fighter jet?” he said.

    09:47 (IST)14 Oct 2019
    PM Modi to address mega rally in Ballabgarh today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a mega rally in  Ballabgarh, Faridabad,  Haryana today.  PM Modi will be holding at least four public gatherings in the election-bound state this week.  

    Haryana assembly elections, PM Modi rally today, Modi haryana rally today live PM Modi will be holding a rally in Haryana's Ballabgarh. (File Photo)The party released its poll manifesto - Mhare Sapno Ka Haryana - on Sunday in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP's national working president JP Nadda and other leaders. Doubling farmers' income by 2022, investment Rs 5,000 crore to help enhance skills of 25 lakh youths are some of the major promises the BJP has made. However, it has stayed away from promising any farm loan waiver.
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