Maharashtra Assembly election 2019 Updates: ‘Housing for All’ will destroy real estate mafia, says PM Modi

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Maharashtra election news, Maharashtra Assembly election: Raking up the issue of abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Shah alleged that the Congress did not remove the special status due to vote back politics.

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Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 Updates: Addressing a rally in Aheri of Naxal hotbed Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday said that the Modi government has broken the back of Naxals. Amit Shah said Naxals were opposed to development, however, the Modi government has curbed the menace in the last five years.

Raking up the issue of abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Shah alleged that the Congress, NCP hesitated in removing the special status due to vote back politics. He also accused the Congress of doing nothing for the tribals in decades of their rule.

“Your four generations ruled nation for 70 years, what you did for adivasis?” Shah asked attacking former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

On the penultimate day of the Maharashtra Assembly election campaigning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Mumbai where he will hold a public meeting in a bid to seek public support for the BJP and Shiv Sena candidates.

On Thursday, PM Modi slammed Opposition leaders for opposing abrogation of Article 370 and rubbished their claim that the decision by the BJP-led government has “destroyed” Kashmir during rallies at Pune, Satara and Parli. He said that despite a lot of talk in the last 70 years, it was only his government which dared abrogate Article 370. Meanwhile, the BJP has claimed that it fulfilled over 96% of the promises made in its 2014 assembly elections manifesto. Releasing a report by the Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), which analyses implementation of the BJP’s 2014 assembly elections manifesto, days before the polling in the state, vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said the Devendra Fadnavis-led government gave the state stability which created an environment for unleashing the economic transformation.

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    21:36 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    PM Modi in Maharashtra

    "It is a dream of every Indian to have his or her own house. Our Government is ensuring that the dream of ‘Housing for All’ is fulfilled. This also includes destroying the real estate mafia, which had a free run during the time of Congress-NCP," says PM Narendra Modi.
     
     

    20:36 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    PM Narendra Modi misleading nation on Article 370 vote in Parliament: Congress

    Hitting out at BJP, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday said that no vote was held on August 5, the day, bill related to the scrapping of Article 370 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha. "Article 370 was a temporary provision which was to go in a span of time. Parliament only needs to be notified about it. On August 5-6, the government informed Parliament and there was no vote," PTI quoted Sharma as saying.

    20:14 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Amit Shah dares Congress, NCP to bring back Article 370 when in power

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday dared Congress and NCP to bring back Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if they ever become successful in forming a government at the centre.

    17:40 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Shivaji, Savarkar never looked back on safety of nation: Amit Shah on Article 370

    Amit Shah on Article 370:  'Our government has done away with Article 370, eliminating terrorism. Congress-NCP says what Maharashtra has to do with it. This is the territory of Shivaji Maharaj and Veer Savarkar. The sons of this earth have never looked back in the safety of the nation.'

    17:16 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Amit Shah in Maharashtra LIVE

    Amit Shah in Maharashtra:  In this whole area, people of tribal society, people of backward society, people of Dalit society live, for the first time after independence, Modi ji's government has given a free treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh a year from Ayushman Bharat scheme."

    15:55 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Congress, NCP didn't remove Article 370 due to votebank poltics: Amit Shah

    Due to Article 370, over 40,000 people became victims of terrorism from 1990 till now. Both Congress and NCP hesitated in removing Article 370 due to vote bank politics. But for us, country comes first and not votebank: Amit Shah in Rajura

    15:20 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Modi has curbed Naxal menace in last five years: Amit Shah

    Naxals are opposed to development. The Modi government has curbed the Naxals menace over the last five years, says Amit Shah addressing a rally in Aheri in Maoist hotbed Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.  

    14:25 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi should explain what they did in 50 years: Amit Shah

    Sharad Rao and Rahul Baba should tell the people of Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Aheri what have they done for them? Let's compare your report card for 50 years and what we have done in 5 years, says Amit Shah. 

    14:25 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi should explain what they did in 50 years: Amit Shah

    Sharad Rao and Rahul Baba should tell the people of Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Aheri what have they done for them? Let's compare your report card for 50 years and what we have done in 5 years, says Amit Shah.

    14:22 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Congress, NCP questioned removal of Article 370: Amit Shah

    Addressing a rally in Aheri, Maharashtra, BJP president Amit Shah cornered the Congress and NCP over the issue of Article 370. "Our government scrapped Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress and the NCP said what does Maharashtra has to do with it.  Maharashtra is a land of Shivaji Maharaj and Veer Savarkar. Brave jawans of this state  have never looked back in serving  the nation and securing its borders," Amit Shah said.

    13:23 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    EC notice to Mumbai BJP chief over 'provocative speech'

    The Election Commission has issues notice to BJP Mumbai Chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha for delivering a 'provocative speech' during an election rally in Mumbai on October 16. The commission has asked Lodha to reply and clarify on his statement, reports news agency ANI.

    12:09 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Shiv Sena will end 'goondaism' in Vasai-Virar belt: Uddhav Thackeray

    Appealing people to give another term to BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said he is aware about the law and order situation in Vasai-Virar belt of Palghar district and added that his party will end the growing "goondaism". | READ MORE HERE

    11:45 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    BJP trying to block movement of our leaders: Congress

    The Congress has accused the BJP of trying to restrict the movement of its leaders for election campaigning. State Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant claimed the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) has not been giving timely clearance to jets/helicopters carrying party leaders for campaigning.

    10:47 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee cultured gentleman, PM Modi effective person: Sharad Pawar

    Nationalist Congress Party chief has described former Prime  Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a 'cultured gentleman'.  On the other hand, Pawar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is effective and ruthless when it comes to implementing a step. READ MORE HERE

    10:44 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Congress, NCP seat-sharing agreement

    The Congress, which has entered into an alliance with Sharad Pawar's NCP, is contesting 29 of the 36 assembly seats in Mumbai. In the 2014 elections, the Congress could win only 42 seats including five in Mumbai.

    10:09 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Maharashtra election: Nitin Raut protests auction of Ambedkar statuette gifted to PM

    Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut on Thursday criticized the Union government for putting up for auction a statuette of Dr B R Ambedkar received by the prime minister as a gift. Gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his official capacity are auctioned through the official website www.pmmementos.gov.in, and the proceeds are used for social causes. Raut, chairman of the SC Department Cell of the All India Congress Committee, said auction of Ambedkar's statuette was disrespect to the architect of the Indian Constitution. 'I want to know since when the country has started putting a price tag on Babasaheb Ambedkar,' he said.

    09:56 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Article 370 decision won't have bearing on polls: Sharad Pawar

    People are in the mood for a change in Maharashtra and the scrapping of Article 370, raised aggressively by the BJP, does not seem to be resonating with people at the grassroots level in the state, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has claimed.

    09:36 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: NCP cancels rallies in Pune after chopper denied nod to fly

    NCP MP Amol Kolhe on Thursday alleged the helicopter he was to ride was denied flying permission by the air defence control in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Pune, leading to cancellation of his campaign meetings in the district. In a video message, the NCP's star campaigner said he was to address poll meetings in Bhosari, Pimpri and Chinchwad in Pune district, but was denied flying permission citing protocol in view of the prime minister's rally. Kolhe apologised to the people who had gathered for his rallies in these segments.

    09:30 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Maharashtra election news: 15 Mumbai Congress office-bearers suspended

    Mumbai Congress president Eknath Gaikwad on Thursday suspended 15 office-bearers for "anti-party" activities during the ongoing campaign for the October 21 assembly polls in Maharashtra. A statement from the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) said the decision to suspend the 15 office-bearers till further notice was taken on the instructions of Avinash Pande, the election in-charge for Mumbai. These office-bearers were found engaging in "anti-party" activities during the poll campaign, it said.

    09:20 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    BJP likely to repeat 2014 poll performance in Vidarbha

    The vast Vidarbha region of Maharashtra has become a stronghold of the BJP in the last few decades. The BJP is likely to repeat its 2014 show in the upcoming Assembly elections. The 62 Assembly seats are spread over 11 districts and are divided into two divisions of Amravati and Nagpur.  In 2014, the BJP had won44 seats. The Shiv Sena had bagged just 4 seats while the Congress pocketed 10 seats.

    08:59 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Amit Shah to address four election rallies in Maharashtra

    Union Home Minister and BJP working President Amit Shah to address rallies in Aheri, Rajura, Wani and Khaperkheda in Maharashtra, today.

    08:51 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Modi rally in Mumbai today

    PM Narendra Modi will address an election rally in Mumbai on Friday evening. Today's public meeting is one of his nine rallies in the state.

    PM Narendra Modi to address an election rally in Mumbai on Friday evening.The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly has 288 seats. As per the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India, polling will take place in a single phase on October 21 and counting will be done on October 24. Several opinion polls have predicted that the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena alliance will return to power for the next five years.
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