Live: Have you read about this govt ever pocketing money? asks PM Modi

Live: Have you read about this govt ever pocketing money? asks PM Modi
  • 18:24 (IST)

    Modi ends speech with "Bharat Mata ki Jai" chant

    As he winds up his speech, Modi has called on the crowd to join him in chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai". However, unlike his election rallies in Bihar, the slogan was repeated merely two times—in a relatively measured voice.

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Become a part of vikas, says Modi

    Saying that development is the only way to carry the country forward, Modi called upon people to be a part of 'vikas"

  • 18:20 (IST)

    Retirement age of doctors to be fixed at 65 years

    In a big announcement, Modi has said that retirement age of doctors will be fixed at 65 years.

  • 18:15 (IST)

  • 18:15 (IST)

    Modi's speech even as opposition parties have launched an attack on him.

  • 18:13 (IST)

    Modi raises electricity availability, access to banks

    "I have taken up the mantle of taking electricity to the villages of India. The most number of villages without electricity is is Uttar Pradesh, and my focus is on this state," said Modi. He has also mentioned the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, pointing out that many people have not been to banks.

  • 18:11 (IST)

    Modi's rally comes on day of big newspaper advertising

    Modi's rally has come even as the morning papers had front-page advertisements on the BJP-led government's achievements in the past two years.

  • 18:05 (IST)

    LPG subsidy issue returns

    At several public events in the recent past, Modi has repeatedly advertised the number of people who voluntarily gave up their LPG subsidy. He has claimed that over 1 crore people have given up the subsidy.

  • 18:03 (IST)

  • 18:02 (IST)

    PM's farm focus

    Interestingly, the initial part of Modi's speech has been focused almost completely on agriculture, whether it is soil health cards, or the sugar industries or crop insurance.

  • 17:59 (IST)

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Will double farmers' income, says Modi

    Modi has reiterated a promise made during the recent budget, to double farmers' income, even as many have questioned whether the promise was a realistic one.

  • 17:55 (IST)

    "I'm not pradhan mantri, I am pradhan sevak", says Modi

    Modi has reiterated a statement made when he had taken over as Prime Minister. "I am not a pradhan mantri, I am a pradhan sevak."

  • 17:52 (IST)

    Modi sets tone for UP poll campaign

    With the rally at Saharanpur, Modi appears to be setting the pitch for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The polls will be the next big electoral test for the BJP.

  • 17:49 (IST)

    "Govt dedicated to the poor": Modi

    "Our government is dedicated to poor people. In two years, we have introduced schemes to alleviate poverty. No one wants their children to live in poverty," Modi said.

  • 17:47 (IST)

  • 17:45 (IST)

    "The venue proved to be too small": Modi

    "Ye jagah kam pad gayi...jitne andar hain usse bhi zyada log baahar hain," Modi said to a roaring applause from the crowd.

  • 17:42 (IST)

    Modi arrives to address rally

    Narendra Modi has come on stage amid the by-now familiar chants of "Modi, Modi".

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Rajnath hits out at Congress

    Hitting out at the Congress, home minister Rajnath Singh has said that now the Grand Old Party only has a presence in the hilly areas. Rajnath Singh is speaking in an unnaturally animated tone in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.

  • 17:39 (IST)

  • 17:37 (IST)

    Rajnath hits out at Congress

    Hitting out at the Congress, home minister Rajnath Singh has said that now the Grand Old Party only has a presence in the hilly areas. Rajnath Singh is speaking in an unnaturally animated tone in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to address a rally as part of the celebrations to mark two years of the BJP-led government.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also present at the event.

The BJP on Wednesday released seven handouts on the government's achievements in the past two years in various fields. The booklets, divided into seven themes, were released at an event attended by party chief Amit Shah.

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave a power-point presentation at the function, where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu were also present.

BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said that apart from Modi's Saharanpur rally, events will be held in 200 big cities during the "development fortnight" to be observed by the party.

File photo of Narendra Modi. Getty images

File photo of Narendra Modi. Getty images

The BJP's elected representatives will stay in their respective constituencies to convey the government's works.

"In seats where there are no elected representatives of the BJP, its office-bearers and former MPs will reach out to the people," he said.

Sitharaman said there was "not a word of corruption" against the government.

"This is purpose-driven, performing government. The uncertainty is over. It is a responsive government," she said.

The handouts under the title "Mera desh badal raha hai, aage badh raha hai (my country is changing. It is progressing)" carry Modi's photograph on the front as also his quotes.

The BJP has claimed that the common man has "benefited" due to "low inflation" and "stable price" regime and India has emerged as a "bright spot" in the world with high growth rate of 7.6 per cent.

With inputs from agencies


Published Date: May 26, 2016 06:10 pm | Updated Date: May 26, 2016 06:24 pm


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