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Narendra Modi in Mangaluru; Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE updates: PM says Karnataka made mistake in state Assembly polls

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE updates: Speaking at his second rally in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah, notwithstanding the controversy surrounding the invocation of Armymen in campaign speeches, brough up the Pulwama massacre and said, the Air Force, upon Narendra Modi's direction, went to Pakistan to conduct 'surgical strikes' as revenge.

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Narendra Modi in Mangaluru; Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE updates: PM says Karnataka made mistake in state Assembly polls
  • Modi will visit Tamil Nadu's Theni and Ramanathapuram and Karnataka's Mangaluru and Bengaluru cities

  • Rahul will address rallies in Kolar, Chitradurga, and Mysore districts in Karnataka

  • In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance will be holding its second joint rally

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Apr 13, 2019 - 17:54 (IST)

Narendra Modi in Mangaluru latest updates

PM says Karnataka made mistake in state polls

The prime minister said the Lok Sabha polls were not about choosing the prime minister or a government, but on how "New India" should be in the 21st century.

He also hit out at the Congress, saying that the country gave it an opportunity in the 20th century, but the party lost it by handing it over to one family.

Slamming the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka, Modi said the inspiration for the two ruling coalition partners was "Pariwarvad" (dynasty), but for the BJP it was "Rashtrawad" (nationalism).

Apr 13, 2019 - 17:51 (IST)

Narendra Modi in Mangaluru latest updates

PM says Karnataka made mistake in state polls

The prime minister said the Lok Sabha polls were not about choosing the prime minister or a government, but on how "New India" should be in the 21st century.

He also hit out at the Congress, saying that the country gave it an opportunity in the 20th century, but the party lost it by handing it over to one family.

Slamming the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka, Modi said the inspiration for the two ruling coalition partners was "Pariwarvad" (dynasty), but for the BJP it was "Rashtrawad" (nationalism).

Apr 13, 2019 - 16:05 (IST)

Amit Shah in Shahjahanpur latest updates

BJP chief says Behen ji only remembers Ambedkar during elections

"The Narendra Modi government has done a lot of work for the flourishing and upliftment of the Dalit society," the BJP chief said at Shahjahanpur on Saturday. "When the election comes, Behen ji remembers Ambedkar. But on winning elections, she only erects her own statues," he said.

He also brought up the Triple Talaq Bill, and said Opposition has come in the way of it. Shah also promised complete electrification of villages, jobs for everyone and a toilet in every home by 2022. "Let Rahul baba, Mayawati and Akhilesh ji cry," he said.

Apr 13, 2019 - 15:55 (IST)

Amit Shah in Shahjahanpur latest updates

BJP chief says entire state resounding with 'Modi, Modi' chant

Speaking at his second rally in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah said, "For 55 years, Rahul baba and company ruled the country but did not do good to the poor. These people did nothing except cause corruption."

He highlighted Modi's visit to the Kumbh Mela, and notwithstanding the controversy surrounding the invocation of Armymen in campaign speeches, brough up the Pulwama massacre and said, the Air Force, upon Narendra Modi's direction, went to Pakistan to conduct "surgical strikes" as revenge. 

Apr 13, 2019 - 15:36 (IST)

Mayawati in Badaun latest updates

BSP chief says she has both "Ali and Bajrangbali"

Slamming Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's remark on Ali and Bajrangbali, Mayawati said on Saturday that the BSP has "Ali and Bajrangbali" both. "We also need Bajrangbali because he is associated with my Dalit roots. His caste roots were not investigated by me but by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister," she said.

Apr 13, 2019 - 15:24 (IST)

Mayawati in Badaun latest updates

BSP chief refuses to apologise to EC over Muslim voters remark

BSP chief Mayawati said on Saturday that she has neither apologised to the Election Commission over her remarks asking Muslim voters in Deoband not to vote for a particular party, and nor was she going to. She has, however replied to the EC's showcause notice in this regard. 

Her remark two days ago had elicited a reply from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who said that while BSP is concerned with 'Ali', BJP thinks of 'Bajrangbali'. Adityanath, too, was given a notice by the EC. 

Apr 13, 2019 - 15:08 (IST)

Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri latest updates

Bengal chief minister says vote to Congress 'waste'

Addressing a rally in Siliguri, West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "I would request all not to vote for CPM and also please do not waste your vote by giving it to Congress. I was in Congress then quit and formed Trinamool, following which you are witnessing development."

Apr 13, 2019 - 15:04 (IST)

Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh latest updates

BJP chief asks whether anti-saffron party alliance can protect people from terrorists

Speaking at Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, in his first rally of the day, BJP chief Amit Shah said on Saturday, that because the mahagathbandhan had no policy or a leader, they would not be able to respond as a responsible government should in case of terror strikes. He added that the BJP and the Narendra Modi government have been able to make many significant changes to Badaun, and listed several of them at the rally.

Apr 13, 2019 - 14:45 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka latest updates

Congress chief promises to wrest back 'bank keys' given to Choksi, Ambani

Speaking in Karnataka's Kolar, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said, “We have made it clear in our manifesto that we will protect our farmers. We will make a special budget for our farmers when we come to power…this will be a separate budget besides the financial budget...we will tell our farmers what they will get from us at the beginning of the year itself. We will wipe out fear from our farmer's hearts."

He also added, "We have also made it clear in our manifesto that no farmer will go to jail for defaulting their loans. The keys of the banks that Narendra Modi gave to Anil Ambani and Mehul Choksi will be taken from them and given to the youth of Karnataka. Prime minister doesn’t speak of jobs or corruption anymore because he has not delivered.”

Apr 13, 2019 - 14:30 (IST)

Surjewala holds press conference on Rafale scam

In a new press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala spoke on a report on the French newspaper Le Monde in which a report said that the French government had forgiven Anil Ambani taxes worth several million euros only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited France and held talks with then president Francois Hollande.


Lok Sabha Election 2019 LATEST updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Karnataka made a mistake in the state Assembly polls. He urged people to 'correct' that 'mistake' in the Lok Sabha polls.

Speaking at his second rally in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah, notwithstanding the controversy surrounding the invocation of Armymen in campaign speeches, brough up the Pulwama massacre and said, the Air Force, upon Narendra Modi's direction, went to Pakistan to conduct "surgical strikes" as revenge.

BSP chief Mayawati said on Saturday that she has neither apologised to the Election Commission over her remarks asking Muslim voters in Deoband not to vote for a particular party, and nor was she going to. She has, however replied to the EC's showcause notice in this regard.

Speaking in Karnataka's Kolar, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said that if voted to power, Congress will make sure that no farmer will go to jail for defaulting their loans. "The keys of the banks that Narendra Modi gave to Anil Ambani and Mehul Choksi will be taken from them and given to the youth of Karnataka. Prime minister doesn’t speak of jobs or corruption anymore because he has not delivered," he said.

At his Ramanathapuram rally, the prime minister turned the lens on neighbouring Kerala, where he said, the "Congress, communists and the Muslim League" were playing a dangerous "game" with the Sabarimala temple. "They are using brute force to strike at the root of faith and express. Sadly for them, till BJP is there no one will be able to destroy our faith and culture," Modi said.

Speaking at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram, in his second rally on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed the Congress for stopping many of his government's efforts and made renewed promises for a water ministry. He made the pitch for a second NDA government, asking voters to note that voting the Congress-DMK alliance into power will mean giving a free hand to terrorists.

Speaking at Tamil Nadu's Theni, in Saturday's searing heat, prime minister Narendra Modi hailed the likes of Jayalalithaa and MGR and slammed Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti.

"What have we been witness to? Father becomes the Finance Minister and son loots the country. Whenever they are in government, they always loot," he said, on the Congress leader.

For the second day running, two of the most visible campaigners for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress will be addressing multiple rallies across south India on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing four rallies in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Saturday, while Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also be holding public meetings in three districts of Karnataka.

Modi will visit Tamil Nadu's Theni and Ramanathapuram and Karnataka's Mangaluru and Bengaluru cities. Rahul will address rallies in Kolar, Chitradurga, and Mysore districts in Karnataka. The state will see polling for the first time as part of the Lok Sabha polls' second phase on 18 April. Polling will also be held on 23 April.

Rahul will be making the trip to Kolar from Amritsar, where he paid tribute at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial on the centenary of the massacre.

Badaun, incidentally, is also where BJP president Amit Shah will address public meetings as well. Shah, who will also address a rally at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, on Friday described the recent Maoist attack in Dantewada, where a Chhattisgarh BJP MLA was killed, as "political conspiracy" and sought a CBI probe into it.

"Our MLA Bheema Mandavi was killed in the Naxal attack. I pay my tribute to him and pray that the departed soul rests in peace. It was not a normal incident and it seems to be a political conspiracy," Shah had said.

Union minister Maneka Gandhi, meanwhile, has been given a notice by the Election Commission, after she told Muslims to vote for her as they will "need" her once the Lok Sabha elections are over, at an election rally in Sultanpur on Thursday.

“We are not Mahatma Gandhi's children that we keep giving and not get anything in return,” she had said in Sultanpur's Muslim-dominated Turabkhani area. Maneka, the BJP candidate from Sultanpur Lok Sabha constituency, claimed she is all set to win and told the Muslim audience that “you might need me tomorrow.”

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