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Amit Shah's Jind bike rally as it happened: BJP chief says party will form governments in two more states

BJP president Amit Shah is in Jind, Haryana, to take part in ‘Yuva Hunkar’ rally, which is going to see the participation of more than one lakh motorcycle riders today

FP Staff February 15, 2018 15:15:17 IST
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Amit Shah's Jind bike rally as it happened: BJP chief says party will form governments in two more states

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Feb 15, 2018 - 15:31 (IST)

Empty chairs at the venue

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Feb 15, 2018 - 15:26 (IST)

Images of empty chairs being shared on social media

While the BJP is basking in the glory of success of the Hunkar rally, photos of empty chairs at the venue are being shared on social media.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 15:09 (IST)

BJP chief Amit Shah, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and cabinet ministers waving hands thanking people for the grand success of rally in Jind.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 15:07 (IST)

Amit Shah pats back of Khattar, lauds him for completion of four years in power

On stage, BJP chief Amit Shah patted the back of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar for the completion of four years of the party in power in Haryana.

Input by Sat Singh/101Reporters

Feb 15, 2018 - 15:03 (IST)

Haryana facing Emergency-like situation for BJP's rally, says ex-Congress minister Subhash Batra

Former Congress minister Subhash Batra addressed a press conference in Rohtak and alleged that the BJP has misused the government machinery to make their party rally successful. "Its shocking that Haryana is facing an Emergency-like situation, just because their party chief has come to address a rally", he said.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 15:00 (IST)

Amit Shah's speech ends

The BJP chief has ended his address.

Feb 15, 2018 - 14:58 (IST)

Opposition members released black balloons in Jind district near the rally site to register their protest against the BJP party rally.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 14:54 (IST)

BJP will form governments in two more states in next two elections: Shah

Shah claimed that BJP governments will be formed in two more states in the next two elections, and the tally of states in which the BJP is in power would go up to 21 from 19.

Input by Sat Singh/101Reporters

Feb 15, 2018 - 14:46 (IST)

No need to give progress report to Congress: Amit Shah

The BJP chief has said, "The Congress has said that when Amit Shah comes, he should come with a progress report of four years. There is no need to give a report card to Congress, but we need to give details to the public of Haryana."

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Feb 15, 2018 - 14:42 (IST)

Amit Shah along with other BJP leaders at the rally.

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BJP president Amit Shah arrived in Jind, Haryana, to take part in ‘Yuva Hunkar’ rally, which is expected to see more than one lakh motorcycle riders today. The BJP chief rode a pillion amid tight security to the venue at Pandu Pindara village, on the outskirts of the Jind city, after his chopper landed on Thursday afternoon.

The rally is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to consolidate its hold on Jind and adjoining areas. Jind is considered to be the nerve centre of Haryana politics. Acording to reports, hundreds of bikers wearing saffron colour helmets, clothes were on bikes on the way to Jind.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar who is personally overseeing the arrangements has already arrived at the venue.

"All necessary arrangements for tomorrow's rally have been made," the Haryana chief minister told reporters.

According to the claims of BJP leaders, over one lakh bikers will participate in Shah's rally.

The Party has made it mandatory for its MLAs from all 90 constituencies and local leaders to reach on bikes in full strength.

Tight security arrangements have been made in view of the rally, officials said. Armed jawans could be seen in different parts of Jind and some adjoining towns, including roads leading to the venue at Pandu Pindara village, on the outskirts of the Jind city.

A few Companies of paramilitary forces have also reached Jind. Police and security forces have been put on alert to prevent any untoward incident taking place during the rally.

The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti had earlier withdrawn their proposed protest rally in Jind tomorrow after talks with Khattar and Union Minister Birender Singh on Sunday night. The opposition parties, however, decided to protest in a peaceful manner.

State AAP chief Naveen Jaihind has announced presenting 'pakodas' to Shah over the BJP's alleged failure to generate the promised three lakh jobs for the youth in the last three years. Main opposition INLD had announced it will show black flags and balloons to protest failure of the BJP government on various fronts including the SYL canal issue.

With inputs from PTI

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