BJP chief Amit Shah will address public meetings in Narayanpet and Amangal, Telangana, today. (File)
As Rajasthan and Telangana go to polls on December 7, the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have intensified their campaigning in both the states.
Political stalwarts like BJP's Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Yogi Adityanath will be in Telangana today to address different public meetings while Rajnath Singh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Keshav Prasad Maurya will be in Rajasthan to campaign for the party.
TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is also expected to intensify campaigning in Telangana today with several public meetings lined up.
On Saturday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was in Rajasthan as he addressed youngsters in Udaipur and public meetings in Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Hanumangarh. At an election rally, the Congress president said PM Modi does not understand the foundation of Hinduism. It provoked sharp criticism from the BJP with the party calling him "confused" and top BJP leaders stepping up their attack.
Here are the LIVE updates from Assembly Election Campaigning:
BJP chief Amit Shah says Telnagana could have saved crores of rupees if elections happened in May.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a gathering in a public meeting at Tandur, Vikarabad, Telangana.
"There is going to be a tripartite battle. On one side are KCR and Chandrashekhar Rao who made Telangana kneel before AIMIM, another is Congress who sent Sidhu to hug Pakistan army chief and on the third side are nationalists led by PM Modi," says Amit Shah in Narayanpet, Telangana.
Following Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's remark that surgical strikes were conducted during UPA rule too but not publicised, Rajnath Singh says: "Why is he saying this now? Why did they not make the army's valour and efforts public? People have a right to know achievements of the army. He is suddenly realising this now?"
After addressing several public meetings in Rajasthan, I feel Vasundhara Raje is going to win a clear majority, says Union Minister Rajnath Singh.
Amit Shah says the BJP is against reservation on the basis of religion. "However, Telangana CM has proposed 12% reservation for the minorities," he adds.
Amit Shah reaches Narayanpet in Telangana. "Due to fear of Owaisi, KCR government no longer celebrates Liberation Day on September 17. If the BJP forms the government in the state, Hyderabad Liberation Day will be celebrated in a grand way," he says.
"Congress in its manifesto promised free electricity to Masjid and Churches but not for temples. Both the TRS and Congress are engaged in minority appeasement," he adds.
Sushma Swaraj in Bikaner, Rajasthan, says: "In over four years, we have freed people who were stuck in other countries. In Yemen, Kuwait... we brought them back. There are so many examples of our work. In all the states where the BJP is going to elections, it will be elected."
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party member Kavitha Kalvakuntla holds a road show at Yadapally of Bodhan constituency in Telangana.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses people in Alwar, Rajasthan.
"After independence, it was the Congress which ruled the country for 55-60years. Was it not enough time to enrich the country with natural resources," he says.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Kota, Rajasthan, says: "Congress gave us four Gandhis: Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The BJP gave us three Modis: Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and the one sitting in Ambani's lap Narendra Modi."
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will address a public meeting at Parade Grounds in Hyderabad today.
At an election rally in Rajasthan on Saturday, the Congress president said PM Modi does not understand the foundation of Hinduism. BJP chief Amit Shah too hit back at Mr Gandhi. Both of them were campaigning in Rajasthan that votes on December 7.
BJP chief Amit Shah will address public meetings in Narayanpet and Amangal, Telangana, today.